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[n] 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"
[n] jewelry consisting of a circular band of a precious metal worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"
[n] a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
[n] a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
[n] the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so volumnously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
[n] an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
[n] (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
[n] a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
[v] 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"
[v] attach a ring to; "ring birds"
[v] make a ringing sound
[v] make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"
[v] ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
[v] be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"

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