AskDefine | Define rings

Dictionary Definition

rings n : gymnastic apparatus consisting of a pair of heavy metal circles (usually covered with leather) suspended by ropes; used for gymnastic exercises; "the rings require a strong upper body"

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Pronunciation

Noun

rings
  1. Plural of ring
  2. In the context of "gymnastics": A gymnastics apparatus and discipline consisting of 2 rings suspended from a bar.

Synonyms

Gymnastics apparatus

Verb

ring
  1. third-person singular of ring

Swedish

Noun

rings
  1. Indefinite form singular genitive of ring.

Verb

rings
  1. Passive present tense of ringa

Extensive Definition

Ring may refer to:

Jewelry

Sound

Mathematics

Geometry

Science and engineering

  • Planetary ring, a flat disc-shaped ring of matter orbiting a planet
  • Ring circuit, electrical wiring technique
  • Piston ring, an automotive part, an open-ended ring that fits into a groove on the outer diameter of a piston
  • Cyclic compound, a series of carbon atoms connected in the form of a loop or ring.
  • Ring armature, in electric motors such as on a Gramme machine

Medical

  • Internal abdominal ring (annulus inguinalis abdominis; internal or deep abdominal ring): situated in the transversalis fascia, midway between the anterior superior iliac spine and the symphysis pubis
  • Femoral ring, the base of the femoral canal
  • Vascular ring a congenital defect in which there is an abnormal formation of the aorta and/or its surrounding blood vessels

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Geography

rings in Bosnian: Prsten (čvor)
rings in Chuvash: Ункă
rings in Danish: Ring
rings in German: Ring
rings in Spanish: Anillo
rings in Esperanto: Ringo
rings in French: Anneau
rings in Korean: 링
rings in Croatian: Prsten
rings in Italian: Anello
rings in Hebrew: טבעת (פירושונים)
rings in Lombard: Anell
rings in Hungarian: Gyűrű
rings in Dutch: Ring
rings in Japanese: リング
rings in Norwegian: Ring
rings in Norwegian Nynorsk: Ring
rings in Low German: Ring
rings in Polish: Pierścień
rings in Portuguese: Anel
rings in Quechua: Siwi
rings in Russian: Кольцо
rings in Serbian: Прстен
rings in Swedish: Ring
rings in Thai: ริง
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