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ring1

ring1

 
pronunciation:
rIng
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the outer edge of a circle.
There was a ring of dark clouds above the mountain.
synonyms:
circle
similar words:
band, rim, round
definition 2: a small band of metal or other hard material in the shape of a circle. Rings are worn on the finger for their beauty or as a symbol.
My parents wear matching gold wedding rings.
 
similar words:
band
definition 3: a band in the shape of a circle used to surround or hold something.
We use rings to hold the curtains open.
synonyms:
hoop, loop
similar words:
circle
definition 4: an enclosed area for a sports event or circus performance.
Seven elephants danced around the ring.
synonyms:
arena
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rings, ringing, ringed
definition 1: to put a ring around; circle.
We ringed the room with candles for the wedding.
synonyms:
circle, encircle, surround
similar words:
enclose, encompass, loop, orbit, rim
definition 2: to shape into a ring or rings.
She ringed her hair into a crown of curls.
synonyms:
curl, loop
similar words:
coil, wind
derivation: ringlike (adj.)
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