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  • n  a characteristic sound
    it has the ring of sincerity
  • n  a toroidal shape
    a ring of ships in the harbor
  • n  a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
  • n  (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
  • n  an association of criminals
  • n  the sound of a bell ringing
    the distinctive ring of the church bell
    the ringing of the telephone
    the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
  • n  a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
  • n  jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
    she had rings on every finger
  • n  a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
  • v  sound loudly and sonorously
  • v  ring or echo with sound
  • v  make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
    My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church
  • v  get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
  • v  extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
  • v  attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
    ring birds

  • Some cheaper sentimentWest Point cadets started the practice of wearing gold class rings in 1835.
  • At Saint-Brieux, France, one Victor Rousoult was walking along the docks where he worked, when a dangling hook caught in the ring on his finger.
  • But how did an unlikely innovation like ring tones get to be such a big business in the first place? It's definitely not about the music.
News & Articles

  • Wedding Ring Lost in Chicago, Found in Arkansas
    A wedding ring lost in Chicago turned up 600 miles away in Arkansas. Steve Anderson, 63, of North Little Rock, Ark., was unloading packages in the warehouse of Applied Industrial Technologies when he noticed something odd about one of the boxes. The box came from...        
    June 11, 2013 - ABC News
  • 'Remember Ring' concept heats up for anniversaries
    The Remember Ring is just a concept at this point. (Credit: Alaska Jewelry) A forgotten anniversary can add a lot of friction to a relationship. Apparently, setting a calendar alert is just too much effort for some people. Those same people might need a Remember Ring , a concept ring from Alaska Jewelry that heats up as an anniversary approaches. The ring is designed to give a 24-hour heads-up ...
    June 10, 2013 - CNET
  • Ring appearing to be Pryor's up for sale on eBay
    Ring appearing to be Pryor's up for sale on eBay
    June 9, 2013 - CBS Sports

  • Ben Bernanke in CNN International
    Bernanke, through a spokesman, said last week that "our family was but one of 500 separate instances traced to one crime ring."
  • James Tedisco in International Herald Tribune
    Today's news that Eliot Spitzer was likely involved with a prostitution ring and his refusal to deny it leads to one inescapable conclusion: He has disgraced his office and the entire state of New York,said Assembly Republican leader James...
  • Gamal Abdel Nasser in ABC News
    Growing up under Communism,Nasser said, "we always dreamed of living in peace and working in free society like this one. Today you have let freedom ring."

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