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rung 1

 (rŭng)
n.
1. A rod or bar forming a step of a ladder.
2. A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.
3. The spoke in a wheel.
4. Nautical One of the spokes or handles on a ship's wheel.
5. A level or degree in a hierarchy: a middle manager awaiting a promotion to the next rung.

[Middle English, from Old English hrung.]

rung 2

 (rŭng)
v.
Past participle of ring2.

rung

(rʌŋ)
n
1. one of the bars or rods that form the steps of a ladder
2. (Furniture) a crosspiece between the legs of a chair, etc
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical a spoke on a ship's wheel or a handle projecting from the periphery
4. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) dialect a cudgel or staff
[Old English hrung; related to Old High German runga, Gothic hrugga]
ˈrungless adj

rung

(rʌŋ)
vb
the past participle of ring2
Usage: See at ring2

rung1

(rʌŋ)

v.
pt. and pp. of ring 2.

rung2

(rʌŋ)

n.
1. one of the crosspieces, usu. rounded, forming the steps of a ladder.
2. a rounded or shaped piece fixed horizontally, for strengthening purposes, as between the legs of a chair.
3. a spoke of a wheel.
4. a level or degree, as in a hierarchy.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English hrung, c. Middle Low German, Middle High German runge pole, spoke, Gothic hrugga staff]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rung - a crosspiece between the legs of a chairrung - a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
crosspiece - a transverse brace
folding chair - a chair that can be folded flat for storage
feeding chair, highchair - a chair for feeding a very young child; has four long legs and a footrest and a detachable tray
rocking chair, rocker - a chair mounted on rockers
side chair, straight chair - a straight-backed chair without arms
2.rung - one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder
crosspiece - a transverse brace
ladder - steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down

rung

noun
One of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale:
Informal: notch.
Translations
دَرَجَة سُلَّم
příčka
trin
puola
stigarim
prečka
seyyar merdiven basamağı

rung

1 [rʌŋ] Nescalón m, peldaño m

rung

[ˈrʌŋ]
pp of ring
n
[ladder] → barreau m
(in hierarchy)échelon m
the top rung of society → l'échelon supérieur de la société
the first rung of the property ladder → le premier degré de l'échelle de la propriétérun-in [ˈrʌnɪn] n (= quarrel) → prise f de bec
to have a run-in with sb → avoir maille à partir avec qn
to have a run-in with the law → avoir maille à partir avec la loi

rung

2
n (of ladder, also fig) → Sprosse f; (of chair)Querstab m

rung

1 [rʌŋ] n (of ladder) → piolo; (of chair) → traversa

rung1

(raŋ) noun
a step on a ladder. a missing rung.
References in classic literature ?
Poor and old as it is, it offers a cover, and has rung with the crack of a rifle afore to-night
Jerry rung the great bell and helped the young woman out.
Andy," said his mistress, "step to Eliza's door, and tell her I have rung for her three times.