from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To ring; clang.
- intransitive v. To speak persistently and repetitiously.
- transitive v. To cause to clang, as by striking.
- transitive v. To instill with constant repetition: dinged advice into my head.
- n. A ringing sound.
- n. Informal A small dent or nick, as in the body of a car.
- transitive v. To dent or nick.
- transitive v. To hit or strike: was dinged on the head by a ball.
- transitive v. Slang To shoot, especially with a gun.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Very minor damage, a small dent or chip.
- n. A rejection.
- v. To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.
- v. To hit or strike.
- v. To inflict minor damage upon, especially by hitting or striking.
- v. To fire or reject.
- v. To deduct, as points, from another, in the manner of a penalty.
- v. To mishit (a golf ball).
- v. To eliminate a speller from a spelling bee by ringing (dinging) a bell.
- n. A high-pitched sound of a bell, especially with wearisome continuance.
- v. To make high-pitched sound like a bell.
- v. To keep repeating; impress by reiteration, with reference to the monotonous striking of a bell.
- v. To level up
- n. Ancient Chinese vessel with legs and a lid; also called ting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To dash; to throw violently.
- transitive v. To cause to sound or ring.
- intransitive v. To strike; to thump; to pound.
- intransitive v. To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.
- intransitive v. To talk with vehemence, importunity, or reiteration; to bluster.
- n. A thump or stroke, especially of a bell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike; beat; throw or dash with violence.
- To prove too much for; beat; nonplus.
- To beat; thrash.
- To strike.
- To bluster; storm.
- To descend; fall; come down: used as in the phrase “It's dingin' on,” applied to a fall of rain or snow.
- To be defeated or overturned; yield.
- To sound, as a bell; ring, especially with wearisome continuance.
- To keep repeating; impress by reiteration: with reference to the monotonous striking of a bell.
- Same as dang.
- n. An obsolete variant of dung.Compare dingy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
- n. a ringing sound
- v. go `ding dong', like a bell
Partly imitative and partly alteration of din.
From ding, to strike, beat on, pound (from Middle English dingen; akin to Old Norse dengja) and from ding1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English dingen, dyngen (strong verb), perhaps from the merger of Old English dengan (" to ding, beat, strike", weak verb) and Old Norse dengja ("to hammer", weak verb); both from Proto-Germanic *dangijanan (“to beat, hammer, peen”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰen- (“to beat, push”). Cognate with Icelandic dengja ("to hammer"), Swedish dänga ("to bang, beat"), Danish dænge ("to bang, beat"), German tengeln, dengeln ("to peen"). (Wiktionary)
(onomatopoeia). Compare ding-dong, (Wiktionary)
Romanized from Mandarin 鼎 (dǐng) (Wiktionary)