"rings" in the noun sense
a characteristic sound
"the rings require a strong upper body"
"it has the ring of sincerity"
2. ring, halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ring
a toroidal shape
"a ring of ships in the harbor"
"a halo of smoke"
3. hoop, ring
a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
"there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
4. closed chain, ring
chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
5. gang, pack, ring, mob
an association of criminals
"police tried to break up the gang"
"a pack of thieves"
6. ring, ringing, tintinnabulation
the sound of a bell ringing
"the distinctive ring of the church bell"
"the ringing of the telephone"
"the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"
a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
8. ring, band
jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
"she had rings on every finger"
"he noted that she wore a wedding band"
9. band, ring
a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
"rings" in the verb sense
1. ring, peal
sound loudly and sonorously
"the bells rang"
2. resound, echo, ring, reverberate
ring or echo with sound
"the hall resounded with laughter"
3. ring, knell
make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
"Ring the bells"
"My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
4. call, telephone, call up, phone, ring
get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
"I tried to call you all night"
"Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
5. surround, environ, ring, skirt, border
extend on all sides of simultaneously encircle
"The forest surrounds my property"
6. ring, band
attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
"band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
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