ringed

adjective
\ ˈriŋd How to pronounce ringed (audio) \

Definition of ringed

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

Examples of ringed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cassini left for Saturn in 1997, taking a complicated path past Venus twice, Earth and then Jupiter to build up speed before reaching the ringed planet's system in 2004. Sarah Lewin Frasier, Scientific American, "Cassini Mission Kicks Off Finale at Saturn," 30 Nov. 2016 The pulsing crowd moved from car to car in a ringed formation around the fairgrounds as Johnson coaxed each ancient engine to life with the help of his assistant, Jenny Veoa, who had spent all summer assisting in the restoration of the vehicles. Aaron Calvin, USA TODAY, "A treasure trove of muscle cars: Iowa man sells nearly 100 vehicles after decades of collecting," 16 Sep. 2019 The Cassini mission to Saturn, having spent over a decade orbiting the ringed giant, gave planetary scientists even more spectacular and surprising views. Vahe Peroomian, The Conversation, "A brief astronomical history of Saturn’s amazing rings," 14 Aug. 2019 The ringed world rises in the southeast at sunset and is visible all evening. Arnold Pearlstein, sun-sentinel.com, "The Stars This Week: July 7 - 13," 7 July 2019 Look for the brilliant moon to position itself less than half a degree from the star-like ringed world at dawn in the high southern sky. Andrew Fazekas, National Geographic, "Spring meteor shower, and more top star-gazing events in April," 1 Apr. 2019 If the hypothetical ringed planet orbits close to Tabby’s Star, gravitational interactions would flap the ring up and down, thus varying the amount of shading. NBC News, "Has Tabby's Star Mystery Finally Been Solved?," 1 Sep. 2017 After darkness falls, look southeast for the waxing gibbous moon pairing up with the ringed world Saturn. National Geographic, "Sparkly Meteors and 7 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in July," 1 July 2017 By the next evening, the moon will sit to the far left of the ringed world. Carsten Peter, National Geographic, "Two Eclipses, and 6 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in August," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of ringed

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

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“Ringed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringed. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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