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a bell rings out (=it rings loudly)
▪ The bells rang out to celebrate the end of the war.
a bell rings
▪ I could hear the church bells ringing in the distance.
a rung of a ladder (=the part you put your foot on)
▪ The first rung of the ladder was broken.
a shot rings out (=is heard)
▪ Suddenly, two shots rang out.
a spy ring (also a network of spies) (= a group of spies)
▪ He was well informed through his network of spies.
a telephone rings
▪ The telephone rang, but Tom didn’t answer it.
call/phone/ring in sick (=phone to say you are not coming in to work because you are ill)
▪ I could have called in sick, but I knew you needed this report.
circus ring (=a large circular area where tricks are performed)
engagement ring
▪ Jerry bought her a beautiful sapphire engagement ring.
eternity ring
gas ring
gold watch/chain/ring etc
hollow ring
▪ Even as he spoke, Ivan was well aware of the hollow ring to his words.
key ring
napkin ring
piston ring
rang high
▪ A strange cry rang high into the night.
ring a bell
▪ He was ringing a big brass bell.
ring binder
ring finger
ring road
ring the doorbell (=push the button)
signet ring
the bottom rung (=of a ladder)
▪ I put my foot on the bottom rung and started to climb.
the phone rings
▪ Around three o'clock, the phone rang.
web ring
▪ a classical music web ring
wedding ring
▪ These are usually made up of a central pit or cup, surrounded by one ring or concentric rings or spiral turns.
▪ Spaced evenly from the bottom up, concentric rings of black crow feathers rise to the top of the cairn.
▪ The other is a piece of reef shaped like a fungal bracket of concentric rings, or perhaps like a footprint cast.
▪ The largest craters show, in addition to their rim walls and central peak structures, outer concentric rings of mountains.
▪ It is built of large blocks of travertine stone and the arch has two concentric rings of radiating voussoirs.
▪ One theory suggests that personality can be viewed as a series of concentric rings.
▪ He recently forked out more than £350,000 on a huge diamond ring as a token of his love.
▪ She wore large gold earrings and a heavy strand of pearls, and on her right hand was a huge diamond ring.
▪ Deronda calls on Mirah to ask her to marry him, laying his gloves and diamond ring on a table.
▪ Ruby and diamond ring, $ 129.
▪ Just as the current crisis has a distinctly familiar ring to it, so too do the solutions being offered.
▪ These and other questions have a familiar ring because versions of these same questions are posted in various places on the walls.
▪ The indirect solutions for ecological appropriation have a more familiar land reform ring but are not without positive environmental implications.
▪ We pull out some coins and drop them on to the counter, where they make, no doubt, a familiar ring.
▪ If such a three-pronged assault on the ailing Soviet economy has a familiar ring to it, that is hardly surprising.
▪ Charles's animated eyes widen to reveal familiar dramatic rings of white around the blue as we exchange a silent look.
▪ Once a few have been mastered it is surprising how quickly the most ponderous sounding scientific name acquires a familiar ring.
▪ Some findings will have a familiar ring in the West.
▪ The dull reflection came from a gold finger ring.
▪ His skin was dark, dark brown, his head perfectly slick, his ear pierced by a tiny gold ring.
▪ It included a huge shot of her Cartier diamond and white-#gold engagement ring.
▪ He poured himself another inch of whiskey, the gold rings on his fingers tapping the glass, restless percussion.
▪ He wore a gold ring, engraved with the letter R - his Christmas present from Johanna.
▪ His golden hair was parted down the middle, and he wore a gold ring on his right hand.
▪ The gold wedding ring to complement it perfectly was made in her studio.
▪ On the index finger of his left hand he wore a gold signet ring.
▪ But the famous Bongs! will have a hollow ring for millions of soccer fans anxiously waiting for news of their teams.
▪ It resembles a hollow ring of land surrounded by scattered archipelagos.
▪ The thought had a hollow ring to it.
▪ The inner ring itself could never quite understand her arrival there, and concluded finally that she made it through sheer cheek.
▪ Ringway One was an inner ring road running largely through working-class areas of housing stress.
▪ The inner ring is economically dependent on core Tyneside for the bulk of its employment opportunities.
▪ The tokens are swapped for Guinness T shirts, key rings, vouchers and customised prizes.
▪ She rummaged in her handbag for the key on its wooden key ring and tried to fit it into the lock.
▪ He had to fumble in it for some seconds before his fingers found the key ring.
▪ Interestingly, the use of key rings is confined solely to the Roman period.
▪ Sebastian Nocon got a huge key ring with the letter S on it from Fergie.
▪ Other good features include a spare bulb in the tail cap and a useful key ring facility.
▪ The device clips to the outer ring of the drum cap, sealing the outlet.
▪ These in turn merge gradually into dark circles and bright outer rings with no evidence of impact cratering.
▪ The hind legs have to mark time while the forelegs cross over, making the outer ring of a wheel.
▪ The largest craters show, in addition to their rim walls and central peak structures, outer concentric rings of mountains.
▪ In the surrounding debris of apartment blocks more militia would be crouched, forming the outer defence ring of the beleaguered stronghold.
▪ Any way you look at it, the beams miss the bullseye and hit the outer ring.
▪ Vologsky took over control again, knowing that he must be within twenty miles of the outer warning ring around Alma-Ata.
▪ The outer country ring would be the chief reception area for overcrowded London.
▪ On hearing a bell ring before the appearance of food the animals quickly came to associate that sound with feeding time.
▪ Finally, the bell rings and kids burst joyfully out the door.
▪ The bell rings and as I approach the front door I can see Mrs Marsh through the frosted glass.
▪ These days they can cost hundreds rather than thousands of pounds, and drug rings are known to be using them.
▪ Who did they represent - a government, the Mafia, some drug ring?
▪ She had hoped his ideas lay in another direction, like an engagement ring.
▪ The glitter of the rhinestones was answered by the glitter of the diamond in her engagement ring.
▪ It included a huge shot of her Cartier diamond and white-gold engagement ring.
▪ She is sometimes seen by his side but wears no engagement ring.
▪ She was Tim's first choice when he set out to find the perfect engagement ring for the woman he loved.
▪ A full guarantee comes with every Beaverbrooks purchase and a year's free insurance policy with your engagement ring.
▪ He is the heavenly Lover's engagement ring given to us.
▪ According to Winston, men generally have a longer ring finger than index finger.
▪ Dunne has a dislocated ring finger on his right hand.
▪ So, do tomboyish girls, and footballers have very long ring fingers?
▪ In November 1991, Jones suffered ligament and joint damage to his left ring finger in a dirt-bike accident.
▪ He threw down the knife, turned off the gas ring and stamped down the hall.
▪ An analogy from control engineering would be a kettle on a gas ring.
▪ In one corner is a gas ring, in another a table with some school books on it.
▪ There is a gas ring in my room and the percolator is bubbling.
▪ And once he had realized that ... To the left of the gas ring was a note.
▪ They are best used raw or cooked only briefly, and they make great onion rings.
▪ The happy hour food menu includes hot wings, chicken quesadillas, onion rings and crab cakes, among others.
▪ Serve garnished with the retained onion rings and the drained lemon rind.
▪ Season with salt and serve with onion rings.
▪ The golden, oversized onion rings are beauties.
▪ He had heard the phone ring but did not listen to what was said.
▪ He let the phone ring twenty times, thirty, tried the line again, let it ring forty times.
▪ If your phone rings at 2.15 a.m. you'd better hope that too.
▪ Simply to imagine it is to defy credibility: A phone rings in a boarding house in Mobile, Alabama.
▪ If the phone rings you know your dialer and modem are talking to each other properly.
▪ The earlier the phone rings, the worse the news.
▪ The phone rings and he retires to the office to attend to it.
▪ The phone rings and you have to pick it up by the fourth ring or it rolls over to the message service.
▪ Pardue's aircraft had metal on the oil filter screens as well as part of a piston ring.
▪ All the good spots are close to the ring road.
▪ I stayed with him in the heavy traffic round the ring road, skirting the city centre and out towards Bingley.
▪ Access at the bottom of Tubwell Row to the ring road might have to be controlled by traffic lights.
▪ Nine tenths of the Leicester ring road is finished and has been for some years.
▪ She fills up with petrol on the ring road.
▪ Back beside the ring road and the footbridge.
▪ It is so obvious that they should all stay outside the ring road except for the bus station where they would all terminate.
▪ The dancer Fred Astaire was among those in modern times who have worn a signet ring on the right hand.
▪ The signet rings were probably the prerogative of the rich, as they were often made of gold or silver.
▪ On the index finger of his left hand he wore a gold signet ring.
▪ She went into the hall and rested Johnny's signet ring on the little table there.
▪ Schumacher fiddled energetically with his signet ring, and offered no further conversation beyond a snort of ridicule.
▪ Such letters are sealed with the cardinal's own signet ring.
▪ Johnny's signet ring was somewhere in the hall; there was no doubting it.
▪ Glynn also had stolen from him a purse containing £22 and a gold signet ring.
▪ Secret files reveal an Oxford spy ring.
▪ It suggests there was an Oxford spy ring in the 1930s which passed secrets to the Soviet Union.
▪ If you buy your engagement ring from them you will get a 10 percent discount on your wedding ring or rings.
▪ She was fiddling self-consciously with her wedding ring, twisting it around below her knuckle.
▪ She recognized her wedding ring but nothing else.
▪ Yet a far stronger and more symbolic object remains - the wedding ring.
▪ She had, after all, a wedding ring on her finger, so there must have been a Mr Salt.
▪ And don't forget the 10 percent discount you will receive on further purchases when you choose your wedding ring at Beaverbrooks.
▪ What looked like a wedding ring was wedged on her thumb.
▪ The gold wedding ring to complement it perfectly was made in her studio.
▪ He broke off at the ring of the doorbell.
▪ Later, she and Damian drove down into Central District to buy her engagement ring.
▪ He ad wanted to buy her a ring, but neither of them were ready for that yet.
▪ It was even possible now, with the prospect of the extra money, to think of buying her a ring.
▪ As we hadn't bought our wedding rings, we had to make do with cheap imitations from the hospital gift shop.
▪ Malc sold his trumpet to buy me a wedding ring.
▪ He bought her a ring, with little seed pearls and a sapphire.
▪ If you buy your engagement ring from them you will get a 10 percent discount on your wedding ring or rings.
▪ The ends of a helix can be joined to form a continuous ring or torus.
Form a ball with remaining dough, roll it out and continue forming circles and rings until all dough is used.
▪ In the surrounding debris of apartment blocks more militia would be crouched, forming the outer defence ring of the beleaguered stronghold.
▪ Rings are attached along these tapes to form horizontal rows of rings.
▪ He descends down to the people, and they form a ring around him.
▪ A scrum of security guards formed a protective ring around the boxer as they fought back the crowd.
▪ Some of it escaped into space and the rest formed a ring of hot gas in orbit round the Earth.
▪ As they paddle sedately forward across the water, they suddenly form a ring.
▪ Whatever your needs or circumstances give us a ring now!
▪ Then he gave him a magic ring from his own finger.
▪ Mr Evans gave it to me and he gave Carrie a ring.
▪ Perhaps, he thought with sudden abandon, he should give Edith Mallory a ring this very moment and express his thanks.
▪ Make a ring from the broken ring and the jewel. 30. Give the ring to Mum. 31.
▪ They gave her dolls, rings, shawls, baskets and necklaces.
▪ I suggested as gently as I could to Jean-Claude that he give Chaillot a ring.
▪ All points in a given delay ring are indistinguishable from one another using this information alone.
▪ Lucker pulls the ring pull and extends it to him.
▪ Somebody had pulled his gold wedding ring off his pudgy hand.
▪ He was a Gemini, complex and clever, a dual personality who could run rings round her with contemptuous ease.
▪ Pepe runs a prostitution ring using street kids who sell maps to the homes of the stars between tricks.
▪ Soon we were running a successful escape ring.
▪ She ran rings round him, but he loved her all the same.
▪ For sheer cleverness she could run rings around them all.
▪ Who had run an escape ring.
▪ Adams left the jewels at Niven's Hollywood mansion after being arrested for running a call-girl ring.
▪ Fisher found a superb clip of Bernard running rings round pious Esther Rantzen in 1977.
▪ In his left ear he wore a small ring.
▪ I stopped wearing my wedding ring.
▪ The dancer Fred Astaire was among those in modern times who have worn a signet ring on the right hand.
▪ The woman was wearing a wedding ring with diamonds circling a blue sapphire stone, Rodriguez said.
▪ She is sometimes seen by his side but wears no engagement ring.
▪ His golden hair was parted down the middle, and he wore a gold ring on his right hand.
▪ I wore a beautiful ring, a love token made of sheer gold.
▪ He wore a gold ring, engraved with the letter R - his Christmas present from Johanna.
a ringing endorsement
alarm bells ring
▪ At Police Headquarters alarm bells rang in from government munition dumps, military vehicle compounds, hi-tech weapon factories and sweet shops.
▪ Between them, in their flight from the mill, they'd set all the alarm bells ringing at the local sub-station.
▪ But alarm bells rang when Allison wrote back in December.
▪ Her flesh cried out to be closer, and, with the last vestiges of sanity, alarm bells rang.
▪ Maybe when they didn't phone home, the alarm bells rang.
▪ More precisely, one complaint from a parent actually appeared, but this was enough to set alarm bells ringing.
▪ Nor had any alarm bells rung about Thomas.
throw/toss your hat into the ring
▪ A ring of mountains encircles the Val d'Aosta.
▪ Corvino was the sixth member of the spy ring to be arrested for stealing high-tech secrets from several silicon valley firms.
▪ Cut the onion into rings and fry in a little oil.
▪ Drug rings operate in most large cities of the world.
▪ He sat in a corner blowing smoke rings.
▪ My glass left a wet ring on the table.
▪ napkin rings
▪ The children sat around him in a ring, eager to hear his story.
▪ The cottage was surrounded by a ring of trees.
▪ The cup left a dark ring on the table.
▪ The hostage's wrists had red rings on them where the ropes had been pulled tight.
▪ There was a ring at the door.
▪ There were two car keys on a ring that said FIAT.
▪ They make great onion rings there.
▪ You have to throw the wooden rings so that they land around the bottles.
▪ He died right there in the ring.
▪ If the rings do not align symmetrically, look for a mark on either bridle.
▪ Kersey blew smoke rings and watched them with approval.
▪ The ring glittered on its damson pouffe like some intra-uterine device.
▪ This elegant Borzoi is shown leaving the judging ring, calmly and with poise.
▪ Torn webbing between his right ring and middle fingers and a torn knee cartilage in 1992.
▪ When an advanced version of the ring becomes available, it will be tested in a Boston-area hospital, Yang said.
▪ I've rung around the place for you.
▪ It rang around four o'clock and woke us up.
▪ Would ring back. 9.26: Telephone call to Finance Section.
▪ They should ask if the timing of the call is inconvenient and offer to ring back if not.
▪ Meanwhile at home on my answering machine a message from New Zealand: please ring back.
▪ She would look for their gloves, would ring back if she found them.
▪ If it is all right please ask him to ring back at lunchtime when we will be in the House.
▪ And then put the phone down, and waited for us to ring back to find out what she was demanding.
▪ Brian told her that Esther had phoned and wanted her to ring back.
▪ I rang back to make sure he hadn't fainted!
▪ He had just remembered where he'd heard the phrase with which Crepi had rung off.
▪ She did not enlighten him, rang off and warned Ayling the police were going to question him.
▪ A heart attack, she said, and rang off before he could ask questions.
▪ When he demanded who Blanche was, and why she was phoning so late, she rang off.
▪ Just as she had put off ringing Livingstone until it was too late, so she procrastinated with regard to contacting Gwen.
▪ I got to the phone before whoever was calling rang off.
▪ Michele thanked her and rang off.
▪ Well, I said the usual pompous things but I had a good laugh when she rang off.
▪ The single chime of a church clock rang out suddenly in the darkness.
▪ For now... there rang out the voice of Abraham Lincoln calling for seventy-five thousand volunteers for three months.
▪ A loud alarm bell rang out soundly and he awoke from a trance.
▪ Screams rang out in some hallways when the lights snapped off.
▪ No doubt if she had been less absorbed, she would have heard the footsteps ring out into the frosty night behind her.
▪ Shots ring out, the country is shocked, aroused.
▪ Screams rang out from the galleries, where spectators had been gazing down instead of hiding.
▪ And then, with the sun on her, she lurched forward as a shot rang out from below.
Please ring me and I will explain which numbers you should use.
▪ Meanwhile at home on my answering machine a message from New Zealand: please ring back.
▪ For more about these courses, please ring Karen Fox on.
▪ If anyone would like more details please ring on.
▪ If you have any problems or complaints, please ring your local Customer Care Unit.
Please ring me at the above number and I will meet you in Paris to escort you to the hospital.
▪ If you feel that you want to discuss a quality assurance issue at short notice, please ring your systems verifier.
▪ Somebody thought of it at an editorial conference, and Muggins here had to ring round all these celebrities to get comments.
▪ First of all, she rang round her contacts in journalism.
▪ The owners of this modern kitchen preferred a wood appearance and so they rang the changes.
▪ To ring the changes, hair was sprayed at the roots and lightly backcombed for an alternative look.
▪ It's a stunning dress but it's meant for a woman with lots of clothes to ring the changes.
▪ That's because we haven't published it yet ... Yep, it's time to ring the changes.
▪ You should choose a variety of foods and ring the changes with meals.
▪ Slicked scrunched or back-combed, you can ring the changes with these inspiring styles.
▪ To ring the changes, try orange or lime-flavoured jellies for the cheesecake.
▪ With a good group ring the changes - try for different effects with new faces at the front.
▪ For a full product information pack please circle the reader service number or ring our technical department on.
▪ But there was no answer from the number he rang.
▪ We have a daytime telephone number to ring for further details.
▪ She offered me a number I could ring in Chicago to make a claim for making a call to Chicago.
▪ He gave me a number to ring in London.
▪ Your calls are free of course and the number to ring is oh five hundred four oh four treble zero.
▪ Our head of bureaux suggested they ring the Foreign Office.
▪ They rang from the duty office to break the news to me just after nine.
▪ He reached for the phone and rang the London office.
▪ She rang his office, and then panicked at the secretary's voice, and put the receiver down without speaking.
▪ I rang up the ticket office but just got a recorded message.
▪ At nine o'clock the next morning Gerald rang his office to say he would not be in to work that day.
▪ A telephone rang in an outer office.
▪ Before shaving, he rang his office and spoke to the woman police constable who acted as his secretary.
▪ I'd been asleep for a mere four hours after my run-in with Jackson when the phone rang insistently.
▪ When I got to my door I heard the phone ringing, but by the time I was inside it had stopped.
▪ As she opened the front door the phone began to ring and she rushed to answer it.
▪ M., while he was showering, the phone rang.
▪ On impulse I picked up the phone and rang her, hoping I still had the right number.
▪ All those who knew Eaton well expect the door to open or the phone to ring.
▪ The phone rang nine minutes later.
▪ And then early one morning, midway through the fortnight, the phone in our apartment rang.
▪ My friend in Holborn rang a friend who rang the Chelsea police and found they were taking the accusation very seriously.
▪ A police spokesman said yesterday some dialled 999 while others rang Darlington police station direct.
▪ She could have lifted it off the hook, she could have rung the police, except that fear had immobilised her.
▪ It is hardly likely that a vicious thug will wait politely while we ring the police.
▪ You saw that they were dead and rang for the police.
▪ Mr McGowan reportedly rang the police at least four times, the last time a week before his death.
▪ She got as far as a seaside guest-house before ringing the police and confessing what she had done.
▪ As three more shots rang out, the push-chair blew apart.
▪ The shots rang out just after Combs and his entourage walked past a large circular bar in the center of the club.
▪ Suddenly shots rang out and I realized with fright that Janotte was shooting at us.
▪ Twenty shots rang out, 11 ripping through Tatum.
▪ They stood hand in hand, breathing heavily from their exertions, when two shots rang out.
▪ Four blocks from home, shots rang out and their crumpled bodies collapsed to the ground.
▪ It was near dawn when the shots stopped ringing through the forest.
▪ In the next room along, a telephone was ringing.
▪ A few moments later the telephone rang.
▪ She was waiting for him to come back when the telephone rang.
▪ On the table in the front of the room was a telephone, which rang whenever the bond market went berserk.
▪ As she opened her door the telephone was ringing.
▪ The telephone rang again and both women hurried toward it, jostling each other in the doorway.
▪ The following day the telephone rang.
▪ Eunice Bonifante was in the bathroom when the telephone rang.
▪ Better end it now, a warning voice rang deep inside her brain.
▪ Her voice rang, playful yet deeper than he would have expected.
▪ Their voices rang instead of speaking.
▪ Her belief gave her hope; her sweet warm voice rang out the thanks that follow the baptism.
▪ Their voices ring out cheerfully from the uncluttered surfaces.
▪ The voice of the auctioneer rang out, hushing the expectant crowd.
▪ Seized for a moment by the power of prophesy, Caledor spoke words that would ring down the ages.
▪ The words ring in my ears.
▪ The words rang flat when she fastened back the shutters.
▪ His words were ringing in her ears now although they had had little impact before.
▪ No doubt if she had been less absorbed, she would have heard the footsteps ring out into the frosty night behind her.
▪ When I got to my door I heard the phone ringing, but by the time I was inside it had stopped.
▪ She heard distant bells ringing and the strange silence of the streets.
▪ The group passed us, and shortly we heard them ringing the temple bell.
▪ The window was open at the top and I could hear the church bells ringing in the distance.
▪ In my mind I heard the phone ringing.
▪ But I was writing, usually, and just plagued to hear him ring.
▪ Smack. 2 Primo hears the phone ringing as he climbs the last flight of stairs.
▪ If the adviser wants you to make out a cheque to him, the alarm bells should start ringing.
▪ But two days into the vacation the phone started ringing and he started covering pages of his little yellow notepad.
▪ Broomhead heard warning bells starting to ring in his head.
▪ She told me to hit the streets with the canvas bag and start ringing doorbells the instant school was out next day.
▪ In Britain, at least, alarm bells have started to ring.
▪ Travelers to Prague may find the comparison with Paris starting to ring all too true when it comes to hotel prices.
▪ He smiled grimly and two minutes later his briefcase started ringing.
▪ Miguel ran and ran until the bells started ringing again.
▪ Summerchild taps on the hardboard divisions to demonstrate their solidity and stops at once when they ring hollow.
▪ It was near dawn when the shots stopped ringing through the forest.
▪ I guess that's what stops me ringing.
▪ The phone stopped ringing and the clock ticked then the phone started again and the clock stopped.
▪ When the bells stop ringing you must plan your next move.
▪ When the phone stopped ringing, Tom picked it up and called the Inghilterra.
▪ My telephone has not stopped ringing with colleagues accusing me of changing my allegiance and forsaking my birthright.
▪ He took his time getting to it, half hoping it would stop ringing before he answered.
a ringing endorsement
alarm bells ring
▪ At Police Headquarters alarm bells rang in from government munition dumps, military vehicle compounds, hi-tech weapon factories and sweet shops.
▪ Between them, in their flight from the mill, they'd set all the alarm bells ringing at the local sub-station.
▪ But alarm bells rang when Allison wrote back in December.
▪ Her flesh cried out to be closer, and, with the last vestiges of sanity, alarm bells rang.
▪ Maybe when they didn't phone home, the alarm bells rang.
▪ More precisely, one complaint from a parent actually appeared, but this was enough to set alarm bells ringing.
▪ Nor had any alarm bells rung about Thomas.
be ringing off the hook
▪ The phone was ringing off the hook here all weekend.
throw/toss your hat into the ring
▪ A burglar alarm was ringing further along the road.
▪ All the students were out of their seats as soon as the bell rang.
▪ At that moment, the door bell rang.
▪ Her eyes were ringed with heavy black liner.
▪ If you tap something made of good glass, it should keep ringing for quite a long time.
▪ My ears were still ringing hours after the concert.
▪ She was about to go out when the phone rang.
▪ The cathedral rang with the amazing voices of the choir.
▪ The phone's ringing.
▪ Thousands of protesters ringed the embassy.
▪ We heard them ringing the temple bell.
▪ Around midnight, the phone rang.
▪ He was so loud my ears rang.
▪ I have rung the world from these boxes and feel a great affection and gratitude towards them.
▪ I wondered when you were going to ring.
▪ The phone rang in the kitchen.
▪ The telephone would ring less frequently, although the girls might be more frequently on the telephone.
▪ Around midnight, the phone rang.
▪ He was so loud my ears rang.
▪ I have rung the world from these boxes and feel a great affection and gratitude towards them.
▪ The phone rang in the kitchen.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.''

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

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


Ring \Ring\, v. i. (Falconry) To rise in the air spirally.


Ring \Ring\, n. [AS. hring, hrinc; akin to Fries. hring, D. & G. ring, OHG. ring, hring, Icel. hringr, DAn. & SW. ring; cf. Russ. krug'. Cf. Harangue, Rank a row, Rink.] A circle, or a circular line, or anything in the form of a circular line or hoop. 2. Specifically, a circular ornament of gold or other precious material worn on the finger, or attached to the ear, the nose, or some other part of the person; as, a wedding ring. Upon his thumb he had of gold a ring. --Chaucer. The dearest ring in Venice will I give you. --Shak. 3. A circular area in which races are or run or other sports are performed; an arena. Place me, O, place me in the dusty ring, Where youthful charioteers contend for glory. --E. Smith. 4. An inclosed space in which pugilists fight; hence, figuratively, prize fighting. ``The road was an institution, the ring was an institution.'' --Thackeray. 5. A circular group of persons. And hears the Muses in a ring Aye round about Jove's alter sing. --Milton. 6. (Geom.)

  1. The plane figure included between the circumferences of two concentric circles.

  2. The solid generated by the revolution of a circle, or other figure, about an exterior straight line (as an axis) lying in the same plane as the circle or other figure. 7. (Astron. & Navigation) An instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite. 8. (Bot.) An elastic band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. See Illust. of Sporangium. 9. A clique; an exclusive combination of persons for a selfish purpose, as to control the market, distribute offices, obtain contracts, etc. The ruling ring at Constantinople. --E. A. Freeman. Ring armor, armor composed of rings of metal. See Ring mail, below, and Chain mail, under Chain. Ring blackbird (Zo["o]l.), the ring ousel. Ring canal (Zo["o]l.), the circular water tube which surrounds the esophagus of echinoderms. Ring dotterel, or Ringed dotterel. (Zo["o]l.) See Dotterel, and Illust. of Pressiroster. Ring dropper, a sharper who pretends to have found a ring (dropped by himself), and tries to induce another to buy it as valuable, it being worthless. Ring fence. See under Fence. Ring finger, the third finger of the left hand, or the next the little finger, on which the ring is placed in marriage. Ring formula (Chem.), a graphic formula in the shape of a closed ring, as in the case of benzene, pyridine, etc. See Illust. under Benzene. Ring mail, a kind of mail made of small steel rings sewed upon a garment of leather or of cloth. Ring micrometer. (Astron.) See Circular micrometer, under Micrometer. Saturn's rings. See Saturn. Ring ousel. (Zo["o]l.) See Ousel. Ring parrot (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of Old World parrakeets having a red ring around the neck, especially Pal[ae]ornis torquatus, common in India, and Pal[ae]ornis Alexandri of Java. Ring plover. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. The ringed dotterel.

    2. Any one of several small American plovers having a dark ring around the neck, as the semipalmated plover ( [AE]gialitis semipalmata). Ring snake (Zo["o]l.), a small harmless American snake ( Diadophis punctatus) having a white ring around the neck. The back is ash-colored, or sage green, the belly of an orange red. Ring stopper. (Naut.) See under Stopper. Ring thrush (Zo["o]l.), the ring ousel. The prize ring, the ring in which prize fighters contend; prize fighters, collectively. The ring.

      1. The body of sporting men who bet on horse races.

      2. The prize ring.


Ring \Ring\, n.

  1. A sound; especially, the sound of vibrating metals; as, the ring of a bell.

  2. Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.

    The ring of acclamations fresh in his ears.

  3. A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.

    As great and tunable a ring of bells as any in the world.


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.


Ring \Ring\, v. i.

  1. To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.

    Now ringen trompes loud and clarion.

    Why ring not out the bells?

  2. To practice making music with bells.

  3. To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.

    With sweeter notes each rising temple rung.

    The hall with harp and carol rang.

    My ears still ring with noise.

  4. To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.

    The assertion is still ringing in our ears.

  5. To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"sound a bell," Old English hringan "sound, give a certain resonant sound when struck; announce by bells," from Proto-Germanic *khrengan (cognates: Old Norse hringja, Swedish ringa, Middle Dutch ringen), probably of imitative origin. Related: Rang; rung. Originally a weak verb, strong inflection began in early Middle English by influence of sing, etc. To ring down a theatrical curtain is from 1772, from the custom of signaling for it by ringing a bell. To ring up a purchase on a cash register is by 1937, from the bell that sounded. Specialized sense "give a resonant sound when struck as an indication of genuineness or purity," with transferred use (as in to ring hollow) is from 1610s.


"make a circle around," Old English ymbhringan, from the root of ring (n.1). Intransitive sense "gather in a ring" is mid-15c. Sense of "provide or attach a ring" is late 14c. Meaning "move in a circle around" is from 1825. Related: Ringed; ringing. Compare Frisian ringje, Middle Dutch and Dutch ringen, Old High German ringan, German ringen, Old Norse hringa, hringja.


1540s, "set of church bells," from ring (v.1). Meaning "a call on the telephone" is from 1900; to give (someone) a ring "call on the telephone" was in use by 1910. Meaning "a ringing tone" is from 1620s; specifically "the ringing sound made by a telephone" by 1951. Meaning "resonance of coin or glass as a test of genuineness" is from 1850, with transferred use (ring of truth, etc.).


"circular band," Old English hring "small circlet, especially one of metal for wearing on the finger or as part of a mail coat; anything circular," from Proto-Germanic *hringaz "something curved, circle" (cognates: Old Norse hringr, Old Frisian hring, Danish, Swedish, Dutch ring, Old High German hring, German Ring), from PIE *(s)kregh- nasalized form of (s)kregh-, from root *(s)ker- (3) "to turn, bend," with wide-ranging derivative senses (cognates: Latin curvus "bent, curved," crispus "curly;" Old Church Slavonic kragu "circle," and perhaps Greek kirkos "ring," koronos "curved").\n

\nOther Old English senses were "circular group of persons," also "horizon." Meaning "place for prize fight and wrestling bouts" (early 14c.) is from the space in a circle of bystanders in the midst of which such contests once were held, "... a circle formed for boxers, wrestlers, and cudgel players, by a man styled Vinegar; who, with his hat before his eyes, goes round the circle, striking at random with his whip to prevent the populace from crowding in" [Grose, 1785]. Meaning "combination of interested persons" is from 1829. Of trees, from 1670s; fairy ring is from 1620s. Ring finger is Old English hringfingr, a compound found in other Germanic languages. To run rings round (someone) "be superior to" is from 1891.\n

\nNursery rhyme ring a ring a rosie is attested in an American form (with a different ending) from c.1790. "The belief that the rhyme originated with the Great Plague is now almost universal, but has no evidence to support it and is almost certainly nonsense" ["Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore"]. This proposal of connection dates only to the late 1960s.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (label en physical) A solid object in the shape of a circle. 2 # A circumscribing object, (roughly) circular and hollow, looking like an annual ring, earring, finger ring etc. 3 # A round piece of (precious) metal worn around the finger or through the ear, nose, etc. 4 # (label en British) A bird band, a round piece of metal put around a bird's leg used for identification and studies of migration. 5 # (label en UK) A burner on a kitchen stove. 6 # In a jack plug, the connector between the tip and the sleeve. 7 # An instrument, formerly used for taking the sun's altitude, consisting of a brass ring suspended by a swivel, with a hole at one side through which a solar ray entering indicated the altitude on the graduated inner surface opposite. 8 # (label en botany) A flexible band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns. 9 (label en physical) A group of objects arranged in a circle. 10 # A circular group of people or objects. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To surround or enclose. 2 (context transitive figuratively English) To make an incision around; to girdle. 3 (context transitive English) To attach a ring to, especially for identification. 4 (context transitive English) To surround or fit with a ring, or as if with a ring. 5 (context falconry English) To rise in the air spirally. Etymology 2

n. 1 The resonant sound of a bell, or a sound resembling it. 2 (context figuratively English) A pleasant or correct sound. 3 (context colloquial English) A telephone call. 4 Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated. 5 A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) Of a bell, to produce sound. 2 (context transitive English) To make (a bell) produce sound. 3 (context intransitive figuratively English) To produce the sound of a bell or a similar sound. 4 (context intransitive figuratively English) Of something spoken or written, to appear to be, to seem, to sound. 5 (context transitive colloquial British New Zealand English) To telephone (someone). 6 (context intransitive English) to resound, reverberate, echo. 7 (context intransitive English) To produce music with bells. 8 (context dated English) To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly. Etymology 3

n. 1 (context algebra English) An algebraic structure which consists of a set with two binary operations, an additive operation and a multiplicative operation, such that the set is an abelian group under the additive operation, a monoid under the multiplicative operation, and such that the multiplicative operation is distributive with respect to the additive operation. 2 (context algebra English) An algebraic structure as above, but only required to be a semigroup under the multiplicative operation, that is, there need not be a multiplicative identity element.

  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]


Ring may refer to:

  • Ring (jewellery), a circular, decorative or symbolic ornament worn on fingers, toes, arm or neck
Ring (diacritic)

A ring diacritic may appear above or below letters. It may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets in various contexts.

Ring (Suzuki novel)

is a Japanese mystery horror novel by Koji Suzuki, first published in 1991, and set in modern-day Japan. It was the basis for a 1995 television film (Ring: Kanzenban), a television series (Ring: The Final Chapter), a film of the same name ( 1998's Ring), and two remakes of the 1998 film: a South Korean version ( The Ring Virus) and an American version ( The Ring).

Ring (Baxter novel)

Ring is a 1994 science fiction novel by author Stephen Baxter. Ring tells the story of the end of the universe and the saving of mankind from its destruction. Two parallel plots are followed throughout the novel: that of Lieserl, an AI exploring the interior of the sun, and that of the Great Northern, a generation ship on a five-million-year journey.

Ring (song)

"Ring" is the thirtieth single by B'z, released on October 4, 2000. This song is one of B'z many number-one singles in Oricon charts. It was the drama Asu o Dakishimete's theme song. The single were less successful, charting only at #37 in the Oricon 2000 yearly Charts, with 546,000 copies sold in 7 weeks of chartrun. It became also their first single since Itoshii Hitoyo Good Night... to sell less than 600,000 copies.

Ring (Gary Burton album)

Ring is an album by the Gary Burton Quintet with Eberhard Weber.

Ring (The Connells album)

Ring is the fifth studio album by the American alternative rock band The Connells, released in 1993. The album (and band)'s biggest hit was the single "'74–'75", which was also featured on the soundtrack of the 1995 film Heavy. In the UK, the album reached #36 on the UK Albums Chart while "'74-'75" peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, the album reached #199 on the Billboard 200 with the single "Slackjawed" reaching #9 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Ring (film)

is a 1998 Japanese psychological horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, adapted from the novel Ring by Kôji Suzuki, which in turn draws on the Japanese folk tale Banchō Sarayashiki. The film stars Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rikiya Ōtaka. The film follows TV reporter and single mother Reiko who is caught up in a series of deaths surrounding a cursed video tape.

Production took approximately 9 months. Ring and its sequel Rasen were released in Japan at the same time.

After release, Ring inspired numerous follow-ups within the Ring franchise and triggered a trend of Western remakes.

Ring (band)

Ring were an English psychedelic rock band active during the 1980s.

The band is notable for having helped to launch the subsequent musical careers of Robert White ( Levitation, The Milk And Honey Band), Michael Tubb (also of The Milk And Honey Band) and Christian Hayes ( Cardiacs, Levitation, Dark Star, Mikrokosmos).

Ring (Miliyah Kato album)

Ring is Miliyah Kato's fourth studio album. It was released on July 8, 2009. It contains singles, Sayonara Baby, 20: Cry, and her most successful single to date Love Forever. It was released in two editions, a CD Only and a CD+DVD edition which contains a DVD with the music videos of the singles and the first three episodes of the television drama for which 20-CRY- was the theme song. The album debuted at #2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts selling 150,000 units in its first week. This is Miliyah Kato's third album to debut within the top two and is her best selling album to date.

Ring (mathematics)

In mathematics, a ring is one of the fundamental algebraic structures used in abstract algebra. It consists of a set equipped with two binary operations that generalize the arithmetic operations of addition and multiplication. Through this generalization, theorems from arithmetic are extended to non-numerical objects such as polynomials, series, matrices and functions.

The conceptualization of rings started in the 1870s and completed in the 1920s. Key contributors include Dedekind, Hilbert, Fraenkel, and Noether. Rings were first formalized as a generalization of Dedekind domains that occur in number theory, and of polynomial rings and rings of invariants that occur in algebraic geometry and invariant theory. Afterward, they also proved to be useful in other branches of mathematics such as geometry and mathematical analysis.

A ring is an abelian group with a second binary operation that is associative, is distributive over the abelian group operation, and has an identity element. By extension from the integers, the abelian group operation is called addition and the second binary operation is called multiplication.

Whether a ring is commutative or not (i.e., whether the order in which two elements are multiplied changes or not the result) has profound implications on its behavior as an abstract object. As a result, commutative ring theory, commonly known as commutative algebra, is a key topic in ring theory. Its development has been greatly influenced by problems and ideas occurring naturally in algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. Examples of commutative rings include the set of integers equipped with the addition and multiplication operations, the set of polynomials equipped with the addition and multiplication of functions, the coordinate ring of an affine algebraic variety, and the ring of integers of a number field. Examples of noncommutative rings include the ring of n × n real square matrices with n ≥ 2, group rings in representation theory, operator algebras in functional analysis, rings of differential operators in the theory of differential operators, and the cohomology ring of a topological space in topology.

Ring (video game)

Ring: The Legend of the Nibelungen is a point-and-click adventure video game for Microsoft Windows developed by Arxel Tribe and published in North America by Red Orb Entertainment and in Europe by Cryo Interactive. The game is based on Richard Wagner's four opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, and features music from various performances of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Georg Solti from 1958 to 1964, chosen in collaboration with PolyGram and Decca. French comic-book artist Philippe Druillet also worked on the game, providing much of the artwork.

The game makes a significant departure from the source material by binding the stories behind the four parts of the cycle with a surrealist science fiction background; the main plot involves a being by the name of ISH, who is guided by the voice of Erda (played by Charlotte Rampling), and who discovers the story of the Nibelungen.

Ring (jewellery)

A ring is a round band, usually in metal, worn as an ornamental Jewellery around the finger, or sometimes the toe; it is the most common current meaning of the word "ring". Strictly speaking a normal ring is a finger ring (which may be hyphenated); other types of rings worn as ornaments are earrings, bracelets for the wrist, armlets or arm rings, toe rings and torc or neck rings, but except perhaps for toe rings, the plain term "ring" is not normally used to refer to these.

Rings are most often made of metal but can be of almost any material: metal, plastic, stone, wood, bone, glass, or gemstone. They may be set with a stone or stones, often a gemstone such as diamond, ruby, sapphire or emerald.

Ring (software)

Ring (formerly SFLphone) is an open-source SIP-compatible softphone and instant messenger for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X and Android that can work without a central server. Ring is free software released under the GNU General Public License. Packages are available for all major Linux distributions including Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu. Separate GNOME and KDE versions are available.

By adopting distributed hash table technology (as used, for instance, within the BitTorrent network), Ring creates its own network over which it can distribute directory functions, authentication and encryption across all systems connected to it.

Ring is developed and maintained by Savoir-faire Linux, a Canadian company, with the help of a global community of users and contributors; it positions itself as a potential free Skype replacement. Documentation is available on Ring's Tuleap wiki.

Ring (chemistry)

In chemistry, a ring is an ambiguous term referring either to a simple cycle of atoms and bonds in a molecule or to a connected set of atoms and bonds in which every atom and bond is a member of a cycle (also called a ring system). A ring system that is a simple cycle is called a monocycle or simple ring, and one that is not a simple cycle is called a polycycle or polycyclic ring system. A simple ring contains the same number of sigma bonds as atoms, and a polycyclic ring system contains more sigma bonds than atoms.

A molecule containing one or more rings is called a cyclic compound, and a molecule containing two or more rings (either in the same or different ring systems) is termed a polycyclic compound. A molecule containing no rings is called an acyclic or open-chain compound.

Ring (surname)

Ring is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alexander Ring (born 1991), Finnish footballer
  • Bill Ring (born 1956), American football player
  • Bob Ring (born 1946), American ice hockey player
  • Brad Ring (born 1987), American soccer player
  • Christy Ring (1920–1979), Irish hurler
  • David Ring (born 1953), American evangelist and motivational speaker
  • Henry Ring (born 1977), American soccer player
  • Jeremy Ring (born 1970), American politician
  • Joey Ring (1758–1800), English cricketer
  • Jonathan Ring (born 1991), Swedish footballer
  • Justin Ring (born 1973), Canadian football player
  • Ken Ring (rapper) (born 1979), Swedish rapper
  • Ken Ring (writer), New Zealand writer
  • Kenneth Ring (born 1936), American psychologist
  • Kevin A. Ring, American lobbyist
  • Mark Ring (born 1962), Welsh rugby union player
  • Matthias Ring (born 1963), German theologian
  • Merritt Clarke Ring, American lawyer and politician
  • Michael Ring (born 1953), Irish politician
  • Nick Ring (born 1979), Canadian martial artist
  • Ray Ring, American journalist
  • Royce Ring (born 1980), American baseball player
  • Thomas Ring (born 1980), Danish singer
  • Joseph Ring (born 1992) best known for his work in the television show Heroes (2006-2010)
RING (Bulgaria)

RING is a Bulgarian sports TV channel . It was founded in 1998 by a group of professionals and sports enthusiasts. It is distributed via cable path throughout the country. RING.BG along with the channels from bTV Media Group ( bTV, bTV Comedy, bTV Cinema and bTV Action and bTV Lady) are part of Central European Media Enterprises owned by Time Warner. Over the years, bears the names Television Ring, Ring +, Ring Plus, RTV, Ring TV, RING.BG, and from 18 August 2015 - simply RING. The channel airs live and recorded football matches of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Serie A, Italian Volleyball League and others.

(RTV) logo used 2002-2005 TV logo used 2005-2009 logo used 2009-2015

Category:Bulgarian television networks

Usage examples of "ring".

She whirled, her right hand raised, but before she could use the controlling ring she lay sprawled on the floor, one side of her face ablaze from the blow of a phantom hand.

There he himself stood in a dark blue loincloth with a white pinstripe, his chest abloom with curly red hair and tasteful pseudo-tattoos, his fingers heavy with rings, his ankles clanking with bracelets.

So there they abode a space looking down on the square and its throng, and the bells, which had been ringing when they came up, now ceased a while.

These were the silent, empty remains of the accelerator ring that had once circled the planet, that had created the antimatter that fueled its economy, that had berthed its ships, warehoused its goods, and supported the lives of eighty million people.

The last time the population of Zanshaa had heard the sound of the tocsin was when the accelerator ring had been destroyed.

Station 1 had a modest-sized accelerator ring grappled to it, like a gold band attached to a diamond.

Between the ships and the blue and white planet curved a vast section of the broken accelerator ring, a section so huge that it was impossible to tell from close up that it was a mere fragment of what had once been the greatest monument of interstellar civilization.

Such eyes adazzle dancing with mine, such nimble and discreet ankles, such gimp English middles, and such a gay delight in the mere grace of the lilting and tripping beneath rafters ringing loud with thunder, that Pan himself might skip across a hundred furrows for sheer envy to witness.

Valentine and Morrel were exchanging their adieux in the presence of Noirtier when a ring was heard at the door-bell.

He also took off a cloak of fine material, in which he had dressed himself that day, and dressed the king in it, and sent for some colored boots, which he put on his feet, and he put a large silver ring on his finger, because he had heard that he had admired greatly a silver ornament worn by one of the sailors.

Cut Paper Wrap Stone introduces us to Ethan Ring, a character somewhat like other cyberpunk heroes in his anomie, but less hard- edged and nihilistic -- rather than burnt out and affectless, Ring is plagued by guilt and self-recrimination over his deeds as an interrogator and assassin for the security arm of the pan-European government.

And so we descended to a new rung of hell, the Maternal Ageist Society.

Gwalchmai, while he wore the ring, could understand any language Merlin had known, this strange agglutinative tongue baffled him.

No one guessed that the mourning dress of the celebrated French writer belonged to the merchant Fromery, and that the glittering diamond agraffes in his bosom, and the costly rings on his fingers, were the property of the Jew Hirsch.

Their footsteps rang hollowly behind her under the spreading branches of the tall ahuehuete trees.