Ring Ring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ringed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ringing}.] 1. To surround with a ring, or as with a ring; to encircle. ``Ring these fingers.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Hort.) To make a ring around by cutting away the bark; to girdle; as, to ring branches or roots. [1913 Webster]

3. To fit with a ring or with rings, as the fingers, or a swine's snout. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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