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ring

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[ ring ]
/ rɪŋ /
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noun

verb (used with object), ringed, ring·ing.

verb (used without object), ringed, ring·ing.

to form a ring or rings.
to move in a ring or a constantly curving course: The road rings around the mountain.

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Idioms for ring

    run rings around, to be obviously superior to; surpass; outdo: As an artist, she can run rings around her brother.
    throw / toss one's hat in / into the ring. hat (def. 8).

Origin of ring

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First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English hring; cognate with Dutch, German ring, Old Norse hringr; akin to rank1
12. Ring, clique are terms applied with disapproving connotations to groups of persons. Ring suggests a small and intimately related group, combined for selfish and often dishonest purposes: a gambling ring. A clique is a small group that prides itself on its congeniality and exclusiveness: cliques in a school.
ringless, adjectiveringlike, adjective

Definition for ring (2 of 3)

Origin of ring

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before 900; Middle English ringen,Old English hringan; cognate with Old Norse hringja,German ringen
ring·ing·ly, adverbring·ing·ness, noun

Definition for ring (3 of 3)

Ring
[ ring ]
/ rɪŋ /

noun

a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for ring (1 of 2)

ring1
/ (rɪŋ) /

noun

verb rings, ringing or ringed (tr)

Old English hring; related to Old Norse hringr

British Dictionary definitions for ring (2 of 2)

ring2
/ (rɪŋ) /

verb rings, ringing, rang or rung

noun

Old English hringan; related to Old High German hringen Old Norse hringja
Rang and sang are the correct forms of the past tenses of ring and sing, although rung and sung are still heard informally and dialectally: he rung (rang) the bell
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for ring

ring
[ rĭng ]

n.

A circular object, form, or arrangement with a vacant circular center.
The area between two concentric circles; annulus.
A group of atoms linked by bonds that may be represented graphically in circular or triangular form.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for ring

ring
[ rĭng ]

A set of elements subject to the operations of addition and multiplication, in which the set is an abelian group under addition and associative under multiplication and in which the two operations are related by distributive laws.
A group of atoms linked by bonds that may be represented graphically in circular or triangular form. Benzene, for example, contains a ring of six carbon atoms. All cyclic compounds contain one or more rings. See annulus.
See growth ring.
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Idioms and Phrases with ring

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