Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small dent or nick, as in the body of a car.
  • transitive verb To dent or nick.
  • transitive verb To hit or strike.
  • transitive verb Slang To shoot, especially with a gun.
  • intransitive verb To ring; clang.
  • intransitive verb To speak persistently and repetitiously.
  • intransitive verb To cause to clang, as by striking.
  • intransitive verb To instill with constant repetition.
  • noun A ringing sound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun An obsolete variant of dung.Compare dingy.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A thump or stroke, especially of a bell.
  • transitive verb obsolete To dash; to throw violently.
  • transitive verb To cause to sound or ring.
  • transitive verb to impress one by noisy repetition, as if by hammering.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To strike; to thump; to pound.
  • intransitive verb To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.
  • intransitive verb Low To talk with vehemence, importunity, or reiteration; to bluster.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Ancient Chinese vessel with legs and a lid; also called ting.
  • noun informal Very minor damage, a small dent or chip.
  • noun colloquial A rejection.
  • verb transitive To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.
  • verb transitive To hit or strike.
  • verb transitive To inflict minor damage upon, especially by hitting or striking.
  • verb transitive, colloquial To fire or reject.
  • verb transitive, colloquial To deduct, as points, from another, in the manner of a penalty.
  • verb transitive, golf To mishit (a golf ball).
  • verb To eliminate a speller from a spelling bee by ringing (dinging) a bell.
  • noun A high-pitched sound of a bell, especially with wearisome continuance.
  • verb intransitive To make high-pitched sound like a bell.
  • verb transitive To keep repeating; impress by reiteration, with reference to the monotonous striking of a bell.
  • verb intransitive, colloquial, gaming To level up

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
  • noun a ringing sound
  • verb go `ding dong', like a bell

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From ding, to strike, beat on, pound (from Middle English dingen; akin to Old Norse dengja) and from ding.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Partly imitative and partly alteration of din.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Romanized from Mandarin  (dǐng)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

(onomatopoeia). Compare ding-dong,

Examples

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.