1 a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
2 a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke" [syn: halo, annulus, anulus, 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" [syn: hoop]
4 (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop [syn: closed chain] [ant: open chain]
5 an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: gang, pack, mob]
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 [syn: ringing, tintinnabulation]
7 a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
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" [syn: band]
9 a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) [syn: band]
1 sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang" [syn: peal]
3 make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church" [syn: knell]
4 be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village" [syn: surround, environ, encircle, circle, round]
5 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" [syn: call, telephone, call up, phone]
6 attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns" [syn: band] [also: rung, rang]
The mathematics sense was introduced by mathematician David Hilbert in 1892, a contraction of the German Zahlring. (Reference: Harvey Cohn, Advanced Number Theory, page 49.)
- A circumscribing object (looking like an annual ring, earring, finger ring, etc.)
- A round piece of (precious) metal worn around the finger.
- A bird band, a round piece of metal put around a bird's leg used for identification and studies of migration.
- A place where some sports take place; as, a boxing ring.
- A circular arena where circus acts take place, a circus ring.
- A group of people, usually involving some unethical or illegal practices; as a Crime ring.
- An algebraic
structure which is a
group under addition and a monoid under multiplication.
- The set of integers, \mathbb, is the prototypical ring.
- A planar geometrical figure included between two concentric circles.
- A formation of various pieces of material orbiting around a planet.
- An old English measure of corn equal to the coomb or half a quarter.
- 1866: The ring is common in the Huntingdonshire accounts of Ramsey Abbey. It was equal to half a quarter, i.e., is identical with the coomb of the eastern counties. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 168.
a round piece of (precious) metal worn around the finger
- Albanian: unazë
- Breton: bizou
- Catalan: anell
- Chinese: 戒指 (jièzhǐ)
- Croatian: prsten
- Czech: prsten
- Dutch: ring
- Erzya: суркс (surks)
- Esperanto: ringo
- Finnish: sormus
- French: anneau, bague
- German: Ring
- Hungarian: gyűrű
- Italian: anello
- Japanese: 指輪
- Korean: 가락지 (garagji), 반지 (半指, banji)
- Kurdish: ,
- Latin: anulus
- Latvian: gredzens
- Maltese: ċurkett
- Norwegian: ring
- Polish: pierścionek (with stone), obrączka (without stone)
- Portuguese: anel
- Romanian: inel
- Russian: кольцо (kol’tsó) , перстень (p'érst'en')
- Scottish Gaelic: fàinne
- Slovak: prsteň , obrúčka (wedding ring)
- Slovene: prstan
- Spanish: anillo
- Swedish: ring
- Telugu: ఉంగరం (uMgaraM)
- Turkish: yüzük
a round piece of metal
a place where some sports take place
an arena where circus acts take place
a group of people
- Finnish: rinki
- German: Ring
- Japanese: 一味
- Polish: klika
- Russian: клика (klíka)
algebra: an algebraic structure
geometry: a planar geometrical figure
astronomy: a formation of various pieces of material orbiting around a planet
an old English measure of corn
- To surround or
- The inner city was ringed with dingy industrial areas.
- To cut a ring around.
- They ringed the trees to make the clearing easier next year.
- To attach a ring to.
- Only ringed hogs may forage in the commons.
to surround or enclose
- Japanese: 囲む
Etymology 2Verb is from Old English hringan.
the resonant sound of a bell, or a sound resembling it
- Japanese: 響き
a pleasant or correct sound
- Japanese: 響き
a telephone call
- Japanese: 電話
- intransitive figurative To produce the
sound of a bell or a
- Whose mobile phone is ringing?
- transitive figurative To make a
(church) bell produce sound.
- The deliveryman rang the doorbell to drop off a parcel.
- intransitive figurative Of something
spoken or written, to appear to be, to seem, to sound.
- That does not ring true.
- To telephone someone.
- I will ring you when we arrive.
to produce the sound of a bell or a similar sound
- Catalan: dringar, trucar (only door-bell)
- Chinese: 按鈴 (ànlíng)
- Czech: zvonit
- Dutch: bellen, klinken
- Finnish: soida
- French: sonner
- German: läuten, klingeln
- Hungarian: csenget
- Italian: suonare
- Japanese: 鳴る
- Korean: 울리다 (ullida)
- Norwegian: ringe
- Polish: dzwonić
- Portuguese: tocar
- Romanian: suna
- Russian: звонить (zvonít’)
- Slovak: zvoniť
- Spanish: sonar
- Swedish: ringa
to make a (church) bell produce sound
of something spoken or written, to appear to be, to seem, to sound
- German: klingen
- Japanese: 聞こえる
- Russian: звучать (zvučát’)
- Swedish: låta
to telephone someone
- ring (place where some sports take place; boxing ring and similar)
Nounde ring (plural: ringen)
- to sway
Old High German
EtymologyCommon Germanic *hrengaz
- ring; a circular piece of material
- ring; the place where sports such as boxing takes place
- ring; an algebraic structure
- ring; a planar geometrical figure
- ring; a collection of material orbiting some planets
- one of the (usually three) years in the gymnasium
- Ann började nyss andra ring = Ann recently began her second year at the gymnasium.
- imperative form of ringa
Ring may refer to:
Science and engineering
- Planetary ring, a flat disc-shaped ring of matter orbiting a planet
- Ring circuit, electrical wiring technique
- Piston ring, an automotive part, an open-ended ring that fits into a groove on the outer diameter of a piston
- Cyclic compound, a series of carbon atoms connected in the form of a loop or ring.
- Ring armature, in electric motors such as on a Gramme machine
- Internal abdominal ring (annulus inguinalis abdominis; internal or deep abdominal ring): situated in the transversalis fascia, midway between the anterior superior iliac spine and the symphysis pubis
- Femoral ring, the base of the femoral canal
- Vascular ring a congenital defect in which there is an abnormal formation of the aorta and/or its surrounding blood vessels
- The Rings, or Zangha (1985), an Iranian horror film
(film), or Ringu (1998), a Japanese horror film based on the
- Ring 2, the 1999 Japanese film sequel
Ring (film) (2002), an American adaptation of the Japanese film
- The Ring Two, the American film sequel
- Rings (short film) a 2005 American horror short film by Jonathan Liebesman
- Ring, County Waterford, a village in the Republic of Ireland
- Ring (diacritic), as in "Åmål"
- Canal ring, a circular canal route
- Ring road, or Beltway, a highway around a city
- Ring, the Latin word and British slang term for anus
- Six pack rings plastic rings that are used in shipping and packaging of beverages
- Ring Mountain, a volcanic peak in British Columbia, Canada
ring in Bosnian: Prsten (čvor)
ring in Chuvash: Ункă
ring in Danish: Ring
ring in German: Ring
ring in Spanish: Anillo
ring in Esperanto: Ringo
ring in French: Anneau
ring in Korean: 링
ring in Croatian: Prsten
ring in Italian: Anello
ring in Hebrew: טבעת (פירושונים)
ring in Lombard: Anell
ring in Hungarian: Gyűrű
ring in Dutch: Ring
ring in Japanese: リング
ring in Norwegian: Ring
ring in Norwegian Nynorsk: Ring
ring in Low German: Ring
ring in Polish: Pierścień
ring in Portuguese: Anel
ring in Quechua: Siwi
ring in Russian: Кольцо
ring in Serbian: Прстен
ring in Swedish: Ring
ring in Thai: ริง
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