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Dint

Dint Meaning & Definition
Dint Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Dint?

[n] interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by dint of'

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See Also | agency | means | way

Dint In Webster's Dictionary

\Dint\, n. [OE. dint, dent, dunt, a blow, AS. dynt; akin to Icel. dyntr a dint, dynta to dint, and perh. to L. fendere (in composition). Cf. 1st {Dent}, {Defend}.] 1. A blow; a stroke. [Obs.] ``Mortal dint.'' --Milton. ``Like thunder's dint.'' --Fairfax. 2. The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made by violence; a dent. --Dryden. Every dint a sword had beaten in it [the shield]. --Tennyson. 3. Force; power; -- esp. in the phrase by dint of. Now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel The dint of pity. --Shak. It was by dint of passing strength That he moved the massy stone at length. --Sir W. Scott.
\Dint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dinted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dinting}.] To make a mark or cavity on or in, by a blow or by pressure; to dent. --Donne. Tennyson.

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