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Synonyms for ring

Noun

1. ring, sound
usage: a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
2. ring, halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring, toroid
usage: a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
3. hoop, ring, band
usage: a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
4. closed chain, ring, chain, chemical chain
usage: (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
5. gang, pack, ring, mob, association
usage: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
6. ring, ringing, tintinnabulation, sound
usage: the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so volumnously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
7. ring, platform
usage: a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
8. ring, band, jewelry, jewellery
usage: jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
9. band, ring, strip, slip
usage: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

Verb

1. ring, peal, sound, go, ring out
usage: sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
2. resound, echo, ring, reverberate, sound, go
usage: ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
3. ring, knell, sound
usage: make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
4. surround, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring, hold, bear, carry, contain
usage: be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"
5. call, telephone, call up, phone, ring, telecommunicate
usage: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
6. ring, band, attach
usage: attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns"
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