Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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annual ring one of the concentric rings of wood visible in a cross section of a tree representing the layer of growth from one year.
benzene ring the graphic representation of the benzene molecule or its derivatives as a hexagon with a carbon atom at each of its six points, and with attached atoms of hydrogen or other elements.
dinner ring a ring set with a gem or group of gemstones, worn by a woman on formal occasions.
key ring a metal loop or ring for holding keys.
make the welkin ring to make a very loud noise, esp. vocally.
nose ring a ring inserted through the nose of an animal so that it may be led. [2 definitions]
piston ring a thin split metal ring that fits around a piston, in an automobile or other engine, to ensure a tight seal between the piston and the cylinder.
prize ring a raised platform, enclosed by ropes, in which prizefights take place; boxing ring. [2 definitions]
ring a bell to cause a response, such as a particular recollection.
ring and pin game a game, traditionally played by many American Indian tribes, in which a ring is attached by a string to a stick, or pin, and players attempt to swing the ring up and over the stick.
ring finger the third finger of the hand, esp. the left hand, on which an engagement, wedding, or similar ring is traditionally worn.
Ring of the Nibelung in Germanic legend, the gold ring made by the leader of the Nibelung dwarfs.
ring off (chiefly British) to disconnect a telephone call by replacing the receiver; hang up.
ring ouzel a European thrush that has a white ring around its neck and on its breast.
ring toss a game similar to horseshoes in which rings made of rope, plastic, or the like are tossed from a specified distance in an effort to place them around short, upright posts fixed in the ground or on a board.
ring up to record or calculate (the price of a sale) on a cash register.
ring-a-levio a children's game in which one team tries to find and capture members of the other team, who may, if not seen by the hunting team, free their teammates from a circle drawn on the ground.
ring-necked having a ring or collar of distinctive color around the neck, as certain birds and snakes.
ring-necked duck a dark North American duck, the male of which has a faint, copper-colored ring around the neck.
ring-necked pheasant a widely distributed game bird native to Asia, the male of which has colorful plumage and a white ring around the neck.