• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ringed wearing a wedding ring; lawfully married "a ringed wife"- Tennyson"
    • adj ringed having colored rings around the body
    • adj ringed shaped like a ring
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

King Arthur ringed by Knights King Arthur ringed by Knights
With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc With all her womanly faith, and all her ear-rings and breast-pins, etc., etc
Rope Ring Rope Ring
The Master of Ringing Island--5-03-544 The Master of Ringing Island--5-03-544
The Assyrian "Ring with Wings." The Assyrian "Ring with Wings."
The Proud Ring-Finger The Proud Ring-Finger

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack
    • Ringed Encircled or marked with, or as with, a ring or rings.
    • Ringed Wearning a wedding ring; hence, lawfully wedded. "A ringed wife."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Annually 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States
    • ringed Surrounded with or as with a ring; having a ring or rings; encircled.
    • ringed In botany, surrounded by elevated or depressed circular lines or bands, as the roots or stems of some plants.
    • ringed In zoology: Annular; circular; formed into or shaped like a ring.
    • ringed Having an annulus; annulated; marked with a ring or with rings; collared: as, a ringed plover; the ringed dove; the ringed snake.
    • ringed Composed of rings; annulose, annulate, or annuloid; formed of a series of annulations: as, the ringed type of structure; a ringed worm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: With a 3 by 5 card you can make a paper ring that can go around 3 adults
    • adj Ringed surrounded as with a ring, annulose, annulate: wearing a wedding-ring
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  • George Foreman
    George Foreman
    “I am a winner each and every time I go into the ring.”
  • Thomas Hood
    Thomas Hood
    “My books kept me from the ring, the dog-pit, the tavern, and the saloon.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.”
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    “Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
    “I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy.”
  • Amy Vanderbilt
    Amy Vanderbilt
    “Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.”


Ring a bell - If something rings a bell, it reminds you of something you have heard before, though you may not be able to remember it very well. A name may ring a bell, so you know you have heard the name before, but cannot place it properly.
Run rings around someone - If you run rings around someone, you are so much better than them that they have no chance of keeping up with you.
Throw your hat in the ring - If someone throws their hat in the ring, they announce that they want to take part in a competition or contest. 'Toss your hat in the ring' is an alternative.
Who will ring the bell? - 'Who will ring the bell?' asks who will assume the responsibility to help us out of a difficult situation.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hring; Ice. hring-r, Ger., Dan., and Sw. ring.


In literature:

Only Skipper and two others remained in the centre of the ring.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
The gemmal ring, as it is called, is an old kind, probably several centuries old, and rings of this sort are not made now.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
There were tears in her eyes as she looked at the finger which had held the diamond ring.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
I found the ring wasn't there, and he found he couldn't find it.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
I can ring for Lisette to sit with me if I feel lonely.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
And when I came back the ring was gone off my finger and we hunted everywhere and we couldn't find it.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
The axes of the Mohammedans ring against the doors.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Make 3 rows of half rings connected by rings.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
There, gathered ring after ring, sat the great chiefs of Helge's kingdom.
"Northland Heroes" by Florence Holbrook
You don't know, Prudy, how tight those rings fit.
"Prudy Keeping House" by Sophie May
The ring I picked up from the floor; it was unharmed and unchanged.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Well, old man, if you can't be good, be careful; and if you want me any time, ring up the town station.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
I should estimate that at least a dozen men had enlisted under the voluntary system, while others on the outer ring only waited their turn.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Shall we send that boy or do we ring?
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
They supported, in a horizontal position, an enormous metal ring.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
Ring and volva present in some species, ring alone others, both absent in others; gills adnate, adnexed or free.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
An india-rubber ring stretched over them will hold them in this position.
"Soap-Bubbles" by C. V. Boys
Finding no click, the operator will insert the plug and ring by means of the ringing key.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
Just then some church-bell began to ring for evening service.
"Old Kensington" by Miss Thackeray
A silver dove dangled from a bough, in the bill a golden ring.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

Through thick clouds of crimson
Smoke above the spring,
An uncanny calling
Made the forest ring.
"Fairy Tale" by Boris Pasternak
Across the town the evening bell is
Clear comes the call, through kitchen
windows winging!
"The House-Mother" by Fay Inchfawn
One year ago,--a ringing voice,
A clear blue eye,
And clustering curls of sunny hair,
Too fair to die.
""Only A Year"" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Shadow and mingled mist--and then
Vanish to wing
Still the bewildering night-fen,
Where the waves ring.
"Storm-Ebb" by Cale Young Rice
'Twas all about a little thing
I made a mystery of sound,
I found it in a fairy ring
Upon a fairy mound.
"The Find" by Francis Ledwidge
Yet since man's praise ringing
May seem good to Thee,
I will praise Thee singing
While Thy breath's in me.
"At The Dawn" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

Belly-button ring gets mom stuck in pool drain.
Katie and Steve help Wes Pick a ring.
Black Cherry Vodka Splash Cranberry Juice Garnish with a glitter Spider ring.
Light will try to win his fourth Super Bowl ring on Sunday.
Jonas Kaufmann Steps Into The (Boxing) Ring.
For three weeks last month, the church used a fight ring as a parable for the spiritual battles of mankind.
Their voices ring with raw defiance.
Two arrest in burglary ring, but twin brothers still sought.
Does the name Alexandra Pardo ring a bell.
Burglary ring broken in N. By Associated Press.
Local Feature News wedding ring KARE corn mazeOffbeat/Water CoolerLocal Hard Newsvpc engagement ring 01:45.
Courtesy of Ring of Honor Wrestling Former Ring of Honor Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries.
Lords of the Rings- OCC men and womens lacrosse earn national title rings.
Gets in the Ring Over Ring.
Step-by-step nail art Intermediate With This Ring With This Ring .

In science:

The ring SJ(s)K thus obtained is never a field (even if K is), but it is still a well-behaved commutative topological ring, and therefore we can speak of smooth maps over this ring.
Simplicial Differential Calculus, Divided Differences, and Construction of Weil Functors
Differential calculus corresponds to a “contraction” of the ring F : as the parameter s becomes singular, the ring F = Fs tends to a ring F0 that is less rigid, hence allows for more symmetries and a richer invariant theory.
Simplicial Differential Calculus, Divided Differences, and Construction of Weil Functors
The next result is a reformulation of the Proposition 3.1 (which was originally proved for a group ring over an arbitrary Dedekind ring of characteristic zero) for the case of integral group rings.
Torsion units in integral group rings of Conway simple groups
Definition 2.3 The ordered pair (R, Γ), where R is a ring and Γ is a topology on R, is called a topological ring of sets if the ring operations (A, B ) → A△B and (A, B ) → A∩B from R×R (with the product topology) to R are continuous.
On vector-valued Dobrakov submeasures
Since a valuation ring of a real closed valued field is a real closed ring, then this representation would hold for polynomials with coefficients from the ring which get only non-negative values on the ring.
Some Positivstellens\"atze in real closed valued fields
Recall that an R-ring is a ring A together with a ring morphism R → A.
Multiparameter Twisted Weyl Algebras
If D is a division ring, then, since R is Morita equivalent to D , it is easy to see that R is a simple artinian ring, and therefore, R ∼= Mn (F ) for some division ring F and n ≥ 1.
On Simpleness of Semirings and Complete Semirings
The corresponding ring of fractions is a skew-Laurent polynomial ring Σ = D [¯t±1 , σ ], where D = BS−1 is the quotient division ring of B .
A note on the simple modules over McConnell--Pettit algebras
The second family of graphs is random ringed trees. A ringed tree is a binary tree with nodes in each level of the tree connected by a ring (Figure 1(d)).
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
Given two vertices u and v at some level t of the ringed tree, we define the ring distance between u and v , denoted dR (u, v), to be the length of the shorter path connecting u and v purely through the ring edges at the level t.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
If we add an edge between u and v on the outermost ring of a k level ringed tree with dR (u, v) ≥ c(cid:48)nc , for some constants c and c(cid:48) , then the resulted graph G (possibly with other edges on the outermost ring) has δ(G) = Ω(log n).
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
For example, R could be the localisation at a maximal ideal of a regular ring of finite type over k , a formal power series ring over k , or a ring of convergent power series when k is either the field of real or complex numbers.
D-modules with finite support are semi-simple
Open problem 4.24. (1) Proposition 4.23 shows that a definable ring is built using a K-algebra, a definable discrete ring, and a definable trivial ring.
Groups and rings definable in d-minimal structures
How are these rings “put together”? Is F = D ⊕ G ⊕ A, for some definable rings D, G, and A, with D discrete, G trivial, and A K-algebra? (2) Let F be a definable ring (not necessarily with 1).
Groups and rings definable in d-minimal structures
Some properties of these rings are studied. A ring is a principal ideal domain if, and only if it is both a stably free ideal domain and an Hermite ring.
On Stably Free Ideal Domains