an Arctic seal, Phoca hispida, having irregular, pale, ring-shaped markings around its body.
adjective 1. gaping. 2. Botany. having widely spread lips, as some corollas. adjective 1. (of the corolla of plants such as the snapdragon) consisting of two distinct gaping lips
noun 1. a person or thing that encircles, rings, etc. 2. a quoit or horseshoe so thrown as to encircle the peg. 3. the throw itself. 4. Also, ringers. Also called ring taw. Marbles. a game in which players place marbles in a cross marked in the center of a circle, the object being to […]
- Ring false
Also, have a false or hollow ring; strike a false note. Seem wrong or deceitful, as in Her denial rings false—I’m sure she was there when it happened, or His good wishes always seem to have a hollow ring, or Carol’s congratulatory phone call really struck a false note. Ring false and the antonym, ring […]
verb 1. to assign (money, a grant, fund, etc) to one particular purpose, so as to restrict its use: to ring-fence a financial allowance 2. to oblige (a person or organization) to use money for a particular purpose: to ring-fence a local authority noun 3. an agreement, contract, etc, in which the use of money […]