- to cause to make a ringing sound.
- to speak about insistently.
- to make a ringing sound.
- to talk insistently.
- a ringing sound.
Origin of ding1
- 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.
- dent; nick: The surfboard has a few dings in it from scraping over rocks.
Origin of ding2
Examples from the Web for dinging
But you must remember one thing—that fellow was dinging at him for money.The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch
Some distance away, they could hear the dinging of a cowbell.Dan Carter and the Cub Honor
Mildred A. Wirt
If I'm to have any good, let it come of itself; not to keep dinging it, dinging it into one so.She Stoops to Conquer
Her smile flattered him; her frail, dinging hand flattered him.The Roll-Call
The dinging down of the table was the signal of the rebellious ring leaders for open war.The Provost
- to ring or cause to ring, esp with tedious repetition
- (tr) another word for din 1 (def. 2)
- an imitation or representation of the sound of a bell
- Australian informal a party or social event
- to strike; dash down
- to surpass
Word Origin and History for dinging
1819, "to sound as metal when struck," possibly abstracted from ding-dong, of imitative origin. The meaning "to deal heavy blows" is c.1300, probably from Old Norse dengja "to hammer," perhaps also imitative. Meaning "dent" is 1960s. Related: Dinged; dinging.