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Definition of "rings" []

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Plural form of ring. (noun)

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  • A gymnastics apparatus and discipline consisting of 2 rings suspended from a bar. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ring. (verb)

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Use "rings" in a sentence
  • "Regardless of whether the name rings a bell, his contributions to E.C. Comics, Mad magazine, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, Time magazine and movie posters—from "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" to Robert Altman's "The Long Goodbye"—are instantly recognizable as the work of one man."
  • "Peace in AfPInd will not be easy, but the term rings true, and that at least offers a start."
  • ""The title rings a bell -- having heard it, how could one forget it?""