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. Exodus 25:12. 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, noun [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, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive 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, verb transitive [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, verb intransitive
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.