Pronunciation: rĭng
v. t.1.To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.
[imp. Rang (răng) or Rung (rŭng); p. p. Rung; p. pr. & vb. n. Ringing.]
2.To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
3.To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
To ring a peal
to ring a set of changes on a chime of bells.
To ring the changes upon
See under Change.
To ring in
to usher, attend on, or celebrate, by the ringing of bells; as, to ring out the old year and ring in the new.
To ring the bells backward
to sound the chimes, reversing the common order; - formerly done as a signal of alarm or danger.
- Tennyson
v. i.1.To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.
Why ring not out the bells?
- Shak.
2.To practice making music with bells.
3.To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.
The hall with harp and carol rang.
- Tennyson.
My ears still ring with noise.
- Dryden.
4.To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
5.To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.
n.1.A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.
2.Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
3.A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
As great and tunable a ring of bells as any in the world.
- Fuller.
1.A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop.
2.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.
Upon his thumb he had of gold a ring.
- Chaucer.
The dearest ring in Venice will I give you.
- Shak.
3.A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena.
4.An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting.
5.A circular group of persons.
6.(Geom.) The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles.
7.(Astron. & Navigation) 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.
8.(Bot.) An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium.
9.A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, etc.
The ruling ring at Constantinople.
- E. A. Freeman.
Ring armor
armor composed of rings of metal. See Ring mail, below, and Chain mail, under Chain.
Ring blackbird
(Zool.) the ring ousel.
Ring canal
(Zool.) the circular water tube which surrounds the esophagus of echinoderms.
Ring dotterel
(Zool.) See Dotterel, and Illust. of Pressiroster.
Ring dropper
a sharper who pretends to have found a ring (dropped by himself), and tries to induce another to buy it as valuable, it being worthless.
Ring fence
See under Fence.
Ring finger
the third finger of the left hand, or the next the little finger, on which the ring is placed in marriage.
Ring formula
(Chem.) a graphic formula in the shape of a closed ring, as in the case of benzene, pyridine, etc. See Illust. under Benzene.
Ring mail
a kind of mail made of small steel rings sewed upon a garment of leather or of cloth.
Ring micrometer
(Astron.) See Circular micrometer, under Micrometer.
Saturn's rings
See Saturn.
Ring ousel
(Zool.) See Ousel.
Ring parrot
(Zool.) any one of several species of Old World parrakeets having a red ring around the neck, especially Palæornis torquatus, common in India, and Palæornis Alexandri of Java.
Ring plover
a - (Zool.) The ringed dotterel
b - Any one of several small American plovers having a dark ring around the neck, as the semipalmated plover (Ægialitis semipalmata).
Ring snake
(Zool.) a small harmless American snake (Diadophis punctatus) having a white ring around the neck. The back is ash-colored, or sage green, the belly of an orange red.
Ring stopper
(Naut.) See under Stopper.
Ring thrush
(Zool.) the ring ousel.
The prize ring
the ring in which prize fighters contend; prize fighters, collectively.
The ring
a - The body of sporting men who bet on horse races
b - The prize ring.
v. t.1.To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
[imp. & p. p. Ringed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ringing.]
2.(Hort.) To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
3.To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.
v. i.1.(Falconry) To rise in the air spirally.
Noun1.Ringring - a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
2.ring - a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
3.ring - 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"
Synonyms: hoop
4.ring - (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
Synonyms: closed chain
5.ring - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
Synonyms: gang, mob, pack
6.Ringring - the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so volumnously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
7.ring - a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
8.ring - 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"
Synonyms: band
9.ring - a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
Synonyms: band
Verb1.ring - sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
Synonyms: peal
2.ring - ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
3.ring - make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
Synonyms: knell
4.ring - be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"
5.ring - get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
6.ring - attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
Synonyms: band
To see a ring on your finger in your dream, signifies your commitment to a relationship or a successful new endeavour. It also indicates your loyalty to your ideals, responsibilities, and beliefs. To see a broken ring in your dream, signifies an attack on your loyalty. It is indicative of disappointments and separation. To dream that you lose a ring or someone has stolen your ring, suggests that you will lose something or someone near and dear to you. To dream that you receive a ring, denotes that your suspicions and worries over you lover will end. You will come to realize that he is true to his heart and will devote him self to your interest.Bund, Chinese boxing, DDD, Kekule formula, O, Rochdale cooperative, affiliation, agora, alliance, amphitheater, anklet, annular muscle, annulet, annulus, anthelion, antisun, arena, areola, armlet, armory, assemblage, association, athletic field, atomic cluster, auditorium, aura, aureole, awake the dead, axis, background, badge, badge of office, badges, bandeau, bangle, baton, beads, bear garden, bearing, begird, bell, belt, belt in, benzene ring, bijou, bilge, bind, blain, blast, blast the ear, blazonry, bleb, blister, blob, bloc, body, bong, boom, border, boss, bout, bow, bowl, boxing, boxing match, boxing ring, bracelet, branched chain, brassard, breastpin, brooch, brotherhood, bubble, bulb, bulge, bull ring, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, busy signal, button, buzz, cabal, cadre, cahot, call, call up, camarilla, camp, campus, canvas, cap and gown, cartel, cell, cestus, chain, chain of office, 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ensigns, ensphere, envelop, equator, eternal return, eye, eyelet, faction, fairy ring, fasces, fascia, federation, field, fighting, figurehead, fill the air, finger ring, fisticuffs, flange, flap, fleur-de-lis, floor, fob, forum, fraternity, free trade area, gall, gang, garland, gem, gird, girdle, girt, girth, give a ring, gland, glory, gnarl, gong, great circle, grommet, ground, group, grouping, guild, gym, gymnasium, hall, halo, hammer and sickle, handle, hang up, hem, heraldry, heterocycle, hill, hippodrome, hold the phone, homocycle, hoop, hump, hunch, infighting, ingroup, inner circle, insignia, jangle, jangling, jewel, jingle-jangle, jinglejangle, jingling, jog, joggle, junta, junto, keys, knell, knelling, knob, knoll, knot, knur, knurl, lapel pin, lasso, lattice, league, lip, listen in, lists, livery, local call, locale, locket, logical circle, long distance, long-distance call, looplet, lump, lunar corona, lunar halo, mace, machine, magic circle, make a call, mantle, marketplace, markings, mat, medal, milieu, miter, mob, mobile call, mock moon, mock sun, mole, molecule, mountain, neckband, necklace, nevus, nimbus, noose, nose ring, nub, nubbin, nubble, old school tie, open forum, orbit, organization, outfit, pack, palaestra, pallium, papilloma, parade ground, paraselene, parhelic circle, parhelion, partnership, party, pastoral staff, peal ringing, pealing, peg, person-to-person call, phone, phone call, pin, pit, place, platform, political machine, precinct, precious stone, prize ring, prizefight, prizefighting, public square, pugilism, purlieu, quoit, radical, radius, rainbow, range, rattle the windows, red hat, regalia, rend the air, rend the ears, resonate, resonating, reverberate, reverberating, reverberation, rhinestone, rib, ridge, ring changes, ring off, ring up, ringing, ringlet, rink, rise, rock the sky, rondelle, rose, round, roundel, roundlet, saucer, savate, scene, scene of action, scenery, school ring, secret society, set, setting, shadowboxing, shamrock, shoulder, side chain, sigillography, simple radical, sisterhood, site, skull and crossbones, society, solar corona, solar halo, sorority, sound a knell, sounding, space-lattice, spar, sphere, sphincter, sphragistics, spine, split the eardrums, split the ears, squared circle, stadium, staff, stage, stage set, stage setting, staple, startle the echoes, station-to-station call, stickpin, stone, straight chain, stud, stun, style, sun dog, surge, swastika, swell, tab, tartan, team, telephone, telephone call, terrain, the clinches, the fights, the ring, theater, thistle, thunder, tiara, tie, tilting ground, tiltyard, tin, ting, ting-a-ling, tingle, tingling, tink, tinkle, tinkling, tinnitus, tintinnabulate, toll, toll call, tolling, torque, triple crown, tubercle, tubercule, twine around, uniform, union, verge, verruca, vesicle, vicious circle, wale, walk, wampum, wand, wart, washer, we-group, welt, wheel, wreath, wreathe, wreathe around, wrestling ring, wristband, wristlet, zodiac, zone
Translate Ring to Spanish, Translate Ring to German, Translate Ring to French
-- Ring --
Ring armature
ring armor
ring armour
ring blackbird
Ring canal
ring containment
ring dance
ring disease
Ring dotterel
Ring dropper
Ring dropping
Ring fence
ring finger
Ring formula
ring girl
Ring Lardner
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