1. A characteristic sound (synset 104988907)
    "it has the ring of sincerity"
  2. A toroidal shape (synset 113898031)
    "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
  3. A rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling (synset 103539152)
    "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
  4. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop (synset 109269789)
  5. An association of criminals (synset 108260983)
    "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
  6. The sound of a bell ringing (synset 107406463)
    "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"
  7. A platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle (synset 104100053)
  8. Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger (synset 104099721)
    "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
  9. A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) (synset 102788214)
  1. Sound loudly and sonorously (synset 202185344)
    "the bells rang"
  2. Ring or echo with sound (synset 202188233)
    "the hall resounded with laughter"
  3. Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification (synset 202185984)
    "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
  4. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone (synset 200791110)
    "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
  5. Extend on all sides of simultaneously;
    Encircle (synset 201469999)
    "The forest surrounds my property"
  6. Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify (synset 201299987)
    "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"

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