Singular Nouns Starting with D
Dab (n.) A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert.
Dab (n.) A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.
Dab (n.) A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.
Dab (n.) A small mass of anything soft or moist.
Dabb (n.) A large, spine-tailed lizard (Uromastix spinipes), found in Egypt, Arabia, and Palestine; -- called also dhobb, and dhabb.
Dabber (n.) That with which one dabs; hence, a pad or other device used by printers, engravers, etc., as for dabbing type or engraved plates with ink.
Dabbler (n.) One who dabbles.
Dabbler (n.) One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial meddler.
Dabchick (n.) A small water bird (Podilymbus podiceps), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; -- called also dapchick, dobchick, dipchick, didapper, dobber, devil-diver, hell-diver, and pied-billed grebe.
Daboia (n.) A large and highly venomous Asiatic viper (Daboia xanthica).
Dabster (n.) One who is skilled; a master of his business; a proficient; an adept.
Dace (n.) A small European cyprinoid fish (Squalius leuciscus or Leuciscus vulgaris); -- called also dare.
Dachshund (n.) One of a breed of small dogs with short crooked legs, and long body; -- called also badger dog. There are two kinds, the rough-haired and the smooth-haired.
Dacian (n.) A native of ancient Dacia.
Dacoit (n.) One of a class of robbers, in India, who act in gangs.
Dacoity (n.) The practice of gang robbery in India; robbery committed by dacoits.
Dactyl (n.) A poetical foot of three sylables (-- ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tegm/n/, E. mer\b6ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger.
Dactyl (n.) A finger or toe; a digit.
Dactyl (n.) The claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean.
Dactylet (n.) A dactyl.
Dactylic (n.) A
Dactylic (n.) Dactylic meters.
Dactylioglyph (n.) An engraver of gems for rings and other ornaments.
Dactylioglyph (n.) The inscription of the engraver's name on a finger ring or gem.
Dactylioglyphi (n.) The art or process of gem engraving.
Dactyliography (n.) The art of writing or engraving upon gems.
Dactyliography (n.) In general, the literature or history of the art.
Dactyliology (n.) That branch of archaeology which has to do with gem engraving.
Dactyliology (n.) That branch of archaeology which has to do with finger rings.
Dactyliomancy (n.) Divination by means of finger rings.
Dactylist (n.) A writer of dactylic verse.
Dactylitis (n.) An inflammatory affection of the fingers.
Dactylology (n.) The art of communicating ideas by certain movements and positions of the fingers; -- a method of conversing practiced by the deaf and dumb.
Dactylomancy (n.) Dactyliomancy.
Dactylonomy (n.) The art of numbering or counting by the fingers.
Dactylotheca (n.) The scaly covering of the toes, as in birds.
Dactylozooid (n.) A kind of zooid of Siphonophora which has an elongated or even vermiform body, with one tentacle, but no mouth. See Siphonophora.
Dad (n.) Father; -- a word sometimes used by children.
Daddock (n.) The rotten body of a tree.
Daddy (n.) Diminutive of Dad.
Dado (n.) That part of a pedestal included between the base and the cornice (or surbase); the die. See Illust. of Column.
Dado (n.) In any wall, that part of the basement included between the base and the base course. See Base course, under Base.
Dado (n.) In interior decoration, the lower part of the wall of an apartment when adorned with moldings, or otherwise specially decorated.
Daff (n.) A stupid, blockish fellow; a numskull.
Daffodil (n.) A plant of the genus Asphodelus.
Daffodil (n.) A plant of the genus Narcissus (N. Pseudo-narcissus). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also daffodilly, daffadilly, daffadowndilly, daffydowndilly, etc.
Daftness (n.) The quality of being daft.
Dag (n.) A dagger; a poniard.
Dag (n.) A large pistol formerly used.
Dag (n.) The unbranched antler of a young deer.
Dag (n.) A misty shower; dew.
Dag (n.) A loose end; a dangling shred.
Dagger (n.) A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde, Anlace.
Dagger (n.) A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [/]. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; -- called also obelisk.
Dagger (n.) A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.
Daggle-tail (n.) A slovenly woman; a slattern; a draggle-tail.
Daglock (n.) A dirty or clotted lock of wool on a sheep; a taglock.
Dago (n.) A nickname given to a person of Spanish (or, by extension, Portuguese or Italian) descent.
Dagoba (n.) A dome-shaped structure built over relics of Buddha or some Buddhist saint.
Dagon (n.) A slip or piece.
Dagswain (n.) A coarse woolen fabric made of daglocks, or the refuse of wool.
Daguerreotype (n.) An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury.
Daguerreotype (n.) The process of taking such pictures.
Daguerreotyper (n.) Alt. of Daguerreotypist
Daguerreotypist (n.) One who takes daguerreotypes.
Daguerreotypy (n.) The art or process of producing pictures by method of Daguerre.
Dahabeah (n.) A Nile boat constructed on the model of a floating house, having large lateen sails.
Dahlia (n.) A genus of plants native to Mexico and Central America, of the order Compositae; also, any plant or flower of the genus. The numerous varieties of cultivated dahlias bear conspicuous flowers which differ in color.
Dahlin (n.) A variety of starch extracted from the dahlia; -- called also inulin. See Inulin.
Daily (n.) A publication which appears regularly every day; as, the morning dailies.
Daimio (n.) The title of the feudal nobles of Japan.
Daint (n.) Something of exquisite taste; a dainty.
Daintiness (n.) The quality of being dainty; nicety; niceness; elegance; delicacy; deliciousness; fastidiousness; squeamishness.
Daintrel (n.) Adelicacy.
Dainty (n.) Value; estimation; the gratification or pleasure taken in anything.
Dainty (n.) That which is delicious or delicate; a delicacy.
Dainty (n.) A term of fondness.
Dairy (n.) The place, room, or house where milk is kept, and converted into butter or cheese.
Dairy (n.) That department of farming which is concerned in the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.
Dairy (n.) A dairy farm.
Dairying (n.) The business of conducting a dairy.
Dairymaid (n.) A female servant whose business is the care of the dairy.
Dairyman (n.) A man who keeps or takes care of a dairy.
Dairywoman (n.) A woman who attends to a dairy.
Dais (n.) The high or principal table, at the end of a hall, at which the chief guests were seated; also, the chief seat at the high table.
Dais (n.) A platform slightly raised above the floor of a hall or large room, giving distinction to the table and seats placed upon it for the chief guests.
Dais (n.) A canopy over the seat of a person of dignity.
Daisy (n.) A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family Compositae. The common English and classical daisy is B. prennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays.
Daisy (n.) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed.
Dak (n.) Post; mail; also, the mail or postal arrangements; -- spelt also dawk, and dauk.
Daker (n.) Alt. of Dakir
Dakir (n.) A measure of certain commodities by number, usually ten or twelve, but sometimes twenty; as, a daker of hides consisted of ten skins; a daker of gloves of ten pairs.
Dakoit (n.) Alt. of Dakoity
Dakoity (n.) See Dacoit, Dacoity.
Dal (n.) Split pulse, esp. of Cajanus Indicus.
Dale (n.) A low place between hills; a vale or valley.
Dale (n.) A trough or spout to carry off water, as from a pump.
Dalesman (n.) One living in a dale; -- a term applied particularly to the inhabitants of the valleys in the north of England, Norway, etc.
Dalliance (n.) The act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of caresses; wanton play.
Dalliance (n.) Delay or procrastination.
Dalliance (n.) Entertaining discourse.
Dallier (n.) One who fondles; a trifler; as, dalliers with pleasant words.
Dallop (n.) A tuft or clump.
Dalmania (n.) A genus of trilobites, of many species, common in the Upper Silurian and Devonian rocks.
Dalmanites (n.) Same as Dalmania.
Dalmatica (n.) Alt. of Dalmatic
Dalmatic (n.) A vestment with wide sleeves, and with two stripes, worn at Mass by deacons, and by bishops at pontifical Mass; -- imitated from a dress originally worn in Dalmatia.
Dalmatic (n.) A robe worn on state ocasions, as by English kings at their coronation.
Daltonian (n.) One afflicted with color blindness.
Daltonism (n.) Inability to perceive or distinguish certain colors, esp. red; color blindness. It has various forms and degrees. So called from the chemist Dalton, who had this infirmity.
Dam (n.) A female parent; -- used of beasts, especially of quadrupeds; sometimes applied in contempt to a human mother.
Dam (n.) A kind or crowned piece in the game of draughts.
Dam (n.) A barrier to prevent the flow of a liquid; esp., a bank of earth, or wall of any kind, as of masonry or wood, built across a water course, to confine and keep back flowing water.
Dam (n.) A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
Damage (n.) Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.
Damage (n.) The estimated reparation in money for detriment or injury sustained; a compensation, recompense, or satisfaction to one party, for a wrong or injury actually done to him by another.
Damage (n.) To ocassion damage to the soudness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair.
Daman (n.) A small herbivorous mammal of the genus Hyrax. The species found in Palestine and Syria is Hyrax Syriacus; that of Northern Africa is H. Brucei; -- called also ashkoko, dassy, and rock rabbit. See Cony, and Hyrax.
Damar (n.) See Dammar.
Damascene (n.) A kind of plume, now called damson. See Damson.
Damascus (n.) A city of Syria.
Damask (n.) Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like.
Damask (n.) A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the
Damask (n.) Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel.
Damask (n.) A deep pink or rose color.
Damaskin (n.) A sword of Damask steel.
Damasse (n.) A damasse fabric, esp. one of
Damassin (n.) A kind of modified damask or brocade.
Dambonite (n.) A white, crystal
Dambose (n.) A crystal
Dame (n.) A mistress of a family, who is a lady; a woman in authority; especially, a lady.
Dame (n.) The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress of a common school; as, a dame's school.
Dame (n.) A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.
Dame (n.) A mother; -- applied to human beings and quadrupeds.
Damewort (n.) A cruciferrous plant (Hesperis matronalis), remarkable for its fragrance, especially toward the close of the day; -- called also rocket and dame's violet.
Damiana (n.) A Mexican drug, used as an aphrodisiac.
Damianist (n.) A follower of Damian, patriarch of Alexandria in the 6th century, who held heretical opinions on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
Dammar (n.) Alt. of Dammara
Dammara (n.) An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to the East Indies, esp. Shorea robusta and the dammar pine.
Dammara (n.) A large tree of the order Coniferae, indigenous to the East Indies and Australasia; -- called also Agathis. There are several species.
Damnability (n.) The quality of being damnable; damnableness.
Damnableness (n.) The state or quality of deserving damnation; execrableness.
Damnation (n.) The state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation.
Damnation (n.) Condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself.
Damnation (n.) A sin deserving of everlasting punishment.
Damnification (n.) That which causes damage or loss.
Damningness (n.) Tendency to bring damnation.
damnum (n.) Harm; detriment, either to character or property.
Damosel (n.) Alt. of Damoiselle
Damosella (n.) Alt. of Damoiselle
Damoiselle (n.) See Damsel.
Damourite (n.) A kind of Muscovite, or potash mica, containing water.
Damp (n.) Moisture; humidity; fog; fogginess; vapor.
Damp (n.) Dejection; depression; cloud of the mind.
Damp (n.) A gaseous product, formed in coal mines, old wells, pints, etc.
Damp (n.) To render damp; to moisten; to make humid, or moderately wet; to dampen; as, to damp cloth.
Damp (n.) To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage.
Damper (n.) That which damps or checks; as: (a) A valve or movable plate in the flue or other part of a stove, furnace, etc., used to check or regulate the draught of air. (b) A contrivance, as in a pianoforte, to deaden vibrations; or, as in other pieces of mechanism, to check some action at a particular time.
Dampness (n.) Moderate humidity; moisture; fogginess; moistness.
Damsel (n.) A young person, either male or female, of noble or gentle extraction; as, Damsel Pepin; Damsel Richard, Prince of Wales.
Damsel (n.) A young unmarried woman; a girl; a maiden.
Damsel (n.) An attachment to a millstone spindle for shaking the hopper.
Damson (n.) A small oval plum of a blue color, the fruit of a variety of the Prunus domestica; -- called also damask plum.
Dan (n.) A title of honor equivalent to master, or sir.
Dan (n.) A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.
Danaide (n.) A water wheel having a vertical axis, and an inner and outer tapering shell, between which are vanes or floats attached usually to both shells, but sometimes only to one.
Danaite (n.) A cobaltiferous variety of arsenopyrite.
Danalite (n.) A mineral occuring in octahedral crystals, also massive, of a reddish color. It is a silicate of iron, zinc manganese, and glucinum, containing sulphur.
Danburite (n.) A borosilicate of lime, first found at Danbury, Conn. It is near the topaz in form.
Dancer (n.) One who dances or who practices dancing.
Danceress (n.) A female dancer.
Dandelion (n.) A well-known plant of the genus Taraxacum (T. officinale, formerly called T. Dens-leonis and Leontodos Taraxacum) bearing large, yellow, compound flowers, and deeply notched leaves.
Dander (n.) Dandruff or scurf on the head.
Dander (n.) Anger or vexation; rage.
Dandi (n.) A boatman; an oarsman.
Dandie (n.) One of a breed of small terriers; -- called also Dandie Dinmont.
Dandiprat (n.) A little fellow; -- in sport or contempt.
Dandiprat (n.) A small coin.
Dandler (n.) One who dandles or fondles.
Dandriff (n.) See Dandruff.
Dandruff (n.) A scurf which forms on the head, and comes off in small or particles.
Dandy (n.) One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb.
Dandy (n.) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set.
Dandy (n.) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small boats; -- called also jigger, and mizzen.
Dandy (n.) A dandy roller. See below.
Dandyism (n.) The manners and dress of a dandy; foppishness.
Dandyling (n.) A little or insignificant dandy; a contemptible fop.
Dane (n.) A native, or a naturalized inhabitant, of Denmark.
Danegeld (n.) Alt. of Danegelt
Danegelt (n.) An annual tax formerly laid on the English nation to buy off the ravages of Danish invaders, or to maintain forces to oppose them. It afterward became a permanent tax, raised by an assessment, at first of one shilling, afterward of two shillings, upon every hide of land throughout the realm.
Danewort (n.) A fetid European species of elder (Sambucus Ebulus); dwarf elder; wallwort; elderwort; -- called also Daneweed, Dane's weed, and Dane's-blood. [Said to grow on spots where battles were fought against the Danes.]
Danger (n.) Authority; jurisdiction; control.
Danger (n.) Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty.
Danger (n.) Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity.
Danger (n.) Difficulty; sparingness.
Danger (n.) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
Dangleberry (n.) A dark blue, edible berry with a white bloom, and its shrub (Gaylussacia frondosa) closely allied to the common huckleberry. The bush is also called blue tangle, and is found from New England to Kentucky, and southward.
Dangler (n.) One who dangles about or after others, especially after women; a trifler.
Daniel (n.) A Hebrew prophet distinguished for sagacity and ripeness of judgment in youth; hence, a sagacious and upright judge.
Danish (n.) The language of the Danes.
Danite (n.) A descendant of Dan; an Israelite of the tribe of Dan.
Danite (n.) One of a secret association of Mormons, bound by an oath to obey the heads of the church in all things.
Dank (n.) Moisture; humidity; water.
Dank (n.) A small silver coin current in Persia.
Dannebrog (n.) The ancient battle standard of Denmark, bearing figures of cross and crown.
Danseuse (n.) A professional female dancer; a woman who dances at a public exhibition as in a ballet.
Dansker (n.) A Dane.
Daphne (n.) A genus of diminutive Shrubs, mostly evergreen, and with fragrant blossoms.
Daphne (n.) A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.
Daphnetin (n.) A colorless crystal
Daphnia (n.) A genus of the genus Daphnia.
Daphnin (n.) A dark green bitter resin extracted from the mezereon (Daphne mezereum) and regarded as the essential principle of the plant.
Daphnin (n.) A white, crystal
Daphnomancy (n.) Divination by means of the laurel.
Dapifer (n.) One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
Dapperling (n.) A dwarf; a dandiprat.
Dapple (n.) One of the spots on a dappled animal.
Darby (n.) A plasterer's float, having two handles; -- used in smoothing ceilings, etc.
Darbyite (n.) One of the Plymouth Brethren, or of a sect among them; -- so called from John N. Darby, one of the leaders of the Brethren.
Dare (n.) The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.
Dare (n.) Defiance; challenge.
Dare (n.) A small fish; the dace.
Dare-devil (n.) A reckless fellow. Also used adjectively; as, dare-devil excitement.
Darer (n.) One who dares or defies.
Darg (n.) Alt. of Dargue
Dargue (n.) A day's work; also, a fixed amount of work, whether more or less than that of a day.
Daric (n.) A gold coin of ancient Persia, weighing usually a little more than 128 grains, and bearing on one side the figure of an archer.
Daric (n.) A silver coin of about 86 grains, having the figure of an archer, and hence, in modern times, called a daric.
Daric (n.) Any very pure gold coin.
Daring (n.) Boldness; fearlessness; adventurousness; also, a daring act.
Dark (n.) Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there is little or no light.
Dark (n.) The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
Dark (n.) A dark shade or dark passage in a painting, engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well contrasted.
Darkener (n.) One who, or that which, darkens.
Darkening (n.) Twilight; gloaming.
Darkness (n.) The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom.
Darkness (n.) A state of privacy; secrecy.
Darkness (n.) A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity.
Darkness (n.) Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the darkness of a subject, or of a discussion.
Darkness (n.) A state of distress or trouble.
Darky (n.) A negro.
Darling (n.) One dearly beloved; a favorite.
Darlingtonia (n.) A genus of California pitcher plants consisting of a single species. The long tubular leaves are hooded at the top, and frequently contain many insects drowned in the secretion of the leaves.
Darn (n.) A place mended by darning.
Darnel (n.) Any grass of the genus Lolium, esp. the Lolium temulentum (bearded darnel), the grains of which have been reputed poisonous. Other species, as Lolium perenne (rye grass or ray grass), and its variety L. Italicum (Italian rye grass), are highly esteemed for pasture and for making hay.
Darner (n.) One who mends by darning.
Darnex (n.) Alt. of Darnic
Darnic (n.) Same as Dornick.
Daroo (n.) The Egyptian sycamore (Ficus Sycamorus). See Sycamore.
Darr (n.) The European black tern.
Dart (n.) A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
Dart (n.) Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
Dart (n.) A spear set as a prize in running.
Dart (n.) A fish; the dace. See Dace.
Dartars (n.) A kind of scab or ulceration on the skin of lambs.
Darter (n.) One who darts, or who throw darts; that which darts.
Darter (n.) The snakebird, a water bird of the genus Plotus; -- so called because it darts out its long, snakelike neck at its prey. See Snakebird.
Darter (n.) A small fresh-water etheostomoid fish. The group includes numerous genera and species, all of them American. See Etheostomoid.
Dartos (n.) A thin layer of peculiar contractile tissue directly beneath the skin of the scrotum.
Darwinian (n.) An advocate of Darwinism.
Darwinianism (n.) Darwinism.
Darwinism (n.) The theory or doctrines put forth by Darwin. See above.
Dash (n.) Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.
Dash (n.) A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash.
Dash (n.) A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple.
Dash (n.) A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush; as, a bold dash at the enemy; a dash of rain.
Dash (n.) Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.
Dash (n.) A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash.
Dash (n.) A mark or
Dash (n.) The sign of staccato, a small mark [/] denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short, distinct manner.
Dash (n.) The
Dash (n.) A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; -- used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race.
Dashboard (n.) A board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up by the heels of the horses; -- in England commonly called splashboard.
Dashboard (n.) The float of a paddle wheel.
Dashboard (n.) A screen at the bow af a steam launch to keep off the spray; -- called also sprayboard.
Dasher (n.) That which dashes or agitates; as, the dasher of a churn.
Dasher (n.) A dashboard or splashboard.
Dasher (n.) One who makes an ostentatious parade.
Dashism (n.) The character of making ostentatious or blustering parade or show.
Dashpot (n.) A pneumatic or hydraulic cushion for a falling weight, as in the valve gear of a steam engine, to prevent shock.
Dastard (n.) One who meanly shrinks from danger; an arrant coward; a poltroon.
Dastardness (n.) Dastard
Dastardy (n.) Base timidity; coward
Dasymeter (n.) An instrument for testing the density of gases, consisting of a thin glass globe, which is weighed in the gas or gases, and then in an atmosphere of known density.
Dasyure (n.) A carnivorous marsupial quadruped of Australia, belonging to the genus Dasyurus. There are several species.
Dataria (n.) Formerly, a part of the Roman chancery; now, a separate office from which are sent graces or favors, cognizable in foro externo, such as appointments to benefices. The name is derived from the word datum, given or dated (with the indications of the time and place of granting the gift or favor).
Datary (n.) An officer in the pope's court, having charge of the Dataria.
Datary (n.) The office or employment of a datary.
Date (n.) The fruit of the date palm; also, the date palm itself.
Date (n.) That addition to a writing, inscription, coin, etc., which specifies the time (as day, month, and year) when the writing or inscription was given, or executed, or made; as, the date of a letter, of a will, of a deed, of a coin. etc.
Date (n.) The point of time at which a transaction or event takes place, or is appointed to take place; a given point of time; epoch; as, the date of a battle.
Date (n.) Assigned end; conclusion.
Date (n.) Given or assigned length of life; dyration.
Dater (n.) One who dates.
Datiscin (n.) A white crystal
Dative (n.) The dative case. See Dative, a., 1.
Datolite (n.) A borosilicate of lime commonly occuring in glassy,, greenish crystals.
Datum (n.) Something given or admitted; a fact or principle granted; that upon which an inference or an argument is based; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Datum (n.) The quantities or relations which are assumed to be given in any problem.
Datura (n.) A genus of solanaceous plants, with large funnel-shaped flowers and a four-celled, capsular fruit.
Daturine (n.) Atropine; -- called also daturia and daturina.
Daub (n.) A viscous, sticky application; a spot smeared or dabed; a smear.
Daub (n.) A picture coarsely executed.
Dauber (n.) One who, or that which, daubs; especially, a coarse, unskillful painter.
Dauber (n.) A pad or ball of rags, covered over with canvas, for inking plates; a dabber.
Dauber (n.) A low and gross flatterer.
Dauber (n.) The mud wasp; the mud dauber.
Daubery (n.) Alt. of Daubry
Daubry (n.) A daubing; specious coloring; false pretenses.
Daubing (n.) The act of one who daubs; that which is daubed.
Daubing (n.) A rough coat of mortar put upon a wall to give it the appearance of stone; rough-cast.
Daubing (n.) In currying, a mixture of fish oil and tallow worked into leather; -- called also dubbing.
Daubreelite (n.) A sulphide of chromium observed in some meteoric irons.
Daughter (n.) The female offspring of the human species; a female child of any age; -- applied also to the lower animals.
Daughter (n.) A female descendant; a woman.
Daughter (n.) A son's wife; a daughter-in-law.
Daughter (n.) A term of address indicating parental interest.
Daughter-in-law (n.) The wife of one's son.
Daun (n.) A variant of Dan, a title of honor.
Daunter (n.) One who daunts.
Dauphin (n.) The title of the eldest son of the king of France, and heir to the crown. Since the revolution of 1830, the title has been discontinued.
Dauphiness (n.) Alt. of Dauphine
Dauphine (n.) The title of the wife of the dauphin.
Dauw (n.) The striped quagga, or Burchell's zebra, of South Africa (Asinus Burchellii); -- called also peechi, or peetsi.
Davenport (n.) A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir.
Davit (n.) A spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship; -- called also the fish davit.
Davit (n.) Curved arms of timber or iron, projecting over a ship's side of stern, having tackle to raise or lower a boat, swing it in on deck, rig it out for lowering, etc.; -- called also boat davits.
Davyne (n.) A variety of nephelite from Vesuvius.
Davyum (n.) A rare metallic element found in platinum ore. It is a white malleable substance. Symbol Da. Atomic weight 154.
Daw (n.) A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw.
Dawdle (n.) A dawdler.
Dawdler (n.) One who wastes time in trifling employments; an idler; a trifler.
Dawe (n.) Day.
Dawk (n.) See Dak.
Dawk (n.) A hollow, crack, or cut, in timber.
Dawn (n.) The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.
Dawn (n.) First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.
Dawsonite (n.) A hydrous carbonate of alumina and soda, occuring in white, bladed crustals.
Day (n.) The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the time between sunrise and sunset, or from dawn to darkness; hence, the light; sunshine.
Day (n.) The period of the earth's revolution on its axis. -- ordinarily divided into twenty-four hours. It is measured by the interval between two successive transits of a celestial body over the same meridian, and takes a specific name from that of the body. Thus, if this is the sun, the day (the interval between two successive transits of the sun's center over the same meridian) is called a solar day; if it is a star, a sidereal day; if it is the moon, a lunar day. See Civil day, Sidere>
Day (n.) Those hours, or the daily recurring period, allotted by usage or law for work.
Day (n.) A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.
Day (n.) (Preceded by the) Some day in particular, as some day of contest, some anniversary, etc.
Daybook (n.) A journal of accounts; a primary record book in which are recorded the debts and credits, or accounts of the day, in their order, and from which they are transferred to the journal.
Daybreak (n.) The time of the first appearance of light in the morning.
Day-coal (n.) The upper stratum of coal, as nearest the light or surface.
Daydream (n.) A vain fancy speculation; a reverie; a castle in the air; unfounded hope.
Daydreamer (n.) One given to daydreams.
Dayflower (n.) A genus consisting mostly of tropical perennial herbs (Commelina), having ephemeral flowers.
Dayfly (n.) A neuropterous insect of the genus Ephemera and related genera, of many species, and inhabiting fresh water in the larval state; the ephemeral fly; -- so called because it commonly lives but one day in the winged or adult state. See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral.
Day-labor (n.) Labor hired or performed by the day.
Day-laborer (n.) One who works by the day; -- usually applied to a farm laborer, or to a workman who does not work at any particular trade.
Daylight (n.) The light of day as opposed to the darkness of night; the light of the sun, as opposed to that of the moon or to artificial light.
Daylight (n.) The eyes.
Daymaid (n.) A dairymaid.
Daymare (n.) A kind of incubus which occurs during wakefulness, attended by the peculiar pressure on the chest which characterizes nightmare.
Day-net (n.) A net for catching small birds.
Day-peep (n.) The dawn.
Daysman (n.) An umpire or arbiter; a mediator.
Dayspring (n.) The beginning of the day, or first appearance of light; the dawn; hence, the beginning.
Day-star (n.) The morning star; the star which ushers in the day.
Day-star (n.) The sun, as the orb of day.
Daytime (n.) The time during which there is daylight, as distinguished from the night.
Daywoman (n.) A dairymaid.
Daze (n.) The state of being dazed; as, he was in a daze.
Daze (n.) A glittering stone.
Dazzle (n.) A light of dazzling brilliancy.
Dazzlement (n.) Dazzling flash, glare, or burst of light.
Deacon (n.) An officer in Christian churches appointed to perform certain subordinate duties varying in different communions. In the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches, a person admitted to the lowest order in the ministry, subordinate to the bishops and priests. In Presbyterian churches, he is subordinate to the minister and elders, and has charge of certain duties connected with the communion service and the care of the poor. In Congregational churches, he is subordinate to the pastor,>
Deacon (n.) The chairman of an incorporated company.
Deaconess (n.) A female deacon
Deaconess (n.) One of an order of women whose duties resembled those of deacons.
Deaconess (n.) A woman set apart for church work by a bishop.
Deaconess (n.) A woman chosen as a helper in church work, as among the Congregationalists.
Deaconhood (n.) The state of being a deacon; office of a deacon; deaconship.
Deaconry (n.) See Deaconship.
Deaconship (n.) The office or ministry of a deacon or deaconess.
Dead (n.) The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.
Dead (n.) One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.
Deadener (n.) One who, or that which, deadens or checks.
Dead-eye (n.) A round, flattish, wooden block, encircled by a rope, or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard; -- used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes. Called also deadman's eye.
Deadhead (n.) One who receives free tickets for theaters, public conveyances, etc.
Deadhead (n.) A buoy. See under Dead, a.
Deadhouse (n.) A morgue; a place for the temporary reception and exposure of dead bodies.
Deadlatch (n.) A kind of latch whose bolt may be so locked by a detent that it can not be opened from the inside by the handle, or from the outside by the latch key.
Deadlight (n.) A strong shutter, made to fit open ports and keep out water in a storm.
Deadlihood (n.) State of the dead.
Deadlock (n.) A lock which is not self-latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward.
Deadlock (n.) A counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action.
Deadness (n.) The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as, the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like.
Dead-pay (n.) Pay drawn for soldiers, or others, really dead, whose names are kept on the rolls.
Dead-reckoning (n.) See under Dead, a.
Deadwood (n.) A mass of timbers built into the bow and stern of a vessel to give solidity.
Deadwood (n.) Dead trees or branches; useless material.
Deafening (n.) The act or process of rendering impervious to sound, as a floor or wall; also, the material with which the spaces are filled in this process; pugging.
Deaf-mute (n.) A person who is deaf and dumb; one who, through deprivation or defect of hearing, has either failed the acquire the power of speech, or has lost it.
Deaf-mutism (n.) The condition of being a deaf-mute.
Deafness (n.) Incapacity of perceiving sounds; the state of the organs which prevents the impression which constitute hearing; want of the sense of hearing.
Deafness (n.) Unwillingness to hear; voluntary rejection of what is addressed to the understanding.
Deal (n.) A part or portion; a share; hence, an indefinite quantity, degree, or extent, degree, or extent; as, a deal of time and trouble; a deal of cold.
Deal (n.) The process of dealing cards to the players; also, the portion disturbed.
Deal (n.) Distribution; apportionment.
Deal (n.) An arrangement to attain a desired result by a combination of interested parties; -- applied to stock speculations and political bargains.
Deal (n.) The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length. If narrower than this, it is called a batten; if shorter, a deal end.
Deal (n.) Wood of the pine or fir; as, a floor of deal.
Deal (n.) To divide; to separate in portions; hence, to give in portions; to distribute; to bestow successively; -- sometimes with out.
Deal (n.) Specifically: To distribute, as cards, to the players at the commencement of a game; as, to deal the cards; to deal one a jack.
Dealbation (n.) Act of bleaching; a whitening.
Dealer (n.) One who deals; one who has to do, or has concern, with others; esp., a trader, a trafficker, a shopkeeper, a broker, or a merchant; as, a dealer in dry goods; a dealer in stocks; a retail dealer.
Dealer (n.) One who distributes cards to the players.
Dealfish (n.) A long, thin fish of the arctic seas (Trachypterus arcticus).
Dealing (n.) The act of one who deals; distribution of anything, as of cards to the players; method of business; traffic; intercourse; transaction; as, to have dealings with a person.
Dealth (n.) Share dealt.
Deambulation (n.) A walking abroad; a promenading.
Deambulatory (n.) A covered place in which to walk; an ambulatory.
Dean (n.) A dignitary or presiding officer in certain ecclesiastical and lay bodies; esp., an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop.
Dean (n.) The collegiate officer in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, England, who, besides other duties, has regard to the moral condition of the college.
Dean (n.) The head or presiding officer in the faculty of some colleges or universities.
Dean (n.) A registrar or secretary of the faculty in a department of a college, as in a medical, or theological, or scientific department.
Dean (n.) The chief or senior of a company on occasion of ceremony; as, the dean of the diplomatic corps; -- so called by courtesy.
Deanery (n.) The office or the revenue of a dean. See the Note under Benefice, n., 3.
Deanery (n.) The residence of a dean.
Deanery (n.) The territorial jurisdiction of a dean.
Deanship (n.) The office of a dean.
Dear (n.) A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
Dearborn (n.) A four-wheeled carriage, with curtained sides.
Dearie (n.) Same as Deary.
Dearling (n.) A darling.
Dearness (n.) The quality or state of being dear; cost
Dearness (n.) Fondness; preciousness; love; tenderness.
Dearth (n.) Scarcity which renders dear; want; lack; specifically, lack of food on account of failure of crops; famine.
Deary (n.) A dear; a darling.
Deas (n.) See Dais.
Deathbed (n.) The bed in which a person dies; hence, the closing hours of life of one who dies by sickness or the like; the last sickness.
Deathbird (n.) Tengmalm's or Richardson's owl (Nyctale Tengmalmi); -- so called from a superstition of the North American Indians that its note presages death.
Deathblow (n.) A mortal or crushing blow; a stroke or event which kills or destroys.
Deathfulness (n.) Appearance of death.
Death's-head (n.) A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death.
Death's-herb (n.) The deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna).
Deathsman (n.) An executioner; a headsman or hangman.
Deathwatch (n.) A small beetle (Anobium tessellatum and other allied species). By forcibly striking its head against woodwork it makes a ticking sound, which is a call of the sexes to each other, but has been imagined by superstitious people to presage death.
Deathwatch (n.) A small wingless insect, of the family Psocidae, which makes a similar but fainter sound; -- called also deathtick.
Deathwatch (n.) The guard set over a criminal before his execution.
Deauration (n.) Act of gilding.
Debacchation (n.) Wild raving or debauchery.
Debacle (n.) A breaking or bursting forth; a violent rush or flood of waters which breaks down opposing barriers, and hurls forward and disperses blocks of stone and other debris.
Debarkation (n.) Disembarkation.
Debarment (n.) Hindrance from approach; exclusion.
Debasement (n.) The act of debasing or the state of being debased.
Debaser (n.) One who, or that which, debases.
Debatement (n.) Controversy; deliberation; debate.
Debater (n.) One who debates; one given to argument; a disputant; a controvertist.
Debating (n.) The act of discussing or arguing; discussion.
Debauch (n.) To lead away from purity or excellence; to corrupt in character or principles; to mar; to vitiate; to pollute; to seduce; as, to debauch one's self by intemperance; to debauch a woman; to debauch an army.
Debauch (n.) Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; lewdness; debauchery.
Debauch (n.) An act or occasion of debauchery.
Debauchedness (n.) The state of being debauched; intemperance.
Debaucher (n.) One who debauches or corrupts others; especially, a seducer to lewdness.
Debauchery (n.) Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.
Debauchery (n.) Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.
Debauchment (n.) The act of corrupting; the act of seducing from virtue or duty.
Debauchness (n.) Debauchedness.
Debeige (n.) A kind of woolen or mixed dress goods.
Debellation (n.) The act of conquering or subduing.
Debenture (n.) A writing acknowledging a debt; a writing or certificate signed by a public officer, as evidence of a debt due to some person; the sum thus due.
Debenture (n.) A customhouse certificate entitling an exporter of imported goods to a drawback of duties paid on their importation.
Debilitation (n.) The act or process of debilitating, or the condition of one who is debilitated; weakness.
Debit (n.) A debt; an entry on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; -- mostly used adjectively; as, the debit side of an account.
Debitor (n.) A debtor.
Debituminization (n.) The act of depriving of bitumen.
Deblai (n.) The cavity from which the earth for parapets, etc. (remblai), is taken.
Debonairity (n.) Debonairness.
Debonairness (n.) The quality of being debonair; good humor; gentleness; courtesy.
Deboshment (n.) Debauchment.
Debouche (n.) A place for exit; an outlet; hence, a market for goods.
Debouchure (n.) The outward opening of a river, of a valley, or of a strait.
Debris (n.) Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at the base.
Debris (n.) Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins.
Debt (n.) That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods, or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another, or to perform for his benefit; thing owed; obligation; liability.
Debt (n.) A duty neglected or violated; a fault; a sin; a trespass.
Debt (n.) An action at law to recover a certain specified sum of money alleged to be due.
Debtee (n.) One to whom a debt is due; creditor; -- correlative to debtor.
Debtor (n.) One who owes a debt; one who is indebted; -- correlative to creditor.
Debulition (n.) A bubbling or boiling over.
Debuscope (n.) A modification of the kaleidoscope; -- used to reflect images so as to form beautiful designs.
Debut (n.) A beginning or first attempt; hence, a first appearance before the public, as of an actor or public speaker.
Decachord (n.) Alt. of Decachordon
Decachordon (n.) An ancient Greek musical instrument of ten strings, resembling the harp.
Decachordon (n.) Something consisting of ten parts.
Decad (n.) A decade.
Decade (n.) A group or division of ten; esp., a period of ten years; a decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of soldiers; the second decade of Livy.
Decadence (n.) Alt. of Decadency
Decadency (n.) A falling away; decay; deterioration; declension. "The old castle, where the family lived in their decadence."
Decadist (n.) A writer of a book divided into decades; as, Livy was a decadist.
Decagon (n.) A plane figure having ten sides and ten angles; any figure having ten angles. A regular decagon is one that has all its sides and angles equal.
Decagram (n.) Alt. of Decagramme
Decagramme (n.) A weight of the metric system; ten grams, equal to about 154.32 grains avoirdupois.
Decahedron (n.) A solid figure or body inclosed by ten plane surfaces.
Decalcification (n.) The removal of calcareous matter.
Decalcomania (n.) Alt. of Decalcomanie
Decalcomanie (n.) The art or process of transferring pictures and designs to china, glass, marble, etc., and permanently fixing them thereto.
Decaliter (n.) Alt. of Decalitre
Decalitre (n.) A measure of capacity in the metric system; a cubic volume of ten liters, equal to about 610.24 cubic inches, that is, 2.642 wine gallons.
Decalog (n.) Decalogue.
Decalogist (n.) One who explains the decalogue.
Decalogue (n.) The Ten Commandments or precepts given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone.
Decameron (n.) A celebrated collection of tales, supposed to be related in ten days; -- written in the 14th century, by Boccaccio, an Italian.
Decameter (n.) Alt. of Decametre
Decametre (n.) A measure of length in the metric system; ten meters, equal to about 393.7 inches.
Decampment (n.) Departure from a camp; a marching off.
Decane (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H22, of the paraffin series, including several isomeric modifications.
Decantation (n.) The act of pouring off a clear liquor gently from its lees or sediment, or from one vessel into another.
Decanter (n.) A vessel used to decant liquors, or for receiving decanted liquors; a kind of glass bottle used for holding wine or other liquors, from which drinking glasses are filled.
Decanter (n.) One who decants liquors.
Decapitation (n.) The act of beheading; beheading.
Decapod (n.) A crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the Decapoda. Also used adjectively.
Decarbonization (n.) The action or process of depriving a substance of carbon.
Decarbonizer (n.) He who, or that which, decarbonizes a substance.
Decarburization (n.) The act, process, or result of decarburizing.
Decastere (n.) A measure of capacity, equal to ten steres, or ten cubic meters.
Decastich (n.) A poem consisting of ten
Decastyle (n.) A portico having ten pillars or columns in front.
Decay (n.) Gradual failure of health, strength, soundness, prosperity, or of any species of excellence or perfection; tendency toward dissolution or extinction; corruption; rottenness; dec
Decay (n.) Destruction; death.
Decay (n.) Cause of decay.
Decayer (n.) A causer of decay.
Decease (n.) Departure, especially departure from this life; death.
Decede (n.) To withdraw.
Decedent (n.) A deceased person.
Deceit (n.) An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud.
Deceit (n.) Any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation.
Deceitfulness (n.) The disposition to deceive; as, a man's deceitfulness may be habitual.
Deceitfulness (n.) The quality of being deceitful; as, the deceitfulness of a man's practices.
Deceitfulness (n.) Tendency to mislead or deceive.
Deceivableness (n.) Capability of deceiving.
Deceivableness (n.) Liability to be deceived or misled; as, the deceivableness of a child.
Deceiver (n.) One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an impostor.
December (n.) The twelfth and last month of the year, containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter solstice.
December (n.) Fig.: With reference to the end of the year and to the winter season; as, the December of his life.
Decemvir (n.) One of a body of ten magistrates in ancient Rome.
Decemvir (n.) A member of any body of ten men in authority.
Decemvirate (n.) The office or term of office of the decemvirs in Rome.
Decemvirate (n.) A body of ten men in authority.
Decemvirship (n.) The office of a decemvir.
Decence (n.) Decency.
Decency (n.) The quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in social intercourse, in actions, or in discourse; proper formality; becoming ceremony; seem
Decency (n.) That which is proper or becoming.
Decene (n.) One of the higher hydrocarbons, C10H20, of the ethylene series.
Decennary (n.) A period of ten years.
Decennary (n.) A tithing consisting of ten neighboring families.
Decennial (n.) A tenth year or tenth anniversary.
Decennium (n.) A period of ten years.
Decentralization (n.) The action of decentralizing, or the state of being decentralized.
Deception (n.) The act of deceiving or misleading.
Deception (n.) The state of being deceived or misled.
Deception (n.) That which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud.
Deceptiveness (n.) The power or habit of deceiving; tendency or aptness to deceive.
Deceptivity (n.) Deceptiveness; a deception; a sham.
Decerniture (n.) A decree or sentence of a court.
Decerption (n.) The act of plucking off; a cropping.
Decerption (n.) That which is plucked off or rent away; a fragment; a piece.
Decertation (n.) Contest for mastery; contention; strife.
Decession (n.) Departure; decrease; -- opposed to accesion.
Decidement (n.) Means of forming a decision.
Decidence (n.) A falling off.
Decider (n.) One who decides.
Decidua (n.) The inner layer of the wall of the uterus, which envelops the embryo, forms a part of the placenta, and is discharged with it.
Deciduity (n.) Deciduousness.
Deciduousness (n.) The quality or state of being deciduous.
Decigram (n.) Alt. of Decigramme
Decigramme (n.) A weight in the metric system; one tenth of a gram, equal to 1.5432 grains avoirdupois.
Decil (n.) Alt. of Decile
Decile (n.) An aspect or position of two planets, when they are distant from each other a tenth part of the zodiac, or 36!.
Deciliter (n.) Alt. of Decilitre
Decilitre (n.) A measure of capacity or volume in the metric system; one tenth of a liter, equal to 6.1022 cubic inches, or 3.38 fluid ounces.
Decillion (n.) According to the English notation, a million involved to the tenth power, or a unit with sixty ciphers annexed; according to the French and American notation, a thousand involved to the eleventh power, or a unit with thirty-three ciphers annexed. [See the Note under Numeration.]
Decillionth (n.) The quotient of unity divided by a decillion.
Decillionth (n.) One of a decillion equal parts.
Decimal (n.) A number expressed in the scale of tens; specifically, and almost exclusively, used as synonymous with a decimal fraction.
Decimalism (n.) The system of a decimal currency, decimal weights, measures, etc.
Decimation (n.) A tithing.
Decimation (n.) A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment.
Decimation (n.) The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war.
Decimator (n.) One who decimates.
Decime (n.) A French coin, the tenth part of a franc, equal to about two cents.
Decimeter (n.) Alt. of Decimetre
Decimetre (n.) A measure of length in the metric system; one tenth of a meter, equal to 3.937 inches.
Decimosexto (n.) A book consisting of sheets, each of which is folded into sixteen leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of book; -- usually written 16mo or 16!.
Decine (n.) One of the higher hydrocarbons, C10H15, of the acetylene series; -- called also decenylene.
Decipherer (n.) One who deciphers.
Decipheress (n.) A woman who deciphers.
Decipherment (n.) The act of deciphering.
Decipiency (n.) State of being deceived; hallucination.
Decipium (n.) A supposed rare element, said to be associated with cerium, yttrium, etc., in the mineral samarskite, and more recently called samarium. Symbol Dp. See Samarium.
Decision (n.) Cutting off; division; detachment of a part.
Decision (n.) The act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a controversy, by giving judgment on the matter at issue; determination, as of a question or doubt; settlement; conclusion.
Decision (n.) An account or report of a conclusion, especially of a legal adjudication or judicial determination of a question or cause; as, a decision of arbitrators; a decision of the Supreme Court.
Decision (n.) The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision.
Decistere (n.) The tenth part of the stere or cubic meter, equal to 3.531 cubic feet. See Stere.
Deckel (n.) Same as Deckle.
Decker (n.) One who, or that which, decks or adorns; a coverer; as, a table decker.
Decker (n.) A vessel which has a deck or decks; -- used esp. in composition; as, a single-decker; a three-decker.
Deckle (n.) A separate thin wooden frame used to form the border of a hand mold, or a curb of India rubber or other material which rests on, and forms the edge of, the mold in a paper machine and determines the width of the paper.
Declaimant (n.) A declaimer.
Declaimer (n.) One who declaims; an haranguer.
Declamation (n.) The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.
Declamation (n.) A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
Declamation (n.) Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.
Declamator (n.) A declaimer.
Declarant (n.) One who declares.
Declaration (n.) The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation; exposition; as, the declaration of an opinion; a declaration of war, etc.
Declaration (n.) That which is declared or proclaimed; announcement; distinct statement; formal expression; avowal.
Declaration (n.) The document or instrument containing such statement or proclamation; as, the Declaration of Independence (now preserved in Washington).
Declaration (n.) That part of the process in which the plaintiff sets forth in order and at large his cause of complaint; the narration of the plaintiff's case containing the count, or counts. See Count, n., 3.
Declarator (n.) A form of action by which some right or interest is sought to be judicially declared.
Declaredness (n.) The state of being declared.
Declarement (n.) Declaration.
Declarer (n.) One who makes known or proclaims; that which exhibits.
Declension (n.) The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope.
Declension (n.) A falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay; as, the declension of virtue, of science, of a state, etc.
Declension (n.) Act of courteously refusing; act of declining; a declinature; refusal; as, the declension of a nomination.
Declension (n.) Inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., according to the grammatical cases.
Declension (n.) The form of the inflection of a word dec
Declension (n.) Rehearsing a word as dec
Declination (n.) The act or state of bending downward; inclination; as, declination of the head.
Declination (n.) The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; dec
Declination (n.) The act of deviating or turning aside; oblique motion; obliquity; withdrawal.
Declination (n.) The act or state of declining or refusing; withdrawal; refusal; averseness.
Declination (n.) The angular distance of any object from the celestial equator, either northward or southward.
Declination (n.) The arc of the horizon, contained between the vertical plane and the prime vertical circle, if reckoned from the east or west, or between the meridian and the plane, reckoned from the north or south.
Declination (n.) The act of inflecting a word; declension. See Dec
Declinator (n.) An instrument for taking the declination or angle which a plane makes with the horizontal plane.
Declinator (n.) A dissentient.
Declinature (n.) The act of declining or refusing; as, the declinature of an office.
Declinometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the declination of the magnetic needle.
Declivity (n.) Deviation from a horizontal
Declivity (n.) A descending surface; a sloping place.
Decoction (n.) The act or process of boiling anything in a watery fluid to extract its virtues.
Decoction (n.) An extract got from a body by boiling it in water.
Decocture (n.) A decoction.
Decollation (n.) The act of beheading or state of one beheaded; -- especially used of the execution of St. John the Baptist.
Decollation (n.) A painting representing the beheading of a saint or martyr, esp. of St. John the Baptist.
Decolling (n.) Beheading.
Decolorant (n.) A substance which removes color, or bleaches.
Decoloration (n.) The removal or absence of color.
Decomposite (n.) Anything decompounded.
Decomposition (n.) The act or process of resolving the constituent parts of a compound body or substance into its elementary parts; separation into constituent part; analysis; the decay or dissolution consequent on the removal or alteration of some of the ingredients of a compound; disintegration; as, the decomposition of wood, rocks, etc.
Decomposition (n.) The state of being reduced into original elements.
Decomposition (n.) Repeated composition; a combination of compounds.
Decompound (n.) A decomposite.
Deconcentration (n.) Act of deconcentrating.
Decoration (n.) The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.
Decoration (n.) That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.
Decoration (n.) Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc.
Decorator (n.) One who decorates, adorns, or embellishes; specifically, an artisan whose business is the decoration of houses, esp. their interior decoration.
Decorement (n.) Ornament.
Decortication (n.) The act of stripping off the bark, rind, hull, or outer coat.
Decorticator (n.) A machine for decorticating wood, hulling grain, etc.; also, an instrument for removing surplus bark or moss from fruit trees.
Decorum (n.) Propriety of manner or conduct; grace arising from suitableness of speech and behavior to one's own character, or to the place and occasion; decency of conduct; seem
Decoy (n.) Anything intended to lead into a snare; a lure that deceives and misleads into danger, or into the power of an enemy; a bait.
Decoy (n.) A fowl, or the likeness of one, used by sportsmen to entice other fowl into a net or within shot.
Decoy (n.) A place into which wild fowl, esp. ducks, are enticed in order to take or shoot them.
Decoy (n.) A person employed by officers of justice, or parties exposed to injury, to induce a suspected person to commit an offense under circumstances that will lead to his detection.
Decoy-duck (n.) A duck used to lure wild ducks into a decoy; hence, a person employed to lure others into danger.
Decoyer (n.) One who decoys another.
Decoy-man (n.) A man employed in decoying wild fowl.
Decrease (n.) To grow less, -- opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December.
Decreation (n.) Destruction; -- opposed to creation.
Decree (n.) An order from one having authority, deciding what is to be done by a subordinate; also, a determination by one having power, deciding what is to be done or to take place; edict, law; authoritative ru// decision.
Decree (n.) A decision, order, or sentence, given in a cause by a court of equity or admiralty.
Decree (n.) A determination or judgment of an umpire on a case submitted to him.
Decree (n.) An edict or law made by a council for regulating any business within their jurisdiction; as, the decrees of ecclesiastical councils.
Decreer (n.) One who decrees.
Decreet (n.) The final judgment of the Court of Session, or of an inferior court, by which the question at issue is decided.
Decrement (n.) The state of becoming gradually less; decrease; diminution; waste; loss.
Decrement (n.) The quantity lost by gradual diminution or waste; -- opposed to increment.
Decrement (n.) A name given by Hauy to the successive diminution of the layers of molecules, applied to the faces of the primitive form, by which he supposed the secondary forms to be produced.
Decrement (n.) The quantity by which a variable is diminished.
Decrepitation (n.) The act of decrepitating; a crackling noise, such as salt makes when roasting.
Decrepitness (n.) Decrepitude.
Decrepitude (n.) The broken state produced by decay and the infirmities of age; infirm old age.
Decrescent (n.) A crescent with the horns directed towards the sinister.
Decrete (n.) A decree.
Decretion (n.) A decrease.
Decretist (n.) One who studies, or professes the knowledge of, the decretals.
Decretive (n.) Having the force of a decree; determining.
Decrial (n.) A crying down; a clamorous censure; condemnation by censure.
Decrier (n.) One who decries.
Decrustation (n.) The removal of a crust.
Decubation (n.) Act of lying down; decumbence.
Decubitus (n.) An attitude assumed in lying down; as, the dorsal decubitus.
Decumbence (n.) Alt. of Decumbency
Decumbency (n.) The act or posture of lying down.
Decumbiture (n.) Confinement to a sick bed, or time of taking to one's bed from sickness.
Decumbiture (n.) Aspect of the heavens at the time of taking to one's sick bed, by which the prognostics of recovery or death were made.
Decuple (n.) A number ten times repeated.
Decurion (n.) A head or chief over ten; especially, an officer who commanded a division of ten soldiers.
Decurionate (n.) The office of a decurion.
Decurrence (n.) The act of running down; a lapse.
Decursion (n.) A flowing; also, a hostile incursion.
Decurtation (n.) Act of cutting short.
Decury (n.) A set or squad of ten men under a decurion.
Decussation (n.) Act of crossing at an acute angle, or state of being thus crossed; an intersection in the form of an X; as, the decussation of
Decyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical, C10H21, never existing alone, but regarded as the characteristic constituent of a number of compounds of the paraffin series.
Dedans (n.) A division, at one end of a tennis court, for spectators.
Dedecoration (n.) Disgrace; dishonor.
Dedentition (n.) The shedding of teeth.
Dedicatee (n.) One to whom a thing is dedicated; -- correlative to dedicator.
Dedication (n.) The act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple.
Dedication (n.) A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use.
Dedication (n.) An address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor.
Dedicator (n.) One who dedicates; more especially, one who inscribes a book to the favor of a patron, or to one whom he desires to compliment.
Dedicatory (n.) Dedication.
Dedimus (n.) A writ to commission private persons to do some act in place of a judge, as to examine a witness, etc.
Dedition (n.) The act of yielding; surrender.
Deducement (n.) Inference; deduction; thing deduced.
Deducibility (n.) Deducibleness.
Deducibleness (n.) The quality of being deducible; deducibility.
Deduction (n.) Act or process of deducing or inferring.
Deduction (n.) Act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend.
Deduction (n.) That which is deduced or drawn from premises by a process of reasoning; an inference; a conclusion.
Deduction (n.) That which is deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent.
Deductor (n.) The pilot whale or blackfish.
Deduit (n.) Delight; pleasure.
Deduplication (n.) The division of that which is morphologically one organ into two or more, as the division of an organ of a plant into a pair or cluster.
Deem (n.) Opinion; judgment.
Deemster (n.) A judge in the Isle of Man who decides controversies without process.
Deep (n.) That which is deep, especially deep water, as the sea or ocean; an abyss; a great depth.
Deep (n.) That which is profound, not easily fathomed, or incomprehensible; a moral or spiritual depth or abyss.
Deepness (n.) The state or quality of being deep, profound, mysterious, secretive, etc.; depth; profundity; -- opposed to shallowness.
Deepness (n.) Craft; insidiousness.
Deerberry (n.) A shrub of the blueberry group (Vaccinium stamineum); also, its bitter, greenish white berry; -- called also squaw huckleberry.
Deergrass (n.) An American genus (Rhexia) of perennial herbs, with opposite leaves, and showy flowers (usually bright purple), with four petals and eight stamens, -- the only genus of the order Melastomaceae inhabiting a temperate clime.
Deerhound (n.) One of a large and fleet breed of hounds used in hunting deer; a staghound.
Deerlet (n.) A chevrotain. See Kanchil, and Napu.
Deer-neck (n.) A deerlike, or thin, ill-formed neck, as of a horse.
Deerskin (n.) The skin of a deer, or the leather which is made from it.
Deerstalker (n.) One who practices deerstalking.
Deerstalking (n.) The hunting of deer on foot, by stealing upon them unawares.
Deer's-tongue (n.) A plant (Liatris odoratissima) whose fleshy leaves give out a fragrance compared to vanilla.
Dees (n.) A dais.
Deesis (n.) An invocation of, or address to, the Supreme Being.
Deess (n.) A goddess.
Deev (n.) See Dev.
Defacement (n.) The act of defacing, or the condition of being defaced; injury to the surface or exterior; obliteration.
Defacement (n.) That which mars or disfigures.
Defacer (n.) One who, or that which, defaces or disfigures.
Defailance (n.) Failure; miscarriage.
Defailure (n.) Failure.
Defalcation (n.) A lopping off; a diminution; abatement; deficit. Specifically: Reduction of a claim by deducting a counterclaim; set- off.
Defalcation (n.) That which is lopped off, diminished, or abated.
Defalcation (n.) An abstraction of money, etc., by an officer or agent having it in trust; an embezzlement.
Defalcator (n.) A defaulter or embezzler.
Defamation (n.) Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.
Defame (n.) Dishonor.
Defamer (n.) One who defames; a slanderer; a detractor; a calumniator.
Defatigation (n.) Weariness; fatigue.
Default (n.) A failing or failure; omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do what duty or law requires; as, this evil has happened through the governor's default.
Default (n.) Fault; offense; ill deed; wrong act; failure in virtue or wisdom.
Default (n.) A neglect of, or failure to take, some step necessary to secure the benefit of law, as a failure to appear in court at a day assigned, especially of the defendant in a suit when called to make answer; also of jurors, witnesses, etc.
Defaulter (n.) One who makes default; one who fails to appear in court when court when called.
Defaulter (n.) One who fails to perform a duty; a delinquent; particularly, one who fails to account for public money intrusted to his care; a peculator; a defalcator.
Defeasance (n.) A defeat; an overthrow.
Defeasance (n.) A rendering null or void.
Defeasance (n.) A condition, relating to a deed, which being performed, the deed is defeated or rendered void; or a collateral deed, made at the same time with a feoffment, or other conveyance, containing conditions, on the performance of which the estate then created may be defeated.
Defeature (n.) Overthrow; defeat.
Defeature (n.) Disfigurement; deformity.
Defecation (n.) The act of separating from impurities, as lees or dregs; purification.
Defecation (n.) The act or process of voiding excrement.
Defecator (n.) That which cleanses or purifies; esp., an apparatus for removing the feculencies of juices and sirups.
Defect (n.) Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity.
Defect (n.) Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.
Defectibility (n.) Deficiency; imperfection.
Defection (n.) Act of abandoning a person or cause to which one is bound by allegiance or duty, or to which one has attached himself; desertion; failure in duty; a falling away; apostasy; backsliding.
Defectionist (n.) One who advocates or encourages defection.
Defectuosity (n.) Great imperfection.
Defedation (n.) The act of making foul; pollution.
Defendant (n.) One who defends; a defender.
Defendant (n.) A person required to make answer in an action or suit; -- opposed to plaintiff.
Defendee (n.) One who is defended.
Defender (n.) One who defends; one who maintains, supports, protects, or vindicates; a champion; an advocate; a vindicator.
Defendress (n.) A female defender.
Defensative (n.) That which serves to protect or defend.
Defense (n.) Alt. of Defence
Defence (n.) The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
Defence (n.) That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.
Defence (n.) Protecting plea; vindication; justification.
Defence (n.) The defendant's answer or plea; an opposing or denial of the truth or validity of the plaintiff's or prosecutor's case; the method of proceeding adopted by the defendant to protect himself against the plaintiff's action.
Defence (n.) Act or skill in making defense; defensive plan or policy; practice in self defense, as in fencing, boxing, etc.
Defence (n.) Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
Defenser (n.) Defender.
Defensibility (n.) Capability of being defended.
Defensibleness (n.) Capability of being defended; defensibility.
Defensive (n.) That which defends; a safeguard.
Defensor (n.) A defender.
Defensor (n.) A defender or an advocate in court; a guardian or protector.
Defensor (n.) The patron of a church; an officer having charge of the temporal affairs of a church.
Deference (n.) A yielding of judgment or preference from respect to the wishes or opinion of another; submission in opinion; regard; respect; complaisance.
Deferent (n.) That which carries or conveys.
Deferent (n.) An imaginary circle surrounding the earth, in whose periphery either the heavenly body or the center of the heavenly body's epicycle was supposed to be carried round.
Deferment (n.) The act of delaying; postponement.
Deferrer (n.) One who defers or puts off.
Defervescence (n.) Alt. of Defervescency
Defervescency (n.) A subsiding from a state of ebullition; loss of heat; lukewarmness.
Defervescency (n.) The subsidence of a febrile process; as, the stage of defervescence in pneumonia.
Defiance (n.) The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.
Defiance (n.) A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.
Defiance (n.) A casting aside; renunciation; rejection.
Defibrination (n.) The act or process of depriving of fibrin.
Deficience (n.) Same as Deficiency.
Deficiency (n.) The state of being deficient; inadequacy; want; failure; imperfection; shortcoming; defect.
Deficit (n.) Deficiency in amount or quality; a falling short; lack; as, a deficit in taxes, revenue, etc.
Defier (n.) One who dares and defies; a contemner; as, a defier of the laws.
Defiguration (n.) Disfiguration; mutilation.
Defilading (n.) The art or act of determining the directions and heights of the
Defile (n.) Any narrow passage or gorge in which troops can march only in a file, or with a narrow front; a long, narrow pass between hills, rocks, etc.
Defile (n.) The act of defilading a fortress, or of raising the exterior works in order to protect the interior. See Defilade.
Defilement (n.) The protection of the interior walls of a fortification from an enfilading fire, as by covering them, or by a high parapet on the exposed side.
Defilement (n.) The act of defiling, or state of being defiled, whether physically or morally; pollution; foulness; dirtiness; uncleanness.
Defiler (n.) One who defiles; one who corrupts or violates; that which pollutes.
Defiliation (n.) Abstraction of a child from its parents.
Definement (n.) The act of defining; definition; description.
Definer (n.) One who defines or explains.
Definite (n.) A thing defined or determined.
Definiteness (n.) The state of being definite; determinateness; precision; certainty.
Definition (n.) The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.
Definition (n.) Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.
Definition (n.) Description; sort.
Definition (n.) An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.
Definition (n.) Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.
Definitive (n.) A word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns.
Definitiveness (n.) The quality of being definitive.
Definitude (n.) Definiteness.
Deflagrability (n.) The state or quality of being deflagrable.
Deflagration (n.) A burning up; conflagration.
Deflagration (n.) The act or process of deflagrating.
Deflagrator (n.) A form of the voltaic battery having large plates, used for producing rapid and powerful combustion.
Deflection (n.) The act of turning aside, or state of being turned aside; a turning from a right
Deflection (n.) The deviation of a shot or ball from its true course.
Deflection (n.) A deviation of the rays of light toward the surface of an opaque body; inflection; diffraction.
Deflection (n.) The bending which a beam or girder undergoes from its own weight or by reason of a load.
Deflectionization (n.) The act of freeing from inflections.
Deflector (n.) That which deflects, as a diaphragm in a furnace, or a cone in a lamp (to deflect and mingle air and gases and help combustion).
Deflexion (n.) See Deflection.
Deflexure (n.) A bending or turning aside; deflection.
Defloration (n.) The act of deflouring; as, the defloration of a virgin.
Defloration (n.) That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection.
Deflourer (n.) One who deflours; a ravisher.
Deflowerer (n.) See Deflourer.
Deflux (n.) Downward flow.
Defluxion (n.) A discharge or flowing of humors or fluid matter, as from the nose in catarrh; -- sometimes used synonymously with inflammation.
Defoedation (n.) Defedation.
Defoliation (n.) The separation of ripened leaves from a branch or stem; the falling or shedding of the leaves.
Deforcement (n.) A keeping out by force or wrong; a wrongful withholding, as of lands or tenements, to which another has a right.
Deforcement (n.) Resistance to an officer in the execution of law.
Deforceor (n.) Same as Deforciant.
Deforciant (n.) One who keeps out of possession the rightful owner of an estate.
Deforciant (n.) One against whom a fictitious action of fine was brought.
Deforciation (n.) Same as Deforcement, n.
Deformation (n.) The act of deforming, or state of anything deformed.
Deformation (n.) Transformation; change of shape.
Deformer (n.) One who deforms.
Deforser (n.) A deforciant.
Defraudation (n.) The act of defrauding; a taking by fraud.
Defrauder (n.) One who defrauds; a cheat; an embezzler; a peculator.
Defraudment (n.) Privation by fraud; defrauding.
Defrayal (n.) The act of defraying; payment; as, the defrayal of necessary costs.
Defrayer (n.) One who pays off expenses.
Defrayment (n.) Payment of charges.
Deftness (n.) The quality of being deft.
Defunct (n.) A dead person; one deceased.
Defunction (n.) Death.
Defy (n.) A challenge.
Degarnishment (n.) The act of depriving, as of furniture, apparatus, or a garrison.
Degenerateness (n.) Degeneracy.
Degeneration (n.) The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; dec
Degeneration (n.) That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure; as, fatty degeneration of the liver.
Degeneration (n.) A gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.
Degeneration (n.) The thing degenerated.
Degenerationist (n.) A believer in the theory of degeneration, or hereditary degradation of type; as, the degenerationists hold that savagery is the result of degeneration from a superior state.
Deglazing (n.) The process of giving a dull or ground surface to glass by acid or by mechanical means.
Deglutination (n.) The act of ungluing.
Deglutition (n.) The act or process of swallowing food; the power of swallowing.
Degradation (n.) The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
Degradation (n.) The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
Degradation (n.) Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
Degradation (n.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
Degradation (n.) The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
Degradation (n.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
Degradement (n.) Deprivation of rank or office; degradation.
Degree (n.) A step, stair, or staircase.
Degree (n.) One of a series of progressive steps upward or downward, in quality, rank, acquirement, and the like; a stage in progression; grade; gradation; as, degrees of vice and virtue; to advance by slow degrees; degree of comparison.
Degree (n.) The point or step of progression to which a person has arrived; rank or station in life; position.
Degree (n.) Measure of advancement; quality; extent; as, tastes differ in kind as well as in degree.
Degree (n.) Grade or rank to which scholars are admitted by a college or university, in recognition of their attainments; as, the degree of bachelor of arts, master, doctor, etc.
Degree (n.) A certain distance or remove in the
Degree (n.) Three figures taken together in numeration; thus, 140 is one degree, 222,140 two degrees.
Degree (n.) State as indicated by sum of exponents; more particularly, the degree of a term is indicated by the sum of the exponents of its literal factors; thus, a2b3c is a term of the sixth degree. The degree of a power, or radical, is denoted by its index, that of an equation by the greatest sum of the exponents of the unknown quantities in any term; thus, ax4 + bx2 = c, and mx2y2 + nyx = p, are both equations of the fourth degree.
Degree (n.) A 360th part of the circumference of a circle, which part is taken as the principal unit of measure for arcs and angles. The degree is divided into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds.
Degree (n.) A division, space, or interval, marked on a mathematical or other instrument, as on a thermometer.
Degree (n.) A
Degu (n.) A small South American rodent (Octodon Cumingii), of the family Octodontidae.
Degustation (n.) Tasting; the appreciation of sapid qualities by the taste organs.
Dehiscence (n.) The act of gaping.
Dehiscence (n.) A gaping or bursting open along a definite
Dehonestation (n.) A dishonoring; disgracing.
Dehors (n.) All sorts of outworks in general, at a distance from the main works; any advanced works for protection or cover.
Dehortation (n.) Dissuasion; advice against something.
Dehorter (n.) A dissuader; an adviser to the contrary.
Dehydration (n.) The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed.
Dehydrogenation (n.) The act or process of freeing from hydrogen; also, the condition resulting from the removal of hydrogen.
Deicide (n.) The act of killing a being of a divine nature; particularly, the putting to death of Jesus Christ.
Deicide (n.) One concerned in putting Christ to death.
Deification (n.) The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis; excessive praise.
Deifier (n.) One who deifies.
Deiformity (n.) Likeness to deity.
Deil (n.) Devil; -- spelt also deel.
Deinoceras (n.) See Dinoceras.
Deinornis (n.) See Dinornis.
Deinosaur (n.) See Dinosaur.
Deinotherium (n.) See Dinotherium.
Deipnosophist (n.) One of an ancient sect of philosophers, who cultivated learned conversation at meals.
Deis (n.) See Dais.
Deism (n.) The doctrine or creed of a deist; the belief or system of those who acknowledge the existence of one God, but deny revelation.
Deist (n.) One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker.
Deisticalness (n.) State of being deistical.
Deity (n.) The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works.
Deity (n.) A god or goddess; a heathen god.
Dejecter (n.) One who casts down, or dejects.
Dejection (n.) A casting down; depression.
Dejection (n.) The act of humbling or abasing one's self.
Dejection (n.) Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.
Dejection (n.) A low condition; weakness; inability.
Dejection (n.) The discharge of excrement.
Dejection (n.) Faeces; excrement.
Dejecture (n.) That which is voided; excrements.
Dejeration (n.) The act of swearing solemnly.
Dejeune (n.) A dejeuner.
Dejeuner (n.) A breakfast; sometimes, also, a lunch or collation.
Dekagram (n.) Same as Decagram.
Dekaliter (n.) Same as Decaliter.
Dekameter (n.) Same as Decameter.
Dekastere (n.) Same as Decastere.
Dekle (n.) See Deckle.
Del (n.) Share; portion; part.
Delaceration (n.) A tearing in pieces.
Delacrymation (n.) An involuntary discharge of watery humors from the eyes; wateriness of the eyes.
Delactation (n.) The act of weaning.
Delaine (n.) A kind of fabric for women's dresses.
Delamination (n.) Formation and separation of laminae or layers; one of the methods by which the various blastodermic layers of the ovum are differentiated.
Delapsation (n.) See Delapsion.
Delapsion (n.) A falling down, or out of place; prolapsion.
Delassation (n.) Fatigue.
Delation (n.) Conveyance.
Delation (n.) Accusation by an informer.
Delator (n.) An accuser; an informer.
Delaware (n.) An American grape, with compact bunches of small, amber-colored berries, sweet and of a good flavor.
Delay (n.) To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
Delay (n.) To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
Delay (n.) To allay; to temper.
Delayer (n.) One who delays; one who lingers.
Delayment (n.) Hindrance.
Delectation (n.) Great pleasure; delight.
Delectus (n.) A name given to an elementary book for learners of Latin or Greek.
Delegate (n.) Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
Delegate (n.) One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.
Delegate (n.) One sent by any constituency to act as its representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a convention for nominating officers, or for forming or altering a constitution.
Delegation (n.) The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates.
Delegation (n.) One or more persons appointed or chosen, and commissioned to represent others, as in a convention, in Congress, etc.; the collective body of delegates; as, the delegation from Massachusetts; a deputation.
Delegation (n.) A kind of novation by which a debtor, to be liberated from his creditor, gives him a third person, who becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or to the person appointed by him.
Deletery (n.) That which destroys.
Deletion (n.) Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction.
Deletory (n.) That which blots out.
Delf (n.) A mine; a quarry; a pit dug; a ditch.
Delf (n.) Same as Delftware.
Delft (n.) Same as Delftware.
Delftware (n.) Pottery made at the city of Delft in Holland; hence:
Delftware (n.) Earthenware made in imitation of the above; any glazed earthenware made for table use, and the like.
Delibation (n.) Act of tasting; a slight trial.
Deliberateness (n.) The quality of being deliberate; calm consideration; circumspection.
Deliberation (n.) The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.
Deliberation (n.) Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.
Deliberative (n.) A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined.
Deliberative (n.) A kind of rhetoric employed in proving a thing and convincing others of its truth, in order to persuade them to adopt it.
Deliberator (n.) One who deliberates.
Delibration (n.) The act of stripping off the bark.
Delicate (n.) A choice dainty; a delicacy.
Delicate (n.) A delicate, luxurious, or effeminate person.
Delicateness (n.) The quality of being delicate.
Deliciousness (n.) The quality of being delicious; as, the deliciousness of a repast.
Deliciousness (n.) Luxury.
Delict (n.) An offense or transgression against law; (Scots Law) an offense of a lesser degree; a misdemeanor.
Deligation (n.) A binding up; a bandaging.
Delighter (n.) One who gives or takes delight.
Delilah (n.) The mistress of Samson, who betrayed him (Judges xvi.); hence, a harlot; a temptress.
Delimitation (n.) The act or process of fixing limits or boundaries; limitation.
Delinition (n.) A smearing.
Delinquency (n.) Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime.
Delinquent (n.) Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
Delinquent (n.) One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.
Deliquation (n.) A melting.
Deliquescence (n.) The act of deliquescing or liquefying; process by which anything deliquesces; tendency to melt.
Deliquiation (n.) The act of deliquiating.
Deliquium (n.) A melting or dissolution in the air, or in a moist place; a liquid condition; as, a salt falls into a deliquium.
Deliquium (n.) A sinking away; a swooning.
Deliquium (n.) A melting or maudlin mood.
Deliracy (n.) Delirium.
Delirament (n.) A wandering of the mind; a crazy fancy.
Delirancy (n.) Delirium.
Deliration (n.) Aberration of mind; delirium.
Deliriant (n.) A poison which occasions a persistent delirium, or mental aberration (as belladonna).
Delirifacient (n.) Any substance which tends to cause delirium.
Delirium (n.) A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.
Delirium (n.) Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness.
Delit (n.) Delight.
Delitescence (n.) Concealment; seclusion; retirement.
Delitescence (n.) The sudden disappearance of inflammation.
Delitescency (n.) Concealment; seclusion.
Delitigation (n.) Chiding; brawl.
Deliverance (n.) The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive.
Deliverance (n.) Act of bringing forth children.
Deliverance (n.) Act of speaking; utterance.
Deliverance (n.) The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint.
Deliverance (n.) Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly.
Deliverance (n.) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.
Deliverer (n.) One who delivers or rescues; a preserver.
Deliverer (n.) One who relates or communicates.
Deliveress (n.) A female deliverer.
Deliverness (n.) Nimbleness; agility.
Delivery (n.) The act of delivering from restraint; rescue; release; liberation; as, the delivery of a captive from his dungeon.
Delivery (n.) The act of delivering up or over; surrender; transfer of the body or substance of a thing; distribution; as, the delivery of a fort, of hostages, of a criminal, of goods, of letters.
Delivery (n.) The act or style of utterance; manner of speaking; as, a good delivery; a clear delivery.
Delivery (n.) The act of giving birth; parturition; the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes.
Delivery (n.) The act of exerting one's strength or limbs.
Delivery (n.) The act or manner of delivering a ball; as, the pitcher has a swift delivery.
Dell (n.) A small, retired valley; a ravine.
Dell (n.) A young woman; a wench.
Deloo (n.) The duykerbok.
Deloul (n.) A special breed of the dromedary used for rapid traveling; the swift camel; -- called also herire, and maharik.
Delph (n.) Delftware.
Delph (n.) The drain on the land side of a sea embankment.
Delphin (n.) A fatty substance contained in the oil of the dolphin and the porpoise; -- called also phocenin.
Delphinic (n.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the dolphin; phocenic.
Delphinine (n.) A poisonous alkaloid extracted from the stavesacre (Delphinium staphisagria), as a colorless amorphous powder.
Delphinus (n.) A genus of Cetacea, including the dolphin. See Dolphin, 1.
Delphinus (n.) The Dolphin, a constellation near the equator and east of Aquila.
Delta (n.) A tract of land shaped like the letter delta (/), especially when the land is alluvial and inclosed between two or more mouths of a river; as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.
Deltafication (n.) The formation of a delta or of deltas.
Delthyris (n.) A name formerly given to certain Silurian brachiopod shells of the genus Spirifer.
Deltidium (n.) The triangular space under the beak of many brachiopod shells.
Deltohedron (n.) A solid bounded by twelve quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the isometric system, allied to the tetrahedron.
Deluder (n.) One who deludes; a deceiver; an impostor.
Deluge (n.) A washing away; an overflowing of the land by water; an inundation; a flood; specifically, The Deluge, the great flood in the days of Noah (Gen. vii.).
Deluge (n.) Fig.: Anything which overwhelms, or causes great destruction.
Delundung (n.) An East Indian carnivorous mammal (Prionodon gracilis), resembling the civets, but without scent pouches. It is handsomely spotted.
Delusion (n.) The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind.
Delusion (n.) The state of being deluded or misled.
Delusion (n.) That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.
Delver (n.) One who digs, as with a spade.
Demagog (n.) Demagogue.
Demagogism (n.) The practices of a demagogue.
Demagogue (n.) A leader of the rabble; one who attempts to control the multitude by specious or deceitful arts; an unprincipled and factious mob orator or political leader.
Demagogy (n.) Demagogism.
Demain (n.) Rule; management.
Demain (n.) See Demesne.
Demandant (n.) One who demands; the plaintiff in a real action; any plaintiff.
Demander (n.) One who demands.
Demandress (n.) A woman who demands.
Demantoid (n.) A yellow-green, transparent variety of garnet found in the Urals. It is valued as a gem because of its brilliancy of luster, whence the name.
Demarcation (n.) The act of marking, or of ascertaining and setting a limit; separation; distinction.
Demarch (n.) March; walk; gait.
Demarch (n.) A chief or ruler of a deme or district in Greece.
Demarkation (n.) Same as Demarcation.
Deme (n.) A territorial subdivision of Attica (also of modern Greece), corresponding to a township.
Deme (n.) An undifferentiated aggregate of cells or plastids.
Demean (n.) Demesne.
Demean (n.) Resources; means.
Demeanance (n.) Demeanor.
Demeanure (n.) Behavior.
Demency (n.) Dementia; loss of mental powers. See Insanity.
Dementation (n.) The act of depriving of reason; madness.
Dementia (n.) Insanity; madness; esp. that form which consists in weakness or total loss of thought and reason; mental imbecility; idiocy.
Demerit (n.) That which one merits or deserves, either of good or ill; desert.
Demerit (n.) That which deserves blame; ill desert; a fault; a vice; misconduct; -- the opposite of merit.
Demerit (n.) The state of one who deserves ill.
Demerit (n.) To deserve; -- said in reference to both praise and blame.
Demerit (n.) To depreciate or cry down.
Demersion (n.) The act of plunging into a fluid; a drowning.
Demersion (n.) The state of being overwhelmed in water, or as if in water.
Demesne (n.) A lord's chief manor place, with that part of the lands belonging thereto which has not been granted out in tenancy; a house, and the land adjoining, kept for the proprietor's own use.
Demi (n.) See Demy, n.
Demibastion (n.) A half bastion, or that part of a bastion consisting of one face and one flank.
Demibrigade (n.) A half brigade.
Demicadence (n.) An imperfect or half cadence, falling on the dominant instead of on the key note.
Demicannon (n.) A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from thirty to thirty-six pounds.
Demicircle (n.) An instrument for measuring angles, in surveying, etc. It resembles a protractor, but has an alidade, sights, and a compass.
Demiculverin (n.) A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from nine to thirteen pounds.
Demidevil (n.) A half devil.
Demigod (n.) A half god, or an inferior deity; a fabulous hero, the offspring of a deity and a mortal.
Demigoddess (n.) A female demigod.
Demigorge (n.) Half the gorge, or entrance into a bastion, taken from the angle of the flank to the center of the bastion.
Demigration (n.) Emigration.
Demigroat (n.) A half groat.
Demi-island (n.) Peninsula.
Demijohn (n.) A glass vessel or bottle with a large body and small neck, inclosed in wickerwork.
Demilance (n.) A light lance; a short spear; a half pike; also, a demilancer.
Demilancer (n.) A soldier of light cavalry of the 16th century, who carried a demilance.
Demilune (n.) A work constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin. See Ravelin.
Demilune (n.) A crescentic mass of granular protoplasm present in the salivary glands.
Demiman (n.) A half man.
Demimonde (n.) Persons of doubtful reputation; esp., women who are kept as mistresses, though not public prostitutes; demireps.
Demiquaver (n.) A note of half the length of the quaver; a semiquaver.
Demirelief (n.) Alt. of Demirelievo
Demirelievo (n.) Half relief. See Demi-rilievo.
Demirep (n.) A woman of doubtful reputation or suspected character; an adventuress.
Demi-rilievo (n.) Half relief; sculpture in relief of which the figures project from the background by one half their full roundness.
Demi-rilievo (n.) A work of sculpture of the above character. See Alto-rilievo.
Demisability (n.) The state of being demisable.
Demise (n.) Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
Demise (n.) The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person.
Demise (n.) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
Demisemiquaver (n.) A short note, equal in time to the half of a semiquaver, or the thirty-second part of a whole note.
Demission (n.) The act of demitting, or the state of being demitted; a letting down; a lowering; dejection.
Demission (n.) Resignation of an office.
Demisuit (n.) A suit of light armor covering less than the whole body, as having no protection for the legs below the thighs, no vizor to the helmet, and the like.
Demitint (n.) That part of a painting, engraving, or the like, which is neither in full darkness nor full light.
Demitint (n.) The shade itself; neither the darkest nor the lightest in a composition. Also called half tint.
Demitone (n.) Semitone.
Demiurge (n.) The chief magistrate in some of the Greek states.
Demiurge (n.) God, as the Maker of the world.
Demiurge (n.) According to the Gnostics, an agent or one employed by the Supreme Being to create the material universe and man.
Demivill (n.) A half vill, consisting of five freemen or frankpledges.
Demivolt (n.) A half vault; one of the seven artificial motions of a horse, in which he raises his fore legs in a particular manner.
Demiwolf (n.) A half wolf; a mongrel dog, between a dog and a wolf.
Demobilization (n.) The disorganization or disarming of troops which have previously been mobilized or called into active service; the change from a war footing to a peace footing.
Democracy (n.) Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.
Democracy (n.) Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
Democracy (n.) Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.
Democracy (n.) The principles and policy of the Democratic party, so called.
Democrat (n.) One who is an adherent or advocate of democracy, or government by the people.
Democrat (n.) A member of the Democratic party.
Democratism (n.) The principles or spirit of a democracy.
Democratist (n.) A democrat.
Democraty (n.) Democracy.
Demogorgon (n.) A mysterious, terrible, and evil divinity, regarded by some as the author of creation, by others as a great magician who was supposed to command the spirits of the lower world. See Gorgon.
Demography (n.) The study of races, as to births, marriages, mortality, health, etc.
Demoiselle (n.) A young lady; a damsel; a lady's maid.
Demoiselle (n.) The Numidian crane (Anthropoides virgo); -- so called on account of the grace and symmetry of its form and movements.
Demoiselle (n.) A beautiful, small dragon fly of the genus Agrion.
Demolisher (n.) One who, or that which, demolishes; as, a demolisher of towns.
Demolishment (n.) Demolition.
Demolition (n.) The act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying a pile or structure; destruction by violence; utter overthrow; -- opposed to construction; as, the demolition of a house, of military works, of a town, or of hopes.
Demolitionist (n.) A demolisher.
Demon (n.) A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology.
Demon (n.) One's genius; a tutelary spirit or internal voice; as, the demon of Socrates.
Demon (n.) An evil spirit; a devil.
Demoness (n.) A female demon.
Demonetization (n.) The act of demonetizing, or the condition of being demonetized.
Demoniac (n.) A human being possessed by a demon or evil spirit; one whose faculties are directly controlled by a demon.
Demoniac (n.) One of a sect of Anabaptists who maintain that the demons or devils will finally be saved.
Demoniacism (n.) The state of being demoniac, or the practices of demoniacs.
Demonianism (n.) The state of being possessed by a demon or by demons.
Demoniasm (n.) See Demonianism.
Demonism (n.) The belief in demons or false gods.
Demonist (n.) A believer in, or worshiper of, demons.
Demonocracy (n.) The power or government of demons.
Demonographer (n.) A demonologist.
Demonolatry (n.) The worship of demons.
Demonologer (n.) One versed in demonology.
Demonologist (n.) One who writes on, or is versed in, demonology.
Demonology (n.) A treatise on demons; a supposititious science which treats of demons and their manifestations.
Demonomagy (n.) Magic in which the aid of demons is invoked; black or infernal magic.
Demonomania (n.) A form of madness in which the patient conceives himself possessed of devils.
Demonomist (n.) One in subjection to a demon, or to demons.
Demonomy (n.) The dominion of demons.
Demonry (n.) Demoniacal influence or possession.
Demonship (n.) The state of a demon.
Demonstrability (n.) The quality of being demonstrable; demonstrableness.
Demonstrableness (n.) The quality of being demonstrable; demonstrability.
Demonstrance (n.) Demonstration; proof.
Demonstrater (n.) See Demonstrator.
Demonstration (n.) The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason.
Demonstration (n.) An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show.
Demonstration (n.) The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation.
Demonstration (n.) (Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack.
Demonstration (n.) The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself.
Demonstration (n.) A course of reasoning showing that a certain result is a necessary consequence of assumed premises; -- these premises being definitions, axioms, and previously established propositions.
Demonstrative (n.) A demonstrative pronoun; as, "this" and "that" are demonstratives.
Demonstrativeness (n.) The state or quality of being demonstrative.
Demonstrator (n.) One who demonstrates; one who proves anything with certainty, or establishes it by indubitable evidence.
Demonstrator (n.) A teacher of practical anatomy.
Demorage (n.) Demurrage.
Demoralization (n.) The act of corrupting or subverting morals. Especially: The act of corrupting or subverting discip
Dempster (n.) Alt. of Demster
Demster (n.) A deemster.
Demster (n.) An officer whose duty it was to announce the doom or sentence pronounced by the court.
Demulcent (n.) A substance, usually of a mucilaginous or oily nature, supposed to be capable of soothing an inflamed nervous membrane, or protecting it from irritation. Gum Arabic, glycerin, olive oil, etc., are demulcents.
Demulsion (n.) The act of soothing; that which soothes.
Demureness (n.) The state of being demure; gravity; the show of gravity or modesty.
Demurity (n.) Demureness; also, one who is demure.
Demurrage (n.) The detention of a vessel by the freighter beyond the time allowed in her charter party for loading, unloading, or sailing.
Demurrage (n.) The allowance made to the master or owner of the ship for such delay or detention.
Demurral (n.) Demur; delay in acting or deciding.
Demurrer (n.) One who demurs.
Demurrer (n.) A stop or pause by a party to an action, for the judgment of the court on the question, whether, assuming the truth of the matter alleged by the opposite party, it is sufficient in law to sustain the action or defense, and hence whether the party resting is bound to answer or proceed further.
Demy (n.) A printing and a writing paper of particular sizes. See under Paper.
Demy (n.) A half fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Den (n.) A small cavern or hollow place in the side of a hill, or among rocks; esp., a cave used by a wild beast for shelter or concealment; as, a lion's den; a den of robbers.
Den (n.) A squalid place of resort; a wretched dwelling place; a haunt; as, a den of vice.
Den (n.) Any snug or close retreat where one goes to be alone.
Den (n.) A narrow glen; a ravine; a dell.
Denarius (n.) A Roman silver coin of the value of about fourteen cents; the "penny" of the New Testament; -- so called from being worth originally ten of the pieces called as.
Denary (n.) The number ten; a division into ten.
Denary (n.) A coin; the Anglicized form of denarius.
Denationalization (n.) The or process of denationalizing.
Denay (n.) Denial; refusal.
Dendrachate (n.) Arborescent or dendritic agate.
Dendrite (n.) A stone or mineral on or in which are branching figures resembling shrubs or trees, produced by a foreign mineral, usually an oxide of manganese, as in the moss agate; also, a crystallized mineral having an arborescent form, e. g., gold or silver; an arborization.
Dendrolite (n.) A petrified or fossil shrub, plant, or part of a plant.
Dendrologist (n.) One versed in the natural history of trees.
Dendrology (n.) A discourse or treatise on trees; the natural history of trees.
Dendrometer (n.) An instrument to measure the height and diameter of trees.
Denegation (n.) Denial.
Dengue (n.) A specific epidemic disease attended with high fever, cutaneous eruption, and severe pains in the head and limbs, resembling those of rheumatism; -- called also breakbone fever. It occurs in India, Egypt, the West Indies, etc., is of short duration, and rarely fatal.
Denial (n.) The act of gainsaying, refusing, or disowning; negation; -- the contrary of affirmation.
Denial (n.) A refusal to admit the truth of a statement, charge, imputation, etc.; assertion of the untruth of a thing stated or maintained; a contradiction.
Denial (n.) A refusal to grant; rejection of a request.
Denial (n.) A refusal to acknowledge; disclaimer of connection with; disavowal; -- the contrary of confession; as, the denial of a fault charged on one; a denial of God.
Deniance (n.) Denial.
Denier (n.) One who denies; as, a denier of a fact, or of the faith, or of Christ.
Denier (n.) A small copper coin of insignificant value.
Denigration (n.) The act of making black.
Denigration (n.) Fig.: A blackening; defamation.
Denigrator (n.) One who, or that which, blackens.
Denim (n.) A coarse cotton drilling used for overalls, etc.
Denitration (n.) A disengaging, or removal, of nitric acid.
Denitrification (n.) The act or process of freeing from nitrogen; also, the condition resulting from the removal of nitrogen.
Denization (n.) The act of making one a denizen or adopted citizen; naturalization.
Denizen (n.) A dweller; an inhabitant.
Denizen (n.) One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.
Denizen (n.) One admitted to residence in a foreign country.
Denizenation (n.) Denization; denizening.
Denizenship (n.) State of being a denizen.
Dennet (n.) A light, open, two-wheeled carriage for one horse; a kind of gig.
Denomination (n.) The act of naming or designating.
Denomination (n.) That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.
Denomination (n.) A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians.
Denominationalism (n.) A denominational or class spirit or policy; devotion to the interests of a sect or denomination.
Denominationalist (n.) One imbued with a denominational spirit.
Denominative (n.) A denominative name or term; denominative verb.
Denominator (n.) One who, or that which, gives a name; origin or source of a name.
Denominator (n.) That number placed below the
Denominator (n.) That part of any expression under a fractional form which is situated below the horizontal
Denotation (n.) The marking off or separation of anything.
Denotement (n.) Sign; indication.
Denouement (n.) The unraveling or discovery of a plot; the catastrophe, especially of a drama or a romance.
Denouement (n.) The solution of a mystery; issue; outcome.
Denouncement (n.) Solemn, official, or menacing announcement; denunciation.
Denouncer (n.) One who denounces, or declares, as a menace.
Denseless (n.) The quality of being dense; density.
Densimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity or density of a substance.
Density (n.) The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; -- opposed to rarity.
Density (n.) The ratio of mass, or quantity of matter, to bulk or volume, esp. as compared with the mass and volume of a portion of some substance used as a standard.
Density (n.) Depth of shade.
Dent (n.) A stroke; a blow.
Dent (n.) A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
Dent (n.) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
Dentalism (n.) The quality of being formed by the aid of the teeth.
Dentalium (n.) A genus of marine mollusks belonging to the Scaphopoda, having a tubular conical shell.
Dentary (n.) The distal bone of the lower jaw in many animals, which may or may not bear teeth.
Dentation (n.) Formation of teeth; toothed form.
Dentel (n.) Same as Dentil.
Dentelle (n.) An ornamental tooling like lace.
Dentex (n.) An edible European marine fish (Sparus dentex, or Dentex vulgaris) of the family Percidae.
Denticle (n.) A small tooth or projecting point.
Denticulation (n.) The state of being set with small notches or teeth.
Denticulation (n.) A diminutive tooth; a denticle.
Dentifrice (n.) A powder or other substance to be used in cleaning the teeth; tooth powder.
Dentil (n.) A small square block or projection in cornices, a number of which are ranged in an ornamental band; -- used particularly in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
Dentilabial (n.) A dentilabial sound or letter.
Dentilation (n.) Dentition.
Dentilave (n.) A wash for cleaning the teeth.
Dentile (n.) A small tooth, like that of a saw.
Dentilingual (n.) A dentilingual sound or letter.
Dentiloquist (n.) One who speaks through the teeth, that is, with the teeth closed.
Dentiloquy (n.) The habit or practice of speaking through the teeth, or with them closed.
Dentine (n.) The dense calcified substance of which teeth are largely composed. It contains less animal matter than bone, and in the teeth of man is situated beneath the enamel.
Dentiphone (n.) An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve; an audiphone.
Dentiroster (n.) A dentirostral bird.
Dentiscalp (n.) An instrument for scraping the teeth.
Dentist (n.) One whose business it is to clean, extract, or repair natural teeth, and to make and insert artificial ones; a dental surgeon.
Dentistry (n.) The art or profession of a dentist; dental surgery.
Dentition (n.) The development and cutting of teeth; teething.
Dentition (n.) The system of teeth peculiar to an animal.
Denture (n.) An artificial tooth, block, or set of teeth.
Denudation (n.) The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare.
Denudation (n.) The laying bare of rocks by the washing away of the overlying earth, etc.; or the excavation and removal of them by the action of running water.
Denunciation (n.) Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
Denunciation (n.) The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
Denunciation (n.) That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.
Denunciator (n.) One who denounces, publishes, or proclaims, especially intended or coming evil; one who threatens or accuses.
Denutrition (n.) The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition causing the breaking down of tissue.
Deobstruent (n.) A medicine which removes obstructions; an aperient.
Deodand (n.) A personal chattel which had caused the death of a person, and for that reason was given to God, that is, forfeited to the crown, to be applied to pious uses, and distributed in alms by the high almoner. Thus, if a cart ran over a man and killed him, it was forfeited as a deodand.
Deodar (n.) A kind of cedar (Cedrus Deodara), growing in India, highly valued for its size and beauty as well as for its timber, and also grown in England as an ornamental tree.
Deodate (n.) A gift or offering to God.
Deodorant (n.) A deodorizer.
Deodorization (n.) The act of depriving of odor, especially of offensive odors resulting from impurities.
Deodorizer (n.) He who, or that which, deodorizes; esp., an agent that destroys offensive odors.
Deontologist (n.) One versed in deontology.
Deontology (n.) The science relat/ to duty or moral obligation.
Deoppilation (n.) Removal of whatever stops up the passages.
Deordination (n.) Disorder; dissoluteness.
Deoxidation (n.) The act or process of reducing from the state of an oxide.
Deoxidization (n.) Deoxidation.
Deoxidizer (n.) That which removes oxygen; hence, a reducing agent; as, nascent hydrogen is a deoxidizer.
Deoxygenation (n.) The act or operation of depriving of oxygen.
Depainter (n.) One who depaints.
Depart (n.) Division; separation, as of compound substances into their ingredients.
Depart (n.) A going away; departure; hence, death.
Departer (n.) One who refines metals by separation.
Departer (n.) One who departs.
Departure (n.) Division; separation; putting away.
Departure (n.) Separation or removal from a place; the act or process of departing or going away.
Departure (n.) Removal from the present life; death; decease.
Departure (n.) Deviation or abandonment, as from or of a rule or course of action, a plan, or a purpose.
Departure (n.) The desertion by a party to any pleading of the ground taken by him in his last antecedent pleading, and the adoption of another.
Departure (n.) The distance due east or west which a person or ship passes over in going along an oblique
Depeculation (n.) A robbing or embezzlement.
Dependant (n.) Alt. of Dependancy
Dependance (n.) Alt. of Dependancy
Dependancy (n.) See Dependent, Dependence, Dependency.
Dependence (n.) The act or state of depending; state of being dependent; a hanging down or from; suspension from a support.
Dependence (n.) The state of being influenced and determined by something; subjection (as of an effect to its cause).
Dependence (n.) Mutu/// /onnection and support; concatenation; systematic ///er relation.
Dependence (n.) Subjection to the direction or disposal of another; inability to help or provide for one's self.
Dependence (n.) A resting with confidence; reliance; trust.
Dependence (n.) That on which one depends or relies; as, he was her sole dependence.
Dependence (n.) That which depends; anything dependent or suspended; anything attached a subordinate to, or contingent on, something else.
Dependence (n.) A matter depending, or in suspense, and still to be determined; ground of controversy or quarrel.
Dependency (n.) State of being dependent; dependence; state of being subordinate; subordination; concatenation; connection; reliance; trust.
Dependency (n.) A thing hanging down; a dependence.
Dependency (n.) That which is attached to something else as its consequence, subordinate, satellite, and the like.
Dependency (n.) A territory remote from the kingdom or state to which it belongs, but subject to its dominion; a colony; as, Great Britain has its dependencies in Asia, Africa, and America.
Dependent (n.) One who depends; one who is sustained by another, or who relies on another for support of favor; a hanger-on; a retainer; as, a numerous train of dependents.
Dependent (n.) That which depends; corollary; consequence.
Depender (n.) One who depends; a dependent.
Deperdit (n.) That which is lost or destroyed.
Deperdition (n.) Loss; destruction.
Dephlegmation (n.) The operation of separating water from spirits and acids, by evaporation or repeated distillation; -- called also concentration, especially when acids are the subject of it.
Dephlegmator (n.) An instrument or apparatus in which water is separated by evaporation or distillation; the part of a distilling apparatus in which the separation of the vapors is effected.
Dephlegmedness (n.) A state of being freed from water.
Dephosphorization (n.) The act of freeing from phosphorous.
Depiction (n.) A painting or depicting; a representation.
Depilation (n.) Act of pulling out or removing the hair; unhairing.
Depilatory (n.) An application used to take off hair.
Deplantation (n.) Act of taking up plants from beds.
Depletion (n.) The act of depleting or emptying.
Depletion (n.) the act or process of diminishing the quantity of fluid in the vessels by bloodletting or otherwise; also excessive evacuation, as in severe diarrhea.
Depletive (n.) A substance used to deplete.
Deplication (n.) An unfolding, untwisting, or unplaiting.
Deploitation (n.) Same as Exploitation.
Deplorability (n.) Deplorableness.
Deplorableness (n.) State of being deplorable.
Deploration (n.) The act of deploring or lamenting; lamentation.
Deploredness (n.) The state of being deplored or deplorable.
Deplorement (n.) Deploration.
Deplorre (n.) One who deplores.
Deploy (n.) Alt. of Deployment
Deployment (n.) The act of deploying; a spreading out of a body of men in order to extend their front.
Deplumation (n.) The stripping or falling off of plumes or feathers.
Deplumation (n.) A disease of the eyelids, attended with loss of the eyelashes.
Depolarization (n.) The act of depriving of polarity, or the result of such action; reduction to an unpolarized condition.
Depolarizer (n.) A substance used to prevent polarization, as upon the negative plate of a voltaic battery.
Depolishing (n.) The process of removing the vitreous glaze from porcelain, leaving the dull luster of the surface of ivory porcelain.
Depopulacy (n.) Depopulation; destruction of population.
Depopulation (n.) The act of depopulating, or condition of being depopulated; destruction or explusion of inhabitants.
Depopulator (n.) One who depopulates; a dispeopler.
Deport (n.) Behavior; carriage; demeanor; deportment.
Deportation (n.) The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation.
Deportment (n.) Manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage; especially, manner of acting with respect to the courtesies and duties of life; behavior; demeanor; bearing.
Deporture (n.) Deportment.
Deposal (n.) The act of deposing from office; a removal from the throne.
Deposer (n.) One who deposes or degrades from office.
Deposer (n.) One who testifies or deposes; a deponent.
Deposit (n.) To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.
Deposit (n.) To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
Deposit (n.) To lodge in some one's hands for safe keeping; to commit to the custody of another; to intrust; esp., to place in a bank, as a sum of money subject to order.
Deposit (n.) To lay aside; to rid one's self of.
Depositary (n.) One with whom anything is lodged in the trust; one who receives a deposit; -- the correlative of depositor.
Depositary (n.) A storehouse; a depository.
Depositary (n.) One to whom goods are bailed, to be kept for the bailor without a recompense.
Deposition (n.) The act of depositing or deposing; the act of laying down or thrown down; precipitation.
Deposition (n.) The act of bringing before the mind; presentation.
Deposition (n.) The act of setting aside a sovereign or a public officer; deprivation of authority and dignity; displacement; removal.
Deposition (n.) That which is deposited; matter laid or thrown down; sediment; alluvial matter; as, banks are sometimes depositions of alluvial matter.
Deposition (n.) An opinion, example, or statement, laid down or asserted; a declaration.
Deposition (n.) The act of laying down one's testimony in writing; also, testimony laid or taken down in writing, under oath or affirmation, before some competent officer, and in reply to interrogatories and cross-interrogatories.
Depositor (n.) One who makes a deposit, especially of money in a bank; -- the correlative of depository.
Depository (n.) A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping; as, warehouse is a depository for goods; a clerk's office is a depository for records.
Depository (n.) One with whom something is deposited; a depositary.
Depositum (n.) Deposit.
Depositure (n.) The act of depositing; deposition.
Depot (n.) A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.
Depot (n.) A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.
Depot (n.) The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.
Depot (n.) A railway station; a building for the accommodation and protection of railway passengers or freight.
Depravation (n.) Detraction; depreciation.
Depravation (n.) The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting.
Depravation (n.) The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity.
Depravation (n.) Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion.
Depravedness (n.) Depravity.
Depravement (n.) Depravity.
Depraver (n.) One who deprave or corrupts.
Depravity (n.) The state of being depraved or corrupted; a vitiated state of moral character; general badness of character; wickedness of mind or heart; absence of religious feeling and principle.
Deprecation (n.) The act of deprecating; a praying against evil; prayer that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong expression of disapprobation.
Deprecation (n.) Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.
Deprecation (n.) An imprecation or curse.
Deprecator (n.) One who deprecates.
Depreciation (n.) The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation.
Depreciation (n.) The falling of value; reduction of worth.
Depreciation (n.) the state of being depreciated.
Depreciator (n.) One who depreciates.
Depredation (n.) The act of depredating, or the state of being depredated; the act of despoiling or making inroads; as, the sea often makes depredation on the land.
Depredator (n.) One who plunders or pillages; a spoiler; a robber.
Deprehension (n.) A catching; discovery.
Depressant (n.) An agent or remedy which lowers the vital powers.
Depression (n.) The act of depressing.
Depression (n.) The state of being depressed; a sinking.
Depression (n.) A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.
Depression (n.) Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.
Depression (n.) Dejection; despondency; lowness.
Depression (n.) Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.
Depression (n.) The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.
Depression (n.) The operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations.
Depression (n.) A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8.
Depressomotor (n.) Any agent that depresses the activity of the motor centers, as bromides, etc.
Depressor (n.) One who, or that which, presses down; an oppressor.
Depressor (n.) A muscle that depresses or tends to draw down a part.
Deprisure (n.) Low estimation; disesteem; contempt.
Deprivation (n.) The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
Deprivation (n.) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
Deprivation (n.) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
Deprivement (n.) Deprivation.
Depriver (n.) One who, or that which, deprives.
Depth (n.) The quality of being deep; deepness; perpendicular measurement downward from the surface, or horizontal measurement backward from the front; as, the depth of a river; the depth of a body of troops.
Depth (n.) Profoundness; extent or degree of intensity; abundance; completeness; as, depth of knowledge, or color.
Depth (n.) Lowness; as, depth of sound.
Depth (n.) That which is deep; a deep, or the deepest, part or place; the deep; the middle part; as, the depth of night, or of winter.
Depth (n.) The number of simple elements which an abstract conception or notion includes; the comprehension or content.
Depth (n.) A pair of toothed wheels which work together.
Depulsion (n.) A driving or thrusting away.
Depuration (n.) The act or process of depurating or freeing from foreign or impure matter, as a liquid or wound.
Depurative (n.) A depurative remedy or agent; or a disease which is believed to be depurative.
Depurator (n.) One who, or that which, cleanses.
Depurition (n.) See Depuration.
Deputation (n.) The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency.
Deputation (n.) The person or persons deputed or commissioned by another person, party, or public body to act in his or its behalf; delegation; as, the general sent a deputation to the enemy to propose a truce.
Deputator (n.) One who deputes, or makes a deputation.
Depute (n.) A person deputed; a deputy.
Deputy (n.) One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
Deputy (n.) A member of the Chamber of Deputies.
Deraination (n.) The act of pulling up by the roots; eradication.
Deraignment (n.) Alt. of Derainment
Derainment (n.) The act of deraigning.
Derainment (n.) The renunciation of religious or monastic vows.
Derailment (n.) The act of going off, or the state of being off, the rails of a railroad.
Derangement (n.) The act of deranging or putting out of order, or the state of being deranged; disarrangement; disorder; confusion; especially, mental disorder; insanity.
Deranger (n.) One who deranges.
Deray (n.) Disorder; merriment.
Derbio (n.) A large European food fish (Lichia glauca).
Derby (n.) A race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the 12th Earl of Derby, in 1780.
Derby (n.) A stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown.
Dere (n.) Harm.
Derelict (n.) A thing voluntary abandoned or willfully cast away by its proper owner, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
Derelict (n.) A tract of land left dry by the sea, and fit for cultivation or use.
Dereliction (n.) The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.
Dereliction (n.) A neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment.
Dereliction (n.) The state of being left or abandoned.
Dereliction (n.) A retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained.
Dereling (n.) Darling.
Dereling (n.) Darling.
Derider (n.) One who derides, or laughs at, another in contempt; a mocker; a scoffer.
Derision (n.) The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.
Derision (n.) An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.
Derival (n.) Derivation.
Derivate (n.) A thing derived; a derivative.
Derivation (n.) A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.
Derivation (n.) The act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence.
Derivation (n.) The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root.
Derivation (n.) The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.
Derivation (n.) That from which a thing is derived.
Derivation (n.) That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.
Derivation (n.) The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration.
Derivation (n.) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.
Derivative (n.) That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another.
Derivative (n.) A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix, an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its origin from a root.
Derivative (n.) A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its harmonics in an actual chord.
Derivative (n.) An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation (in the medical sense).
Derivative (n.) A derived function; a function obtained from a given function by a certain algebraic process.
Derivative (n.) A substance so related to another substance by modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives of ammonia, and the hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc.
Derivement (n.) That which is derived; deduction; inference.
Deriver (n.) One who derives.
-derm (n.) A suffix or terminal formative, much used in anatomical terms, and signifying skin, integument, covering; as, blastoderm, ectoderm, etc.
Derma (n.) See Dermis.
Dermaptera (n.) Alt. of Dermapteran
Dermapteran (n.) See Dermoptera, Dermopteran.
Dermatitis (n.) Inflammation of the skin.
Dermatogen (n.) Nascent epidermis, or external cuticle of plants in a forming condition.
Dermatogen (n.) Nascent epidermis, or external cuticle of plants in a forming condition.
Dermatography (n.) An anatomical description of, or treatise on, the skin.
Dermatologist (n.) One who discourses on the skin and its diseases; one versed in dermatology.
Dermatology (n.) The science which treats of the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases.
Dermatophyte (n.) A vegetable parasite, infesting the skin.
Dermestes (n.) A genus of coleopterous insects, the larvae of which feed animal substances. They are very destructive to dries meats, skins, woolens, and furs. The most common species is D. lardarius, known as the bacon beetle.
Dermis (n.) The deep sensitive layer of the skin beneath the scarfskin or epidermis; -- called also true skin, derm, derma, corium, cutis, and enderon. See Skin, and Illust. in Appendix.
Dermophyte (n.) A dermatophyte.
Dermopteran (n.) An insect which has the anterior pair of wings coriaceous, and does not use them in flight, as the earwig.
Dermoskeleton (n.) See Exoskeleton.
Dermostosis (n.) Ossification of the dermis.
Dern (n.) A gatepost or doorpost.
Derogate (n.) Diminished in value; dishonored; degraded.
Derogation (n.) The act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; -- followed by of, from, or to.
Derogation (n.) An alteration of, or subtraction from, a contract for a sale of stocks.
Derogator (n.) A detractor.
Derogatoriness (n.) Quality of being derogatory.
Derrick (n.) A mast, spar, or tall frame, supported at the top by stays or guys, with suitable tackle for hoisting heavy weights, as stones in building.
Derringer (n.) A kind of short-barreled pocket pistol, of very large caliber, often carrying a half-ounce ball.
Derth (n.) Dearth; scarcity.
Dertrotheca (n.) The horny covering of the end of the bill of birds.
Dervish (n.) Alt. of Dervis
Dervise (n.) Alt. of Dervis
Dervis (n.) A Turkish or Persian monk, especially one who professes extreme poverty and leads an austere life.
Descanter (n.) One who descants.
Descendant (n.) One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; -- correlative to ancestor or ascendant.
Descender (n.) One who descends.
Descendibility (n.) The quality of being descendible; capability of being transmitted from ancestors; as, the descendibility of an estate.
Descension (n.) The act of going downward; descent; falling or sinking; declension; degradation.
Descensory (n.) A vessel used in alchemy to extract oils.
Descent (n.) The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower.
Descent (n.) Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.
Descent (n.) Progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc.
Descent (n.) Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation;
Descent (n.) Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending
Descent (n.) Inclination downward; a descending way; inc
Descent (n.) That which is descended; descendants; issue.
Descent (n.) A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.
Descent (n.) Lowest place; extreme downward place.
Descent (n.) A passing from a higher to a lower tone.
Describent (n.) Same as Generatrix.
Describer (n.) One who describes.
Descrier (n.) One who descries.
Description (n.) The act of describing; a de
Description (n.) A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.
Description (n.) A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.
Descry (n.) Discovery or view, as of an army seen at a distance.
Desecrater (n.) One who desecrates; a profaner.
Desecration (n.) The act of desecrating; profanation; condition of anything desecrated.
Desecrator (n.) One who desecrates.
Desegmentation (n.) The loss or obliteration of division into segments; as, a desegmentation of the body.
Desert (n.) That which is deserved; the reward or the punishment justly due; claim to recompense, usually in a good sense; right to reward; merit.
Desert (n.) A deserted or forsaken region; a barren tract incapable of supporting population, as the vast sand plains of Asia and Africa are destitute and vegetation.
Desert (n.) A tract, which may be capable of sustaining a population, but has been left unoccupied and uncultivated; a wilderness; a solitary place.
Deserter (n.) One who forsakes a duty, a cause or a party, a friend, or any one to whom he owes service; especially, a soldier or a seaman who abandons the service without leave; one guilty of desertion.
Desertion (n.) The act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one's duties willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval service.
Desertion (n.) The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.
Desertion (n.) Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.
Desertness (n.) A deserted condition.
Desertrix (n.) Alt. of Desertrice
Desertrice (n.) A feminine deserter.
Deservedness (n.) Meritoriousness.
Deserver (n.) One who deserves.
Deserving (n.) Desert; merit.
Deshabille (n.) An undress; a careless toilet.
Desiccant (n.) A medicine or application for drying up a sore.
Desiccation (n.) The act of desiccating, or the state of being desiccated.
Desiccative (n.) An application for drying up secretions.
Desiccator (n.) One who, or that which, desiccates.
Desiccator (n.) A short glass jar fitted with an air-tight cover, and containing some desiccating agent, as sulphuric acid or calcium chloride, above which is suspended the material to be dried, or preserved from moisture.
Desideration (n.) Act of desiderating; also, the thing desired.
Desiderative (n.) An object of desire.
Desiderative (n.) A verb formed from another verb by a change of termination, and expressing the desire of doing that which is indicated by the primitive verb.
Desideratum (n.) Anything desired; that of which the lack is felt; a want generally felt and acknowledge.
Desidiousness (n.) The state or quality of being desidiose, or indolent.
Desight (n.) An unsightly object.
Desightment (n.) The act of making unsightly; disfigurement.
Design (n.) To draw preliminary out
Design (n.) To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
Design (n.) To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.
Design (n.) To intend or purpose; -- usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.
Design (n.) A preliminary sketch; an out
Design (n.) A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; -- often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.
Design (n.) Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.
Design (n.) The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp., a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.
Design (n.) The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.
Designation (n.) The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
Designation (n.) Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
Designation (n.) That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.
Designation (n.) Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.
Designator (n.) An officer who assigned to each his rank and place in public shows and ceremonies.
Designator (n.) One who designates.
Designer (n.) One who designs, marks out, or plans; a contriver.
Designer (n.) One who produces or creates original works of art or decoration.
Designer (n.) A plotter; a schemer; -- used in a bad sense.
Designing (n.) The act of making designs or sketches; the act of forming designs or plans.
Designment (n.) De
Designment (n.) Design; purpose; scheme.
Desilverization (n.) The act or the process of freeing from silver; also, the condition resulting from the removal of silver.
Desinence (n.) Termination; ending.
Desirability (n.) The state or quality of being desirable; desirableness.
Desirableness (n.) The quality of being desirable.
Desirefulness (n.) The state of being desireful; eagerness to obtain and possess.
Desirer (n.) One who desires, asks, or wishes.
Desirous (n.) Feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous.
Desirousness (n.) The state of being desirous.
Desistance (n.) The act or state of desisting; cessation.
Desition (n.) An end or ending.
Desitive (n.) A proposition relating to or expressing an end or conclusion.
Desk (n.) A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but often with flat top, for the use writers and readers. It often has a drawer or repository underneath.
Desk (n.) A reading table or lectern to support the book from which the liturgical service is read, differing from the pulpit from which the sermon is preached; also (esp. in the United States), a pulpit. Hence, used symbolically for "the clerical profession."
Deskwork (n.) Work done at a desk, as by a clerk or writer.
Desman (n.) An amphibious, insectivorous mammal found in Russia (Myogale moschata). It is allied to the moles, but is called muskrat by some English writers.
Desmid (n.) Alt. of Desmidian
Desmidian (n.) A microscopic plant of the family Desmidiae, a group of unicellular algae in which the species have a greenish color, and the cells generally appear as if they consisted of two coalescing halves.
Desmine (n.) Same as Stilbite. It commonly occurs in bundles or tufts of crystals.
Desmodont (n.) A member of a group of South American blood-sucking bats, of the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. See Vampire.
Desmology (n.) The science which treats of the ligaments.
Desolateness (n.) The state of being desolate.
Desolater (n.) One who, or that which, desolates or lays waste.
Desolation (n.) The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
Desolation (n.) The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
Desolation (n.) A place or country wasted and forsaken.
Desolator (n.) Same as Desolater.
Despair (n.) Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
Despair (n.) That which is despaired of.
Despairer (n.) One who despairs.
Despecfication (n.) Discrimination.
Despect (n.) Contempt.
Despection (n.) A looking down; a despising.
Desperado (n.) A reckless, furious man; a person urged by furious passions, and regardless of consequence; a wild ruffian.
Desperate (n.) One desperate or hopeless.
Desperateness (n.) Desperation; virulence.
Desperation (n.) The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
Desperation (n.) A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.
Despicability (n.) Despicableness.
Despicableness (n.) The quality of being despicable; meanness; vileness; worthlessness.
Despiciency (n.) A looking down; despection.
Despisal (n.) A despising; contempt.
Despisedness (n.) The state of being despised.
Despisement (n.) A despising.
Despiser (n.) One who despises; a contemner; a scorner.
Despite (n.) Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate.
Despite (n.) An act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt.
Despite (n.) To vex; to annoy; to offend contemptuously.
Despoil (n.) Spoil.
Despoiler (n.) One who despoils.
Despoilment (n.) Despoliation.
Despoliation (n.) A stripping or plundering; spoliation.
Despond (n.) Despondency.
Despondence (n.) Despondency.
Despondency (n.) The state of desponding; loss of hope and cessation of effort; discouragement; depression or dejection of the mind.
Desponder (n.) One who desponds.
Desponsage (n.) Betrothal.
Desponsation (n.) A betrothing; betrothal.
Desponsory (n.) A written pledge of marriage.
Despot (n.) A master; a lord; especially, an absolute or irresponsible ruler or sovereign.
Despot (n.) One who rules regardless of a constitution or laws; a tyrant.
Despotat (n.) The station or government of a despot; also, the domain of a despot.
Despotism (n.) The power, spirit, or principles of a despot; absolute control over others; tyrannical sway; tyranny.
Despotism (n.) A government which is directed by a despot; a despotic monarchy; absolutism; autocracy.
Despotist (n.) A supporter of despotism.
Despumation (n.) The act of throwing up froth or scum; separation of the scum or impurities from liquids; scumming; clarification.
Desquamation (n.) The separation or shedding of the cuticle or epidermis in the form of flakes or scales; exfoliation, as of bones.
Desquamatory (n.) An instrument formerly used in removing the laminae of exfoliated bones.
Dess (n.) Dais.
Dessert (n.) A service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner.
Destemper (n.) A kind of painting. See Distemper.
Destin (n.) Destiny.
Destination (n.) The act of destining or appointing.
Destination (n.) Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.
Destination (n.) The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.
Destinist (n.) A believer in destiny; a fatalist.
Destiny (n.) That to which any person or thing is destined; predetermined state; condition foreordained by the Divine or by human will; fate; lot; doom.
Destiny (n.) The fixed order of things; invincible necessity; fate; a resistless power or agency conceived of as determining the future, whether in general or of an individual.
Destituteness (n.) Destitution.
Destitution (n.) The state of being deprived of anything; the state or condition of being destitute, needy, or without resources; deficiency; lack; extreme poverty; utter want; as, the inundation caused general destitution.
Destrer (n.) Alt. of Dextrer
Dextrer (n.) A war horse.
Destroyer (n.) One who destroys, ruins, kills, or desolates.
Destructibility (n.) The quality of being capable of destruction; destructibleness.
Destructibleness (n.) The quality of being destructible.
Destruction (n.) The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation.
Destruction (n.) The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated.
Destruction (n.) A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer.
Destructionist (n.) One who delights in destroying that which is valuable; one whose principles and influence tend to destroy existing institutions; a destructive.
Destructionist (n.) One who believes in the final destruction or complete annihilation of the wicked; -- called also annihilationist.
Destructive (n.) One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.
Destructiveness (n.) The quality of destroying or ruining.
Destructiveness (n.) The faculty supposed to impel to the commission of acts of destruction; propensity to destroy.
Destructor (n.) A destroyer.
Desudation (n.) A sweating; a profuse or morbid sweating, often succeeded by an eruption of small pimples.
Desuetude (n.) The cessation of use; disuse; discontinuance of practice, custom, or fashion.
Desulphuration (n.) The act or process of depriving of sulphur.
Desultoriness (n.) The quality of being desultory or without order or method; unconnectedness.
Desynonymization (n.) The act of desynonymizing.
Detachment (n.) The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.
Detachment (n.) That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service.
Detachment (n.) Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.
Detail (n.) A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a scheme or transaction.
Detail (n.) A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
Detail (n.) The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected.
Detail (n.) To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.
Detail (n.) To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
Detailer (n.) One who details.
Detain (n.) Detention.
Detainder (n.) A writ. See Detinue.
Detainer (n.) One who detains.
Detainer (n.) The keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another's, even though the original taking may have been lawful. Forcible detainer is indictable at common law.
Detainer (n.) A writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to keep a person in custody.
Detainment (n.) Detention.
Detecter (n.) One who, or that which, detects or brings to light; one who finds out what another attempts to conceal; a detector.
Detection (n.) The act of detecting; the laying open what was concealed or hidden; discovery; as, the detection of a thief; the detection of fraud, forgery, or a plot.
Detective (n.) One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy.
Detector (n.) One who, or that which, detects; a detecter.
Detent (n.) That which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks and unlocks the wheelwork in striking.
Detention (n.) The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.
Detention (n.) The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity.
Detention (n.) Confinement; restraint; custody.
Detergency (n.) A cleansing quality or power.
Detergent (n.) A substance which cleanses the skin, as water or soap; a medicine to cleanse wounds, ulcers, etc.
Deterioration (n.) The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
Deteriority (n.) Worse state or quality; inferiority.
Determent (n.) The act of deterring; also, that which deters.
Determinability (n.) The quality of being determinable; determinableness.
Determinableness (n.) Capability of being determined; determinability.
Determinacy (n.) Determinateness.
Determinant (n.) That which serves to determine; that which causes determination.
Determinant (n.) The sum of a series of products of several numbers, these products being formed according to certain specified laws
Determinant (n.) A mark or attribute, attached to the subject or predicate, narrowing the extent of both, but rendering them more definite and precise.
Determinateness (n.) State of being determinate.
Determination (n.) The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
Determination (n.) Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
Determination (n.) Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
Determination (n.) The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
Determination (n.) The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
Determination (n.) That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
Determination (n.) A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
Determination (n.) The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.
Determination (n.) The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
Determination (n.) The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.
Determination (n.) The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells.
Determinative (n.) That which serves to determine.
Determinator (n.) One who determines.
Determiner (n.) One who, or that which, determines or decides.
Determinism (n.) The doctrine that the will is not free, but is inevitably and invincibly determined by motives.
Determinist (n.) One who believes in determinism. Also adj.; as, determinist theories.
Deterration (n.) The uncovering of anything buried or covered with earth; a taking out of the earth or ground.
Deterrence (n.) That which deters; a deterrent; a hindrance.
Deterrent (n.) That which deters or prevents.
Detersion (n.) The act of deterging or cleansing, as a sore.
Detersive (n.) A cleansing agent; a detergent.
Detersiveness (n.) The quality of cleansing.
Detestability (n.) Capacity of being odious.
Detestableness (n.) The quality or state of being detestable.
Detestation (n.) The act of detesting; extreme hatred or dislike; abhorrence; loathing.
Detester (n.) One who detes//
Dethronement (n.) Deposal from a throne; deposition from regal power.
Dethroner (n.) One who dethrones.
Dethronization (n.) Dethronement.
Detinue (n.) A person or thing detained
Detinue (n.) A form of action for the recovery of a personal chattel wrongfully detained.
Detonation (n.) An explosion or sudden report made by the instantaneous decomposition or combustion of unstable substances' as, the detonation of gun cotton.
Detonator (n.) One who, or that which, detonates.
Detonization (n.) The act of detonizing; detonation.
Detorsion (n.) Same as Detortion.
Detortion (n.) The act of detorting, or the state of being detorted; a twisting or warping.
Detour (n.) A turning; a circuitous route; a deviation from a direct course; as, the detours of the Mississippi.
Detracter (n.) One who detracts; a detractor.
Detraction (n.) A taking away or withdrawing.
Detraction (n.) The act of taking away from the reputation or good name of another; a lessening or cheapening in the estimation of others; the act of depreciating another, from envy or malice; calumny.
Detractiveness (n.) The quality of being detractive.
Detracor (n.) One who detracts; a derogator; a defamer.
Detractress (n.) A female detractor.
Detriment (n.) That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.
Detriment (n.) A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy.
Detrimentalness (n.) The quality of being detrimental; injuriousness.
Detrition (n.) A wearing off or away.
Detritus (n.) A mass of substances worn off from solid bodies by attrition, and reduced to small portions; as, diluvial detritus.
Detritus (n.) Hence: Any fragments separated from the body to which they belonged; any product of disintegration.
Detruncation (n.) The act of lopping or cutting off, as the head from the body.
Detrusion (n.) The act of thrusting or driving down or outward; outward thrust.
Dette (n.) Debt.
Detumescence (n.) Diminution of swelling; subsidence of anything swollen.
Detur (n.) A present of books given to a meritorious undergraduate student as a prize.
Deturbation (n.) The act of deturbating.
Deturpation (n.) A making foul.
Deuce (n.) Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts.
Deuce (n.) A condition of the score beginning whenever each side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned "40 all"), and reverted to as often as a tie is made until one of the sides secures two successive strokes following a tie or deuce, which decides the game.
Deuce (n.) The devil; a demon.
Deuterogamist (n.) One who marries the second time.
Deuterogamy (n.) A second marriage, after the death of the first husband of wife; -- in distinction from bigamy, as defined in the old canon law. See Bigamy.
Deuteronomist (n.) The writer of Deuteronomy.
Deuteronomy (n.) The fifth book of the Pentateuch, containing the second giving of the law by Moses.
Deuteropathia (n.) Alt. of Deuteropathy
Deuteropathy (n.) A sympathetic affection of any part of the body, as headache from an overloaded stomach.
Deuteroscopy (n.) Second sight.
Deuteroscopy (n.) That which is seen at a second view; a meaning beyond the literal sense; the second intention; a hidden signification.
Deuterozooid (n.) One of the secondary, and usually sexual, zooids produced by budding or fission from the primary zooids, in animals having alternate generations. In the tapeworms, the joints are deuterozooids.
Deuthydroguret (n.) Same as Deutohydroguret.
Deutohydroguret (n.) A compound containing in the molecule two atoms of hydrogen united with some other element or radical.
Deutoplasm (n.) The lifeless food matter in the cytoplasm of an ovum or a cell, as distinguished from the active or true protoplasm; yolk substance; yolk.
Deutosulphuret (n.) A disulphide.
Deutoxide (n.) A compound containing in the molecule two atoms of oxygen united with some other element or radical; -- usually called dioxide, or less frequently, binoxide.
Deutzia (n.) A genus of shrubs with pretty white flowers, much cultivated.
Dev (n.) Alt. of Deva
Deva (n.) A god; a deity; a divine being; an idol; a king.
Devanagari (n.) The character in which Sanskrit is written.
Devaporation (n.) The change of vapor into water, as in the formation of rain.
Devastation (n.) The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
Devastation (n.) Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.
Devastator (n.) One who, or that which, devastates.
Devastavit (n.) Waste or misapplication of the assets of a deceased person by an executor or an administrator.
Devata (n.) A deity; a divine being; a good spirit; an idol.
Develin (n.) The European swift.
Developer (n.) One who, or that which, develops.
Developer (n.) A reagent by the action of which the latent image upon a photographic plate, after exposure in the camera, or otherwise, is developed and visible.
Development (n.) The act of developing or disclosing that which is unknown; a gradual unfolding process by which anything is developed, as a plan or method, or an image upon a photographic plate; gradual advancement or growth through a series of progressive changes; also, the result of developing, or a developed state.
Development (n.) The series of changes which animal and vegetable organisms undergo in their passage from the embryonic state to maturity, from a lower to a higher state of organization.
Development (n.) The act or process of changing or expanding an expression into another of equivalent value or meaning.
Development (n.) The equivalent expression into which another has been developed.
Development (n.) The elaboration of a theme or subject; the unfolding of a musical idea; the evolution of a whole piece or movement from a leading theme or motive.
Devergence (n.) Alt. of Devergency
Devergency (n.) See Divergence.
Devex (n.) Devexity.
Devi (n.) ; fem. of Deva. A goddess.
Deviation (n.) The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.
Deviation (n.) The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
Deviation (n.) The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility.
Deviator (n.) One who, or that which, deviates.
Device (n.) That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
Device (n.) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
Device (n.) An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. See Cognizance.
Device (n.) Improperly, an heraldic bearing.
Device (n.) Anything fancifully conceived.
Device (n.) A spectacle or show.
Device (n.) Opinion; decision.
Devil (n.) The Evil One; Satan, represented as the tempter and spiritual of mankind.
Devil (n.) An evil spirit; a demon.
Devil (n.) A very wicked person; hence, any great evil.
Devil (n.) An expletive of surprise, vexation, or emphasis, or, ironically, of negation.
Devil (n.) A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper.
Devil (n.) A machine for tearing or cutting rags, cotton, etc.
Devil-diver (n.) Alt. of Devil bird
Devil bird (n.) A small water bird. See Dabchick.
Deviless (n.) A she-devil.
Devilet (n.) A little devil.
Devilfish (n.) A huge ray (Manta birostris / Cephaloptera vampyrus) of the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic coasts. Several other related species take the same name. See Cephaloptera.
Devilfish (n.) A large cephalopod, especially the very large species of Octopus and Architeuthis. See Octopus.
Devilfish (n.) The gray whale of the Pacific coast. See Gray whale.
Devilfish (n.) The goosefish or angler (Lophius), and other allied fishes. See Angler.
Deviling (n.) A young devil.
Devilism (n.) The state of the devil or of devils; doctrine of the devil or of devils.
Devilkin (n.) A little devil; a devilet.
Devilment (n.) Deviltry.
Devilry (n.) Conduct suitable to the devil; extreme wickedness; deviltry.
Devilry (n.) The whole body of evil spirits.
Devilship (n.) The character or person of a devil or the devil.
Deviltry (n.) Diabolical conduct; malignant mischief; devilry.
Devilwood (n.) A kind of tree (Osmanthus Americanus), allied to the European olive.
Devirgination (n.) A deflouring.
Devisal (n.) A devising.
Devise (n.) The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate.
Devise (n.) A will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property.
Devise (n.) Property devised, or given by will.
Devise (n.) Device. See Device.
Devisee (n.) One to whom a devise is made, or real estate given by will.
Deviser (n.) One who devises.
Devisor (n.) One who devises, or gives real estate by will; a testator; -- correlative to devisee.
Devitation (n.) An avoiding or escaping; also, a warning.
Devitrification (n.) The act or process of devitrifying, or the state of being devitrified. Specifically, the conversion of molten glassy matter into a stony mass by slow cooling, the result being the formation of crystallites, microbites, etc., in the glassy base, which are then called devitrification products.
Devocation (n.) A calling off or away.
Devoir (n.) Duty; service owed; hence, due act of civility or respect; -- now usually in the plural; as, they paid their devoirs to the ladies.
Devolution (n.) The act of rolling down.
Devolution (n.) Transference from one person to another; a passing or devolving upon a successor.
Devolvement (n.) The act or process of devolving;; devolution.
Devon (n.) One of a breed of hardy cattle originating in the country of Devon, England. Those of pure blood have a deep red color. The small, longhorned variety, called North Devons, is distinguished by the superiority of its working oxen.
Devonian (n.) The Devonian age or formation.
Devoration (n.) The act of devouring.
Devotary (n.) A votary.
Devote (n.) A devotee.
Devotee (n.) One who is wholly devoted; esp., one given wholly to religion; one who is superstitiously given to religious duties and ceremonies; a bigot.
Devotement (n.) The state of being devoted, or set apart by a vow.
Devoter (n.) One who devotes; a worshiper.
Devotion (n.) The act of devoting; consecration.
Devotion (n.) The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness.
Devotion (n.) Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer.
Devotion (n.) Disposal; power of disposal.
Devotion (n.) A thing consecrated; an object of devotion.
Devotionalist (n.) Alt. of Devotionist
Devotionist (n.) One given to devotion, esp. to excessive formal devotion.
Devotionality (n.) The practice of a devotionalist.
Devoto (n.) A devotee.
Devotor (n.) A worshiper; one given to devotion.
Devourer (n.) One who, or that which, devours.
Devout (n.) A devotee.
Devout (n.) A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.
Devoutness (n.) Quality or state of being devout.
Dew (n.) Moisture from the atmosphere condensed by cool bodies upon their surfaces, particularly at night.
Dew (n.) Figuratively, anything which falls lightly and in a refreshing manner.
Dew (n.) An emblem of morning, or fresh vigor.
Dewberry (n.) The fruit of certain species of bramble (Rubus); in England, the fruit of R. caesius, which has a glaucous bloom; in America, that of R. canadensis and R. hispidus, species of low blackberries.
Dewberry (n.) The plant which bears the fruit.
Dewclaw (n.) In any animal, esp. of the Herbivora, a rudimentary claw or small hoof not reaching the ground.
Dewdrop (n.) A drop of dew.
Dewfall (n.) The falling of dew; the time when dew begins to fall.
Dewiness (n.) State of being dewy.
Dewlap (n.) The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing.
Dewlap (n.) The flesh upon the human throat, especially when with age.
Dew-point (n.) The temperature at which dew begins to form. It varies with the humidity and temperature of the atmosphere.
Dewretting (n.) Dewrotting; the process of decomposing the gummy matter of flax and hemp and setting the fibrous part, by exposure on a sward to dew, rain, and sunshine.
Dewworm (n.) See Earthworm.
Dexterity (n.) Right-handedness.
Dexterity (n.) Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel.
Dexterity (n.) Readiness in the use or control of the mental powers; quickness and skill in managing any complicated or difficult affair; adroitness.
Dexterousness (n.) The quality of being dexterous; dexterity.
Dextrality (n.) The state of being on the right-hand side; also, the quality of being right-handed; right-handedness.
Dextrer (n.) A war horse; a destrer.
Dextrin (n.) A translucent, gummy, amorphous substance, nearly tasteless and odorless, used as a substitute for gum, for sizing, etc., and obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or diastase. It is of somewhat variable composition, containing several carbohydrates which change easily to their respective varieties of sugar. It is so named from its rotating the plane of polarization to the right; -- called also British gum, Alsace gum, gommelin, leiocome, etc. See Achroodextrin, an>
Dextroglucose (n.) Same as Dextrose.
Dextrose (n.) A sirupy, or white crystal
Dextrous (n.) Alt. of Dextrousness
Dextrously (n.) Alt. of Dextrousness
Dextrousness (n.) Same as Dexterous, Dexterously, etc.
Dey (n.) A servant who has charge of the dairy; a dairymaid.
Dey (n.) The governor of Algiers; -- so called before the French conquest in 1830.
Dezincification (n.) The act or process of freeing from zinc; also, the condition resulting from the removal of zinc.
Dhole (n.) A fierce, wild dog (Canis Dukhunensis), found in the mountains of India. It is remarkable for its propensity to hunt the tiger and other wild animals in packs.
Dhony (n.) A Ceylonese boat. See Doni.
Dhoorra (n.) Alt. of Dhurra
Dhourra (n.) Alt. of Dhurra
Dhurra (n.) Indian millet. See Durra.
Dhow (n.) A coasting vessel of Arabia, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean. It has generally but one mast and a lateen sail.
Diabase (n.) A basic, dark-colored, holocrystal
Diabetes (n.) A disease which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine. Most frequently the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, in which case the disease is generally fatal.
Diablerie (n.) Alt. of Diabley
Diabley (n.) Devilry; sorcery or incantation; a diabolical deed; mischief.
Diabolism (n.) Character, action, or principles appropriate to the devil.
Diabolism (n.) Possession by the devil.
Diacatholicon (n.) A universal remedy; -- name formerly to a purgative electuary.
Diacaustic (n.) That which burns by refraction, as a double convex lens, or the sun's rays concentrated by such a lens, sometimes used as a cautery.
Diacaustic (n.) A curved formed by the consecutive intersections of rays of light refracted through a lens.
Diachylon (n.) Alt. of Diachylum
Diachylum (n.) A plaster originally composed of the juices of several plants (whence its name), but now made of an oxide of lead and oil, and consisting essentially of glycerin mixed with lead salts of the fat acids.
Diacodium (n.) A sirup made of poppies.
Diaconate (n.) The office of a deacon; deaconship; also, a body or board of deacons.
Diacope (n.) Tmesis.
Diacoustics (n.) That branch of natural philosophy which treats of the properties of sound as affected by passing through different mediums; -- called also diaphonics. See the Note under Acoustics.
Diadem (n.) Originally, an ornamental head band or fillet, worn by Eastern monarchs as a badge of royalty; hence (later), also, a crown, in general.
Diadem (n.) Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown.
Diadem (n.) An arch rising from the rim of a crown (rarely also of a coronet), and uniting with others over its center.
Diadrom (n.) A complete course or vibration; time of vibration, as of a pendulum.
Diaeresis (n.) Alt. of Dieresis
Dieresis (n.) The separation or resolution of one syllable into two; -- the opposite of synaeresis.
Dieresis (n.) A mark consisting of two dots [/], placed over the second of two adjacent vowels, to denote that they are to be pronounced as distinct letters; as, cooperate, aerial.
Diageotropism (n.) The tendency of organs (as roots) of plants to assume a position oblique or transverse to a direction towards the center of the earth.
Diaglyph (n.) An intaglio.
Diagnosis (n.) The art or act of recognizing the presence of disease from its signs or symptoms, and deciding as to its character; also, the decision arrived at.
Diagnosis (n.) Scientific determination of any kind; the concise description of characterization of a species.
Diagnosis (n.) Critical perception or scrutiny; judgment based on such scrutiny; esp., perception of, or judgment concerning, motives and character.
Diagnostic (n.) The mark or symptom by which one disease is known or distinguished from others.
Diagnostics (n.) That part of medicine which has to do with ascertaining the nature of diseases by means of their symptoms or signs.
Diagometer (n.) A sort of electroscope, invented by Rousseau, in which the dry pile is employed to measure the amount of electricity transmitted by different bodies, or to determine their conducting power.
Diagonal (n.) A right
Diagonal (n.) A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel.
Diagonal (n.) A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving.
Diagram (n.) A figure or drawing made to illustrate a statement, or facilitate a demonstration; a plan.
Diagram (n.) Any simple drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes, or to assist a verbal explanation which refers to it; a mechanical drawing, as distinguished from an artistical one.
Diagraph (n.) A drawing instrument, combining a protractor and scale.
Diagraphics (n.) The art or science of descriptive drawing; especially, the art or science of drawing by mechanical appliances and mathematical rule.
Diaheliotropism (n.) A tendency of leaves or other organs of plants to have their dorsal surface faced towards the rays of light.
Dial (n.) An instrument, formerly much used for showing the time of day from the shadow of a style or gnomon on a graduated arc or surface; esp., a sundial; but there are lunar and astral dials. The style or gnomon is usually parallel to the earth's axis, but the dial plate may be either horizontal or vertical.
Dial (n.) The graduated face of a timepiece, on which the time of day is shown by pointers or hands.
Dial (n.) A miner's compass.
Dialect (n.) Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech.
Dialect (n.) The form of speech of a limited region or people, as distinguished from ether forms nearly related to it; a variety or subdivision of a language; speech characterized by local peculiarities or specific circumstances; as, the Ionic and Attic were dialects of Greece; the Yorkshire dialect; the dialect of the learned.
Dialectic (n.) Same as Dialectics.
Dialectician (n.) One versed in dialectics; a logician; a reasoner.
Dialectics (n.) That branch of logic which teaches the rules and modes of reasoning; the application of logical principles to discursive reasoning; the science or art of discriminating truth from error; logical discussion.
Dialectology (n.) That branch of philology which is devoted to the consideration of dialects.
Dialector (n.) One skilled in dialectics.
Dialing (n.) The art of constructing dials; the science which treats of measuring time by dials.
Dialing (n.) A method of surveying, especially in mines, in which the bearings of the courses, or the angles which they make with each other, are determined by means of the circumferentor.
Dialist (n.) A maker of dials; one skilled in dialing.
Diallage (n.) A figure by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then turned to one point.
Diallage (n.) A dark green or bronze-colored laminated variety of pyroxene, common in certain igneous rocks.
Diallyl (n.) A volatile, pungent, liquid hydrocarbon, C6H10, consisting of two allyl radicals, and belonging to the acetylene series.
Dialogism (n.) An imaginary speech or discussion between two or more; dialogue.
Dialogist (n.) A speaker in a dialogue.
Dialogist (n.) A writer of dialogues.
Dialogite (n.) Native carbonate of manganese; rhodochrosite.
Dialogue (n.) A conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in scholastic exercises.
Dialogue (n.) A written composition in which two or more persons are represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as, the Dialogues of Plato.
Dialysis (n.) Diaeresis. See Diaeresis, 1.
Dialysis (n.) Same as Asyndeton.
Dialysis (n.) Debility.
Dialysis (n.) A solution of continuity; division; separation of parts.
Dialysis (n.) The separation of different substances in solution, as crystalloids and colloids, by means of their unequal diffusion, especially through natural or artificial membranes.
Dialyzate (n.) The material subjected to dialysis.
Dialyzation (n.) The act or process of dialysis.
Dialyzer (n.) The instrument or medium used to effect chemical dialysis.
Diamagnet (n.) A body having diamagnetic polarity.
Diamagnetic (n.) Any substance, as bismuth, glass, phosphorous, etc., which in a field of magnetic force is differently affected from the ordinary magnetic bodies, as iron; that is, which tends to take a position at right angles to the
Diamagnetism (n.) The science which treats of diamagnetic phenomena, and of the properties of diamagnetic bodies.
Diamagnetism (n.) That form or condition of magnetic action which characterizes diamagnetics.
Diameter (n.) Any right
Diameter (n.) A diametral plane.
Diameter (n.) The length of a straight
Diameter (n.) The distance through the lower part of the shaft of a column, used as a standard measure for all parts of the order. See Module.
Diametral (n.) A diameter.
Diamide (n.) Any compound containing two amido groups united with one or more acid or negative radicals, -- as distinguished from a diamine. Cf. Amido acid, under Amido, and Acid amide, under Amide.
Diamine (n.) A compound containing two amido groups united with one or more basic or positive radicals, -- as contrasted with a diamide.
Diamond (n.) A precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for extreme hardness.
Diamond (n.) A geometrical figure, consisting of four equal straight
Diamond (n.) One of a suit of playing cards, stamped with the figure of a diamond.
Diamond (n.) A pointed projection, like a four-sided pyramid, used for ornament in
Diamond (n.) The infield; the square space, 90 feet on a side, having the bases at its angles.
Diamond (n.) The smallest kind of type in English printing, except that called brilliant, which is seldom seen.
Diamond-back (n.) The salt-marsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast (Malacoclemmys palustris).
Diamylene (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H20, of the ethylene series, regarded as a polymeric form of amylene.
Diana (n.) The daughter of Jupiter and Latona; a virgin goddess who presided over hunting, chastity, and marriage; -- identified with the Greek goddess Artemis.
Diandrous (n.) Of or pertaining to the class Diandria; having two stamens.
Dianium (n.) Same as Columbium.
Dianoialogy (n.) The science of the dianoetic faculties, and their operations.
Dianthus (n.) A genus of plants containing some of the most popular of cultivated flowers, including the pink, carnation, and Sweet William.
Diapase (n.) Same as Diapason.
Diapasm (n.) Powdered aromatic herbs, sometimes made into little balls and strung together.
Diapason (n.) The octave, or interval which includes all the tones of the diatonic scale.
Diapason (n.) Concord, as of notes an octave apart; harmony.
Diapason (n.) The entire compass of tones.
Diapason (n.) A standard of pitch; a tuning fork; as, the French normal diapason.
Diapason (n.) One of certain stops in the organ, so called because they extend through the scale of the instrument. They are of several kinds, as open diapason, stopped diapason, double diapason, and the like.
Diapedesis (n.) The passage of the corpuscular elements of the blood from the blood vessels into the surrounding tissues, without rupture of the walls of the blood vessels.
Diapente (n.) The interval of the fifth.
Diapente (n.) A composition of five ingredients.
Diaper (n.) Any textile fabric (esp.
Diaper (n.) Surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced.
Diaper (n.) A towel or napkin for wiping the hands, etc.
Diaper (n.) An infant's breechcloth.
Diapering (n.) Same as Diaper, n., 2.
Diaphane (n.) A woven silk stuff with transparent and colored figures; diaper work.
Diaphaneity (n.) The quality of being diaphanous; transparency; pellucidness.
Diaphanie (n.) The art of imitating //ined glass with translucent paper.
Diaphanometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the transparency of the air.
Diaphanoscope (n.) A dark box constructed for viewing transparent pictures, with or without a lens.
Diaphanotype (n.) A colored photograph produced by superimposing a translucent colored positive over a strong uncolored one.
Diaphonics (n.) The doctrine of refracted sound; diacoustics.
Diaphoresis (n.) Perspiration, or an increase of perspiration.
Diaphoretic (n.) A medicine or agent which promotes perspiration.
Diaphote (n.) An instrument designed for transmitting pictures by telegraph.
Diaphragm (n.) A dividing membrane or thin partition, commonly with an opening through it.
Diaphragm (n.) The muscular and tendinous partition separating the cavity of the chest from that of the abdomen; the midriff.
Diaphragm (n.) A calcareous plate which divides the cavity of certain shells into two parts.
Diaphragm (n.) A plate with an opening, which is generally circular, used in instruments to cut off marginal portions of a beam of light, as at the focus of a telescope.
Diaphragm (n.) A partition in any compartment, for various purposes.
Diaphysis (n.) An abnormal prolongation of the axis of inflorescence.
Diaphysis (n.) The shaft, or main part, of a bone, which is first ossified.
Diapnoic (n.) A gentle diaphoretic.
Diapophysis (n.) The dorsal transverse, or tubercular, process of a vertebra. See Vertebra.
Diarchy (n.) A form of government in which the supreme power is vested in two persons.
Diarist (n.) One who keeps a diary.
Diarrhea (n.) Alt. of Diarrhoea
Diarrhoea (n.) A morbidly frequent and profuse discharge of loose or fluid evacuations from the intestines, without tenesmus; a purging or looseness of the bowels; a flux.
Diarthrosis (n.) A form of articulation which admits of considerable motion; a complete joint; abarticulation. See Articulation.
Diary (n.) A register of daily events or transactions; a daily record; a journal; a blank book dated for the record of daily memoranda; as, a diary of the weather; a physician's diary.
Diaspore (n.) A hydrate of alumina, often occurring in white lamellar masses with brilliant pearly luster; -- so named on account of its decrepitating when heated before the blowpipe.
Diastase (n.) A soluble, nitrogenous ferment, capable of converting starch and dextrin into sugar.
Diastasis (n.) A forcible of bones without fracture.
Diastem (n.) Intervening space; interval.
Diastem (n.) An interval.
Diastema (n.) A vacant space, or gap, esp. between teeth in a jaw.
Diaster (n.) A double star; -- applied to the nucleus of a cell, when, during cell division, the loops of the nuclear network separate into two groups, preparatory to the formation of two daughter nuclei. See Karyokinesis.
Diastole (n.) The rhythmical expansion or dilatation of the heart and arteries; -- correlative to systole, or contraction.
Diastole (n.) A figure by which a syllable naturally short is made long.
Diastyle (n.) See under Intercolumniation.
Diatessaron (n.) The interval of a fourth.
Diatessaron (n.) A continuous narrative arranged from the first four books of the New Testament.
Diatessaron (n.) An electuary compounded of four medicines.
Diathermancy (n.) Alt. of Diathermaneity
Diathermaneity (n.) The property of transmitting radiant heat; the quality of being diathermous.
Diathermanism (n.) The doctrine or the phenomena of the transmission of radiant heat.
Diathermometer (n.) An instrument for examining the thermal resistance or heat-conducting power of liquids.
Diathesis (n.) Bodily condition or constitution, esp. a morbid habit which predisposes to a particular disease, or class of diseases.
Diatom (n.) One of the Diatomaceae, a family of minute unicellular Algae having a siliceous covering of great delicacy, each individual multiplying by spontaneous division. By some authors diatoms are called Bacillariae, but this word is not in general use.
Diatom (n.) A particle or atom endowed with the vital principle.
Diatribe (n.) A prolonged or exhaustive discussion; especially, an acrimonious or invective harangue; a strain of abusive or railing language; a philippic.
Diatribist (n.) One who makes a diatribe or diatribes.
Diatryma (n.) An extinct eocene bird from New Mexico, larger than the ostrich.
Dib (n.) One of the small bones in the knee joints of sheep uniting the bones above and below the joints.
Dib (n.) A child's game, played with dib bones.
Dibasicity (n.) The property or condition of being dibasic.
Dibber (n.) A dibble.
Dibbler (n.) One who, or that which, dibbles, or makes holes in the ground for seed.
Dibranchiate (n.) One of the Dibranchiata.
Dibs (n.) A sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East.
Dibstone (n.) A pebble used in a child's game called dibstones.
Dibutyl (n.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C8H18, of the marsh-gas series, being one of several octanes, and consisting of two butyl radicals. Cf. Octane.
Dicacity (n.) Pertness; sauciness.
Dicast (n.) A functionary in ancient Athens answering nearly to the modern juryman.
Dicastery (n.) A court of justice; judgment hall.
Dice (n.) Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n.
Dicebox (n.) A box from which dice are thrown in gaming.
Dicentra (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more showy Bleeding heart (D. spectabilis).
Dicer (n.) A player at dice; a dice player; a gamester.
Dichloride (n.) Same as Bichloride.
Dichogamy (n.) The condition of certain species of plants, in which the stamens and pistil do not mature simultaneously, so that these plants can never fertilize themselves.
Dichotomist (n.) One who dichotomizes.
Dichotomy (n.) A cutting in two; a division.
Dichotomy (n.) Division or distribution of genera into two species; division into two subordinate parts.
Dichotomy (n.) That phase of the moon in which it appears bisected, or shows only half its disk, as at the quadratures.
Dichotomy (n.) Successive division and subdivision, as of a stem of a plant or a vein of the body, into two parts as it proceeds from its origin; successive bifurcation.
Dichotomy (n.) The place where a stem or vein is forked.
Dichotomy (n.) Division into two; especially, the division of a class into two subclasses opposed to each other by contradiction, as the division of the term man into white and not white.
Dichroiscope (n.) Same as Dichroscope.
Dichroism (n.) The property of presenting different colors by transmitted light, when viewed in two different directions, the colors being unlike in the direction of unlike or unequal axes.
Dichroite (n.) Iolite; -- so called from its presenting two different colors when viewed in two different directions. See Iolite.
Dichromate (n.) A salt of chromic acid containing two equivalents of the acid radical to one of the base; -- called also bichromate.
Dichromatism (n.) The state of being dichromatic.
Dichroscope (n.) An instrument for examining the dichroism of crystals.
Dicing (n.) An ornamenting in squares or cubes.
Dicing (n.) Gambling with dice.
Dickcissel (n.) The American black-throated bunting (Spiza Americana).
Dicker (n.) The number or quantity of ten, particularly ten hides or skins; a dakir; as, a dicker of gloves.
Dicker (n.) A chaffering, barter, or exchange, of small wares; as, to make a dicker.
Dickey (n.) Alt. of Dicky
Dicky (n.) A seat behind a carriage, for a servant.
Dicky (n.) A false shirt front or bosom.
Dicky (n.) A gentleman's shirt collar.
Dicotyledon (n.) A plant whose seeds divide into two seed lobes, or cotyledons, in germinating.
Dicrotism (n.) A condition in which there are two beats or waves of the arterial pulse to each beat of the heart.
Dictamen (n.) A dictation or dictate.
Dictamnus (n.) A suffrutescent, D. Fraxinella (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is highly inflammable.
Dictation (n.) The act of dictating; the act or practice of prescribing; also that which is dictated.
Dictation (n.) The speaking to, or the giving orders to, in an overbearing manner; authoritative utterance; as, his habit, even with friends, was that of dictation.
Dictator (n.) One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others.
Dictator (n.) One invested with absolute authority; especially, a magistrate created in times of exigence and distress, and invested with unlimited power.
Dictatorship (n.) The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.
Dictatress (n.) A woman who dictates or commands.
Dictatrix (n.) A dictatress.
Dictature (n.) Office of a dictator; dictatorship.
Diction (n.) Choice of words for the expression of ideas; the construction, disposition, and application of words in discourse, with regard to clearness, accuracy, variety, etc.; mode of expression; language; as, the diction of Chaucer's poems.
Dictionalrian (n.) A lexicographer.
Dictionary (n.) A book containing the words of a language, arranged alphabetically, with explanations of their meanings; a lexicon; a vocabulary; a wordbook.
Dictionary (n.) Hence, a book containing the words belonging to any system or province of knowledge, arranged alphabetically; as, a dictionary of medicine or of botany; a biographical dictionary.
Dictum (n.) An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an apothegm.
Dictum (n.) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it.
Dictum (n.) The report of a judgment made by one of the judges who has given it.
Dictum (n.) An arbitrament or award.
Dictyogen (n.) A plant with net-veined leaves, and monocotyledonous embryos, belonging to the class Dictyogenae, proposed by Lindley for the orders Dioscoreaceae, Smilaceae, Trilliaceae, etc.
Dicyanide (n.) A compound of a binary type containing two cyanogen groups or radicals; -- called also bicyanide.
Dicyemid (n.) One of the Dicyemata.
Dicynodont (n.) One of a group of extinct reptiles having the jaws armed with a horny beak, as in turtles, and in the genus Dicynodon, supporting also a pair of powerful tusks. Their remains are found in triassic strata of South Africa and India.
Didactic (n.) A treatise on teaching or education.
Didacticism (n.) The didactic method or system.
Didacticity (n.) Aptitude for teaching.
Didactics (n.) The art or science of teaching.
Didactyl (n.) An animal having only two digits.
Didal (n.) A kind of triangular spade.
Didapper (n.) See Dabchick.
Diddler (n.) A cheat.
Didelphian (n.) One of the Didelphia.
Didelphid (n.) A marsupial animal.
Didelphous (n.) Formerly, any marsupial; but the term is now restricted to an American genus which includes the opossums, of which there are many species. See Opossum. [Written also Didelphis.] See Illustration in Appendix.
Dido (n.) A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.
Didonia (n.) The curve which on a given surface and with a given perimeter contains the greatest area.
Didrachm (n.) Alt. of Didrachma
Didrachma (n.) A two-drachma piece; an ancient Greek silver coin, worth nearly forty cents.
Diducement (n.) Diduction; separation into distinct parts.
Diduction (n.) The act of drawing apart; separation.
Didym (n.) See Didymium.
Didymium (n.) A rare metallic substance usually associated with the metal cerium; -- hence its name. It was formerly supposed to be an element, but has since been found to consist of two simpler elementary substances, neodymium and praseodymium. See Neodymium, and Praseodymium.
Die (n.) A small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. See Dice.
Die (n.) Any small cubical or square body.
Die (n.) That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
Die (n.) That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.
Die (n.) A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, etc.
Die (n.) A perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing.
Die (n.) A hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts, etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool.
Diegesis (n.) A narrative or history; a recital or relation.
Dielectric (n.) Any substance or medium that transmits the electric force by a process different from conduction, as in the phenomena of induction; a nonconductor. separating a body electrified by induction, from the electrifying body.
Dielytra (n.) See Dicentra.
Diencephalon (n.) The interbrain or thalamencephalon; -- sometimes abbreviated to dien. See Thalamencephalon.
Dieresis (n.) Same as Diaeresis.
Diesinker (n.) An engraver of dies for stamping coins, medals, etc.
Diesinking (n.) The process of engraving dies.
Diesis (n.) A small interval, less than any in actual practice, but used in the mathematical calculation of intervals.
Diesis (n.) The mark /; -- called also double dagger.
Diestock (n.) A stock to hold the dies used for cutting screws.
Diet (n.) Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare.
Diet (n.) A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.
Diet (n.) A legislative or administrative assembly in Germany, Poland, and some other countries of Europe; a deliberative convention; a council; as, the Diet of Worms, held in 1521.
Dietarian (n.) One who lives in accordance with prescribed rules for diet; a dieter.
Dietary (n.) A rule of diet; a fixed allowance of food, as in workhouse, prison, etc.
Dieter (n.) One who diets; one who prescribes, or who partakes of, food, according to hygienic rules.
Dietetics (n.) That part of the medical or hygienic art which relates to diet or food; rules for diet.
Dietetist (n.) A physician who applies the rules of dietetics to the cure of diseases.
Diethylamine (n.) A colorless, volatile, alka
Dietine (n.) A subordinate or local assembly; a diet of inferior rank.
Dietist (n.) Alt. of Dietitian
Dietitian (n.) One skilled in dietetics.
Diffame (n.) Evil name; bad reputation; defamation.
Diffarreation (n.) A form of divorce, among the ancient Romans, in which a cake was used. See Confarreation.
Difference (n.) The act of differing; the state or measure of being different or unlike; distinction; dissimilarity; unlikeness; variation; as, a difference of quality in paper; a difference in degrees of heat, or of light; what is the difference between the innocent and the guilty?
Difference (n.) Disagreement in opinion; dissension; controversy; quarrel; hence, cause of dissension; matter in controversy.
Difference (n.) That by which one thing differs from another; that which distinguishes or causes to differ; mark of distinction; characteristic quality; specific attribute.
Difference (n.) Choice; preference.
Difference (n.) An addition to a coat of arms to distinguish the bearings of two persons, which would otherwise be the same. See Augmentation, and Marks of cadency, under Cadency.
Difference (n.) The quality or attribute which is added to those of the genus to constitute a species; a differentia.
Difference (n.) The quantity by which one quantity differs from another, or the remainder left after subtracting the one from the other.
Differentia (n.) The formal or distinguishing part of the essence of a species; the characteristic attribute of a species; specific difference.
Differential (n.) An increment, usually an indefinitely small one, which is given to a variable quantity.
Differential (n.) A small difference in rates which competing railroad
Differential (n.) One of two coils of conducting wire so related to one another or to a magnet or armature common to both, that one coil produces polar action contrary to that of the other.
Differential (n.) A form of conductor used for dividing and distributing the current to a series of electric lamps so as to maintain equal action in all.
Differentiation (n.) The act of differentiating.
Differentiation (n.) The act of distinguishing or describing a thing, by giving its different, or specific difference; exact definition or determination.
Differentiation (n.) The gradual formation or production of organs or parts by a process of evolution or development, as when the seed develops the root and the stem, the initial stem develops the leaf, branches, and flower buds; or in animal life, when the germ evolves the digestive and other organs and members, or when the animals as they advance in organization acquire special organs for specific purposes.
Differentiation (n.) The supposed act or tendency in being of every kind, whether organic or inorganic, to assume or produce a more complex structure or functions.
Differentiator (n.) One who, or that which, differentiates.
Difficultness (n.) Difficulty.
Difficulty (n.) The state of being difficult, or hard to do; hardness; arduousness; -- opposed to easiness or facility; as, the difficulty of a task or enterprise; a work of difficulty.
Difficulty (n.) Something difficult; a thing hard to do or to understand; that which occasions labor or perplexity, and requires skill and perseverance to overcome, solve, or achieve; a hard enterprise; an obstacle; an impediment; as, the difficulties of a science; difficulties in theology.
Difficulty (n.) A controversy; a falling out; a disagreement; an objection; a cavil.
Difficulty (n.) Embarrassment of affairs, especially financial affairs; -- usually in the plural; as, to be in difficulties.
Diffidence (n.) The state of being diffident; distrust; want of confidence; doubt of the power, ability, or disposition of others.
Diffidence (n.) Distrust of one's self or one's own powers; lack of self-reliance; modesty; modest reserve; bashfulness.
Diffidency (n.) See Diffidence.
Diffission (n.) Act of cleaving or splitting.
Difflation (n.) A blowing apart or away.
Diffluence (n.) Alt. of Diffluency
Diffluency (n.) A flowing off on all sides; fluidity.
Difformity (n.) Irregularity of form; diversity of form; want of uniformity.
Diffraction (n.) The deflection and decomposition of light in passing by the edges of opaque bodies or through narrow slits, causing the appearance of parallel bands or fringes of prismatic colors, as by the action of a grating of fine
Diffusate (n.) Material which, in the process of catalysis, has diffused or passed through the separating membrane.
Diffuseness (n.) The quality of being diffuse; especially, in writing, the use of a great or excessive number of word to express the meaning; copiousness; verbosity; prolixity.
Diffuser (n.) One who, or that which, diffuses.
Diffusibility (n.) The quality of being diffusible; capability of being poured or spread out.
Diffusibleness (n.) Diffusibility.
Diffusion (n.) The act of diffusing, or the state of being diffused; a spreading; extension; dissemination; circulation; dispersion.
Diffusion (n.) The act of passing by osmosis through animal membranes, as in the distribution of poisons, gases, etc., through the body. Unlike absorption, diffusion may go on after death, that is, after the blood ceases to circulate.
Diffusiveness (n.) The quality or state of being diffusive or diffuse; extensiveness; expansion; dispersion. Especially of style: Diffuseness; want of conciseness; prolixity.
Diffusivity (n.) Tendency to become diffused; tendency, as of heat, to become equalized by spreading through a conducting medium.
Dig (n.) A thrust; a punch; a poke; as, a dig in the side or the ribs. See Dig, v. t., 4.
Digamist (n.) One who marries a second time; a deuterogamist.
Digamma (n.) A letter (/, /) of the Greek alphabet, which early fell into disuse.
Digamy (n.) Act, or state, of being twice married; deuterogamy.
Digenesis (n.) The faculty of multiplying in two ways; -- by ova fecundated by spermatic fluid, and asexually, as by buds. See Parthenogenesis.
Digester (n.) One who digests.
Digester (n.) A medicine or an article of food that aids digestion, or strengthens digestive power.
Digester (n.) A strong closed vessel, in which bones or other substances may be subjected, usually in water or other liquid, to a temperature above that of boiling, in order to soften them.
Digestibility (n.) The quality of being digestible.
Digestibleness (n.) The quality of being digestible; digestibility.
Digestion (n.) The act or process of digesting; reduction to order; classification; thoughtful consideration.
Digestion (n.) The conversion of food, in the stomach and intestines, into soluble and diffusible products, capable of being absorbed by the blood.
Digestion (n.) Generation of pus; suppuration.
Digestive (n.) That which aids digestion, as a food or medicine.
Digestive (n.) A substance which, when applied to a wound or ulcer, promotes suppuration.
Digestive (n.) A tonic.
Digestor (n.) See Digester.
Digesture (n.) Digestion.
Digger (n.) One who, or that which, digs.
Digging (n.) The act or the place of excavating.
Digging (n.) Places where ore is dug; especially, certain localities in California, Australia, and elsewhere, at which gold is obtained.
Digging (n.) Region; locality.
Dighter (n.) One who dights.
Digit (n.) One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe.
Digit (n.) A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch.
Digit (n.) One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed; -- so called because of the use of the fingers in counting and computing.
Digit (n.) One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon; -- a term used to express the quantity of an eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk.
Digitain (n.) Any one of several extracts of foxglove (Digitalis), as the "French extract," the "German extract," etc., which differ among themselves in composition and properties.
Digitain (n.) A supposedly distinct vegetable principle as the essential ingredient of the extracts. It is a white, crystal
Digitalis (n.) A genus of plants including the foxglove.
Digitalis (n.) The dried leaves of the purple foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), used in heart disease, disturbance of the circulation, etc.
Digitation (n.) A division into fingers or fingerlike processes; also, a fingerlike process.
Digitigrade (n.) An animal that walks on its toes, as the cat, lion, wolf, etc.; -- distinguished from a plantigrade, which walks on the palm of the foot.
Digitorium (n.) A small dumb keyboard used by pianists for exercising the fingers; -- called also dumb piano.
Digitule (n.) A little finger or toe, or something resembling one.
Digladiation (n.) Act of digladiating.
Diglottism (n.) Bilingualism.
Diglyph (n.) A projecting face like the triglyph, but having only two channels or grooves sunk in it.
Dignation (n.) The act of thinking worthy; honor.
Dignification (n.) The act of dignifying; exaltation.
Dignitary (n.) One who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor; especially, one who holds an ecclesiastical rank above that of a parochial priest or clergyman.
Dignity (n.) The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth; excellence.
Dignity (n.) Elevation; grandeur.
Dignity (n.) Elevated rank; honorable station; high office, political or ecclesiastical; degree of excellence; preferment; exaltation.
Dignity (n.) Quality suited to inspire respect or reverence; loftiness and grace; impressiveness; state
Dignity (n.) One holding high rank; a dignitary.
Dignity (n.) Fundamental principle; axiom; maxim.
Dignotion (n.) Distinguishing mark; diagnostic.
Digram (n.) A digraph.
Digraph (n.) Two signs or characters combined to express a single articulated sound; as ea in head, or th in bath.
Digress (n.) Digression.
Digression (n.) The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse deviating from its main design or subject.
Digression (n.) A turning aside from the right path; transgression; offense.
Digression (n.) The elongation, or angular distance from the sun; -- said chiefly of the inferior planets.
Digue (n.) A bank; a dike.
Digynia (n.) A Linnaean order of plants having two styles.
Dihedron (n.) A figure with two sides or surfaces.
Diiamb (n.) A diiambus.
Diiambus (n.) A double iambus; a foot consisting of two iambuses (/ / / /).
Diiodide (n.) A compound of a binary type containing two atoms of iodine; -- called also biniodide.
Diisatogen (n.) A red crystal
Dijudicant (n.) One who dijudicates.
Dijudication (n.) The act of dijudicating; judgment.
Dika (n.) A kind of food, made from the almondlike seeds of the Irvingia Barteri, much used by natives of the west coast of Africa; -- called also dika bread.
Dike (n.) A ditch; a channel for water made by digging.
Dike (n.) An embankment to prevent inundations; a levee.
Dike (n.) A wall of turf or stone.
Dike (n.) A wall-like mass of mineral matter, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or fissures in the original strata.
Diker (n.) A ditcher.
Diker (n.) One who builds stone walls; usually, one who builds them without lime.
Dilaceration (n.) The act of rending asunder.
Dilaniation (n.) A rending or tearing in pieces; dilaceration.
Dilapidation (n.) The act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered.
Dilapidation (n.) Ecclesiastical waste; impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.
Dilapidation (n.) The pulling down of a building, or suffering it to fall or be in a state of decay.
Dilapidator (n.) One who causes dilapidation.
Dilatability (n.) The quality of being dilatable, or admitting expansion; -- opposed to contractibility.
Dilatation (n.) Prolixity; diffuse discourse.
Dilatation (n.) The act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on al/ sides; the state of being dilated; dilation.
Dilatation (n.) A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ.
Dilatator (n.) A muscle which dilates any part; a dilator.
Dilater (n.) One who, or that which, dilates, expands, o r enlarges.
Dilation (n.) Delay.
Dilation (n.) The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation.
Dilatometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the dilatation or expansion of a substance, especially of a fluid.
Dilator (n.) One who, or that which, widens or expands.
Dilator (n.) A muscle that dilates any part.
Dilator (n.) An instrument for expanding a part; as, a urethral dilator.
Dilatoriness (n.) The quality of being dilatory; lateness; slowness; tardiness; sluggishness.
Dildo (n.) A burden in popular songs.
Dildo (n.) A columnar cactaceous plant of the West Indies (Cereus Swartzii).
Dilection (n.) Love; choice.
Dilemma (n.) An argument which presents an antagonist with two or more alternatives, but is equally conclusive against him, whichever alternative he chooses.
Dilemma (n.) A state of things in which evils or obstacles present themselves on every side, and it is difficult to determine what course to pursue; a vexatious alternative or predicament; a difficult choice or position.
Dilettant (n.) A dilettante.
Dilettanteism (n.) The state or quality of being a dilettante; the desultory pursuit of art, science, or literature.
Dilettantism (n.) Same as Dilettanteism.
Diligence (n.) The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; -- the opposite of negligence.
Diligence (n.) Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.
Diligence (n.) Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.
Diligence (n.) A four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.
Diligency (n.) Diligence; care; persevering endeavor.
Dill (n.) An herb (Peucedanum graveolens), the seeds of which are moderately warming, pungent, and aromatic, and were formerly used as a soothing medicine for children; -- called also dillseed.
Dilling (n.) A darling; a favorite.
Dilluing (n.) A process of sorting ore by washing in a hand sieve.
Dilly (n.) A kind of stagecoach.
Dilogy (n.) An ambiguous speech; a figure in which a word is used an equivocal sense.
Dilucidation (n.) The act of making clear.
Diluent (n.) That which dilutes.
Diluent (n.) An agent used for effecting dilution of the blood; a weak drink.
Diluteness (n.) The quality or state of being dilute.
Diluter (n.) One who, or that which, dilutes or makes thin, more liquid, or weaker.
Dilution (n.) The act of diluting, or the state of being diluted.
Diluvialist (n.) One who explains geological phenomena by the Noachian deluge.
Diluvium (n.) A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice.
Dimble (n.) A bower; a dingle.
Dime (n.) A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents; the tenth of a dollar.
Dimension (n.) Measure in a single
Dimension (n.) Extent; reach; scope; importance; as, a project of large dimensions.
Dimension (n.) The degree of manifoldness of a quantity; as, time is quantity having one dimension; volume has three dimensions, relative to extension.
Dimension (n.) A literal factor, as numbered in characterizing a term. The term dimensions forms with the cardinal numbers a phrase equivalent to degree with the ordinal; thus, a2b2c is a term of five dimensions, or of the fifth degree.
Dimension (n.) The manifoldness with which the fundamental units of time, length, and mass are involved in determining the units of other physical quantities.
Dimensity (n.) Dimension.
Dimeran (n.) One of the Dimera.
Dimeter (n.) A verse of two meters.
Dimethyl (n.) Ethane; -- sometimes so called because regarded as consisting of two methyl radicals. See Ethane.
Dimication (n.) A fight; contest.
Dimidiation (n.) The act of dimidiating or halving; the state of being dimidiate.
Diminisher (n.) One who, or that which, diminishes anything.
Diminishment (n.) Diminution.
Diminution (n.) The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; -- opposed to augmentation or increase.
Diminution (n.) The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement.
Diminution (n.) Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record.
Diminution (n.) In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself.
Diminutival (n.) A diminutive.
Diminutive (n.) Something of very small size or value; an insignificant thing.
Diminutive (n.) A derivative from a noun, denoting a small or a young object of the same kind with that denoted by the primitive; as, gosling, eaglet, lambkin.
Diminutiveness (n.) The quality of being diminutive; smallness; littleness; minuteness.
Dimission (n.) Leave to depart; a dismissing.
Dimity (n.) A cotton fabric employed for hangings and furniture coverings, and formerly used for women's under-garments. It is of many patterns, both plain and twilled, and occasionally is printed in colors.
Dimness (n.) The state or quality / being dim; lack of brightness, clearness, or distinctness; dullness; obscurity.
Dimness (n.) Dullness, or want of clearness, of vision or of intellectual perception.
Dimorph (n.) Either one of the two forms of a dimorphous substance; as, calcite and aragonite are dimorphs.
Dimorphism (n.) Difference of form between members of the same species, as when a plant has two kinds of flowers, both hermaphrodite (as in the partridge berry), or when there are two forms of one or both sexes of the same species of butterfly.
Dimorphism (n.) Crystallization in two independent forms of the same chemical compound, as of calcium carbonate as calcite and aragonite.
Dimple (n.) A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin.
Dimple (n.) A slight indentation on any surface.
Dimplement (n.) The state of being dimpled, or marked with gentle depressions.
Dimyarian (n.) One of the Dimya.
Din (n.) Loud, confused, harsh noise; a loud, continuous, rattling or clanging sound; clamor; roar.
Din (n.) To strike with confused or clanging sound; to stun with loud and continued noise; to harass with clamor; as, to din the ears with cries.
Din (n.) To utter with a din; to repeat noisily; to ding.
Dinaphthyl (n.) A colorless, crystal
Dinar (n.) A petty money of accounts of Persia.
Dinar (n.) An ancient gold coin of the East.
Dinarchy (n.) See Diarchy.
Diner (n.) One who dines.
Diner-out (n.) One who often takes his dinner away from home, or in company.
Ding (n.) A thump or stroke, especially of a bell.
Dingdong (n.) The sound of, or as of, repeated strokes on a metallic body, as a bell; a repeated and monotonous sound.
Dingdong (n.) An attachment to a clock by which the quarter hours are struck upon bells of different tones.
Dingey (n.) Alt. of Dinghy
Dingy (n.) Alt. of Dinghy
Dinghy (n.) A kind of boat used in the East Indies.
Dinghy (n.) A ship's smallest boat.
Dinginess (n.) Quality of being dingy; a dusky hue.
Dingle (n.) A narrow dale; a small dell; a small, secluded, and embowered valley.
Dingo (n.) A wild dog found in Australia, but supposed to have introduced at a very early period. It has a wolflike face, bushy tail, and a reddish brown color.
Dingthrift (n.) A spendthrift.
Dinichthys (n.) A genus of large extinct Devonian ganoid fishes. In some parts of Ohio remains of the Dinichthys are abundant, indicating animals twenty feet in length.
Dinmont (n.) A wether sheep between one and two years old.
Dinner (n.) The principal meal of the day, eaten by most people about midday, but by many (especially in cities) at a later hour.
Dinner (n.) An entertainment; a feast.
Dinoceras (n.) A genus of large extinct Eocene mammals from Wyoming; -- called also Uintatherium. See Illustration in Appendix.
Dinornis (n.) A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa.
Dinosaur (n.) Alt. of Dinosaurian
Dinosaurian (n.) One of the Dinosauria.
Dinothere (n.) Alt. of Dinotherium
Dinotherium (n.) A large extinct proboscidean mammal from the miocene beds of Europe and Asia. It is remarkable fora pair of tusks directed downward from the decurved apex of the lower jaw.
Dinoxide (n.) Same as Dioxide.
Dint (n.) A blow; a stroke.
Dint (n.) The mark left by a blow; an indentation or impression made by violence; a dent.
Dint (n.) Force; power; -- esp. in the phrase by dint of.
Dinumeration (n.) Enumeration.
Diocesan (n.) A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese; as, the diocesan of New York.
Diocesan (n.) The clergy or the people of a diocese.
Diocese (n.) The circuit or extent of a bishop's jurisdiction; the district in which a bishop exercises his ecclesiastical authority.
Diocesener (n.) One who belongs to a diocese.
Diodon (n.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or water, and, hence, are called globefishes, swellfishes, etc. Called also porcupine fishes, and sea hedgehogs.
Diodon (n.) A genus of whales.
Diodont (n.) A fish of the genus Diodon, or an allied genus.
Dioeciousness (n.) The state or quality of being dioecious.
Dioecism (n.) The condition of being dioecious.
Diogenes (n.) A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.
Diomedea (n.) A genus of large sea birds, including the albatross. See Albatross.
Dionaea (n.) An insectivorous plant. See Venus's flytrap.
Diopside (n.) A crystallized variety of pyroxene, of a clear, grayish green color; mussite.
Dioptase (n.) A hydrous silicate of copper, occurring in emerald-green crystals.
Diopter (n.) Alt. of Dioptra
Dioptra (n.) An optical instrument, invented by Hipparchus, for taking altitudes, leveling, etc.
Dioptre (n.) A unit employed by oculists in numbering glasses according to the metric system; a refractive power equal to that of a glass whose principal focal distance is one meter.
Dioptric (n.) A dioptre. See Dioptre.
Dioptrics (n.) The science of the refraction of light; that part of geometrical optics which treats of the laws of the refraction of light in passing from one medium into another, or through different mediums, as air, water, or glass, and esp. through different lenses; -- distinguished from catoptrics, which refers to reflected light.
Dioptry (n.) A dioptre.
Diorama (n.) A mode of scenic representation, invented by Daguerre and Bouton, in which a painting is seen from a distance through a large opening. By a combination of transparent and opaque painting, and of transmitted and reflected light, and by contrivances such as screens and shutters, much diversity of scenic effect is produced.
Diorama (n.) A building used for such an exhibition.
Diorism (n.) Definition; logical direction.
Diorite (n.) An igneous, crystal
Dioscorea (n.) A genus of plants. See Yam.
Diota (n.) A vase or drinking cup having two handles or ears.
Dioxide (n.) An oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in each molecule; binoxide.
Dioxide (n.) An oxide containing but one atom or equivalent of oxygen to two of a metal; a suboxide.
Dioxindol (n.) A white, crystal
Dip (n.) The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
Dip (n.) Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal
Dip (n.) A liquid, as a sauce or gravy, served at table with a ladle or spoon.
Dip (n.) A dipped candle.
Dipchick (n.) See Dabchick.
Diphenyl (n.) A white crystal
Diphtheria (n.) A very dangerous contagious disease in which the air passages, and especially the throat, become coated with a false membrane, produced by the solidification of an inflammatory exudation. Cf. Group.
Diphthong (n.) A coalition or union of two vowel sounds pronounced in one syllable; as, ou in out, oi in noise; -- called a proper diphthong.
Diphthong (n.) A vowel digraph; a union of two vowels in the same syllable, only one of them being sounded; as, ai in rain, eo in people; -- called an improper diphthong.
Diphthongation (n.) See Diphthongization.
Diphthongization (n.) The act of changing into a diphthong.
Diphyodont (n.) An animal having two successive sets of teeth.
Diphyozooid (n.) One of the free-swimming sexual zooids of Siphonophora.
Dipleidoscope (n.) An instrument for determining the time of apparent noon. It consists of two mirrors and a plane glass disposed in the form of a prism, so that, by the reflections of the sun's rays from their surfaces, two images are presented to the eye, moving in opposite directions, and coinciding at the instant the sun's center is on the meridian.
Diplococcus (n.) A form of micrococcus in which cocci are united in a binary manner. See Micrococcus.
Diploe (n.) The soft, spongy, or cancellated substance between the plates of the skull.
Diploid (n.) A solid bounded by twenty-four similar quadrilateral faces. It is a hemihedral form of the hexoctahedron.
Diploma (n.) A letter or writing, usually under seal, conferring some privilege, honor, or power; a document bearing record of a degree conferred by a literary society or educational institution.
Diplomacy (n.) The art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations (particularly in securing treaties), including the methods and forms usually employed.
Diplomacy (n.) Dexterity or skill in securing advantages; tact.
Diplomacy (n.) The body of ministers or envoys resident at a court; the diplomatic body.
Diplomat (n.) Alt. of Diplomate
Diplomate (n.) A diplomatist.
Diplomatic (n.) A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist.
Diplomatic (n.) The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.
Diplomatism (n.) Diplomacy.
Diplomatist (n.) A person employed in, or skilled in, diplomacy; a diplomat.
Diplopia (n.) Alt. of Diplopy
Diplopy (n.) The act or state of seeing double.
Diplopod (n.) One of the Diplopoda.
Diplostemony (n.) The condition of being diplostemonous.
Dipody (n.) Two metrical feet taken together, or included in one measure.
Dipper (n.) One who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle.
Dipper (n.) A small grebe; the dabchick.
Dipper (n.) The buffel duck.
Dipper (n.) The water ouzel (Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe.
Dipper (n.) The American dipper or ouzel (Cinclus Mexicanus).
Dipping (n.) The act or process of immersing.
Dipping (n.) The act of inclining downward.
Dipping (n.) The act of lifting or moving a liquid with a dipper, ladle, or the like.
Dipping (n.) The process of cleaning or brightening sheet metal or metalware, esp. brass, by dipping it in acids, etc.
Dipping (n.) The practice of taking snuff by rubbing the teeth or gums with a stick or brush dipped in snuff.
Dipropargyl (n.) A pungent, mobile, volatile liquid, C6H6, produced artificially from certain allyl derivatives. Though isomeric with benzine, it is very different in its chemical relations. Called also dipropinyl.
Dipropyl (n.) One of the hexane paraffins, found in petroleum, consisting of two propyl radicals. See Hexane.
Diprotodon (n.) An extinct Quaternary marsupial from Australia, about as large as the hippopotamus; -- so named because of its two large front teeth. See Illustration in Appendix.
Dipsas (n.) A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
Dipsas (n.) A genus of harmless colubrine snakes.
Dipsomania (n.) A morbid an uncontrollable craving (often periodic) for drink, esp. for alcoholic liquors; also improperly used to denote acute and chronic alcoholism.
Dipsomaniac (n.) One who has an irrepressible desire for alcoholic drinks.
Dipsosis (n.) Excessive thirst produced by disease.
Dipteran (n.) An insect of the order Diptera.
Dipterocarpus (n.) A genus of trees found in the East Indies, some species of which produce a fragrant resin, other species wood oil. The fruit has two long wings.
Diptote (n.) A noun which has only two cases.
Diptych (n.) Anything consisting of two leaves.
Diptych (n.) A writing tablet consisting of two leaves of rigid material connected by hinges and shutting together so as to protect the writing within.
Diptych (n.) A picture or series of pictures painted on two tablets connected by hinges. See Triptych.
Diptych (n.) A double catalogue, containing in one part the names of living, and in the other of deceased, ecclesiastics and benefactors of the church; a catalogue of saints.
Dipyre (n.) A mineral of the scapolite group; -- so called from the double effect of fire upon it, in fusing it, and rendering it phosphorescent.
Dipyridine (n.) A polymeric form of pyridine, C10H10N2, obtained as a colorless oil by the action of sodium on pyridine.
Dipyridil (n.) A crystal
Diradiation (n.) The emission and diffusion of rays of light.
Direct (n.) A character, thus [/], placed at the end of a staff on the
Directer (n.) One who directs; a director.
Direction (n.) The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o/ public affairs or of a bank.
Direction (n.) That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.
Direction (n.) The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter.
Direction (n.) The
Direction (n.) The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.
Direction (n.) The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object.
Directness (n.) The quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness.
Director (n.) One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.
Director (n.) One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company.
Director (n.) A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.
Director (n.) A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.
Directorate (n.) The office of director; also, a body of directors taken jointly.
Directorship (n.) The condition or office of a director; directorate.
Directory (n.) A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.
Directory (n.) A book containing the names and residences of the inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an address book; as, a business directory.
Directory (n.) A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic.
Directory (n.) Direction; guide.
Directress (n.) A woman who directs.
Directrix (n.) A directress.
Directrix (n.) A
Directrix (n.) A straight
Diremption (n.) A tearing apart; violent separation.
Direness (n.) Terribleness; horror; woefulness.
Direption (n.) The act of plundering, despoiling, or snatching away.
Dirige (n.) A service for the dead, in the Roman Catholic Church, being the first antiphon of Matins for the dead, of which Dirige is the first word; a dirge.
Dirigent (n.) The
Dirk (n.) A kind of dagger or poniard; -- formerly much used by the Scottish Highlander.
Dirkness (n.) Darkness.
Dirt (n.) Any foul of filthy substance, as excrement, mud, dust, etc.; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul or unclean; earth; as, a wagonload of dirt.
Dirt (n.) Meanness; sordidness.
Dirt (n.) In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
Dirtiness (n.) The state of being dirty; filthiness; foulness; nastiness; baseness; sordidness.
Dis (n.) The god Pluto.
Disability (n.) State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.
Disability (n.) Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.
Disablement (n.) Deprivation of ability; incapacity.
Disaccommodation (n.) A state of being unaccommodated or unsuited.
Disaccord (n.) Disagreement.
Disacquaintance (n.) Neglect of disuse of familiarity, or familiar acquaintance.
Disacryl (n.) A white amorphous substance obtained as a polymeric modification of acrolein.
Disadvantage (n.) Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which hinders success, or causes loss or injury.
Disadvantage (n.) Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame, credit, profit, or other good.
Disadventure (n.) Misfortune; mishap.
Disaffection (n.) State of being disaffected; alienation or want of affection or good will, esp. toward those in authority; unfriend
Disaffection (n.) Disorder; bad constitution.
Disaffirmance (n.) The act of disaffirming; denial; negation.
Disaffirmance (n.) Overthrow or annulment by the decision of a superior tribunal; as, disaffirmance of judgment.
Disaffirmation (n.) The act of disaffirming; negation; refutation.
Disaggregation (n.) The separation of an aggregate body into its component parts.
Disagreeableness (n.) The state or quality of being; disagreeable; unpleasantness.
Disagreeance (n.) Disagreement.
Disagreement (n.) The state of disagreeing; a being at variance; dissimilitude; diversity.
Disagreement (n.) Unsuitableness; unadaptedness.
Disagreement (n.) Difference of opinion or sentiment.
Disagreement (n.) A falling out, or controversy; difference.
Disagreer (n.) One who disagrees.
Disallowance (n.) The act of disallowing; refusal to admit or permit; rejection.
Disanimation (n.) Privation of life.
Disanimation (n.) The state of being disanimated or discouraged; depression of spirits.
Disannuller (n.) One who disannuls.
Disannulment (n.) Complete annulment.
Disappearance (n.) The act of disappearing; cessation of appearance; removal from sight; vanishing.
Disappendency (n.) A detachment or separation from a former connection.
Disappointment (n.) The act of disappointing, or the state of being disappointed; defeat or failure of expectation or hope; miscarriage of design or plan; frustration.
Disappointment (n.) That which disappoints.
Disapprobation (n.) The act of disapproving; mental condemnation of what is judged wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; feeling of censure.
Disappropriation (n.) The act of disappropriating.
Disapproval (n.) Disapprobation; dislike; censure; adverse judgment.
Disapprover (n.) One who disapproves.
Disard (n.) See Dizzard.
Disarmament (n.) The act of disarming.
Disarmature (n.) The act of divesting of armature.
Disarmer (n.) One who disarms.
Disarrangement (n.) The act of disarranging, or the state of being disarranged; confusion; disorder.
Disarray (n.) Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
Disarray (n.) Confused attire; undress.
Disarrayment (n.) Disorder.
Disarticulator (n.) One who disarticulates and prepares skeletons.
Disassent (n.) Dissent.
Disassenter (n.) One who disassents; a dissenter.
Disassiduity (n.) Want of assiduity or care.
Disassimilation (n.) The decomposition of complex substances, within the organism, into simpler ones suitable only for excretion, with evolution of energy, -- a normal nutritional process the reverse of assimilation; downward metabolism.
Disaster (n.) An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.
Disaster (n.) An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.
Disaventure (n.) Misfortune.
Disavowal (n.) The act of disavowing, disclaiming, or disowning; rejection and denial.
Disavowance (n.) Disavowal.
Disavower (n.) One who disavows.
Disavowment (n.) Disavowal.
Disbandment (n.) The act of disbanding.
Disbarment (n.) Act of disbarring.
Disbelief (n.) The act of disbelieving;; a state of the mind in which one is fully persuaded that an opinion, assertion, or doctrine is not true; refusal of assent, credit, or credence; denial of belief.
Disbeliever (n.) One who disbelieves, or refuses belief; an unbeliever. Specifically, one who does not believe the Christian religion.
Disboscation (n.) Converting forest land into cleared or arable land; removal of a forest.
Disbursement (n.) The act of disbursing or paying out.
Disbursement (n.) That which is disbursed or paid out; as, the annual disbursements exceed the income.
Disburser (n.) One who disburses money.
Disc (n.) A flat round plate
Disc (n.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disc, a germinal disc, etc. Same as Disk.
Discalceation (n.) The act of pulling off the shoes or sandals.
Discant (n.) See Descant, n.
Discard (n.) The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.
Discardure (n.) Rejection; dismissal.
Disceptation (n.) Controversy; disputation; discussion.
Disceptator (n.) One who arbitrates or decides.
Discernance (n.) Discernment.
Discerner (n.) One who, or that which, discerns, distinguishes, perceives, or judges; as, a discerner of truth, of right and wrong.
Discernibleness (n.) The quality of being discernible.
Discernment (n.) The act of discerning.
Discernment (n.) The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.
Discerpibility (n.) Alt. of Discerptibility
Discerptibility (n.) Capability or liableness to be discerped.
Discerption (n.) The act of pulling to pieces, or of separating the parts.
Discession (n.) Departure.
Discharger (n.) One who, or that which, discharges. Specifically, in electricity, an instrument for discharging a Leyden jar, or electrical battery, by making a connection between the two surfaces; a discharging rod.
Discina (n.) A genus of Branchiopoda, having a disklike shell, attached by one valve, which is perforated by the peduncle.
Disciple (n.) One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior.
Discipleship (n.) The state of being a disciple or follower in doctrines and precepts.
Discipless (n.) A female disciple.
Disciplinableness (n.) The quality of being improvable by discip
Disciplinant (n.) A flagellant. See Flagellant.
Disciplinarian (n.) One who discip
Disciplinarian (n.) A Puritan or Presbyterian; -- because of rigid adherence to religious or church discip
Disclaimer (n.) One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
Disclaimer (n.) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.
Disclaimer (n.) A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions, and the like.
Disclamation (n.) A disavowing or disowning.
Disclose (n.) Disclosure.
Discloser (n.) One who discloses.
Disclusion (n.) A shutting off; exclusion.
Discobolus (n.) A thrower of the discus.
Discobolus (n.) A statue of an athlete holding the discus, or about to throw it.
Discodactyl (n.) One of the tree frogs.
Discoid (n.) Anything having the form of a discus or disk; particularly, a discoid shell.
Discolith (n.) One of a species of coccoliths, having an oval discoidal body, with a thick strongly refracting rim, and a thinner central portion. One of them measures about / of an inch in its longest diameter.
Discoloration (n.) The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored; alteration of hue or appearance.
Discoloration (n.) A discolored spot; a stain.
Discomfit (n.) Rout; overthrow; discomfiture.
Discommendation (n.) Blame; censure; reproach.
Discommender (n.) One who discommends; a dispraiser.
Discommodity (n.) Disadvantage; inconvenience.
Discommunity (n.) A lack of common possessions, properties, or relationship.
Discompliance (n.) Failure or refusal to comply; noncompliance.
Discomposition (n.) Inconsistency; discordance.
Discomposure (n.) The state of being discomposed; disturbance; disorder; agitation; perturbation.
Discomposure (n.) Discordance; disagreement of parts.
Disconcert (n.) Want of concert; disagreement.
Disconcertion (n.) The act of disconcerting, or state of being disconcerted; discomposure; perturbation.
Disconformity (n.) Want of conformity or correspondence; inconsistency; disagreement.
Discongruity (n.) Incongruity; disagreement; unsuitableness.
Disconnection (n.) The act of disconnecting, or state of being disconnected; separation; want of union.
Disconsolacy (n.) The state of being disconsolate.
Disconsolate (n.) Disconsolateness.
Disconsolation (n.) Dejection; grief.
Discontent (n.) Want of content; uneasiness and inquietude of mind; dissatisfaction; disquiet.
Discontent (n.) A discontented person; a malcontent.
Discontentation (n.) Discontent.
Discontentment (n.) The state of being discontented; uneasiness; inquietude.
Discontinuance (n.) The act of discontinuing, or the state of being discontinued; want of continued connection or continuity; breaking off; cessation; interruption; as, a discontinuance of conversation or intercourse; discontinuance of a highway or of travel.
Discontinuance (n.) A breaking off or interruption of an estate, which happened when an alienation was made by a tenant in tail, or other tenant, seized in right of another, of a larger estate than the tenant was entitled to, whereby the party ousted or injured was driven to his real action, and could not enter. This effect of such alienation is now obviated by statute in both England and the United States.
Discontinuance (n.) The termination of an action in practice by the voluntary act of the plaintiff; an entry on the record that the plaintiff discontinues his action.
Discontinuance (n.) That technical interruption of the proceedings in pleading in an action, which follows where a defendant does not answer the whole of the plaintiff's declaration, and the plaintiff omits to take judgment for the part unanswered.
Discontinuation (n.) Breach or interruption of continuity; separation of parts in a connected series; discontinuance.
Discontinuee (n.) One whose possession of an estate is broken off, or discontinued; one whose estate is subject to discontinuance.
Discontinuer (n.) One who discontinues, or breaks off or away from; an absentee.
Discontinuity (n.) Want of continuity or cohesion; disunion of parts.
Discontinuor (n.) One who deprives another of the possession of an estate by discontinuance. See Discontinuance, 2.
Disconvenience (n.) Unsuitableness; incongruity.
Discord (n.) To disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit.
Discordance (n.) Alt. of Discordancy
Discordancy (n.) State or quality of being discordant; disagreement; inconsistency.
Discordant (n.) Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.
Discordant (n.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds.
Discordant (n.) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.
Discountenance (n.) Unfavorable aspect; unfriendly regard; cold treatment; disapprobation; whatever tends to check or discourage.
Discountenancer (n.) One who discountenances; one who disfavors.
Discounter (n.) One who discounts; a discount broker.
Discourage (n.) Lack of courage; coward
Discouragement (n.) The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection.
Discouragement (n.) That which discourages; that which deters, or tends to deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of anything; a determent; as, the revolution was commenced under every possible discouragement.
Discourager (n.) One who discourages.
Discourse (n.) The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning; range of reasoning faculty.
Discourse (n.) Conversation; talk.
Discourse (n.) The art and manner of speaking and conversing.
Discourse (n.) Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given
Discourse (n.) Dealing; transaction.
Discourser (n.) One who discourse; a narrator; a speaker; an haranguer.
Discourser (n.) The writer of a treatise or dissertation.
Discoursive (n.) The state or quality of being discoursive or able to reason.
Discourtesy (n.) Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation of disrespect; incivility.
Discourtship (n.) Want of courtesy.
Discoverability (n.) The quality of being discoverable.
Discoverer (n.) One who discovers; one who first comes to the knowledge of something; one who discovers an unknown country, or a new principle, truth, or fact.
Discoverer (n.) A scout; an explorer.
Discoverment (n.) Discovery.
Discovert (n.) An uncovered place or part.
Discoverture (n.) Discovery.
Discoverture (n.) A state of being released from coverture; freedom of a woman from the coverture of a husband.
Discovery (n.) The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot.
Discovery (n.) A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of his assets.
Discovery (n.) Finding out or ascertaining something previously unknown or unrecognized; as, Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood.
Discovery (n.) That which is discovered; a thing found out, or for the first time ascertained or recognized; as, the properties of the magnet were an important discovery.
Discovery (n.) Exploration; examination.
Discredit (n.) The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit.
Discredit (n.) Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things.
Discreditor (n.) One who discredits.
Discrepance (n.) Alt. of Discrepancy
Discrepancy (n.) The state or quality of being discrepant; disagreement; variance; discordance; dissimilarity; contrariety.
Discrepant (n.) A dissident.
Discretion (n.) Disjunction; separation.
Discretion (n.) The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self-control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.
Discretion (n.) Discrimination.
Discretion (n.) Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.
Discriminant (n.) The eliminant of the n partial differentials of any homogenous function of n variables. See Eliminant.
Discriminateness (n.) The state of being discriminated; distinctness.
Discrimination (n.) The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting and marking differences.
Discrimination (n.) The state of being discriminated, distinguished, or set apart.
Discrimination (n.) The arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.
Discrimination (n.) The quality of being discriminating; faculty of nicely distinguishing; acute discernment; as, to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
Discrimination (n.) That which discriminates; mark of distinction.
Discriminator (n.) One who discriminates.
Disculpation (n.) Exculpation.
Discumbency (n.) The act of reclining at table according to the manner of the ancients at their meals.
Discursion (n.) The act of discoursing or reasoning; range, as from thought to thought.
Discursist (n.) A discourser.
Discursus (n.) Argumentation; ratiocination; discursive reasoning.
Discus (n.) A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill.
Discus (n.) The exercise with the discus.
Discus (n.) A disk. See Disk.
Discusser (n.) One who discusses; one who sifts or examines.
Discussion (n.) The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like.
Discussion (n.) The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation.
Discussive (n.) A medicine that discusses or disperses morbid humors; a discutient.
Discutient (n.) An agent (as a medicinal application) which serves to disperse morbid matter.
Disdiaclast (n.) One of the dark particles forming the doubly refracting disks of muscle fibers.
Disdiapason (n.) An interval of two octaves, or a fifteenth; -- called also bisdiapason.
Disease (n.) Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
Disease (n.) An alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance of the vital functions, and causing or threatening pain and weakness; malady; affection; illness; sickness; disorder; -- applied figuratively to the mind, to the moral character and habits, to institutions, the state, etc.
Diseasedness (n.) The state of being diseased; a morbid state; sickness.
Diseasefulness (n.) The quality of being diseaseful; trouble; trial.
Diseasement (n.) Uneasiness; inconvenience.
Diselenide (n.) A selenide containing two atoms of selenium in each molecule.
Disembarkation (n.) The act of disembarking.
Disembarkment (n.) Disembarkation.
Disembarrassment (n.) Freedom or relief from impediment or perplexity.
Disembodiment (n.) The act of disembodying, or the state of being disembodied.
Disemboguement (n.) The act of disemboguing; discharge.
Disembowelment (n.) The act of disemboweling, or state of being disemboweled; evisceration.
Disemployment (n.) The state of being disemployed, or deprived of employment.
Disenchanter (n.) One who, or that which, disenchants.
Disenchantment (n.) The act of disenchanting, or state of being disenchanted.
Disencouragement (n.) Discouragement.
Disencrese (n.) Decrease.
Disencumbrance (n.) Freedom or deliverance from encumbrance, or anything burdensome or troublesome.
Disendowment (n.) The act of depriving of an endowment or endowments.
Disengagement (n.) The act of disengaging or setting free, or the state of being disengaged.
Disengagement (n.) Freedom from engrossing occupation; leisure.
Disensanity (n.) Insanity; folly.
Disentanglement (n.) The act of disentangling or clearing from difficulties.
Disenthrallment (n.) Liberation from bondage; emancipation; disinthrallment.
Disertitude (n.) Eloquence.
Disestablishment (n.) The act or process of unsettling or breaking up that which has been established; specifically, the withdrawal of the support of the state from an established church; as, the disestablishment and disendowment of the Irish Church by Act of Parliament.
Disestablishment (n.) The condition of being disestablished.
Disesteem (n.) Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining to dislike; disfavor; disrepute.
Disesteemer (n.) One who disesteems.
Disestimation (n.) Disesteem.
Disfame (n.) Disrepute.
Disfavor (n.) Want of favor of favorable regard; disesteem; disregard.
Disfavor (n.) The state of not being in favor; a being under the displeasure of some one; state of unacceptableness; as, to be in disfavor at court.
Disfavor (n.) An unkindness; a disobliging act.
Disfavorer (n.) One who disfavors.
Disfiguration (n.) The act of disfiguring, or the state of being disfigured; defacement; deformity; disfigurement.
Disfigure (n.) Disfigurement; deformity.
Disfigurement (n.) Act of disfiguring, or state of being disfigured; deformity.
Disfigurement (n.) That which disfigures; a defacement; a blot.
Disfigurer (n.) One who disfigures.
Disforestation (n.) The act of clearing land of forests.
Disformity (n.) Discordance or diversity of form; unlikeness in form.
Disfranchisement (n.) The act of disfranchising, or the state disfranchised; deprivation of privileges of citizenship or of chartered immunities.
Disfurnishment (n.) The act of disfurnishing, or the state of being disfurnished.
Disfurniture (n.) The act of disfurnishing, or the state of being disfurnished.
Disgestion (n.) Digestion.
Disglory (n.) Dishonor.
Disgorgement (n.) The act of disgorging; a vomiting; that which is disgorged.
Disgrace (n.) The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
Disgrace (n.) The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
Disgrace (n.) That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
Disgrace (n.) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
Disgrace (n.) To put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor.
Disgrace (n.) To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation.
Disgrace (n.) To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.
Disgracer (n.) One who disgraces.
Disgradation (n.) Degradation; a stripping of titles and honors.
Disgregation (n.) The process of separation, or the condition of being separate, as of the molecules of a body.
Disguise (n.) A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties.
Disguise (n.) Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.
Disguise (n.) Change of manner by drink; intoxication.
Disguise (n.) A masque or masquerade.
Disguisedness (n.) The state of being disguised.
Disguisement (n.) Disguise.
Disguiser (n.) One who, or that which, disguises.
Disguiser (n.) One who wears a disguise; an actor in a masquerade; a masker.
Disguising (n.) A masque or masquerade.
Disgustfulness (n.) The state of being disgustful.
Dish (n.) A vessel, as a platter, a plate, a bowl, used for serving up food at the table.
Dish (n.) The food served in a dish; hence, any particular kind of food; as, a cold dish; a warm dish; a delicious dish. "A dish fit for the gods."
Dish (n.) The state of being concave, or like a dish, or the degree of such concavity; as, the dish of a wheel.
Dish (n.) A hollow place, as in a field.
Dish (n.) A trough about 28 inches long, 4 deep, and 6 wide, in which ore is measured.
Dish (n.) That portion of the produce of a mine which is paid to the land owner or proprietor.
Dishabille (n.) An undress; a loose, negligent dress; deshabille.
Disharmony (n.) Want of harmony; discord; incongruity.
Dishcloth (n.) A cloth used for washing dishes.
Dishclout (n.) A dishcloth.
Disheartenment (n.) Discouragement; dejection; depression of spirits.
Disherison (n.) The act of disheriting, or debarring from inheritance; disinhersion.
Disheritance (n.) The act of disinheriting or state of being disinherited; disinheritance.
Disheritor (n.) One who puts another out of his inheritance.
Dishful (n.) As much as a dish holds when full.
Dishonesty (n.) Dishonor; dishonorableness; shame.
Dishonesty (n.) Want of honesty, probity, or integrity in principle; want of fairness and straightforwardness; a disposition to defraud, deceive, or betray; faithlessness.
Dishonesty (n.) Violation of trust or of justice; fraud; any deviation from probity; a dishonest act.
Dishonesty (n.) Lewdness; unchastity.
Dishonor (n.) Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach.
Dishonor (n.) The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn.
Dishonorer (n.) One who dishonors or disgraces; one who treats another indignity.
Dishumor (n.) Ill humor.
Dishwasher (n.) One who, or that which, washes dishes.
Dishwasher (n.) A European bird; the wagtail.
Dishwater (n.) Water in which dishes have been washed.
Disillusion (n.) The act or process of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.
Disillusionment (n.) The act of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.
Disimprovement (n.) Reduction from a better to a worse state; as, disimprovement of the earth.
Disinclination (n.) The state of being disinc
Disincorporation (n.) Deprivation of the rights and privileges of a corporation.
Disinfectant (n.) That which disinfects; an agent for removing the causes of infection, as chlorine.
Disinfection (n.) The act of disinfecting; purification from infecting matter.
Disinfector (n.) One who, or that which, disinfects; an apparatus for applying disinfectants.
Disingenuity (n.) Disingenuousness.
Disinheritance (n.) The act of disinheriting, or the condition of being; disinherited; disherison.
Disintegration (n.) The process by which anything is disintegrated; the condition of anything which is disintegrated.
Disintegration (n.) The wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.
Disintegrator (n.) A machine for grinding or pulverizing by percussion.
Disinteressment (n.) Disinterestedness; impartiality; fairness.
Disinterest (n.) What is contrary to interest or advantage; disadvantage.
Disinterest (n.) Indifference to profit; want of regard to private advantage; disinterestedness.
Disinterestedness (n.) The state or quality of being disinterested; impartiality.
Disinterment (n.) The act of disinterring, or taking out of the earth; exhumation.
Disinthrallment (n.) A releasing from thralldom or slavery; disenthrallment.
Disinvestiture (n.) The act of depriving of investiture.
Disjection (n.) Destruction; dispersion.
Disjudication (n.) Judgment; discrimination. See Dijudication.
Disjuncttion (n.) The act of disjoining; disunion; separation; a parting; as, the disjunction of soul and body.
Disjuncttion (n.) A disjunctive proposition.
Disjunctive (n.) A disjunctive conjunction.
Disjunctive (n.) A disjunctive proposition.
Disjuncture (n.) The act of disjoining, or state of being disjoined; separation.
Disk (n.) A discus; a quoit.
Disk (n.) A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper.
Disk (n.) The circular figure of a celestial body, as seen projected of the heavens.
Disk (n.) A circular structure either in plants or animals; as, a blood disk; germinal disk, etc.
Disk (n.) The whole surface of a leaf.
Disk (n.) The central part of a radiate compound flower, as in sunflower.
Disk (n.) A part of the receptacle enlarged or expanded under, or around, or even on top of, the pistil.
Disk (n.) The anterior surface or oral area of coelenterate animals, as of sea anemones.
Disk (n.) The lower side of the body of some invertebrates, especially when used for locomotion, when it is often called a creeping disk.
Disk (n.) In owls, the space around the eyes.
Diskindness (n.) Unkindness; disservice.
Dislike (n.) A feeling of positive and usually permanent aversion to something unpleasant, uncongenial, or offensive; disapprobation; repugnance; displeasure; disfavor; -- the opposite of liking or fondness.
Dislike (n.) Discord; dissension.
Dislikelihood (n.) The want of likelihood; improbability.
Dislikeness (n.) Unlikeness.
Disliker (n.) One who dislikes or disrelishes.
Dislocation (n.) The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
Dislocation (n.) The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations.
Dislocation (n.) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.
Dislodge (n.) Dwelling apart; separation.
Dislodgment (n.) The act or process of dislodging, or the state of being dislodged.
Disloyalty (n.) Want of loyalty; lack of fidelity; violation of allegiance.
Dismalness (n.) The quality of being dismal; gloominess.
Dismastment (n.) The act of dismasting; the state of being dismasted.
Dismayedness (n.) A state of being dismayed; dejection of courage; dispiritedness.
Disme (n.) A tenth; a tenth part; a tithe.
Dismemberment (n.) The act of dismembering, or the state of being dismembered; cutting in piece; m/tilation; division; separation.
Dismiss (n.) Dismission.
Dismissal (n.) Dismission; discharge.
Dismission (n.) The act dismissing or sending away; permission to leave; leave to depart; dismissal; as, the dismission of the grand jury.
Dismission (n.) Removal from office or employment; discharge, either with honor or with disgrace.
Dismission (n.) Rejection; a setting aside as trivial, invalid, or unworthy of consideration.
Disobedience (n.) Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition.
Disobediency (n.) Disobedience.
Disobeisance (n.) Disobedience.
Disobeyer (n.) One who disobeys.
Disobligation (n.) The act of disobliging.
Disobligation (n.) A disobliging act; an offense.
Disobligation (n.) Release from obligation.
Disobligement (n.) Release from obligation.
Disobliger (n.) One who disobliges.
Disoccupation (n.) The state of being unemployed; want of occupation.
Disopinion (n.) Want or difference of belief; disbelief.
Disord (n.) Disorder.
Disorder (n.) Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder.
Disorder (n.) Neglect of order or system; irregularity.
Disorder (n.) Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of society; tumult.
Disorder (n.) Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy of the soul; sickness; derangement.
Disordinance (n.) Disarrangement; disturbance.
Disordination (n.) The state of being in disorder; derangement; confusion.
Disorganizer (n.) One who disorganizes or causes disorder and confusion.
Disownment (n.) Act of disowning.
Disoxidation (n.) Deoxidation.
Disoxygenation (n.) Deoxidation.
Dispansion (n.) Act of dispanding, or state of being dispanded.
Disparage (n.) Inequality in marriage; marriage with an inferior.
Disparagement (n.) Matching any one in marriage under his or her degree; injurious union with something of inferior excellence; a lowering in rank or estimation.
Disparagement (n.) Injurious comparison with an inferior; a depreciating or dishonoring opinion or insinuation; diminution of value; dishonor; indignity; reproach; disgrace; detraction; -- commonly with to.
Disparager (n.) One who disparages or dishonors; one who vilifies or disgraces.
Disparition (n.) Act of disappearing; disappearance.
Disparity (n.) Inequality; difference in age, rank, condition, or excellence; dissimilitude; -- followed by between, in, of, as to, etc.; as, disparity in, or of, years; a disparity as to color.
Dispart (n.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance.
Dispart (n.) A piece of metal placed on the muzzle, or near the trunnions, on the top of a piece of ordnance, to make the
Dispassion (n.) Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.
Dispatcher (n.) One who dispatches.
Dispatchment (n.) The act of dispatching.
Dispathy (n.) Lack of sympathy; want of passion; apathy.
Dispender (n.) One who dispends or expends; a steward.
Dispensableness (n.) Quality of being dispensable.
Dispensary (n.) A place where medicines are prepared and dispensed; esp., a place where the poor can obtain medical advice and medicines gratuitously or at a nominal price.
Dispensary (n.) A dispensatory.
Dispensation (n.) The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.
Dispensation (n.) That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed
Dispensation (n.) A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.
Dispensation (n.) The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.).
Dispensator (n.) A distributer; a dispenser.
Dispensatory (n.) A book or medicinal formulary containing a systematic description of drugs, and of preparations made from them. It is usually, but not always, distinguished from a pharmacop/ia in that it issued by private parties, and not by an official body or by government.
Dispense (n.) Expense; profusion; outlay.
Dispenser (n.) One who, or that which, dispenses; a distributer; as, a dispenser of favors.
Dispeopler (n.) One who, or that which, dispeoples; a depopulator.
Dispersal (n.) The act or result of dispersing or scattering; dispersion.
Disperseness (n.) Dispersedness.
Disperser (n.) One that disperses.
Dispersion (n.) The act or process of scattering or dispersing, or the state of being scattered or separated; as, the Jews in their dispersion retained their rites and ceremonies; a great dispersion of the human family took place at the building of Babel.
Dispersion (n.) The separation of light into its different colored rays, arising from their different refrangibilities.
Dispiritment (n.) Depression of spirits; discouragement.
Displacement (n.) The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
Displacement (n.) The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.
Displacement (n.) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.
Displacency (n.) Want of complacency or gratification; envious displeasure; dislike.
Displacer (n.) One that displaces.
Displacer (n.) The funnel part of the apparatus for solution by displacement.
Displantation (n.) The act of displanting; removal; displacement.
Display (n.) An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
Display (n.) Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
Displayer (n.) One who, or that which, displays.
Displeasance (n.) Displeasure; discontent; annoyance.
Displeasedness (n.) Displeasure.
Displeaser (n.) One who displeases.
Displeasure (n.) The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation.
Displeasure (n.) That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.
Displeasure (n.) State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor.
Displicence (n.) Alt. of Displicency
Displicency (n.) Dislike; dissatisfaction; discontent.
Displosion (n.) Explosion.
Dispond (n.) See Despond.
Dispondee (n.) A double spondee; a foot consisting of four long syllables.
Disponee (n.) The person to whom any property is legally conveyed.
Disponer (n.) One who legally transfers property from himself to another.
Disportment (n.) Act of disporting; diversion; play.
Disposal (n.) The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two
Disposal (n.) Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction.
Disposal (n.) Regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property.
Disposal (n.) Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of.
Dispose (n.) Disposal; ordering; management; power or right of control.
Dispose (n.) Cast of mind; disposition; inclination; behavior; demeanor.
Disposedness (n.) The state of being disposed or inc
Disposement (n.) Disposal.
Disposer (n.) One who, or that which, disposes; a regulator; a director; a bestower.
Disposition (n.) The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will.
Disposition (n.) The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged; distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice.
Disposition (n.) Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction.
Disposition (n.) Conscious inclination; propension or propensity.
Disposition (n.) Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind.
Disposition (n.) Mood; humor.
Dispositor (n.) A disposer.
Dispositor (n.) The planet which is lord of the sign where another planet is.
Dispossession (n.) The act of putting out of possession; the state of being dispossessed.
Dispossession (n.) The putting out of possession, wrongfully or otherwise, of one who is in possession of a freehold, no matter in what title; -- called also ouster.
Dispossessor (n.) One who dispossesses.
Disposure (n.) The act of disposing; power to dispose of; disposal; direction.
Disposure (n.) Disposition; arrangement; position; posture.
Dispraiser (n.) One who blames or dispraises.
Dispreader (n.) One who spreads abroad.
Disprofit (n.) Loss; damage.
Disproof (n.) A proving to be false or erroneous; confutation; refutation; as, to offer evidence in disproof of a statement.
Disproportion (n.) Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry; as, the arm may be in disproportion to the body; the disproportion of the length of a building to its height.
Disproportion (n.) Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the disproportion of strength or means to an object.
Disproportionality (n.) The state of being disproportional.
Disproval (n.) Act of disproving; disproof.
Disprover (n.) One who disproves or confutes.
Dispurveyance (n.) Want of provisions; /ack of food.
Disputableness (n.) State of being disputable.
Disputant (n.) One who disputes; one who argues // opposition to another; one appointed to dispute; a controvertist; a reasoner in opposition.
Disputer (n.) One who disputes, or who is given to disputes; a controvertist.
Disputison (n.) Dispute; discussion.
Disqualification (n.) The act of disqualifying, or state of being disqualified; want of qualification; incompetency; disability; as, the disqualification of men for holding certain offices.
Disqualification (n.) That which disqualifies; that which incapacitates or makes unfit; as, conviction of crime is a disqualification of a person for office; sickness is a disqualification for labor.
Disquiet (n.) Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety.
Disquietal (n.) The act of disquieting; a state of disquiet.
Disquieter (n.) One who, or that which, disquiets, or makes uneasy; a disturber.
Disquietment (n.) State of being disquieted; uneasiness; harassment.
Disquietness (n.) Disturbance of quiet in body or mind; restlessness; uneasiness.
Disquiettude (n.) Want of peace or tranquility; uneasiness; disturbance; agitation; anxiety.
Disquisition (n.) A formal or systematic inquiry into, or discussion of, any subject; a full examination or investigation of a matter, with the arguments and facts bearing upon it; elaborate essay; dissertation.
Disregard (n.) The act of disregarding, or the state of being disregarded; intentional neglect; omission of notice; want of attention; slight.
Disregarder (n.) One who disregards.
Disrelish (n.) Want of relish; dislike (of the palate or of the mind); distaste; a slight degree of disgust; as, a disrelish for some kinds of food.
Disrelish (n.) Absence of relishing or palatable quality; bad taste; nauseousness.
Disrepair (n.) A state of being in bad condition, and wanting repair.
Disreputability (n.) The state of being disreputable.
Disreputation (n.) Loss or want of reputation or good name; dishonor; disrepute; disesteem.
Disrepute (n.) Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit.
Disrespect (n.) Want of respect or reverence; disesteem; incivility; discourtesy.
Disrespectability (n.) Want of respectability.
Disrespecter (n.) One who disrespects.
Disrober (n.) One who, or that which, disrobes.
Disruption (n.) The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture; as, the disruption of rocks in an earthquake; disruption of a state.
Disrupture (n.) Disruption.
Dissatisfaction (n.) The state of being dissatisfied, unsatisfied, or discontented; uneasiness proceeding from the want of gratification, or from disappointed wishes and expectations.
Dissection (n.) The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I.
Dissection (n.) Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination.
Dissection (n.) Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared.
Dissector (n.) One who dissects; an anatomist.
Disseizee (n.) A person disseized, or put out of possession of an estate unlawfully; -- correlative to disseizor.
Disseizin (n.) The act of disseizing; an unlawful dispossessing and ouster of a person actually seized of the freehold.
Disseizor (n.) One who wrongfully disseizes, or puts another out of possession of a freehold.
Disseizoress (n.) A woman disseizes.
Disseizure (n.) Disseizin.
Dissemblance (n.) Want of resemblance; dissimilitude.
Dissemblance (n.) The act or art of dissembling; dissimulation.
Dissembler (n.) One who dissembles; one who conceals his opinions or dispositions under a false appearance; a hypocrite.
Dissemination (n.) The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc.
Disseminator (n.) One who, or that which, disseminates, spreads, or propagates; as, disseminators of disease.
Dissension (n.) Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.
Dissent (n.) The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.
Dissent (n.) Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
Dissent (n.) Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.
Dissentation (n.) Dissension.
Dissenter (n.) One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or declares his disagreement.
Dissenter (n.) One who separates from the service and worship of an established church; especially, one who disputes the authority or tenets of the Church of England; a nonconformist.
Dissenterism (n.) The spirit or principles of dissenters.
Dissentient (n.) One who dissents.
Dissepiment (n.) A separating tissue; a partition; a septum.
Dissepiment (n.) One of the partitions which divide a compound ovary into cells.
Dissepiment (n.) One of the transverse, calcareous partitions between the radiating septa of a coral.
Dissertation (n.) A formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition; an essay; a discussion; as, Dissertations on the Prophecies.
Dissertationist (n.) A writer of dissertations.
Dissertator (n.) One who writers a dissertation; one who discourses.
Disservice (n.) Injury; mischief.
Dissettlement (n.) The act of unsettling, or the state of being unsettled.
Disseverance (n.) The act of disserving; separation.
Disseveration (n.) The act of disserving; disseverance.
Disseverment (n.) Disseverance.
Dissident (n.) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion.
Dissilience (n.) Alt. of Dissiliency
Dissiliency (n.) The act of leaping or starting asunder.
Dissilition (n.) The act of bursting or springing apart.
Dissimilarity (n.) Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilitude; variety; as, the dissimilarity of human faces and forms.
Dissimilation (n.) The act of making dissimilar.
Dissimile (n.) Comparison or illustration by contraries.
Dissimilitude (n.) Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity.
Dissimilitude (n.) A comparison by contrast; a dissimile.
Dissimulation (n.) The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance; concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy.
Dissimulator (n.) One who dissimulates; a dissembler.
Dissimuler (n.) A dissembler.
Dissimulour (n.) A dissembler.
Dissipation (n.) The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
Dissipation (n.) A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
Dissipation (n.) A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
Dissipativity (n.) The rate at which palpable energy is dissipated away into other forms of energy.
Disslander (n.) Slander.
Dissociability (n.) Want of sociability; unsociableness.
Dissociation (n.) The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
Dissociation (n.) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; -- said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia.
Dissolubility (n.) The quality of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissolved by heat or moisture, and converted into a fluid.
Dissolubleness (n.) The quality of being dissoluble; dissolubility.
Dissoluteness (n.) State or quality of being dissolute; looseness of morals and manners; addictedness to sinful pleasures; debauchery; dissipation.
Dissolution (n.) The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.
Dissolution (n.) Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.
Dissolution (n.) Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution.
Dissolution (n.) The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.
Dissolution (n.) The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.
Dissolution (n.) The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.
Dissolution (n.) The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution.
Dissolution (n.) Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin.
Dissolution (n.) Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness.
Dissolvability (n.) Capacity of being dissolved; solubility.
Dissolvative (n.) Having the power to dissolve anything; solvent.
Dissolvent (n.) That which has the power of dissolving or melting other substances, esp. by mixture with them; a menstruum; a solvent.
Dissolvent (n.) A remedy supposed capable of dissolving concretions in the body, such as calculi, tubercles, etc.
Dissolver (n.) One who, or that which, has power to dissolve or dissipate.
Dissonance (n.) A mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious combination of sounds; discord.
Dissonance (n.) Want of agreement; incongruity.
Dissonancy (n.) Discord; dissonance.
Dissuader (n.) One who dissuades; a dehorter.
Dissuasion (n.) The act of dissuading; exhortation against a thing; dehortation.
Dissuasion (n.) A motive or consideration tending to dissuade; a dissuasive.
Dissuasive (n.) A dissuasive argument or counsel; dissuasion; dehortation.
Dissuasory (n.) A dissuasive.
Dissyllabification (n.) A forming into two syllables.
Dissyllable (n.) A word of two syllables; as, pa-per.
Dissymmetry (n.) Absence or defect of symmetry; asymmetry.
Dissympathy (n.) Lack of sympathy; want of interest; indifference.
Distaff (n.) The staff for holding a bunch of flax, tow, or wool, from which the thread is drawn in spinning by hand.
Distaff (n.) Used as a symbol of the holder of a distaff; hence, a woman; women, collectively.
Distance (n.) The space between two objects; the length of a
Distance (n.) Remoteness of place; a remote place.
Distance (n.) A space marked out in the last part of a race course.
Distance (n.) Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; -- contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left.
Distance (n.) Space between two antagonists in fencing.
Distance (n.) The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.
Distance (n.) Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.
Distance (n.) Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.
Distance (n.) The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
Distance (n.) A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.
Distance (n.) Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.
Distance (n.) The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.
Distancy (n.) Distance.
Distaste (n.) Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink; disrelish.
Distaste (n.) Discomfort; uneasiness.
Distaste (n.) Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.
Distasteive (n.) That which excites distaste or aversion.
Distasture (n.) Something which excites distaste or disgust.
Distemperance (n.) Distemperature.
Distemperature (n.) Bad temperature; intemperateness; excess of heat or cold, or of other qualities; as, the distemperature of the air.
Distemperature (n.) Disorder; confusion.
Distemperature (n.) Disorder of body; slight illness; distemper.
Distemperature (n.) Perturbation of mind; mental uneasiness.
Distemperment (n.) Distempered state; distemperature.
Distensibility (n.) The quality or capacity of being distensible.
Distension (n.) Same as Distention.
Distent (n.) Breadth.
Distention (n.) The act of distending; the act of stretching in breadth or in all directions; the state of being Distended; as, the distention of the lungs.
Distention (n.) Breadth; extent or space occupied by the thing distended.
Distermination (n.) Separation by bounds.
Disthene (n.) Cyanite or kyanite; -- so called in allusion to its unequal hardness in two different directions. See Cyanite.
Distich (n.) A couple of verses or poetic
Distich (n.) Alt. of Distichous
Distichous (n.) Disposed in two vertical rows; two-ranked.
Distillate (n.) The product of distillation; as, the distillate from molasses.
Distillation (n.) The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops.
Distillation (n.) That which falls in drops.
Distillation (n.) The separation of the volatile parts of a substance from the more fixed; specifically, the operation of driving off gas or vapor from volatile liquids or solids, by heat in a retort or still, and the condensation of the products as far as possible by a cool receiver, alembic, or condenser; rectification; vaporization; condensation; as, the distillation of illuminating gas and coal, of alcohol from sour mash, or of boric acid in steam.
Distillation (n.) The substance extracted by distilling.
Distillatory (n.) A distillatory apparatus; a still.
Distiller (n.) One who distills; esp., one who extracts alcoholic liquors by distillation.
Distiller (n.) The condenser of a distilling apparatus.
Distillery (n.) The building and works where distilling, esp. of alcoholic liquors, is carried on.
Distillery (n.) The act of distilling spirits.
Distillment (n.) Distillation; the substance obtained by distillation.
Distinction (n.) A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.
Distinction (n.) The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination.
Distinction (n.) That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.
Distinction (n.) Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.
Distinction (n.) Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.
Distinctiveness (n.) State of being distinctive.
Distinctness (n.) The quality or state of being distinct; a separation or difference that prevents confusion of parts or things.
Distinctness (n.) Nice discrimination; hence, clearness; precision; as, he stated his arguments with great distinctness.
Distincture (n.) Distinctness.
Distinguishableness (n.) The quality of being distinguishable.
Distinguisher (n.) One who, or that which, distinguishes or separates one thing from another by marks of diversity.
Distinguisher (n.) One who discerns accurately the difference of things; a nice or judicious observer.
Distinguishment (n.) Observation of difference; distinction.
Distoma (n.) A genus of parasitic, trematode worms, having two suckers for attaching themselves to the part they infest. See 1st Fluke, 2.
Distorter (n.) One who, or that which, distorts.
Distortion (n.) The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.
Distortion (n.) A wresting from the true meaning.
Distortion (n.) The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.
Distortion (n.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.
Distractedness (n.) A state of being distracted; distraction.
Distracter (n.) One who, or that which, distracts away.
Distraction (n.) The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation.
Distraction (n.) That which diverts attention; a diversion.
Distraction (n.) A diversity of direction; detachment.
Distraction (n.) State in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity.
Distraction (n.) Confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions.
Distraction (n.) Agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair.
Distraction (n.) Derangement of the mind; madness.
Distrainer (n.) Same as Distrainor.
Distrainor (n.) One who distrains; the party distraining goods or chattels.
Distraint (n.) The act or proceeding of seizing personal property by distress.
Distress (n.) Extreme pain or suffering; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer distress from the gout, or from the loss of friends.
Distress (n.) That which occasions suffering; painful situation; misfortune; affliction; misery.
Distress (n.) A state of danger or necessity; as, a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of spars, want of provisions or water, etc.
Distress (n.) The act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or taxes, or for injury done by cattle, etc.
Distress (n.) The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction.
Distress (n.) To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable.
Distress (n.) To compel by pain or suffering.
Distress (n.) To seize for debt; to distrain.
Distressedness (n.) A state of being distressed or greatly pained.
Distributer (n.) One who, or that which, distributes or deals out anything; a dispenser.
Distribution (n.) The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the distribution of an estate among heirs or children.
Distribution (n.) Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.
Distribution (n.) That which is distributed.
Distribution (n.) A resolving a whole into its parts.
Distribution (n.) The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.
Distribution (n.) The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the next admission.
Distributionist (n.) A distributer.
Distributive (n.) A distributive adjective or pronoun; also, a distributive numeral.
Distributiveness (n.) Quality of being distributive.
District (n.) The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
District (n.) A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc.
District (n.) Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.
Distriction (n.) Sudden display; flash; glitter.
Distringas (n.) A writ commanding the sheriff to distrain a person by his goods or chattels, to compel a compliance with something required of him.
Distrust (n.) Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; want of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one's power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc.
Distrust (n.) Suspicion of evil designs.
Distrust (n.) State of being suspected; loss of trust.
Distruster (n.) One who distrusts.
Disturb (n.) Disturbance.
Disturbance (n.) An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current.
Disturbance (n.) Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness.
Disturbance (n.) Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.
Disturbance (n.) The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like.
Disturbation (n.) Act of disturbing; disturbance.
Disturber (n.) One who, or that which, disturbs of disquiets; a violator of peace; a troubler.
Disturber (n.) One who interrupts or incommodes another in the peaceable enjoyment of his right.
Disulphate (n.) A salt of disulphuric or pyrosulphuric acid; a pyrosulphate.
Disulphate (n.) An acid salt of sulphuric acid, having only one equivalent of base to two of the acid.
Disulphide (n.) A binary compound of sulphur containing two atoms of sulphur in each molecule; -- formerly called disulphuret. Cf. Bisulphide.
Disulphuret (n.) See Disulphide.
Disunion (n.) The termination of union; separation; disjunction; as, the disunion of the body and the soul.
Disunion (n.) A breach of concord and its effect; alienation.
Disunion (n.) The termination or disruption of the union of the States forming the United States.
Disunionist (n.) An advocate of disunion, specifically, of disunion of the United States.
Disuniter (n.) One who, or that which, disjoins or causes disunion.
Disunity (n.) A state of separation or disunion; want of unity.
Disusage (n.) Gradual cessation of use or custom; neglect of use; disuse.
Disuse (n.) Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation; desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse.
Disvaluation (n.) Disesteem; depreciation; disrepute.
Disvalue (n.) Disesteem; disregard.
Disventure (n.) A disadventure.
Disworkmanship (n.) Bad workmanship.
Disworship (n.) A deprivation of honor; a cause of disgrace; a discredit.
Dit (n.) A word; a decree.
Dit (n.) A ditty; a song.
Ditation (n.) The act of making rich; enrichment.
Ditch (n.) A trench made in the earth by digging, particularly a trench for draining wet land, for guarding or fencing inclosures, or for preventing an approach to a town or fortress. In the latter sense, it is called also a moat or a fosse.
Ditch (n.) Any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth.
Ditcher (n.) One who digs ditches.
Diterebene (n.) See Colophene.
Ditheism (n.) The doctrine of those who maintain the existence of two gods or of two original principles (as in Manicheism), one good and one evil; dualism.
Ditheist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of ditheism; a dualist.
Dithyramb (n.) A kind of lyric poetry in honor of Bacchus, usually sung by a band of revelers to a flute accompaniment; hence, in general, a poem written in a wild irregular strain.
Dithyrambic (n.) A dithyrambic poem; a dithyramb.
Dithyrambus (n.) See Dithyramb.
Dition (n.) Dominion; rule.
Ditionary (n.) A subject; a tributary.
Ditolyl (n.) A white, crystal
Ditone (n.) The Greek major third, which comprehend two major tones (the modern major third contains one major and one minor whole tone).
Ditrochee (n.) A double trochee; a foot made up of two trochees.
Ditroite (n.) An igneous rock composed of orthoclase, elaeolite, and sodalite.
Ditt (n.) See Dit, n., 2.
Dittander (n.) A kind of peppergrass (Lepidium latifolium).
Dittany (n.) A plant of the Mint family (Origanum Dictamnus), a native of Crete.
Dittany (n.) The Dictamnus Fraxinella. See Dictamnus.
Dittany (n.) In America, the Cunila Mariana, a fragrant herb of the Mint family.
Ditto (n.) The aforesaid thing; the same (as before). Often contracted to do., or to two "turned commas" ("), or small marks. Used in bills, books of account, tables of names, etc., to save repetition.
Dittology (n.) A double reading, or twofold interpretation, as of a Scripture text.
Ditty-bag (n.) A sailor's small bag to hold thread, needles, tape, etc.; -- also called sailor's housewife.
Ditty-box (n.) A small box to hold a sailor's thread, needless, comb, etc.
Diureide (n.) One of a series of complex nitrogenous substances regarded as containing two molecules of urea or their radicals, as uric acid or allantoin. Cf. Ureide.
Diuresis (n.) Free excretion of urine.
Diuretic (n.) A medicine with diuretic properties.
Diureticalness (n.) The quality of being diuretical; diuretic property.
Diurnalist (n.) A journalist.
Diurnalness (n.) The quality of being diurnal.
Diurnation (n.) Continuance during the day.
Diurnation (n.) The condition of sleeping or becoming dormant by day, as is the case of the bats.
Diuturnity (n.) Long duration; lastingness.
Divagation (n.) A wandering about or going astray; digression.
Divan (n.) A book; esp., a collection of poems written by one author; as, the divan of Hafiz.
Divan (n.) In Turkey and other Oriental countries: A council of state; a royal court. Also used by the poets for a grand deliberative council or assembly.
Divan (n.) A chief officer of state.
Divan (n.) A saloon or hall where a council is held, in Oriental countries, the state reception room in places, and in the houses of the richer citizens. Cushions on the floor or on benches are ranged round the room.
Divan (n.) A cushioned seat, or a large, low sofa or couch; especially, one fixed to its place, and not movable.
Divan (n.) A coffee and smoking saloon.
Divarication (n.) A separation into two parts or branches; a forking; a divergence.
Divarication (n.) An ambiguity of meaning; a disagreement of difference in opinion.
Divarication (n.) A divergence of
Divaricator (n.) One of the muscles which open the shell of brachiopods; a cardinal muscle. See Illust. of Brachiopoda.
Dive (n.) A plunge headforemost into water, the act of one who dives, literally or figuratively.
Dive (n.) A place of low resort.
Divedapper (n.) A water fowl; the didapper. See Dabchick.
Diver (n.) One who, or that which, dives.
Diver (n.) Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business.
Diver (n.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator (formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving.
Diverb (n.) A saying in which two members of the sentence are contrasted; an antithetical proverb.
Diverberation (n.) A sounding through.
Divergement (n.) Divergence.
Divergence (n.) Alt. of Divergency
Divergency (n.) A receding from each other in moving from a common center; the state of being divergent; as, an angle is made by the divergence of straight
Divergency (n.) Disagreement; difference.
Diverseness (n.) The quality of being diverse.
Diversifiability (n.) The quality or capacity of being diversifiable.
Diversification (n.) The act of making various, or of changing form or quality.
Diversification (n.) State of diversity or variation; variegation; modification; change; alternation.
Diversifier (n.) One who, or that which, diversifies.
Diversion (n.) The act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel; diversion of the mind from business.
Diversion (n.) That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth.
Diversion (n.) The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.
Diversity (n.) A state of difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness.
Diversity (n.) Multiplicity of difference; multiformity; variety.
Diversity (n.) Variegation.
Diversory (n.) A wayside inn.
Diverter (n.) One who, or that which, diverts, turns off, or pleases.
Diverticle (n.) A turning; a byway; a bypath.
Diverticle (n.) A diverticulum.
Diverticulum (n.) A blind tube branching out of a longer one.
Divertimento (n.) A light and pleasing composition.
Divertisement (n.) Diversion; amusement; recreation.
Divertissement (n.) A short ballet, or other entertainment, between the acts of a play.
Dives (n.) The name popularly given to the rich man in our Lord's parable of the "Rich Man and Lazarus" (Luke xvi. 19-31). Hence, a name for a rich worldling.
Divestiture (n.) The act of stripping, or depriving; the state of being divested; the deprivation, or surrender, of possession of property, rights, etc.
Divestment (n.) The act of divesting.
Divesture (n.) Divestiture.
Divet (n.) See Divot.
Divide (n.) A dividing ridge of land between the tributaries of two streams; a watershed.
Dividend (n.) A sum of money to be divided and distributed; the share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage; -- applied to the profits as appropriated among shareholders, and to assets as apportioned among creditors; as, the dividend of a bank, a railway corporation, or a bankrupt estate.
Dividend (n.) A number or quantity which is to be divided.
Divident (n.) Dividend; share.
Divider (n.) One who, or that which, divides; that which separates anything into parts.
Divider (n.) One who deals out to each his share.
Divider (n.) One who, or that which, causes division.
Divider (n.) An instrument for dividing
Divi-divi (n.) A small tree of tropical America (Caesalpinia coriaria), whose legumes contain a large proportion of tannic and gallic acid, and are used by tanners and dyers.
Divination (n.) The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events; the pretended art discovering secret or future by preternatural means.
Divination (n.) An indication of what is future or secret; augury omen; conjectural presage; prediction.
Divinator (n.) One who practices or pretends to divination; a diviner.
Divinement (n.) Divination.
Divineness (n.) The quality of being divine; superhuman or supreme excellence.
Diviner (n.) One who professes divination; one who pretends to predict events, or to reveal occult things, by supernatural means.
Diviner (n.) A conjecture; a guesser; one who makes out occult things.
Divineress (n.) A woman who divines.
Divinistre (n.) A diviner.
Divinization (n.) A making divine.
Divisibility (n.) The quality of being divisible; the property of bodies by which their parts are capable of separation.
Divisible (n.) A divisible substance.
Division (n.) The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.
Division (n.) That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.
Division (n.) The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.
Division (n.) Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.
Division (n.) Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.
Division (n.) Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
Division (n.) The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed.
Division (n.) The separation of a genus into its constituent species.
Division (n.) Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.
Division (n.) Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.
Division (n.) One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.
Division (n.) One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.
Division (n.) A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable.
Division (n.) The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.
Division (n.) A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.
Divisionor (n.) One who divides or makes division.
Divisor (n.) The number by which the dividend is divided.
Divorce (n.) A legal dissolution of the marriage contract by a court or other body having competent authority. This is properly a divorce, and called, technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii.
Divorce (n.) The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (/ thoro), "from bed board."
Divorce (n.) The decree or writing by which marriage is dissolved.
Divorce (n.) Separation; disunion of things closely united.
Divorce (n.) That which separates.
Divorce (n.) To dissolve the marriage contract of, either wholly or partially; to separate by divorce.
Divorce (n.) To separate or disunite; to sunder.
Divorce (n.) To make away; to put away.
Divorcee (n.) A person divorced.
Divorcement (n.) Dissolution of the marriage tie; divorce; separation.
Divorcer (n.) The person or cause that produces or effects a divorce.
Divot (n.) A thin, oblong turf used for covering cottages, and also for fuel.
Divulgater (n.) A divulger.
Divulgation (n.) The act of divulging or publishing.
Dixie (n.) A colloquial name for the Southern portion of the United States, esp. during the Civil War.
Dizzard (n.) A blockhead. [Obs.] [Written also dizard, and disard.]
Dizziness (n.) Giddiness; a whirling sensation in the head; vertigo.
Djereed (n.) Alt. of Djerrid
Djerrid (n.) A blunt javelin used in military games in Moslem countries.
Djerrid (n.) A game played with it.
Djinnee (n.) See Jinnee, Jinn.
Do. (n.) An abbreviation of Ditto.
Do (n.) A syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic scale for the purpose of solmization, or solfeggio. It is the first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America the same syllables are used by mane as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the first seven letters of the alphabet.
Do (n.) Deed; act; fear.
Do (n.) Ado; bustle; stir; to do.
Do (n.) A cheat; a swindle.
Do-all (n.) General manager; factotum.
Dobber (n.) See Dabchick.
Dobber (n.) A float to a fishing
Dobbin (n.) An old jaded horse.
Dobbin (n.) Sea gravel mixed with sand.
Dobchick (n.) See Dabchick.
Dobson (n.) The aquatic larva of a large neuropterous insect (Corydalus cornutus), used as bait in angling. See Hellgamite.
Dobule (n.) The European dace.
Docetism (n.) The doctrine of the Docetae.
Dochmius (n.) A foot of five syllables (usually / -- -/ -).
Docibility (n.) Alt. of Docibleness
Docibleness (n.) Aptness for being taught; teachableness; docility.
Docility (n.) teachableness; aptness for being taught; docibleness.
Docility (n.) Willingness to be taught; tractableness.
Docimacy (n.) The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology.
Docimology (n.) A treatise on the art of testing, as in assaying metals, etc.
Docity (n.) Teachableness.
Dock (n.) A genus of plants (Rumex), some species of which are well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination.
Dock (n.) The solid part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair; the stump of a tail; the part of a tail left after clipping or cutting.
Dock (n.) A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a horse.
Dock (n.) An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the tide.
Dock (n.) The slip or water way extending between two piers or projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; -- sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down on the dock.
Dock (n.) The place in court where a criminal or accused person stands.
Dockage (n.) A charge for the use of a dock.
Dock-cress (n.) Nipplewort.
Docket (n.) A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest.
Docket (n.) A bill tied to goods, containing some direction, as the name of the owner, or the place to which they are to be sent; a label.
Docket (n.) An abridged entry of a judgment or proceeding in an action, or register or such entries; a book of original, kept by clerks of courts, containing a formal list of the names of parties, and minutes of the proceedings, in each case in court.
Docket (n.) A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks.
Docket (n.) A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly.
Dockyard (n.) A yard or storage place for all sorts of naval stores and timber for shipbuilding.
Doctor (n.) A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man.
Doctor (n.) An academical title, originally meaning a men so well versed in his department as to be qualified to teach it. Hence: One who has taken the highest degree conferred by a university or college, or has received a diploma of the highest degree; as, a doctor of divinity, of law, of medicine, of music, or of philosophy. Such diplomas may confer an honorary title only.
Doctor (n.) One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.
Doctor (n.) Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency; as, the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous coloring matter; the doctor, or auxiliary engine, called also donkey engine.
Doctor (n.) The friar skate.
Doctorate (n.) The degree, title, or rank, of a doctor.
Doctoress (n.) A female doctor.
Doctorship (n.) Doctorate.
Doctress (n.) A female doctor.
Doctrinaire (n.) One who would apply to political or other practical concerns the abstract doctrines or the theories of his own philosophical system; a propounder of a new set of opinions; a dogmatic theorist. Used also adjectively; as, doctrinaire notions.
Doctrinal (n.) A matter of doctrine; also, a system of doctrines.
Doctrinarian (n.) A doctrinaire.
Doctrinarianism (n.) The principles or practices of the Doctrinaires.
Doctrine (n.) Teaching; instruction.
Doctrine (n.) That which is taught; what is held, put forth as true, and supported by a teacher, a school, or a sect; a principle or position, or the body of principles, in any branch of knowledge; any tenet or dogma; a principle of faith; as, the doctrine of atoms; the doctrine of chances.
Document (n.) That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.
Document (n.) An example for instruction or warning.
Document (n.) An original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else; -- in its most extended sense, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information in the case; any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol.
Doddart (n.) A game much like hockey, played in an open field; also, the, bent stick for playing the game.
Dodder (n.) A plant of the genus Cuscuta. It is a leafless parasitical vine with yellowish threadlike stems. It attaches itself to some other plant, as to flax, goldenrod, etc., and decaying at the root, is nourished by the plant that supports it.
Dodecagon (n.) A figure or polygon bounded by twelve sides and containing twelve angles.
Dodecahedron (n.) A solid having twelve faces.
Dodecane (n.) Any one of a group of thick oily hydrocarbons, C12H26, of the paraffin series.
Dodecastyle (n.) A dodecastyle portico, or building.
Dodecasyllable (n.) A word consisting of twelve syllables.
Dodecatemory (n.) A tern applied to the twelve houses, or parts, of the zodiac of the primum mobile, to distinguish them from the twelve signs; also, any one of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Dodge (n.) The act of evading by some skillful movement; a sudden starting aside; hence, an artful device to evade, deceive, or cheat; a cunning trick; an artifice.
Dodger (n.) One who dodges or evades; one who plays fast and loose, or uses tricky devices.
Dodger (n.) A small handbill.
Dodger (n.) See Corndodger.
Dodgery (n.) trickery; artifice.
Dodipate (n.) Alt. of Dodipoll
Dodipoll (n.) A stupid person; a fool; a blockhead.
Dodkin (n.) A doit; a small coin.
Dodman (n.) A snail; also, a snail shell; a hodmandod.
Dodman (n.) Any shellfish which casts its shell, as a lobster.
Dodo (n.) A large, extinct bird (Didus ineptus), formerly inhabiting the Island of Mauritius. It had short, half-fledged wings, like those of the ostrich, and a short neck and legs; -- called also dronte. It was related to the pigeons.
Doe (n.) A female deer or antelope; specifically, the female of the fallow deer, of which the male is called a buck. Also applied to the female of other animals, as the rabbit. See the Note under Buck.
Doe (n.) A feat. [Obs.] See Do, n.
Doegling (n.) The beaked whale (Balaenoptera rostrata), from which doegling oil is obtained.
Doeskin (n.) The skin of the doe.
Doeskin (n.) A firm woolen cloth with a smooth, soft surface like a doe's skin; -- made for men's wear.
Doffer (n.) A revolving cylinder, or a vibrating bar with teeth, in a carding machine, which doffs, or strips off, the cotton from the cards.
Dog (n.) A quadruped of the genus Canis, esp. the domestic dog (C. familiaris).
Dog (n.) A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.
Dog (n.) A fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly dog; a lazy dog.
Dog (n.) One of the two constellations, Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).
Dog (n.) An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an andiron.
Dog (n.) A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of raising or moving them.
Dog (n.) An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on the carriage of a sawmill.
Dog (n.) A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch; especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine tool.
Dogate (n.) The office or dignity of a doge.
Dogbane (n.) A small genus of perennial herbaceous plants, with poisonous milky juice, bearing slender pods pods in pairs.
Dogberry (n.) The berry of the dogwood; -- called also dogcherry.
Dogbolt (n.) The bolt of the cap-square over the trunnion of a cannon.
Dog-brier (n.) The dog-rose.
Dogcart (n.) A light one-horse carriage, commonly two-wheeled, patterned after a cart. The original dogcarts used in England by sportsmen had a box at the back for carrying dogs.
Dogdraw (n.) The act of drawing after, or pursuing, deer with a dog.
Doge (n.) The chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa.
Dogeate (n.) Dogate.
Dogfish (n.) A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc.
Dogfish (n.) The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin.
Dogfish (n.) The burbot of Lake Erie.
Dog-fox (n.) A male fox. See the Note under Dog, n., 6.
Dog-fox (n.) The Arctic or blue fox; -- a name also applied to species of the genus Cynalopex.
Doggedness (n.) Sullenness; moroseness.
Doggedness (n.) Sullen or obstinate determination; grim resolution or persistence.
Dogger (n.) A two-masted fishing vessel, used by the Dutch.
Dogger (n.) A sort of stone, found in the mines with the true alum rock, chiefly of silica and iron.
Doggerel (n.) A sort of loose or irregular verse; mean or undignified poetry.
Doggerman (n.) A sailor belonging to a dogger.
Dogget (n.) Docket. See Docket.
Doghole (n.) A place fit only for dogs; a vile, mean habitation or apartment.
Dogma (n.) That which is held as an opinion; a tenet; a doctrine.
Dogma (n.) A formally stated and authoritatively settled doctrine; a definite, established, and authoritative tenet.
Dogma (n.) A doctrinal notion asserted without regard to evidence or truth; an arbitrary dictum.
Dogmatic (n.) One of an ancient sect of physicians who went by general principles; -- opposed to the Empiric.
Dogmaticalness (n.) The quality of being dogmatical; positiveness.
Dogmatician (n.) A dogmatist.
Dogmatics (n.) The science which treats of Christian doctrinal theology.
Dogmatism (n.) The manner or character of a dogmatist; arrogance or positiveness in stating opinion.
Dogmatist (n.) One who dogmatizes; one who speaks dogmatically; a bold and arrogant advancer of principles.
Dogmatizer (n.) One who dogmatizes; a bold asserter; a magisterial teacher.
Dog-rose (n.) A common European wild rose, with single pink or white flowers.
Dog's-bane (n.) See Dogbane.
Dog's-ear (n.) The corner of a leaf, in a book, turned down like the ear of a dog.
Dogship (n.) The character, or individuality, of a dog.
Dogshore (n.) One of several shores used to hold a ship firmly and prevent her moving while the blocks are knocked away before launching.
Dogskin (n.) The skin of a dog, or leather made of the skin. Also used adjectively.
Dogsleep (n.) Pretended sleep.
Dogsleep (n.) The fitful naps taken when all hands are kept up by stress.
Dog's-tail grass (n.) A hardy species of British grass (Cynosurus cristatus) which abounds in grass lands, and is well suited for making straw plait; -- called also goldseed.
Dog's-tongue (n.) Hound's-tongue.
Dogtie (n.) A cramp.
Dogtooth (n.) See Canine tooth, under Canine.
Dogtooth (n.) An ornament common in Gothic architecture, consisting of pointed projections resembling teeth; -- also called tooth ornament.
Dogtrick (n.) A gentle trot, like that of a dog.
Dogvane (n.) A small vane of bunting, feathers, or any other light material, carried at the masthead to indicate the direction of the wind.
Dogwatch (n.) A half watch; a watch of two hours, of which there are two, the first dogwatch from 4 to 6 o'clock, p. m., and the second dogwatch from 6 to 8 o'clock, p. m.
Dogwood (n.) The Cornus, a genus of large shrubs or small trees, the wood of which is exceedingly hard, and serviceable for many purposes.
Doily (n.) A kind of woolen stuff.
Doily (n.) A small napkin, used at table with the fruit, etc.; -- commonly colored and fringed.
Doing (n.) Anything done; a deed; an action good or bad; hence, in the plural, conduct; behavior. See Do.
Doit (n.) A small Dutch coin, worth about half a farthing; also, a similar small coin once used in Scotland; hence, any small piece of money.
Doit (n.) A thing of small value; as, I care not a doit.
Doitkin (n.) A very small coin; a doit.
Doko (n.) See Lepidosiren.
Dolabra (n.) A rude ancient ax or hatchet, seen in museums.
Dolcino (n.) Alt. of Dulcino
Dulcino (n.) A small bassoon, formerly much used.
Dole (n.) grief; sorrow; lamentation.
Dole (n.) See Dolus.
Dole (n.) Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
Dole (n.) That which is dealt out; a part, share, or portion also, a scanty share or allowance.
Dole (n.) Alms; charitable gratuity or portion.
Dole (n.) A boundary; a landmark.
Dole (n.) A void space left in tillage.
Dolerite (n.) A dark-colored, basic, igneous rock, composed essentially of pyroxene and a triclinic feldspar with magnetic iron. By many authors it is considered equivalent to a coarse-grained basalt.
Dolichocephaly (n.) Alt. of Dolichocephalism
Dolichocephalism (n.) The quality or condition of being dolichocephalic.
Doliolum (n.) A genus of freeswimming oceanic tunicates, allied to Salpa, and having alternate generations.
Do-little (n.) One who performs little though professing much.
Dolium (n.) A genus of large univalve mollusks, including the partridge shell and tun shells.
Doll (n.) A child's puppet; a toy baby for a little girl.
Dollar (n.) A silver coin of the United States containing 371.25 grains of silver and 41.25 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 412.5 grains.
Dollar (n.) A gold coin of the United States containing 23.22 grains of gold and 2.58 grains of alloy, that is, having a total weight of 25.8 grains, nine-tenths fine. It is no longer coined.
Dollar (n.) A coin of the same general weight and value, though differing slightly in different countries, current in Mexico, Canada, parts of South America, also in Spain, and several other European countries.
Dollar (n.) The value of a dollar; the unit commonly employed in the United States in reckoning money values.
Dollardee (n.) A species of sunfish (Lepomis pallidus), common in the United States; -- called also blue sunfish, and copper-nosed bream.
Dollman (n.) See Dolman.
Dolly (n.) A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer.
Dolly (n.) A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet.
Dolly (n.) In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.
Dolly (n.) A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building.
Dolly (n.) A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.
Dolly (n.) A child's mane for a doll.
Dolman (n.) A long robe or outer garment, with long sleeves, worn by the Turks.
Dolman (n.) A cloak of a peculiar fashion worn by women.
Dolmen (n.) A cromlech. See Cromlech.
Dolomite (n.) A mineral consisting of the carbonate of lime and magnesia in varying proportions. It occurs in distinct crystals, and in extensive beds as a compact limestone, often crystal
Dolor (n.) Pain; grief; distress; anguish.
Dolphin (n.) A cetacean of the genus Delphinus and allied genera (esp. D. delphis); the true dolphin.
Dolphin (n.) The Coryphaena hippuris, a fish of about five feet in length, celebrated for its surprising changes of color when dying. It is the fish commonly known as the dolphin. See Coryphaenoid.
Dolphin (n.) A mass of iron or lead hung from the yardarm, in readiness to be dropped on the deck of an enemy's vessel.
Dolphin (n.) A kind of wreath or strap of plaited cordage.
Dolphin (n.) A spar or buoy held by an anchor and furnished with a ring to which ships may fasten their cables.
Dolphin (n.) A mooring post on a wharf or beach.
Dolphin (n.) A permanent fender around a heavy boat just below the gunwale.
Dolphin (n.) In old ordnance, one of the handles above the trunnions by which the gun was lifted.
Dolphin (n.) A small constellation between Aquila and Pegasus. See Delphinus, n., 2.
Dolphinet (n.) A female dolphin.
Dolt (n.) A heavy, stupid fellow; a blockhead; a numskull; an ignoramus; a dunce; a dullard.
Dolus (n.) Evil intent, embracing both malice and fraud. See Culpa.
Dom (n.) A title anciently given to the pope, and later to other church dignitaries and some monastic orders. See Don, and Dan.
Dom (n.) In Portugal and Brazil, the title given to a member of the higher classes.
Domableness (n.) Tamableness.
Domage (n.) Damage; hurt.
Domage (n.) Subjugation.
Domain (n.) Dominion; empire; authority.
Domain (n.) The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively.
Domain (n.) Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne.
Domain (n.) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.
Dome (n.) A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry.
Dome (n.) A cupola formed on a large scale.
Dome (n.) Any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building; as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.
Dome (n.) A prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form.
Dome (n.) Decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision.
Domebook (n.) A book said to have been compiled under the direction of King Alfred. It is supposed to have contained the principal maxims of the common law, the penalties for misdemeanors, and the forms of judicial proceedings. Domebook was probably a general name for book of judgments.
Domesday (n.) A day of judgment. See Doomsday.
Domesman (n.) A judge; an umpire.
Domestic (n.) One who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant.
Domestic (n.) Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods.
Domestical (n.) A family; a household.
Domestication (n.) The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals.
Domesticator (n.) One who domesticates.
Domesticity (n.) The state of being domestic; domestic character; household life.
Domett (n.) A kind of baize of which the ward is cotton and the weft woolen.
Domeykite (n.) A massive mineral of tin-white or steel-gray color, an arsenide of copper.
Domicile (n.) An abode or mansion; a place of permanent residence, either of an individual or a family.
Domicile (n.) A residence at a particular place accompanied with an intention to remain there for an unlimited time; a residence accepted as a final abode.
Domiciliar (n.) A member of a household; a domestic.
Domiciliation (n.) The act of domiciliating; permanent residence; inhabitancy.
Domiculture (n.) The art of house-keeping, cookery, etc.
Domina (n.) Lady; a lady; -- a title formerly given to noble ladies who held a barony in their own right.
Dominance (n.) Alt. of Dominancy
Dominancy (n.) Predominance; ascendency; authority.
Dominant (n.) The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.
Domination (n.) The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway.
Domination (n.) A ruling party; a party in power.
Domination (n.) A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen.
Dominator (n.) A ruler or ruling power.
Domine (n.) A name given to a pastor of the Reformed Church. The word is also applied locally in the United States, in colloquial speech, to any clergyman.
Domine (n.) A West Indian fish (Epinula magistralis), of the family Trichiuridae. It is a long-bodied, voracious fish.
Dominical (n.) The Lord's day or Sunday; also, the Lord's prayer.
Dominican (n.) One of an order of mendicant monks founded by Dominic de Guzman, in 1215. A province of the order was established in England in 1221. The first foundation in the United States was made in 1807. The Master of the Sacred Palace at Rome is always a Dominican friar. The Dominicans are called also preaching friars, friars preachers, black friars (from their black cloak), brothers of St. Mary, and in France, Jacobins.
Dominicide (n.) The act of killing a master.
Dominicide (n.) One who kills his master.
Dominie (n.) A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
Dominie (n.) A clergyman. See Domine, 1.
Dominion (n.) Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.
Dominion (n.) Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.
Dominion (n.) That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.
Dominion (n.) A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3.
Domino (n.) A kind of hood worn by the canons of a cathedral church; a sort of amice.
Domino (n.) A mourning veil formerly worn by women.
Domino (n.) A kind of mask; particularly, a half mask worn at masquerades, to conceal the upper part of the face. Dominos were formerly worn by ladies in traveling.
Domino (n.) A costume worn as a disguise at masquerades, consisting of a robe with a hood adjustable at pleasure.
Domino (n.) A person wearing a domino.
Domino (n.) A game played by two or more persons, with twenty-eight pieces of wood, bone, or ivory, of a flat, oblong shape, plain at the back, but on the face divided by a
Domino (n.) One of the pieces with which the game of dominoes is played.
Dominus (n.) Master; sir; -- a title of respect formerly applied to a knight or a clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor.
Domite (n.) A grayish variety of trachyte; -- so called from the Puy-de-Dome in Auvergne, France, where it is found.
Don (n.) Sir; Mr; Signior; -- a title in Spain, formerly given to noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all classes.
Don (n.) A grand personage, or one making pretension to consequence; especially, the head of a college, or one of the fellows at the English universities.
Do?a (n.) Lady; mistress; madam; -- a title of respect used in Spain, prefixed to the Christian name of a lady.
Donary (n.) A thing given to a sacred use.
Donat (n.) A grammar.
Donatary (n.) See Donatory.
Donation (n.) The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.
Donation (n.) That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.
Donation (n.) The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift.
Donatism (n.) The tenets of the Donatists.
Donatist (n.) A follower of Donatus, the leader of a body of North African schismatics and purists, who greatly disturbed the church in the 4th century. They claimed to be the true church.
Donative (n.) A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present.
Donative (n.) A benefice conferred on a person by the founder or patron, without either presentation or institution by the ordinary, or induction by his orders. See the Note under Benefice, n., 3.
Donator (n.) One who makes a gift; a donor; a giver.
Donatory (n.) A donee of the crown; one the whom, upon certain condition, escheated property is made over.
Do-naught (n.) A lazy, good-for-nothing fellow.
Donax (n.) A canelike grass of southern Europe (Arundo Donax), used for fishing rods, etc.
Doncella (n.) A handsome fish of Florida and the West Indies (Platyglossus radiatus). The name is applied also to the ladyfish (Harpe rufa) of the same region.
Donee (n.) The person to whom a gift or donation is made.
Donee (n.) Anciently, one to whom lands were given; in later use, one to whom lands and tenements are given in tail; in modern use, one on whom a power is conferred for execution; -- sometimes called the appointor.
Donet (n.) Same as Donat. Piers Plowman.
Doni (n.) A clumsy craft, having one mast with a long sail, used for trading purposes on the coasts of Coromandel and Ceylon.
Donjon (n.) The chief tower, also called the keep; a massive tower in ancient castles, forming the strongest part of the fortifications. See Illust. of Castle.
Donkey (n.) An ass; or (less frequently) a mule.
Donkey (n.) A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass.
Donna (n.) A lady; madam; mistress; -- the title given a lady in Italy.
Donnat (n.) See Do-naught.
Donor (n.) One who gives or bestows; one who confers anything gratuitously; a benefactor.
Donor (n.) One who grants an estate; in later use, one who confers a power; -- the opposite of donee.
Do-nothingism (n.) Alt. of Do-nothingness
Do-nothingness (n.) Inactivity; habitual sloth; idleness.
Donship (n.) The quality or rank of a don, gentleman, or knight.
Donzel (n.) A young squire, or knight's attendant; a page.
Doo (n.) A dove.
Doodle (n.) A trifler; a simple fellow.
Doodlesack (n.) The Scotch bagpipe.
Doole (n.) Sorrow; dole.
Dooly (n.) A kind of litter suspended from men's shoulders, for carrying persons or things; a palanquin.
Doomage (n.) A penalty or fine for neglect.
Doomsday (n.) A day of sentence or condemnation; day of death.
Doomsday (n.) The day of the final judgment.
Doomsman (n.) A judge; an umpire.
Doomster (n.) Same as Dempster.
Door (n.) An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.
Door (n.) The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.
Door (n.) Passage; means of approach or access.
Door (n.) An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.
Doorcase (n.) The surrounding frame into which a door shuts.
Doorcheek (n.) The jamb or sidepiece of a door.
Doorga (n.) A Hindoo divinity, the consort of Siva, represented with ten arms.
Dooring (n.) The frame of a door.
Doorkeeper (n.) One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor.
Doornail (n.) The nail or knob on which in ancient doors the knocker struck; -- hence the old saying, "As dead as a doornail."
Doorplane (n.) A plane on a door, giving the name, and sometimes the employment, of the occupant.
Doorpost (n.) The jamb or sidepiece of a doorway.
Doorsill (n.) The sill or threshold of a door.
Doorstead (n.) Entrance or place of a door.
Doorstep (n.) The stone or plank forming a step before an outer door.
Doorstone (n.) The stone forming a threshold.
Doorstop (n.) The block or strip of wood or similar material which stops, at the right place, the shutting of a door.
Doorway (n.) The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.
Dooryard (n.) A yard in front of a house or around the door of a house.
Dop (n.) Alt. of Doop
Doop (n.) A little copper cup in which a diamond is held while being cut.
Dop (n.) A dip; a low courtesy.
Dopper (n.) An Anabaptist or Baptist.
Dopplerite (n.) A brownish black native hydrocarbon occurring in elastic or jellylike masses.
Doquet (n.) A warrant. See Docket.
Dor (n.) A large European scaraboid beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius), which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also applied to allied American species, as the June bug. Called also dorr, dorbeetle, or dorrbeetle, dorbug, dorrfly, and buzzard clock.
Dor (n.) A trick, joke, or deception.
Dorado (n.) A southern constellation, within which is the south pole of the ecliptic; -- called also sometimes Xiphias, or the Swordfish.
Dorado (n.) A large, oceanic fish of the genus Coryphaena.
Dorbeetle (n.) See 1st Dor.
Doree (n.) A European marine fish (Zeus faber), of a yellow color. See Illust. of John Doree.
Doretree (n.) A doorpost.
Dorhawk (n.) The European goatsucker; -- so called because it eats the dor beetle. See Goatsucker.
Dorian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Doris in Greece.
Doric (n.) The Doric dialect.
Doricism (n.) A Doric phrase or idiom.
Doris (n.) A genus of nudibranchiate mollusks having a wreath of branchiae on the back.
Dorism (n.) A Doric phrase or idiom.
Dormancy (n.) The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
Dormer (n.) Alt. of Dormer window
Dormer window (n.) A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or houselike structure, in which it is contained.
Dormitive (n.) A medicine to promote sleep; a soporific; an opiate.
Dormitory (n.) A sleeping room, or a building containing a series of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of containing many beds; esp., one connected with a college or boarding school.
Dormitory (n.) A burial place.
Dormouse (n.) A small European rodent of the genus Myoxus, of several species. They live in trees and feed on nuts, acorns, etc.; -- so called because they are usually torpid in winter.
Dorn (n.) A British ray; the thornback.
Dornick (n.) Alt. of Dornock
Dornock (n.) A coarse sort of damask, originally made at Tournay (in Flemish, Doornick), Belgium, and used for hangings, carpets, etc. Also, a stout figured
Dorp (n.) A hamlet.
Dorr (n.) The dorbeetle; also, a drone or an idler. See 1st Dor.
Dorrfly (n.) See 1st Dor.
Dorrhawk (n.) See Dorhawk.
Dorsale (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.
Dorse (n.) Same as dorsal, n.
Dorse (n.) The back of a book.
Dorse (n.) The Baltic or variable cod (Gadus callarias), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish.
Dorsel (n.) A pannier.
Dorsel (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.
Dorser (n.) See Dosser.
Dorsibranchiate (n.) One of the Dorsibranchiata.
Dorsimeson (n.) (Anat.) See Meson.
Dorsum (n.) The ridge of a hill.
Dorsum (n.) The back or dorsal region of an animal; the upper side of an appendage or part; as, the dorsum of the tongue.
Dortour (n.) Alt. of Dorture
Dorture (n.) A dormitory.
Dory (n.) A European fish. See Doree, and John Doree.
Dory (n.) The American wall-eyed perch; -- called also dore. See Pike perch.
Dory (n.) A small, strong, flat-bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides.
Doryphora (n.) A genus of plant-eating beetles, including the potato beetle. See Potato beetle.
Doryphoros (n.) A spear bearer; a statue of a man holding a spear or in the attitude of a spear bearer. Several important sculptures of this subject existed in antiquity, copies of which remain to us.
Dose (n.) The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time.
Dose (n.) A sufficient quantity; a portion; as much as one can take, or as falls to one to receive.
Dose (n.) Anything nauseous that one is obliged to take; a disagreeable portion thrust upon one.
Dose (n.) To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.
Dose (n.) To give doses to; to medicine or physic to; to give potions to, constantly and without need.
Dose (n.) To give anything nauseous to.
Dosel (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.
Dosology (n.) Posology.
Dossel (n.) Same as Dorsal, n.
Dosser (n.) A pannier, or basket.
Dosser (n.) A hanging tapestry; a dorsal.
Dossil (n.) A small ovoid or cylindrical roil or pledget of lint, for keeping a sore, wound, etc., open; a tent.
Dossil (n.) A roll of cloth for wiping off the face of a copperplate, leaving the ink in the engraved
Dot (n.) A marriage portion; dowry.
Dot (n.) A small point or spot, made with a pen or other pointed instrument; a speck, or small mark.
Dot (n.) Anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen; as, a dot of a child.
Dotant (n.) A dotard.
Dotary (n.) A dotard's weakness; dotage.
Dotation (n.) The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.
Dotation (n.) Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.
Dote (n.) A marriage portion. [Obs.] See 1st Dot, n.
Dote (n.) Natural endowments.
Dote (n.) An imbecile; a dotard.
Dotehead (n.) A dotard.
Doter (n.) One who dotes; a man whose understanding is enfeebled by age; a dotard.
Doter (n.) One excessively fond, or weak in love.
Dotery (n.) The acts or speech of a dotard; drivel.
Dottard (n.) An old, decayed tree.
Dottrel (n.) See Dotterel.
Douane (n.) A customhouse.
Douanier (n.) An officer of the French customs.
Douar (n.) A village composed of Arab tents arranged in streets.
Double (n.) Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.
Double (n.) Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.
Double (n.) That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.
Double (n.) A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.
Double (n.) Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith.
Double (n.) A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.
Double (n.) Double beer; strong beer.
Double (n.) A feast in which the antiphon is doubled, hat is, said twice, before and after the Psalms, instead of only half being said, as in simple feasts.
Double (n.) A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.
Double (n.) An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.
Double-decker (n.) A man-of-war having two gun decks.
Double-decker (n.) A public conveyance, as a street car, with seats on the roof.
Double-ender (n.) A vessel capable of moving in either direction, having bow and rudder at each end.
Double-ender (n.) A locomotive with pilot at each end.
Double-entendre (n.) A word or expression admitting of a double interpretation, one of which is often obscure or indelicate.
Doubleness (n.) The state of being double or doubled.
Doubleness (n.) Duplicity; insincerity.
Double-quick (n.) Double-quick time, step, or march.
Doubler (n.) One who, or that which, doubles.
Doubler (n.) An instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electroscope.
Double-ripper (n.) A kind of coasting sled, made of two sleds fastened together with a board, one before the other.
Double-tongue (n.) Deceit; duplicity.
Double-tonguing (n.) A peculiar action of the tongue by flute players in articulating staccato notes; also, the rapid repetition of notes in cornet playing.
Doubletree (n.) The bar, or crosspiece, of a carriage, to which the singletrees are attached.
Doubling (n.) The act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled.
Doubling (n.) A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice.
Doubling (n.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon.
Doubling (n.) The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor.
Doubtance (n.) State of being in doubt; uncertainty; doubt.
Doubter (n.) One who doubts; one whose opinion is unsettled; one who scruples.
Doubtfulness (n.) State of being doubtful.
Doubtfulness (n.) Uncertainty of meaning; ambiguity; indefiniteness.
Doubtfulness (n.) Uncertainty of event or issue.
Douc (n.) A monkey (Semnopithecus nemaeus), remarkable for its varied and brilliant colors. It is a native of Cochin China.
Doucepere (n.) One of the twelve peers of France, companions of Charlemagne in war.
Doucet (n.) Alt. of Dowset
Dowset (n.) A custard.
Dowset (n.) A dowcet, or deep's testicle.
Douceur (n.) Gentleness and sweetness of manner; agreeableness.
Douceur (n.) A gift for service done or to be done; an honorarium; a present; sometimes, a bribe.
Douche (n.) A jet or current of water or vapor directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally; a douche bath.
Douche (n.) A syringe.
Doucine (n.) Same as Cyma/recta, under Cyma.
Dough (n.) Paste of bread; a soft mass of moistened flour or meal, kneaded or unkneaded, but not yet baked; as, to knead dough.
Dough (n.) Anything of the consistency of such paste.
Doughbird (n.) The Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis). See Curlew.
Doughface (n.) A contemptuous nickname for a timid, yielding politician, or one who is easily molded.
Doughfaceism (n.) The character of a doughface; truckling pliability.
Doughiness (n.) The quality or state of being doughy.
Doughnut (n.) A small cake (usually sweetened) fried in a kettle of boiling lard.
Doughtiness (n.) The quality of being doughty; valor; bravery.
Doulocracy (n.) A government by slaves.
Doupe (n.) The carrion crow.
Doura (n.) A kind of millet. See Durra.
Douroucouli (n.) See Durukuli.
Dousing-chock (n.) One of several pieces fayed across the apron and lapped in the knightheads, or inside planking above the upper deck.
Douter (n.) An extinguisher for candles.
Dove (n.) A pigeon of the genus Columba and various related genera. The species are numerous.
Dove (n.) A word of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
Dovecot (n.) Alt. of Dovecote
Dovecote (n.) A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house.
Dovekie (n.) A guillemot (Uria grylle), of the arctic regions. Also applied to the little auk or sea dove. See under Dove.
Dovelet (n.) A young or small dove.
Dove's-foot (n.) A small annual species of Geranium, native in England; -- so called from the shape of the leaf.
Dove's-foot (n.) The columbine.
Doveship (n.) The possession of dovelike qualities, harmlessness and innocence.
Dovetail (n.) A flaring tenon, or tongue (shaped like a bird's tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions except one.
Dow (n.) A kind of vessel. See Dhow.
Dowager (n.) A widow endowed, or having a jointure; a widow who either enjoys a dower from her deceased husband, or has property of her own brought by her to her husband on marriage, and settled on her after his decease.
Dowager (n.) A title given in England to a widow, to distinguish her from the wife of her husband's heir bearing the same name; -- chiefly applied to widows of personages of rank.
Dowagerism (n.) The rank or condition of a dowager; formality, as that of a dowager. Also used figuratively.
Dowcet (n.) One of the testicles of a hart or stag.
Dowdy (n.) An awkward, vulgarly dressed, inelegant woman.
Dowel (n.) A pin, or block, of wood or metal, fitting into holes in the abutting portions of two pieces, and being partly in one piece and partly in the other, to keep them in their proper relative position.
Dowel (n.) A piece of wood driven into a wall, so that other pieces may be nailed to it.
Dower (n.) That with which one is gifted or endowed; endowment; gift.
Dower (n.) The property with which a woman is endowed
Dower (n.) That which a woman brings to a husband in marriage; dowry.
Dower (n.) That portion of the real estate of a man which his widow enjoys during her life, or to which a woman is entitled after the death of her husband.
Dowery (n.) See Dower.
Dowitcher (n.) The red-breasted or gray snipe (Macrorhamphus griseus); -- called also brownback, and grayback.
Dowl (n.) Same as Dowle.
Dowlas (n.) A coarse
Dowle (n.) Feathery or wool-like down; filament of a feather.
Down (n.) Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool
Down (n.) The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets.
Down (n.) The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle.
Down (n.) The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.
Down (n.) That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down
Downcast (n.) Downcast or melancholy look.
Downcast (n.) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
Downcome (n.) Sudden fall; downfall; overthrow.
Downcome (n.) A pipe for leading combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace to the hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., where they are burned.
Downfall (n.) A sudden fall; a body of things falling.
Downfall (n.) A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin.
Downhaul (n.) A rope to haul down, or to assist in hauling down, a sail; as, a staysail downhaul; a trysail downhaul.
Downhill (n.) Declivity; descent; slope.
Downiness (n.) The quality or state of being downy.
Downlying (n.) The time of retiring to rest; time of repose.
Downpour (n.) A pouring or streaming downwards; esp., a heavy or continuous shower.
Down-share (n.) A breastplow used in paring off turf on downs.
Downsitting (n.) The act of sitting down; repose; a resting.
Downstroke (n.) A stroke made with a downward motion of the pen or pencil.
Downthrow (n.) The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault. See Throw, n.
Downweed (n.) Cudweed, a species of Gnaphalium.
Dowress (n.) A woman entitled to dower.
Dowry (n.) A gift; endowment.
Dowry (n.) The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; a bride's portion on her marriage. See Note under Dower.
Dowry (n.) A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.
Dowse (n.) A blow on the face.
Dowser (n.) A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc., a dowsing rod.
Dowser (n.) One who uses the dowser or divining rod.
Dowst (n.) A dowse.
Dowve (n.) A dove.
Doxology (n.) In Christian worship: A hymn expressing praise and honor to God; a form of praise to God designed to be sung or chanted by the choir or the congregation.
Doxy (n.) A loose wench; a disreputable sweetheart.
Doyly (n.) See Doily.
Doze (n.) A light sleep; a drowse.
Dozen (n.) A collection of twelve objects; a tale or set of twelve; with or without of before the substantive which follows.
Dozen (n.) An indefinite small number.
Dozer (n.) One who dozes or drowses.
Doziness (n.) The state of being dozy; drowsiness; inclination to sleep.
Drab (n.) A low, sluttish woman.
Drab (n.) A lewd wench; a strumpet.
Drab (n.) A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.
Drab (n.) A kind of thick woolen cloth of a dun, or dull brownish yellow, or dull gray, color; -- called also drabcloth.
Drab (n.) A dull brownish yellow or dull gray color.
Drab (n.) A drab color.
Drabber (n.) One who associates with drabs; a wencher.
Drabbet (n.) A coarse
Drabbler (n.) A piece of canvas fastened by lacing to the bonnet of a sail, to give it a greater depth, or more drop.
Drabble-tail (n.) A draggle-tail; a slattern.
Dracaena (n.) A genus of liliaceous plants with woody stems and funnel-shaped flowers.
Dracanth (n.) A kind of gum; -- called also gum tragacanth, or tragacanth. See Tragacanth.
Drachm (n.) A drachma.
Drachm (n.) Same as Dram.
Drachma (n.) A silver coin among the ancient Greeks, having a different value in different States and at different periods. The average value of the Attic drachma is computed to have been about 19 cents.
Drachma (n.) A gold and silver coin of modern Greece worth 19.3 cents.
Drachma (n.) Among the ancient Greeks, a weight of about 66.5 grains; among the modern Greeks, a weight equal to a gram.
Drachme (n.) See Drachma.
Dracin (n.) See Draconin.
Draco (n.) The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic.
Draco (n.) A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
Draco (n.) A genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6.
Draconin (n.) A red resin forming the essential basis of dragon's blood; -- called also dracin.
Dracunculus (n.) A fish; the dragonet.
Dracunculus (n.) The Guinea worm (Filaria medinensis).
Dradge (n.) Inferior ore, separated from the better by cobbing.
Draff (n.) Refuse; lees; dregs; the wash given to swine or cows; hogwash; waste matter.
Draff (n.) The act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as Draught.
Draff (n.) A selecting or detaching of soldiers from an army, or from any part of it, or from a military post; also from any district, or any company or collection of persons, or from the people at large; also, the body of men thus drafted.
Draff (n.) An order from one person or party to another, directing the payment of money; a bill of exchange.
Draff (n.) An allowance or deduction made from the gross veight of goods.
Draff (n.) A drawing of
Draff (n.) The form of any writing as first drawn up; the first rough sketch of written composition, to be filled in, or completed. See Draught.
Draff (n.) A narrow border left on a finished stone, worked differently from the rest of its face.
Draff (n.) A narrow border worked to a plane surface along the edge of a stone, or across its face, as a guide to the stone-cutter.
Draff (n.) The slant given to the furrows in the dress of a millstone.
Draff (n.) Depth of water necessary to float a ship. See Draught.
Draff (n.) A current of air. Same as Draught.
Draftsman (n.) See Draughtsman.
Drag (n.) A confection; a comfit; a drug.
Dragantine (n.) A mucilage obtained from, or containing, gum tragacanth.
Dragbar (n.) Same as Drawbar (b). Called also draglink, and drawlink.
Dragbolt (n.) A coupling pin. See under Coupling.
Draggle-tail (n.) A slattern who suffers her gown to trail in the mire; a drabble-tail.
Draglink (n.) A link connecting the cranks of two shafts.
Draglink (n.) A drawbar.
Dragman (n.) A fisherman who uses a dragnet.
Dragnet (n.) A net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing.
Dragoman (n.) An interpreter; -- so called in the Levant and other parts of the East.
Dragon (n.) A fabulous animal, generally represented as a monstrous winged serpent or lizard, with a crested head and enormous claws, and regarded as very powerful and ferocious.
Dragon (n.) A fierce, violent person, esp. a woman.
Dragon (n.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere figured as a dragon; Draco.
Dragon (n.) A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move through the air as a winged serpent.
Dragon (n.) A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; -- so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle.
Dragon (n.) A small arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, of several species, found in the East Indies and Southern Asia. Five or six of the hind ribs, on each side, are prolonged and covered with weblike skin, forming a sort of wing. These prolongations aid them in making long leaps from tree to tree. Called also flying lizard.
Dragon (n.) A variety of carrier pigeon.
Dragon (n.) A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a charge in a coat of arms.
Dragonet (n.) A little dragon.
Dragonet (n.) A small British marine fish (Callionymuslyra); -- called also yellow sculpin, fox, and gowdie.
Dragonnade (n.) The severe persecution of French Protestants under Louis XIV., by an armed force, usually of dragoons; hence, a rapid and devastating incursion; dragoonade.
Dragoon (n.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man.
Dragoon (n.) A variety of pigeon.
Dragoonade (n.) See Dragonnade.
Dragooner (n.) A dragoon.
Drain (n.) The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country.
Drain (n.) That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink.
Drain (n.) The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers' drains.
Drainage (n.) A draining; a gradual flowing off of any liquid; also, that which flows out of a drain.
Drainage (n.) The mode in which the waters of a country pass off by its streams and rivers.
Drainage (n.) The system of drains and their operation, by which superfluous water is removed from towns, railway beds, mines, and other works.
Drainage (n.) Area or district drained; as, the drainage of the Po, the Thames, etc.
Drainage (n.) The act, process, or means of drawing off the pus or fluids from a wound, abscess, etc.
Draine (n.) The missel thrush.
Drainer (n.) One who, or that which, drains.
Drainpipe (n.) A pipe used for carrying off surplus water.
Draintile (n.) A hollow tile used in making drains; -- called also draining tile.
Draintrap (n.) See 4th Trap, 5.
Drake (n.) The male of the duck kind.
Drake (n.) The drake fly.
Drake (n.) A dragon.
Drake (n.) A small piece of artillery.
Drake (n.) Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also drawk, dravick, and drank.
Drakestone (n.) A flat stone so thrown along the surface of water as to skip from point to point before it sinks; also, the sport of so throwing stones; -- sometimes called ducks and drakes.
Dram (n.) A weight; in Apothecaries' weight, one eighth part of an ounce, or sixty grains; in Avoirdupois weight, one sixteenth part of an ounce, or 27.34375 grains.
Dram (n.) A minute quantity; a mite.
Dram (n.) As much spirituous liquor as is usually drunk at once; as, a dram of brandy; hence, a potation or potion; as, a dram of poison.
Dram (n.) A Persian daric.
Drama (n.) A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.
Drama (n.) A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.
Drama (n.) Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.
Dramatist (n.) The author of a dramatic composition; a writer of plays.
Dramatization (n.) Act of dramatizing.
Dramaturgist (n.) One versed in dramaturgy.
Dramaturgy (n.) The art of dramatic composition and representation.
Dramming (n.) The practice of drinking drams.
Dramseller (n.) One who sells distilled liquors by the dram or glass.
Dramshop (n.) A shop or barroom where spirits are sold by the dram.
Drank (n.) Wild oats, or darnel grass. See Drake a plant.
Draper (n.) One who sells cloths; a dealer in cloths; as, a draper and tailor.
Drapery (n.) The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in cloth.
Drapery (n.) Cloth, or woolen stuffs in general.
Drapery (n.) A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed; as: (a) Garments or vestments of this character worn upon the body, or shown in the representations of the human figure in art. (b) Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.
Drapet (n.) Cloth.
Drastic (n.) A violent purgative. See Cathartic.
Draugh (n.) See Draft.
Draught (n.) The act of drawing or pulling
Draught (n.) The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like.
Draught (n.) The drawing of a bowstring.
Draught (n.) Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish.
Draught (n.) The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.
Draught (n.) A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.
Draught (n.) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see Draft, n., 2)
Draught (n.) The act of drawing up, marking out, or de
Draught (n.) That which is drawn
Draught (n.) That which is taken by sweeping with a net.
Draught (n.) The force drawn; a detachment; -- in this sense usually written draft.
Draught (n.) The quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation.
Draught (n.) A sketch, out
Draught (n.) An order for the payment of money; -- in this sense almost always written draft.
Draught (n.) A current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney.
Draught (n.) That which draws
Draught (n.) A team of oxen or horses.
Draught (n.) A sink or drain; a privy.
Draught (n.) A mild vesicatory; a sinapism; as, to apply draughts to the feet.
Draught (n.) Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
Draught (n.) The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden; as, a ship of twelve feet draught.
Draught (n.) An allowance on weighable goods. [Eng.] See Draft, 4.
Draught (n.) A move, as at chess or checkers.
Draught (n.) The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.
Draught (n.) See Draft, n., 7.
Draughtboard (n.) A checkered board on which draughts are played. See Checkerboard.
Draughthouse (n.) A house for the reception of waste matter; a privy.
Draughtsman (n.) One who draws pleadings or other writings.
Draughtsman (n.) One who draws plans and sketches of machinery, structures, and places; also, more generally, one who makes drawings of any kind.
Draughtsman (n.) A "man" or piece used in the game of draughts.
Draughtsman (n.) One who drinks drams; a tippler.
Draughtsmanship (n.) The office, art, or work of a draughtsman.
Draw (n.) The act of drawing; draught.
Draw (n.) A lot or chance to be drawn.
Draw (n.) A drawn game or battle, etc.
Draw (n.) That part of a bridge which may be raised, swung round, or drawn aside; the movable part of a drawbridge. See the Note under Drawbridge.
Drawback (n.) A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature.
Drawback (n.) Money paid back or remitted; especially, a certain amount of duties or customs, sometimes the whole, and sometimes only a part, remitted or paid back by the government, on the exportation of the commodities on which they were levied.
Drawbar (n.) An openmouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train.
Drawbar (n.) A bar of iron with an eye at each end, or a heavy link, for coupling a locomotive to a tender or car.
Drawbench (n.) A machine in which strips of metal are drawn through a drawplate; especially, one in which wire is thus made; -- also called drawing bench.
Drawbolt (n.) A coupling pin. See under Coupling.
Drawbore (n.) A hole bored through a tenon nearer to the shoulder than the holes through the cheeks are to the edge or abutment against which the shoulder is to rest, so that a pin or bolt, when driven into it, will draw these parts together.
Drawboy (n.) A boy who operates the harness cords of a hand loom; also, a part of power loom that performs the same office.
Drawbridge (n.) A bridge of which either the whole or a part is made to be raised up, let down, or drawn or turned aside, to admit or hinder communication at pleasure, as before the gate of a town or castle, or over a navigable river or canal.
Drawcansir (n.) A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
Draw-cut (n.) A single cut with a knife.
Drawee (n.) The person on whom an order or bill of exchange is drawn; -- the correlative of drawer.
Drawer (n.) One who, or that which, draws
Drawer (n.) One who draws liquor for guests; a waiter in a taproom.
Drawer (n.) One who de
Drawer (n.) One who draws a bill of exchange or order for payment; -- the correlative of drawee.
Drawer (n.) That which is drawn
Drawer (n.) A sliding box or receptacle in a case, which is opened by pulling or drawing out, and closed by pushing in.
Drawer (n.) An under-garment worn on the lower limbs.
Drawfiling (n.) The process of smooth filing by working the file sidewise instead of lengthwise.
Drawgear (n.) A harness for draught horses.
Drawgear (n.) The means or parts by which cars are connected to be drawn.
Drawhead (n.) The flanged outer end of a drawbar; also, a name applied to the drawgear.
Drawing (n.) The act of pulling, or attracting.
Drawing (n.) The act or the art of representing any object by means of
Drawing (n.) The process of stretching or spreading metals as by hammering, or, as in forming wire from rods or tubes and cups from sheet metal, by pulling them through dies.
Drawing (n.) The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
Drawing (n.) The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
Drawing knife (n.) Alt. of Drawknife
Drawknife (n.) A joiner's tool having a blade with a handle at each end, used to shave off surfaces, by drawing it toward one; a shave; -- called also drawshave, and drawing shave.
Drawknife (n.) A tool used for the purpose of making an incision along the path a saw is to follow, to prevent it from tearing the surface of the wood.
Drawing-room (n.) A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the dining room.
Drawing-room (n.) The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room.
Drawl (n.) A lengthened, slow monotonous utterance.
Drawlatch (n.) A housebreaker or thief.
Drawling (n.) The act of speaking with a drawl; a drawl.
Drawlink (n.) Same as Drawbar (b).
Drawloom (n.) A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns; -- called also drawboy.
Drawloom (n.) A species of damask made on the drawloom.
Drawnet (n.) A net for catching the larger sorts of birds; also, a dragnet.
Drawplate (n.) A hardened steel plate having a hole, or a gradation of conical holes, through which wires are drawn to be reduced and elongated.
Drawrod (n.) A rod which unites the drawgear at opposite ends of the car, and bears the pull required to draw the train.
Drawshave (n.) See Drawing knife.
Drawspring (n.) The spring to which a drawbar is attached.
Dray (n.) A squirrel's nest.
Dray (n.) A strong low cart or carriage used for heavy burdens.
Dray (n.) A kind of sledge or sled.
Drayage (n.) Use of a dray.
Drayage (n.) The charge, or sum paid, for the use of a dray.
Drayman (n.) A man who attends a dray.
Drazel (n.) A slut; a vagabond wench. Same as Drossel.
Dread (n.) Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror.
Dread (n.) Reverential or respectful fear; awe.
Dread (n.) An object of terrified apprehension.
Dread (n.) A person highly revered.
Dread (n.) Fury; dreadfulness.
Dread (n.) Doubt; as, out of dread.
Dreader (n.) One who fears, or lives in fear.
Dreadfulness (n.) The quality of being dreadful.
Dreadlessness (n.) Freedom from dread.
Dreadnaught (n.) A fearless person.
Dreadnaught (n.) Hence: A garment made of very thick cloth, that can defend against storm and cold; also, the cloth itself; fearnaught.
Dream (n.) The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping vision.
Dream (n.) A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy; a vagary; a revery; -- in this sense, applied to an imaginary or anticipated state of happiness; as, a dream of bliss; the dream of his youth.
Dream (n.) To have ideas or images in the mind while in the state of sleep; to experience sleeping visions; -- often with of; as, to dream of a battle, or of an absent friend.
Dream (n.) To let the mind run on in idle revery or vagary; to anticipate vaguely as a coming and happy reality; to have a visionary notion or idea; to imagine.
Dreamer (n.) One who dreams.
Dreamer (n.) A visionary; one lost in wild imaginations or vain schemes of some anticipated good; as, a political dreamer.
Dreaminess (n.) The state of being dreamy.
Dreamland (n.) An unreal, delightful country such as in sometimes pictured in dreams; region of fancies; fairyland.
Drear (n.) Sadness; dismalness.
Drearihead (n.) Alt. of Drearihood
Drearihood (n.) Affliction; dreariness.
Dreariment (n.) Dreariness.
Dreariness (n.) Sorrow; wretchedness.
Dreariness (n.) Dismalness; gloomy solitude.
Drearing (n.) Sorrow.
Dredge (n.) Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as: (a) A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds. (b) A dredging machine. (c) An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
Dredge (n.) Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.
Dredge (n.) A mixture of oats and barley.
Dredger (n.) One who fishes with a dredge.
Dredger (n.) A dredging machine.
Dredger (n.) A box with holes in its lid; -- used for sprinkling flour, as on meat or a breadboard; -- called also dredging box, drudger, and drudging box.
Dreg (n.) Corrupt or defiling matter contained in a liquid, or precipitated from it; refuse; feculence; lees; grounds; sediment; hence, the vilest and most worthless part of anything; as, the dregs of society.
Dregginess (n.) Fullness of dregs or lees; foulness; feculence.
Dreissena (n.) A genus of bivalve shells of which one species (D. polymorpha) is often so abundant as to be very troublesome in the fresh waters of Europe.
Drench (n.) A military vassal mentioned in Domesday Book.
Drencher (n.) One who, or that which, west or steeps.
Drencher (n.) One who administers a drench.
Drengage (n.) The tenure by which a drench held land.
Dress (n.) That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel.
Dress (n.) A lady's gown; as, silk or a velvet dress.
Dress (n.) Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it.
Dress (n.) The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
Dresser (n.) One who dresses; one who put in order or makes ready for use; one who on clothes or ornaments.
Dresser (n.) A kind of pick for shaping large coal.
Dresser (n.) An assistant in a hospital, whose office it is to dress wounds, sores, etc.
Dressiness (n.) The state of being dressy.
Dressing (n.) Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
Dressing (n.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to a sore or wound.
Dressing (n.) Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.
Dressing (n.) A preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad.
Dressing (n.) The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
Dressing (n.) Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk,
Dressing (n.) An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.
Dressing (n.) Castigation; scolding; -- often with down.
Dressmaker (n.) A maker of gowns, or similar garments; a mantuamaker.
Dressmaking (n.) The art, process, or occupation, of making dresses.
Drevil (n.) A fool; a drudge. See Drivel.
Drey (n.) A squirrel's nest. See Dray.
Drib (n.) A drop.
Dribber (n.) One who dribs; one who shoots weakly or badly.
Dribble (n.) A drizzling shower; a falling or leaking in drops.
Dribbler (n.) One who dribbles.
Dribblet (n.) Alt. of Driblet
Driblet (n.) A small piece or part; a small sum; a small quantity of money in making up a sum; as, the money was paid in dribblets.
Drier (n.) One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative; as, the sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth.
Drier (n.) Drying oil; a substance mingled with the oil used in oil painting to make it dry quickly.
Drift (n.) A driving; a violent movement.
Drift (n.) The act or motion of drifting; the force which impels or drives; an overpowering influence or impulse.
Drift (n.) Course or direction along which anything is driven; setting.
Drift (n.) The tendency of an act, argument, course of conduct, or the like; object aimed at or intended; intention; hence, also, import or meaning of a sentence or discourse; aim.
Drift (n.) That which is driven, forced, or urged along
Drift (n.) Anything driven at random.
Drift (n.) A mass of matter which has been driven or forced onward together in a body, or thrown together in a heap, etc., esp. by wind or water; as, a drift of snow, of ice, of sand, and the like.
Drift (n.) A drove or flock, as of cattle, sheep, birds.
Drift (n.) The horizontal thrust or pressure of an arch or vault upon the abutments.
Drift (n.) A collection of loose earth and rocks, or boulders, which have been distributed over large portions of the earth's surface, especially in latitudes north of forty degrees, by the agency of ice.
Drift (n.) In South Africa, a ford in a river.
Drift (n.) A slightly tapered tool of steel for enlarging or shaping a hole in metal, by being forced or driven into or through it; a broach.
Drift (n.) A tool used in driving down compactly the composition contained in a rocket, or like firework.
Drift (n.) A deviation from the
Drift (n.) A passage driven or cut between shaft and shaft; a driftway; a small subterranean gallery; an adit or tunnel.
Drift (n.) The distance through which a current flows in a given time.
Drift (n.) The angle which the
Drift (n.) The distance to which a vessel is carried off from her desired course by the wind, currents, or other causes.
Drift (n.) The place in a deep-waisted vessel where the sheer is raised and the rail is cut off, and usually terminated with a scroll, or driftpiece.
Drift (n.) The distance between the two blocks of a tackle.
Drift (n.) The difference between the size of a bolt and the hole into which it is driven, or between the circumference of a hoop and that of the mast on which it is to be driven.
Driftage (n.) Deviation from a ship's course due to leeway.
Driftage (n.) Anything that drifts.
Driftbolt (n.) A bolt for driving out other bolts.
Driftpiece (n.) An upright or curved piece of timber connecting the plank sheer with the gunwale; also, a scroll terminating a rail.
Driftpin (n.) A smooth drift. See Drift, n., 9.
Driftway (n.) A common way, road, or path, for driving cattle.
Driftway (n.) Same as Drift, 11.
Driftweed (n.) Seaweed drifted to the shore by the wind.
Driftwind (n.) A driving wind; a wind that drives snow, sand, etc., into heaps.
Driftwood (n.) Wood drifted or floated by water.
Driftwood (n.) Fig.: Whatever is drifting or floating as on water.
Drill (n.) An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill press.
Drill (n.) The act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as, infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill.
Drill (n.) Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar.
Drill (n.) A marine gastropod, of several species, which kills oysters and other bivalves by drilling holes through the shell. The most destructive kind is Urosalpinx cinerea.
Drill (n.) A small trickling stream; a rill.
Drill (n.) An implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made.
Drill (n.) A light furrow or channel made to put seed into sowing.
Drill (n.) A row of seed sown in a furrow.
Drill (n.) A large African baboon (Cynocephalus leucophaeus).
Drill (n.) Same as Drilling.
Driller (n.) One who, or that which, drills.
Drilling (n.) The act of piercing with a drill.
Drilling (n.) A training by repeated exercises.
Drilling (n.) The act of using a drill in sowing seeds.
Drilling (n.) A heavy, twilled fabric of
Drillmaster (n.) One who teaches drill, especially in the way of gymnastics.
Drillstock (n.) A contrivance for holding and turning a drill.
Drimys (n.) A genus of magnoliaceous trees. Drimys aromatica furnishes Winter's bark.
Drink (n.) Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as water, coffee, or decoctions.
Drink (n.) Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out.
Drinkableness (n.) State of being drinkable.
Drinker (n.) One who drinks; as, the effects of tea on the drinker; also, one who drinks spirituous liquors to excess; a drunkard.
Drinking (n.) The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing.
Drinking (n.) The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors.
Drinking (n.) An entertainment with liquors; a carousal.
Drip (n.) A falling or letting fall in drops; a dripping; that which drips, or falls in drops.
Drip (n.) That part of a cornice, sill course, or other horizontal member, which projects beyond the rest, and is of such section as to throw off the rain water.
Dripping (n.) A falling in drops, or the sound so made.
Dripping (n.) That which falls in drops, as fat from meat in roasting.
Dripstone (n.) A drip, when made of stone. See Drip, 2.
Drive (n.) The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; -- distinguished from a ride taken on horseback.
Drive (n.) A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
Drive (n.) Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business.
Drive (n.) In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift.
Drive (n.) A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
Drivebolt (n.) A drift; a tool for setting bolts home.
Drivel (n.) Slaver; saliva flowing from the mouth.
Drivel (n.) Inarticulate or unmeaning utterance; foolish talk; babble.
Drivel (n.) A driveler; a fool; an idiot.
Drivel (n.) A servant; a drudge.
Driveler (n.) A slaverer; a slabberer; an idiot; a fool.
Drivepipe (n.) A pipe for forcing into the earth.
Driver (n.) One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward.
Driver (n.) The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive.
Driver (n.) An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work.
Driver (n.) A part that transmits motion to another part by contact with it, or through an intermediate relatively movable part, as a gear which drives another, or a lever which moves another through a link, etc. Specifically:
Driver (n.) The driving wheel of a locomotive.
Driver (n.) An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier.
Driver (n.) A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone.
Driver (n.) The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker.
Driveway (n.) A passage or way along or through which a carriage may be driven.
Driving (n.) The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.
Driving (n.) Tendency; drift.
Drizzle (n.) Fine rain or mist.
Drock (n.) A water course.
Drofland (n.) Alt. of Dryfland
Dryfland (n.) An ancient yearly payment made by some tenants to the king, or to their landlords, for the privilege of driving their cattle through a manor to fairs or markets.
Drogher (n.) A small craft used in the West India Islands to take off sugars, rum, etc., to the merchantmen; also, a vessel for transporting lumber, cotton, etc., coastwise; as, a lumber drogher.
Drogman (n.) Alt. of Drogoman
Drogoman (n.) See Dragoman.
Drogue (n.) See Drag, n., 6, and Drag sail, under Drag, n.
Droil (n.) A drudge.
Droil (n.) Mean labor; toil.
Droit (n.) A right; law in its aspect of the foundation of rights; also, in old law, the writ of right.
Droitzschka (n.) See Drosky.
Droll (n.) One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
Droll (n.) Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
Droller (n.) A jester; a droll.
Drollery (n.) The quality of being droll; sportive tricks; buffoonery; droll stories; comical gestures or manners.
Drollery (n.) Something which serves to raise mirth
Drollery (n.) A puppet show; also, a puppet.
Drollery (n.) A lively or comic picture.
Drollist (n.) A droll.
Dromatherium (n.) A small extinct triassic mammal from North Carolina, the earliest yet found in America.
Drome (n.) The crab plover (Dromas ardeola), a peculiar North African bird, allied to the oyster catcher.
Dromedary (n.) The Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), having one hump or protuberance on the back, in distinction from the Bactrian camel, which has two humps.
Drone (n.) To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
Drone (n.) To love in idleness; to do nothing.
Dronepipe (n.) One of the low-toned tubes of a bagpipe.
Drongo (n.) A passerine bird of the family Dicruridae. They are usually black with a deeply forked tail. They are natives of Asia, Africa, and Australia; -- called also drongo shrikes.
Dronte (n.) The dodo.
Droop (n.) A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.
Drooper (n.) One who, or that which, droops.
Drop (n.) The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the smallest easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as, a drop of water.
Drop (n.) That which resembles, or that which hangs like, a liquid drop; as a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, a sugarplum (sometimes medicated), or a kind of shot or slug.
Drop (n.) Same as Gutta.
Drop (n.) Any small pendent ornament.
Drop (n.) Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
Drop (n.) A door or platform opening downward; a trap door; that part of the gallows on which a culprit stands when he is to be hanged; hence, the gallows itself.
Drop (n.) A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
Drop (n.) A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
Drop (n.) A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.
Drop (n.) A drop press or drop hammer.
Drop (n.) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
Drop (n.) Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
Drop (n.) The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only.
Drop (n.) Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
Drop (n.) To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
Drop (n.) To cause to fall in one portion, or by one motion, like a drop; to let fall; as, to drop a
Drop (n.) To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
Drop (n.) To bestow or communicate by a suggestion; to let fall in an indirect, cautious, or gentle manner; as, to drop hint, a word of counsel, etc.
Drop (n.) To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
Drop (n.) To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a
Drop (n.) To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
Drop (n.) To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
Droplet (n.) A little drop; a tear.
Droplight (n.) An apparatus for bringing artificial light down from a chandelier nearer to a table or desk; a pendant.
Dropper (n.) One who, or that which, drops. Specif.: (Fishing) A fly that drops from the leaden above the bob or end fly.
Dropper (n.) A dropping tube.
Dropper (n.) A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.
Dropper (n.) A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game, -- formerly a common, and still an occasional, habit of the setter.
Dropping (n.) The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.
Dropping (n.) That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals.
Dropsicalness (n.) State of being dropsical.
Dropsy (n.) An unnatural collection of serous fluid in any serous cavity of the body, or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue.
Dropworm (n.) The larva of any geometrid moth, which drops from trees by means of a thread of silk, as the cankerworm.
Dropwort (n.) An Old World species of Spiraea (S. filipendula), with finely cut leaves.
Drosera (n.) A genus of low perennial or biennial plants, the leaves of which are beset with gland-tipped bristles. See Sundew.
Drosky (n.) A low, four-wheeled, open carriage, used in Russia, consisting of a kind of long, narrow bench, on which the passengers ride as on a saddle, with their feet reaching nearly to the ground. Other kinds of vehicles are now so called, esp. a kind of victoria drawn by one or two horses, and used as a public carriage in German cities.
Drosometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the quantity of dew on the surface of a body in the open air. It consists of a balance, having a plate at one end to receive the dew, and at the other a weight protected from the deposit of dew.
Dross (n.) The scum or refuse matter which is thrown off, or falls from, metals in smelting the ore, or in the process of melting; recrement.
Dross (n.) Rust of metals.
Dross (n.) Waste matter; any worthless matter separated from the better part; leavings; dregs; refuse.
Drossel (n.) A slut; a hussy; a drazel.
Drotchel (n.) See Drossel.
Drought (n.) Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.
Drought (n.) Thirst; want of drink.
Drought (n.) Scarcity; lack.
Droughtiness (n.) A state of dryness of the weather; want of rain.
Drouth (n.) Same as Drought.
Drove (n.) A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body.
Drove (n.) Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove.
Drove (n.) A crowd of people in motion.
Drove (n.) A road for driving cattle; a driftway.
Drove (n.) A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land.
Drove (n.) A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; -- called also drove chisel.
Drove (n.) The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; -- called also drove work.
Drover (n.) One who drives cattle or sheep to market; one who makes it his business to purchase cattle, and drive them to market.
Drover (n.) A boat driven by the tide.
Drownage (n.) The act of drowning.
Drowner (n.) One who, or that which, drowns.
Drowse (n.) A slight or imperfect sleep; a doze.
Drowsihead (n.) Drowsiness.
Drowsihed (n.) Drowsihead.
Drowsiness (n.) State of being drowsy.
Drowth (n.) See Drought.
Drub (n.) A blow with a cudgel; a thump.
Drubber (n.) One who drubs.
Drudge (n.) One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant.
Drudger (n.) One who drudges; a drudge.
Drudger (n.) A dredging box.
Drudgery (n.) The act of drudging; disagreeable and wearisome labor; ignoble or slavish toil.
Druery (n.) Courtship; gallantry; love; an object of love.
Drug (n.) A drudge (?).
Drug (n.) Any animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the composition of medicines; any stuff used in dyeing or in chemical operations.
Drug (n.) Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand.
Drugger (n.) A druggist.
Drugget (n.) A coarse woolen cloth dyed of one color or printed on one side; generally used as a covering for carpets.
Drugget (n.) By extension, any material used for the same purpose.
Druggist (n.) One who deals in drugs; especially, one who buys and sells drugs without compounding them; also, a pharmaceutist or apothecary.
Drugster (n.) A druggist.
Druid (n.) One of an order of priests which in ancient times existed among certain branches of the Celtic race, especially among the Gauls and Britons.
Druid (n.) A member of a social and benevolent order, founded in London in 1781, and professedly based on the traditions of the ancient Druids. Lodges or groves of the society are established in other countries.
Druidess (n.) A female Druid; a prophetess.
Druidism (n.) The system of religion, philosophy, and instruction, received and taught by the Druids; the rites and ceremonies of the Druids.
Drum (n.) An instrument of percussion, consisting either of a hollow cylinder, over each end of which is stretched a piece of skin or vellum, to be beaten with a stick; or of a metallic hemisphere (kettledrum) with a single piece of skin to be so beaten; the common instrument for marking time in martial music; one of the pair of tympani in an orchestra, or cavalry band.
Drum (n.) Anything resembling a drum in form
Drum (n.) A sheet iron radiator, often in the shape of a drum, for warming an apartment by means of heat received from a stovepipe, or a cylindrical receiver for steam, etc.
Drum (n.) A small cylindrical box in which figs, etc., are packed.
Drum (n.) The tympanum of the ear; -- often, but incorrectly, applied to the tympanic membrane.
Drum (n.) One of the cylindrical, or nearly cylindrical, blocks, of which the shaft of a column is composed; also, a vertical wall, whether circular or polygonal in plan, carrying a cupola or dome.
Drum (n.) A cylinder on a revolving shaft, generally for the purpose of driving several pulleys, by means of belts or straps passing around its periphery; also, the barrel of a hoisting machine, on which the rope or chain is wound.
Drum (n.) See Drumfish.
Drum (n.) A noisy, tumultuous assembly of fashionable people at a private house; a rout.
Drum (n.) A tea party; a kettledrum.
Drumbeat (n.) The sound of a beaten drum; drum music.
Drumfish (n.) Any fish of the family Sciaenidae, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also drum.
Drumhead (n.) The parchment or skin stretched over one end of a drum.
Drumhead (n.) The top of a capstan which is pierced with sockets for levers used in turning it. See Illust. of Capstan.
Drumlin (n.) A hill of compact, unstratified, glacial drift or till, usually elongate or oval, with the larger axis parallel to the former local glacial motion.
Drummer (n.) One whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching.
Drummer (n.) One who solicits custom; a commercial traveler.
Drummer (n.) A fish that makes a sound when caught
Drummer (n.) The squeteague.
Drummer (n.) A California sculpin.
Drummer (n.) A large West Indian cockroach (Blatta gigantea) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call.
Drumming (n.) The act of beating upon, or as if upon, a drum; also, the noise which the male of the ruffed grouse makes in spring, by beating his wings upon his sides.
Drumstick (n.) A stick with which a drum is beaten.
Drumstick (n.) Anything resembling a drumstick in form, as the tibiotarsus, or second joint, of the leg of a fowl.
Drunk (n.) A drunken condition; a spree.
Drunkard (n.) One who habitually drinks strong liquors immoderately; one whose habit it is to get drunk; a toper; a sot.
Drunkenhead (n.) Drunkenness.
Drunkenness (n.) The state of being drunken with, or as with, alcoholic liquor; intoxication; inebriety; -- used of the casual state or the habit.
Drunkenness (n.) Disorder of the faculties, resembling intoxication by liquors; inflammation; frenzy; rage.
Drunkenship (n.) Alt. of Drunkship
Drunkship (n.) The state of being drunk; drunkenness.
Drupe (n.) A fruit consisting of pulpy, coriaceous, or fibrous exocarp, without valves, containing a nut or stone with a kernel. The exocarp is succulent in the plum, cherry, apricot, peach, etc.; dry and subcoriaceous in the almond; and fibrous in the cocoanut.
Drupel (n.) Alt. of Drupelet
Drupelet (n.) A small drupe, as one of the pulpy grains of the blackberry.
Druse (n.) A cavity in a rock, having its interior surface studded with crystals and sometimes filled with water; a geode.
Druse (n.) One of a people and religious sect dwelling chiefly in the Lebanon mountains of Syria.
Dryad (n.) A wood nymph; a nymph whose life was bound up with that of her tree.
Dryandra (n.) A genus of shrubs growing in Australia, having beautiful, hard, dry, evergreen leaves.
Dryas (n.) A dryad.
Dryer (n.) See Drier.
Dryfoot (n.) The scent of the game, as far as it can be traced.
Dryness (n.) The state of being dry. See Dry.
Dryobalanops (n.) The genus to which belongs the single species D. Camphora, a lofty resinous tree of Borneo and Sumatra, yielding Borneo camphor and camphor oil.
Drysalter (n.) A dealer in salted or dried meats, pickles, sauces, etc., and in the materials used in pickling, salting, and preserving various kinds of food Hence drysalters usually sell a number of sa
Drysaltery (n.) The articles kept by a drysalter; also, the business of a drysalter.
Dryth (n.) Alt. of Drith
Drith (n.) Drought.
Duad (n.) A union of two; duality.
Dualin (n.) An explosive substance consisting essentially of sawdust or wood pulp, saturated with nitroglycerin and other similar nitro compounds. It is inferior to dynamite, and is more liable to explosion.
Dualism (n.) State of being dual or twofold; a twofold division; any system which is founded on a double principle, or a twofold distinction
Dualism (n.) A view of man as constituted of two original and independent elements, as matter and spirit.
Dualism (n.) A system which accepts two gods, or two original principles, one good and the other evil.
Dualism (n.) The doctrine that all mankind are divided by the arbitrary decree of God, and in his eternal foreknowledge, into two classes, the elect and the reprobate.
Dualism (n.) The theory that each cerebral hemisphere acts independently of the other.
Dualist (n.) One who believes in dualism; a ditheist.
Dualist (n.) One who administers two offices.
Duality (n.) The quality or condition of being two or twofold; dual character or usage.
Duan (n.) A division of a poem corresponding to a canto; a poem or song.
Duarchy (n.) Government by two persons.
Dub (n.) A blow.
Dub (n.) A pool or puddle.
Dubb (n.) The Syrian bear. See under Bear.
Dubber (n.) One who, or that which, dubs.
Dubber (n.) A globular vessel or bottle of leather, used in India to hold ghee, oil, etc.
Dubbing (n.) The act of dubbing, as a knight, etc.
Dubbing (n.) The act of rubbing, smoothing, or dressing; a dressing off smooth with an adz.
Dubbing (n.) A dressing of flour and water used by weavers; a mixture of oil and tallow for dressing leather; daubing.
Dubbing (n.) The body substance of an angler's fly.
Dubiety (n.) Doubtfulness; uncertainty; doubt.
Dubiosity (n.) The state of being doubtful; a doubtful statement or thing.
Dubiousness (n.) State of being dubious.
Dubitancy (n.) Doubt; uncertainty.
Dubitation (n.) Act of doubting; doubt.
Duboisia (n.) Same as Duboisine.
Duboisine (n.) An alkaloid obtained from the leaves of an Australian tree (Duboisia myoporoides), and regarded as identical with hyoscyamine. It produces dilation of the pupil of the eye.
Ducat (n.) A coin, either of gold or silver, of several countries in Europe; originally, one struck in the dominions of a duke.
Ducatoon (n.) A silver coin of several countries of Europe, and of different values.
Duchess (n.) The wife or widow of a duke; also, a lady who has the sovereignty of a duchy in her own right.
Duchy (n.) The territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom.
Duck (n.) A pet; a darling.
Duck (n.) A
Duck (n.) The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.
Duckbill (n.) See Duck mole, under Duck, n.
Ducker (n.) One who, or that which, ducks; a plunger; a diver.
Ducker (n.) A cringing, servile person; a fawner.
Duckling (n.) A young or little duck.
Duckmeat (n.) Alt. of Duck's-meat
Duck's-meat (n.) Duckweed.
Duck's-foot (n.) The May apple (Podophyllum peltatum).
Duckweed (n.) A genus (Lemna) of small plants, seen floating in great quantity on the surface of stagnant pools fresh water, and supposed to furnish food for ducks; -- called also duckmeat.
Duct (n.) Any tube or canal by which a fluid or other substance is conducted or conveyed.
Duct (n.) One of the vessels of an animal body by which the products of glandular secretion are conveyed to their destination.
Duct (n.) A large, elongated cell, either round or prismatic, usually found associated with woody fiber.
Duct (n.) Guidance; direction.
Ductilimeter (n.) An instrument for accurately determining the ductility of metals.
Ductility (n.) The property of a metal which allows it to be drawn into wires or filaments.
Ductility (n.) Tractableness; pliableness.
Duction (n.) Guidance.
Ductor (n.) One who leads.
Ductor (n.) A contrivance for removing superfluous ink or coloring matter from a roller. See Doctor, 4.
Ducture (n.) Guidance.
Dudder (n.) A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap and flashy goods pretended to be smuggled; a duffer.
Duddery (n.) A place where rags are bought and kept for sale.
Dude (n.) A kind of dandy; especially, one characterized by an ultrafashionable style of dress and other affectations.
Dudeen (n.) A short tobacco pipe.
Dudgeon (n.) The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were made.
Dudgeon (n.) The haft of a dagger.
Dudgeon (n.) A dudgeon-hafted dagger; a dagger.
Dudgeon (n.) Resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure.
Due (n.) That which is owed; debt; that which one contracts to pay, or do, to or for another; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done; a fee; a toll.
Due (n.) Right; just title or claim.
Duebill (n.) A brief written acknowledgment of a debt, not made payable to order, like a promissory note.
Duel (n.) A combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons, by agreement. It usually arises from an injury done or an affront given by one to the other.
Dueler (n.) One who engages in a duel.
Dueling (n.) The act or practice of fighting in single combat. Also adj.
Duelist (n.) One who fights in single combat.
Duelo (n.) A duel; also, the rules of dueling.
Due?a (n.) See Do?a.
Dueness (n.) Quality of being due; debt; what is due or becoming.
Duenna (n.) The chief lady in waiting on the queen of Spain.
Duenna (n.) An elderly lady holding a station between a governess and companion, and appointed to have charge over the younger ladies in a Spanish or a Portuguese family.
Duenna (n.) Any old woman who is employed to guard a younger one; a governess.
Duet (n.) A composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental.
Duettino (n.) A duet of short extent and concise form.
Duetto (n.) See Duet.
Duff (n.) Dough or paste.
Duff (n.) A stiff flour pudding, boiled in a bag; -- a term used especially by seamen; as, plum duff.
Duffel (n.) A kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze.
Duffer (n.) A peddler or hawker, especially of cheap, flashy articles, as sham jewelry; hence, a sham or cheat.
Duffer (n.) A stupid, awkward, inefficient person.
Duffle (n.) See Duffel.
Dufrenite (n.) A mineral of a blackish green color, commonly massive or in nodules. It is a hydrous phosphate of iron.
Dug (n.) A teat, pap, or nipple; -- formerly that of a human mother, now that of a cow or other beast.
Dugong (n.) An aquatic herbivorous mammal (Halicore dugong), of the order Sirenia, allied to the manatee, but with a bilobed tail. It inhabits the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, East Indies, and Australia.
Dugout (n.) A canoe or boat dug out from a large log.
Dugout (n.) A place dug out.
Dugout (n.) A house made partly in a hillside or slighter elevation.
Dugway (n.) A way or road dug through a hill, or sunk below the surface of the land.
Duke (n.) A leader; a chief; a prince.
Duke (n.) In England, one of the highest order of nobility after princes and princesses of the royal blood and the four archbishops of England and Ireland.
Duke (n.) In some European countries, a sovereign prince, without the title of king.
Dukedom (n.) The territory of a duke.
Dukedom (n.) The title or dignity of a duke.
Dukeling (n.) A little or insignificant duke.
Dukeship (n.) The quality or condition of being a duke; also, the personality of a duke.
Dulcamara (n.) A plant (Solanum Dulcamara). See Bittersweet, n., 3 (a).
Dulcamarin (n.) A glucoside extracted from the bittersweet (Solanum Dulcamara), as a yellow amorphous substance. It probably occasions the compound taste. See Bittersweet, 3(a).
Dulceness (n.) Sweetness.
Dulciana (n.) A sweet-toned stop of an organ.
Dulcification (n.) The act of dulcifying or sweetening.
Dulciloquy (n.) A soft manner of speaking.
Dulcimer (n.) An instrument, having stretched metallic wires which are beaten with two light hammers held in the hands of the performer.
Dulcimer (n.) An ancient musical instrument in use among the Jews. Dan. iii. 5. It is supposed to be the same with the psaltery.
Dulcinea (n.) A mistress; a sweetheart.
Dulciness (n.) See Dulceness.
Dulcite (n.) A white, sugarlike substance, C6H8.(OH)2, occurring naturally in a manna from Madagascar, and in certain plants, and produced artificially by the reduction of galactose and lactose or milk sugar.
Dulcino (n.) See Dolcino.
Dulcitude (n.) Sweetness.
Dulcoration (n.) The act of sweetening.
Duledge (n.) One of the dowels joining the ends of the fellies which form the circle of the wheel of a gun carriage.
Dulia (n.) An inferior kind of veneration or worship, given to the angels and saints as the servants of God.
Dullard (n.) A stupid person; a dunce.
Duller (n.) One who, or that which, dulls.
Dullhead (n.) A blockhead; a dolt.
Dullness (n.) The state of being dull; slowness; stupidity; heaviness; drowsiness; bluntness; obtuseness; dimness; want of luster; want of vividness, or of brightness.
Dulocracy (n.) See Doulocracy.
Dulse (n.) A seaweed of a reddish brown color, which is sometimes eaten, as in Scotland. The true dulse is Sarcophyllis edulis; the common is Rhodymenia. [Written also dillisk.]
Dulwilly (n.) The ring plover.
Dumb-bell (n.) A weight, consisting of two spheres or spheroids, connected by a short bar for a handle; used (often in pairs) for gymnastic exercise.
Dumbledor (n.) A bumblebee; also, a cockchafer.
Dumbness (n.) The quality or state of being dumb; muteness; silence; inability to speak.
Dumb-waiter (n.) A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves.
Dummador (n.) A dumbledor.
Dummerer (n.) One who feigns dumbness.
Dummy (n.) One who is dumb.
Dummy (n.) A sham package in a shop, or one which does not contain what its exterior indicates.
Dummy (n.) An imitation or copy of something, to be used as a substitute; a model; a lay figure; as, a figure on which clothing is exhibited in shop windows; a blank paper copy used to show the size of the future book, etc.
Dummy (n.) One who plays a merely nominal part in any action; a sham character.
Dummy (n.) A thick-witted person; a dolt.
Dummy (n.) A locomotive with condensing engines, and, hence, without the noise of escaping steam; also, a dummy car.
Dummy (n.) The fourth or exposed hand when three persons play at a four-handed game of cards.
Dummy (n.) A floating barge connected with a pier.
Dump (n.) A thick, ill-shapen piece; a clumsy leaden counter used by boys in playing chuck farthing.
Dump (n.) A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
Dump (n.) A ground or place for dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
Dump (n.) That which is dumped.
Dump (n.) A pile of ore or rock.
Dumpage (n.) The act of dumping loads from carts, especially loads of refuse matter; also, a heap of dumped matter.
Dumpage (n.) A fee paid for the privilege of dumping loads.
Dumpiness (n.) The state of being dumpy.
Dumpling (n.) A roundish mass of dough boiled in soup, or as a sort of pudding; often, a cover of paste inclosing an apple or other fruit, and boiled or baked; as, an apple dumpling.
Dun (n.) A mound or small hill.
Dun (n.) One who duns; a dunner.
Dun (n.) An urgent request or demand of payment; as, he sent his debtor a dun.
Dunbird (n.) The pochard; -- called also dunair, and dunker, or dun-curre.
Dunbird (n.) An American duck; the ruddy duck.
Dunce (n.) One backward in book learning; a child or other person dull or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.
Duncedom (n.) The realm or domain of dunces.
Duncery (n.) Dullness; stupidity.
Dunder (n.) The lees or dregs of cane juice, used in the distillation of rum.
Dunderhead (n.) A dunce; a numskull; a blockhead.
Dunderpate (n.) See Dunderhead.
Dune (n.) A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but often carried far inland by the prevailing winds.
Dunfish (n.) Codfish cured in a particular manner, so as to be of a superior quality.
Dung (n.) The excrement of an animal.
Dungaree (n.) A coarse kind of unbleached cotton stuff.
Dungeon (n.) A close, dark prison, common/, under ground, as if the lower apartments of the donjon or keep of a castle, these being used as prisons.
Dungfork (n.) A fork for tossing dung.
Dunghill (n.) A heap of dung.
Dunghill (n.) Any mean situation or condition; a vile abode.
Dungmeer (n.) A pit where dung and weeds rot for manure.
Dungyard (n.) A yard where dung is collected.
Dunker (n.) One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers; -- called also Tunkers, Dunkards, Dippers, and, by themselves, Brethren, and German Baptists.
Dunlin (n.) A species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); -- called also churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper. It is found both in Europe and America.
Dunnage (n.) Fagots, boughs, or loose materials of any kind, laid on the bottom of the hold for the cargo to rest upon to prevent injury by water, or stowed among casks and other cargo to prevent their motion.
Dunner (n.) One employed in soliciting the payment of debts.
Dunt (n.) A blow.
Dunter (n.) A porpoise.
Duo (n.) A composition for two performers; a duet.
Duodecahedral (n.) Alt. of Duodecahedron
Duodecahedron (n.) See Dodecahedral, and Dodecahedron.
Duodecimal (n.) A twelfth part; as, the duodecimals of an inch.
Duodecimal (n.) A system of numbers, whose denominations rise in a scale of twelves, as of feet and inches. The system is used chiefly by artificers in computing the superficial and solid contents of their work.
Duodecimo (n.) A book consisting of sheets each of which is folded into twelve leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of a book; -- usually written 12mo or 12!.
Duodenum (n.) The part of the small intestines between the stomach and the jejunum. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus, under Digestive.
Duomo (n.) A cathedral. See Dome, 2.
Dupe (n.) One who has been deceived or who is easily deceived; a gull; as, the dupe of a schemer.
Dupe (n.) To deceive; to trick; to mislead by imposing on one's credulity; to gull; as, dupe one by flattery.
Duper (n.) One who dupes another.
Dupery (n.) The act or practice of duping.
Dupion (n.) A double cocoon, made by two silkworms.
Duplicate (n.) That which exactly resembles or corresponds to something else; another, correspondent to the first; hence, a copy; a transcript; a counterpart.
Duplicate (n.) An original instrument repeated; a document which is the same as another in all essential particulars, and differing from a mere copy in having all the validity of an original.
Duplication (n.) The act of duplicating, or the state of being duplicated; a doubling; a folding over; a fold.
Duplication (n.) The act or process of dividing by natural growth or spontaneous action; as, the duplication of cartilage cells.
Duplicature (n.) A doubling; a fold, as of a membrane.
Duplicity (n.) Doubleness; a twofold state.
Duplicity (n.) Doubleness of heart or speech; insincerity; a sustained form of deception which consists in entertaining or pretending to entertain one of feelings, and acting as if influenced by another; bad faith.
Duplicity (n.) The use of two or more distinct allegations or answers, where one is sufficient.
Duplicity (n.) In indictments, the union of two incompatible offenses.
Dupper (n.) See 2d Dubber.
Dura (n.) Short form for Dura mater.
Durability (n.) The state or quality of being durable; the power of uninterrupted or long continuance in any condition; the power of resisting agents or influences which tend to cause changes, decay, or dissolution; lastingness.
Durableness (n.) Power of lasting, enduring, or resisting; durability.
Duramen (n.) The heartwood of an exogenous tree.
Durance (n.) Continuance; duration. See Endurance.
Durance (n.) Imprisonment; restraint of the person; custody by a jailer; duress. Shak.
Durance (n.) A stout cloth stuff, formerly made in imitation of buff leather and used for garments; a sort of tammy or everlasting.
Durance (n.) In modern manufacture, a worsted of one color used for window blinds and similar purposes.
Durancy (n.) Duration.
Durant (n.) See Durance, 3.
Duration (n.) The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists.
Durbar (n.) An audience hall; the court of a native prince; a state levee; a formal reception of native princes, given by the governor general of India.
Durene (n.) A colorless, crystal
Duress (n.) Hardship; constraint; pressure; imprisonment; restraint of liberty.
Duress (n.) The state of compulsion or necessity in which a person is influenced, whether by the unlawful restrain of his liberty or by actual or threatened physical violence, to incur a civil liability or to commit an offense.
Duressor (n.) One who subjects another to duress
Durga (n.) Same as Doorga.
Durham (n.) One or a breed of short-horned cattle, originating in the county of Durham, England. The Durham cattle are noted for their beef-producing quality.
Durian (n.) Alt. of Durion
Durion (n.) The fruit of the durio. It is oval or globular, and eight or ten inches long. It has a hard prickly rind, containing a soft, cream-colored pulp, of a most delicious flavor and a very offensive odor. The seeds are roasted and eaten like chestnuts.
Durio (n.) A fruit tree (D. zibethinus, the only species known) of the Indian Archipelago. It bears the durian.
Durity (n.) Hardness; firmness.
Durity (n.) Harshness; cruelty.
Durometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of hardness; especially, an instrument for testing the relative hardness of steel rails and the like.
Durra (n.) A kind of millet, cultivated throughout Asia, and introduced into the south of Europe; a variety of Sorghum vulgare; -- called also Indian millet, and Guinea corn.
Durukuli (n.) A small, nocturnal, South American monkey (Nyctipthecus trivirgatus).
Duse (n.) A demon or spirit. See Deuce.
Dusk (n.) Imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening.
Dusk (n.) A darkish color.
Duskiness (n.) The state of being dusky.
Duskness (n.) Duskiness.
Dust (n.) Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled too minute portions; fine powder; as, clouds of dust; bone dust.
Dust (n.) A single particle of earth or other matter.
Dust (n.) The earth, as the resting place of the dead.
Dust (n.) The earthy remains of bodies once alive; the remains of the human body.
Dust (n.) Figuratively, a worthless thing.
Dust (n.) Figuratively, a low or mean condition.
Dust (n.) Gold dust
Dust (n.) Coined money; cash.
Dustbrush (n.) A brush of feathers, bristles, or hair, for removing dust from furniture.
Duster (n.) One who, or that which, dusts; a utensil that frees from dust.
Duster (n.) A revolving wire-cloth cylinder which removes the dust from rags, etc.
Duster (n.) A blowing machine for separating the flour from the bran.
Duster (n.) A light over-garment, worn in traveling to protect the clothing from dust.
Dustiness (n.) The state of being dusty.
Dustpan (n.) A shovel-like utensil for conveying away dust brushed from the floor.
Dust-point (n.) An old rural game.
Dutch (n.) The people of Holland; Dutchmen.
Dutch (n.) The language spoken in Holland.
Dutchman (n.) A native, or one of the people, of Holland.
Duty (n.) That which is due; payment.
Duty (n.) That which a person is bound by moral obligation to do, or refrain from doing; that which one ought to do; service morally obligatory.
Duty (n.) Hence, any assigned service or business; as, the duties of a policeman, or a soldier; to be on duty.
Duty (n.) Specifically, obedience or submission due to parents and superiors.
Duty (n.) Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.
Duty (n.) The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs., England, or 100 lbs., United States).
Duty (n.) Tax, toll, impost, or customs; excise; any sum of money required by government to be paid on the importation, exportation, or consumption of goods.
Duumvir (n.) One of two Roman officers or magistrates united in the same public functions.
Duumvirate (n.) The union of two men in the same office; or the office, dignity, or government of two men thus associated, as in ancient Rome.
Dux (n.) The scholastic name for the theme or subject of a fugue, the answer being called the comes, or companion.
Duykerbok (n.) A small South African antelope (Cephalous mergens); -- called also impoon, and deloo.
Duyoung (n.) See Dugong.
Dvergr (n.) A dwarf supposed to dwell in rocks and hills and to be skillful in working metals.
Dwang (n.) A piece of wood set between two studs, posts, etc., to stiffen and support them.
Dwang (n.) A kind of crowbar.
Dwang (n.) A large wrench.
Dwarf (n.) An animal or plant which is much below the ordinary size of its species or kind; especially, a diminutive human being.
Dwarfling (n.) A diminutive dwarf.
Dweller (n.) An inhabitant; a resident; as, a cave dweller.
Dwelling (n.) Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
Dwindle (n.) The process of dwindling; dwindlement; dec
Dwindlement (n.) The act or process of dwindling; a dwindling.
Dyad (n.) Two units treated as one; a couple; a pair.
Dyad (n.) An element, atom, or radical having a valence or combining power of two.
Dyas (n.) A name applied in Germany to the Permian formation, there consisting of two principal groups.
Dye (n.) Color produced by dyeing.
Dye (n.) Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.
Dye (n.) Same as Die, a lot.
Dyehouse (n.) A building in which dyeing is carried on.
Dyeing (n.) The process or art of fixing coloring matters permanently and uniformly in the fibers of wool, cotton, etc.
Dyer (n.) One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like.
Dyestuff (n.) A material used for dyeing.
Dyewood (n.) Any wood from which coloring matter is extracted for dyeing.
Dying (n.) The act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life.
Dyingness (n.) The state of dying or the stimulation of such a state; extreme languor; languishment.
Dyke (n.) See Dike. The spelling dyke is restricted by some to the geological meaning.
Dynactinometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the intensity of the photogenic (light-producing) rays, and computing the power of object glasses.
Dynam (n.) A unit of measure for dynamical effect or work; a foot pound. See Foot pound.
Dynameter (n.) A dynamometer.
Dynameter (n.) An instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes, consisting usually of a doubleimage micrometer applied to the eye end of a telescope for measuring accurately the diameter of the image of the object glass there formed; which measurement, compared with the actual diameter of the glass, gives the magnifying power.
Dynamics (n.) That branch of mechanics which treats of the motion of bodies (kinematics) and the action of forces in producing or changing their motion (kinetics). Dynamics is held by some recent writers to include statics and not kinematics.
Dynamics (n.) The moving moral, as well as physical, forces of any kind, or the laws which relate to them.
Dynamics (n.) That department of musical science which relates to, or treats of, the power of tones.
Dynamism (n.) The doctrine of Leibnitz, that all substance involves force.
Dynamist (n.) One who accounts for material phenomena by a theory of dynamics.
Dynamitard (n.) A political dynamiter. [A form found in some newspapers.]
Dynamite (n.) An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition.
Dynamiter (n.) One who uses dynamite; esp., one who uses it for the destruction of life and property.
Dynamiting (n.) Destroying by dynamite, for political ends.
Dynamitism (n.) The work of dynamiters.
Dynamo (n.) A dynamo-electric machine.
Dynamograph (n.) A dynamometer to which is attached a device for automatically registering muscular power.
Dynamometer (n.) An apparatus for measuring force or power; especially, muscular effort of men or animals, or the power developed by a motor, or that required to operate machinery.
Dynamometry (n.) The art or process of measuring forces doing work.
Dynast (n.) A ruler; a governor; a prince.
Dynast (n.) A dynasty; a government.
Dynasta (n.) A tyrant.
Dynastidan (n.) One of a group of gigantic, horned beetles, including Dynastus Neptunus, and the Hercules beetle (D. Hercules) of tropical America, which grow to be six inches in length.
Dynasty (n.) Sovereignty; lordship; dominion.
Dynasty (n.) A race or succession of kings, of the same
Dyne (n.) The unit of force, in the C. G. S. (Centimeter Gram Second) system of physical units; that is, the force which, acting on a gram for a second, generates a velocity of a centimeter per second.
Dysaesthesia (n.) Impairment of any of the senses, esp. of touch.
Dyscrasia (n.) An ill habit or state of the constitution; -- formerly regarded as dependent on a morbid condition of the blood and humors.
Dyscrasite (n.) A mineral consisting of antimony and silver.
Dyscrasy (n.) Dycrasia.
Dysentery (n.) A disease attended with inflammation and ulceration of the colon and rectum, and characterized by griping pains, constant desire to evacuate the bowels, and the discharge of mucus and blood.
Dysgenesis (n.) A condition of not generating or breeding freely; infertility; a form homogenesis in which the hybrids are sterile among themselves, but are fertile with members of either parent race.
Dysluite (n.) A variety of the zinc spinel or gahnite.
Dyslysin (n.) A resinous substance formed in the decomposition of cholic acid of bile; -- so called because it is difficult to solve.
Dysmenorrhea (n.) Difficult and painful menstruation.
Dysnomy (n.) Bad legislation; the enactment of bad laws.
Dysodile (n.) An impure earthy or coaly bitumen, which emits a highly fetid odor when burning.
Dyspeptic (n.) A person afflicted with dyspepsia.
Dyspeptone (n.) An insoluble albuminous body formed from casein and other proteid substances by the action of gastric juice.
Dysphagia (n.) Alt. of Dysphagy
Dysphagy (n.) Difficulty in swallowing.
Dysphonia (n.) Alt. of Dysphony
Dysphony (n.) A difficulty in producing vocal sounds; enfeebled or depraved voice.
Dysphoria (n.) Impatience under affliction; morbid restlessness; dissatisfaction; the fidgets.
Dyspnoea (n.) Difficulty of breathing.
Dysteleology (n.) The doctrine of purposelessness; a term applied by Haeckel to that branch of physiology which treats of rudimentary organs, in view of their being useless to the life of the organism.
Dystocia (n.) Difficult delivery pr parturition.
Dysuria (n.) Alt. of Dysury
Dysury (n.) Difficult or painful discharge of urine.
Dzeren (n.) Alt. of Dzeron
Dzeron (n.) The Chinese yellow antelope (Procapra gutturosa), a remarkably swift-footed animal, inhabiting the deserts of Central Asia, Thibet, and China.
Dziggetai (n.) The kiang, a wild horse or wild ass of Thibet (Asinus hemionus).
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".