American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rod or bar forming a step of a ladder.
- n. A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.
- n. The spoke in a wheel.
- n. Nautical One of the spokes or handles on a ship's wheel.
- n. A level or degree in a hierarchy: a middle manager awaiting a promotion to the next rung.
- v. Past participle of ring2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rod or bar; a heavy staff; hence, a cudgel; a club.
- n. Specifically A round or step of a ladder.
- n. One of the bars of a windmill-sail.
- n. A spoke or bar of a wallower or lantern-wheel; a rundle.
- n. Nautical: One of the projecting handles of a steering-wheel.
- n. A floor-timber in a ship.
- n. Preterit and past participle of ring.
- Ringed; having a ring through the snout, as a hog.
- n. A crosspiece forming a step of a ladder; a round.
- n. A crosspiece between legs of a chair.
- n. nautical, dated A floor timber in a ship.
- n. dated One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff.
- n. engineering, dated One of the radial handles projecting from the rim of a steering wheel.
- n. engineering, dated One of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.
- v. Past participle of ring
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of ring.
- n. (Shipbuilding) A floor timber in a ship.
- n. One of the rounds of a ladder.
- n. One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff.
- n. (Mach.) One of the radial handles projecting from the rim of a steering wheel; also, one of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.
- n. one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder
- n. a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
- From the verb ring. This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English hrung. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To my own "frangine" who has just rung from the airport to say she is back home again after trekking for three weeks in the mountains of Bhutan and is on her way over to tell me of latest adventures, laughingly hinting that this was the hardest trek yet!”
“Not a huge nerd, but the name rung a bell so I googled it.”
“On the lowest rung is the corrupt souls who find violence acceptable (ALL MALES::: black, latino, Hells Angels, etc).”
“The bottom rung is for players aspiring to make the Pro Bowl.”
“I bought a great rug and made them a reading corner with pillows and the sheepskin rung that Lola slept on when she was a baby (she especially loves this corner, and is at this very moment sleeping there).”
“The first rung is at 100 million net wealth or somewhere thereof.”
“She was a seaman apprentice, one rung from the lowest pay grade in the US Navy.”
“I passed on to the dauphin's apartment, where, an instant later, I heard the tocsin rung and the générale beaten in all quarters on Paris.”
“May 31st we heard the générale beaten and the tocsin rung, but no one would tell us the cause of the uproar.”
“I heard the générale beaten and the tocsin rung; I was very uneasy.”
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