(Din"gi*ly) adv. In a dingy manner.
(Din"gi*ness), n. Quality of being dingy; a dusky hue.
(Din"gle) n. [Of uncertain origin: cf. AS. ding prison; or perh. akin to dimble.] A narrow dale; a
small dell; a small, secluded, and embowered valley.
(Din"gle-dan`gle) adv. In a dangling manner.
(Din"go) n. (Zoöl.) A wild dog found in Australia, but supposed to have introduced at a very early
period. It has a wolflike face, bushy tail, and a reddish brown color.
(Ding"thrift`) n. A spendthrift. [Obs.]
Wilt thou, therefore, a drunkard be,Drant.
A dingthrift and a knave?
(Din"gy) a. [Compar. Dingier ; superl. Dingiest.] [Prob. fr. dung. Cf. Dungy.] Soiled; sullied; of
a dark or dusky color; dark brown; dirty. "Scraps of dingy paper." Macaulay.
(||Di*nich"thys) n. [NL., fr. Gr. terrible + fish.] (Paleon.) A genus of large extinct Devonian
ganoid fishes. In some parts of Ohio remains of the Dinichthys are abundant, indicating animals twenty
feet in length.
(Din"ing) n. & a. from Dine, a.
Used either adjectively or as the first part of a compound; as, dining hall or dining-hall, dining room,
dining table, etc.
(Dink) a. [Etymol. uncertain.] Trim; neat. [Scot.] Burns. Dink"ly, adv.
(Dink), v. t. To deck; often with out or up. [Scot.]
(Din"mont) n. (Zoöl.) A wether sheep between one and two years old. [Scot.]
(Din"ner) n. [F. dîner, fr. dîner to dine. See Dine.]
1. The principal meal of the day, eaten by most people about midday, but by many (especially in cities)
at a later hour.
2. An entertainment; a feast.
A grand political dinner.Tennyson.
Dinner is much used, in an obvious sense, either adjectively or as the first part of a compound; as, dinner
time, or dinner-time, dinner bell, dinner hour, etc.
(Din"ner*less), a. Having no dinner. Fuller.
(Din"ner*ly), a. Of or pertaining to dinner. [R.]
The dinnerly officer.Copley.
(||Di*noc"e*ras) n. [NL., fr. Gr. terrible + horn.] (Paleon.) A genus of large extinct Eocene
mammals from Wyoming; called also Uintatherium. See Illustration in Appendix.
They were herbivorous, and remarkable for three pairs of hornlike protuberances on the skull. The males
were armed with a pair of powerful canine tusks.