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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 ?
I was just putting out my light when the telephone rang a furious tocsin in the next room.
Blessed be the name of the Lord," the solemn syllables rang out slowly one after another, setting the air quivering with waves of sound.
Genevieve asked, the while their footfalls rang out on the frosty air.