signet ring


Definition of signet ring 

: a finger ring engraved with a signet, seal, or monogram : seal ring

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Excavation of a site at Cape Creek on Hatteras Island began in 1995, netting a copper signet ring and a rusted rapier, among other tantalizing artifacts. A. Roger Ekirch, WSJ, "‘The Secret Token’ Review: America’s First Unsolved Mystery," 17 June 2018 Prince Charles wears one, but on his pinky finger, tucked behind his signet ring. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Deeper Significance Behind Prince Harry’s Decision to Wear a Wedding Ring," 22 May 2018 Items range from medals, buttons, insignia and signet rings to 18th- and 19th-century cannons and caissons and more than 100 military flags. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's attic is moving — Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Veterans Museum move collections," 20 Apr. 2018 The biopsy results were disheartening: signet ring adenocarcinoma — a gastric cancer, the incidence of which is rising and which is resistant to chemotherapy. Ellen Ciurczak, The Seattle Times, "Mississippi man fights cancer, closes historical restaurant," 20 Jan. 2018 Her next collection will include pendant necklaces and signet rings featuring abstract face motifs. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Former Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler Designer Is Making Jewelry Inspired by Pastries," 17 Jan. 2018 Ahead, shop 18 signet rings to buy now and wear forever. Hilary George-parkin, Glamour, "18 Cool Signet Rings to Buy Now and Wear Forever," 1 Nov. 2017 Minimalists will gravitate towards a simple monogrammed signet ring, rock 'n' roll types will reach for a big turquoise clunker. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "The Rock Will Make You a Pinky Ring Believer," 1 Nov. 2017 Could be eyewear, a signet ring, a pocket square, or even a bag. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "Paul Bettany is Your Blazer-and-Jeans Spirit Animal," 1 Nov. 2017

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1542, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of signet ring

: a ring that is decorated with a special design and worn on the finger

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Medical Definition of signet ring 

: a malaria parasite in an intracellular developmental stage in which the nucleus is peripheral and the cytoplasm somewhat attenuated and annular

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