Meaning of “ring” - Learner’s Dictionary

ring

verb us uk /rɪŋ/ past tense rang, past participle rung
Extra Examples
Please ring the bell for attention.You should only ring the bell in an emergency.I rang the doorbell.The bell rang and the teacher dismissed the class.They had scarcely finished eating when the doorbell rang.
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)