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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.]
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.]
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]
1. to cause to make a ringing sound.
2. to speak about insistently.v.i.
3. to make a ringing sound.
4. to talk insistently.n.
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.n.
4. a dent or scratch; nick.
[1250–1300; Middle English dingen,dengen]
Past participle: dinged
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|Noun||1.||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)|
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"
|Verb||1.||ding - go `ding dong', like a bell|