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proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. An Irish family name.

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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 
  1. To attach a ring to.
    Only ringed hogs may forage in the commons.
  2. To surround.
    The inner city was ringed with dingy industrial areas.
  3. To cut a ring around.
    They ringed the trees to make the clearing easier next year.
adjective 
  1. (rfv-sense)(UK, slang) Short for boring.

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