What is ring?

  • (verb): Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification.
    Example: "Ring the bells"
    Synonyms: knell
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ring, rings:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Siegfried (opera)
... 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 ...

More definitions of "ring":

  • (noun): An association of criminals.
    Synonyms: gang, pack, mob
  • (noun): A square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle.
  • (verb): Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify.
    Example: "Ring birds"
    Synonyms: band
  • (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): The sound of a bell ringing.
    Example: "The distinctive ring of the church bell"
    Synonyms: ringing, tintinnabulation
  • (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 characteristic sound.
    Example: "It has the ring of sincerity"
  • (noun): Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger.
    Synonyms: band
  • (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:

    Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.
    Judith Viorst (20th century)

    There is no magic decoding ring that will help us read our young adolescent’s feelings. Rather, what we need to do is hold out our antennae in the hope that we’ll pick up the right signals.
    —The Lions Clubs International and the Quest Nation. The Surprising Years, III, ch.4 (1985)