1 a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"
2 a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke" [syn: halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring]
3 a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse" [syn: hoop]
4 (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop [syn: closed chain] [ant: open chain]
5 an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: gang, pack, mob]
6 the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so volumnously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe [syn: ringing, tintinnabulation]
7 a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
8 jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band" [syn: band]
9 a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) [syn: band]
1 sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang" [syn: peal]
3 make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church" [syn: knell]
4 be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village" [syn: surround, environ, encircle, circle, round]
5 get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning" [syn: call, telephone, call up, phone]
6 attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns" [syn: band] [also: rung, rang]rang See ring
- SAMPA: /"raN/
- Rhymes: -æŋ
Usage notesEnglish transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
Rang (Hindi: रंग, Urdu: رنگ, translation: Colours) is a 1993 Bollywood film directed by Talat Jani and starring Jeetendra, Amrita Singh, Kamal Sadanah, Ayesha Jhulka and Divya Bharti in one of her last film appearances. She died before the film was released and it was dedicated to her memory.