droppings vs dung what difference

what is difference between droppings and dung

English

Noun

droppings

  1. plural of dropping


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋ

Etymology 1

From Middle English dung, dunge, donge, from Old English dung (dung; excrement; manure), from Proto-Germanic *dungō (dung), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ- (to cover).

Noun

dung (countable and uncountable, plural dungs)

  1. (uncountable) Manure; animal excrement.
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear, act III, scene iv, line 129
      Poor Tom, that eats the swimming frog, the toad, the todpole, the wall-newt, and the water; that in the fury of his heart, when the foul fiend rages, eats cow-dung for sallets; swallows the old rat and the ditch-dog; drinks the green mantle of the standing pool []
    • 1611, Authorized King James Version, Malachi 2:3
      Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, page 496
      The labourer at the dung cart is paid at 3d. or 4d. a day; and on one estate, Lullington, scattering dung is paid a 5d. the hundred heaps.
  2. (countable) A type of manure, as from a particular species or type of animal.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

dung (third-person singular simple present dungs, present participle dunging, simple past and past participle dunged)

  1. (transitive) To fertilize with dung.
    • a cart he found, That carry’d compost forth to dung the ground
  2. (transitive, calico printing) To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung, done to remove the superfluous mordant.
  3. (intransitive) To release dung: to defecate.
Synonyms
  • (to shit): See Thesaurus:defecate
Translations

Etymology 2

See ding

Verb

dung

  1. (obsolete) past participle of ding

Etymology 3

unknown

Verb

dung (third-person singular simple present dungs, present participle dunging, simple past and past participle dunged)

  1. (colloquial) To discard (especially rubbish); to chuck out.

Etymology 4

Onomatopeia

Interjection

dung

  1. Alternative spelling of dong (sound of a bell)

Anagrams

  • UNDG

Middle English

Noun

dung

  1. Alternative form of donge

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dunɡ/, [duŋɡ]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *dungz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ- (to cover; covering)

Alternative forms

  • ding

Noun

dung f (nominative plural dyng)

  1. dungeon, prison
Declension
Synonyms
  • dimhūs

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *dungō, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ- (to cover).

Alternative forms

  • ding

Noun

dung f

  1. dung, manure
Declension

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *dungiz, *dungaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰengʰ- (to cover).

Noun

dung m or f

  1. weaving, weavingroom

Vietnamese

Alternative forms

  • dong

Etymology

Sino-Vietnamese word from (to tolerate; facial traits). Also from Chinese 婦容 (phụ dung, wifely look).

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [zʊwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [jʊwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [jʊwŋ͡m˧˧]
  • Homophones: Dung, giun, vun, vung

Verb

dung

  1. (archaic or literary) to tolerate

Noun

dung

  1. (Confucianism) beauty, one of the tứ đức (four virtues) that women are supposed to have

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