A small circular band, typically of precious metal and often set with one or more gemstones, worn on a finger as an ornament or a token of marriage, engagement, or authority
Make a clear resonant or vibrating sound
The profession, sport, or institution of boxing
the rings around Saturn
church bells rang all day
A gasket in the form of a ring with a circular cross section, typically made of pliable material, used to seal connections in pipes, tubes, etc.
And without object To ring again.
A horse or an athlete fraudulently substituted for another in a competition or event
Gunnery a moulding on the breech of a cannon between the base and the first reinforce.
The ringing of a bell, especially as a signal, warning, etc.
A network of people engaged in trafficking illegal drugs.
Anatomy and Zoology the bony ring to which the tympanic membrane is attached; compare tympanic ring.
Chiefly Ornithology. A distinctively coloured ring surrounding the eye of an animal, especially a bird.
A series of gas burners arranged in a circle and used for cooking, typically as part of a cooker or hob
Especially in traditional Zulu society: a large ring worn on top of the head as a mark of status by adult men, and traditionally made from fibre, resin, and beeswax, and woven into the hair.
A ring or piece of bent wire put into the snout of a pig to prevent it from grubbing in the ground.
A wire ring made by bringing the two ends together without soldering or welding
A metal ring onto which keys may be threaded in order to keep them together
The meal scattered around a millstone, regarded as a perquisite of the miller.
A ring set with a stone containing heat-sensitive crystals which change colour according to body temperature, supposed in this way to reflect the wearer's mood.
A ring fixed in the nose of an animal, typically a bull, for leading it
Engineering. A ring or chain which dips into an oil reservoir and continuously lubricates a shaft or bearing around which it revolves. Also: a piston ring serving to prevent leakage of lubricants from the cylinder.
A ring or strip of metal fixed in the snout of a pig to prevent it from grubbing.
A finger ring with a motto engraved inside (now historical).
End a telephone call by replacing the receiver
A structure that appears as an arc or incomplete ring around a planet, especially Neptune, generally representing part of a complete ring in which the rest of the ring is faint or invisible.
A ring-shaped beam of yarn (now rare).
The ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris, which has a white band around its grey bill.
A horse's bit having rings at the ends.
A notebook or book having the form of a ring binder.
A variety of small and usually bituminous coal suitable for use by smiths.
A small portable sundial in the form of one or more graduated metal rings.
An implement used for hauling timber, consisting of two dogs connected by a ring.
A dyke that is roughly circular in plan, formed by upwelling of magma in a conical or cylindrical fracture system
(A) = wall-eyed. (b) Having rings around the eyes.
A prehistoric earthwork, especially an Iron Age hill fort, defended by circular ramparts and ditches
A trick involving a ring.
A gear in the form of a ring, having teeth on its inner circumference; (in later use) such a gear or (later) any gear on the flywheel of an internal-combustion engine which is driven by the pinion of a starter motor, so communicating power from the motor to the engine.
A hunt in which the animals are encircled by a ring of fire or hunters.
A key that can be put on a finger.
An African tribesman or warrior entitled to wear a head-ring.
To be the ringleader among (a group of people) or of (an action or enterprise).
An electrical supply serving a series of consumers and returning to the original source, so that each consumer has an alternative path in the event of a failure
(A name for) the ring finger. Now regional and nursery.
Any of a number of ring-necked birds, in particular
Poetic. A coat of mail.
To catch or fish for using a ring net.
Any of various types of games played in a circle with dance movements and singing.
A post used in the construction of scaffolding.
A ring-shaped pull tab on a can or other container