What is ring?

  • (noun): A characteristic sound.
    Example: "It has the ring of sincerity"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ring, rings:

Pan (moon)
... moon about 35 kilometres across 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 ...
Siegfried (opera)
... Siegfried is the third of the four operas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner ... Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 16 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of The Ring ...
NGC 7742
... The galaxy is unusual in that it contains a ring but no bar ... Typically, bars are needed to produce a ring structure ... ends of the bars, where it forms into the rings seen in many barred spiral galaxies ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "ring":

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

Famous quotes containing the word ring:

    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)

    I like well the ring of your last maxim, “It is only the fear of death makes us reason of impossibilities.” And but for fear, death itself is an impossibility.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The boxer’s ring is the enjoyment of the part of society whose animal nature alone has been developed.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)