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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English hring from Germanic *hrengaz

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

Noun

Singular
ring

Plural
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ring ({{{1}}})
  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. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) (UK) A bird band, 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. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) A circular arena where circus acts take place, a circus ring.
  6. A group of people, usually involving some unethical or illegal practices; as a Crime ring.
  7. (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.
  8. (geometry) A planar geometrical figure included between two concentric circles.
  9. (astronomy) A formation of various pieces of material orbiting around a planet.
  10. An old English measure of corn equal to the coomb or half a quarter.
    • 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. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 1, p. 168.
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Verb

Infinitive
to ring

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ring (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To surround or enclose.
    The inner city was ringed with dingy industrial areas.
  2. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) (figuratively) To cut a ring around.
    They ringed the trees to make the clearing easier next year.
  3. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) To attach a ring to.
    Only ringed hogs may forage in the commons.
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Etymology 2

Verb is from Old English hringan.

Noun

Singular
ring

Plural
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ring ({{{1}}})
  1. The resonant sound of a bell, or a sound resembling it.
    The church bell's ring could be heard the length of the valley.
    The ring of hammer on anvil filled the air.
  2. (figuratively) A pleasant or correct sound.
    The name has a nice ring to it.
  3. (colloquial) A telephone call.
    I’ll give you a ring when the plane lands.
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Verb

Infinitive
to ring

Third person singular
rings

Simple past
rang

Past participle
rung

Present participle
ringing

to ring (third-person singular simple present rings, present participle ringing, simple past rang, past participle rung)
  1. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To produce the sound of a bell or a similar sound.
    Whose mobile phone is ringing?
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make a (church) bell produce sound.
    The deliveryman rang the doorbell to drop off a parcel.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of something spoken or written, to appear to be, to seem, to sound.
    That does not ring true.
  4. (colloquial) To telephone someone.
    I will ring you when we arrive.
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Balinese

Preposition

ring

  1. in, at

Croatian

Etymology

From English ring.

Noun

ring m. sg.

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

Czech

Noun

ring m.

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

Dutch

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Noun

ring m. (plural ringen, diminutive ringetje)

  1. ring
  2. beltway

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Hungarian

Verb

ring

  1. to sway

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

Swedish

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for ring Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ring ringen ringar ringarna
Genitive rings ringens ringars ringarnas

ring

  1. ring; a circular piece of material
  2. ring; the place where sports such as boxing takes place
  3. (mathematics) ring; an algebraic structure
  4. (mathematics) ring; a planar geometrical figure
  5. (astronomy) ring; a collection of material orbiting some planets
  6. one of the (usually three) years in the gymnasium school
    Ann började nyss andra ring = Ann recently began her second year at the gymnasium.

Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

Verb

ring

  1. imperative form of ringa

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