1) v. t. - To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.
2) v. t. - To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.
3) v. t. - To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
4) v. i. - To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.
5) v. i. - To practice making music with bells.
6) v. i. - To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.
7) v. i. - To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
8) v. i. - To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.
9) n. - A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.
10) n. - Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
11) n. - A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
12) n. - A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop.
13) n. - Specifically, a circular ornament of gold or other precious material worn on the finger, or attached to the ear, the nose, or some other part of the person; as, a wedding ring.
14) n. - A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena.
15) n. - An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting.
16) n. - A circular group of persons.
17) n. - The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles.
18) n. - The solid generated by the revolution of a circle, or other figure, about an exterior straight line (as an axis) lying in the same plane as the circle or other figure.
19) n. - An instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite.
20) n. - An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium.
21) n. - A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, etc.
22) v. t. - To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle.
23) v. t. - To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.
24) v. t. - To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.
25) v. i. - To rise in the air spirally.
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