Meaning of “ring” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /rɪŋ/ (past tense rang, past participle rung)
SOUND [ I, T ]

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

The phone's ringing.
I rang the doorbell.
TELEPHONE [ I, T ] UK (UK/US call)

A2 to telephone someone:

Have you rung your mother?
I've rung for a taxi.
EARS [ I ]

If your ears are ringing, you can hear a loud sound after the sound has stopped.

→ See also ring a bell , ring true

(Definition of “ring verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)