Translation of "ring" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /rɪŋ/ us /rɪŋ/

A2 a round piece of jewellery that you wear on your finger

a wedding ring

something that is the shape of a circle

The children sat in a ring around the teacher.

the sound a bell makes

The ring of the doorbell woke him up.
a doorbell ring

an area with seats around it where people perform or compete

pista, cuadrilátero
a boxing ring
give someone a ring

A2 UK to call someone on the phone

llamar a alguien
verb uk /rɪŋ/ us /rɪŋ/ past tense rang, past participle rung

B1 If something rings, it makes the sound of a bell, and if you ring a bell, you cause it to make a sound.

llamar por teléfono a alguien
The phone’s ringing.

A2 UK to call someone on the phone

llamar por teléfono (a)
Have you rung your mother?

(Translation of “ring” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /riŋ/

a small circle eg of gold or silver, sometimes having a jewel set in it, worn on the finger

a wedding ring
She wears a diamond ring.

a circle of metal, wood etc for any of various purposes

aro; argolla
a scarf-ring
a key-ring
The trap-door had a ring attached for lifting it.

anything which is like a circle in shape

The children formed a ring round their teacher
The hot teapot left a ring on the polished table.

an enclosed space for boxing matches, circus performances etc

ring, cuadrilátero
the circus-ring
The crowd cheered as the boxer entered the ring.

a small group of people formed for business or criminal purposes

red, círculo
a drugs ring.
ring binder noun

a looseleaf binder; a stiff cardboard file with metal rings inside for holding loose pages together.

carpeta de anillas
ringlet /-lit/ noun

a long curl of hair.

rizo, tirabuzón
ring finger noun

the finger on which the wedding ring is worn (usually the third finger of the left hand).

ringleader noun

the leader of a group of people who are doing something wrong

The teacher punished the ringleader.
ringmaster noun

a person who is in charge of performances in a circus ring.

maestro de ceremonias
ring road noun

(British) a road that goes around a city or town in order to reduce traffic in the centre/center.

run rings round

to be very much better at doing something than; to beat easily

dar cien/mil vueltas a alguien; ganar con creces
Barcelona ran rings round Chelsea in their Champions League match.

(Translation of “ring” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)