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.

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Origin of ding

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

Definition for ding (2 of 2)

ding2
[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for ding (1 of 2)

ding1
/ (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 2)

ding2
/ (dɪŋ) /

verb Scot

to strike; dash down
to surpass

Word Origin for ding

Middle English dingen
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