Associations to the word «Ring»

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RING, noun. (physical) A solid object in the shape of a circle.
RING, noun. A circumscribing object, (roughly) circular and hollow, looking like an annual ring, earring, finger ring etc.
RING, noun. A round piece of (precious) metal worn around the finger or through the ear, nose, etc.
RING, noun. (British) A bird band, a round piece of metal put around a bird's leg used for identification and studies of migration.
RING, noun. (UK) A burner on a kitchen stove.
RING, noun. In a jack plug, the connector between the tip and the sleeve.
RING, noun. An instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite.
RING, noun. (botany) A flexible band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns.
RING, noun. (physical) A group of objects arranged in a circle.
RING, noun. A circular group of people or objects.
RING, noun. (astronomy) A formation of various pieces of material orbiting around a planet.
RING, noun. (British) A large circular prehistoric stone construction such as Stonehenge.
RING, noun. A piece of food in the shape of a ring.
RING, noun. A place where some sports or exhibitions take place; notably a circular or comparable arena, such as a boxing ring or a circus ring; hence the field of a political contest.
RING, noun. An exclusive group of people, usually involving some unethical or illegal practices.
RING, noun. (chemistry) A group of atoms linked by bonds to form a closed chain in a molecule.
RING, noun. (geometry) A planar geometrical figure included between two concentric circles.
RING, noun. (typography) A diacritical mark in the shape of a hollow circle placed above or under the letter; a kroužek.
RING, noun. (historical) An old English measure of corn equal to the coomb or half a quarter.
RING, noun. (computing theory) A hierarchical level of privilege in a computer system, usually at hardware level, used to protect data and functionality (also protection ring).
RING, noun. (firearms) Either of the pair of clamps used to hold a telescopic sight to a rifle.
RING, verb. (transitive) To surround or enclose.
RING, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To make an incision around; to girdle.
RING, verb. (transitive) To attach a ring to, especially for identification.
RING, verb. (transitive) To surround or fit with a ring, or as if with a ring.
RING, verb. (falconry) To rise in the air spirally.
RING, noun. The resonant sound of a bell, or a sound resembling it.
RING, noun. (figuratively) A pleasant or correct sound.
RING, noun. (colloquial) A telephone call.
RING, noun. Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
RING, noun. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
RING, verb. (intransitive) Of a bell, to produce sound.
RING, verb. (transitive) To make (a bell) produce sound.
RING, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To produce the sound of a bell or a similar sound.
RING, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) Of something spoken or written, to appear to be, to seem, to sound.
RING, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) (British) (New Zealand) To telephone (someone).
RING, verb. (intransitive) to resound, reverberate, echo.
RING, verb. (intransitive) To produce music with bells.
RING, verb. (dated) To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
RING, noun. (algebra) An algebraic structure which consists of a set with two binary operations, an additive operation and a multiplicative operation, such that the set is an abelian group under the additive operation, a monoid under the multiplicative operation, and such that the multiplicative operation is distributive with respect to the additive operation.
RING, noun. (algebra) An algebraic structure as above, but only required to be a semigroup under the multiplicative operation, that is, there need not be a multiplicative identity element.
RING, proper noun. A surname​ for a maker of rings as jewelry or as in harness.
RING A BELL, verb. (idiomatic) To seem at least vaguely familiar.
RING A BELL, verb. (idiomatic) To spark a previously forgotten memory.
RING A BELL, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see ring,‎ a,‎ bell.
RING AROUND, verb. To call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something.
RING BACK, verb. To return a phone call.
RING BACK, verb. To make another phone call to the same person.
RING BINDER, noun. A folder in which punched pieces of paper may be held by means of clamps running through the holes in the paper.
RING BINDERS, noun. Plural of ring binder
RING CADENCE, noun. (telephony) The ringing pattern heard by the dialer before the called party picks up the call.
RING CHART, noun. A multilevel pie chart that uses concentric circles to visualize hierarchical data.
RING CHARTS, noun. Plural of ring chart
RING CHROMOSOME, noun. A chromosome whose arms have fused together to form a ring.
RING DOVE, noun. A ringneck dove.
RING FALSE, verb. (idiomatic) To seem to be incorrect, or implausible
RING FIELD, noun. (cricket) An attacking ring of infielders, square and in front of the wicket - point, cover, mid off, mid on, midwicket, square leg.
RING FINGER, noun. Finger between middle finger and little finger; the "third finger" (UK) or the "fourth finger" (US), especially of the left hand. (The ring finger is the left hand; a ring finger is either hand.)
RING FINGERS, noun. Plural of ring finger
RING GAG, noun. (BDSM) A gag with a hollow ring that holds the mouth open.
RING GAGS, noun. Plural of ring gag
RING GAME, noun. (poker) A game where the chips directly represent money and players are free to leave at any time, in contrast to a poker tournament.
RING GAMES, noun. Plural of ring game
RING GAUGE, noun. A cylindrical ring of a thermally stable material, often steel, whose inside diameter is finished to gauge tolerance and is used for checking the external diameter of a cylindrical object.
RING HOLLOW, verb. (idiomatic) To seem to be false or implausible; to be unconvincing.
RING IN, verb. To make a phone call to one's usual place of work.
RING IN, verb. (transitive) To encircle, to surround in a ring, engirdle.
RING IN, verb. (transitive) To celebrate by ringing of the bells or as if by ringing of the bells.
RING LASER, noun. A closed loop of lasers with two beams of light travelling in opposite directions.
RING LEADER, noun. Alternative form of ringleader
RING LEADERS, noun. Plural of ring leader
RING OF BELLS, noun. (musical instrument) A set of large bells of English origin, played by means of a wheel that moves each bell in a nearly 360-degree arc.
RING OF FIRE, proper noun. (geology) An area of frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity, around the Pacific Ocean.
RING OF STEEL, noun. (British) A form of civil protection (using closed-circuit television, control zones and restricted access) that effectively seals off city centres and financial districts; used in Northern Ireland and the City.
RING OF TRUTH, noun. The trust-inspiring sound, tenor, or impression of being truthful.
RING OFF, verb. (intransitive) (British) to finish a telephone conversation and disconnect
RING OFF THE HOOK, verb. (idiomatic) Of a telephone, to ring constantly or excessively.
RING ONE'S BELL, verb. (idiomatic) To strike or bump one's own head with a strong blow, especially with concussive force.
RING OSCILLATOR, noun. A device composed of an odd number of NOT gates whose output oscillates between two voltage levels, representing true and false. The NOT gates, or inverters, are attached in a chain; the output of the last inverter is fed back into the first.
RING OUT, verb. To sound very loudly.
RING OUT, verb. (telephony) To make a phone call from an internal phone system to a general telephone network number.
RING OUT, noun. (video games) A win in a fighting game obtained by throwing one's opponent out of the arena.
RING PULL, noun. A ring-shaped extension on the top of a can or tin, which one pulls to open it.
RING PULLS, noun. Plural of ring pull
RING RAT, noun. (professional wrestling) (slang) A promiscuous person, often a young female, who attends professional wrestling events primarily to seek sexual liaisons with wrestlers and other performers.
RING ROAD, noun. (chiefly Australia) (New Zealand) (UK) A circumferential highway around a town, city, or other conurbation.
RING ROADS, noun. Plural of ring road
RING ROUND, verb. To call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something.
RING SOMEONE'S BELL, verb. (idiomatic) To physically traumatize someone with a strong blow, especially a concussive blow to the head.
RING SPANNER, noun. (especially (British English)) a spanner with a ring-shaped jaw with internal serrations which grip onto a nut or bolt.
RING SPANNERS, noun. Plural of ring spanner
RING SPECIES, noun. A biological species consisting of overlapping subgroups, each of which can interbreed with the next, but which cannot freely interbreed when taken as a whole
RING SPINNER, noun. A machine for spinning, in which the twist, given to the yarn by a revolving bobbin, is regulated by the drag of a small metal loop which slides around a ring encircling the bobbin, instead of by a throstle.
RING SPINNING, noun. A method of spinning fibres to make a yarn. The roving is first attenuated by using drawing rollers, then spun and wound around a rotating spindle contained within an independently rotating ring flyer.
RING STAND, noun. (chemistry) An item of laboratory equipment which consists of a metal pole with a solid, firm base, used to hold or clamp laboratory glassware and other equipment in place, so that it does not fall down or come apart.
RING STANDS, noun. Plural of ring stand
RING STING, noun. (British) (slang) (vulgar) Irritation of the anus ("ring") as a result of eating spicy food.
RING SYSTEM, noun. (astronomy) The combined system or structure formed by all of the rings orbiting a planet
RING SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of ring system
RING THE CHANGES, verb. To make patterned sound sequences on bells, starting and ending on the same tone.
RING THE CHANGES, verb. ​ To run through all possible variations.
RING THE CHANGES, verb. (slang) (UK) (19th century and earlier) To substitute bad money for good.
RING THE CHANGES, verb. (UK) To enliven by varying combinations.
RING THE WELKINS, verb. Alternative form of make the welkin ring
RING THEORETIC, adjective. Having to do with ring theory.
RING THEORETICAL, adjective. Having to do with ring theory.
RING THEORIST, noun. An algebraist who specializes in ring theory
RING THEORISTS, noun. Plural of ring theorist
RING THEORY, noun. The branch of mathematics dealing with the algebraic structure of rings.
RING TONE, noun. Alternative spelling of ringtone
RING TOPOLOGIES, noun. Plural of ring topology
RING TOPOLOGY, noun. (computing) A network topology in which, in the physical case, every node of a network is connected to exactly two other nodes: one node designated as upstream and the other as downstream. A given node receives data from its upstream node and sends data to its downstream node.
RING TOSS, noun. A game in which rings are thrown onto pegs or posts.
RING TRUE, verb. (idiomatic) To seem to be correct, or plausible
RING UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To telephone, to call someone on the telephone.
RING UP, verb. (transitive) To enter (a payment) into a cash register, or till in a shop, or record a credit- or debit-card payment.
RING UP, verb. (transitive) To record the payment of.
RING UP, verb. (transitive) To make an adverse official decision concerning (a person).

Dictionary definition

RING, noun. A characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity".
RING, noun. A toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke".
RING, noun. A rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse".
RING, noun. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop.
RING, noun. An association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves".
RING, noun. The sound of a bell ringing; "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"--E. A. Poe.
RING, noun. A platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle.
RING, noun. Jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band".
RING, noun. A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration).
RING, verb. Sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang".
RING, verb. Ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter".
RING, verb. Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church".
RING, verb. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning".
RING, verb. Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property".
RING, verb. Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns".

Wise words

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