Meaning of RING in English

RING

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bell rings out (= it rings loudly )

The bells rang out to celebrate the end of the war.

a bell rings

I could hear the church bells ringing in the distance.

a rung of a ladder (= the part you put your foot on )

The first rung of the ladder was broken.

a shot rings out (= is heard )

Suddenly, two shots rang out.

a spy ring ( also a network of spies ) (= a group of spies )

He was well informed through his network of spies.

a telephone rings

The telephone rang, but Tom didn’t answer it.

call/phone/ring in sick (= phone to say you are not coming in to work because you are ill )

I could have called in sick, but I knew you needed this report.

circus ring (= a large circular area where tricks are performed )

engagement ring

Jerry bought her a beautiful sapphire engagement ring.

eternity ring

gas ring

gold watch/chain/ring etc

hollow ring

Even as he spoke, Ivan was well aware of the hollow ring to his words.

key ring

napkin ring

piston ring

rang high

A strange cry rang high into the night.

ring a bell

He was ringing a big brass bell.

ring binder

ring finger

ring road

ring the doorbell (= push the button )

signet ring

the bottom rung (= of a ladder )

I put my foot on the bottom rung and started to climb.

the phone rings

Around three o'clock, the phone rang.

web ring

a classical music web ring

wedding ring

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

concentric

These are usually made up of a central pit or cup, surrounded by one ring or concentric rings or spiral turns.

Spaced evenly from the bottom up, concentric rings of black crow feathers rise to the top of the cairn.

The other is a piece of reef shaped like a fungal bracket of concentric rings , or perhaps like a footprint cast.

The largest craters show, in addition to their rim walls and central peak structures, outer concentric rings of mountains.

It is built of large blocks of travertine stone and the arch has two concentric rings of radiating voussoirs.

One theory suggests that personality can be viewed as a series of concentric rings .

diamond

He recently forked out more than £350,000 on a huge diamond ring as a token of his love.

She wore large gold earrings and a heavy strand of pearls, and on her right hand was a huge diamond ring .

Deronda calls on Mirah to ask her to marry him, laying his gloves and diamond ring on a table.

Ruby and diamond ring , $ 129.

familiar

Just as the current crisis has a distinctly familiar ring to it, so too do the solutions being offered.

These and other questions have a familiar ring because versions of these same questions are posted in various places on the walls.

The indirect solutions for ecological appropriation have a more familiar land reform ring but are not without positive environmental implications.

We pull out some coins and drop them on to the counter, where they make, no doubt, a familiar ring .

If such a three-pronged assault on the ailing Soviet economy has a familiar ring to it, that is hardly surprising.

Charles's animated eyes widen to reveal familiar dramatic rings of white around the blue as we exchange a silent look.

Once a few have been mastered it is surprising how quickly the most ponderous sounding scientific name acquires a familiar ring .

Some findings will have a familiar ring in the West.

gold

The dull reflection came from a gold finger ring .

His skin was dark, dark brown, his head perfectly slick, his ear pierced by a tiny gold ring .

It included a huge shot of her Cartier diamond and white-\#gold engagement ring .

He poured himself another inch of whiskey, the gold rings on his fingers tapping the glass, restless percussion.

He wore a gold ring , engraved with the letter R - his Christmas present from Johanna.

His golden hair was parted down the middle, and he wore a gold ring on his right hand.

The gold wedding ring to complement it perfectly was made in her studio.

On the index finger of his left hand he wore a gold signet ring .

hollow

But the famous Bongs! will have a hollow ring for millions of soccer fans anxiously waiting for news of their teams.

It resembles a hollow ring of land surrounded by scattered archipelagos.

The thought had a hollow ring to it.

inner

The inner ring itself could never quite understand her arrival there, and concluded finally that she made it through sheer cheek.

Ringway One was an inner ring road running largely through working-class areas of housing stress.

The inner ring is economically dependent on core Tyneside for the bulk of its employment opportunities.

key

The tokens are swapped for Guinness T shirts, key rings , vouchers and customised prizes.

She rummaged in her handbag for the key on its wooden key ring and tried to fit it into the lock.

He had to fumble in it for some seconds before his fingers found the key ring .

Interestingly, the use of key rings is confined solely to the Roman period.

Sebastian Nocon got a huge key ring with the letter S on it from Fergie.

Other good features include a spare bulb in the tail cap and a useful key ring facility.

outer

The device clips to the outer ring of the drum cap, sealing the outlet.

These in turn merge gradually into dark circles and bright outer rings with no evidence of impact cratering.

The hind legs have to mark time while the forelegs cross over, making the outer ring of a wheel.

The largest craters show, in addition to their rim walls and central peak structures, outer concentric rings of mountains.

In the surrounding debris of apartment blocks more militia would be crouched, forming the outer defence ring of the beleaguered stronghold.

Any way you look at it, the beams miss the bullseye and hit the outer ring .

Vologsky took over control again, knowing that he must be within twenty miles of the outer warning ring around Alma-Ata.

The outer country ring would be the chief reception area for overcrowded London.

■ NOUN

bell

On hearing a bell ring before the appearance of food the animals quickly came to associate that sound with feeding time.

Finally, the bell rings and kids burst joyfully out the door.

The bell rings and as I approach the front door I can see Mrs Marsh through the frosted glass.

drug

These days they can cost hundreds rather than thousands of pounds, and drug rings are known to be using them.

Who did they represent - a government, the Mafia, some drug ring ?

engagement

She had hoped his ideas lay in another direction, like an engagement ring .

The glitter of the rhinestones was answered by the glitter of the diamond in her engagement ring .

It included a huge shot of her Cartier diamond and white-gold engagement ring .

She is sometimes seen by his side but wears no engagement ring .

She was Tim's first choice when he set out to find the perfect engagement ring for the woman he loved.

A full guarantee comes with every Beaverbrooks purchase and a year's free insurance policy with your engagement ring .

He is the heavenly Lover's engagement ring given to us.

finger

According to Winston, men generally have a longer ring finger than index finger.

Dunne has a dislocated ring finger on his right hand.

So, do tomboyish girls, and footballers have very long ring fingers ?

In November 1991, Jones suffered ligament and joint damage to his left ring finger in a dirt-bike accident.

gas

He threw down the knife, turned off the gas ring and stamped down the hall.

An analogy from control engineering would be a kettle on a gas ring .

In one corner is a gas ring , in another a table with some school books on it.

There is a gas ring in my room and the percolator is bubbling.

And once he had realized that ... To the left of the gas ring was a note.

onion

They are best used raw or cooked only briefly, and they make great onion rings .

The happy hour food menu includes hot wings, chicken quesadillas, onion rings and crab cakes, among others.

Serve garnished with the retained onion rings and the drained lemon rind.

Season with salt and serve with onion rings .

The golden, oversized onion rings are beauties.

phone

He had heard the phone ring but did not listen to what was said.

He let the phone ring twenty times, thirty, tried the line again, let it ring forty times.

If your phone rings at 2.15 a.m. you'd better hope that too.

Simply to imagine it is to defy credibility: A phone rings in a boarding house in Mobile, Alabama.

If the phone rings you know your dialer and modem are talking to each other properly.

The earlier the phone rings , the worse the news.

The phone rings and he retires to the office to attend to it.

The phone rings and you have to pick it up by the fourth ring or it rolls over to the message service.

piston

Pardue's aircraft had metal on the oil filter screens as well as part of a piston ring .

road

All the good spots are close to the ring road .

I stayed with him in the heavy traffic round the ring road , skirting the city centre and out towards Bingley.

Access at the bottom of Tubwell Row to the ring road might have to be controlled by traffic lights.

Nine tenths of the Leicester ring road is finished and has been for some years.

She fills up with petrol on the ring road .

Back beside the ring road and the footbridge.

It is so obvious that they should all stay outside the ring road except for the bus station where they would all terminate.

signet

The dancer Fred Astaire was among those in modern times who have worn a signet ring on the right hand.

The signet rings were probably the prerogative of the rich, as they were often made of gold or silver.

On the index finger of his left hand he wore a gold signet ring .

She went into the hall and rested Johnny's signet ring on the little table there.

Schumacher fiddled energetically with his signet ring , and offered no further conversation beyond a snort of ridicule.

Such letters are sealed with the cardinal's own signet ring .

Johnny's signet ring was somewhere in the hall; there was no doubting it.

Glynn also had stolen from him a purse containing £22 and a gold signet ring .

spy

Secret files reveal an Oxford spy ring .

It suggests there was an Oxford spy ring in the 1930s which passed secrets to the Soviet Union.

wedding

If you buy your engagement ring from them you will get a 10 percent discount on your wedding ring or rings.

She was fiddling self-consciously with her wedding ring , twisting it around below her knuckle.

She recognized her wedding ring but nothing else.

Yet a far stronger and more symbolic object remains - the wedding ring .

She had, after all, a wedding ring on her finger, so there must have been a Mr Salt.

And don't forget the 10 percent discount you will receive on further purchases when you choose your wedding ring at Beaverbrooks.

What looked like a wedding ring was wedged on her thumb.

The gold wedding ring to complement it perfectly was made in her studio.

■ VERB

break

He broke off at the ring of the doorbell.

buy

Later, she and Damian drove down into Central District to buy her engagement ring .

He ad wanted to buy her a ring , but neither of them were ready for that yet.

It was even possible now, with the prospect of the extra money, to think of buying her a ring .

As we hadn't bought our wedding rings , we had to make do with cheap imitations from the hospital gift shop.

Malc sold his trumpet to buy me a wedding ring .

He bought her a ring , with little seed pearls and a sapphire.

If you buy your engagement ring from them you will get a 10 percent discount on your wedding ring or rings.

form

The ends of a helix can be joined to form a continuous ring or torus.

Form a ball with remaining dough, roll it out and continue forming circles and rings until all dough is used.

In the surrounding debris of apartment blocks more militia would be crouched, forming the outer defence ring of the beleaguered stronghold.

Rings are attached along these tapes to form horizontal rows of rings .

He descends down to the people, and they form a ring around him.

A scrum of security guards formed a protective ring around the boxer as they fought back the crowd.

Some of it escaped into space and the rest formed a ring of hot gas in orbit round the Earth.

As they paddle sedately forward across the water, they suddenly form a ring .

give

Whatever your needs or circumstances give us a ring now!

Then he gave him a magic ring from his own finger.

Mr Evans gave it to me and he gave Carrie a ring .

Perhaps, he thought with sudden abandon, he should give Edith Mallory a ring this very moment and express his thanks.

Make a ring from the broken ring and the jewel. 30. Give the ring to Mum. 31.

They gave her dolls, rings , shawls, baskets and necklaces.

I suggested as gently as I could to Jean-Claude that he give Chaillot a ring .

All points in a given delay ring are indistinguishable from one another using this information alone.

pull

Lucker pulls the ring pull and extends it to him.

Somebody had pulled his gold wedding ring off his pudgy hand.

run

He was a Gemini, complex and clever, a dual personality who could run rings round her with contemptuous ease.

Pepe runs a prostitution ring using street kids who sell maps to the homes of the stars between tricks.

Soon we were running a successful escape ring .

She ran rings round him, but he loved her all the same.

For sheer cleverness she could run rings around them all.

Who had run an escape ring .

Adams left the jewels at Niven's Hollywood mansion after being arrested for running a call-girl ring .

Fisher found a superb clip of Bernard running rings round pious Esther Rantzen in 1977.

wear

In his left ear he wore a small ring .

I stopped wearing my wedding ring .

The dancer Fred Astaire was among those in modern times who have worn a signet ring on the right hand.

The woman was wearing a wedding ring with diamonds circling a blue sapphire stone, Rodriguez said.

She is sometimes seen by his side but wears no engagement ring .

His golden hair was parted down the middle, and he wore a gold ring on his right hand.

I wore a beautiful ring , a love token made of sheer gold.

He wore a gold ring , engraved with the letter R - his Christmas present from Johanna.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ringing endorsement

alarm bells ring

At Police Headquarters alarm bells rang in from government munition dumps, military vehicle compounds, hi-tech weapon factories and sweet shops.

Between them, in their flight from the mill, they'd set all the alarm bells ringing at the local sub-station.

But alarm bells rang when Allison wrote back in December.

Her flesh cried out to be closer, and, with the last vestiges of sanity, alarm bells rang.

Maybe when they didn't phone home, the alarm bells rang.

More precisely, one complaint from a parent actually appeared, but this was enough to set alarm bells ringing.

Nor had any alarm bells rung about Thomas.

throw/toss your hat into the ring

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A ring of mountains encircles the Val d'Aosta.

Corvino was the sixth member of the spy ring to be arrested for stealing high-tech secrets from several silicon valley firms.

Cut the onion into rings and fry in a little oil.

Drug rings operate in most large cities of the world.

He sat in a corner blowing smoke rings.

My glass left a wet ring on the table.

napkin rings

The children sat around him in a ring , eager to hear his story.

The cottage was surrounded by a ring of trees.

The cup left a dark ring on the table.

The hostage's wrists had red rings on them where the ropes had been pulled tight.

There was a ring at the door.

There were two car keys on a ring that said FIAT.

They make great onion rings there.

You have to throw the wooden rings so that they land around the bottles.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He died right there in the ring .

If the rings do not align symmetrically, look for a mark on either bridle.

Kersey blew smoke rings and watched them with approval.

The ring glittered on its damson pouffe like some intra-uterine device.

This elegant Borzoi is shown leaving the judging ring , calmly and with poise.

Torn webbing between his right ring and middle fingers and a torn knee cartilage in 1992.

When an advanced version of the ring becomes available, it will be tested in a Boston-area hospital, Yang said.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

around

I've rung around the place for you.

It rang around four o'clock and woke us up.

back

Would ring back . 9.26: Telephone call to Finance Section.

They should ask if the timing of the call is inconvenient and offer to ring back if not.

Meanwhile at home on my answering machine a message from New Zealand: please ring back .

She would look for their gloves, would ring back if she found them.

If it is all right please ask him to ring back at lunchtime when we will be in the House.

And then put the phone down, and waited for us to ring back to find out what she was demanding.

Brian told her that Esther had phoned and wanted her to ring back .

I rang back to make sure he hadn't fainted!

off

He had just remembered where he'd heard the phrase with which Crepi had rung off .

She did not enlighten him, rang off and warned Ayling the police were going to question him.

A heart attack, she said, and rang off before he could ask questions.

When he demanded who Blanche was, and why she was phoning so late, she rang off .

Just as she had put off ringing Livingstone until it was too late, so she procrastinated with regard to contacting Gwen.

I got to the phone before whoever was calling rang off .

Michele thanked her and rang off .

Well, I said the usual pompous things but I had a good laugh when she rang off .

out

The single chime of a church clock rang out suddenly in the darkness.

For now... there rang out the voice of Abraham Lincoln calling for seventy-five thousand volunteers for three months.

A loud alarm bell rang out soundly and he awoke from a trance.

Screams rang out in some hallways when the lights snapped off.

No doubt if she had been less absorbed, she would have heard the footsteps ring out into the frosty night behind her.

Shots ring out , the country is shocked, aroused.

Screams rang out from the galleries, where spectators had been gazing down instead of hiding.

And then, with the sun on her, she lurched forward as a shot rang out from below.

please

Please ring me and I will explain which numbers you should use.

Meanwhile at home on my answering machine a message from New Zealand: please ring back.

For more about these courses, please ring Karen Fox on.

If anyone would like more details please ring on.

If you have any problems or complaints, please ring your local Customer Care Unit.

Please ring me at the above number and I will meet you in Paris to escort you to the hospital.

If you feel that you want to discuss a quality assurance issue at short notice, please ring your systems verifier.

round

Somebody thought of it at an editorial conference, and Muggins here had to ring round all these celebrities to get comments.

First of all, she rang round her contacts in journalism.

■ NOUN

change

The owners of this modern kitchen preferred a wood appearance and so they rang the changes .

To ring the changes , hair was sprayed at the roots and lightly backcombed for an alternative look.

It's a stunning dress but it's meant for a woman with lots of clothes to ring the changes .

That's because we haven't published it yet ... Yep, it's time to ring the changes .

You should choose a variety of foods and ring the changes with meals.

Slicked scrunched or back-combed, you can ring the changes with these inspiring styles.

To ring the changes , try orange or lime-flavoured jellies for the cheesecake.

With a good group ring the changes - try for different effects with new faces at the front.

number

For a full product information pack please circle the reader service number or ring our technical department on.

But there was no answer from the number he rang .

We have a daytime telephone number to ring for further details.

She offered me a number I could ring in Chicago to make a claim for making a call to Chicago.

He gave me a number to ring in London.

Your calls are free of course and the number to ring is oh five hundred four oh four treble zero.

office

Our head of bureaux suggested they ring the Foreign Office .

They rang from the duty office to break the news to me just after nine.

He reached for the phone and rang the London office .

She rang his office , and then panicked at the secretary's voice, and put the receiver down without speaking.

I rang up the ticket office but just got a recorded message.

At nine o'clock the next morning Gerald rang his office to say he would not be in to work that day.

A telephone rang in an outer office .

Before shaving, he rang his office and spoke to the woman police constable who acted as his secretary.

phone

I'd been asleep for a mere four hours after my run-in with Jackson when the phone rang insistently.

When I got to my door I heard the phone ringing , but by the time I was inside it had stopped.

As she opened the front door the phone began to ring and she rushed to answer it.

M., while he was showering, the phone rang .

On impulse I picked up the phone and rang her, hoping I still had the right number.

All those who knew Eaton well expect the door to open or the phone to ring .

The phone rang nine minutes later.

And then early one morning, midway through the fortnight, the phone in our apartment rang .

police

My friend in Holborn rang a friend who rang the Chelsea police and found they were taking the accusation very seriously.

A police spokesman said yesterday some dialled 999 while others rang Darlington police station direct.

She could have lifted it off the hook, she could have rung the police , except that fear had immobilised her.

It is hardly likely that a vicious thug will wait politely while we ring the police .

You saw that they were dead and rang for the police .

Mr McGowan reportedly rang the police at least four times, the last time a week before his death.

She got as far as a seaside guest-house before ringing the police and confessing what she had done.

shot

As three more shots rang out, the push-chair blew apart.

The shots rang out just after Combs and his entourage walked past a large circular bar in the center of the club.

Suddenly shots rang out and I realized with fright that Janotte was shooting at us.

Twenty shots rang out, 11 ripping through Tatum.

They stood hand in hand, breathing heavily from their exertions, when two shots rang out.

Four blocks from home, shots rang out and their crumpled bodies collapsed to the ground.

It was near dawn when the shots stopped ringing through the forest.

telephone

In the next room along, a telephone was ringing .

A few moments later the telephone rang .

She was waiting for him to come back when the telephone rang .

On the table in the front of the room was a telephone , which rang whenever the bond market went berserk.

As she opened her door the telephone was ringing .

The telephone rang again and both women hurried toward it, jostling each other in the doorway.

The following day the telephone rang .

Eunice Bonifante was in the bathroom when the telephone rang .

voice

Better end it now, a warning voice rang deep inside her brain.

Her voice rang , playful yet deeper than he would have expected.

Their voices rang instead of speaking.

Her belief gave her hope; her sweet warm voice rang out the thanks that follow the baptism.

Their voices ring out cheerfully from the uncluttered surfaces.

The voice of the auctioneer rang out, hushing the expectant crowd.

word

Seized for a moment by the power of prophesy, Caledor spoke words that would ring down the ages.

The words ring in my ears.

The words rang flat when she fastened back the shutters.

His words were ringing in her ears now although they had had little impact before.

■ VERB

hear

No doubt if she had been less absorbed, she would have heard the footsteps ring out into the frosty night behind her.

When I got to my door I heard the phone ringing , but by the time I was inside it had stopped.

She heard distant bells ringing and the strange silence of the streets.

The group passed us, and shortly we heard them ringing the temple bell.

The window was open at the top and I could hear the church bells ringing in the distance.

In my mind I heard the phone ringing .

But I was writing, usually, and just plagued to hear him ring .

Smack. 2 Primo hears the phone ringing as he climbs the last flight of stairs.

start

If the adviser wants you to make out a cheque to him, the alarm bells should start ringing .

But two days into the vacation the phone started ringing and he started covering pages of his little yellow notepad.

Broomhead heard warning bells starting to ring in his head.

She told me to hit the streets with the canvas bag and start ringing doorbells the instant school was out next day.

In Britain, at least, alarm bells have started to ring .

Travelers to Prague may find the comparison with Paris starting to ring all too true when it comes to hotel prices.

He smiled grimly and two minutes later his briefcase started ringing .

Miguel ran and ran until the bells started ringing again.

stop

Summerchild taps on the hardboard divisions to demonstrate their solidity and stops at once when they ring hollow.

It was near dawn when the shots stopped ringing through the forest.

I guess that's what stops me ringing .

The phone stopped ringing and the clock ticked then the phone started again and the clock stopped.

When the bells stop ringing you must plan your next move.

When the phone stopped ringing , Tom picked it up and called the Inghilterra.

My telephone has not stopped ringing with colleagues accusing me of changing my allegiance and forsaking my birthright.

He took his time getting to it, half hoping it would stop ringing before he answered.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ringing endorsement

alarm bells ring

At Police Headquarters alarm bells rang in from government munition dumps, military vehicle compounds, hi-tech weapon factories and sweet shops.

Between them, in their flight from the mill, they'd set all the alarm bells ringing at the local sub-station.

But alarm bells rang when Allison wrote back in December.

Her flesh cried out to be closer, and, with the last vestiges of sanity, alarm bells rang.

Maybe when they didn't phone home, the alarm bells rang.

More precisely, one complaint from a parent actually appeared, but this was enough to set alarm bells ringing.

Nor had any alarm bells rung about Thomas.

be ringing off the hook

The phone was ringing off the hook here all weekend.

throw/toss your hat into the ring

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A burglar alarm was ringing further along the road.

All the students were out of their seats as soon as the bell rang.

At that moment, the door bell rang.

Her eyes were ringed with heavy black liner.

If you tap something made of good glass, it should keep ringing for quite a long time.

My ears were still ringing hours after the concert.

She was about to go out when the phone rang.

The cathedral rang with the amazing voices of the choir.

The phone's ringing.

Thousands of protesters ringed the embassy.

We heard them ringing the temple bell.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Around midnight, the phone rang.

He was so loud my ears rang.

I have rung the world from these boxes and feel a great affection and gratitude towards them.

I wondered when you were going to ring .

The phone rang in the kitchen.

The telephone would ring less frequently, although the girls might be more frequently on the telephone.

III. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Around midnight, the phone rang.

He was so loud my ears rang.

I have rung the world from these boxes and feel a great affection and gratitude towards them.

The phone rang in the kitchen.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.