- a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
verb (used with object), dinned, din·ning.
- to assail with din.
- to sound or utter with clamor or persistent repetition.
verb (used without object), dinned, din·ning.
- to make a din.
- a formerly used logarithmic expression of the speed of a photographic film, plate, etc, given as –10log 10 E, where E is the exposure of a point 0.1 density units above the fog level; high-speed films have high numbersCompare ISO rating
- a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment
- a loud discordant confused noise
verb dins, dinning or dinned
- (tr usually foll by into) to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
- (tr) to subject to a din
- (intr) to make a din
- a particular religious law; the halacha about something
- the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court
- Islam religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam
Old English dyne (n.), dynian (v.), from Proto-Germanic *duniz (cf. Old Norse dynr, Danish don, Middle Low German don “noise”), from PIE root *dwen- “to make noise” (cf. Sanskrit dhuni “roaring, a torrent”).