HyperDic: ring

English > 15 senses of the word ring:
NOUNattributeringa characteristic sound
shapering, halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ringa toroidal shape
artifactring, hoopa rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
objectring, closed chain(chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
groupring, gang, pack, moban association of criminals
eventring, ringing, tintinnabulationthe sound of a bell ringing
artifactringa platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
artifactring, bandjewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
artifactring, banda strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
VERBperceptionring, pealsound loudly and sonorously
perceptionring, resound, echo, reverberatering or echo with sound
perceptionring, knellmake (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
communicationring, call, telephone, call up, phoneget or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
contactring, surround, environ, skirt, borderextend on all sides of simultaneously
contactring, bandattach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
ring > pronunciation
Soundsrih'ng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > ring: 15 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA characteristic sound.
Example"it has the ring of sincerity"
BroadersoundThe particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
Spanishtimbre
Verbsringring or echo with sound
English > ring: 15 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA toroidal shape.
Example"a ring of ships in the harbor"
Synonymshalo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ring
Narrowerfairy ring, fairy circleA ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium
BroadertoroidThe doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus
Spanishanillo
English > ring: 15 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling.
Synonymhoop
Part ofbarrel, caskA cylindrical container that holds liquids / liquids
wagon wheelA wheel of a wagon
Narrowercarabiner, karabiner, snap ringAn oblong metal ring with a spring clip
collarA short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part
curtain ringA circular ring for holding up a curtain
key ringA circular ring of metal for holding keys
napkin ringA circular band used to hold a particular person's napkin
nose ringA ring / ring worn on the nose as an ornament or on the nose of an animal to control it
rimThe outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
rim(basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended
tire, tyreHoop that covers a wheel
towel ringA circular hoop for holding a towel
BroaderbandA thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
Spanisharo
Catalananella
English > ring: 15 senses > noun 4, object
Meaning(chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop.
Synonymclosed chain
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narrowerheterocyclic ring, heterocycleA ring of atoms of more than one kind
Broaderchain, chemical chain(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
Oppositeopen chainA chain of atoms in a molecule whose ends are not joined to form a ring
Spanishpista
Catalanpista
English > ring: 15 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningAn association of criminals.
Synonymsgang, pack, mob
Member oforganized crime, gangland, gangdomunderworld organizations
Membersgangster, mobsterA criminal who is a member of gang
NarrowernestA gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality
youth gangA gang whose members are teenagers
BroaderassociationA formal organization of people or groups of people
Spanishbanda, pandilla
Catalanbanda
English > ring: 15 senses > noun 6, event
MeaningThe sound of a bell ringing.
Examples
  • "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
Synonymsringing, tintinnabulation
Narrowerbell ringingThe sound of someone playing a set of bells
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishcampanilleo, tañido, tintineo
Catalandringadera, dringadissa, tritlleig
Verbsringget or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
ringsound loudly and sonorously
ringmake (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
English > ring: 15 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle.
Partscanvas, canvassThe mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete
Narrowerboxing ring, prize ringA square ring where boxers fight
sumo ringThe circular ring in which Sumo wrestlers compete
wrestling ringA square ring in which wrestlers compete
BroaderplatformA raised horizontal surface
Spanishcuadrilátero, ring
English > ring: 15 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaningjewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger.
Example"she had rings on every finger"
Synonymband
Narrowerengagement ringA ring given and worn as a sign of betrothal
mourning ringA ring worn as a memorial to a dead person
ringletA small ring
signet ring, seal ringA ring bearing a signet
wedding ring, wedding bandA ring (usually plain gold) given to the bride (and sometimes one is also given to the groom) at the wedding
Broaderjewelry, jewelleryAn adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
Spanishanillo, sortija
Catalananella, anell
Verbsringattach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
English > ring: 15 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration).
Synonymband
Broaderstrip, slipartifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Spanishanillas
Catalananelles
Verbsringattach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
English > ring: 15 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningsound loudly and sonorously.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonympeal
Narrowerding, dong, dingdongGo 'ding dong', like a bell
knellring as in announcing death
pealring recurrently
tintinnabulatering or sound like a small bell
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
See alsoring outsound loudly
Spanishsonar, tañer, tocar
Catalanrepicar, sonar, tocar
Nounsring, ringingthe sound of a bell ringing
English > ring: 15 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningring or echo with sound.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe woods ring with many kinds of birds
Synonymsresound, echo, reverberate
Narrowerbongring loudly and deeply
consonatesound in sympathy
reechorepeat or return an echo again or repeatedly
reechoecho repeatedly, echo again and again
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishresonar, retumbar, reverberar
Catalanressonar, retrunyir, reverberar, tocar
Nounsringa characteristic sound
ringinghaving the character of a loud deep sound
English > ring: 15 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaningmake (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification.
PatternSomebody ----s
Examples
  • "Ring the bells"
  • "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
Synonymknell
Cause tosound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Narrowertollring slowly
BroadersoundCause to sound
Spanishsonar, tañer, tocar
Catalanrepicar, sonar, tocar
Nounsring, ringingthe sound of a bell ringing
ringera person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
English > ring: 15 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot ring Sue; They ring
Synonymscall, telephone, call up, phone
Categorytelephone, telephonytransmitting speech at a distance
Entailsdialoperate a dial to select a telephone number
Entailed byhang on, hold the line, hold onhold the phone line open
Narrowercall inmake a phone call
cell phonecall up by using a cellular phone
BroadertelecommunicateCommunicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
Similar tocallsend a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.
Spanishdenominar, llamar por teléfono, llamar, telefonear, teléfono
Catalancridar, denominar, telefonar, tocar, trucar
Nounsringthe sound of a bell ringing
English > ring: 15 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningExtend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymssurround, environ, skirt, border
NarrowercloisterSurround with a cloister
cloisterSurround with a cloister, as of a garden
enclose, close in, inclose, shut inSurround completely
fringedecorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
girdle, girdPut a girdle on or around
hem inSurround in a restrictive manner
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
Spanishcercar, circundar, envolver, rodear
Catalancircumdar, encerclar, envoltar, rodejar, voltar
English > ring: 15 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningattach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ring birds"
Synonymband
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Spanishanillar
Catalananellar
Nounsringjewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
ringa strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

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