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English noun: ring

1. ring (attribute) a characteristic sound


SamplesIt has the ring of sincerity.


Broader (hypernym)sound

2. ring (shape) a toroidal shape


SamplesA ring of ships in the harbor.
A halo of smoke.


Synonymsanchor ring, annulus, doughnut, halo


Broader (hypernym)toroid


Narrower (hyponym)fairy circle, fairy ring

3. ring (artifact) a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling


SamplesThere was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse.


Synonymshoop


Broader (hypernym)band


Narrower (hyponym)carabiner, collar, curtain ring, karabiner, key ring, napkin ring, nose ring, rim, rim, snap ring, tire, towel ring, tyre


Part meronymbarrel, cask, wagon wheel

4. ring (object) (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop


Synonymsclosed chain


Broader (hypernym)chain, chemical chain


Narrower (hyponym)heterocycle, heterocyclic ring


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry


Antonymsopen chain

5. ring (group) an association of criminals


SamplesPolice tried to break up the gang.
A pack of thieves.


Synonymsgang, mob, pack


Broader (hypernym)association


Narrower (hyponym)nest, youth gang


Member holonymgangster, mobster


Member meronymgangdom, gangland, organized crime

6. ring (event) the sound of a bell ringing


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsringing, tintinnabulation


Broader (hypernym)sound


Narrower (hyponym)bell ringing

7. ring (artifact) a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle


Broader (hypernym)platform


Narrower (hyponym)boxing ring, prize ring, sumo ring, wrestling ring


Part holonymcanvas, canvass

8. ring (artifact) jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger


SamplesShe had rings on every finger.
He noted that she wore a wedding band.


Synonymsband


Broader (hypernym)jewellery, jewelry


Narrower (hyponym)annulet, engagement ring, mourning ring, ringlet, seal ring, signet ring, wedding band, wedding ring

9. ring (artifact) a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)


Synonymsband


Broader (hypernym)slip, strip


English verb: ring

1. ring (perception) sound loudly and sonorously


SamplesThe bells rang.


Synonymspeal


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Narrower (hyponym)ding, dingdong, dong, knell, peal, tintinnabulate

2. ring (perception) ring or echo with sound


SamplesThe hall resounded with laughter.


ExamplesThe woods ring with many kinds of birds


Synonymsecho, resound, reverberate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound


Narrower (hyponym)bong, consonate, reecho, reecho

3. ring (perception) make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification


SamplesRing the bells.
My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church.


Synonymsknell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sound


Narrower (hyponym)toll


Causego, sound

4. ring (communication) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone


SamplesI tried to call you all night.
Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.


ExamplesSam cannot ring Sue , They ring


Synonymscall, call up, phone, telephone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)telecommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)call in, cell phone


Entaildial


Verb groupcall


Domain categorytelephone, telephony

5. ring (contact) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle


SamplesThe forest surrounds my property.


Synonymsborder, environ, skirt, surround


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)cloister, cloister, close in, enclose, fringe, gird, girdle, hem in, inclose, shut in

6. ring (contact) attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify


SamplesRing birds.
Band the geese to observe their migratory patterns.


Synonymsband


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)attach









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