Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Ring winding (Electricity) Armature winding in which the wire is wound round the outer and inner surfaces alternately of an annular or cylindrical core.
Ring-necked adjective (Zoology) Having a well defined ring of color around the neck. Ring-necked duck (Zool.) , an American scaup duck ( Aythya collaris ). The head, neck, and breast of the adult male are black, and a narrow, but conspicuous, red ring encircles the neck. This ring is absent in the female. Called also ring-neck , ring-necked blackhead , ringbill , tufted duck , and black jack .
Ring-streaked adjective Having circular streaks or lines on the body; as, ring-streaked goats.
Ring-tailed adjective (Zoology) Having the tail crossed by conspicuous bands of color. Ring-tailed cat (Zoology) , the cacomixle. -- Ring-tailed eagle (Zoology) , a young golden eagle.
Ringbill noun (Zoology) The ring-necked scaup duck; -- called also ring-billed blackhead . See Scaup .
Ringbird noun (Zoology) The reed bunting. It has a collar of white feathers. Called also ring bunting .
Ringbolt noun An eyebolt having a ring through the eye.
Ringbone noun (Far.) A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter between or on the small pastern and the great pastern bones. J. H. Walsh.
Ringdove noun (Zoology) A European wild pigeon ( Columba palumbus ) having a white crescent on each side of the neck, whence the name. Called also wood pigeon , and cushat .
Ringed adjective Ringed seal (Zoology) , a North Pacific seal ( Phoca fœtida ) having ringlike spots on the body. -- Ringed snake (Zoology) , a harmless European snake ( Tropidonotus natrix ) common in England. -- Ringed worm (Zoology) , an annelid.
1. Encircled or marked with, or as with, a ring or rings. 2. Wearning a wedding ring; hence, lawfully wedded. "A ringed wife." Tennyson.
Ringent adjective [ Latin ringens , -entis , present participle of ringi to open wide the mouth: confer French ringent .] (Botany) 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.
Ringer noun (Horse Racing) A horse that is not entitled to take part in a race, but is fraudulently got into it.
Ringhead noun (Cloth Manuf.) An instrument used for stretching woolen cloth.
Ringing a & noun from Ring , v. Ringing engine
, a simple form of pile driver in which the monkey is lifted by men pulling on ropes.
Ringingly adverb In a ringing manner.
Ringleader noun 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.
Ringlestone noun (Zoology) The ringed dotterel, or ring plover. [ Prov. Eng.]
+ - let
.] 1. A small ring; a small circle; specifically, a fairy ring.
You demi-puppets, that Shak. 2. A curl; especially, a curl of hair.
By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make,
Whereof the ewe not bites.
[ Her golden tresses] in wanton ringlets waved. Milton.
; plural Ringmen The ring finger.
[ Obsolete] Ascham
Ringmaster noun One in charge of the performances (as of horses) within the ring in a circus.
1. (Zoology) Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus Ægialitis , having a ring around the neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover ( Æ. semipalmata ) and the piping plover ( Æ. meloda ) are common North American species. Called also ring plover , and ring-necked plover . 2. (Zoology) The ring-necked duck.
Ringsail noun (Nautical) See Ringtail , 2.
Ringstraked adjective Ring- streaked.
Cattle ringstraked , speckled, and spotted. Gen. xxx. 39.
Ringtail noun Ringtail boom (Nautical) , a spar which is rigged on a boom for setting a ringtail.
1. (Zoology) A bird having a distinct band of color across the tail, as the hen harrier. 2. (Nautical) A light sail set abaft and beyong the leech of a boom-and-gaff sail; -- called also ringsail .
Ringtoss noun A game in which the object is to toss a ring so that it will catch upon an upright stick.
Ringworm noun (Medicine) A contagious affection of the skin due to the presence of a vegetable parasite, and forming ring-shaped discolored patches covered with vesicles or powdery scales. It occurs either on the body, the face, or the scalp. Different varieties are distinguished as Tinea circinata , Tinea tonsurans , etc., but all are caused by the same parasite (a species of Trichophyton ).
[ Scot. renk
, a course, a race; probably from Anglo-Saxon hring
a ring. See Ring
.] 1. The smooth and level extent of ice marked off for the game of curling. 2. An artificial sheet of ice, generally under cover, used for skating; also, a floor prepared for skating on with roller skates, or a building with such a floor.
Rinker noun One who skates at a rink. [ Colloq.]
Rinking noun Skating in a rink. [ Colloq.]
Rinse transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Rinsed
; present participle & verbal noun Rinsing
.] [ Middle English , from Old French rincer
, French rincer
; of uncertain origin.] 1. To wash lightly; to cleanse with a second or repeated application of water after washing. 2. To cleancse by the introduction of water; - - applied especially to hollow vessels; as, to rinse a bottle.
"Like a glass did break i' the rinsing
Rinse noun The act of rinsing.
Rinser noun One who, or that which, rinses.
[ Old French riote
, of uncertain origin; confer OD. revot
.] 1. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
His headstrong riot hath no curb. Shak. 2. Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
Venus loveth riot and dispense. Chaucer.
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to- day. Pope. 3. (Law) The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object. To run riot
, to act wantonly or without restraint.
Riot intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Rioted
; present participle & verbal noun Rioting
.] [ Old French rioter
; confer OD. ravotten
.] 1. To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
Now he exact of all, wastes in delight, Daniel.
Riots in pleasure, and neglects the law.
No pulse that riots , and no blood that glows. Pope. 2. (Law) To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot , noun , 3. Johnson.
Riot transitive verb To spend or pass in riot.
[ He] had rioted his life out. Tennyson.
Rioter noun 1. One who riots; a reveler; a roisterer. Chaucer. 2. (Law) One who engages in a riot. See Riot , noun , 3.
Riotise noun Excess; tumult; revelry.
His life he led in lawless riotise . Spenser.
Riotour (-ōr) noun A rioter. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Old French rioteux
.] 1. Involving, or engaging in, riot; wanton; unrestrained; luxurious.
The younger son . . . took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. Luke xv. 13. 2. Partaking of the nature of an unlawful assembly or its acts; seditious.
Riotry noun The act or practice of rioting; riot. "Electioneering riotry ." Walpole.
[ Confer Icelandic hrip
a box or basket; perhaps akin to English corb
. Confer Ripier
.] A wicker fish basket.
Rip transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Ripped
; present participle & verbal noun Ripping
.] [ Confer Anglo-Saxon rȳpan
, also Swedish repa
to ripple flax, Dutch repelen
, German reffen
, and English raff
. Confer Raff
of flax.] 1. To divide or separate the parts of, by cutting or tearing; to tear or cut open or off; to tear off or out by violence; as, to rip a garment by cutting the stitches; to rip off the skin of a beast; to rip up a floor; -- commonly used with up , open , off . 2. To get by, or as by, cutting or tearing.
He 'll rip the fatal secret from her heart. Granville. 3. To tear up for search or disclosure, or for alteration; to search to the bottom; to discover; to disclose; -- usually with up .
They ripped up all that had been done from the beginning of the rebellion. Clarendon.
For brethern to debate and rip up their falling out in the ear of a common enemy . . . is neither wise nor comely. Milton. 4. To saw (wood) lengthwise of the grain or fiber. Ripping chisel (Carp.)
, a crooked chisel for cleaning out mortises. Knight.
-- Ripping iron
. (Shipbuilding) Same as Ravehook .
-- Ripping saw
. (Carp.) See Ripsaw .
-- To rip out
, to rap out, to utter hastily and violently; as, to rip out an oath.
[ Colloq.] See To rap out
, under Rap
, transitive verb
1. A rent made by ripping, esp. by a seam giving way; a tear; a place torn; laceration. 2. [ Perh. a corruption of the first syllable of rep robate.] A term applied to a mean, worthless thing or person, as to a scamp, a debauchee, or a prostitute, or a worn-out horse. [ Slang.] 3. A body of water made rough by the meeting of opposing tides or currents.
Rip cord (Aëronautics) A cord by which the gas bag of a balloon may be ripped open for a limited distance to release the gas quickly and so cause immediate descent.
[ Latin riparius
, from ripa
a bank. See River
, and confer Arrive
.] Of or pertaining to the bank of a river; as, riparian rights.
Riparious adjective [ Latin riparius .] Growing along the banks of rivers; riparian.