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dint

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noun \ˈdint\

Definition of dint

  1. 1 archaic :  blow, stroke

  2. 2 :  force, power

  3. 3 :  2dent

by dint of
  1. :  by force of :  because of <succeeded by dint of hard work>



Examples of dint in a sentence

  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


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dint

verb

Definition of dint

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a dent in

  3. 2 :  to impress or drive in with force



1597

First Known Use of dint

1597



DINT Defined for Kids

dint

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noun \ˈdint\

Definition of dint for Students

  1. :  the force or power of something —used in the phrase by dint of <They succeeded by dint of hard work.>




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