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dint


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dint  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dint  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dint 
  n  :  interchangeable  with  `means'  in  the  expression  `by  dint  of' 




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