Meaning of dint in English
EtymologyOld English dynt ‘stroke with a weapon’, reinforced in Middle English by the related Old Norse word dyntr; of unknown ultimate origin. Compare with dent
Definitions1. interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by dint of'
- « Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work. » Anna Pavlova