Ringed to Ripple
1. Encircled or marked with, or as with, a ring or rings.
2. Wearning a wedding ring; hence, lawfully wedded. "A ringed wife." Tennyson.
Ringed seal (Zoöl.), a North Pacific seal (Phoca ftida) having ringlike spots on the body. Ringed
snake (Zoöl.), a harmless European snake (Tropidonotus natrix) common in England. Ringed worm
(Zoöl.), an annelid.
(Rin"gent) a. [L. ringens, -entis, p. pr. of ringi to open wide the mouth: cf. F. ringent.] (Bot.)
Having the lips widely separated and gaping like an open mouth; as a ringent bilabiate corolla.
1. One who, or that which, rings; especially, one who rings chimes on bells.
2. (Mining) A crowbar. Simmonds.
(Ring"er) n. (Horse Racing) A horse that is not entitled to take part in a race, but is fraudulently
got into it.
(Ring"head`) n. (Cloth Manuf.) An instrument used for stretching woolen cloth.
Ringing engine, a simple form of pile driver in which the monkey is lifted by men pulling on ropes.
(Ring"ing), a & n. from Ring, v.
(Ring"ing*ly), adv. In a ringing manner.
1. The leader of a circle of dancers; hence, the leader of a number of persons acting together; the leader
of a herd of animals.
A primacy of order, such an one as the ringleader hath in a dance.Barrow.
2. Opprobriously, a leader of a body of men engaged in the violation of law or in an illegal enterprise, as
rioters, mutineers, or the like.
The ringleaders were apprehended, tried, fined, and imprisoned.Macaulay.
(Rin"gle*stone`) n. (Zoöl.) The ringed dotterel, or ring plover. [Prov. Eng.]
(Ring"let) n. [Ring + - let.]
1. A small ring; a small circle; specifically, a fairy ring.
You demi-puppets, thatShak.
By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make,
Whereof the ewe not bites.
2. A curl; especially, a curl of hair.
[Her golden tresses] in wanton ringlets waved.Milton.
(Ring"man) n.; pl. Ringmen The ring finger. [Obs.] Ascham