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(1)   A strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
(2)   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"
(3)   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"
(4)   A square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
(5)   A characteristic sound
"It has the ring of sincerity"
(6)   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
(7)   An association of criminals
"Police tried to break up the gang"
"A pack of thieves"
(8)   (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
(9)   A toroidal shape
"A ring of ships in the harbor"
"A halo of smoke"


(10)   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"
(11)   Attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
"Ring birds"
"Band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
(12)   Sound loudly and sonorously
"The bells rang"
(13)   Make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
"Ring the bells"
"My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
(14)   Ring or echo with sound
"The hall resounded with laughter"
(15)   Be around
"Developments surround the town"
"The river encircles the village"

Proper noun

  1. for a maker of rings as jewelry or as in harness.