AskDefine | Define dint

Dictionary Definition

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

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English

Etymology

From dynt.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. force; power; -- esp. in the phrase by dint of.
  2. dent
  3. blow, stroke
    • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,
      Ayein his dyntez sore ye may not yow defende.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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