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Definition of Ring


  1. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.
  2. To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
  3. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
  4. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.
  5. To practice making music with bells.
  6. To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.
  7. To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
  8. To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.
  9. A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.
  10. Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
  11. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
  12. A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop.
  13. Specifically, a circular ornament of gold or other precious material worn on the finger, or attached to the ear, the nose, or some other part of the person; as, a wedding ring.
  14. A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena.
  15. An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting.
  16. A circular group of persons.
  17. The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles.
  18. The solid generated by the revolution of a circle, or other figure, about an exterior straight line (as an axis) lying in the same plane as the circle or other figure.
  19. An instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite.
  20. An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium.
  21. A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, etc.
  22. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
  23. To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
  24. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.
  25. To rise in the air spirally.

Ring Quotations

In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
Enid Bagnold

In mythology and palmistry, the left hand is called the dreamer because the ring finger on the left hand leads directly to the heart. I find it a very poetic idea. And that's why I only wear nail polish on my left ring finger.
Gloria Vanderbilt

All of my life had been spent in the shadow of apartheid. And when South Africa went through its extraordinary change in 1994, it was like having spent a lifetime in a boxing ring with an opponent and suddenly finding yourself in that boxing ring with nobody else and realising you've to take the gloves off and get out, and reinvent yourself.
Athol Fugard

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
Woodrow Wilson

Seriously, I grew up a fan of Hulk Hogan, and I think I bring some of his best values to the ring... the values of a superhero. Always do your best. Never give up... I think kids want to believe in that, and they should believe in that.
John Cena
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Ring Translations

ring in Danish is ringe
ring in Dutch is wal, beugel, ring
ring in Finnish is rengas, soida
ring in French is cerne, ring, anneau, tinter
ring in Italian is circolo, sonare il campanello, anello, campanello
ring in Latin is orbis
ring in Norwegian is ring
ring in Portuguese is anel
ring in Spanish is anillo
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