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Definition 1: jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she had rings on every finger
  • he noted that she wore a wedding band

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

(... is a kind of ring ) a ring given and worn as a sign of betrothal

(... is a kind of ring ) a ring worn as a memorial to a dead person

(... is a kind of ring ) a small ring

(... is a kind of ring ) a ring bearing a signet

(... is a kind of ring ) a ring (usually plain gold) given to the bride (and sometimes one is also given to the groom) at the wedding

Definition 2: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Definition 3: a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)

(... is a kind of ring ) a circular hoop for holding a towel

(... is a kind of ring ) hoop that covers a wheel

"automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"

(... is a kind of ring ) (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended

"the ball hit the rim and bounced off"

(... is a kind of ring ) the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

(... is a kind of ring ) a ring worn on the nose as an ornament or on the nose of an animal to control it

(... is a kind of ring ) a circular band used to hold a particular person's napkin

(... is a kind of ring ) a circular ring of metal for holding keys

(... is a kind of ring ) a circular ring for holding up a curtain

(... is a kind of ring ) a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part

(... is a kind of ring ) an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes

(... is part of ring) a cylindrical container that holds liquids

(... is part of ring) a wheel of a wagon

Definition 4: a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle - [noun denoting artifact]

(ring is a kind of ...) a raised horizontal surface

"the speaker mounted the platform"

(... is a kind of ring ) a square ring where boxers fight

(... is a kind of ring ) the circular ring in which Sumo wrestlers compete

(... is a kind of ring ) a square ring in which wrestlers compete

(ring is a part of ...) the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete

"the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"

Definition 5: a characteristic sound - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it has the ring of sincerity

(ring is a kind of ...) the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause

"the sound of rain on the roof" "the beautiful sound of music"

Definition 6: the sound of a bell ringing - [noun denoting event]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

(... is a kind of ring ) the sound of someone playing a set of bells

Definition 7: an association of criminals - [noun denoting group]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • police tried to break up the gang
  • a pack of thieves

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) a formal organization of people or groups of people

"he joined the Modern Language Association"

(... is a kind of ring ) a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality

"a nest of thieves"

(... is a kind of ring ) a gang whose members are teenagers

(ring is a member of ...) a criminal who is a member of gang

(... is a member of ring) underworld organizations

Definition 8: (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

(... is a kind of ring ) a ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon

(ring belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 9: a toroidal shape - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ring of ships in the harbor
  • a halo of smoke

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus

(... is a kind of ring ) a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium

Definition 10: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone - [verb of communication]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I tried to call you all night
  • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail

(... is a kind of ring ) call up by using a cellular phone

"If the train is late, I will cell phone you"

(... is a kind of ring ) make a phone call

"call in to a radio station" "call in sick"

(ring implies ...) operate a dial to select a telephone number

"You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"

(ring has a similar meaning as ...) send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message

"Hawaii is calling!" "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"

(ring belongs to category ...) transmitting speech at a distance

Definition 11: attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify - [verb of contact]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ring birds
  • band the geese to observe their migratory patterns

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

Definition 12: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle - [verb of contact]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The forest surrounds my property

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of ring ) decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

"fur fringed the hem of the dress"

(... is a kind of ring ) put a girdle on or around

"gird your loins"

(... is a kind of ring ) surround with a cloister

"cloister the garden"

(... is a kind of ring ) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

(... is a kind of ring ) surround in a restrictive manner

"The building was hemmed in by flowers"

(... is a kind of ring ) surround with a cloister, as of a garden

Definition 13: sound loudly and sonorously - [verb of perception]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bells rang

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

(... is a kind of ring ) go `ding dong', like a bell

(... is a kind of ring ) ring or sound like a small bell

(... is a kind of ring ) ring recurrently

"bells were pealing"

(... is a kind of ring ) ring as in announcing death

Definition 14: make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification - [verb of perception]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Ring the bells
  • My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) cause to sound

"sound the bell" "sound a certain note"

(... is a kind of ring ) ring slowly

"For whom the bell tolls"

(ring causes ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 15: ring or echo with sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where ring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hall resounded with laughter

Synonyms for ring in the sense of this definition

(ring is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

(... is a kind of ring ) sound in sympathy

(... is a kind of ring ) repeat or return an echo again or repeatedly; send (an echo) back

(... is a kind of ring ) echo repeatedly, echo again and again

(... is a kind of ring ) ring loudly and deeply

"the big bell bonged"

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