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rang

 (răng)
v.
Past tense of ring2.

rang

(ræŋ)
vb
the past tense of ring2
Usage: See at ring2

ring1

(rɪŋ)

n.
1. a typically circular band of durable material, as gold, worn on the finger as an ornament, a token of betrothal or marriage, etc.
2. anything having the form of such a band: a smoke ring.
3. a circular line or mark: dark rings around the eyes.
4. a circular course: to dance in a ring.
5. a number of persons or things situated in a circle: a ring of hills.
6. an enclosed area, often circular, for a sports contest or exhibition: a circus ring.
7. a bullring.
8. a square enclosure in which boxing and wrestling matches take place.
9. the sport of boxing.
10. rings,
a. a pair of suspended rings that can be grasped by a gymnast for performing feats of balance and strength.
b. a competitive event in men's gymnastics using such an apparatus.
11. a group of persons cooperating for unethical or illegal purposes: a ring of dope smugglers.
12. a single turn in a spiral or helix or in a spiral course.
14. a number of atoms so united that they may be graphically represented in cyclic form. Compare chain (def. 6).
15. a bowlike or circular piece at the top of an anchor, to which the chain or cable is secured.
16. a set of mathematical elements that is commutative under addition and associative under multiplication and in which multiplication is distributive with respect to addition.
v.t.
17. to surround with a ring; encircle.
18. to form into a ring.
20. to throw a ring or horseshoe over (a stake or peg).
v.i.
21. to form a ring or rings.
22. to move in a ring or a constantly curving course.
Idioms:
run rings around, to surpass; outdo.
[before 900; (n.) Old English hring, c. Old Norse hringr]

ring2

(rɪŋ)

v. rang, rung, ring•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to give forth a clear resonant sound: The doorbell rang twice.
2. to cause a bell, telephone, or the like to sound: Just ring for service.
3. to resound; reecho: The room rang with shouts.
4. (of the ears) to have the sensation of a continued ringing sound.
5. to make a given impression on the mind: a story that rings true.
6. to telephone (usu. fol. by up).
v.t.
7. to cause to ring; sound by striking: to ring a bell.
8. to produce (sound) by or as if by ringing.
9. to announce by or as if by the sound of a bell: The bell rang the hour.
10. to telephone (usu. fol. by up).
11. ring off, to end a telephone conversation.
12. ring up,
a. to register (the amount of a sale) on a cash register.
b. to accomplish: to ring up successes.
n.
13. a ringing sound: the ring of sleigh bells.
14. a sound like that of a ringing bell: the ring of laughter.
15. reverberation: the ring of iron upon stone.
16. a set of bells.
17. a telephone call.
18. an act or instance of ringing a bell.
19. a characteristic sound or quality: the ring of truth.
Idioms:
1. ring a bell, to evoke a memory; remind one of someone or something.
2. ring down the curtain,
a. to bring a performance or action to a close.
b. to lower or close the curtain in front of a stage.
3. ring the bell, to be outstandingly satisfactory.
4. ring the changes,
a. to ring variations on a set of bells.
b. to range through the possible variations of something.
5. ring up the curtain,
a. to start a performance or action.
b. to raise or open the curtain in front of a stage.
[before 900; Old English hringan, c. Old Norse hringja]
ring′ing•ly, adv.
Translations

ring1

(riŋ) noun
1. a small circle eg of gold or silver, sometimes having a jewel set in it, worn on the finger. a wedding ring; She wears a diamond ring.
2. a circle of metal, wood etc for any of various purposes. a scarf-ring; a key-ring; The trap-door had a ring attached for lifting it.
3. anything which is like a circle in shape. The children formed a ring round their teacher; The hot teapot left a ring on the polished table.
4. an enclosed space for boxing matches, circus performances etc. the circus-ring; The crowd cheered as the boxer entered the ring.
5. a small group of people formed for business or criminal purposes. a drugs ring.
verbpast tense, past participle ringed
verb .
1. to form a ring round.
2. to put, draw etc a ring round (something). He has ringed all your errors.
3. to put a ring on the leg of (a bird) as a means of identifying it.
ˈring binder noun
a looseleaf binder; a stiff cardboard file with metal rings inside for holding loose pages together.
ˈringlet (-lit) noun
a long curl of hair.
ˈring finger noun
the finger on which the wedding ring is worn (usually the third finger of the left hand).
ˈringleader noun
the leader of a group of people who are doing something wrong. The teacher punished the ring-leader.
ˈringmaster noun
a person who is in charge of performances in a circus ring.
run rings round
to be very much better at doing something than; to beat easily.
References in classic literature ?
Before he could more, a bell rang, and Jo flew up, exclaiming with alarm, "Mercy me
Tom King laughed good naturedly and the shiv- ery, nervous laugh of Edward King rang through the house.
The telephone bell rang and Tom picked up the instrument from the desk.