Ding Definition

dĭng
dinged, dinging, dings
verb
dinged, dinging, dings
To make ring.
Webster's New World
To make a sound like that of a bell; ring.
Webster's New World
To make a small dent in.
Webster's New World
To strike; hit.
Webster's New World
To hit or strike.
Was dinged on the head by a ball.
American Heritage
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noun
dings
The sound of a bell.
Webster's New World
A small dent.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

(colloquial) A rejection.

Wiktionary

(colloquial) To fire or reject.

His top school dinged him last week.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
nickgougedent
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Other Word Forms of Ding

Noun

Singular:
ding
Plural:
dings

Origin of Ding

  • From Middle English dingen, dyngen (strong verb), perhaps from the merger of Old English dengan (“ to ding, beat, strike”, weak verb) and Old Norse dengja (“to hammer”, weak verb); both from Proto-Germanic *dangijaną (“to beat, hammer, peen”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰen- (“to beat, push”). Cognate with Icelandic dengja (“to hammer”), Swedish dänga (“to bang, beat”), Danish dænge (“to bang, beat”), German tengeln, dengeln (“to peen”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From ding to strike, beat on, pound (from Middle English dingen) (Old Norse dengja) and from ding

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Partly imitative and partly alteration of din

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Romanized from Mandarin (dǐng)

    From Wiktionary

  • Onomatopoeic. Compare ding-dong,

    From Wiktionary

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