Definitions

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

  • n. The excrement of animals.
  • n. Manure.
  • n. Something foul or abhorrent.
  • transitive v. To fertilize (land) with manure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Manure; animal excrement.
  • n. A type of manure, as from a particular species or type of animal.
  • v. To fertilize with dung.
  • v. To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung, done to remove the superfluous mordant.
  • v. To void excrement.
  • v. Past participle of ding
  • v. To discard (especially rubbish); to chuck out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The excrement of an animal.
  • transitive v. To manure with dung.
  • transitive v. To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung; -- done to remove the superfluous mordant.
  • intransitive v. To void excrement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The excrement of animals; ordure; feces.
  • To cover with dung; manure with or as with dung.
  • In calico-printing, to immerse in a bath of cow-dung and warm water in order to remove the superfluous mordant.
  • To void excrement.
  • Preterit and past participle of ding.

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

  • v. defecate; used of animals
  • v. fertilize or dress with dung
  • n. fecal matter of animals

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old English. (Wiktionary)
See ding (Wiktionary)
unknown (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Probably image filter at work.

    March 11, 2013

  • I am surprised at the pictures here. I'm fairly sure only one of those features dung (the noun) in its most common usage.

    March 7, 2013

  • "Preterit and past participle of ding." --Cent. Dict.

    April 22, 2011

  • See cleanse. (BTW, I am never wearing calico again.)

    April 21, 2011

  • I did not know that "dung" could also be an abbreviation. Usage here.

    October 23, 2008

  • Lol, skip!

    September 26, 2008

  • It is. It's WeirdNet.

    We don't dress with it here, uselessness. It's not warm enough.

    Eeew.

    November 8, 2007

  • Why is it a verb? Sheesh. WordNet is weird.

    November 8, 2007

  • It's quite fashionable here in New Mexico. I thought everyone dressed with it?

    November 8, 2007

  • Eeew.

    Hey, who dresses with dung these days, anyway? And who writes those definitions up there?

    November 8, 2007

  • What's brown and sounds like a bell?

    November 8, 2007