signet ring ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a finger ring containing a small seal, one’s initial, or the like.
Origin of signet ring First recorded in 1675–85 Examples from the Web for signet ring Historical Examples of signet ring
(i) Design from a signet-ring from Mycenæ (after Evans, Fig. 34).
G. Elliot Smith
This morning, too, much to his inconvenience and dismay, he had missed his signet-ring.
Charlotte M. Yonge
I have the signet-ring,’ he said; ‘now we can get her into our power easily.
The use of a seal, or signet-ring, for the purchase of property is mentioned in the Bible.
Bring me,” said she, “the signet-ring from the hand of the king.
C. A. Bloss
British Dictionary definitions for signet ring signet ring noun
- a finger ring bearing a signet