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Yes. The word rung is a Scrabble US word. The word rung is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

R1U1N1G2

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Yes. The word rung is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

R1U1N1G2

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You can make 15 words from 'rung' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'rung'

GURN 5RUNG 5

3 letters words from 'rung'

GNU 4GUN 4
GUR 4NUG 4
NUR 3RUG 4
RUN 3URN 3

2 letters words from 'rung'

GU 3NU 2
UG 3UN 2
UR 2 

All 4 letters words made out of rung

rung urng rnug nrug unrg nurg rugn urgn rgun grun ugrn gurn rngu nrgu rgnu grnu ngru gnru ungr nugr ugnr gunr ngur gnur

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word rung. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in rung.

Definitions and meaning of rung

rung

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɹʌŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋ
  • Homophones: rng, wrung

Etymology 1

From Middle English [Term?], from Old English hrung, from Proto-Germanic *hrungō. Compare Gothic 𐌷𐍂𐌿𐌲𐌲𐌰 (hrugga, a staff).

Noun

rung (plural rungs)

  1. A crosspiece forming a step of a ladder; a round.
  2. A crosspiece between legs of a chair.
  3. (figurative) A position in a hierarchy.
  4. (nautical, dated) A floor timber in a ship.
  5. (dated) One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff.
  6. (engineering, dated) One of the radial handles projecting from the rim of a steering wheel.
  7. (engineering, dated) One of the pins or trundles of a lantern wheel.

Translations

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

rung

  1. past participle of ring (only in senses related to a bell)
  2. (chiefly dialectal) simple past tense of ring
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisbury, VI:
      With ecchoing Shouts the vaulted Chamber rung, / Belle Chuck was now the TOAST of ev'ry Tongue.

Adjective

rung (not comparable)

  1. Of a pig: having a ring through the nose.
    • 1842, American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine (volume 13, page 335)
      [] he passed by his gate with a decided scowl on his furrowed brow, and grunting and growling like a newly rung pig.
    • 1919, Popular Science (volume 95, number 4, page 31)
      A "rung" pig is comfortable as long as he confines his food hunt to the surface of the ground. Ringing a pig of ordinary size is easy, but special arrangements must be made for handling the big ones.

Usage notes

Rang and rung are incorrect for the past of ring in the sense of encircle, where ringed is used instead.

Rung as a simple past is usually considered incorrect.

Further reading

  • Rung in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • gurn

Jingpho

Etymology

Borrowed from Burmese ရုံး (rum:)

Noun

rung

  1. office

References

  • Kurabe, Keita (2016-12-31) , “Phonology of Burmese loanwords in Jinghpaw”, in Kyoto University Linguistic Research[1], volume 35, DOI:10.14989/219015, ISSN 1349-7804, pages 91–128

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [zʊwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʐʊwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ɹʊwŋ͡m˧˧]

Verb

rung • (㧤, 容, 慵, 搈, 𢫝, 𢲣, 𢴋, 𢹈)

  1. to put in motion; to shake; to agitate; to ring (bell)

Derived terms


Source: wiktionary.org
  • RUNE, a letter of an ancient alphabet.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)