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ring

noun [C]
 
 
/rɪŋ/
JEWELLERY A2 a round piece of jewellery that you wear on your finger: a wedding ring a gold ringSpherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapesJewellery
CIRCLE B2 something that is the shape of a circle: The children sat in a ring around the teacher.Spherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapes
SOUND the sound a bell makes: The ring of the doorbell woke him up.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
a crime/drug/spy, etc ring a group of people who are involved in an illegal activity togetherGroups of peopleGangsters, thugs and criminal organizations
a boxing/circus ring an area with seats around it where boxers (= people fighting) or people in a circus (= show) performSurfaces on which sports take place
give sb a ring mainly UK A2 to telephone someone: If you want anything, just give me a ring. →  See also key ring Communicating by telephone
(Definition of ring noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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