Dictionary: RIME – RING'ING

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RIME, n.2 [Sax. hrim; Ice. hrym; D. rym. The French write this frimas, Arm. frim; probably allied to cream. In G. it is reif, D. ryp.]

White or hoar frost; congealed dew or vapor. – Bacon.

RIME, n.3 [L. rima; Sw. remna, whence remna, to split; perhaps from the root of rive.]

A chink; a fissure; a rent or long aperture. [Not in use.]

RIME, v.i.

To freeze or congeal into hoar frost.

RI'MOSE, or RI'MOUS, a. [L. rimosus, from rima.]

In botany, chinky; abounding with clefts, cracks or chinks; as, the bark of trees.

RIM'PLE, n. [Sax. hrympelli.]

A fold or wrinkle. [See Rumple.]

RIM'PLE, v.t.

To rumple; to wrinkle.



RI'MY, a. [from rime.]

Abounding with rime; frosty. – Harvey.

RIND, n. [Sax. rind or hrind; G. rinde; Gr. ῥινος; W. croen, skin.]

The skin or coat of fruit that may be pared or peeled off; also, the bark of trees. – Dryden. Milton. Encyc.

RIND, v.t.

To bark; to decorticate. [Not in use.]

RIN'DLE, n. [from the root of run; Dan. rinder, to flow.]

A small water-course or gutter. Ash.

RIN-FOR-ZAN'DO, n. [It.]

In music, a direction to the performer, denoting that the sound is to be increased. Busby.

RING, n.1 [Sax. ring or hring; D. ring or kring; G. D. and Sw. ring, a circle; Sw. kring, about, around. This coincides with ring, to sound, and with wring, to twist; G. ringen, to ring or sound, and to wrestle. The sense is to strain or stretch, and n is probably not radical. The root then belongs to Class Rg.]

  1. A circle, or a circular line, or any thing in the form of a circular line or hoop. Thus we say of men, they formed themselves into a ring, to see a wrestling match. Rings of gold were made for the ark. Exod. xxv. Rings of gold or other material are worn on the fingers and sometimes in the ears, as ornaments.
  2. A circular course. Place me, O place me in the dusty ring, / Where youthful charioteers contend for glory. – Smith.

RING, n.2 [from the verb.]

  1. A sound; particularly, the sound of metals; as, the ring of a bell.
  2. Any loud sound, or the sounds of numerous voices; or sound continued, repeated or reverberated; as, the ring of acclamations. – Bacon.
  3. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned. – Prior.

RING, v.i.

  1. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one. – Dryden.
  2. To practice the art of making music with bells. – Holder.
  3. To sound; to resound. With sweeter notes each rising temple rung. – Pope.
  4. To utter, as a bell; to sound. The shardborn beetle with his drowsy hums, / Hath rung night's yawning peal. – Shak.
  5. To tinkle; to have the sensation of sound continued. My ears shall ring with noise. – Dryden.
  6. To be filled with report or talk. The whole town rings with his fame.

RING, v.t.1 [pret. and pp. rung. Sax. ringan, hringan; G. and D. ringen; Sw. ringa; Dan. ringer.]

To cause to sound, particularly by striking a metallic body; as, to ring a bell. This word expresses appropriately the sanding of metals.

RING, v.t.2 [from the noun.]

  1. To encircle. Shak.
  2. To fit with rings, as the fingers, or as a swine's snout. Farmers ring swine to prevent their rooting. And ring these fingers with thy household worms. – Shak.


An iron bolt with an eye to which is fitted a ring of iron. – Mar. Dict.


A callus growing in the hollow circle of the little pastern of a horse, just above the coronet. – Far. Dict.

RING'DOVE, n. [G. ringeltaube.]

A species of pigeon, the Columba palumbus, the cushat, the largest of the European species. – Encyc.

RING'ENT, a. [L. ringor, to make wry faces, that is, to wring or twist.]

In botany, a ringent corol is one which is irregular and monopetalous, with the border divided into two parts, called the upper and lower lip, the upper arched, so that there is a space between the two like an open mouth. – Martyn. Smith.


One who rings. [In the sense of wringer, not used.]


Formed like a ring. – Whewell.


The act of sounding or of causing to sound.

RING'ING, ppr.

Causing to sound, as a bell; sounding; fitting with rings.