To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic
body; as, to ring a bell.
To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle;
as, to ring branches or roots.
To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a
To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a
To practice making music with bells.
To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or
To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings
with his fame.
To rise in the air spirally.
A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the
ring of a bell.
Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound
continued, repeated, or reverberated.
A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a
circular line or hoop.
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.
A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are
performed; an arena.
An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence,
figuratively, prize fighting.
A circular group of persons.
The plane figure included between the circumferences of two
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.
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.
An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases
of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium.
A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish
purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain