dint definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- force; exertionnow chiefly in by dint of
- a dent
- Archaic a blow
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English dynt ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhen-, to strike from source ding
- to dent
- to drive in with force
dint definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Force or effort; power: succeeded by dint of hard work.
- A dent.
- To put a dent in.
- To impress or drive in forcibly.
Origin: Middle English; see dent1.
dint - Phrases/Idioms
see by dint of.