Complete Definition of "ring"

see|Ring
English

Pronunciation
AHD|rÄ­ng, IPA|/ɹɪÅ/, SAMPA|/rIN/
audio|en-us-ring.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪÅ|-ɪÅ

Etymology 1
Old English hring from Germanic *hrengaz

The mathematics sense was introduced by mathematician w:David Hilbert|David Hilbert in 1892, a contraction of the German Zahlring. (Reference: Harvey Cohn, Advanced Number Theory, page 49.)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A circumscribing object (looking like an annual ring, earring, finger ring, etc.)
  2. A round piece of (precious) metal worn around the finger.
  3. A round piece of metal put around a bird's leg used for identification and studies of migration.
  4. A place where some sports take place; as, a boxing ring.
  5. A group of people, usually involving some unethical or illegal practices; as a Crime ring.
  6. algebra An algebraic structure which is a group under addition and a monoid under multiplication.

#: The set of integers, <math>\mathbb{Z}</math>, is the prototypical ring.

  1. geometry A planar geometrical figure included between two concentric circles.
  2. astronomy A formation of various pieces of material orbiting around a planet.
  3. An old English measure of corn equal to the coomb or half a quarter.

#: Quotations
#:* 1866: The ring is common in the Huntingdonshire accounts of Ramsey Abbey. It was equal to half a quarter, i.e., is identical with the coomb of the eastern counties. &mdash; James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 168.

Verb
en-verb
#To attach a ring to.
#: Only ringed hogs may forage in the commons.
#To surround.
#: The inner city was ringed with dingy industrial areas.
#To cut a ring around.
#: They ringed the trees to make the clearing easier next year.

Translations
trans-top|circumscribing object
Czech: kroužek m
trans-mid
Korean: 고리 (gori)
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trans-top|round piece of (precious) metal worn around the finger (1)
Albanian: unazë f
Arabic: ARchar|خات٠IPAchar|(ÏÄtim) m
Breton: bizou m
Catalan: anell m
Chinese: ææ (jièzhÇ)
Croatian: t-|hr|prsten|m
Czech: t+|cs|prsten|m
Dutch: t+|nl|ring|m
Erzya: ÑÑÑÐºÑ (surks)
Esperanto: t-|eo|ringo|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|sormus
French: t+|fr|anneau|m, t+|fr|bague|f
German: t+|de|Ring|m
Hungarian: t+|hu|gyűrű
Italian: t+|it|anello|m
Japanese: æ輪 (ãã³ã, yubiwa)
trans-mid
Korean: ê°ë½ì§ (garagji), ë°ì§ (åæ, banji)
Kurdish: KUchar|ئÙâÙÚ¯ÙستÛÙÙâ, KUchar|ئÙâÙÙستÛÙÙâ
Latin: t-|la|anulus|m
Latvian: gredzens m
Maltese: Äurkett m
Norwegian: t+|no|ring|m
Polish: pierÅcionek m (with stone), obrÄczka f (without stone)
Portuguese: t+|pt|anel|m
Romanian: t-|ro|inel|m|f
Russian: колÑÑо (kolâtsó) n, пеÑÑÑÐµÐ½Ñ (p'érst'en') m
Scottish Gaelic: fàinne f
Slovak: prsteÅ m, obrúÄka f (wedding ring)
Slovene: t+|sl|prstan|m
Spanish: t+|es|anillo|m
Swedish: t+|sv|ring|c
Telugu: à°à°à°à°°à° (uMgaraM)
Turkish: t-|tr|yüzük
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trans-top|A round piece of metal (2)
Finnish: t+|fi|rengas
German: t+|de|Ring|m
Polish: obrÄczka f
trans-mid
Russian: колÑÑо (kolâtsó) n
Slovene: obroÄek m
Swedish: t+|sv|ring|c
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trans-top|A place where some sports take place (3)
Breton: ring
Croatian: t-|hr|ring|m
Czech: t-|cs|ring|m
Dutch: t+|nl|ring|m
Finnish: t-|fi|kehä
German: t+|de|Ring|m
Norwegian: t+|no|ring|m
trans-mid
Polish: t+|pl|ring|m
Russian: Ñинг (ring) m
Slovak: t-|sk|ring|m
Slovene: t+|sl|ring|m
Swedish: t+|sv|ring|c
Telugu: à°à±à°¦à°¾ (gOdaa), బరి (bari)
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trans-top|A group of people (4)
Finnish: rinki
German: t+|de|Ring|m
trans-mid
Polish: klika f
Russian: клика (klíka) f
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trans-top|An algebraic structure(5)
Czech: t+|cs|okruh|m
German: t+|de|Ring|m
Greek: t+|el|δακÏÏλιοÏ|m|trðaktílios|scGrek
Hungarian: t+|hu|gyűrű
trans-mid
Polish: pierÅcieÅ m
Russian: колÑÑо (kolâtsó) n
Swedish: t+|sv|ring|c
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trans-top|A planar geometrical figure (6)
German: t+|de|Ring|m
Hungarian: t+|hu|gyűrű
Polish: pierÅcieÅ m
trans-mid
Russian: колÑÑо (kolâtsó) n
Slovene: kolobar m
Swedish: t+|sv|ring|c
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trans-top|A formation of various pieces of material orbiting around a planet (7)
Czech: prstenec m
Dutch: t+|nl|ring|m
Finnish: t+|fi|rengas
Hungarian: t+|hu|gyűrű
trans-mid
Russian: колÑÑо (kolâtsó) n
Slovak: prstenec m
Swedish: t+|sv|ring|c
trans-bottom

trans-top|An old English measure of corn (8)
trans-mid
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ttbc|Breton: gwalenn f
ttbc|Catalan: anell m
ttbc|Esperanto: ringo
ttbc|Indonesian: cincin

ttbc|Irish: fáinne
ttbc|Japanese: æ輪 (ãã³ã, yubiwa), ãªã³ã° (ringu)
ttbc|Romanian: inel n

Etymology 2
Verb is from Old English hringan.

Noun
en-noun

  1. The resonant sound of a bell

#: The church bell's ring could be heard the length of the valley.

  1. A sound resembling the sound of a bell

#: The ring of hammer on anvil filled the air.

  1. A pleasant or correct sound.

#: ''The name has a nice ring to it.

  1. slang a telephone call.

#: Iâll give you a ring when the plane lands.

Translations

German: t+|de|Klang|m
Hungarian: csengés
mid
Norwegian: klang m

Verb
en-verb|rings|ringing|rang|rung

  1. intransitive To produce the sound of a bell or a similar sound.

#: Whose mobile phone is ringing?

  1. transitive To make a (church) bell produce sound.

#: The deliveryman rang the doorbell to drop off a parcel.

  1. intransitive Of something spoken or written, to appear to be, to seem, to sound.

#: That does not ring true.

  1. To telephone someone.

#: I will ring you when we arrive.

Translations
trans-top|To produce the sound of a bell or a similar sound (1)
Arabic: ARchar|Ùطر٠اÙجرس IPAchar|(yáÊroq aj-járas)
Catalan: dringar, trucar (only door-bell)
Chinese: æé´ (ànlíng)
Czech: t+|cs|zvonit
Dutch: t+|nl|bellen, t+|nl|klinken
Finnish: t+|fi|soida
French: t+|fr|sonner
German: läuten, klingeln
Hungarian: csenget
Italian: t+|it|suonare
trans-mid
Japanese: é³´ã (ãªã, naru)
Korean: ì¸ë¦¬ë¤ (ullida)
Norwegian: ringe
Polish: t+|pl|dzwoniÄ
Portuguese: t+|pt|tocar
Romanian: t-|ro|suna
Russian: звониÑÑ (zvonítâ) impf
Slovak: zvoniť
Spanish: t-|es|sonar
Swedish: t+|sv|ringa
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trans-top|To make a (church) bell produce sound (2)
Catalan: fer sonar
Czech: t+|cs|zvonit
Dutch: luiden, weergalmen
Finnish: soittaa kelloa
French: t+|fr|sonner
trans-mid
German: t+|de|läuten
Hungarian: csenget
Norwegian: ringe
Polish: uderzaÄ (w dzwon)
Romanian: t-|ro|bate
Russian: звониÑÑ (zvonítâ) impf
Swedish: t+|sv|ringa
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trans-top|Of something spoken or written, to appear to be, to seem, to sound (3)
German: t+|de|klingen
trans-mid
Russian: звÑÑаÑÑ (zvuÄátâ) impf
Swedish: t+|sv|låta
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trans-top|To telephone someone (4)
Czech: zavolat, brnknout
German: t+|de|anrufen
Norwegian: ringe, telefonere
trans-mid
Russian: звониÑÑ (zvonítâ) impf, позвониÑÑ (pozvonítâ) pf
Swedish: t+|sv|ringa
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ttbc|Breton: seniñ
ttbc|Esperanto: sonori

ttbc|Indonesian: bel bunyi|berbunyi, bunyi|membunyikan bel
ttbc|Japanese: é³´ãã (ãªãã, narasu), é³´ã (ãªã, naru)
ttbc|Latin: tintinare

Derived terms
give a ring
ringbark
ring off
ringtone
spy ring
unring

Etymology 3
from boring
Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. rfv-senseUK|slang Short for boring.

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:English irregular verbs
Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Balinese

Preposition
ring

  1. in, at

Croatian

Etymology
From E.|hr term|ring|lang=en.

Noun
hr-noun|m

  1. #English|ring (place where some sports take place; boxing ring and similar)

Dutch

Noun
de ring (plural: ringen)

  1. ring

Category:Dutch nouns


Hungarian

Verb
ring

  1. to sway

Category:Hungarian verbs


Norwegian

Noun
ring m

  1. ring; a circular piece of material
  2. ring; the place where sports such as boxing takes place

Old High German

Etymology
Common Germanic *hrengaz

Noun
ring m

  1. ring

Category:Old High German nouns


Swedish
Etymology 1
Pronunciation
audio|Sv-ring.ogg|audio

Noun
sv-noun-reg-ar
ring

  1. #English|ring; a circular piece of material
  2. ring; the place where sports such as boxing takes place
  3. sv-mathematics ring; an algebraic structure
  4. sv-mathematics ring; a planar geometrical figure
  5. sv-astronomy ring; a collection of material orbiting some planets
  6. one of the (usually three) years in the gymnasium#Swedish|gymnasium school

#: Ann började nyss andra ring = Ann recently began her second year at the gymnasium.

Etymology 2
rfe|lang=sv

Pronunciation
audio|Sv-ring.ogg|audio

Verb
infl|sv|verb

#imperative form of ringa

Category:Astronomy
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Category:Mathematics

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ku:ring
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nl:ring
no:ring
pl:ring
ro:ring
ru:ring
simple:ring
sl:ring
fi:ring
sv:ring
ta:ring
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uk:ring
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