ring-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: a form that has a round, doughnut shape

Commentary: RING[+form][+shape][+round][+doughnut]

Bob blew smoke rings with his cigarette.
I ordered onion rings with my hamburger.
Dolphins make bubble rings in the water and swim through them.
The moon has a ring around it tonight.
A ring of iron deposit stained the bathtub.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: an identifiable, characteristic quality

Commentary: RING[+quality][+feature][+identifiable]

The southern dialogue in his plays has the ring of authenticity.
That sales pitch has the ring of a scam.
His remarks had the ring of sarcasm.

PropBank: ring.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: a fastener which is circular but hollow

Commentary: RING[+artifact][+fastener][+circular][+hollow]

He tied the horse's reins up to a brass ring in front of the saloon.
The biologist put s small ring on each bird's leg, so they could be tracked during migration.
The gymnast performed on the rings.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 9

Sense Number 4: a chain of atoms in a molecule forming a closed loop

Commentary: RING[+structure][+molecular][+loop][+closed][+of_atoms]

The enzyme breaks up the carbon rings.
These organic molecules contain complex rings of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a criminal gang

Commentary: RING[+collection][+people][+organization][+criminal][+gang]

The police broke up a narcotics ring recently.
He's the son of the boss of a famous crime ring.
The governor was involved in a New York prostitution ring.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: a bell_like sound

Commentary: RING[+event][+auditory][+resonant][+bell_like]

You are tardy for class if you aren't in your seat at the ring of the bell.
We could hear the distant ring of a bell buoy in the bay.
Is that ring my cellphone or yours?
Fine crystal gives a nice ring when you tap it with your fingernail.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: a roped platform where boxers or wrestlers contest

Commentary: RING[+artifact][+platform][+roped][+for_contestants][+fighters]

The boxer got knocked out in the ring during the third round.
The wrestlers stepped into the ring, facing each other.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 8: small circular jewelry worn on the body

Commentary: RING[+artifact][+jewelry][+circle][+small]

John and Mary picked out their wedding rings.
The girl wore a toe ring on her left foot and a small gold nose ring.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8