Meaning of RING in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English h~; akin to Old High German h~ ~, Old Church Slavic krǫgŭ circle Date: before 12th century a circular band for holding, connecting, hanging, pulling, packing, or sealing , a circlet usually of precious metal worn especially on the finger, 3. a circular line, figure, or object , an encircling arrangement , a circular or spiral course, 4. a. an often circular space especially for exhibitions or competitions, a structure containing such a ~, a square enclosure in which a fighting contest (as a boxing or wrestling match) takes place, a band of small objects revolving around a planet (as Saturn) and composed of dust and icy or rocky fragments, annual ~ , 7. an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish and often corrupt purpose (as to control a market) , gang , the field of a political contest ; race , food in the shape of a circle, an arrangement of atoms represented in formulas or models in a cyclic manner, a set of mathematical elements that is closed under two binary operations of which the first forms a commutative group with the set and the second is associative over the set and is distributive with respect to the first operation, 12. plural a pair of usually rubber-covered metal ~s suspended from a ceiling or crossbar to a height of approximately eight feet above the floor and used for hanging, swinging, and balancing feats in gymnastics, an event in gymnastics competition in which the ~s are used, boxing I , ~like adjective II. verb (~ed; ~ing) Date: 14th century transitive verb to provide with a ~, to place or form a ~ around ; encircle , girdle 2, to throw a ~er over (the peg) in a game (as horseshoes or quoits), intransitive verb 1. to move in a ~, to rise in the air spirally, to form or take the shape of a ~, III. verb (rang; rung; ~ing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English h~an; akin to Old Norse h~ja to ~ Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to sound resonantly or sonorously , 2. to be filled with a reverberating sound ; resound , to have the sensation of being filled with a humming sound , to cause something to ~ , 4. to be filled with talk or report , to have great renown, to sound repetitiously , to have a sound or character expressive of some quality , to make a telephone call, transitive verb to cause to sound especially by striking, to make (a sound) by or as if by ~ing a bell, to announce by or as if by ~ing, to repeat often, loudly, or earnestly, 5. to summon especially by bell, telephone , IV. noun Date: 1549 a set of bells, a clear resonant sound made by or resembling that made by vibrating metal, resonant tone ; sonority , a loud sound continued, repeated, or reverberated, a sound or character expressive of some particular quality , 6. the act or an instance of ~ing, a telephone call

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