English Thesaurus
(noun) 
Definition
a group of people or things standing or arranged in a circle
a ring of blue smoke
Synonyms
circle
The flag was red with a large white circle.
The monument consists of a circle of gigantic stones.
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round
small fresh rounds of goat's cheese
, ,
circuit
She made a slow circuit of the room.
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loop
She reached for a loop of garden hose.
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hoop
For hand sewing, use an embroidery hoop to keep the fabric taut.
,
(noun) 
Definition
a square raised platform, marked off by ropes, in which contestants box or wrestle
The fight continued in the ring.
Synonyms
arena
the largest indoor sports arena in the world
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enclosure
This enclosure was so vast that the outermost wall could hardly be seen.
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ground
the city's football ground
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field
a football field
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circus
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rink
(noun) 
Definition
a group of people, usually illegal, who control a specified market
investigation of an international crime ring
Synonyms
gang
an underworld gang
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group
a radical group within the Communist Party
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firm (slang)
The firm's employees were expecting large bonuses.
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association
the British Olympic Association
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band
bands of government soldiers
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cell
a spy cell of about three people
, ,
organization
Most of the funds are provided by voluntary organizations.
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circle
a small circle of friends
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crew (informal)
a motley crew of college friends
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knot
A little knot of men stood clapping.
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mob
Can you stop your mob tramping all over the place?
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syndicate
They formed a syndicate to buy the car.
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cartel
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junta
The military junta that had toppled the democratic government was ousted.
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clique
The country is run by a small clique of wealthy families.
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coterie
The songs he recorded were written by a small coterie of dedicated writers.
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cabal
He had been chosen by a cabal of fellow senators.
(verb) 
Definition
to put a ring round
The area is ringed by troops.
Synonyms
encircle
A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
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surround
The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
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enclose
The land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
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encompass
Egypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.
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seal off
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girdle
The old town centre is girdled by a boulevard lined with trees.
, ,
hem in
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gird
a proposal to gird the river with a series of small hydroelectric dams
(verb) 
Definition
to call (a person) by telephone
He rang me at my mother's.
Synonyms
phone
I got more and more angry as I waited for her to phone.
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call
Will you call me as soon as you hear anything?
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telephone
I had to telephone him to say I was sorry.
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buzz (informal, mainly British)
She said she would buzz me later.
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give someone a call
,
get on the phone to
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give someone a bell (informal)
,
give someone a tinkle (informal)
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(verb) 
Definition
to cause (a bell) to give out a ringing sound or (of a bell) to give out such a sound
He heard the school bell ring.
Synonyms
chime
The station clock chimed three o'clock.
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sound
A silvery bell sounded somewhere.
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toll
Church bells tolled and black flags fluttered.
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clang
A little later the church bell clanged.
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peal
The church bells pealed at the stroke of midnight.
(verb) 
Definition
(of a building or place) to be filled with sound
The whole place was ringing with music.
Synonyms
reverberate
A woman's laughter reverberated in the courtyard.
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echo
The rumble of thunder echoed through the valley.
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resound
The soldiers' boots resounded in the street.
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resonate
The bass guitar began to resonate in my head.
(noun) 
Definition
a telephone call
We'll give him a ring as soon as we get back.
Synonyms
call
I got a call from him late last night.
,
phone call
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buzz (informal, mainly British)
We'll give him a buzz when we get there.
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tinkle
I'll give you a tinkle around five.
(noun) 
Definition
a sound produced by or sounding like a bell
There was a ring of the bell.
Synonyms
chime
the chime of the station clock
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toll
the insistent toll of the bell in the church tower
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jingle
the jingle of money in a man's pocket
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ding
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tinkle
the icy tinkle of the bell as he entered
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knell
the knell of a passing bell
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peal
the great peals of the Abbey bells
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dinging

phrasal verb

See ring something in

usage note

Rang is the past tense of the verb ring, as in he rang the bell. Rung is the past participle, as in he has already rung the bell, and care should be taken not to use it as if it were a variant form of the past tense.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of association
Definition
a group of people with a common interest
the British Olympic Association
in the sense of band
Definition
having legs curved outwards at the knees
bands of government soldiers
Synonyms
in the sense of buzz
She said she would buzz me later.
Synonyms
ring (up) (informal, British),
give someone a call,
give someone a ring (informal, British),
give someone a buzz (informal),
give someone a bell (British, slang),
give someone a tinkle (British, informal),
get on the blower to (informal)

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