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engagement ring

a ring, often a diamond, given by a man to his fiancée at the time of their engagement as a token of their betrothal.
Origin of engagement ring
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was in Swanage on the morrow bearing the engagement ring.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Have on your right hand the engagement ring of the divine affection.

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • It was her engagement ring, and as such she had never once thought of it.

    The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain
  • She thrust her engagement ring into Quentyns' hand and rushed away.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • One of them was her engagement ring, another the furniture in Judy's room.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for engagement ring

engagement ring

a ring given by a man to a woman as a token of their betrothal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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