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Dang, another flat tire!
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ding \Ding\ (d[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dinged, Dang (Obs.), or Dung (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Dinging.] [OE. dingen, dengen; akin to AS. dencgan to knock, Icel. dengja to beat, hammer, Sw. d["a]nga, G. dengeln.]

  1. To dash; to throw violently. [Obs.]

    To ding the book a coit's distance from him.

  2. To cause to sound or ring.

    To ding (anything) in one's ears, to impress one by noisy repetition, as if by hammering.


Dang \Dang\, imp. of Ding. [Obs.]


Dang \Dang\, v. t. [Cf. Ding.] To dash. [Obs.]

Till she, o'ercome with anguish, shame, and rage, Danged down to hell her loathsome carriage.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1781 (in Sophia Lee's comedy "A Chapter of Accidents," which was acted first in 1780), euphemism for damn.


Etymology 1

  1. (context euphemistic English) damn. interj. (context euphemistic English) damn. v

  2. (context euphemistic English) damn. Etymology 2

    vb. (context obsolete English) (en-simple past of: ding) Etymology 3

    vb. (context transitive obsolete English) To dash.

Dang (surname)

Dang (鄭, 黨, 唐, 滕) is a Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian and German surname. It thus has its sources from both Asiatic languages and Indo-European languages. The two branches are thought to be unrelated.


Dang may refer to:

  • Dang District, Nepal
  • Dang District, India, also known as the Dangs
  • Dang, Uttar Pradesh, a village in India
  • Dang, Iran, a village in Fars Province, Iran
  • Dang Valley, a valley in western Nepal
  • Dang, a surname with origins in both Asiatic and Indo-European languages
  • Dang, a pseudonym of Dan Gordon the animator
  • "Dang", a minced oath for the English profanity "damnation"
  • Dang, a form of undershirt worn in Han China
Dang (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Dang assembly constituency is one of the 182 assembly constituencies of Gujarat. It is located in Dang District. This seat is reserved for member of scheduled tribes.

Usage examples of "dang".

According to it, the Franks, uniting with the barons of Antioch and its fiefs, abetted by certain Knights Templars and whatever forces could be recruited in Tripoli and Jerusalem, would go against Islam in the east and north, rescue Edessa, and repair the bulwarks of Antioch against the danger of invasion.

Finally, he points out the practical bearing of the subject--for example, the probability of calculus causing sudden suppression of urine in such cases--and also the danger of surgical interference, and suggests the possibility of diagnosing the condition by ascertaining the absence of the opening of one ureter in the bladder by means of the cystoscope, and also the likelihood of its occurring where any abnormality of the genital organs is found, especially if this be unilateral.

Archimages have included shielding aborigines who were in danger of being exterminated by hostile humans, and collecting and disposing of dangerous or inappropriate artifacts of the Vanished Ones that turned up in the ancient ruined cities.

Dane saw the gray of Shver skin, black-clothed, and the tension accelerated into danger.

I told her to keep quiet, but, being anxious not to frighten her, I dared not acquaint her with the danger we were running.

The Adelantado, hearing the cries, left Castaneda in his place to collect the people who had not come up, who were at least half the force, and went himself to see if they were in any danger.

A long siege and an artful negotiation, admonished the king of the Franks of the danger and difficulty of his enterprise.

Without depending on prayers or miracles, he boldly armed against the public enemy, and his pastoral letters admonished the Italians of their danger and their duty.

Edeco, who had been commanded to seize and bind the presumptuous strangers, admonished Roderic of the magnitude of the danger.

FELLOW-CITIZENS:--When the General Assembly, now about adjourning, assembled in November last, from the bankrupt state of the public treasury, the pecuniary embarrassments prevailing in every department of society, the dilapidated state of the public works, and the impending danger of the degradation of the State, you had a right to expect that your representatives would lose no time in devising and adopting measures to avert threatened calamities, alleviate the distresses of the people, and allay the fearful apprehensions in regard to the future prosperity of the State.

The scene was immediately acted with great success, and our hero cooped up in his cage, where he waited so long, that his desires began to subside, and his imagination to aggravate the danger of his situation.

There is no question that the world would be better off if Saddam did not have these weapons, but the danger is considerably less than if Saddam were allowed to acquire nuclear weapons, which he believes will deter the United States and Israel and thereby would encourage him to engage in the kind of foreign aggression that would be likely to provoke a nuclear crisis.

That was ail they would allow themselves until they were back across the border and out of danger.

Though he had been ailing for years, as has been stated, yet his wonderful energy of mind made it appear to many that there was no immediate danger of his life.

Unfortunately, sleep had conquered her before your departure, and she only woke when the alarum struck, too late to detain you, for you had rushed with the haste of a man who is flying from some terrible danger.