rung


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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 ?
I might or might not confess that Raffles had rung me out of bed to this end.
It looks to me," said he, "as though the crook had rung up somebody before he went off.
Even if I rescued Raffles for the time being, the police would promptly ascertain that it was I who had been rung up by the burglar, and the fact of my not having said a word about it would be directly damning to me, if in the end it did not incriminate us both.