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ring 1

 (rĭng)
n.
1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something: a napkin ring.
4. rings Sports A pair of circular metal bands suspended in the air for gymnastic exercises, on which balancing and swinging maneuvers are performed while holding the bands as motionless as possible.
5. A circular movement or course, as in dancing.
6. An enclosed, usually circular area in which exhibitions, sports, or contests take place: a circus ring.
7. Sports
a. A rectangular arena set off by stakes and ropes in which boxing or wrestling events are held.
b. The sport of boxing.
8. Games
a. An enclosed area in which bets are placed at a racetrack.
b. Bookmakers considered as a group.
9. An exclusive group of people acting privately or illegally to advance their own interests: a drug ring.
10. A political contest; a race.
11. Botany An annual ring.
12. Mathematics The area between two concentric circles; annulus.
13. Mathematics A set of elements subject to the operations of addition and multiplication, in which the set is a commutative group under addition and associative under multiplication and in which the two operations are related by distributive laws.
14. Any of the turns constituting a spiral or helix.
15. Chemistry A group of atoms linked by bonds that may be represented graphically in polygonal form. Also called closed chain.
v. ringed, ring·ing, rings
v.tr.
1. To surround with or as if with a ring; encircle: Guests ringed the coffee table.
2. To form into a ring or rings.
3. To ornament or supply with a ring or rings: ringed the door knocker with a wreath of holly.
4. To remove a circular strip of bark around the circumference of (a tree trunk or branch); girdle.
5. To put a ring in the nose of (an animal).
6. To hem in (animals) by riding in a circle around them.
7. Games To toss a ring over (a peg), as in horseshoes.
v.intr.
1. To form a ring or rings.
2. To move, run, or fly in a spiral or circular course.

[Middle English, from Old English hring; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

ring 2

 (rĭng)
v. rang (răng), rung (rŭng), ring·ing, rings
v.intr.
1. To give forth a clear resonant sound.
2. To cause something to ring.
3. To sound a bell in order to summon someone: I'll ring for the maid.
4. To have a sound or character suggestive of a particular quality: a story that rings true.
5. To be filled with sound; resound: The room rang with the children's laughter.
6. To hear a persistent humming or buzzing: My ears were ringing from the sound of the blast.
7. To be filled with talk or rumor: The whole town rang with the bad news.
v.tr.
1. To cause (a bell, for example) to ring.
2. To produce (a sound) by or as if by ringing.
3. To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing: a clock that rings the hour.
4. Chiefly British To call (someone) on the telephone. Often used with up: She rang me at noon. Let's ring her up and invite her.
5. To test (a coin, for example) for quality by the sound it produces when struck against something.
n.
1. The sound created by a bell or another sonorous vibrating object.
2. A loud sound, especially one that is repeated or continued.
3. A telephone call: Give me a ring when you have time.
4. A suggestion of a particular quality: His offer has a suspicious ring.
5. A set of bells.
6. The act or an instance of sounding a bell.
Phrasal Verb:
ring up
1. To record, especially by means of a cash register: ring up a sale.
2. To accomplish or achieve: rang up several consecutive victories.
3. Baseball
a. To call (a batter) out on strikes. Used of an umpire.
b. To strike out (a batter). Used of a pitcher.
Idioms:
ring a bell Informal
To arouse an often indistinct memory.
ring down the curtain
To end a performance, event, or action.
ring (someone's) chimes/bells Slang
To knock (an opponent) out by physical or other force.
ring up the curtain
To begin a performance, event, or action.

[Middle English ringen, from Old English hringan.]

ring

(rɪŋ)
n
1. (Jewellery) a circular band usually of a precious metal, esp gold, often set with gems and worn upon the finger as an adornment or as a token of engagement or marriage
2. any object or mark that is circular in shape
3. a circular path or course: to run around in a ring.
4. a group of people or things standing or arranged so as to form a circle: a ring of spectators.
5. an enclosed space, usually circular in shape, where circus acts are performed
6. (Boxing) a square apron or raised platform, marked off by ropes, in which contestants box or wrestle
7. (Wrestling) a square apron or raised platform, marked off by ropes, in which contestants box or wrestle
8. (Boxing) the ring the sport of boxing
9. the field of competition or rivalry
10. throw one's hat in the ring to announce one's intention to be a candidate or contestant
11. a group of people usually operating illegally and covertly: a drug ring; a paedophile ring.
12. (Agriculture) (esp at country fairs) an enclosure, often circular, where horses, cattle, and other livestock are paraded and auctioned
13. (Gambling, except Cards) an area reserved for betting at a racecourse
14. (Forestry) a circular strip of bark cut from a tree or branch, esp in order to kill it
15. a single turn in a spiral
16. (Mathematics) geometry the area of space lying between two concentric circles
17. (Mathematics) maths a set that is subject to two binary operations, addition and multiplication, such that the set is an Abelian group under addition and is closed under multiplication, this latter operation being associative
18. (Botany) botany short for annual ring
19. (Chemistry) chem Also called: closed chain a closed loop of atoms in a molecule
20. (Astronomy) astronomy any of the thin circular bands of small bodies orbiting a giant planet, esp Saturn. See also Saturn21
21. run rings around informal to be greatly superior to; outclass completely
vb (tr) , rings, ringing or ringed
22. to surround with, or as if with, or form a ring; encircle
23. (Zoology) to mark (a bird) with a ring or clip for subsequent identification
24. (Agriculture) to fit a ring in the nose of (a bull, pig, etc) so that it can be led easily
25. (Forestry)
a. to cut away a circular strip of bark from (a tree or branch) in order to kill it
b. to cut a narrow or partial ring from (the trunk of a tree) in order to check or prevent vigorous growth
26. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ to be the fastest shearer in (a shearing shed), esp in the phrase ring the shed)
[Old English hring; related to Old Norse hringr]

ring

(rɪŋ)
vb, rings, ringing, rang or rung
1. to emit or cause to emit a sonorous or resonant sound, characteristic of certain metals when struck
2. to cause (a bell) to emit a ringing sound by striking it once or repeatedly or (of a bell) to emit such a sound
3.
a. (tr) to cause (a large bell, esp a church bell) to emit a ringing sound by pulling on a rope that is attached to a wheel on which the bell swings back and forth, being sounded by a clapper inside it. Compare chime16
b. (intr) (of a bell) to sound by being swung in this way
4. (intr) (of a building, place, etc) to be filled with sound; echo: the church rang with singing.
5. (foll by: for) to call by means of a bell, buzzer, etc: to ring for the butler.
6. (Telecommunications) chiefly Also: ring up Brit to call (a person) by telephone
7. (tr) to strike or tap (a coin) in order to assess its genuineness by the sound produced
8. (intr) (of the ears) to have or give the sensation of humming or ringing
9. (Electronics) (intr) electronics (of an electric circuit) to produce a damped oscillatory wave after the application of a sharp input transition
10. (tr) slang to change the identity of (a stolen vehicle) by using the licence plate, serial number, etc, of another, usually disused, vehicle
11. ring a bell to sound familiar; remind one of something, esp indistinctly
12. (Theatre) ring down the curtain
a. to lower the curtain at the end of a theatrical performance
b. (foll by on) to put an end (to)
13. ring false to give the impression of being false
14. ring the bell
a. to do, say, or be the right thing
b. to reach the pinnacle of success or happiness
15. ring the changes to vary the manner or performance of an action that is often repeated
16. ring true to give the impression of being true: that story doesn't ring true.
n
17. the act of or a sound made by ringing
18. a sound produced by or suggestive of a bell
19. any resonant or metallic sound, esp one sustained or re-echoed: the ring of trumpets.
20. (Telecommunications) informal chiefly Brit a telephone call: he gave her a ring last night.
21. the complete set of bells in a tower or belfry: a ring of eight bells. See peal13
22. an inherent quality or characteristic: his explanation has the ring of sincerity.
23. (Electronics) electronics the damped oscillatory wave produced by a circuit that rings
[Old English hringan; related to Old High German hringen Old Norse hringja]
Usage: Rang and sang are the correct forms of the past tenses of ring and sing, although rung and sung are still heard informally and dialectally: he rung (rang) the bell

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.

ring

- Boxing started off in circles, and when the Marquess of Queensbury introduced a set of rules in 1867, he also introduced the roped-off square, which continued to be called the "ring."
See also related terms for rules.

Ring

 a circular arrangement or group. See also circle.
Examples: ring of disciples, 1732; of branching elms, 1784; of forts; of all iniquity, 1578; of jewellers—Lipton, 1970; of fair ladies, 1450; of mushrooms; of oaks, 1820.

ring

call
1. 'ring'

In British English, when you ring someone, you dial their phone number and speak to them by phone. The past tense of ring is rang.

I rang Aunt Jane this evening.

The -ed participle is rung.

Have you rung Dad yet?

You can say that someone rings a place.

You must ring the hospital.

In conversation, people often use ring up, instead of 'ring'. There is no difference in meaning.

He had rung up Emily and told her all about it.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'to' after ring or ring up.

2. 'call'

American speakers don't usually use ring in this sense. The word they use is call. British speakers also say call.

He promised to call me soon.
See call

ring

(to encircle)
Past participle: ringed
Gerund: ringing

Imperative
ring
ring
Present
I ring
you ring
he/she/it rings
we ring
you ring
they ring
Preterite
I ringed
you ringed
he/she/it ringed
we ringed
you ringed
they ringed
Present Continuous
I am ringing
you are ringing
he/she/it is ringing
we are ringing
you are ringing
they are ringing
Present Perfect
I have ringed
you have ringed
he/she/it has ringed
we have ringed
you have ringed
they have ringed
Past Continuous
I was ringing
you were ringing
he/she/it was ringing
we were ringing
you were ringing
they were ringing
Past Perfect
I had ringed
you had ringed
he/she/it had ringed
we had ringed
you had ringed
they had ringed
Future
I will ring
you will ring
he/she/it will ring
we will ring
you will ring
they will ring
Future Perfect
I will have ringed
you will have ringed
he/she/it will have ringed
we will have ringed
you will have ringed
they will have ringed
Future Continuous
I will be ringing
you will be ringing
he/she/it will be ringing
we will be ringing
you will be ringing
they will be ringing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ringing
you have been ringing
he/she/it has been ringing
we have been ringing
you have been ringing
they have been ringing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ringing
you will have been ringing
he/she/it will have been ringing
we will have been ringing
you will have been ringing
they will have been ringing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ringing
you had been ringing
he/she/it had been ringing
we had been ringing
you had been ringing
they had been ringing
Conditional
I would ring
you would ring
he/she/it would ring
we would ring
you would ring
they would ring
Past Conditional
I would have ringed
you would have ringed
he/she/it would have ringed
we would have ringed
you would have ringed
they would have ringed

ring

(to toll)
Past participle: rung
Gerund: ringing

Imperative
ring
ring
Present
I ring
you ring
he/she/it rings
we ring
you ring
they ring
Preterite
I rang
you rang
he/she/it rang
we rang
you rang
they rang
Present Continuous
I am ringing
you are ringing
he/she/it is ringing
we are ringing
you are ringing
they are ringing
Present Perfect
I have rung
you have rung
he/she/it has rung
we have rung
you have rung
they have rung
Past Continuous
I was ringing
you were ringing
he/she/it was ringing
we were ringing
you were ringing
they were ringing
Past Perfect
I had rung
you had rung
he/she/it had rung
we had rung
you had rung
they had rung
Future
I will ring
you will ring
he/she/it will ring
we will ring
you will ring
they will ring
Future Perfect
I will have rung
you will have rung
he/she/it will have rung
we will have rung
you will have rung
they will have rung
Future Continuous
I will be ringing
you will be ringing
he/she/it will be ringing
we will be ringing
you will be ringing
they will be ringing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ringing
you have been ringing
he/she/it has been ringing
we have been ringing
you have been ringing
they have been ringing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ringing
you will have been ringing
he/she/it will have been ringing
we will have been ringing
you will have been ringing
they will have been ringing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ringing
you had been ringing
he/she/it had been ringing
we had been ringing
you had been ringing
they had been ringing
Conditional
I would ring
you would ring
he/she/it would ring
we would ring
you would ring
they would ring
Past Conditional
I would have rung
you would have rung
he/she/it would have rung
we would have rung
you would have rung
they would have rung

ring

Three-roped square platform with a post at each corner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ring - a characteristic soundring - a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
sound - the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
2.ring - a toroidal shapering - a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
fairy circle, fairy ring - a ring of fungi marking the periphery of the perennial underground growth of the mycelium
toroid - the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus
3.ring - 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"
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
carabiner, karabiner, snap ring - an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes
collar - a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part
curtain ring - a circular ring for holding up a curtain
key ring - a circular ring of metal for holding keys
napkin ring - a circular band used to hold a particular person's napkin
nose ring - a ring worn on the nose as an ornament or on the nose of an animal to control it
rim - the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
rim - (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended; "the ball hit the rim and bounced off"
tire, tyre - hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"
towel ring - a circular hoop for holding a towel
wagon wheel - a wheel of a wagon
4.ring - (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical chain, chain - (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
heterocyclic ring, heterocycle - a ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon
5.ring - an association of criminalsring - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
nest - a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; "a nest of thieves"
youth gang - a gang whose members are teenagers
gangdom, gangland, organized crime - underworld organizations
gangster, mobster - a criminal who is a member of gang
6.ring - the sound of a bell ringingring - the sound of a bell ringing; "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
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
bell ringing - the sound of someone playing a set of bells
7.ring - a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
boxing ring, prize ring - a square ring where boxers fight
canvas, canvass - the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete; "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
sumo ring - the circular ring in which Sumo wrestlers compete
wrestling ring - a square ring in which wrestlers compete
8.ring - jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the fingerring - 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"
annulet - a small ring
engagement ring - a ring given and worn as a sign of betrothal
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
mourning ring - a ring worn as a memorial to a dead person
ringlet - a small ring
seal ring, signet ring - a ring bearing a signet
wedding band, wedding ring - a ring (usually plain gold) given to the bride (and sometimes one is also given to the groom) at the wedding
9.ring - a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Verb1.ring - sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
ding, dingdong, dong - go `ding dong', like a bell
tintinnabulate - ring or sound like a small bell
peal - ring recurrently; "bells were pealing"
knell - ring as in announcing death
ring out - sound loudly; "a shot rang out"
2.ring - ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
consonate - sound in sympathy
reecho - repeat or return an echo again or repeatedly; send (an echo) back
reecho - echo repeatedly, echo again and again
bong - ring loudly and deeply; "the big bell bonged"
3.ring - make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
sound - cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
toll - ring slowly; "For whom the bell tolls"
4.ring - 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"
telephony, telephone - transmitting speech at a distance
cell phone - call up by using a cellular phone; "If the train is late, I will cell phone you"
call in - make a phone call; "call in to a radio station"; "call in sick"
telecommunicate - communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
call - 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"
5.ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - 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"
fringe - decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress"
gird, girdle - put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins"
cloister - surround with a cloister; "cloister the garden"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
hem in - surround in a restrictive manner; "The building was hemmed in by flowers"
cloister - surround with a cloister, as of a garden
6.ring - attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identifyring - attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
attach - cause to be attached

ring

1
verb
1. phone, call, telephone, buzz (informal, chiefly Brit.), give someone a call, get on the phone to, give someone a bell (informal), give someone a tinkle (informal), reach He rang me at my mother's.
2. chime, sound, toll, resound, resonate, reverberate, clang, peal He heard the school bell ring.
3. reverberate, echo, resound, resonate The whole place was ringing with music.
noun
1. call, phone call, buzz (informal, chiefly Brit.), tinkle We'll give him a ring as soon as we get back.
2. chime, toll, jingle, ding, tinkle, knell, peal, dinging There was a ring of the bell.
ring something in celebrate, announce, introduce, proclaim, herald, usher in Ring in the New Year someplace really special!

ring

2
noun
1. circle, round, band, circuit, loop, hoop, halo a ring of blue smoke
2. arena, enclosure, ground, field, circus, rink The fight continued in the ring.
3. gang, group, firm (slang), association, band, cell, combine, organization, circle, crew (informal), knot, mob, syndicate, cartel, junta, clique, coterie, cabal investigation of an international crime ring
verb
1. encircle, surround, enclose, encompass, seal off, girdle, circumscribe, hem in, gird The area is ringed by troops.

ring 1

noun
1. A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this:
Archaic: orb.
2. A length of line folded over and joined at the ends so as to form a curve or circle:
3. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
4. An organized group of criminals, hoodlums, or wrongdoers:
Informal: mob.
verb
1. To encircle with or as if with a band:
Archaic: engird.
2. To shut in on all sides:

ring 2

verb
1. To give forth or cause to give forth a clear, resonant sound:
2. To communicate with (someone) by telephone:
Informal: dial, phone.
Idioms: get someone on the horn, give someone a buzz.
noun
A telephone communication:
Translations
ring
إتِّصال هاتِفيحَلَبَهحَلَقَهحَلَقَه ، مَجْموعَهحَلَقَه، دائِرَه
zvonitringzavolatprstenprstenec
ringringeringmærkeringningrunge
ringo
ringrõngassõrmus
soidasoittosormuskehärengas
prstenringzvonitinazvati
csengetgyűrű
hringurhringur, baugurhringur; samtökklingjamerkja meî hring
鳴らす鳴る鳴らすことリング一味
반지울리다
anulus
aplisapņemt apkārtapvilktarēnaatskanēt
bateinelsuna
ringtelefónny hovorzazvoniťgangkrúžkovať
prstanringring za bokstelefoniratizvoniti
ringringalåta
แหวนโทรศัพท์หาส่งเสียงดัง
yüzükçalmakçemberçeteçın çın ötmek
gọi điệnreotiếng chuông

ring

1 [rɪŋ]
A. N
1. (on finger, plain) → anillo m; (jewelled) → anillo m, sortija f; (in nose) → arete m, aro m; (on bird's leg, for curtain) → anilla f; (for napkin) → servilletero m; (on stove) → quemador m, hornillo m; (for swimmer) → flotador m rings (Gymnastics) → anillas fpl
electric ringquemador m eléctrico, hornillo m eléctrico
gas ringfuego m de gas
onion ringsaros mpl de cebolla rebozados
pineapple ringsrodajas fpl de piña
see also diamond, engagement, key, nose, piston, signet, wedding
2. (= circle) [of people] → círculo m; (in game, dance) → corro m; [of objects] → anillo m; (in water) → onda f; (around planet, on tree, of smoke) → anillo m; (around bathtub) → cerco m
to stand/sit in a ringponerse/sentarse en círculo
a ring of hillsun anillo de colinas
he always leaves a dirty ring round the bathsiempre deja un cerco de suciedad en la bañera
to have rings round one's eyestener ojeras
the rings of Saturnlos anillos de Saturno
to run rings round sbdar mil vueltas a algn
see also smoke
3. (= group) [of criminals, drug dealers] → banda f, red f; [of spies] → red f (Comm) → cartel m, cártel m
see also drug, spy, vice 1
4. (= arena) (Boxing) → cuadrilátero m, ring m; (at circus) → pista f; (= bullring) → ruedo m, plaza f; (at horse race) → cercado m, recinto m; (in livestock market) → corral m (de exposiciones)
the ring (fig) → el boxeo
to throw or toss one's hat or cap into the ringecharse or lanzarse al ruedo
see also show
B. VT
1. (= surround) → rodear, cercar
the building was ringed by policela policía rodeaba or cercaba el edificio
the town is ringed by hillsla ciudad está rodeada de colinas
2. [+ bird] → anillar
3. (= mark with ring) → poner un círculo a
C. CPD ring binder Ncarpeta f de anillas or (LAm) anillos
ring finger N(dedo m) anular m
ring main N (Elec) → red f de suministro or abastecimiento
ring road N (Brit) → carretera f de circunvalación, ronda f, periférico m (LAm)
ring spanner Nllave f dentada

ring

2 [rɪŋ] (rang (vb: pt) (rung (pp)))
A. N
1. (= sound) [of bell] → toque m de timbre; (louder, of alarm) → timbrazo m; [of voice] → timbre m; (metallic sound) → sonido m metálico
there was a ring at the doorllamaron al timbre de la puerta, sonó el timbre de la puerta
he answered the telephone on the first ringcontestó el teléfono al primer pitido
the familiar ring of her voiceel timbre familiar de su voz
the ring of sledge runners on the iceel sonido metálico de los trineos sobre el hielo
2. (Brit) (Telec) to give sb a ringllamar a algn (por teléfono), dar un telefonazo or un toque a algn
I'll give you a ringte llamo, te doy un telefonazo or un toque
3. (= nuance) the name has a (certain) ring to itel nombre tiene algo
his laugh had a hollow ring to itsu risa tenía algo de superficial, su risa sonaba (a) superficial
that has the ring of truth about iteso suena a cierto
B. VT
1. [+ doorbell, buzzer, handbell, church bell] → tocar
that rings a bell (with me)eso me suena
it doesn't ring any bellsno me suena
to ring the changes you could ring the changes by substituting ground almondspodrías cambiar or variar sustituyendo la almendra molida
he decided to ring the changes after his side's third consecutive defeatdecidió cambiar de táctica tras la tercera derrota consecutiva de su equipo
see also alarm
2. (Brit) (Telec) [+ house, office, number] → llamar a; [+ person] → llamar (por teléfono) a
you must ring the hospitaltienes que llamar al hospital
C. VI
1. (= make sound) [doorbell, alarm, telephone] → sonar; [church bell] → sonar, repicar, tañer (liter)
to ring off the hook (US) [telephone] → sonar constantemente, no parar de sonar
2. (= use bell) → llamar
you rang, madam?¿me llamó usted, señora?
to ring at the doorllamar a la puerta
to ring for sth: we'll ring for some sugarllamaremos para pedir azúcar
to ring for sbllamar para que venga algn
"please ring for attention"rogamos toque el timbre para que le atiendan
3. (Brit) (= telephone) → llamar (por teléfono)
could someone ring for a taxi?¿podría alguien llamar a un taxi?
4. (= echo) (gen) → resonar; [ears] → zumbar
the valley rang with crieslos gritos resonaron por el valle
his words were ringing in my headsus palabras resonaban en mi cabeza
the news set the town ringingla noticia causó furor en la ciudad
the town rang with his praisespor toda la ciudad no se oían más que alabanzas suyas
to ring true/false/hollowsonar a cierto/falso/hueco
his suddenly friendly tone rang falsesu tono amistoso tan repentino sonaba a falso
her story just didn't ring truela historia no parecía verdad
ring back (Brit) (Telec)
A. VT + ADV (= ring again) → volver a llamar; (= return sb's call) → llamar
could you ask him to ring me back?¿le podría decir que me llame?
B. VI + ADV (= ring again) → volver a llamar; (= return call) → llamar
can you ring back later?¿puede volver a llamar más tarde?
ring down VT + ADV [+ curtain] → bajar
to ring down the curtain on sthponer punto final a algo
ring in
A. VT + ADVanunciar
to ring in the New Yearcelebrar el año nuevo
see also ring out
B. VI + ADV
1. (Brit) (Telec) → llamar (por teléfono)
I rang in to say I was illllamé (por teléfono) para decir que estaba enfermo
2. (US) (Ind) → fichar (al entrar)
ring off VI + ADV (Brit) (Telec) → colgar
ring out
A. VI + ADV
1. [bell] → sonar, repicar; [shot] → oírse, sonar; [voice] → oírse
2. (US) (Ind) → fichar (al salir)
B. VT + ADV to ring out the old year (lit) → tocar las campanas para señalar el fin del año (fig) → despedir el ano
ring out the old, ring in the newque suenen las campanas para despedir al año viejo y recibir el nuevo año
ring round ring around
A. VI + ADV (Brit) (Telec) → llamar (por teléfono)
if you ring round, you can usually get a good dealsi llamas a varios sitios, generalmente se consiguen gangas
B. VI + PREP (Brit) (Telec) I'll ring round my friendsllamaré a mis amigos
ring up
A. VI + ADV (Brit) (Telec) → llamar (por teléfono)
B. VT + ADV
1. (Brit) (Telec) to ring sb upllamar a algn (por teléfono)
2. [+ curtain] → subir, levantar
to ring up the curtain on sthdar comienzo a algo, iniciar algo
3. (on cash-register) [+ amount, purchase] → registrar (fig) [+ sales, profits, losses] → registrar

ring

[ˈrɪŋ]
n
(= metal hoop) → anneau m
(on finger, with stones, ornaments)bague f; (plain band)anneau m (also wedding ring) → alliance f
a gold ring → un anneau en or
a diamond ring → une bague de diamants
(for napkin)rond m
(= circle) [people, objects] → cercle m
to stand in a ring → se mettre en cercle
to run rings around sb, to run rings round sb → être bien plus fort(e) que qn
[light, smoke] → rond m
to blow smoke rings → faire des ronds de fumée
(mainly British) (on stove)brûleur m
[traffickers, dealers, spies] → réseau m
(= arena) → piste f, arène f
(for boxing)ring m
(= sound) [metal] → tintement m; [hooves] → claquement m
the ring of truth
That has the ring of truth about it → Cela a l'air vrai.
(= sound of bell, phone) → sonnerie f
The first ring of the phone failed to wake him → La première sonnerie du téléphone ne l'a pas réveillé.
a ring at the door
I was woken by a ring at the door → J'ai été réveillé par un coup de sonnette.
There was a ring at the door → On a sonné.
(= telephone call) → coup m de téléphone
to give sb a ring → appeler qn
I'll give you a ring this evening → Je t'appellerai ce soir.
vb [rang] [ˈræŋ] (pt) [rung] [ˈrʌŋ] (pp)
vi
[bell, phone] → sonner
The phone's ringing → Le téléphone sonne.
The doorbell rang → Quelqu'un a sonné.
[person] (on doorbell, buzzer)sonner
to ring for sb [+ maid, receptionist, nurse] → sonner qn
[person] (= telephone) → téléphoner
Your mother rang this morning → Ta mère a téléphoné ce matin.
to ring for [+ taxi, ambulance, doctor] → appeler; [+ appointment, information] → appeler pour obtenir
(= resound) [voice, words] → retentir
His father's words were still ringing in his ears → Les paroles de son père retentissaient encore à ses oreilles.
The room rang with laughter
BUT Les rires retentissaient dans la pièce.
[ears] → bourdonner
My ears are ringing → J'ai les oreilles qui bourdonnent.
to ring true → avoir un accent de vérité
to ring false → sonner faux
to ring hollow → sonner creux
vt
(British) (= telephone) → appeler
I'll ring you tomorrow morning → Je t'appellerai demain matin.
to ring the bell (doorbell)sonner (à la porte)
I rang the bell three times → J'ai sonné trois fois à la porte.; (hand bell)sonner; (church bell)sonner la cloche (fig)
The name doesn't ring a bell → Ce nom ne me dit rien.
Does that ring a bell with you? → Est-ce que ça te dit quelque chose?
(= circle) → entourer
(= surround) → entourer
The city is ringed by mountains → La ville est entourée de montagnes.
ring around
(mainly British) ring round (mainly British)
vi (= phone around) → passer des coups de fil
vt fus (= phone) → appeler
ring back
(mainly British)
vt seprappeler
virappeler
I'll ring back later → Je rappellerai plus tard.
ring in
vi (mainly British)appeler
ring off
vi (mainly British)raccrocher
ring out
vi [voice, words] → retentir; [shot] → retentir
ring up
vt sep
(mainly British) (= telephone) → appeler
(on cash register) [+ sale] → enregistrer
(= make) [+ profits, sales] → réaliser
The company rang up 1.4 billion dollars in yearly sales → La société a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires annuel de 1,4 milliards de dollars.
vi (mainly British) (= telephone) → appelerring binder nclasseur m à anneauxring finger nannulaire m

ring

:
ring-a-ring-o’-roses
nRingelreihen m
ring binder
nRingbuch nt
ringbolt
nRingbolzen m
ring circuit
nRingverzweigung f
ringdove
nRingeltaube f

ring

:
ring exercise
n (Sport) → Übung fan den Ringen
ring fence
nUmzäunung f
ring-fence
vteinzäunen; funding, assetsreservieren
ring finger
nRingfinger m

ring

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ringmaster
ring-pull
n (on can) → Dosenring m, → Ringpull m
ring-pull can
nAufreißdose f, → Ringpulldose f
ring road
n (Brit) → Umgehung(sstraße) f
ringside
n at the ringam Ring
ringside seat
n (Boxing) → Ringplatz m; (in circus) → Manegenplatz m; to have a ring (fig)einen Logenplatz haben
ring spanner
ring-tailed
adjmit Ringelschwanz
ring tone, ringtone
n (Telec) → Klingelton m
ringworm
nScherpilzflechte f

ring

1
n
Ring m; (for swimmer) → Schwimmring or -reifen m
(= circle)Ring m; (in tree trunk) → Jahresring m; the rings of Saturndie Saturnringe pl; to have (dark) rings round or under one’s eyes(dunkle) Ringe unter den Augen haben; to sit in a ringim Kreis sitzen; to run rings round somebody (inf)jdn in die Tasche stecken (inf)
(= group, Pol) → Gruppe f; (of dealers, spies)Ring m
(= enclosure, at circus) → Manege f; (at exhibition) → Ring m; (Horse Racing) → Buchmacherring m; (= boxing ring)(Box)ring m
vt (= surround)umringen; (in game: with hoop) → einen Ring werfen über (+acc); (= put ring on or round) item on list etceinkreisen, einen Kreis machen um; (esp Brit) birdberingen

ring

2 vb: pret <rang>, ptp <rung>
n
(sound) → Klang m; (= ringing) (of bell, alarm bell)Läuten nt; (of electric bell, alarm clock, phone)Klingeln nt; (of crystal)Klang m; there was a ring at the doores hat geklingelt or geläutet; to hear a ring at the doordie Türklingel hören; give two rings for the maidfür das Zimmermädchen zweimal läuten
(esp Brit Telec) → Anruf m; to give somebody a ringjdn anrufen
(fig)Klang m; his voice had an angry ring (to it)seine Stimme klang etwas böse; that has the or a ring of truth (to or about it)das klingt sehr wahrscheinlich
(= set) ring of bellsGlockenspiel nt
vi
(= make sound)klingen; (bell, alarm bell)läuten; (electric bell)läuten, klingeln; (alarm clock, phone)klingeln; (= make metallic sound: swords etc) → klirren; (crystal)klingen; (hammers)schallen; the (door)bell ranges hat geläutet or geklingelt; the bell rang for dinneres hat zum Essen geläutet; when the bell ringswenn es klingelt or läutet; to ring for somebody(nach) jdm läuten; to ring for somethingfür etw läuten; you rang, sir?(gnädiger Herr,) Sie haben geläutet?; please ring for attentionbitte läuten; to ring at the door(an der Tür) klingeln or läuten
(esp Brit Telec) → anrufen
(= sound, resound, words, voice) → tönen, schallen; (music, singing)erklingen (geh), → tönen; to ring false/truefalsch/wahr klingen; my ears are ringingmir klingen die Ohren; the valley rang with their shoutsdas Tal hallte von ihren Rufen wider (geh); his words are still ringing in my earsseine Worte klingen mir noch im Ohr
vt
bellläuten; to ring the doorbell(an der Tür) läuten or klingeln; that/his name rings a bell (fig inf)das/sein Name kommt mir bekannt vor; he/it rings my bell (US inf) → den/das find ich gut (inf); to ring the changes (lit: on bells) → (etw) im Wechsel läuten; (fig)alle Variationen durchspielen
(esp Brit: also ring up) → anrufen

ring

1 [rɪŋ]
1. n
a. (gen) → anello; (for napkin) → portatovagliolo
wedding ring → fede f (of smoke) → spirale f
the rings of Saturn → gli anelli di Saturno
to run rings round sb (fig) → surclassare qn
b. (of people, objects) → cerchio; (gang) → cricca, banda; (of spies) → rete f
they were sitting in a ring → erano seduti in circolo or in cerchio
c. (arena) (Boxing) → ring m inv, quadrato; (at circus) → pista, arena
2. vt (surround) → circondare, accerchiare; (mark with ring) → fare un cerchietto intorno a

ring

2 [rɪŋ] (rang (vb: pt) (rung (pp)))
1. n
a. (of bell) → trillo; (of telephone) → squillo; (tone of voice) → tono
that has the ring of truth about it → questo ha l'aria d'essere vero
b. (Brit) (Telec) to give sb a ringdare un colpo di telefono a qn
2. vt
a. (bell, doorbell) → suonare
to ring the changes (fig) → variare
the name doesn't ring a bell (with me) (fig) → questo nome non mi dice niente
b. (Brit) (Telec) to ring sb (up)telefonare a qn, dare un colpo di telefono a qn
3. vi
a. (bell, telephone) → suonare
to ring for sb/sth → (suonare il campanello per) chiamare qn/chiedere qc
b. (telephone) → telefonare
c. (words, voice) → risuonare; (blast) → rimbombare; (ears) → fischiare
their laughter rang through the room → le loro risate risuonavano nella stanza
my ears are still ringing from the blast → mi fischiano ancora le orecchie per via dell'esplosione
to ring true/false (fig) → suonare vero/a/falso/a
ring around vi + adv = ring round
ring back vt + adv (Brit) (Telec) → richiamare
ring in vi + adv (Brit) (Telec) → telefonare
ring off vi + adv (Brit) (Telec) → mettere giù, riattaccare
ring out vi + advrisuonare, riecheggiare
ring round
1. vi + advfare un giro di telefonate
2. vt + adv to ring round one's friendstelefonare a tutti gli amici
ring up vt + adv = ring 2b

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.

ring2

(riŋ) past tense rang (raŋ) : past participle rung (raŋ) verb
1. to (cause to) sound. The doorbell rang; He rang the doorbell; The telephone rang.
2. (often with up) to telephone (someone). I'll ring you (up) tonight.
3. (often with for) to ring a bell (eg in a hotel) to tell someone to come, to bring something etc. She rang for the maid.
4. (of certain objects) to make a high sound like a bell. The glass rang as she hit it with a metal spoon.
5. to be filled with sound. The hall rang with the sound of laughter.
6. (often with out) to make a loud, clear sound. His voice rang through the house; A shot rang out.
noun
1. the act or sound of ringing. the ring of a telephone.
2. a telephone call. I'll give you a ring.
3. a suggestion, impression or feeling. His story has a ring of truth about it.
ring a bell
to have been seen, heard etc before, but not remembered in detail. His name rings a bell, but I don't remember where I've heard it before.
ring back
to telephone (someone who has telephoned). If he is busy at the moment, he can ring me back; He'll ring back tomorrow.
ring off
to end a telephone call.
ring true
to sound true. His story does not ring true.

ring

رَنِيـن, يُخابِرُ, يَرِنُّ prstýnek, zavolat, zvonit ring, ringe klingeln, läuten, Ring δαχτυλίδι, κουδουνίζω, χτυπώ anillo, llamar, sonar, tocar soida, soitto bague, sonner, téléphoner à nazvati, prsten, zvoniti anello, suonare 鳴らす, 鳴らすこと, 鳴る/鳴らす 반지, 울리다 opbellen, ring, weerklinken ring, ringe dzwonić, pierścień, zadzwonić anel, telefonar, tocar звенеть, звонить, кольцо ring, ringa แหวน, โทรศัพท์หา, ส่งเสียงดัง çalmak, yüzük gọi điện, reo, tiếng chuông 打电话, 铃响, 铃声

ring

n. anillo, círculo;
vi. sonar; zumbar.

ring

n anillo; vaginal — anillo vaginal
References in classic literature ?
Susie Perkins came to school today with a lovely red carnelian ring.
Now, with a ring of earnestness in his voice, he was advising concerning some course of conduct.
Baggert, answering a ring at the front door, announced that Mr.
After Antonia had said the new words over and over, she wanted to give me a little chased silver ring she wore on her middle finger.
Once she stopped, and taking off her wedding ring, flung it upon the carpet.
His adversary leaped on his feet, making the arches of the forest ring with the sounds of triumph.
There was a certain cynical ring in her father's voice that was unlike his usual hesitating abstraction.
The whole gang of sailors, likewise, observing the press of spectators, and learning the purport of the scarlet letter, came and thrust their sunburnt and desperado-looking faces into the ring.
For a long time, now, the circus-running sun has raced within his fiery ring, and needs no sustenance but what's in himself.
The gardener who lived at the lodge had heard the bell ring, and was ready with the gate open, and away we went through the park, and through the village, and down the hill till we came to the toll-gate.
The guests form a great ring, locking hands, and, when the music starts up, begin to move around in a circle.
Her left hand lay gloveless, and of the four rings on her third finger one was a wedding-ring.