ringed definition by Webster's New World
- wearing or having a ring or rings
- decorated or marked with a ring or rings
- encircled by a ring or rings
- formed like a ring or of rings
ringed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Wearing or marked with a ring or rings.
- Encircled or surrounded by bands or rings.
- Zoology Formed from segmented rings; annulate.
Variant of ring
- to give forth a clear, resonant sound when struck or otherwise caused to vibrate, as a bell
- to produce, as by sounding, a specified impression on the hearer: promises that ring false
- to cause a bell or bells to sound, esp. as a summons: to ring for a maid
- to sound loudly or be full of sound; be resonant; resound: the room rang with laughter
- to have a sensation as of ringing, humming, etc.: said of the ears or head
Origin: Middle English ringen ; from Old English hringan ; from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form ker- from source raven, creak, Classical Latin corvus, crow
- to cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
- to sound (a peal, knell, etc.) by or as by ringing a bell or bells
- to signal, proclaim, announce, summon, etc. by or as by ringing: chimes rang the hours
- to test (coins, etc.) by the sound produced in striking on something hard
- Chiefly Brit. to call by telephone: often with up
- Slang to substitute (originally a racehorse) fraudulently: often with in
- the sound of a bell
- any similar sound: the ring of laughter
- any loud sound, esp. when repeated, continued, or reverberated
- the characteristic sound or impression (of some feeling): the ring of sincerity
- a set of bells
- the act of ringing a bell, etc.
- a telephone call: chiefly in , to telephone someone