Earring Ear"ring`, n. An ornament consisting of a ring passed through the lobe of the ear, with or without a pendant. [1913 Webster]

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  • earring — (n.) O.E. earhring, from EAR (Cf. ear) (1) + hring (see RING (Cf. ring) (n.)). Also earspinl. Now including any sort of ornament in the ear; the pendants were originally ear drops (1720). The two groups which had formerly a near monopoly on male… …   Etymology dictionary

  • earring — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of jewellery worn on the lobe or edge of the ear …   English terms dictionary

  • earring — [ir′riŋ΄, ir′iŋ] n. a ring or other small ornament for the lobe of the ear, either passed through a hole pierced in the lobe or fastened with a screw or clip …   English World dictionary

  • Earring — Infobox Piercing name = Earring nicknames = image size = 200px image capt = 1) Helix/Cartilage, 2) Industrial, 3) Rook, 4) Daith, 5) Tragus, 6) Snug, 7) Conch, 8) Anti Tragus, 9) Lobe location = Ear jewelry = Captive bead ring, barbell, circular… …   Wikipedia

  • earring — earringed, adj. /ear ring , ing/, n. an ornament worn on or hanging from the lobe of the ear. [bef. 1000; ME erering, OE earhring. See EAR1, RING1] * * * ▪ jewelry       a personal ornament worn pendent from the ear, usually suspended by means of …   Universalium

  • earring */ — UK [ˈɪərɪŋ] / US [ˈɪrɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms earring : singular earring plural earrings a piece of jewellery that you wear on your ear …   English dictionary

  • earring — noun a) A piece of jewelry worn on the ear. b) earring. A piece of jewelry worn on the ear …   Wiktionary

  • earring — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ drop, hoop, stud ▪ clip on ▪ chandelier (AmE), dangly ▪ diamond, pearl …   Collocations dictionary

  • earring — noun Date: before 12th century an ornament for the ear and especially the earlobe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earring — Synonyms and related words: anklet, armlet, band, bangle, beads, belt, bijou, bracelet, breastpin, brooch, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, cincture, cingulum, circle, collar, collarband, coronet, crown, diadem, ecliptic, equator, fascia,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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