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v. rang, rung, ring•ing,
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."
Ringa circular arrangement or group. See also circle.
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.
The -ed participle is rung.
You can say that someone rings a place.
In conversation, people often use ring up, instead of 'ring'. There is no difference in meaning.
Don't use 'to' after ring or ring up.
Past participle: ringed
Past participle: rung
|Noun||1.||ring - 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 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)
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
|5.||ring - 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
|6.||ring - 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|
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 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
|9.||ring - a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)|
|Verb||1.||ring - sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"|
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"|
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"|
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"
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 identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"|
attach - cause to be attached
electric ring → quemador m eléctrico, hornillo m eléctrico
gas ring → fuego m de gas
onion rings → aros mpl de cebolla rebozados
pineapple rings → rodajas fpl de piña
see also diamond, engagement, key, nose, piston, signet, wedding
to stand/sit in a ring → ponerse/sentarse en círculo
a ring of hills → un anillo de colinas
he always leaves a dirty ring round the bath → siempre deja un cerco de suciedad en la bañera
to have rings round one's eyes → tener ojeras
the rings of Saturn → los anillos de Saturno
to run rings round sb → dar mil vueltas a algn
see also smoke
see also drug, spy, vice 1
the ring (fig) → el boxeo
to throw or toss one's hat or cap into the ring → echarse or lanzarse al ruedo
see also show
the building was ringed by police → la policía rodeaba or cercaba el edificio
the town is ringed by hills → la ciudad está rodeada de colinas
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 N → llave f dentada
ring2 [rɪŋ] (rang (vb: pt) (rung (pp)))
there was a ring at the door → llamaron al timbre de la puerta, sonó el timbre de la puerta
he answered the telephone on the first ring → contestó el teléfono al primer pitido
the familiar ring of her voice → el timbre familiar de su voz
the ring of sledge runners on the ice → el sonido metálico de los trineos sobre el hielo
I'll give you a ring → te llamo, te doy un telefonazo or un toque
that rings a bell (with me) → eso me suena
it doesn't ring any bells → no me suena
to ring the changes you could ring the changes by substituting ground almonds → podrías cambiar or variar sustituyendo la almendra molida
he decided to ring the changes after his side's third consecutive defeat → decidió cambiar de táctica tras la tercera derrota consecutiva de su equipo
see also alarm
to ring off the hook (US) [telephone] → sonar constantemente, no parar de sonar
you rang, madam? → ¿me llamó usted, señora?
to ring at the door → llamar a la puerta
to ring for sth: we'll ring for some sugar → llamaremos para pedir azúcar
to ring for sb → llamar para que venga algn
"please ring for attention" → rogamos toque el timbre para que le atiendan
could someone ring for a taxi? → ¿podría alguien llamar a un taxi?
the valley rang with cries → los gritos resonaron por el valle
his words were ringing in my head → sus palabras resonaban en mi cabeza
the news set the town ringing → la noticia causó furor en la ciudad
the town rang with his praises → por toda la ciudad no se oían más que alabanzas suyas
to ring true/false/hollow → sonar a cierto/falso/hueco
his suddenly friendly tone rang false → su tono amistoso tan repentino sonaba a falso
her story just didn't ring true → la historia no parecía verdad
could you ask him to ring me back? → ¿le podría decir que me llame?
can you ring back later? → ¿puede volver a llamar más tarde?
I rang in to say I was ill → llamé (por teléfono) para decir que estaba enfermo
ring out the old, ring in the new → que suenen las campanas para despedir al año viejo y recibir el nuevo año
if you ring round, you can usually get a good deal → si llamas a varios sitios, generalmente se consiguen gangas
a gold ring → un anneau en or
a diamond ring → une bague de diamants
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
the ring of truth
That has the ring of truth about it → Cela a l'air vrai.
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.
The phone's ringing → Le téléphone sonne.
The doorbell rang → Quelqu'un a sonné.
Your mother rang this morning → Ta mère a téléphoné ce matin.
to ring for [+ taxi, ambulance, doctor] → appeler; [+ appointment, information] → appeler pour obtenir
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.
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?
I'll ring back later → Je rappellerai plus tard.
ring2 vb: pret <rang>, ptp <rung>
wedding ring → fede f (of smoke) → spirale f
the rings of Saturn → gli anelli di Saturno
to run rings round sb (fig) → surclassare qn
they were sitting in a ring → erano seduti in circolo or in cerchio
ring2 [rɪŋ] (rang (vb: pt) (rung (pp)))
that has the ring of truth about it → questo ha l'aria d'essere vero
to ring the changes (fig) → variare
the name doesn't ring a bell (with me) (fig) → questo nome non mi dice niente
to ring for sb/sth → (suonare il campanello per) chiamare qn/chiedere qc