usage: 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"
4. hoop, ring, band
usage: (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop
5. closed chain, ring, chain, chemical chain
usage: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
6. gang, pack, ring, mob, association
usage: 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
7. ring, ringing, tintinnabulation, sound
usage: a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle
8. ring, platform
usage: 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"
9. ring, band, jewelry, jewellery
usage: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)
1. ring, peal, sound, go
usage: sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
2. resound, echo, ring, reverberate, sound, go
usage: ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
3. ring, knell, sound
usage: make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"