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ring1

ring1

 
pronunciation:
rIng
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
ring off
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the outer boundary of a circle; circular line or shape.
synonyms:
circle
similar words:
band, rim, round
definition 2: a small circular band of metal or other hard material worn on the finger as an ornament or symbol.
a wedding ring
 
similar words:
band
definition 3: a circular band used to surround or hold something.
curtain rings
synonyms:
hoop, loop
similar words:
circle
definition 4: a circular or surrounding mark.
dark rings around the cat's tail
similar words:
circle
definition 5: a circular arrangement.
a ring of stones
synonyms:
circle, whorl
definition 6: a circular course.
They rode in a ring around the village.
synonyms:
circuit, gyre, loop, orbit
similar words:
circle
definition 7: an enclosure or partition for a sports event, contest, or exhibition; arena.
synonyms:
arena
definition 8: the sport of prizefighting; boxing (usu. prec. by the).
synonyms:
boxing, fisticuffs, prizefighting
definition 9: a network of people cooperating in a private or illegal activity.
a ring of smugglers
synonyms:
gang
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rings, ringing, ringed
definition 1: to enclose in a ring; encircle.
synonyms:
circle, compass, encircle, gird, girdle, hoop, surround
similar words:
belt, circuit, circumscribe, enclose, encompass, loop, orbit, rim
definition 2: to shape into a ring or rings.
synonyms:
curl, loop
similar words:
coil, wind
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to form a ring or rings.
synonyms:
coil, curl, loop
definition 2: to move in a circular, spiral, or curving course.
synonyms:
circle, circuit, coil, curl, gyrate, orbit, revolve, rotate, wind
similar words:
loop, roll, spin, spiral
phrase: ring off
derivation: ringlike (adj.)
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