[ din ]
/ dɪn /


a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.

verb (used with object), dinned, din·ning.

to assail with din.
to sound or utter with clamor or persistent repetition.

verb (used without object), dinned, din·ning.

to make a din.

Words nearby din

Origin of din

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

Definition for din (2 of 4)

[ din, deen ]
/ dɪn, din /

noun (used with a plural verb) Islam.

religion, especially the religious observances of a Muslim.
Also deen [deen] /din/.

Origin of din

< Arabic dīn ‘religion’ < Persian dēn

Definition for din (3 of 4)



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

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

Definition for din (4 of 4)


(in Serbia and Macedonia) dinar; dinars.
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British Dictionary definitions for din (1 of 5)

/ (dɪn) /


a loud discordant confused noise

verb dins, dinning or dinned

(tr usually foll by into) to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
(tr) to subject to a din
(intr) to make a din

Word Origin for din

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

British Dictionary definitions for din (2 of 5)

/ (dɪn) /

noun Judaism

a particular religious law; the halacha about something
the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court

Word Origin for din

from Hebrew, literally: judgment

British Dictionary definitions for din (3 of 5)

/ (diːn) /


Islam religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam

Word Origin for din

Arabic, related to dain debt

British Dictionary definitions for din (4 of 5)

/ (dɪn) /


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
a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment

Word Origin for DIN

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

British Dictionary definitions for din (5 of 5)


abbreviation for

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