noun a circular group of persons.
2. ring ·vi to rise in the air spirally.
3. ring ·vi to practice making music with bells.
4. ring ·vt to repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
5. ring ·noun a chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
6. ring ·vi to continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
7. ring ·vt to fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.
8. ring ·vi to sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.
9. ring ·vt to make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
10. ring ·vi to be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.
11. ring ·noun a sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.
12. ring ·noun the plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles.
13. ring ·noun an inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting.
14. ring ·vt to surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
15. ring ·noun a circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop.
xvi. ring ·vt to cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.
xvii. ring ·noun any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
xviii. ring ·vi to sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.
xix. ring ·noun a circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena.
xx. ring ·noun an elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. ·see ·illust. of sporangium.
xxi. ring ·vt to make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
xxii. ring ·noun a clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, ·etc.
xxiii. ring ·noun the solid generated by the revolution of a circle, or other figure, about an exterior straight line (as an axis) lying in the same plane as the circle or other figure.
xxiv. ring ·noun specifically, a circular ornament of gold or other precious material worn on the finger, or attached to the ear, the nose, or some other part of the person; as, a wedding ring.
xxv. ring ·noun an instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite.