from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds. See Synonyms at noise.
- transitive v. To stun with deafening noise.
- transitive v. To instill by wearying repetition: dinned the Latin conjugations into the students' heads.
- intransitive v. To make a loud noise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A loud noise; a cacophony or loud commotion.
- v. To be filled with sound; to resound.
- v. To assail with loud noise.
- v. To repeat continuously, as though to the point of deafening or exhausting somebody.
- v. To make a din.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Loud, confused, harsh noise; a loud, continuous, rattling or clanging sound; clamor; roar.
- transitive v. To strike with confused or clanging sound; to stun with loud and continued noise; to harass with clamor.
- transitive v. To utter with a din; to repeat noisily; to ding.
- intransitive v. To sound with a din; a ding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loud noise of some duration; particularly, a rattling, clattering, or resonant sound, long continued: as, the din of arms.
- To strike with continued or confused noise; vex with noise; harass with clamor or persistent protestations.
- To press or force with clamor or with persistent repetition: as, to din one's complaints into everybody's ears.
- To make a noise or clamor.
- n. A judgment.
- n. A law suit; a plea or cause.
- n. A law or precept. There are four rabbinical codes containing all the dinim (precepts), ecclesiastical and secular, by which every dayan, or judge, is guided.
- n. See pahad.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. instill (into a person) by constant repetition
- v. make a resonant sound, like artillery
- n. the act of making a noisy disturbance
- n. a loud harsh or strident noise
Middle English dine, from Old English dyne.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English dyne, from Proto-Germanic * (Wiktionary)
From Old English dynnan, from Proto-Germanic *dunjan, from the same stem as Etymology 1, above. (Wiktionary)