Ding vs Xing - What's the difference?

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Etymology 1

From (etyl) dingen, .


(en noun)
  • (informal) Very minor damage, a small dent or chip.
  • (colloquial) A rejection.
  • I just got my first ding letter.


  • To sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang.
  • The elevator dinged and the doors opened.
  • To hit or strike.
  • To dash; to throw violently.
  • * Milton
  • to ding the book a coit's distance from him
  • To inflict minor damage upon, especially by hitting or striking.
  • If you surf regularly, then you're going to ding your board. — BBC surfing Wales [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/surfing/sites/features/pages/dings.shtml]
  • (colloquial) To fire or reject.
  • His top school dinged him last week.
  • (colloquial) To deduct, as points, from another, in the manner of a penalty.
  • My bank dinged me three bucks for using their competitor's ATM.
  • (golf) To mishit (a golf ball).
  • Derived terms
    * ding up

    Etymology 2

    Onomatopoeic.English onomatopoeias Compare ,


    (en noun)
  • A high-pitched sound of a bell, especially with wearisome continuance.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make high-pitched sound like a bell.
  • * Washington Irving
  • The fretful tinkling of the convent bell evermore dinging among the mountain echoes.
  • To keep repeating; impress by reiteration, with reference to the monotonous striking of a bell.
  • * 1884 , Oswald Crawfurd, English comic dramatists :
  • If I'm to have any good, let it come of itself; not keep dinging' it, ' dinging it into one so.
  • (intransitive, colloquial, gaming) To level up
  • See also
    * ding dong

    Etymology 3

    Romanized from (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • Ancient Chinese vessel with legs and a lid; also called ting.
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    Alternative forms

    * x-ing, Xing, X-ing

    Usage notes

    Primarily used on road signs – see (road crossing). Compare with crossbuck symbol. ----