• WordNet 3.6
    • v ding go `ding dong', like a bell
    • n ding an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
    • n ding a ringing sound
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong. In 1990, the population was only twenty-two people
    • n Ding A thump or stroke, especially of a bell.
    • Ding To cause to sound or ring.
    • Ding To dash; to throw violently. "To ding the book a coit's distance from him."
    • Ding To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang. "The fretful tinkling of the convent bell evermore dinging among the mountain echoes."
    • Ding To strike; to thump; to pound. "Diken, or delven, or dingen upon sheaves."
    • Ding To talk with vehemence, importunity, or reiteration; to bluster.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ding To strike; beat; throw or dash with violence.
    • ding To prove too much for; beat; nonplus.
    • ding To beat; thrash.
    • ding To strike.
    • ding To bluster; storm.
    • ding To descend; fall; come down: used as in the phrase “It's dingin' on,” applied to a fall of rain or snow.
    • ding To be defeated or overturned; yield.
    • ding To sound, as a bell; ring, especially with wearisome continuance.
    • ding To keep repeating; impress by reiteration: with reference to the monotonous striking of a bell.
    • ding Same as dang.
    • n ding An obsolete variant of dung.Compare dingy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ding ding to throw, dash, or hurl: to beat: :
    • v.i Ding ding to ring, keep sounding
    • v.t Ding to reiterate to a wearisome degree
    • v.t Ding ding (arch.) to urge or enforce
    • v.t Ding ding (Scot.) to defeat, non-plus—also, as v.i., to be defeated: to descend, fall, as of continued heavy rain or snow falling
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    “I want to put a ding in the universe.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dingen, dengen,; akin to AS. dencgan, to knock, Icel. dengja, to beat, hammer, Sw. dänga, G. dengeln,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. dingen; cf. Ice. dengja, Sw. dänga, to bang.


In literature:

Skip squir'l, ying-ding-did-lum; Skip squir'l, all dress in gray.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Not even now, for the bell is ringing and singing its loud Ding-dong, ding-dong!
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
So I thought my chance had come to see some fighting of real ding-dong nature by paying Don Carlos a personal visit.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Two nurses came forward, and Elizabeth watched their bearing towards Dings with jealous eyes.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
Ding it all to gosh, here it is after one o'clock an' you still talkin'.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
While he insisted, one of the dragoons said, The devil ding your back in twa: have ye a coach and six for her and the children?
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
Heigh ding a ding, what shall I sing?
"The Only True Mother Goose Melodies" by Munroe and Francis
Since I've got salvation, I feel so happy, that I could ding the whole slammed thing to bits!
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Shust dis morning alretty I didt it der same ding.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
Clash, clang, hammer, ding, dong, bell.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

In poetry:

Elk ding krijgt zijn gouden naam
Eens in schoonheids vol verzaam
Als al schoone dingen zijn
Zonneklaar en zonder schijn.
"Namen" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
But when the tempests loudly roar,
And heavy clouds begin to low'r,
Then instantly the rain did pour,
Or hail or snaw,
A miser's glundie wife, that's doure,
Doth ding them a'.
"The Miser's Glundie Wife" by Susannah Hawkins
Hark! the bell for the train! "Come along! Come along!
For there is n't a second to lose."
"ALL ABOARD!" (He holds on.) "Fsht I ding-dong! Fsht! ding-dong!"--
You can follow on foot, if you choose.
"The Old Man Of The Sea" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Das Uebel", schreit der Aberwitz,
"Hat unter uns sein Reich gewonnen."
Wohl gut, doch ist des Guten Sitz
In ungezaehlten groessern Sonnen.
Der Dinge Reihen zu erfuellen,
Schuf jenes Gott mit Widerwillen.
"Die Lehrende Astronomie" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
It was a lover and his lass
With a hey and a ho, and a hey-nonino!
That o'er the green corn-field did pass
In the spring time, the only pretty sing time,
When birds do sing hey ding a ding:
Sweet lovers love the Spring.
"It Was A Lover And His Lass" by William Shakespeare
And therefore take the present time
With a hey and a ho and a hey-nonino!
For love is crowned with the prime
In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do you sing hey ding a ding:
Sweet lovers love the Spring.
"It Was A Lover And His Lass" by William Shakespeare

In news:

THE WORD on Michael Vick and his dinged ribs is this, after a day of practice at the NovaCare Complex.
Staff photo/Angie Klosterman: Memorial High School National Honor Society officers Anthony Tenney and Sarah Wilker put together meals during the NHS club's Wing Ding fundraiser on Friday.
Add Kwame Watson-Siriboe's name to the list of dinged Real Salt Lake center backs.
NEW YORK Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies Ding Dongs and other snacks, has received approval from a bankruptcy court judge to wind down its business and sell all of its assets.
IRVING, Texas — Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business.
Ford's graffiti war dings businesses, non-profits.
Like going to the grocery store and parking your new car away from others so it won't get a ding in the door.
The Hostess Brands Inc shutdown is still leaving consumers reeling as they ponder a potential future without Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos.
Sports Council hopes to benefit from Ding's high energy, profile.
John Bohn Kat Ding, an NCAA All-American gymnast, who recently finished her career at the University of Georgia, is now serving as the spokesperson for the Gwinnett Sports Council.
Shoppers are buying up every last Twinkie and Ding Dong they can get their hands on as Hostess shuts its doors.
The mad-dash to buy up every ding-dong, may have been unnecessary.
Jamie Foxx Impersonates Tyler Perry's Madea, Hostess Snack Cake Ding-Dong on SNL.
Weeks after the sudden bankruptcy and closure of Hostess , Foxx dressed as dearly departed snack cake Ding Dong to lament the amount of attention given to his "snack brother from another batter": Twinkie.
Don't Make The Ding Dong Upset.

In science:

The chiral extrapolations are made using various fit forms inclu ding ones with the staggered cPT, the continuum cPT and a simple linear ansatz.
Full determination of the CKM matrix using recent results from lattice QCD
The problem of perturbation from symmetry of elliptic systems have been treated, to our knowledge, only by Clapp, Ding and Hernandez-Linares in [CDH-L].
Perturbation from symmetry and multiplicity of solutions for strongly indefinite elliptic systems
This theorem is a version of the Mountain Pass Theorem of Ambrosetti and Rabinowitz for strongly indefinite symmetric functionals, due to de Figueiredo and Ding (see [dFD]).
Perturbation from symmetry and multiplicity of solutions for strongly indefinite elliptic systems
Ding, Strongly indefinite functionals and multiple solutions of el liptic systems, Trans.
Perturbation from symmetry and multiplicity of solutions for strongly indefinite elliptic systems
The measurements by Illingworth Illingworth ’s paper (1927) illustrates how a full understan ding of analysis techniques is very important when designing an experiment.
An Explanation of Dayton Miller's Anomalous "Ether Drift" Result