Definition of "ring" []

  • A circular object, form, line, or arrangement with a vacant circular center. (noun)
  • A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger. (noun)
  • A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something: a napkin ring. (noun)
  • Sports A pair of circular metal bands suspended in the air for gymnastic exercises, on which balancing and swinging maneuvers are performed while holding the bands as motionless as possible. (noun)
  • A circular movement or course, as in dancing. (noun)
  • A circular band usually of a precious metal, esp gold, often set with gems and worn upon the finger as an adornment or as a token of engagement or marriage (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any object or mark that is circular in shape (noun)
  • A circular path or course (noun)
  • A group of people or things standing or arranged so as to form a circle (noun)
  • An enclosed space, usually circular in shape, where circus acts are performed (noun)
  • A square apron or raised platform, marked off by ropes, in which contestants box or wrestle (noun)
  • The field of competition or rivalry (noun)
  • A group of people usually operating illegally and covertly (noun)
  • (esp at country fairs) an enclosure, often circular, where horses, cattle, and other livestock are paraded and auctioned (noun)
  • An area reserved for betting at a racecourse (noun)
  • A circular strip of bark cut from a tree or branch, esp in order to kill it (noun)
  • A single turn in a spiral (noun)
  • The area of space lying between two concentric circles (noun)
  • A set that is subject to two binary operations, addition and multiplication, such that the set is an Abelian group under addition and is closed under multiplication, this latter operation being associative (noun)
  • A closed loop of atoms in a molecule (noun)
  • Any of the thin circular bands of small bodies orbiting a giant planet, esp Saturn (noun)
  • To surround with, or as if with, or form a ring; encircle (verb)
  • To mark (a bird) with a ring or clip for subsequent identification (verb)
  • To fit a ring in the nose of (a bull, pig, etc) so that it can be led easily (verb)
  • To cut away a circular strip of bark from (a tree or branch) in order to kill it (verb)
  • To cut a narrow or partial ring from (the trunk of a tree) in order to check or prevent vigorous growth (verb)
  • To be the fastest shearer in (a shearing shed), esp in the phrase ring the shed) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ring" in a sentence
  • "With the genitive to be supplied: brēac þonne mōste, 1488; imp. brūc þisses bēages, _enjoy this ring, take this ring_, 1217."
  • "With the genitive to be supplied: breác þonne môste, 1488; imp. brûc þisses beáges, _enjoy this ring, take this ring_, 1217."
  • "Brantefield's cause of belief, first: her ladyship declared that she never wore Sir Josseline's ring without putting on after it a _guard ring_, a ring which, being tighter than Sir Josseline's, kept it safe on her finger."