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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.]
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ringing

(ˈrɪŋɪŋ)
n
1. the act or sound of ringing a bell
2. a sensation of humming or ringing
adj
3. making a sonorous or resonant sound
4. sounding loudly and clearly
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ringing - the sound of a bell ringingringing - 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
2.ringing - the giving of a ring as a token of engagement
betrothal, troth, engagement - a mutual promise to marry
3.ringing - having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
timbre, tone, quality, timber - (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
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ringing

adjective
Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound:
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Translations

ringing

1 [ˈrɪŋɪŋ] N (Orn) → anillado m, anillamiento m

ringing

2 [ˈrɪŋɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (lit) [telephone] → que suena or sonaba
ringing tone (Brit) (Telec) → señal f de llamada
2. (= resounding) [voice] → sonoro, resonante; [declaration] → grandilocuente; [endorsement, condemnation] → enérgico
in ringing tonesen tono enérgico
B. N [of large bell] → repique m, tañido m (liter); [of handbell] → campanilleo m; [of electric bell] → toque m; [of telephone] → timbre m, pitidos mpl; (in ears) → zumbido m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ringing

[ˈrɪŋɪŋ]
n
[small bell] → tintement m
[doorbell] → sonnerie f
[telephone] → sonnerie f
(in ears)bourdonnement m
adj
[crash, clatter] → retentissant(e)
[endorsement] → vibrant(e)ringing tone n (British)sonnerie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ringing

adj bellläutend; voice, toneschallend; phrases, declarationleidenschaftlich; endorsementklar, eindeutig; in ringing tonesleidenschaftlich; ringing tone (Brit Telec) → Rufzeichen nt
n
(of bell)Läuten nt; (of electric bell also, alarm clock, phone)Klingeln nt; (in ears) → Klingen nt
(= bell-ringing)Glockenläuten nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ringing

[ˈrɪŋɪŋ]
1. adj (voice, tone) → sonoro/a
2. n (of church bells) → scampanio; (of door bell) → scampanellata; (of telephone) → squillo; (in ears) → fischio, ronzio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ringing

a. resonante, retumbante;
___earstintineo, zumbido, ruido en los oídos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ringing

n (in the ear) zumbido
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References in classic literature ?
But then he made out a melody in the ringing; there were chimes.
To-day you are poor, obscure, and disheartened, and to-morrow the world may be ringing with your name."
Suddenly, the silence in the next room was disturbed by the ringing of an electric bell.
His firm lips met like the lips of a vice; the Delta of his forehead's veins swelled like overladen brooks; in his very sleep, his ringing cry ran through the vaulted hull, Stern all!
"Wait a minute and I'll come right back," answered the old fellow, thinking he had to deal with one of those boys who love to roam around at night ringing people's bells while they are peacefully asleep.
The rocks of the Spy-glass re-echoed it a score of times; the whole troop of marsh-birds rose again, darkening heaven, with a simultaneous whirr; and long after that death yell was still ringing in my brain, silence had re- established its empire, and only the rustle of the redescending birds and the boom of the distant surges disturbed the languor of the afternoon.