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Ring meaning

ring - 33 dictionary results

  1. 1. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it ( as in studies of bird migration)
  2. 2. jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal ( often set with jewels) worn on the finger; " she had rings on every finger"; " he noted that she wore a wedding band"
  3. 3. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; " ring birds"; " band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
  4. 4. sound loudly and sonorously; " the bells rang"
  5. 5. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.
  6. 6. To make ( a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
  7. 7. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
  8. 8. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.
  9. 9. To practice making music with bells.
  10. 10. To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.
  11. 11. To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
  12. 12. To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.
  13. 13. A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.
  14. 14. Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
  15. 15. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
  16. 16. A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop.
  17. 17. Specifically, a circular ornament of gold or other precious material worn on the finger, or attached to the ear, the nose, or some other part of the person; as, a wedding ring.
  18. 18. A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena.
  19. 19. An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting.
  20. 20. A circular group of persons.
  21. 21. The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles.
  22. 22. The solid generated by the revolution of a circle, or other figure, about an exterior straight line ( as an axis) lying in the same plane as the circle or other figure.
  23. 23. An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium.
  24. 24. A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, etc.
  25. 25. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
  26. 26. To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
  27. 27. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.
  28. 28. To rise in the air spirally.
  29. 29. A circle; hoop; circular figure or group; ares.
  30. 30. Rang, rung.
  31. 31. Sound, as of a bell.
  32. 32. To cause to sound, as a bell. & c.
  33. 33. To sound, as a bell; be filled with sound.

ring - examples of usage

  1. I'll ring up his home and ask whether he's back. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Ring up Sturrocks's and tell them I'm coming. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. If you want anything, you've only got to ring. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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