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Dictionary definition for: Ring

1. (n) a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"

2. (v) sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"

3. (n) a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor" "a halo of smoke"

4. (v) ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"

5. (n) a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"

6. (v) make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells" "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"

7. (n) (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop

8. (v) be around; "Developments surround the town" "The river encircles the village"

9. (n) an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang" "a pack of thieves"

10. (v) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night" "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"

11. (n) the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell" "the ringing of the telephone" "the tintinnabulation that so volumnously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe

12. (v) attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds" "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"

13. (n) a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle

14. (n) jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger" "he noted that she wore a wedding band"

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

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