Definitions for ring

Definitions for (noun) ring

Main entry: band, ring

Definition: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

Main entry: hoop, ring

Definition: a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling

Usage: there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse

Main entry: ring, band

Definition: jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger

Usage: she had rings on every finger; he noted that she wore a wedding band

Main entry: ring

Definition: a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle

Main entry: ring

Definition: a characteristic sound

Usage: it has the ring of sincerity

Main entry: ring, ringing, tintinnabulation

Definition: the sound of a bell ringing

Usage: 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--E. A. Poe

Main entry: gang, ring, mob, pack

Definition: an association of criminals

Usage: police tried to break up the gang; a pack of thieves

Main entry: closed chain, ring

Definition: (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop

Main entry: doughnut, anchor ring, annulus, halo, ring

Definition: a toroidal shape

Usage: a ring of ships in the harbor; a halo of smoke

Definitions for (verb) ring

Main entry: ring, phone, call, call up, telephone

Definition: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

Usage: I tried to call you all night; Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Main entry: band, ring

Definition: attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify

Usage: ring birds; band the geese to observe their migratory patterns

Main entry: skirt, environ, surround, ring, border

Definition: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

Usage: The forest surrounds my property

Main entry: ring, peal

Definition: sound loudly and sonorously

Usage: the bells rang

Main entry: knell, ring

Definition: make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification

Usage: Ring the bells; My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church

Main entry: echo, resound, reverberate, ring

Definition: ring or echo with sound

Usage: the hall resounded with laughter

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