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Synonyms of ring

Noun


1. ring, sound

usage: a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"

2. ring, halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ring, toroid

usage: a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"

3. hoop, ring, band

usage: 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"

4. closed chain, ring, chain, chemical chain

usage: (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop

5. gang, pack, ring, mob, association

usage: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"

6. ring, ringing, tintinnabulation, sound

usage: 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. ring, platform

usage: a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle

8. ring, band, jewelry, jewellery

usage: 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"

9. band, ring, strip, slip

usage: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

Verb


1. ring, peal, sound, go

usage: sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"

2. resound, echo, ring, reverberate, sound, go

usage: ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"

3. ring, knell, sound

usage: make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"

4. call, telephone, call up, phone, ring, telecommunicate

usage: 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"

5. surround, environ, ring, skirt, border, touch, adjoin, meet, contact

usage: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"

6. ring, band, attach

usage: attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"

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