dint


1dint

noun \ˈdint\

Definition of DINT

1
archaic :  blow, stroke
2
:  force, power
3
:  2dent
by dint of
:  by force of :  because of <succeeded by dint of hard work>

Examples of DINT

  1. <left a small dint in the car's fender>

Origin of DINT

Middle English, from Old English dynt; akin to Old Norse dyntr noise
First Known Use: before 12th century

2dint

verb

Definition of DINT

transitive verb
1
:  to make a dent in
2
:  to impress or drive in with force

First Known Use of DINT

1597

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