Ding is a Mandarin Chinese surname meaning the fourth of seven levels of heaven, with the seventh level being the highest in Islamic and cabalist doctrine.

See: The Fourth Heaven

Afrikaans word meaning "thing". Plural ]form] : "Dinge". The grammatically incorrect version, "Dinges", is used as a polite way to refer to faeces, therefore also meaning "nonsense" like in the usage of "shit" in "You're talking shit".

Dilbert = D = dink

ding n.,vi.

1. Synonym for feep. Usage: rare among hackers, but more common in the Real World. 2. `dinged': What happens when someone in authority gives you a minor bitching about something, esp. something trivial. "I was dinged for having a messy desk."

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

"Ding" is an exclamation used by players of MMORPGs to indicate that their character has just leveled. As with most MMORPG terms and conventions, "ding" originated in the game EverQuest because of the ding-like sound that accompanies a character's advancing in level. Still used in games like World of WarCraft, despite the fact that leveling in WoW does not cause a "ding" sound to play.

Ding (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dinged (?), Dang (Obs.), or Dung (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Dinging.] [OE. dingen, dengen; akin to AS. dencgan to knock, Icel. dengja to beat, hammer, Sw. danga, G. dengeln.]

1.

To dash; to throw violently.

[Obs.]

To ding the book a coit's distance from him. Milton.

2.

To cause to sound or ring.

To ding (anything) in one's ears, to impress one by noisy repetition, as if by hammering.

 

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Ding, v. i.

1.

To strike; to thump; to pound.

[Obs.]

Diken, or delven, or dingen upon sheaves. Piers Plowman.

2.

To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.

The fretful tinkling of the convent bell evermore dinging among the mountain echoes. W. Irving.

3.

To talk with vehemence, importunity, or reiteration; to bluster.

[Low]

 

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Ding, n.

A thump or stroke, especially of a bell.

 

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