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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)

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.

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."