[ din ]
/ dɪn /


a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.

verb (used with object), dinned, din·ning.

to assail with din.
to sound or utter with clamor or persistent repetition.

verb (used without object), dinned, din·ning.

to make a din.

Nearby words

  1. dimple,
  2. dimpled,
  3. dimpling,
  4. dimpsy,
  5. dimwit,
  6. din-din,
  7. din.,
  8. dinah,
  9. dinan,
  10. dinant

Origin of din

before 900; Middle English din(e) (noun), Old English dyne, dynn; cognate with Old Norse dynr ‘noise’, Old High German tuni, Sanskrit dhuni ‘roaring’

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/ (dɪn) /


a formerly used logarithmic expression of the speed of a photographic film, plate, etc, given as –10log 10 E, where E is the exposure of a point 0.1 density units above the fog level; high-speed films have high numbersCompare ISO rating
a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment

Word Origin for DIN

C20: from German D (eutsche) I (ndustrie) N (orm) German Industry Standard


/ (dɪn) /


a loud discordant confused noise

verb dins, dinning or dinned

(tr usually foll by into) to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
(tr) to subject to a din
(intr) to make a din

Word Origin for din

Old English dynn; compare Old Norse dynr, Old High German tuni


/ (dɪn) /

noun Judaism

a particular religious law; the halacha about something
the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court

Word Origin for din

from Hebrew, literally: judgment


/ (diːn) /


Islam religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam

Word Origin for din

Arabic, related to dain debt

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Word Origin and History for dinned



Old English dyne (n.), dynian (v.), from Proto-Germanic *duniz (cf. Old Norse dynr, Danish don, Middle Low German don "noise"), from PIE root *dwen- "to make noise" (cf. Sanskrit dhuni "roaring, a torrent").

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