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Definitions of dint

  1. interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by dint of' Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made by violence; a dent. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make a mark or cavity on or in, by a blow or by pressure; to dent. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Force; power; - esp. in the phrase by dint of. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Dent: a mark left by a blow or pressure; force or power: with of; as, the trunk was closed by dint of much effort. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make a mark on or in. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. (orig.) A blow or stroke: the mark left by a blow: force, power. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Mark of a blow; force. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To indent with a blow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To make a dent or dint in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A dent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Active agency; efficacy; as, by dint of hard work. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A blow; a stroke; the mark made by a blow; force; power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Power exerted; effort; force; mark or cavity made by a blow; by dint of, by the force or power of. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Force; power; -- esp. in the phrase by dint of. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. dint, n. a blow or stroke: the mark of a blow (often DENT): force: power (as in 'by dint of').--v.t. to make a dint in. [A.S. dynt, a blow; Scot. dunt, a blow with a dull sound, Ice. dyntr.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. (Archaic) stroke, blow, (whence, mod.) by d. of, by force or means of; mark made by blow or pressure, dent; (vb) mark with dd., dent. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. A blow; a stroke; force or power exerted; the mark made by a blow. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. A blow, a stroke; the mark made by a blow; violence, force, power. Complete Dictionary

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