Synonyms of ring in English:



  • 1 the rings around Saturn
    circle, band, loop, hoop, halo, disk
  • 2 she wore a ring
  • 3 a circus ring
    arena, enclosure, field, ground;
    amphitheater, stadium
  • 4 a ring of onlookers
    circle, group, cluster, bunch, band, throng, crowd, flock, pack
  • 5 a spy ring
    gang, syndicate, cartel, mob, band, circle, organization, association, society, alliance, league, coterie, cabal, cell
  • verb

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  • 1 police ringed the building
    surround, circle, encircle, encompass, girdle, enclose, hem in, confine, seal off
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    annular ring-shaped

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    Synonyms of ring in English:



  • 1 church bells rang all day
    literary knell
  • 2 the room rang with laughter
  • noun

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  • 1 the ring of a bell
    literary knell
  • Phrases

    ring something in

    our biggest sale of the season will ring in the new year
    herald, signal, announce, proclaim, usher in, introduce;
    mark, signify, indicate
    literary betoken, knell

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