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  Words related to ring

Related / Similar Words: band, hoop, ringing, tintinnabulation, gang, pack, mob, closed chain, halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring, call, telephone, call up, phone, peal, knell, resound, echo, reverberate, surround, environ, encircle, circle, round


  • a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration);
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle;
  • a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity";
  • the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so volumnously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe;
  • an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves";
  • (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop;
  • a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke";
  • 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";
  • attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns";
  • sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang";
  • make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church";
  • ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter";
  • be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village";

    See Also: ring out


    Hyponyms: carabiner, karabiner, snap ring, curtain ring, key ring, napkin ring, nose ring, rim, tire, tyre, towel ring, annulet, engagement ring, mourning ring, ringlet, signet ring, seal ring, wedding ring, wedding band, boxing ring, prize ring, wrestling ring, bell ringing, nest, youth gang, heterocyclic ring, heterocycle, fairy ring, fairy circle, cell phone, call in, ding, dong, dingdong, tintinnabulate, peal, knell, toll, consonate, reecho, bong, twine, wreath, wreathe, girth, girt, begird, gird, cloister


    Grouped Verbs: call


    Entailments: dial


    Part Meronyms: wagon wheel, barrel, cask


    Member Meronyms: organized crime, gangland, gangdom


    Derivational Morphology: band, hoop, resound, echo, reverberate, tintinnabulate, knell, peal, call, telephone, call up, phone, surround, environ, encircle, circle, round, ringing, tintinnabulation, telephone set, caller, caller-up, phoner, telephoner, telephony, phone call, telephone call, pealing, roll, rolling, toller, bell ringer, ringer, reverberation, sound reflection, replication, plangency, resonance, reverberance, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy, halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring, environment, environs, surroundings


    Anagrams: grin


    Language Translations:
    Albanian: unazë   Breton: bizou and ring  
    Catalan: anell and dringar and fer sonar   Chinese: 戒指 and 按鈴  
    Croatian: prsten and ring   Dutch: bellen and luiden and ring  
    Esperanto: ringo   Finnish: kehä and soida and soittaa and sormus  
    French: anneau and sonner   German: läuten and Ring  
    Hungarian: csenget and gyűrű   Italian: anello and suonare  
    Japanese: 鳴る and 指輪   Korean: 가락지 and 울리다  
    Latin: anulus   Latvian: gredzens  
    Maltese: ċurkett   Norwegian: ring and ringe  
    Polish: dzwonić and pierścionek and ring and uderzać   Portuguese: anel and tocar  
    Romanian: bate and inel and suna   Russian: звонить and кольцо and ринг  
    Slovak: prsteň and ring and zvoniť   Slovene: prstan and ring  
    Spanish: anillo and sonar   Swedish: ring and ringa  
    Telugu: ఉంగరం and గోదా   Turkish: yüzük  
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