ting

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See also: Ting, tīng, tíng, tǐng, and tìng

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

ting

  1. Used to represent the sound of a small bell.
    • Charles Dickens, The Private Theatricals (in Sketches by Boz)
      Ting, ting, ting! went the bell again. Everybody sat down; the curtain shook, rose sufficiently high to display several pair of yellow boots paddling about, and there it remained.

Noun[edit]

ting (plural tings)

  1. The sound made when a small bell is struck.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 36:
      At the same moment the ting of a bell sounded sharply.
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Verb[edit]

ting (third-person singular simple present tings, present participle tinging, simple past and past participle tinged)

  1. To make a ting sound.
    When the microwaved food was ready, the bell tinged.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Chinese (dǐng). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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Noun[edit]

ting (plural tings)

  1. An ancient Chinese vessel with legs and a lid.
  2. The apartment in a Chinese temple where the idol is kept.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ting (plural tings)

  1. (Caribbean, MLE) Alternative form of thing

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ting in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), in turn from Proto-Germanic *þingą. Cognate with modern Icelandic þing (of the same meaning), and fellow Scandinavian languages Swedish and Norwegian Bokmål ting, where the word's meaning has broadened to the sense of thing; any individual object (compare Icelandic hlutur). Also cognate with English thing, Dutch ding, German Ding.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ting c (singular definite tingen, plural indefinite ting)

  1. thing; an individual object

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ting n (singular definite tinget, plural indefinite ting)

  1. thing; a judicial or legislative assembly

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą.

Noun[edit]

ting n (genitive singular tings, plural ting)

  1. parliament
  2. thing

Declension[edit]

Declension of ting
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative ting tingið ting tingini
accusative ting tingið ting tingini
dative tingi tinginum tingum tingunum
genitive tings tingsins tinga tinganna

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ting

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tīng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tíng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǐng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tìng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English thing.

Noun[edit]

ting

  1. thing

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą.

Noun[edit]

ting m (definite singular tingen, indefinite plural ting, definite plural tinga or tingene)

  1. a thing

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ting n (definite singular tinget, indefinite plural ting, definite plural tinga or tingene)

  1. court, assembly

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ting m (definite singular tingen, indefinite plural ting, definite plural tinga)

  1. a thing

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

ting n (definite singular tinget, indefinite plural ting, definite plural tinga)

  1. court, assembly

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish þing, from Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ting n

  1. a thing, an individual object
    Synonym: sak
  2. a thing, a court of law; a judicial or legislative assembly

Declension[edit]

Declension of ting 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ting tinget ting tingen
Genitive tings tingets tings tingens

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse þing (assembly, council, business), from Proto-Germanic *þingą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ting n (definite tingjä)

  1. court session
  2. (indeclinable) thing
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse þinga, from Proto-Germanic *þingōną. Confer tingt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ting (preterite tingä)

  1. to order (goods)