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Forged vs Ring - What's the difference?

forged | ring |

As an adjective forged

is fake (as documents).

As a verb forged

is to force forward against opposition.

As a noun ring is

ring (a place where some sports take place; as, a boxing ring) .




  • Fake (as documents).
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-01
  • , author=Brian Hayes , title=Father of Fractals , volume=101, issue=1, page=62 , magazine= citation , passage=Toward the end of the war, Benoit was sent off on his own with forged papers; he wound up working as a horse groom at a chalet in the Loire valley. Mandelbrot describes this harrowing youth with great sangfroid.}}
    Forged identification documents were used to enter the building.
  • Fabricated by forging or at a forge, by working hot metal
  • The blacksmith made an expertly forged horseshoe by beating the red hot metal with his hammer.


    * See also


  • To force forward against opposition.
  • He forged forward against the current, even as it tried to sweep him down river.



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), also (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • (label) A solid object in the shape of a circle.
  • # A circumscribing object, (roughly) circular and hollow, looking like an annual ring, earring, finger ring etc.
  • # A round piece of (precious) metal worn around the finger or through the ear, nose, etc.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • The dearest ring in Venice will I give you.
  • # (label) A bird band, a round piece of metal put around a bird's leg used for identification and studies of migration.
  • # A burner on a kitchen stove.
  • # In a jack plug, the connector between the tip and the sleeve.
  • # 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.
  • # (label) A flexible band partly or wholly encircling the spore cases of ferns.
  • (label) A group of objects arranged in a circle.
  • # A circular group of people or objects.
  • #* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • And hears the Muses in a ring / Aye round about Jove's altar sing.
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5 , passage=The hovel stood in the centre of what had once been a vegetable garden, but was now a patch of rank weeds. Surrounding this, almost like a zareba, was an irregular ring of gorse and brambles, an unclaimed vestige of the original common.}}
  • # (label) A formation of various pieces of material orbiting around a planet.
  • # (label) A large circular prehistoric stone construction such as (Stonehenge).
  • A piece of food in the shape of a ring.
  • A place where some sports or exhibitions take place; notably a circular or comparable arena, such as a boxing ring or a circus ring; hence the field of a political contest.
  • * (1672–1710)
  • Place me, O, place me in the dusty ring , / Where youthful charioteers contend for glory.
  • An exclusive group of people, usually involving some unethical or illegal practices.
  • * (Edward Augustus Freeman) (1823-1892)
  • the ruling ring at Constantinople
  • (label) A planar geometrical figure included between two concentric circles.
  • (label) A diacritical mark in the shape of a hollow circle placed above or under the letter; a .
  • (label) An old English measure of corn equal to the coomb or half a quarter.
  • * 1866 , James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England , Volume 1, page 168.
  • The ring is common in the Huntingdonshire accounts of Ramsey Abbey. It was equal to half a quarter, i.e., is identical with the coomb of the eastern counties. —
  • (label) A hierarchical level of privilege in a computer system, usually at hardware level, used to protect data and functionality (also protection ring ).
  • * 2007 , Steve Anson, Steve Bunting, Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation (page 70)
  • Kernel Mode processes run in ring' 0, and User Mode processes run in ' ring 3.
  • (label) Either of the pair of clamps used to hold a telescopic sight to a rifle.
  • Synonyms
    * (circumscribing object) hoop, annulus, torus
    Derived terms
    * annual ring * benzene ring * boxing ring * brass ring * bull ring * calamari ring * chainring * circus ring * class ring * claw ring * coffee ring * D ring * diamond ring * division ring * earring * egg ring * engagement ring * enringed * finger ring * Fomalhaut dust ring * front ring * gas ring * growth ring * key ring/keyring * life ring * limbal ring * local ring * mancude-ring system * neck ring * nose ring * O-ring * oath ring * Olympic Rings * onion ring * pinky ring * piscatory ring * piston ring * planetary ring * prize ring * quotient ring * (w, Ring a Ring o' Roses) * ring-a-levio * ring armor * ring bark/ringbark/ring-bark * ring-billed * ring binder * ring dance * ring dove/ringdove * ring dropper * ring fence * ring finger/ringfinger * ring game * ringlike * ring mail/ringmail * ring of death * Ring of Fire * ring of steel * ring of truth * ring ouzel * ring parrot * ring plover * ring-porous * ring pull * ring rat * ring road * ring snake * ring spanner * ring species * ring spot * ring stand * ring system * ring-tailed * ring theory * ring thrush * ring toplogy * ringed * ringbearer * ringleader * ringlet * ringlike * ringneck * ring-neck(ed) * ringpiece * ringside * ring spot * ringstraked * ringtail * ring-tail(ed) * ringworm * rubber ring * run rings around * signet ring * seal ring * slip ring * smoke ring * snap ring * spy ring * star ring * synonym ring * teething ring * thumb ring * toe ring * token ring * tongue ring * tree ring * wedding ring
    See also
    Image:JO Atlanta 1996 - Boxe.jpg, A boxing ring . Image:Finger ring.jpg, A ring on a finger. Image:Tree rings.jpg, The rings of a tree. Image:Georges Seurat 019.jpg, The circus ring . Image:Bird ringing shandong.JPG, A ring on a bird's leg. Image:Saturn eclipse.jpg, The rings of Saturn.


    (en verb)
  • To surround or enclose.
  • The inner city was ringed with dingy industrial areas.
  • (figuratively) To make an incision around; to girdle.
  • They ringed the trees to make the clearing easier next year.
  • To attach a ring to, especially for identification.
  • Only ringed hogs may forage in the commons.
    We managed to ring 22 birds this morning.
  • To surround or fit with a ring, or as if with a ring.
  • to ring a pig's snout
  • * Shakespeare
  • Ring these fingers.
  • (falconry) To rise in the air spirally.
  • * 1877 , (Gerard Manley Hopkins), :
  • .. how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing ..
    Derived terms
    * ringer

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • The resonant sound of a bell, or a sound resembling it.
  • The church bell's ring could be heard the length of the valley.
    The ring of hammer on anvil filled the air.
  • (figuratively) A pleasant or correct sound.
  • The name has a nice ring to it.
  • (colloquial) A telephone call.
  • I’ll give you a ring when the plane lands.
  • Any loud sound; the sound of numerous voices; a sound continued, repeated, or reverberated.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • the ring of acclamations fresh in his ears
  • A chime, or set of bells harmonically tuned.
  • St Mary's has a ring of eight bells.
  • * Fuller
  • as great and tunable a ring of bells as any in the world
    Derived terms
    * give a ring * ringtone


  • Of a bell, to produce sound.
  • The bells were ringing in the town.
  • To make (a bell) produce sound.
  • The deliveryman rang the doorbell to drop off a parcel.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The shard-borne beetle, with his drowsy hums, / Hath rung night's yawning peal.
  • (figuratively) To produce the sound of a bell or a similar sound.
  • Whose mobile phone is ringing ?
  • (figuratively) Of something spoken or written, to appear to be, to seem, to sound.
  • That does not ring true.
  • (transitive, colloquial, British, New Zealand) To telephone (someone).
  • I will ring you when we arrive.
  • to resound, reverberate, echo.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • So he spoke, and it seemed there was a little halting at first, as of men not liking to take Blackbeard's name in Blackbeard's place, or raise the Devil by mocking at him. But then some of the bolder shouted 'Blackbeard', and so the more timid chimed in, and in a minute there were a score of voices calling 'Blackbeard, Blackbeard', till the place rang again.
  • * 1919 , (Boris Sidis), :
  • It is instructive for us to learn as well as to ponder on the fact that "the very men who looked down with delight, when the sand of the arena reddened with human blood, made the arena ring with applause when Terence in his famous line: ‘Homo sum, Nihil humani alienum puto’ proclaimed the brotherhood of man."
  • To produce music with bells.
  • (Holder)
  • (dated) To repeat often, loudly, or earnestly.
  • Derived terms
    * ring a bell * ring back * ringer * ringing * ring false * ring off * ring off the hook * ring out * ring someone's bell * ring true * ring up * unring

    Etymology 3

    A shortening of (etyl) ; coined by mathematician in 1892. (Reference: Harvey Cohn, Advanced Number Theory , page 49.)


    (en noun)
  • (algebra) 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.
  • The set of integers, \mathbb{Z}, is the prototypical ring .
  • (algebra) 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.
  • The definition of ring without unity allows, for instance, the set 2\mathbb{Z} of even integers to be a ring.
    * pseudo-ring * semiring
    * commutative ring ** integral domain *** unique factorization domain, Noetherian domain **** principal ideal domain ***** Euclidean domain ****** field
    Derived terms
    * Boolean ring * polynomial ring
    See also
    Image:Latex integers.svg, The ring of integers.