ding

1
[ ding ]
/ dɪŋ /

verb (used with object)

to cause to make a ringing sound.
to speak about insistently.

verb (used without object)

to make a ringing sound.
to talk insistently.

noun

a ringing sound.

Origin of ding

1
First recorded in 1575–85; see origin at ding-dong

Definition for ding (2 of 3)

ding

2
[ ding ]
/ dɪŋ /
Informal.

verb (used with object)

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.

noun

dent; nick: The surfboard has a few dings in it from scraping over rocks.

Origin of ding

2
1250–1300; Middle English dingen, dengen, probably Old English *dingan; akin to Old English dencgan, Old Norse dengja

Definition for ding (3 of 3)

Darling

[ dahr-ling ]
/ ˈdɑr lɪŋ /

noun

Jay Nor·wood [nawr-woo d] /ˈnɔr wʊd/, Ding, 1876–1962, U.S. political cartoonist.
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British Dictionary definitions for ding (1 of 4)

ding

1
/ (dɪŋ) /

verb

to ring or cause to ring, esp with tedious repetition
(tr) another word for din 1 (def. 2)

noun

an imitation or representation of the sound of a bell
Australian informal a party or social event

Word Origin for ding

C13: probably of imitative origin, but influenced by din 1 + ring ²; compare Old Swedish diunga to beat

British Dictionary definitions for ding (2 of 4)

ding

2
/ (dɪŋ) /

verb Scot

to strike; dash down
to surpass

Word Origin for ding

Middle English dingen

British Dictionary definitions for ding (3 of 4)

darling

/ (ˈdɑːlɪŋ) /

noun

a person very much loved: often used as a term of address
a favouritethe teacher's darling

adjective (prenominal)

beloved
much admired; pleasinga darling hat

Word Origin for darling

Old English dēorling; see dear, -ling 1

British Dictionary definitions for ding (4 of 4)

Darling

/ (ˈdɑːlɪŋ) /

noun

Grace. 1815–42, English national heroine, famous for her rescue (1838) of some shipwrecked sailors with her father, a lighthouse keeper
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