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.
  2. To sound, as a bell; announce or proclaim, as by sounding bells.
  3. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.
  4. To make ( a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
  5. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
  6. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
  7. To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
  8. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.
  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.
  10. To encircle: to fit with a ring.
  11. To cause to sound, as a metal: to produce by ringing:- pa. t. rang, rung; pa. p. rung.
  12. To cause to sound, as a bell. & c.
  13. To encircle; supply with rings.
  14. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.
  15. To practice making music with bells.
  16. To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.
  17. To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
  18. To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.
  19. To rise in the air spirally.
  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.
  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.
  22. To sound, as a bell; be filled with sound.
  23. make a ringing sound
  24. To encircle; to fit with a ring or rings.
  25. To cause to sound, particularly by striking a metallic body; to sound aloud.
  26. To encircle; to fit or arm with a ring; to cut a ring of bark out of a tree.
  27. Ringing.
  28. Rung.
  29. ( chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
  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"
  31. a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
  32. a characteristic sound; " it has the ring of sincerity"
  33. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it ( as in studies of bird migration)
  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"
  35. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; " ring birds"; " band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
  36. sound loudly and sonorously; " the bells rang"
  37. A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.
  38. Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
  39. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
  40. A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop.
  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.
  42. A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena.
  43. An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting.
  44. A circular group of persons.
  45. The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles.
  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.
  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.
  48. An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium.
  49. A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, etc.
  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.
  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.
  52. A sound, esp. of metals: the sound of many voices: a chime of many bells.
  53. A circle; hoop; circular figure or group; ares.
  54. Sound, as of a bell.
  55. A circular band, as of gold for the finger.
  56. A circular area or arena.
  57. A group of tthings or persons in a circle; combination of persons, as in politics.
  58. The sound of, or as of, a bell.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  63. Rang.
  64. Rang, rung.