ring
noun.
a characteristic sound
it has the ring of sincerity
noun.
a toroidal shape
a ring of ships in the harbor|a halo of smoke
noun.
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
Synonym: hoop
noun.
(chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
Synonym: closed chain
noun.
an association of criminals
police tried to break up the gang|a pack of thieves
Synonym: pack, mob, gang
noun.
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
noun.
a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
noun.
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
Synonym: band
noun.
a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
Synonym: band
verb.
sound loudly and sonorously
the bells rang
Synonym: peal
verb.
ring or echo with sound
the hall resounded with laughter
verb.
make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
Ring the bells|My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church
Synonym: knell
verb.
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
verb.
extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
The forest surrounds my property
verb.
attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
ring birds|band the geese to observe their migratory patterns
Synonym: band