Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ring

9 senses of ring

Sense 1
ring -- (a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity")
       => sound -- (the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music")

Sense 2
ring, halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ring -- (a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke")
       => toroid -- (the doughnut-shaped object enclosed by a torus)

Sense 3
hoop, ring -- (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")
       => band -- (a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body))

Sense 4
closed chain, ring -- ((chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop)
       => chain, chemical chain -- ((chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule))

Sense 5
gang, pack, ring, mob -- (an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves")
       => association -- (a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association")

Sense 6
ring, ringing, tintinnabulation -- (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)
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 7
ring -- (a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle)
       => platform -- (a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform")

Sense 8
ring, band -- (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")
       => jewelry, jewellery -- (an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems))

Sense 9
band, ring -- (a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration))
       => strip, slip -- (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ring

6 senses of ring

Sense 1
ring, peal -- (sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")
          Phrasal Verb-> ring out#1

Sense 2
resound, echo, ring, reverberate -- (ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 3
ring, knell -- (make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church")
       => sound -- (cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note")

Sense 4
call, telephone, call up, phone, ring -- (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")
       => telecommunicate -- (communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail)

Sense 5
surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Sense 6
ring, band -- (attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

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