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    ring - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ring

    Definition
    (noun) a characteristic sound
    Example Sentence
    • it has the ring of sincerity
    Definition
    (noun) a toroidal shape
    Synonyms : anchor ring , annulus , doughnut , halo
    Example Sentence
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke
    Definition
    (noun) a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    Synonyms : hoop
    Example Sentence
    • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse
    Definition
    (noun) (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
    Synonyms : closed chain
    Definition
    (noun) an association of criminals
    Synonyms : gang , mob , pack
    Example Sentence
    • police tried to break up the gang
    • a pack of thieves
    Definition
    (noun) the sound of a bell ringing
    Synonyms : ringing , tintinnabulation
    Example Sentence
    • the distinctive ring of the church bell
    • the ringing of the telephone
    • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells
    Definition
    (noun) a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle Definition
    (noun) jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
    Synonyms : band
    Example Sentence
    • she had rings on every finger
    • he noted that she wore a wedding band
    Definition
    (noun) a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
    Synonyms : band
    Definition
    (verb) sound loudly and sonorously
    Synonyms : peal
    Example Sentence
    • the bells rang
    Definition
    (verb) ring or echo with sound
    Synonyms : echo , resound , reverberate
    Example Sentence
    • the hall resounded with laughter
    Definition
    (verb) make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
    Synonyms : knell
    Example Sentence
    • Ring the bells
    • My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church
    Definition
    (verb) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
    Synonyms : call , call up , phone , telephone
    Example Sentence
    • I tried to call you all night
    • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning
    Definition
    (verb) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    Synonyms : border , environ , skirt , surround
    Example Sentence
    • The forest surrounds my property
    Definition
    (verb) attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
    Synonyms : band
    Example Sentence
    • ring birds
    • band the geese to observe their migratory patterns
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