Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Wearing or marked with a ring or rings.
  • adjective Encircled or surrounded by bands or rings.
  • adjective Zoology Formed from segmented rings; annulate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Surrounded with or as with a ring; having a ring or rings; encircled.
  • In botany, surrounded by elevated or depressed circular lines or bands, as the roots or stems of some plants.
  • In zoology: Annular; circular; formed into or shaped like a ring.
  • Having an annulus; annulated; marked with a ring or with rings; collared: as, a ringed plover; the ringed dove; the ringed snake.
  • Composed of rings; annulose, annulate, or annuloid; formed of a series of annulations: as, the ringed type of structure; a ringed worm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Encircled or marked with, or as with, a ring or rings.
  • adjective Wearning a wedding ring; hence, lawfully wedded.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a North Pacific seal (Phoca fœtida) having ringlike spots on the body.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a harmless European snake (Tropidonotus natrix) common in England.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) an annelid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective marked with rings, circles or loops
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective wearing a wedding ring; lawfully married
  • adjective having colored rings around the body
  • adjective shaped like a ring

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Examples

  • His name ringed in dollar signs and question marks.

    The Big Nowhere

  • A pueblo city that scouts had described as ringed with gilded ramparts proved to be built of mere mud and clay, which happened to glimmer deceptively in the setting sun.

    Colossus

  • A pueblo city that scouts had described as ringed with gilded ramparts proved to be built of mere mud and clay, which happened to glimmer deceptively in the setting sun.

    Colossus

  • Just the name ringed in memories of sports day and Brabourne Stadium.

    Bows to my Alma Mater

  • It was not necessary to procure skins of the grey or silver bear, nor that with the white ring round its neck -- known as the ringed or collared bear.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • A pueblo city that scouts had described as ringed with gilded ramparts proved to be built of mere mud and clay, which happened to glimmer deceptively in the setting sun.

    NPR Topics: News

  • A pueblo city that scouts had described as ringed with gilded ramparts proved to be built of mere mud and clay, which happened to glimmer deceptively in the setting sun.

    NPR Topics: News

  • A pueblo city that scouts had described as ringed with gilded ramparts proved to be built of mere mud and clay, which happened to glimmer deceptively in the setting sun.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The ad specifically stated that police had "ringed" the capitol building and had used shotguns and teargas to dispel student protestors, that the entire student body had protested in response, and described the protesting students singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" on the Capitol steps just before the police charged them.

    Howard Schweber: Sarah Palin, the First Amendment, and Santa Claus

  • Cops had not actually "ringed" the Capitol; only most, not all, of the student body had protested.

    Howard Schweber: Sarah Palin, the First Amendment, and Santa Claus

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