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rung

Definition of rung

  1. past participle of ring




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noun \ˈrəŋ\

Simple Definition of rung

  • : a piece of wood or metal that is placed between the legs of a chair for support

  • : one of the pieces of wood or metal that is used as a step on a ladder

  • : a position or level within a group, organization, etc., that is higher or lower than others

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rung

  1. 1 a :  a rounded crosspiece between the legs of a chair b :  one of the crosspieces of a ladder

  2. 2 Scottish :  a heavy staff or cudgel

  3. 3 :  a spoke of a wheel

  4. 4 :  a level in a hierarchy <rise a few rungs on the social scale — H. W. Van Loon>

Examples of rung in a sentence

  1. He was on the bottom rung on the corporate ladder.

  2. the top rung of society

  3. the lowest rung of the pay scale



Origin and Etymology of rung

Middle English, from Old English hrung crossbar; akin to Gothic hrunga staff and perhaps to Old English hring ring — more at ring


First Known Use: 14th century

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RUNG Defined for Kids

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rung

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\ˈrəŋ\

Definition of rung for Students

  1. past participle of 3ring




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rung

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noun

Definition of rung for Students

  1. 1 :  a rounded part placed as a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

  2. 2 :  one of the crosspieces of a ladder




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rung

Medical Definition of rung

past part of ring


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