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ding (v.)

1819, "to sound as metal when struck," possibly abstracted from ding-dong (1550s), which is of imitative origin. The meaning "to deal heavy blows" is c. 1300, probably from Old Norse dengja "to hammer," perhaps also imitative. Meaning "dent" is 1960s. Related: Dinged; dinging.

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Definitions of ding from WordNet
1
ding (n.)
a ringing sound;
ding (n.)
an impression in a surface (as made by a blow);
Synonyms: dent / gouge / nick
2
ding (v.)
go `ding dong', like a bell;
Synonyms: dong / dingdong
From wordnet.princeton.edu