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ring


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ring  \Ring\  (r[i^]ng),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Rang}  (r[a^]ng)  or  {Rung} 
  (r[u^]ng);  p.  p.  {Rung};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Ringing}.]  [AS. 
  hringan  akin  to  Icel.  hringja  Sw  ringa,  Dan.  ringe,  OD 
  ringhen,  ringkelen  [root]19.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  sound,  especially  by  striking,  as  a  metallic 
  body;  as  to  ring  a  bell. 
 
  2.  To  make  (a  sound),  as  by  ringing  a  bell;  to  sound. 
 
  The  shard-borne  beetle,  with  his  drowsy  hums,  Hath 
  rung  night's  yawning  peal.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  repeat  often  loudly,  or  earnestly. 
 
  {To  ring  a  peal},  to  ring  a  set  of  changes  on  a  chime  of 
  bells. 
 
  {To  ring  the  changes  upon}.  See  under  {Change}. 
 
  {To  ring  in}  or  {out},  to  usher,  attend  on  or  celebrate,  by 
  the  ringing  of  bells;  as  to  ring  out  the  old  year  and 
  ring  in  the  new  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  ring  the  bells  backward},  to  sound  the  chimes,  reversing 
  the  common  order  --  formerly  done  as  a  signal  of  alarm  or 
  danger.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ring  \Ring\,  n. 
  1.  A  sound;  especially,  the  sound  of  vibrating  metals;  as 
  the  ring  of  a  bell. 
 
  2.  Any  loud  sound;  the  sound  of  numerous  voices;  a  sound 
  continued,  repeated,  or  reverberated. 
 
  The  ring  of  acclamations  fresh  in  his  ears.  --Bacon 
 
  3.  A  chime,  or  set  of  bells  harmonically  tuned. 
 
  As  great  and  tunable  a  ring  of  bells  as  any  in  the 
  world.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ring  \Ring\,  n.  [AS.  hring,  hrinc  akin  to  Fries.  hring,  D.  &  G. 
  ring,  OHG.  ring,  hring,  Icel.  hringr  DAn.  &  SW  ring;  cf 
  Russ.  krug'.  Cf  {Harangue},  {Rank}  a  row,{Rink}.] 
  A  circle,  or  a  circular  line  or  anything  in  the  form  of  a 
  circular  line  or  hoop. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Upon  his  thumb  he  had  of  gold  a  ring.  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  dearest  ring  in  Venice  will  I  give  you  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  circular  area  in  which  races  are  or  run  or  other  sports 
  are  performed;  an  arena. 
 
  Place  me  O,  place  me  in  the  dusty  ring,  Where 
  youthful  charioteers  contend  for  glory.  --E.  Smith. 
 
  4.  An  inclosed  space  in  which  pugilists  fight;  hence 
  figuratively,  prize  fighting.  ``The  road  was  an 
  institution,  the  ring  was  an  institution.''  --Thackeray. 
 
  5.  A  circular  group  of  persons. 
 
  And  hears  the  Muses  in  a  ring  Aye  round  about  Jove's 
  alter  sing.  --Milton. 
 
  6.  (Geom.) 
  a  The  plane  figure  included  between  the  circumferences 
  of  two  concentric  circles. 
  b  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. 
 
  7.  (Astron.  &  Navigation)  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. 
 
  8.  (Bot.)  An  elastic  band  partly  or  wholly  encircling  the 
  spore  cases  of  ferns.  See  Illust.  of  {Sporangium}. 
 
  9.  A  clique;  an  exclusive  combination  of  persons  for  a 
  selfish  purpose,  as  to  control  the  market,  distribute 
  offices,  obtain  contracts,  etc 
 
  The  ruling  ring  at  Constantinople.  --E.  A. 
  Freeman. 
 
  {Ring  armor},  armor  composed  of  rings  of  metal.  See  {Ring 
  mail},  below,  and  {Chain  mail},  under  {Chain}. 
 
  {Ring  blackbird}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  ring  ousel. 
 
  {Ring  canal}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  circular  water  tube  which 
  surrounds  the  esophagus  of  echinoderms. 
 
  {Ring  dotterel},  or  {Ringed  dotterel}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See 
  {Dotterel},  and  Illust.  of  {Pressiroster}. 
 
  {Ring  dropper},  a  sharper  who  pretends  to  have  found  a  ring 
  (dropped  by  himself),  and  tries  to  induce  another  to  buy 
  it  as  valuable,  it  being  worthless. 
 
  {Ring  fence}.  See  under  {Fence}. 
 
  {Ring  finger},  the  third  finger  of  the  left  hand,  or  the  next 
  the  little  finger,  on  which  the  ring  is  placed  in 
  marriage. 
 
  {Ring  formula}  (Chem.),  a  graphic  formula  in  the  shape  of  a 
  closed  ring,  as  in  the  case  of  benzene,  pyridine,  etc  See 
  Illust.  under  {Benzene}. 
 
  {Ring  mail},  a  kind  of  mail  made  of  small  steel  rings  sewed 
  upon  a  garment  of  leather  or  of  cloth. 
 
  {Ring  micrometer}.  (Astron.)  See  {Circular  micrometer},  under 
  {Micrometer}. 
 
  {Saturn's  rings}.  See  {Saturn}. 
 
  {Ring  ousel}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Ousel}. 
 
  {Ring  parrot}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  Old 
  World  parrakeets  having  a  red  ring  around  the  neck, 
  especially  {Pal[ae]ornis  torquatus},  common  in  India,  and 
  {P.  Alexandri}  of  {Java}. 
 
  {Ring  plover}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  ringed  dotterel. 
  b  Any  one  of  several  small  American  plovers  having  a 
  dark  ring  around  the  neck,  as  the  semipalmated  plover 
  ({[AE]gialitis  semipalmata}). 
 
  {Ring  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  harmless  American  snake 
  ({Diadophis  punctatus})  having  a  white  ring  around  the 
  neck.  The  back  is  ash-colored,  or  sage  green,  the  belly  of 
  an  orange  red. 
 
  {Ring  stopper}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Stopper}. 
 
  {Ring  thrush}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  ring  ousel. 
 
  {The  prize  ring},  the  ring  in  which  prize  fighters  contend; 
  prize  fighters,  collectively. 
 
  {The  ring}. 
  a  The  body  of  sporting  men  who  bet  on  horse  races. 
  [Eng.] 
  b  The  prize  ring. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ring  \Ring\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  sound,  as  a  bell  or  other  sonorous  body,  particularly  a 
  metallic  one 
 
  Now  ringen  trompes  loud  and  clarion.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Why  ring  not  out  the  bells?  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  practice  making  music  with  bells.  --Holder. 
 
  3.  To  sound  loud;  to  resound;  to  be  filled  with  a  ringing  or 
  reverberating  sound. 
 
  With  sweeter  notes  each  rising  temple  rung.  --Pope. 
 
  The  hall  with  harp  and  carol  rang.  --Tennyson. 
 
  My  ears  still  ring  with  noise.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  continue  to  sound  or  vibrate;  to  resound. 
 
  The  assertion  is  still  ringing  in  our  ears.  --Burke. 
 
  5.  To  be  filled  with  report  or  talk;  as  the  whole  town  rings 
  with  his  fame. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ring  \Ring\,  v.  i.  (Falconry) 
  To  rise  in  the  air  spirally. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ring  \Ring\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ringed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ringing}.] 
  1.  To  surround  with  a  ring,  or  as  with  a  ring;  to  encircle. 
  ``Ring  these  fingers.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Hort.)  To  make  a  ring  around  by  cutting  away  the  bark;  to 
  girdle;  as  to  ring  branches  or  roots. 
 
  3.  To  fit  with  a  ring  or  with  rings,  as  the  fingers,  or  a 
  swine's  snout. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pawl  \Pawl\,  n.  [W.  pawl  a  pole,  a  stake.  Cf  {Pole}  a  stake.] 
  (Mach.) 
  A  pivoted  tongue,  or  sliding  bolt,  on  one  part  of  a  machine, 
  adapted  to  fall  into  notches,  or  interdental  spaces,  on 
  another  part  as  a  ratchet  wheel,  in  such  a  manner  as  to 
  permit  motion  in  one  direction  and  prevent  it  in  the  reverse, 
  as  in  a  windlass;  a  catch,  click  or  detent.  See  Illust.  of 
  {Ratchet  Wheel}.  [Written  also  {paul},  or  {pall}.] 
 
  {Pawl  bitt}  (Naut.),  a  heavy  timber,  set  abaft  the  windlass, 
  to  receive  the  strain  of  the  pawls. 
 
  {Pawl  rim}  or  {ring}  (Naut.),  a  stationary  metallic  ring 
  surrounding  the  base  of  a  capstan,  having  notches  for  the 
  pawls  to  catch  in 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ring 
  n  1:  a  characteristic  sound;  "it  has  the  ring  of  sincerity" 
  2:  a  toroidal  shape;  "a  ring  of  ships  in  the  harbor";  "a  halo 
  of  smoke"  [syn:  {halo},  {annulus},  {anulus},  {doughnut},  {anchor 
  ring}] 
  3:  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" 
  [syn:  {hoop}] 
  4:  one  of  a  pair  of  heavy  metal  circles  (usually  covered  with 
  leather)  suspended  by  ropes;  used  for  gymnastic  exercises; 
  "the  rings  require  a  strong  upper  body" 
  5:  (chemistry)  a  chain  of  atoms  in  a  molecule  that  forms  a 
  closed  loop  [syn:  {closed  chain}]  [ant:  {open  chain}] 
  6:  an  association  of  criminals;  "police  tried  to  break  up  the 
  gang";  "a  pack  of  thieves"  [syn:  {gang},  {pack},  {mob}] 
  7:  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  [syn:  {ringing}, 
  {tintinnabulation}] 
  8:  a  square  platform  marked  off  by  ropes  in  which  contestants 
  box  or  wrestle 
  9:  a  circular  band  of  a  precious  metal  worn  on  the  finger;  "she 
  had  rings  on  every  finger"  [syn:  {band}] 
  v  1:  make  a  ringing  sound  [syn:  {peal}] 
  2:  ring  or  echo  with  sound;  reverberate;  "the  hall  resounded 
  with  laughter"  [syn:  {resound},  {echo},  {reverberate}] 
  3:  make  ring,  as  of  bells  etc.;  "Ring  the  bells"  [syn:  {knell}] 
  4:  be  around  [syn:  {surround},  {environ},  {encircle},  {circle}, 
  {round}] 
  5:  get  or  try  to  get  into  communication  by  telephone;  "I  tried 
  to  call  you  all  night";  "Take  two  aspirin  and  call  me  in 
  the  morning"  [syn:  {call},  {telephone},  {call  up},  {phone}] 
  6:  attach  a  ring  to  "ring  birds" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ring 
  Used  as  an  ornament  to  decorate  the  fingers,  arms,  wrists,  and 
  also  the  ears  and  the  nose.  Rings  were  used  as  a  signet  (Gen. 
  38:18).  They  were  given  as  a  token  of  investment  with  authority 
  (Gen.  41:42;  Esther  3:8-10;  8:2),  and  of  favour  and  dignity 
  (Luke  15:22).  They  were  generally  worn  by  rich  men  (James  2:2). 
  They  are  mentioned  by  Isiah  (3:21)  among  the  adornments  of 
  Hebrew  women. 
 




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