What is ring?

  • (noun): An association of criminals.
    Synonyms: gang, pack, mob
    See also — Additional definitions below

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 ... forces move gas to the ends of the bars, where it forms into the rings seen in many barred spiral galaxies ...
Types of Electrical Connectors - Ring and Spade Terminals
... 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 ...
Siegfried (opera)
... Siegfried is the third of the four operas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner ... Festspielhaus on 16 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of The Ring ...
Pan (moon)
... 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 ...

More definitions of "ring":

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

Famous quotes containing the word ring:

    Genius resembles a bell; in order to ring it must be suspended into pure air, and when a foreign body touches it, its joyful tone is silenced.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    Generally, about all perception, we can say that a sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet ring without the iron or gold.
    Aristotle (384–323 B.C.)

    The Mormons make the marriage ring, like the ring of Saturn, fluid, not solid, and keep it in its place by numerous satellites.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)