RING, n. 1. A circle, or a circular line, or any thing in the form of a circular line or hoop. Thus we say of men, they formed themselves into a ring, to see a wrestling match. Rings of gold were made for the ark. Ex. 25. Rings of gold or other material are worn on the fingers and sometimes in the ears, as ornaments.2. A circular course.Place me, O place me in the dusty ring, where youthful charioteers contend for glory.
RING, n. [from the verb.] 1. A sound; particularly, the sound of metals; as the ring of a bell.2. Any loud sound, or the sounds of numerous voices; or sound continued, repeated or reverberated; as the ring of acclamations.3. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
RING, v.t. pret. and pp. rung.To cause to sound, particularly by striking a metallic body; as, to ring a bell. This word expresses appropriately the sounding of metals.
RING, v.t. [from the noun.1. To encircle.2. To fit with rings, as the fingers, or as a swine's snout. Farmers ring swine to prevent their rooting.And ring these fingers with thy household worms.
RING, v.i.1. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.2. To practice the art of making music with bells.3. To sound; to resound.With sweeter notes each rising temple rung.4. To utter, as a bell; to sound.The shardborn beetle with his drowsy hums, hath rung night's yawning peal.5. To tinkle; to have the sensation of sound continued.My ears still ring with noise.6. To be filled with report or talk. The whole town rings with his fame.