from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of sounding or of causing to sound, as sonorous metallic bodies; the art or act of making music with bells.
  • noun A ringing sound; the hearing of a sound as of ringing.
  • Having or giving the sound of a bell or other resonant metallic body; resounding: as, a ringing voice; ringing cheers.
  • noun Decoration by means of rings or circlets; rings collectively.
  • noun In horticulture, the operation of cutting out a circle of bark. See ring, transitive verb, 6.

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

  • a & n. from ring, v.
  • a simple form of pile driver in which the monkey is lifted by men pulling on ropes.

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

  • noun The sound of ringing.
  • noun The quality of being resonant.
  • noun A technique used in the study of wild birds, by attaching a small, individually numbered, metal or plastic tag to their legs or wings.
  • adjective Loud and clear.
  • adjective Made forcefully; powerful.
  • verb Present participle of ring.

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

  • noun the sound of a bell ringing
  • noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
  • noun the giving of a ring as a token of engagement


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