- to cause to make a ringing sound.
- to speak about insistently.
- to make a ringing sound.
- to talk insistently.
- a ringing sound.
Origin of ding1
- to cause surface damage to; dent: Flying gravel had dinged the car's fenders.
- to strike with force; hit: The catcher was dinged on the shoulder by a wild throw.
- to blackball: Only one freshman was dinged by the fraternity.
- dent; nick: The surfboard has a few dings in it from scraping over rocks.
Origin of ding2
- Jay Nor·wood [nawr-woo d] /ˈnɔr wʊd/, Ding, 1876–1962, U.S. political cartoonist.
Examples from the Web for ding
She was going to be a point person on health-care reform, and they needed to ding her.Will Kathleen Sebelius Win in the End? Legacy Tied to Obamacare’s Outcome
April 11, 2014
Holmes and Rahe used 300 (ding ding ding) as the cutoff to predict a high risk of illness.Being Unemployed Could Help Cause a Heart Attack, Researchers Find
November 21, 2012
There he urged family-appointed lawyers Ding Xikun and Si Weijiang not to abandon the defense of Chen Kegui.Chen's Brother Likely Returned to Village, Despite Retaliation Danger
May 25, 2012
I woke up to the morning like any other, to the "ding ding" of the instant messenger letting me know my husband was online.A Military Widow on Memorial Day: Remembering My Husband
May 28, 2011
Gol ding yeh, I'll shove this knife in behind your ear if you don't tell!The Flaming Jewel
Robert W. Chambers
She must get through the day without him, ding, dong, she must get through all the years!Mistress Anne
Ding it all to gosh, here it is after one o'clock an' you still talkin'.Anderson Crow, Detective
George Barr McCutcheon
The word of command for all hands to begin their work is ‘Ding!’
When fishermen throw their catch down into the hold, they are said to ding it.
- to ring or cause to ring, esp with tedious repetition
- (tr) another word for din 1 (def. 2)
- an imitation or representation of the sound of a bell
- Australian informal a party or social event
- to strike; dash down
- to surpass
- a person very much loved: often used as a term of address
- a favouritethe teacher's darling
- much admired; pleasinga darling hat
- Grace. 1815–42, English national heroine, famous for her rescue (1838) of some shipwrecked sailors with her father, a lighthouse keeper
Word Origin and History for ding
1819, "to sound as metal when struck," possibly abstracted from ding-dong, of imitative origin. The meaning "to deal heavy blows" is c.1300, probably from Old Norse dengja "to hammer," perhaps also imitative. Meaning "dent" is 1960s. Related: Dinged; dinging.
Old English deorling "darling, favorite minion," double diminutive of deor "dear" (see dear (adj.)). The vowel shift from -e- to -a- (16c.) is usual for -er- followed by a consonant. "It is better to be An olde mans derlyng, than a yong mans werlyng" (1562).