Definition of Ring


  • a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
  • 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"
  • a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
  • 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"--E. A. Poe
  • an association of criminals
    "police tried to break up the gang"
    "a pack of thieves"
  • (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
    - closed chain
  • 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"
  • a toroidal shape
    "a ring of ships in the harbor"
    "a halo of smoke"
    - anchor ring
  • a characteristic sound
    "it has the ring of sincerity"


  • attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
    "ring birds"
    "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
  • extend on all sides of simultaneously
    "The forest surrounds my property"
  • 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"
    - call up
  • make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
    "Ring the bells"
    "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
  • ring or echo with sound
    "the hall resounded with laughter"
  • sound loudly and sonorously
    "the bells rang"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble ring

9 unscramble word found using the letters ring.

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