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ring - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ring

Definition
(noun) a characteristic sound
Example Sentence
  • it has the ring of sincerity

Definition
(noun) a toroidal shape
Synonyms : anchor ring , annulus , doughnut , halo
Example Sentence
  • a ring of ships in the harbor
  • a halo of smoke

Definition
(noun) a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
Synonyms : hoop
Example Sentence
  • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse

Definition
(noun) (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
Synonyms : closed chain

Definition
(noun) an association of criminals
Synonyms : gang , mob , pack
Example Sentence
  • police tried to break up the gang
  • a pack of thieves

Definition
(noun) the sound of a bell ringing
Synonyms : ringing , tintinnabulation
Example Sentence
  • the distinctive ring of the church bell
  • the ringing of the telephone
  • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells

Definition
(noun) a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
Definition
(noun) jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
Synonyms : band
Example Sentence
  • she had rings on every finger
  • he noted that she wore a wedding band

Definition
(noun) a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
Synonyms : band

Definition
(verb) sound loudly and sonorously
Synonyms : peal
Example Sentence
  • the bells rang

Definition
(verb) ring or echo with sound
Synonyms : echo , resound , reverberate
Example Sentence
  • the hall resounded with laughter

Definition
(verb) make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
Synonyms : knell
Example Sentence
  • Ring the bells
  • My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church

Definition
(verb) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
Synonyms : call , call up , phone , telephone
Example Sentence
  • I tried to call you all night
  • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Definition
(verb) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
Synonyms : border , environ , skirt , surround
Example Sentence
  • The forest surrounds my property

Definition
(verb) attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
Synonyms : band
Example Sentence
  • ring birds
  • band the geese to observe their migratory patterns

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