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Verb: ring (rang,rung)  ring
  1. Sound loudly and sonorously
    "the bells rang";
    - peal
     
  2. Fill for a short time with sound and echoes
    "the hall rang with laughter";
    - resound, echo, reverberate
     
  3. Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
    "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church";
    - knell, knoll [archaic]
     
  4. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
    "I tried to ring you all night";
    - call, telephone, call up, phone
     
  5. Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    "The forest rings my property";
    - surround, environ, skirt, border
     
  6. Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
    "ring birds";
    - band
Noun: ring  ring
  1. A characteristic sound
    "it has the ring of sincerity"
     
  2. A toroidal shape
    "a ring of ships in the harbour";
    - halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ring
     
  3. 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 ring for tying a horse";
    - hoop
     
  4. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
    - closed chain
     
  5. An association of criminals
    "police tried to break up the ring";
    - gang, pack, mob
     
  6. The sound of a bell ringing
    "the distinctive ring of the church bell";
    - ringing, tintinnabulation
     
  7. A platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
     
  8. Jewellery consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
    "she had rings on every finger";
    - band
     
  9. A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
    - band

Sounds like: rights, writes, rites, wr, ring

Derived forms: rang, ringing, rung, rings

See also: ring out

Type of: adjoin, association, attach, band, chain, chemical chain, contact, go, jewellery [Brit, Cdn], jewelry [N. Amer], meet, platform, slip, sound, strip, telecommunicate, toroid, touch

Part of: barrel, cask, gangdom, gangland, organised crime [Brit], organized crime, wagon wheel

Encyclopedia: Ring, Wisconsin