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Definitions of ring

  1. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body; to practise the art of ringing bells; to tinkle; to be filled with talk. To ring the changes upon, to use in various senses. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To sound, as a bell; announce or proclaim, as by sounding bells. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To cause to sound, as metal when struck; to produce (a sound), as by striking a bell; as, ring the alarm; proclaim aloud or abroad; as, ring in the year; to put a ring around; encircle; to fit or decorate with a ring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To encircle: to fit with a ring. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To cause to sound, as a metal: to produce by ringing:-pa.t. rang, rung; pa.p. rung. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To cause to sound, as a bell. &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To encircle; supply with rings. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To practice making music with bells. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To rise in the air spirally. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To sound, as a bell when struck; to sound loudly and clearly; as, his voice rang out; resound; as, the woods ring with song; to cause a bell to sound; as, to ring for a maid; to be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To sound as a bell when struck: to tinkle: to practice the art of ringing bells: to continue to sound: to be filled with report. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To sound, as a bell; be filled with sound. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. make a ringing sound Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. To encircle; to fit with a ring or rings. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To cause to sound, particularly by striking a metallic body; to sound aloud. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To encircle; to fit or arm with a ring; to cut a ring of bark out of a tree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Ringing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Rung. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. A circular group of persons. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. An instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. The sound made by a bell or by metals made to vibrate; a circle; a hoop or circular band; a small hoop of gold, etc., worn as an ornament, usually on the finger or attached to the ear; a space set off for contests or displays; as, a circus ring; a race course; a combination of men, usually for a selfish aim or purpose; as, a political ring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. A circle: a small hoop, usually of metal, worn on the finger as an ornament: a circular area for races, etc.: a circular group of persons: a clique or combination for selfish purposes in politics: the prize ring, the occupation of the pugilist. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  52. A sound, esp. of metals: the sound of many voices: a chime of many bells. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  53. A circle; hoop; circular figure or group; ares. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  54. Sound, as of a bell. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  55. A circular band, as of gold for the finger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. A circular area or arena. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. A group of tthings or persons in a circle; combination of persons, as in politics. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. The sound of, or as of, a bell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. A circle, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop; a circular course or area; a group round; a combination for private ends; the pugilistic class. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  60. A sound, particularly the sound of metals; any loud sound, or sound continued, repeated, or reverberated; a chime or set of bells harmonically tuned. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  61. Anything in the form of a circle; a small hoop of gold, variously ornamented, worn as on the finger; a hoop; a circular course; the betting arena on a race-course. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  62. The sound as of a bell or a metallic body; the loud repeated sounds, as of voices in acclamation; a peal or chime of bells. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  63. Rang. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  64. Rang, rung. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for ring

  1. They didn't ring true at all. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  2. On the evening of that day the old King came and asked, " Did you get my grandmother's ring – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
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