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  4  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\,  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]: 
 
  Ringing  \Ring"ing\, 
  a  &  n.  from  {Ring},  v. 
 
  {Ringing  engine},  a  simple  form  of  pile  driver  in  which  the 
  monkey  is  lifted  by  men  pulling  on  ropes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ringing 
  adj  :  having  a  tendency  to  reverberate  or  be  repeatedly  reflected; 
  "a  reverberant  room";  "the  reverberant  booms  of  cannon" 
  [syn:  {reverberant}]  [ant:  {unreverberant}] 
  n  1:  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:  {ring}, 
  {tintinnabulation}] 
  2:  the  giving  of  a  ring  as  a  token  of  engagement 
  3:  having  the  character  of  a  loud  deep  sound  [syn:  {plangency}, 
  {resonance},  {reverberance},  {sonorousness},  {sonority}, 
  {vibrancy}] 




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