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ring

noun

1 ring

A characteristic sound.

Roget 847a: jewel [general], , jewelry, jewellery; bijoutry; bijou, bijouterie [Fr.]; trinket; fine jewelry; costume jewelry, junk jewelry; gem, gemstone, precious stone.    ... show more

Roget 214: pendency, dependency; suspension, hanging etc. v.; pedicel, pedicle, peduncle; tail, train, flap, skirt, pigtail, ... show more

Roget 463: experiment; essay etc. (attempt) 675; analysis etc. (investigation) 461; screen; trial, tentative method, t=atonnement.    verification, ... show more

Roget 728: arena, field, platform; scene of action, theater; walk, course; hustings; stare, boards etc. (playhouse) 599; amphitheater; ... show more



2 ring

A toroidal shape:
— A ring of ships in the harbor.

synonyms: anchor ring, annulus, doughnut, halo.

Roget 247: circularity, roundness; rotundity etc. 249.    circle, circlet, ring, areola, hoop, roundlet, annulus, annulet, ... show more

Dutch: donut
Polish: pierścień

3 ring

A rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling.

synonym: hoop.

Dutch: hoepel, ring, ringetje, tonnenband

4 ring

chemistry A chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop.

synonym: closed chain.

Polish: pierścień

5 ring

An association of criminals.

synonyms: gang, mob, pack.

Roget 712: party, faction, side, denomination, communion, set, crew, band.    horde, posse, phalanx; family, clan, etc. ... show more

Dutch: gang, jeugdbende
Polish: banda, chewra, hewra, szajka

6 ring

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.

synonyms: ringing, tintinnabulation.

Roget 408: resonance; ring etc. v.; ringing, tintinabulation etc. v.; reflexion [Brit.], reflection, reverberation; echo, reecho; ... show more

7 ring

A platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle.

Polish: ring, ring bokserski

8 ring

Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger:
— She had rings on every finger.

synonym: band.

Dutch: ring

9 ring

A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration).

synonym: band.

Polish: obrączka

verb

1 ring

Sound loudly and sonorously.

synonym: peal.

Dutch: beieren, bommen, gaan, luiden

2 ring

Ring or echo with sound.

synonyms: echo, resound, reverberate.

Roget 408: resound, reverberate, reecho, resonate; ring, jingle, gingle, chink, clink; tink, tinkle; chime; gurgle etc. ... show more

Dutch: weerschalken, doorklinken, echoën, galmen, nagalmen, naijlen, naklinken, resoneren, weergalmen, weerklinken

3 ring

Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification:
— Ring the bells.
— My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church.

synonym: knell.

Dutch: luiden, luien

4 ring

Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone.

synonyms: call, call up, phone, telephone.

Dutch: aanbellen, aanschellen, bellen

5 ring

Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.

synonyms: border, environ, skirt, surround.

Dutch: omcirkelen, insluiten, omgeven, omleggen, omringen, omsluiten, omtrekken

6 ring

Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify:
— Ring birds.

synonym: band.


Moby thesaurus: Bund, Chinese boxing, DDD, Kekule formula, O, Rochdale cooperative, affiliation, agora, alliance, amphitheater, anklet, annular muscle, annulet, annulus, anthelion, antisun, arena, areola, armlet, armory ... show more.

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