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  • attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
    • ring birds
    • band the geese to observe their migratory patterns
  • extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    • The forest surrounds my property
  • get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
    • I tried to call you all night
    • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning
  • make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification
    • Ring the bells
    • My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church
  • ring or echo with sound
    • the hall resounded with laughter
  • sound loudly and sonorously
    • the bells rang
  • a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
  • jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger
    • she had rings on every finger
    • he noted that she wore a wedding band
  • a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
  • 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
  • an association of criminals
    • police tried to break up the gang
    • a pack of thieves
  • (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
  • a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse
  • a toroidal shape
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke
  • a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
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