: encircled or marked with or as if with rings
: composed or formed of rings

Examples of ringed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey pointed ringed fingers at their wives for episodes that have landed each man in political or legal trouble. Reid J. Epstein, New York Times, 17 May 2024 The corpses are washing up by the thousands on Southern California’s beaches: a transparent ringed oval like a giant thumbprint 2 to 3 inches long, with a sail-like fin running diagonally down the length of the body. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 Scientists previously thought Mimas was just a big chunk of ice before NASA’s Cassini mission studied Saturn and some of its 146 moons by orbiting the ringed planet between 2004 and 2017. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 Theoretically, liquid water should flow beneath Mimas’s icy crust: Mimas has an elliptical orbit around Saturn that sends the moon swinging closer to the ringed planet and then farther away from it. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 7 Feb. 2024 Previous research by Jared and others has documented some of the ringed caecilians’ unorthodox parenting methods. Popular Science, 7 Mar. 2024 The Wonka actor was photographed wearing a black sleeveless, hooded Stüssy sweatshirt with ringed cut-outs at his shoulders. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 The monarch’s black, white and yellow ringed caterpillars also eat common milkweed leaves, then form jewel-like chrysalides, which hang from those leaves. Susan Degrane, Chicago Tribune, 31 Jan. 2024 The wondrous ringed world will look especially lovely through a telescope at this time. Phil Plait, Scientific American, 5 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ringed was before the 12th century

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“Ringed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringed. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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