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ding 1

v. dinged, ding·ing, dings
1. To ring; clang.
2. To speak persistently and repetitiously.
1. To cause to clang, as by striking.
2. To instill with constant repetition: dinged advice into my head.
A ringing sound.

[Partly imitative and partly alteration of din.]

ding 2

n. Informal
A small dent or nick, as in the body of a car.
tr.v. dinged, ding·ing, dings
1. To dent or nick.
2. To hit or strike: was dinged on the head by a ball.
3. Slang To shoot, especially with a gun.

[From ding, to strike, beat on, pound (from Middle English dingen, probably from Old English *dingan; akin to Old English dengja, dencgan, to beat, strike, and Old Norse dengja, to hammer) and from ding.]
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1. to ring or cause to ring, esp with tedious repetition
2. (tr) another word for din12
3. an imitation or representation of the sound of a bell
4. informal Austral a party or social event
[C13: probably of imitative origin, but influenced by din1 + ring2; compare Old Swedish diunga to beat]


1. to strike; dash down
2. to surpass
[Middle English dingen]
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1. to cause to make a ringing sound.
2. to speak about insistently.
3. to make a ringing sound.
4. to talk insistently.
5. a ringing sound.
[1575–85; see ding -dong]



1. to cause surface damage to: to ding a fender.
2. to strike with force; hit.
3. to rebuke; reprimand.
4. a dent or scratch; nick.
[1250–1300; Middle English dingen,dengen]
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Past participle: dinged
Gerund: dinging

I ding
you ding
he/she/it dings
we ding
you ding
they ding
I dinged
you dinged
he/she/it dinged
we dinged
you dinged
they dinged
Present Continuous
I am dinging
you are dinging
he/she/it is dinging
we are dinging
you are dinging
they are dinging
Present Perfect
I have dinged
you have dinged
he/she/it has dinged
we have dinged
you have dinged
they have dinged
Past Continuous
I was dinging
you were dinging
he/she/it was dinging
we were dinging
you were dinging
they were dinging
Past Perfect
I had dinged
you had dinged
he/she/it had dinged
we had dinged
you had dinged
they had dinged
I will ding
you will ding
he/she/it will ding
we will ding
you will ding
they will ding
Future Perfect
I will have dinged
you will have dinged
he/she/it will have dinged
we will have dinged
you will have dinged
they will have dinged
Future Continuous
I will be dinging
you will be dinging
he/she/it will be dinging
we will be dinging
you will be dinging
they will be dinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dinging
you have been dinging
he/she/it has been dinging
we have been dinging
you have been dinging
they have been dinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dinging
you will have been dinging
he/she/it will have been dinging
we will have been dinging
you will have been dinging
they will have been dinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dinging
you had been dinging
he/she/it had been dinging
we had been dinging
you had been dinging
they had been dinging
I would ding
you would ding
he/she/it would ding
we would ding
you would ding
they would ding
Past Conditional
I would have dinged
you would have dinged
he/she/it would have dinged
we would have dinged
you would have dinged
they would have dinged
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ding - a ringing sound
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.ding - an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)ding - an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
blemish, mar, defect - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
dig - a small gouge (as in the cover of a book); "the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"
Verb1.ding - go `ding dong', like a bell
ring, peal - sound loudly and sonorously; "the bells rang"
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'Ring the bell!' 'Ding, ding, ding!' the very bell is in a hurry.
'Ding! But I dinnot know ought else that cooms near it.'
"Es it ein ganz einfaches Ding," and he began to explain the construction of the machine.
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But Bertran, he haf killed Bimi mit sooch dings as Gott gif him.
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Although 'Ding, Ang Bato' is produced by CSB's dance program in collaboration with other programs, the school tries to professionalize it with illustrious names in the production team -Cris Millado for the libretto and direction, Denisa Reyes and France-based choreographer Ernest Mandap, Ejay Yatco and Jef Flores for music, Joaquin Jose Aranda for the lighting design, Aji Manalo for sound design and Tuxqs Rutaquio for production design.
Ding, 31, looked far off the player who had been made the favourite to be crowned world champion after the first round exit of defending champion Mark Selby and then the second round departure of the five-time champion 'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Ding successfully crossed the finish line in Morocco today as part of her bid to raise funds for two charities, the local daily reported.