Idioms about ring
Origin of ring1
synonym study for ring
OTHER WORDS FROM ringringless, adjectiveringlike, adjective
Other definitions for ring (2 of 3)
- to indicate one's arrival at work by punching in on a time clock.
- Informal. to introduce artfully or fraudulently: to ring in an imposter.
- to terminate a telephone conversation.
- British Slang. to stop talking.
- British Slang. to go away.
- to indicate one's departure from work by punching out on a time clock.
- to make a sound or noise; resound: The church bells rang out.
- to register (the amount of a sale) on a cash register.
- to accomplish or record: to ring up a series of successes.
- Chiefly British. to telephone.
Origin of ring2
OTHER WORDS FROM ringring·ing·ly, adverbring·ing·ness, noun
Other definitions for ring (3 of 3)
How to use ring in a sentence
Claim victory over the roughly 6-inch-tall Oliver String by removing the center ring.Three puzzles that are like CrossFit for your brain|John Kennedy|November 20, 2020|Popular-Science
When they offered the opportunity to help, I knew I had to throw my hat in the ring.
So for the immediate future, it seems that no matter what happens, we don’t have to worry about the supply of burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, and the like running out.A New and Improved Burger Robot’s on the Market—and Everyone Wants One|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|November 6, 2020|Singularity Hub
The ring, which measures 80 feet in diameter, was based on medieval manuscript drawings and constructed out of seven tons of Delaware River rock.In Delaware, a new Instagram-friendly driving trail spotlights local artists and sites|Andrea Sachs|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Harrison FaceTimes the show’s signature jeweler so he can have a ring ready as soon as possible.‘The Bachelorette’ implodes as the star leaves the show: A guide to a chaotic episode|Emily Yahr, Lisa Bonos|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
A ban on the ringing of church bells, lifted in 1941, was reimposed.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the ship hit the rocks, the sound of bells ringing and alarms sounding echoed in the theater.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I walked home alone, in the dark, all the unseen voices of that evening still ringing in my ears.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline|Tim Teeman|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Democrats faired marginally better in the study, ringing in at 31 percent.
Their latest item may not reach that level of excitement or controversy—but the phone has indeed been ringing.Bid on CIA’s Osama Action Figure, Lewinsky's Lingerie, and More at This L.A. Auction House|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the time there was a tremendous beating of drums and blowing of horns and ringing of bells.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
She rose impatiently and bathed her eyes before ringing for the maid to lace her for dinner—it was long past tea-time.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The Stradiuarius—of similar quality, greatly increased in body and of a more ringing bell-like character.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
The woods were ringing with their music, and the sound of the chase swung to and fro, from ridge to ridge.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
There was the whistle of a railway train somewhere in the distance, and the midnight bells were ringing.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for ring (1 of 2)
- to cut away a circular strip of bark from (a tree or branch) in order to kill it
- to cut a narrow or partial ring from (the trunk of a tree) in order to check or prevent vigorous growth
Word Origin for ring
British Dictionary definitions for ring (2 of 2)
- (tr) to cause (a large bell, esp a church bell) to emit a ringing sound by pulling on a rope that is attached to a wheel on which the bell swings back and forth, being sounded by a clapper inside itCompare chime 1 (def. 6)
- (intr) (of a bell) to sound by being swung in this way
- to lower the curtain at the end of a theatrical performance
- (foll by on) to put an end (to)
- to do, say, or be the right thing
- to reach the pinnacle of success or happiness
Word Origin for ring
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Other Idioms and Phrases with ring
In addition to the idioms beginning with ring
- ring a bell
- ring down the curtain on
- ring false
- ring one's chimes
- ringside seat
- ring the changes
- ring true
- ring up
- brass ring
- give someone a ring
- have a familiar ring
- run rings around
- three-ring circus
- throw one's hat in the ring