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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
rang high
▪ A strange cry rang high into the night.
▪ A number of other Ulster callers also rang the show that night with amazing stories of strange happenings during Geller's appearance.
▪ Apart from a bit of woodworm, the beam seemed solid enough, but the panel rang hollow.
▪ Donna rang the station and discovered that there was a train to King's Cross leaving at 8.27 p.m.
▪ I rang the doorbell, but I heard no footsteps.
▪ I dialled, waited, then counted the times it rang.
▪ She took a deep breath, then walked reluctantly to the massive door and rang the bell.
▪ Shrieks rang out when sections of masonry crumbled under the impact of Federal shells.
▪ Ten minutes later, however, the phone rang.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rang \Rang\ (r[a^]ng), imp. of Ring, v. t. & i.


Ring \Ring\ (r[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. Rang (r[a^]ng) or Rung (r[u^]ng); p. p. Rung; p. pr. & vb. n. Ringing.] [AS. hringan; akin to Icel. hringja, Sw. ringa, Dan. ringe, OD. ringhen, ringkelen. [root]19.]

  1. To cause to sound, especially by striking, as a metallic body; as, to ring a bell.

  2. To make (a sound), as by ringing a bell; to sound.

    The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums, Hath rung night's yawning peal.

  3. To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.

    To ring a peal, to ring a set of changes on a chime of bells.

    To ring the changes upon. See under Change.

    To ring in or To ring out, to usher, attend on, or celebrate, by the ringing of bells; as, to ring out the old year and ring in the new.

    To ring the bells backward, to sound the chimes, reversing the common order; -- formerly done as a signal of alarm or danger.
    --Sir W. Scott.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

past tense of ring (v.1). Middle English, by analogy of sang/sing, etc.


vb. (en-simple past of: ring) (qualifier: only in senses related to a bell — etymology 2)

  1. v. sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang" [syn: peal]

  2. ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter" [syn: resound, echo, reverberate]

  3. make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification; "Ring the bells"; "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church" [syn: knell]

  4. be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village" [syn: surround, environ, encircle, circle, round]

  5. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning" [syn: call, telephone, call up, phone]

  6. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify; "ring birds"; "band the geese to observe their migratory patterns" [syn: band]

  7. [also: rung, rang]

  1. n. a characteristic sound; "it has the ring of sincerity"

  2. a toroidal shape; "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke" [syn: halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring]

  3. 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" [syn: hoop]

  4. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop [syn: closed chain] [ant: open chain]

  5. an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: gang, pack, mob]

  6. the sound of a bell ringing; "the distinctive ring of the church bell"; "the ringing of the telephone"; "the tintinnabulation that so volumnously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe [syn: ringing, tintinnabulation]

  7. a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle

  8. 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" [syn: band]

  9. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration) [syn: band]

  10. [also: rung, rang]


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Rang (TV Channel)

Rang is an Assamese language general entertainment television channel owned by Pride East Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. of Guwahati, Assam. It is a sister channel of popular Assamese news channel News Live.

Rang (2014 film)

Rang (color) is a Tulu film directed by Suhan Prasad and Vismaya Vinayak starring Arjun Kapikad, Deekshitha Acharya, Devadas Kapikad, Naveen D Padil, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Gopinath Bhat. Famous Bollywood comedian Johnny Lever appears in guest role. Rang is produced under the banner of Kateeleshwari Combines.


Rang ( English: Colours, Hindi: रंग, Urdu: رنگ,) is a 1993 Bollywood romance film, produced by Mansoor Ahmed Siddiqui on ANAS Films banner and directed by Talat Jani. Starring Kamal Sadanah and Divya Bharti in the lead roles and Jeetendra, Amrita Singh and Ayesha Jhulka in the supporting roles and music composed by Nadeem-Shravan. Leading actress Divya Bharti died three months before the film was released and it was dedicated to her memory. The film was recorded as hit at the box office. This was also Amrita Singh's last film before her decade long hiatus from acting.

Usage examples of "rang".

Rangs, den sie in dem Tableau der Arbeiten einnehmen, wird die Dividende nach drei Klassen vertheilt: 1.