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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ring \Ring\ (r[i^]ng), verb (used with an object) [imp. {Rang} (r[a^]ng) or {Rung} (r[u^]ng); p. p. {Rung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.] [AS. hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD. ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.]

1. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.

2. To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.

The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums, Hath rung night's yawning peal. --Shak.

3. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.

{To ring a peal}, to ring a set of changes on a chime of bells.

{To ring the changes upon}. See under {Change}.

{To ring in} or {To ring out}, to usher, attend on, or celebrate, by the ringing of bells; as, to ring out the old year and ring in the new. --Tennyson.

{To ring the bells backward}, to sound the chimes, reversing the common order; -- formerly done as a signal of alarm or danger. --Sir W. Scott.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ring \Ring\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ringed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.]

1. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle. "Ring these fingers." --Shak.

2. (Hort.) To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots.

3. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ringing \Ring"ing\, a & n. from {Ring}, v.

{Ringing engine}, a simple form of pile driver in which the monkey is lifted by men pulling on ropes.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ringing

noun

1: the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe [syn: {ring}, {ringing}, {tintinnabulation}]

2: the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

3: having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant [syn: {plangency}, {resonance}, {reverberance}, {ringing}, {sonorousness}, {sonority}, {vibrancy}]


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