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Meaning of ring

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
      2: a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of
         smoke" [syn: {ring}, {halo}, {annulus}, {doughnut}, {anchor
      3: 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" [syn: {hoop},
      4: (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a
         closed loop [syn: {closed chain}, {ring}] [ant: {open chain}]
      5: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the
         gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: {gang}, {pack}, {ring},
      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 [syn: {ring},
         {ringing}, {tintinnabulation}]
      7: a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants
         box or wrestle
      8: 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" [syn:
         {ring}, {band}]
      9: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify
         it (as in studies of bird migration) [syn: {band}, {ring}]
      v 1: sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang" [syn: {ring},
      2: ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
         [syn: {resound}, {echo}, {ring}, {reverberate}]
      3: make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical
         edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday
         at the local church" [syn: {ring}, {knell}]
      4: 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" [syn: {call}, {telephone}, {call
         up}, {phone}, {ring}]
      5: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest
         surrounds my property" [syn: {surround}, {environ}, {ring},
         {skirt}, {border}]
      6: attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring
         birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
         [syn: {ring}, {band}]

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