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ding1

[ding] /dɪŋ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cause to make a ringing sound.
2.
to speak about insistently.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make a ringing sound.
4.
to talk insistently.
noun
5.
a ringing sound.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; see ding-dong

ding2

[ding] /dɪŋ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cause surface damage to; dent:
Flying gravel had dinged the car's fenders.
2.
to strike with force; hit:
The catcher was dinged on the shoulder by a wild throw.
3.
to blackball:
Only one freshman was dinged by the fraternity.
noun
4.
dent; nick:
The surfboard has a few dings in it from scraping over rocks.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English dingen, dengen, probably Old English *dingan; akin to Old English dencgan, Old Norse dengja

Darling

[dahr-ling] /ˈdɑr lɪŋ/
noun
1.
Jay Norwood
[nawr-woo d] /ˈnɔr wʊd/ (Show IPA),
("Ding") 1876–1962, U.S. political cartoonist.
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Examples for ding
  • The number of points attendance is worth would only ding you a letter grade.
  • The annual ding-dong over bank bonuses is under way.
  • Every time you ding, you're given the choice of upgrade cards.
British Dictionary definitions for ding

ding1

/dɪŋ/
verb
1.
to ring or cause to ring, esp with tedious repetition
2.
(transitive) another word for din1 (sense 2)
noun
3.
an imitation or representation of the sound of a bell
4.
(Austral, informal) a party or social event
Word Origin
C13: probably of imitative origin, but influenced by din1 + ring²; compare Old Swedish diunga to beat

ding2

/dɪŋ/
verb (Scot)
1.
to strike; dash down
2.
to surpass
Word Origin
Middle English dingen

darling

/ˈdɑːlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a person very much loved: often used as a term of address
2.
a favourite the teacher's darling
adjective (prenominal)
3.
beloved
4.
much admired; pleasing a darling hat
Word Origin
Old English dēorling; see dear, -ling1

Darling

/ˈdɑːlɪŋ/
noun
1.
Grace. 1815–42, English national heroine, famous for her rescue (1838) of some shipwrecked sailors with her father, a lighthouse keeper
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Word Origin and History for ding
darling
O.E. deorling, double dim. of deor "dear." The vowel shift from -e- to -a- (16c.) is usual for -er- followed by a consonant. "It is better to be An olde mans derlyng, than a yong mans werlyng" (1562).
ding
1819, "to sound as metal when struck," possibly abstracted from ding-dong (1659), of imitative origin. The verb meaning "to deal heavy blows" is c.1300, probably from O.N. dengja "to hammer." Meaning "dent" is 1960s. Dinger "something superlative" (e.g. humdinger) is from 1809, Amer.Eng. Ding-a-ling "one who is crazy" is 1935, from notion of hearing bells in the head.
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Slang definitions & phrases for ding

ding

modifier

Homeless: in the ding camp at San Jose

noun
  1. A blow; a buffet: We get a ding a day from the Chinese (1825+)
  2. : She got six yeahs and five dings
  3. A letter rejecting one's application for a job or interview: most disappointed in the dings that come on postcards (1930+ College students)
  4. A dent: Not a nick. Not a ding. Nary a scratch (1960s+)
verb
  1. To go on the road as a hobo; bum: When you go bumming, you go dinging (1950s+ Hoboes)
  2. To beg; bum, panhandle (1950s+ Hoboes)
  3. To vote against a candidate for membership; blackball •An 1812 sense was ''to drop someone's acquaintance totally'' (1930+ College students)
  4. To administer a reprimand or an adverse appraisal: If we dinged people, very seldom did they get jobs (1970+ Army)
Related Terms

ring-a-ding-ding, ring-dang-do, ring-ding


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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ding in Technology


1. Synonym for feep. Usage: rare among hackers, but commoner in the Real World.
2. "dinged": What happens when someone in authority gives you a minor bitching about something, especially something trivial. "I was dinged for having a messy desk."
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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ding in the Bible

Ps. 22:20; 35:17) means an "only one."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for ding

type of ancient Chinese cooking or holding vessel, usually with two handles on the rim, that is supported by three or four columnar legs.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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