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  Definition of ring
  1. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
  5. a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
  6. 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. an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
  8. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
  9. a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
  10. 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"
  11. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
  12. sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
  13. make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
  14. ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
  15. be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"
Similar Words: band, hoop, ringing, tintinnabulation, gang, pack, mob, closed chain, halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring, call, telephone, call up, phone, peal, knell, resound, echo, reverberate, surround, environ, encircle, circle, round


See Also: ring out


Hyponyms: carabiner, karabiner, snap ring, curtain ring, key ring, napkin ring, nose ring, rim, tire, tyre, towel ring, annulet, engagement ring, mourning ring, ringlet, signet ring, seal ring, wedding ring, wedding band, boxing ring, prize ring, wrestling ring, bell ringing, nest, youth gang, heterocyclic ring, heterocycle, fairy ring, fairy circle, cell phone, call in, ding, dong, dingdong, tintinnabulate, peal, knell, toll, consonate, reecho, bong, twine, wreath, wreathe, girth, girt, begird, gird, cloister


Grouped Verbs: call


Entailments: dial


Part Meronyms: wagon wheel, barrel, cask


Member Meronyms: organized crime, gangland, gangdom


Derivational Morphology: band, hoop, resound, echo, reverberate, tintinnabulate, knell, peal, call, telephone, call up, phone, surround, environ, encircle, circle, round, ringing, tintinnabulation, telephone set, caller, caller-up, phoner, telephoner, telephony, phone call, telephone call, pealing, roll, rolling, toller, bell ringer, ringer, reverberation, sound reflection, replication, plangency, resonance, reverberance, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy, halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring, environment, environs, surroundings


Anagrams: grin


Language Translations:
Albanian: unazë   Breton: bizou and ring  
Catalan: anell and dringar and fer sonar   Chinese: 戒指 and 按鈴  
Croatian: prsten and ring   Dutch: bellen and luiden and ring  
Esperanto: ringo   Finnish: kehä and soida and soittaa and sormus  
French: anneau and sonner   German: läuten and Ring  
Hungarian: csenget and gyűrű   Italian: anello and suonare  
Japanese: 鳴る and 指輪   Korean: 가락지 and 울리다  
Latin: anulus   Latvian: gredzens  
Maltese: ċurkett   Norwegian: ring and ringe  
Polish: dzwonić and pierścionek and ring and uderzać   Portuguese: anel and tocar  
Romanian: bate and inel and suna   Russian: звонить and кольцо and ринг  
Slovak: prsteň and ring and zvoniť   Slovene: prstan and ring  
Spanish: anillo and sonar   Swedish: ring and ringa  
Telugu: ఉంగరం and గోదా   Turkish: yüzük  
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