Definitions of ring

  1. a toroidal shape; " a ring of ships in the harbor"; " a halo of smoke"
  2. jewelry consisting of a circular band of a precious metal worn on the finger; " she had rings on every finger"
  3. 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"
  4. be around; " Developments surround the town"; " The river encircles the village"
  5. ( chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
  6. ring or echo with sound; " the hall resounded with laughter"
  7. an association of criminals; " police tried to break up the gang"; " a pack of thieves"
  8. 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"
  9. make ( bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; " Ring the bells"; " My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
  10. make a ringing sound
  11. a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
  12. a characteristic sound; " it has the ring of sincerity"
  13. 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
  14. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it ( as in studies of bird migration)
  15. 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"
  16. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; " ring birds"; " band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
  17. sound loudly and sonorously; " the bells rang"
  18. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.
  19. To make ( a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
  20. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
  21. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.
  22. To practice making music with bells.
  23. To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.
  24. To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
  25. To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.
  26. A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.
  27. Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
  28. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
  29. A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop.
  30. 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.
  31. A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena.
  32. An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting.
  33. A circular group of persons.
  34. The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium.
  38. A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, etc.
  39. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
  40. To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
  41. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.
  42. To rise in the air spirally.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Rang.
  47. Rung.
  48. Ringing.
  49. 1. A circular band surrounding a wide central opening. 2. In anatomy, annulus, any approximately circular structure surrounding an opening or a level area. 3. The chain of atoms in a closed- chain compound.
  50. A continuous substance inclosing a plane circular space, as femoral 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. To encircle: to fit with a ring.
  53. 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.
  54. To cause to sound, as a metal: to produce by ringing:- pa. t. rang, rung; pa. p. rung.
  55. A sound, esp. of metals: the sound of many voices: a chime of many bells.
  56. A circle; hoop; circular figure or group; ares.
  57. Rang, rung.
  58. Sound, as of a bell.
  59. To cause to sound, as a bell. & c.
  60. To sound, as a bell; be filled with sound.
  61. To encircle; supply with rings.
  62. To sound, as a bell; announce or proclaim, as by sounding bells.
  63. A circular band, as of gold for the finger.
  64. A circular area or arena.
  65. A group of tthings or persons in a circle; combination of persons, as in politics.
  66. The sound of, or as of, a bell.
  67. 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.
  68. A sound, particularly the sound of metals; any loud sound, or sound continued, repeated, or reverberated; a chime or set of bells harmonically tuned.
  69. To encircle; to fit with a ring or rings.
  70. To cause to sound, particularly by striking a metallic body; to sound aloud.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. To encircle; to fit or arm with a ring; to cut a ring of bark out of a tree.
  74. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body; to cause to sound; to tinkle; to be spread abroad, as, the whole town rang with the news.
  75. 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.

Antonyms for ring

loner, open chain, individualist.

Quotes of ring

  1. I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power. – Jeffrey Archer
  2. For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward. – Erma Bombeck
  3. I will always remember this summer day in Paris, when I was to perform a great acrobatic move. I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed circus along real performers. – Tony Curtis
  4. The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters. – George Foreman
  5. That's the great thing about a tractor. You can't really hear the phone ring – Jeff Foxworthy
  6. Some guys can do more talking in the ring other guys do posing, body building, whatever the hell they do in the ring But I don't have the big body, and I'm not the big smooth talker, but I can get in the ring and wrestle. – Owen Hart
  7. I didn't want to get that ring around my lips from practicing the trumpet, because I thought the girls wouldn't like me. So I never practiced. – Wynton Marsalis
  8. All politicians should have 3 hats- one to throw into the ring one to talk through, and one to pull rabbits out of if elected. – Carl Sandburg
  9. To lack intelligence is to be in the ring blindfolded. – David M. Shoup
  10. What I learned from that loss, and also another loss that I'm going to talk about later, was that when you're there, it's not good enough to be there, when you're there, you better walk away with that ring – Don Shula
  11. I'm 33 years old now. I really want that ring I got a taste of it here. – Latrell Sprewell
  12. Having Willie Stargell on your ball club is like having a diamond ring on your finger. – Chuck Tanner
  13. Mick's not good on his own problems, but he's very good at other people's. He's been wonderful over the years. I don't mean I ring him up every week, but he's fantastic. – Charlie Watts
  14. The studios are very much business. Maybe it was always that way. It is really commercial now. Judgments are made and directions are given to make the cash register ring – Dianne Wiest
  15. The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people. – Woodrow Wilson

Usage examples for ring

  1. " I hear John Henry's ring darling. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  2. It is best to form a ring about it so that no one shall escape us. – Garrick's Pupil by Auguston Filon
  3. Let's get down on the floor in a ring – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  4. " The second ring she said unconstrainedly, " is not the sign of a second marriage. – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  5. And if they don't the first time, you make him ring again. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  6. What good will it do to ring the bell while you are in the pilot- house, Christy? – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  7. " Did you ever see such a love of a ring – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  8. " Now," he said, " we can ring up for the first act." – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. Was that a ring – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  10. " The ring Milly repeated earnestly. – Probable Sons by Amy LeFeuvre
  11. He burgessed a gopper ring for it. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  12. He turned the ring on his finger. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  13. Her poetic gift was not great, but her verse is spirited, and has frequently a ring of genuine pathos. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  14. 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
  15. Amy, ring the bell, dear. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  16. They didn't ring true at all. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  17. There was a little ring in Amory's voice. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  18. " It's Aunt Lu's diamond ring – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  19. Glen turned back into the ring and walked to Gerard. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould

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