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ding

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[ ding ]
/ dɪŋ /
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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

Other definitions 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

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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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