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Meaning & Definition of Ring in English

English

Ring

/rɪŋ/

noun

1. A characteristic sound

  • "It has the ring of sincerity"
    synonym:
  • ring

2. A toroidal shape

  • "A ring of ships in the harbor"
  • "A halo of smoke"
    synonym:
  • ring
  • ,
  • 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 hoop for tying a horse"
    synonym:
  • hoop
  • ,
  • ring

4. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop

    synonym:
  • closed chain
  • ,
  • ring

5. An association of criminals

  • "Police tried to break up the gang"
  • "A pack of thieves"
    synonym:
  • gang
  • ,
  • pack
  • ,
  • ring
  • ,
  • mob

6. The sound of a bell ringing

  • "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
    synonym:
  • ring
  • ,
  • ringing
  • ,
  • tintinnabulation

7. A platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle

    synonym:
  • ring

8. 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"
    synonym:
  • ring
  • ,
  • band

9. A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

    synonym:
  • band
  • ,
  • ring

verb

1. Sound loudly and sonorously

  • "The bells rang"
    synonym:
  • ring
  • ,
  • peal

2. Ring or echo with sound

  • "The hall resounded with laughter"
    synonym:
  • resound
  • ,
  • echo
  • ,
  • ring
  • ,
  • reverberate

3. Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification

  • "Ring the bells"
  • "My uncle rings every sunday at the local church"
    synonym:
  • ring
  • ,
  • knell

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • call
  • ,
  • telephone
  • ,
  • call up
  • ,
  • phone
  • ,
  • ring

5. Extend on all sides of simultaneously

  • Encircle
  • "The forest surrounds my property"
    synonym:
  • surround
  • ,
  • environ
  • ,
  • ring
  • ,
  • skirt
  • ,
  • border

6. Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify

  • "Ring birds"
  • "Band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
    synonym:
  • ring
  • ,
  • band

Examples of using

If I die, I want you to keep this ring.
The ring is cursed.
The ring is cursed.