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 for Ring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ring \Ring\, v. i.
     1. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a
        metallic one.
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              Now ringen trompes loud and clarion.  --Chaucer.
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              Why ring not out the bells?           --Shak.
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     2. To practice making music with bells. --Holder.
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     3. To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or
        reverberating sound.
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              With sweeter notes each rising temple rung. --Pope.
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              The hall with harp and carol rang.    --Tennyson.
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              My ears still ring with noise.        --Dryden.
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     4. To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
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              The assertion is still ringing in our ears. --Burke.
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     5. To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings
        with his fame.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ring \Ring\ (r[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. Rang (r[a^]ng) or Rung
     (r[u^]ng); p. p. Rung; p. pr. & vb. n. Ringing.] [AS.
     hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD.
     ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.]
     1. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic
        body; as, to ring a bell.
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     2. To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
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              The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums,
              Hath rung night's yawning peal.       --Shak.
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     3. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
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     To ring a peal, to ring a set of changes on a chime of
     To ring the changes upon. See under Change.
     To ring in or To ring out, to usher, attend on, or
        celebrate, by the ringing of bells; as, to ring out the
        old year and ring in the new. --Tennyson.
     To ring the bells backward, to sound the chimes, reversing
        the common order; -- formerly done as a signal of alarm or
        danger. --Sir W. Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ring \Ring\, n.
     1. A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as,
        the ring of a bell.
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     2. Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound
        continued, repeated, or reverberated.
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              The ring of acclamations fresh in his ears. --Bacon
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     3. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
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              As great and tunable a ring of bells as any in the
              world.                                --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ring \Ring\, n. [AS. hring, hrinc; akin to Fries. hring, D. & G.
     ring, OHG. ring, hring, Icel. hringr, DAn. & SW. ring; cf.
     Harangue,+Rank+a+row,{Rink">Russ. krug'. Cf. Harangue, Rank a row,{Rink.]
     A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a
     circular line or hoop.
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     2. 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.
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              Upon his thumb he had of gold a ring. --Chaucer.
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              The dearest ring in Venice will I give you. --Shak.
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     3. A circular area in which races are or run or other sports
        are performed; an arena.
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              Place me, O, place me in the dusty ring,
              Where youthful charioteers contend for glory. --E.
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     4. An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence,
        figuratively, prize fighting. "The road was an
        institution, the ring was an institution." --Thackeray.
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     5. A circular group of persons.
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              And hears the Muses in a ring
              Aye round about Jove's alter sing.    --Milton.
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     6. (Geom.)
        (a) The plane figure included between the circumferences
            of two concentric circles.
        (b) 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
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     7. (Astron. & Navigation) 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.
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     8. (Bot.) An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the
        spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium.
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     9. A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a
        selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute
        offices, obtain contracts, etc.
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              The ruling ring at Constantinople.    --E. A.
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     Ring armor, armor composed of rings of metal. See Ring
        mail, below, and Chain mail, under Chain.
     Ring blackbird (Zool.), the ring ousel.
     Ring canal (Zool.), the circular water tube which surrounds
        the esophagus of echinoderms.
     Ring dotterel, or Ringed dotterel. (Zool.) See
        Dotterel, and Illust. of Pressiroster.
     Ring dropper, a sharper who pretends to have found a ring
        (dropped by himself), and tries to induce another to buy
        it as valuable, it being worthless.
     Ring fence. See under Fence.
     Ring finger, the third finger of the left hand, or the next
        the little finger, on which the ring is placed in
     Ring formula (Chem.), a graphic formula in the shape of a
        closed ring, as in the case of benzene, pyridine, etc. See
        Illust. under Benzene.
     Ring mail, a kind of mail made of small steel rings sewed
        upon a garment of leather or of cloth.
     Ring micrometer. (Astron.) See Circular micrometer, under
     Saturn's rings. See Saturn.
     Ring ousel. (Zool.) See Ousel.
     Ring parrot (Zool.), any one of several species of Old
        World parrakeets having a red ring around the neck,
        especially Palaeornis torquatus, common in India, and
        Palaeornis Alexandri of Java.
     Ring plover. (Zool.)
        (a) The ringed dotterel.
        (b) Any one of several small American plovers having a
            dark ring around the neck, as the semipalmated plover
            ({Aegialitis semipalmata).
     Ring snake (Zool.), a small harmless American snake
        ({Diadophis punctatus) having a white ring around the
        neck. The back is ash-colored, or sage green, the belly of
        an orange red.
     Ring stopper. (Naut.) See under Stopper.
     Ring thrush (Zool.), the ring ousel.
     The prize ring, the ring in which prize fighters contend;
        prize fighters, collectively.
     The ring.
        (a) The body of sporting men who bet on horse races.
        (b) The prize ring.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ring \Ring\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ringed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
        "Ring these fingers." --Shak.
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     2. (Hort.) To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to
        girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
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     3. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a
        swine's snout.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ring \Ring\, v. i. (Falconry)
     To rise in the air spirally.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
      2: a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of
         smoke" [syn: ring, halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor
      3: 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" [syn: hoop,
      4: (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a
         closed loop [syn: closed chain, ring] [ant: open chain]
      5: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the
         gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: gang, pack, ring,
      6: 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"--E. A. Poe [syn: ring,
         ringing, tintinnabulation]
      7: a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants
         box or wrestle
      8: 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" [syn:
         ring, band]
      9: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify
         it (as in studies of bird migration) [syn: band, ring]
      v 1: sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang" [syn: ring,
      2: ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
         [syn: resound, echo, ring, reverberate]
      3: make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical
         edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday
         at the local church" [syn: ring, knell]
      4: 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" [syn: call, telephone, call
         up, phone, ring]
      5: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest
         surrounds my property" [syn: surround, environ, ring,
         skirt, border]
      6: attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring
         birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
         [syn: ring, band]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  512 Moby Thesaurus words for "ring":
     Bund, Chinese boxing, DDD, Kekule formula, O, Rochdale cooperative,
     affiliation, agora, alliance, amphitheater, anklet, annular muscle,
     annulet, annulus, anthelion, antisun, arena, areola, armlet,
     armory, assemblage, association, athletic field, atomic cluster,
     auditorium, aura, aureole, awake the dead, axis, background, badge,
     badge of office, badges, band, bandeau, bangle, baton, beads,
     bear garden, bearing, begird, bell, belt, belt in, benzene ring,
     bijou, bilge, bind, blain, blast, blast the ear, blazonry, bleb,
     blister, blob, bloc, body, bong, boom, border, boss, bout, bow,
     bowl, boxing, boxing match, boxing ring, bracelet, branched chain,
     brassard, breastpin, brooch, brotherhood, bubble, bulb, bulge,
     bull ring, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, busy signal, button, buzz,
     cabal, cadre, cahot, call, call up, camarilla, camp, campus,
     canvas, cap and gown, cartel, cell, cestus, chain, chain of office,
     change ringing, chaplet, charm, charmed circle, chatelaine, chime,
     chiming, chine, chink, cincture, cingulum, circle, circlet,
     circuit, circumference, circus, clan, clang, clanging, clangor,
     clank, clanking, class ring, clink, clinking, clique,
     close fighting, closed chain, closed circle, clump, coalition,
     cockade, cockpit, coliseum, collar, collarband, college, colosseum,
     combination, combine, common market, compass, compound radical,
     condyle, confederacy, confederation, consumer cooperative, convex,
     cooperative, cooperative society, corona, coronet, corps, coterie,
     council, countersun, course, crash, credit union, crescendo, crew,
     crook, crosier, cross, crowd, crown, cuff, customs union, cycle,
     deafen, decoration, diadem, dial, dial tone, din, ding,
     ding-a-ling, dingdong, dinging, dingle, direct distance dialing,
     discus, disk, dong, donging, dowel, dress, eagle, ear, earring,
     echo, echoing, ecliptic, economic community, elite, elite group,
     emblems, embrace, encincture, encircle, enclosure, encompass,
     engird, ensigns, ensphere, envelop, equator, eternal return, eye,
     eyelet, faction, fairy ring, fasces, fascia, federation, field,
     fighting, figurehead, fill the air, fillet, finger ring,
     fisticuffs, flange, flap, fleur-de-lis, floor, fob, forum,
     fraternity, free trade area, gall, gang, garland, gem, gird,
     girdle, girt, girth, give a ring, gland, glory, gnarl, gong,
     great circle, grommet, ground, group, grouping, guild, gym,
     gymnasium, hall, halo, hammer and sickle, handle, hang up, hem,
     heraldry, heterocycle, hill, hippodrome, hold the phone, homocycle,
     hoop, hump, hunch, infighting, ingroup, inner circle, insignia,
     jangle, jangling, jewel, jingle, jingle-jangle, jinglejangle,
     jingling, jog, joggle, junta, junto, keys, knell, knelling, knob,
     knoll, knot, knur, knurl, lapel pin, lasso, lattice, league, lip,
     listen in, lists, livery, local call, locale, locket,
     logical circle, long distance, long-distance call, loop, looplet,
     lump, lunar corona, lunar halo, mace, machine, magic circle,
     make a call, mantle, marketplace, markings, mat, medal, milieu,
     miter, mob, mobile call, mock moon, mock sun, mole, molecule,
     mountain, neckband, necklace, nevus, nimbus, noose, nose ring, nub,
     nubbin, nubble, old school tie, open forum, orbit, organization,
     outfit, pack, palaestra, pallium, papilloma, parade ground,
     paraselene, parhelic circle, parhelion, partnership, party,
     pastoral staff, peal, peal ringing, pealing, peg,
     person-to-person call, phone, phone call, pin, pit, place,
     platform, political machine, precinct, precious stone, prize ring,
     prizefight, prizefighting, public square, pugilism, purlieu, quoit,
     radical, radius, rainbow, range, rattle the windows, red hat,
     regalia, rend the air, rend the ears, resonate, resonating,
     resound, reverberate, reverberating, reverberation, rhinestone,
     rib, ridge, ring changes, ring off, ring up, ringing, ringlet,
     rink, rise, rock the sky, rondelle, rose, round, roundel, roundlet,
     saucer, savate, scene, scene of action, scenery, school ring,
     secret society, set, setting, shadowboxing, shamrock, shoulder,
     side chain, sigillography, simple radical, sisterhood, site,
     skull and crossbones, society, solar corona, solar halo, sorority,
     sound, sound a knell, sounding, space-lattice, spar, sphere,
     sphincter, sphragistics, spine, split the eardrums, split the ears,
     squared circle, stadium, staff, stage, stage set, stage setting,
     staple, startle the echoes, station-to-station call, stickpin,
     stone, straight chain, stud, stun, style, sun dog, surge, surround,
     swastika, swell, tab, tartan, team, telephone, telephone call,
     terrain, the clinches, the fights, the ring, theater, thistle,
     thunder, tiara, tie, tilting ground, tiltyard, tin, ting,
     ting-a-ling, tingle, tingling, tink, tinkle, tinkling, tinnitus,
     tintinnabulate, toll, toll call, tolling, torque, triple crown,
     tubercle, tubercule, twine around, uniform, union, verge, verruca,
     vesicle, vicious circle, wale, walk, wampum, wand, wart, washer,
     we-group, welt, wheel, wreath, wreathe, wreathe around,
     wrestling ring, wristband, wristlet, zodiac, zone

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Used as an ornament to decorate the fingers, arms, wrists, and
     also the ears and the nose. Rings were used as a signet (Gen.
     38:18). They were given as a token of investment with authority
     (Gen. 41:42; Esther 3:8-10; 8:2), and of favour and dignity
     (Luke 15:22). They were generally worn by rich men (James 2:2).
     They are mentioned by Isiah (3:21) among the adornments of
     Hebrew women.

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