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  1. a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
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verb (used with object), dinned, din·ning.
  1. to assail with din.
  2. to sound or utter with clamor or persistent repetition.
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verb (used without object), dinned, din·ning.
  1. to make a din.
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Origin of din1

before 900; Middle English din(e) (noun), Old English dyne, dynn; cognate with Old Norse dynr ‘noise’, Old High German tuni, Sanskrit dhuni ‘roaring’


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1. uproar. See noise.


[din, deen]
noun (used with a plural verb) Islam.
  1. religion, especially the religious observances of a Muslim.
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Also deen [deen] /din/.

Origin of din2

< Arabic dīn ‘religion’ < Persian dēn


  1. a designation, originating in Germany, of the speed of a particular film emulsion.
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Origin of DIN

< German D(eutsche) I(ndustrie) N(ormen) ‘German industrial standards’ (later construed as Das ist Norm ‘that is (the) standard’), registered mark of the German Institute for Standardization


  1. (in Serbia and Macedonia) dinar; dinars.
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  • The frantic movement and din of shrieks disturbed Uncle Peter.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Groans and cheers were mingled, and his voice at first was drowned by the din.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Amid the din and dust little but destruction can be discerned.

  • The din and roar of life was to him what the voice of the sea is to the sailor.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • The din is so confusing, and your aunt is quite right—one ought to make a list.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

British Dictionary definitions for din


  1. a loud discordant confused noise
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verb dins, dinning or dinned
  1. (tr usually foll by into) to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
  2. (tr) to subject to a din
  3. (intr) to make a din
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Word Origin

Old English dynn; compare Old Norse dynr, Old High German tuni


noun Judaism
  1. a particular religious law; the halacha about something
  2. the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court
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from Hebrew, literally: judgment


  1. Islam religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam
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Arabic, related to dain debt


  1. a formerly used logarithmic expression of the speed of a photographic film, plate, etc, given as –10log 10 E, where E is the exposure of a point 0.1 density units above the fog level; high-speed films have high numbersCompare ISO rating
  2. a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment
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Word Origin

C20: from German D (eutsche) I (ndustrie) N (orm) German Industry Standard


abbreviation for
  1. dinar
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Word Origin and History for din


Old English dyne (n.), dynian (v.), from Proto-Germanic *duniz (cf. Old Norse dynr, Danish don, Middle Low German don "noise"), from PIE root *dwen- "to make noise" (cf. Sanskrit dhuni "roaring, a torrent").

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