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Noun index has 5 senses
  1. index - a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
    --1 is a kind of
    scale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series
    --1 has particulars: margin of safety, safety margin, margin of error
    Derived form: verb index3
  2. index, index number, indicant, indicator - a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    --2 is a kind of fact
    --2 has particulars:
     business index; leading indicator; price index, price level; short account; stock index, stock market index
  3. exponent, power, index - a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
    --3 is a kind of mathematical notation
    --3 has particulars: degree; logarithm, log
  4. index - an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
    --4 is a kind of
    list, listing
    --4 is a part of back matter, end matter
    --4 has part: key word
    --4 has particulars: concordance
    Derived forms: verb index2, verb index1
  5. index, index finger, forefinger - the finger next to the thumb
    --5 is a kind of finger
Verb index has 3 senses
  1. index - list in an index
    --1 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun index4, noun indexer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. index - provide with an index; "index the book"
    --2 is one way to
    supply, provide, render, furnish
    Derived forms: noun index4, noun indexer1, noun indexing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. index - adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices"
    --3 is one way to
    determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate
    Derived forms: noun index1, noun indexation1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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