What is ring?

Some articles on ring, rings:

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

More definitions of "ring":

  • (noun): A characteristic sound.
    Example: "It has the ring of sincerity"
  • (verb): Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification.
    Example: "Ring the bells"
    Synonyms: knell
  • (noun): Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger.
    Synonyms: band
  • (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): (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop.
    Synonyms: closed chain
  • (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
  • (verb): Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify.
    Example: "Ring birds"
    Synonyms: band
  • (noun): The sound of a bell ringing.
    Example: "The distinctive ring of the church bell"
    Synonyms: ringing, tintinnabulation
  • (noun): A square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle.

Famous quotes containing the word ring:

    Ring out, ring out thy mournful rhymes,
    But ring the fuller minstrel in.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    This is the gospel of labour, ring it, ye bells of the kirk!
    The Lord of Love came down from above, to live with the men who work.
    This is the rose that He planted, here in the thorn-curst soil:
    Heaven is blest with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil.
    Henry Van Dyke (1852–1933)

    Roll unmanly over this turning tuft,
    O ring of seas, nor sorrow as I shift
    From all my mortal lovers with a starboard smile....
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)