What is ring?

Some articles on ring, rings:

NGC 7742
... The galaxy is unusual in that it contains a ring but no bar ... Typically, bars are needed to produce a ring structure ... to the ends of the bars, where it forms into the rings seen in many barred spiral galaxies ...
Ring - Other Uses
... Ring (diacritic), as in "Åmål" Brass ring Cock ring Piston ring Rings (local I.B.M ... clubs) Ring of bells Ring road, a type of highway ...
Siegfried (opera)
... Siegfried is the third of the four operas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner ... of the first complete performance of The Ring ...
Pan (moon)
... and 23 km high that orbits within the Encke Gap in Saturn's A Ring ... Pan acts as a ring shepherd and is responsible for keeping the Encke Gap free of ring particles ...
Types of Electrical Connectors - Ring and Spade Terminals
... The connectors in the top row of the image are known as ring terminals and spade terminals (sometimes called split ring terminals) ... Electrical contact is made by the flat surface of the ring or spade, while mechanically they are attached by passing a screw or bolt through them ...

More definitions of "ring":

  • (verb): Sound loudly and sonorously.
    Synonyms: peal
  • (noun): Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger.
    Synonyms: band
  • (verb): Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification.
    Example: "Ring the bells"
    Synonyms: knell
  • (noun): A characteristic sound.
    Example: "It has the ring of sincerity"
  • (noun): A square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle.
  • (noun): The sound of a bell ringing.
    Example: "The distinctive ring of the church bell"
    Synonyms: ringing, tintinnabulation
  • (noun): (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop.
    Synonyms: closed chain
  • (verb): Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify.
    Example: "Ring birds"
    Synonyms: band
  • (noun): A rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling.
    Synonyms: hoop
  • (noun): An association of criminals.
    Synonyms: gang, pack, mob
  • (noun): A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration).
    Synonyms: band

Famous quotes containing the word ring:

    These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

    Full fathom five thy father lies,
    Of his bones are coral made;
    Those are pearls that were his eyes;
    Nothing of him that doth fade,
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange.
    Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
    Ding-dong.
    Hark! Now I hear them—ding-dong bell.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)