To dine with Duke Humphrey, to go without dinner; a phrase common in Elizabethan literature, said
to be from the practice of the poor gentry, who beguiled the dinner hour by a promenade near the tomb
of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, in Old Saint Paul's.
(Dine), v. t.
1. To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed; as, to dine a hundred men.
A table massive enough to have dined Johnnie Armstrong and his merry men.Sir W. Scott.
2. To dine upon; to have to eat. [Obs.] "What will ye dine." Chaucer.
(Din"er) n. One who dines.
(Din"er-out`) n. One who often takes his dinner away from home, or in company.
A brilliant diner-out, though but a curate.Byron.
(Di*net"ic*al) a. [Gr. to whirl round.] Revolving on an axis. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Ding) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dinged Dang or Dung (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Dinging.] [OE. dingen,
dengen; akin to AS. dencgan to knock, Icel. dengja to beat, hammer, Sw. dänga, 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.
(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]
(Ding), n. A thump or stroke, especially of a bell.
(Ding"dong`) n. [See Ding.]
1. The sound of, or as of, repeated strokes on a metallic body, as a bell; a repeated and monotonous
2. (Horol.) An attachment to a clock by which the quarter hours are struck upon bells of different tones.
(Din"gey Din"gy, Din"ghy), n. [Bengalee dingi.]
1. A kind of boat used in the East Indies. [Written also dinghey.] Malcom.
2. A ship's smallest boat.
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