- 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 dings
Dings had dropped her new wealth and was standing with a dubious face.Tales of Space and Time
Herbert George Wells
I swear positif to de prisoner, his face, his figure, above all dings to his eyes.'Nevermore
"I cannot tispose of dings dot are not mine," the good German answered simply.Cousin Pons
Honore de Balzac
By dot time I had learned some dings about der monkey peoples.Life's Handicap
Now this is my misfortune—I dare not speak in the house, while that jade Gipsy dings about like a fury.The Beaux-Stratagem
- 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 dings
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.