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ring

noun (CIRCLE)    /rɪŋ/
B2 [C] a circle of any material, or any group of things or people in a circular shape or arrangement: The game involved throwing metal rings over a stick. The children sat in a ring around the teacher.Spherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapesThings collected in lines or rings A2 [C] a circular piece of jewellery worn especially on your finger: He bought her a diamond/emerald, etc. ring (= a ring with a jewel attached to it).Jewellery [C] a group of people who help each other, often secretly and in a way that is to their advantage: a drug ring a spy ring → See also ringleaderGroups of people [C] (US usually element) a circular piece of material often made of metal that can be heated in order to be used for cooking: a gas ring an electric ringKitchen appliances [C] a special area where people perform or compete: a boxing ring The horses trotted round the ring. → See also ringsideSurfaces on which sports take place rings [plural] two round handles at the ends of two long ropes that hang from the ceiling and are used in gymnasticsGymnastics
(Definition of ring noun (CIRCLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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