Definition of Ring

1. Noun. A characteristic sound. "It has the ring of sincerity"

Generic synonyms: Sound

2. Verb. Sound loudly and sonorously. "The bells rang"
Exact synonyms: Peal
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Specialized synonyms: Ding, Dingdong, Dong, Tintinnabulate, Peal, Knell
Derivative terms: Peal, Pealing, Ringing
Also: Ring Out

3. Noun. A toroidal shape. "A halo of smoke"
Exact synonyms: Anchor Ring, Annulus, Doughnut, Halo
Specialized synonyms: Fairy Circle, Fairy Ring
Generic synonyms: Toroid

4. Verb. Ring or echo with sound. "The woods ring with many kinds of birds "; "The hall resounded with laughter"
Exact synonyms: Echo, Resound, Reverberate
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Specialized synonyms: Consonate, Reecho, Reecho, Bong
Derivative terms: Echo, Resonant, Reverberance, Reverberant, Reverberation, Reverberative, Ringing

5. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Hoop
Generic synonyms: Band
Group relationships: Barrel, Cask, Wagon Wheel
Specialized synonyms: Carabiner, Karabiner, Snap Ring, Collar, Curtain Ring, Key Ring, Napkin Ring, Nose Ring, Rim, Rim, Tire, Tyre, Towel Ring
Derivative terms: Hoop

6. Verb. Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification. "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
Exact synonyms: Knell
Causes: Go, Sound
Generic synonyms: Sound
Specialized synonyms: Toll
Derivative terms: Knell, Ringer, Ringing

7. Noun. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop.
Exact synonyms: Closed Chain
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Chain, Chemical Chain
Specialized synonyms: Heterocycle, Heterocyclic Ring
Antonyms: Open Chain

8. Verb. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone. "They ring "; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
Exact synonyms: Call, Call Up, Phone, Telephone
Category relationships: Telephone, Telephony
Specialized synonyms: Cell Phone, Call In
Entails: Dial
Generic synonyms: Telecommunicate
Related verbs: Call
Derivative terms: Call, Caller, Phone, Phoner, Telephone, Telephone, Telephoner

9. Noun. An association of criminals. "A pack of thieves"
Exact synonyms: Gang, Mob, Pack
Generic synonyms: Association
Specialized synonyms: Nest, Youth Gang
Group relationships: Gangdom, Gangland, Organized Crime
Member holonyms: Gangster, Mobster
Derivative terms: Gangdom, Gangster, Mobster

10. Verb. Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle. "The forest surrounds my property"
Exact synonyms: Border, Environ, Skirt, Surround
Generic synonyms: Adjoin, Contact, Meet, Touch
Specialized synonyms: Fringe, Gird, Girdle, Cloister, Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In, Hem In, Cloister
Derivative terms: Border, Border, Border, Surround, Surroundings

11. Noun. The sound of a bell ringing. "The tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"
Exact synonyms: Ringing, Tintinnabulation
Generic synonyms: Sound
Specialized synonyms: Bell Ringing
Derivative terms: Tintinnabulate

12. Verb. Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify. "Band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
Exact synonyms: Band
Generic synonyms: Attach

13. Noun. A platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle.
Specialized synonyms: Boxing Ring, Prize Ring, Sumo Ring, Wrestling Ring
Terms within: Canvas, Canvass
Generic synonyms: Platform

14. Noun. Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger. "He noted that she wore a wedding band"
Exact synonyms: Band
Specialized synonyms: Annulet, Engagement Ring, Mourning Ring, Ringlet, Seal Ring, Signet Ring, Wedding Band, Wedding Ring
Generic synonyms: Jewellery, Jewelry

15. Noun. A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration).
Exact synonyms: Band
Generic synonyms: Slip, Strip

Definition of Ring

1. v. t. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.

2. v. i. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.

3. n. A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.

4. n. A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop.

5. v. t. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.

6. v. i. To rise in the air spirally.

Definition of Ring

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=) for a maker of rings as jewelry or as in harness. ¹

2. Noun. A circumscribing object, (roughly) circular and hollow, looking like an annual ring, earring, finger ring etc. ¹

3. Noun. A round piece of (precious) metal worn around the finger. ¹

4. Noun. (British) A bird band, a round piece of metal put around a bird's leg used for identification and studies of migration. ¹

5. Noun. A piece of food in the shape of a ring, as in onion ring ¹

6. Noun. A place where some sports or exhibitions take place; notably a circular or comparable arena, such as a boxing ring or a circus ring; hence the field of a political contest. ¹

7. Noun. An exclusive group of people, usually involving some unethical or illegal practices; as a crime ring, prostitution ring, etc. ¹

8. Noun. (geometry) A planar geometrical figure included between two concentric circles. ¹

9. Noun. (U.K.) Burner. ¹

10. Noun. (astronomy) A formation of various pieces of material orbiting around a planet. ¹

11. Noun. (typography) A diacritical mark in the shape of a hollow circle placed above or under the letter; a krou┼żek. ¹

12. Noun. (historical) An old English measure of corn equal to the coomb or half a quarter. ¹

13. Noun. (British) a large circular prehistoric stone construction such as Stonehenge. ¹

14. Noun. (computing theory) A hierarchical level of privilege in a computer system, usually at hardware level, used to protect data and functionality (also ''protection ring''). ¹

15. Noun. In a jack plug, the connector between the tip and the sleeve. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To surround or enclose. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To make an incision around; to girdle. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To attach a ring to, especially for identification. ¹

19. Verb. (context: falconry) To rise in the air spirally. ¹

20. Noun. The resonant sound of a bell, or a sound resembling it. ¹

21. Noun. (figuratively) A pleasant or correct sound. ¹

22. Noun. (colloquial) A telephone call. ¹

23. Verb. (ergative) Of a bell, to produce sound; to make a bell produce sound. ¹

24. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) To produce the sound of a bell or a similar sound. ¹

25. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) Of something spoken or written, to appear to be, to seem, to sound. ¹

26. Verb. (colloquial British NZ) To telephone someone. ¹

27. Verb. (ambitransitive) to resound, reverberate, echo ¹

28. Noun. (algebra) An algebraic structure which consists of a set with two binary operations, an additive operation and a multiplicative operation, such that the set is an abelian group under the additive operation, a monoid under the multiplicative operation, and such that the multiplicative operation is distributive with respect to the additive operation. ¹

29. Noun. (algebra) An algebraic structure as above, but only required to be a semigroup under the multiplicative operation, that is, there need not be a multiplicative identity element. ¹

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Definition of Ring

1. to form a ring (a circular band) around [v -ED, -ING, -S] / to give forth a clear, resonant sound [v RANG, RUNG, RINGING, RINGS]

Medical Definition of Ring

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. "Place me. O, place me in the dusty ring, Where youthful charioteers contened for glory." (E. Smith) 4. An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting. "The road was an institution, the ring was an institution." 5. A circular group of persons. "And hears the Muses in a Aye round about Jove's alter sing." (Milton) 6. The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles. 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. 7. 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. An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. 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, a graphic formula in the shape of a closed ring, as in the case of benzene, pyridine, etc. Ring mail, a kind of mail made of small steel rings sewed upon a garment of leather or of cloth. Ring micrometer. The ring ousel. The prize ring, the ring in which prize fighters contend; prize fighters, collectively. The ring. The body of sporting men who bet on horse races. The prize ring. Origin: AS. Hring, hrinc; akin to Fries. Hring, D. & G. Ring, OHG. Ring, hring, Icel. Hringr, DAn. & SW. Ring; cf. Russ. Krug'. Cf. Harangue, Rank a row,Rink. 1. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle. "Ring these fingers." 2. 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. Origin: Ringed; Ringing. To rise in the air spirally. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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