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Doré
biographical name (Paul-) Gustave 1832-1883 French illustrator & painter
Dore, Monts
geographical name mountain group S central France in Auvergne Mountains — see sancy (Puy de)
Dorgeles
biographical name Roland 1886-1973 French novelist
Dorian
noun Etymology: Latin Dorius of Doris, from Greek dōrios, from Dōris, region of ancient Greece Date: 1662 a member of an ancient Hellenic race that completed the overthrow ...
Doric
I. adjective Date: 1569 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Dorians 2. belonging to the oldest and simplest Greek architectural order — see order illustration 3. ...
Doris
geographical name 1. ancient country central Greece between Oeta Mountains & Mt. Parnassus 2. ancient district SW Asia Minor on coast of Caria
dork
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of dick Date: 1967 slang nerd; also jerk 4a
dorkiness
noun see dorky
dorky
adjective (dorkier; -est) Date: circa 1970 slang foolishly stupid ; clueless • dorkiness noun
dorm
noun Date: 1900 dormitory
dormancy
noun Date: 1789 the quality or state of being dormant
dormant
adjective Etymology: Middle English, fixed, stationary, from Anglo-French, from present participle of dormir to sleep, from Latin dormire; akin to Sanskrit drāti he sleeps ...
dormer
noun Etymology: Middle French dormeor dormitory, from Latin dormitorium Date: 1592 a window set vertically in a structure projecting through a sloping roof; also the roofed ...
dormered
adjective see dormer
dormie
or dormy adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1847 being ahead by as many holes in golf as remain to be played in match play
dormitory
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin dormitorium, from dormire Date: 15th century 1. a room for sleeping; especially a large room containing numerous ...
dormouse
noun (plural dormice) Etymology: Middle English dormowse, perhaps from Anglo-French dormir + Middle English mous mouse Date: 15th century any of numerous small Old World ...
dormy
adjective see dormie
dornick
noun Etymology: probably from Irish dornóg Date: 1840 a stone small enough to throw; also a large piece of rock
Dornier
biographical name Claudius 1884-1969 German airplane builder
Dornoch
geographical name royal burgh N Scotland N of Inverness
doronicum
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Arabic darūnaj, a plant of this genus Date: 1753 any of a genus (Doronicum) of Eurasian perennial composite herbs including ...
dorp
noun Etymology: Dutch, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German dorf village — more at thorp Date: circa 1576 village
Dorpat
geographical name — see Tartu
Dorr
biographical name Thomas Wilson 1805-1854 American lawyer & politician
dors-
or dorsi- or dorso- combining form Etymology: Late Latin dors-, from Latin dorsum 1. back 2. dorsal and
dorsad
adverb Date: circa 1803 toward the back ; dorsally
dorsal
I. variant of dossal II. adjective Etymology: Late Latin dorsalis, from Latin dorsum back Date: 1727 1. relating to or situated near or on the back especially of an animal ...
dorsal lip
noun Date: 1924 the margin of the fold of blastula wall that delineates the dorsal limit of the blastopore, constitutes the primary organizer, and forms the point of origin of ...
dorsal root
noun Date: 1922 the one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and consists of sensory fibers
dorsally
adverb see dorsal II
Dorset
I. noun Date: 1891 any of a breed of domestic white-faced sheep originally developed in Dorset, England II. biographical name 1st Earl of — see Thomas Sackville III. ...
Dorsetshire
geographical name see Dorset III
dorsi-
combining form see dors-
dorsiventral
adjective Date: circa 1882 1. having distinct dorsal and ventral surfaces 2. dorsoventral 1 • dorsiventrality noun • dorsiventrally adverb
dorsiventrality
noun see dorsiventral
dorsiventrally
adverb see dorsiventral
dorso-
combining form see dors-
dorsolateral
adjective Date: 1835 of, relating to, or involving both the back and the sides
dorsoventral
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1870 1. relating to, involving, or extending along the axis joining the dorsal and ventral sides 2. ...
dorsoventrality
noun see dorsoventral
dorsoventrally
adverb see dorsoventral
dorsum
noun (plural dorsa) Etymology: Latin Date: 1615 1. the upper surface of an appendage or part 2. back; especially the entire dorsal surface of an animal
Dortmund
geographical name city W Germany in the Ruhr population 601,007
dory
noun (plural dories) Etymology: Miskito dóri dugout Date: 1709 a flat-bottomed boat with high flaring sides, sharp bow, and deep V-shaped transom
dos
or do's plural of do II
DOS
abbreviation disk operating system
Dos Passos
biographical name John Roderigo 1896-1970 American writer
dosage
noun Date: circa 1867 1. a. the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose b. the presence and relative representation or strength of a ...
dose
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin dosis, from Greek, literally, act of giving, from didonai to give — more at date Date: 15th century 1. ...
dosimeter
noun Etymology: Late Latin dosis + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter Date: 1906 a device for measuring doses of radiations (as X rays) • dosimetric adjective • ...
dosimetric
adjective see dosimeter
dosimetry
noun see dosimeter
doss
I. intransitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1785 chiefly British to sleep or bed down in a convenient place — usually used with down II. noun Date: circa ...
doss-house
noun Date: 1888 chiefly British a cheap rooming house or hotel
dossal
or dorsal or dossel noun Etymology: Medieval Latin dossale, dorsale, from neuter of Late Latin dorsalis dorsal Date: 1851 an ornamental cloth hung behind and above an altar
dossel
noun see dossal
dossier
noun Etymology: French, bundle of documents labeled on the back, dossier, from dos back, from Latin dorsum Date: 1880 a file containing detailed records on a particular person ...
dost
archaic present second singular of do
Dostoevskian
adjective see Dostoyevsky
Dostoyevskian
adjective see Dostoyevsky
Dostoyevsky
biographical name Fyodor Mikhaylovich 1821-1881 Russian novelist • Dostoyevskian or Dostoevskian adjective
DOT
abbreviation Department of Transportation
dot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English *dot, from Old English dott head of a boil; akin to Old High German tutta nipple Date: 1674 1. a small spot ; speck 2. a small round mark: ...
dot matrix
noun Date: 1963 a pattern of dots in a grid from which alphanumeric characters can be formed
dot product
noun Etymology: 1dot; from its being commonly written A • B Date: 1901 scalar product
dot-com
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: from the use of .com in the URLs of such companies Date: 1994 a company that markets its products or services usually exclusively ...
dot-commer
noun Date: 1997 a person who owns or works for a dot-com
dotage
noun Etymology: Middle English, from doten to dote Date: 14th century a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness
dotal
adjective Etymology: Latin dotalis, from dot-, dos Date: 1513 of or relating to a woman's marriage dowry
dotard
noun Date: 14th century a person in his or her dotage
dote
intransitive verb (doted; doting) Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle Low German dotten to be foolish Date: 13th century 1. to exhibit mental decline of or like that of ...
doter
noun see dote
doth
archaic present third singular of do
Dothan
geographical name city SE Alabama population 57,737
dotingly
adverb see dote
dotted swiss
noun Date: 1886 a sheer light muslin ornamented with evenly spaced raised dots
dotter
noun see dot II
dotterel
noun Etymology: Middle English dotrelle, irregular from doten to dote Date: 15th century a Eurasian plover (Eudromias morinellus) formerly common in England; also any of ...
dottily
adverb see dotty I
dottiness
noun see dotty I
dottle
noun Etymology: Middle English dottel plug, from Middle English *dot Date: circa 1825 unburned and partially burned tobacco in the bowl of a pipe
dotty
I. adjective (dottier; -est) Etymology: alteration of Scots dottle fool, from Middle English dotel, from doten Date: 15th century 1. a. mentally unbalanced ; crazy b. ...
Dou
or Douw biographical name Gerrit or Gerard 1613-1675 Dutch painter
Douai
geographical name city N France S of Lille population 44,195
Douala
geographical name city & port SW Cameroon on Bight of Biafra population 810,000
Douay Version
noun Etymology: Douay, France Date: 1837 an English translation of the Vulgate used by Roman Catholics
double
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French duble, double, from Latin duplus (akin to Greek diploos), from duo two + -plus multiplied by; akin to Old English ...
double agent
noun Date: 1935 a spy pretending to serve one government while actually serving another
double bar
noun Date: 1662 two adjacent vertical lines or a heavy single line separating principal sections of a musical composition
double bass
noun Date: 1752 the largest and lowest-pitched of the stringed instruments tuned in fourths • double bassist noun
double bassist
noun see double bass
double bassoon
noun Date: circa 1876 contrabassoon
double bill
noun Date: 1917 a bill (as at a theater) offering two principal features
double bind
noun Date: 1956 a psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made; broadly dilemma ...
double bogey
noun Date: 1954 a golf score of two strokes over par on a hole • double-bogey transitive verb
double boiler
noun Date: 1872 a cooking utensil consisting of two saucepans fitting together so that the contents of the upper can be cooked or heated by boiling water in the lower
double bond
noun Date: 1889 a chemical bond in which two pairs of electrons are shared by two atoms in a molecule — compare single bond, triple bond
double check
noun Date: 1953 a careful checking to determine accuracy, condition, or progress especially of something already checked
double cross
noun Date: 1834 1. a. an act of winning or trying to win a fight or match after agreeing to lose it b. an act of betraying or cheating an associate 2. a cross between ...
double dagger
noun Date: 1706 the character ‡ used as a reference mark — called also diesis
double date
noun Date: circa 1931 a date participated in by two couples • double-date intransitive verb
double door
noun Date: 1840 an opening with two vertical doors that meet in the middle of the opening when closed — compare Dutch door
double dribble
noun Date: circa 1949 an illegal action in basketball made when a player dribbles the ball with two hands simultaneously or continues to dribble after allowing the ball to come ...
double Dutch
noun Date: 1876 1. unintelligible language 2. the jumping of two jump ropes rotating in opposite directions simultaneously
double eagle
noun Date: 1936 a golf score of three strokes less than par on a hole • double-eagle transitive verb
double entendre
noun (plural double entendres) Etymology: obsolete French, literally, double meaning Date: 1673 1. ambiguity of meaning arising from language that lends itself to more than ...
double entry
noun Date: 1741 a method of bookkeeping that recognizes both sides of a business transaction by debiting the amount of the transaction to one account and crediting it to ...
double fault
noun Date: circa 1909 two consecutive serving faults in tennis that result in the loss of a point • double-fault intransitive verb
double feature
noun Date: 1928 a movie program with two main films
double fertilization
noun Date: circa 1909 fertilization characteristic of seed plants in which one sperm nucleus fuses with the egg nucleus to form an embryo and another fuses with polar nuclei ...
double genitive
noun Date: 1824 a syntactic construction in English in which possession is marked both by the preposition of and a noun or pronoun in the possessive case (as in “A friend of ...
double glazing
noun Date: 1943 two layers of glass set in a window to reduce heat flow in either direction
Double Gloucester
noun Etymology: Gloucester, England Date: 1816 a firm mild orange-colored English cheese similar to cheddar
double helix
noun Date: 1954 a helix or spiral consisting of two strands in the surface of a cylinder that coil around its axis; especially the structural arrangement of DNA in space that ...
double hyphen
noun Date: 1893 a punctuation mark = used in place of a hyphen at the end of a line to indicate that the word so divided is normally hyphenated
double indemnity
noun Date: 1924 a provision in a life-insurance or accident policy whereby the company agrees to pay twice the face of the contract in case of accidental death
double jeopardy
noun Date: 1910 1. the putting of a person on trial for an offense for which he or she has previously been put on trial under a valid charge ; two adjudications for one ...
double knit
noun Date: 1895 a knitted fabric (as wool) made with a double set of needles to produce a double thickness of fabric with each thickness joined by interlocking stitches; also ...
double negative
noun Date: 1827 a now nonstandard syntactic construction containing two negatives and having a negative meaning
double play
noun Date: 1867 a play in baseball by which two players are put out
double pneumonia
noun Date: 1892 pneumonia affecting both lungs
double possessive
noun see double genitive
double prime
noun Date: 1904 the symbol ″ used to distinguish arbitrary characters (as a, a′, and a″), to indicate a specific unit (as inches), or to indicate the second derivative of ...
double reed
noun Date: circa 1876 two reeds bound together with a slight separation between them so that air passing through them causes them to beat against one another and that are used ...
double refraction
noun Date: 1831 birefringence
double salt
noun Date: circa 1849 a salt (as an alum) yielding on hydrolysis two different cations or anions
double standard
noun Date: 1894 1. bimetallism 2. a set of principles that applies differently and usually more rigorously to one group of people or circumstances than to another; especially ...
double star
noun Date: 1781 1. binary star 2. two stars in very nearly the same line of sight but actually physically separate
double sugar
noun Date: 1956 disaccharide
double take
noun Date: 1930 a delayed reaction to a surprising or significant situation after an initial failure to notice anything unusual — usually used in the phrase do a double take
Double Ten
noun Etymology: translation of Chinese (Beijing) shuāngshí; from its being the tenth day of the tenth month Date: 1940 October 10 observed by the Republic of China in ...
double time
noun Date: 1853 1. a marching cadence of 180 30-inch steps per minute 2. payment of a worker at twice the regular wage rate
double up
intransitive verb Date: 1789 to share accommodations designed for one
double vision
noun Date: circa 1860 diplopia
double whammy
noun Date: 1951 a combination of two usually adverse forces, circumstances, or effects
double-barrel
noun Date: 1811 a double-barreled gun
double-barreled
adjective Date: 1709 1. of a firearm having two barrels mounted side by side or one beneath the other 2. twofold; especially having a double purpose
double-blind
adjective Date: 1950 of, relating to, or being an experimental procedure in which neither the subjects nor the experimenters know the identity of the individuals in the test ...
double-bogey
transitive verb see double bogey
double-breasted
adjective Date: 1701 1. having one half of the front lapped over the other and usually a double row of buttons and a single row of buttonholes 2. having a double-breasted ...
double-check
verb Date: 1944 transitive verb to subject to a double check intransitive verb to make a double check
double-clutch
intransitive verb Date: 1928 to shift gears in an automotive vehicle by shifting into neutral and pumping the clutch before shifting to another gear
double-crested cormorant
noun Date: 1835 a North American cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) of which the breeding adults have a tuft of feathers on each side of the head
double-crop
verb Date: 1918 intransitive verb to grow two or more crops on the same land in the same season or at the same time transitive verb to grow (a crop) by double-cropping
double-cross
transitive verb Date: 1903 to deceive by double-dealing ; betray • double-crosser noun
double-crosser
noun see double-cross
double-date
intransitive verb see double date
double-dealer
noun see double-dealing I
double-dealing
I. noun Date: 1529 action contradictory to a professed attitude ; duplicity Synonyms: see deception • double-dealer noun II. adjective Date: 1587 given to or marked by ...
double-deck
or double-decked adjective Date: 1850 having two decks, levels, or layers
double-decked
adjective see double-deck
double-decker
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1835 something that is double-deck
double-digit
adjective Date: 1959 amounting to 10 percent or more
double-dipper
noun Date: circa 1974 a person who collects both a government pension and a government salary • double-dipping noun
double-dipping
noun see double-dipper
double-dome
noun Date: 1938 intellectual
double-double
noun Date: 1985 an instance of a player's accumulating a total of 10 or more in two statistical categories (as points and rebounds) in one basketball game
double-eagle
transitive verb see double eagle
double-edged
adjective Date: 15th century 1. having two cutting edges 2. a. having two components or aspects b. capable of being taken in two ways
double-edged sword
noun Date: 15th century something that has or can have both favorable and unfavorable consequences
double-ended
adjective Date: circa 1874 similar at both ends
double-ender
noun Date: 1864 a ship or boat with bow and stern of similar shape
double-face
adjective see double-faced 2b
double-faced
adjective Date: 1577 1. hypocritical, two-faced 2. a. having two faces or sides designed for use b. (also double-face) finished on both sides ; reversible — used ...
double-fault
intransitive verb see double fault
double-helical
adjective see double helix
double-hung
adjective Date: 1823 of a window having an upper and a lower sash that can slide vertically past each other
double-jointed
adjective Date: circa 1820 having a joint that permits an exceptional degree of freedom of motion of the parts joined
double-park
verb Date: 1927 transitive verb to park (a vehicle) beside a row of vehicles already parked parallel to the curb intransitive verb to double-park a vehicle
double-quick
noun Date: 1834 double time 1; broadly a rapid pace • double-quick adjective or adverb
double-ring
adjective Date: circa 1959 of or relating to a wedding ceremony in which each partner ceremonially gives the other a wedding ring while reciting vows
double-space
verb Date: circa 1937 transitive verb to type (text) leaving alternate lines blank intransitive verb to type on every other line
double-stop
transitive verb Date: circa 1889 to produce two or more tones simultaneously on (as a violin) • double-stop noun
double-talk
noun Date: 1936 1. language that appears to be earnest and meaningful but in fact is a mixture of sense and nonsense 2. inflated, involved, and often deliberately ambiguous ...
double-talker
noun see double-talk
double-team
transitive verb Date: 1860 to block or guard (an opponent) with two players at one time • double-team noun
double-time
intransitive verb Date: 1943 to move at double time
double-tongue
intransitive verb Date: circa 1900 to cause the tongue to alternate rapidly between the positions for t and k so as to produce a fast succession of detached notes on a wind ...
double-u
noun Date: 1840 the letter w
double-wide
noun Date: 1970 a mobile home consisting of two units that have been fastened together along their length
Doubleday
biographical name Abner 1819-1893 American soldier & reputed inventor of baseball
doublehanded
adjective Date: 1979 having, requiring, or suitable for two sailors ; also involving boats each manned by two sailors
doubleheader
noun Date: 1878 1. a train pulled by two locomotives 2. two games, contests, or events held consecutively on the same program
doubleness
noun see double I
doubler
noun see double II
doublespeak
noun Date: 1952 language used to deceive usually through concealment or misrepresentation of truth; also gobbledygook • doublespeaker noun
doublespeaker
noun see doublespeak
doublet
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French dublet, from duble Date: 14th century 1. a man's close-fitting jacket worn in Europe especially during the Renaissance 2. ...
doublethink
noun Date: 1949 a simultaneous belief in two contradictory ideas
doubleton
noun Etymology: double + -ton (as in singleton) Date: circa 1894 two cards that are the only ones of their suit originally dealt to a player — compare singleton 1, void 4
doubloon
noun Etymology: Spanish doblón, augmentative of dobla, an old Spanish coin, from Latin dupla, feminine of duplus double — more at double Date: 1622 an old gold coin of ...
doubly
adverb Date: 15th century 1. in a twofold manner 2. to twice the degree
doubt
I. verb Etymology: Middle English douten, from Anglo-French duter, douter, from Latin dubitare to be in doubt; akin to Latin dubius dubious Date: 13th century transitive verb ...
doubtable
adjective see doubt I
doubter
noun see doubt I
doubtful
adjective Date: 14th century 1. giving rise to doubt ; open to question 2. a. lacking a definite opinion, conviction, or determination b. uncertain in outcome ; ...
doubtfully
adverb see doubtful
doubtfulness
noun see doubtful
doubting Thomas
noun Etymology: Saint Thomas, apostle who doubted Jesus' resurrection until he had proof of it (John 20:24-29) Date: 1883 an incredulous or habitually doubtful person
doubtingly
adverb see doubt I
doubtless
I. adverb Date: 14th century 1. without doubt 2. probably II. adjective Date: 14th century free from doubt ; certain • doubtlessly adverb • doubtlessness noun
doubtlessly
adverb see doubtless II
doubtlessness
noun see doubtless II
douce
adjective Etymology: Middle English, sweet, pleasant, from Anglo-French, from feminine of duz, douz, from Latin dulcis sweet — more at dulcet Date: 1721 chiefly Scottish ...
doucely
adverb see douce
douceur
noun Etymology: French, pleasantness, from Late Latin dulcor sweetness, from Latin dulcis Date: 1763 a conciliatory gift
douche
noun Etymology: French, from Italian doccia, from docciare to douche, from doccia water pipe, probably back-formation from doccione conduit, from Latin duction-, ductio means of ...
douche bag
noun Date: circa 1963 slang an unattractive or offensive person
dough
noun Etymology: Middle English dogh, from Old English dāg; akin to Old High German teic dough, Latin fingere to shape, Greek teichos wall Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
dough box
noun Date: circa 1944 a rectangular wooden box mounted on legs that is used as a worktable and storage space
dough-faced
adjective see doughface
doughboy
noun Date: circa 1847 an American infantryman especially in World War I
doughface
noun Date: 1830 a Northern congressman not opposed to slavery in the South before or during the American Civil War; also a Northerner sympathetic to the South during the same ...
doughlike
adjective see dough
doughnut
also donut noun Date: circa 1809 1. a small usually ring-shaped cake fried in fat 2. something (as a mathematical torus) that resembles a doughnut especially in shape • ...
doughnutlike
adjective see doughnut
doughtily
adverb see doughty
doughtiness
noun see doughty
doughty
adjective (doughtier; -est) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English dohtig; akin to Old High German toug is useful, Greek teuchein to make Date: before 12th century marked ...
Doughty
biographical name Charles Montagu 1843-1926 English poet & traveler
doughy
adjective (doughier; -est) Date: 1601 resembling dough: as a. not thoroughly baked b. unhealthily pale ; pasty
Douglas
I. biographical name John Sholto 1844-1900 8th Marquess & Earl of Queensberry Scottish boxing patron II. biographical name Stephen Arnold 1813-1861 American ...
Douglas fir
noun Etymology: David Douglas died 1834 Scottish botanist Date: 1873 any of a genus (Pseudotsuga) of tall evergreen timber trees of the pine family having thick bark, pitchy ...
Douglas of Kirtleside
biographical name 1st Baron 1893-1969 William Sholto Douglas British air marshal
Douglas-Home
biographical name — see home
Douglass
biographical name Frederick 1817-1895 originally Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey American abolitionist
Doukhobor
also Dukhobor noun Etymology: Russian dukhobor, dukhoborets, from dukh spirit + borets wrestler Date: 1876 a member of a Christian sect of 18th century Russian origin ...
doula
noun Etymology: Modern Greek, female helper, maidservant, from Greek doulē female slave Date: 1981 a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, ...
Doumer
biographical name Paul 1857-1932 president of France (1931-32)
Doumergue
biographical name Gaston 1863-1937 French statesman; president of France (1924-31)
dour
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin durus hard — more at during Date: 14th century 1. stern, harsh 2. obstinate, unyielding 3. gloomy, sullen • dourly ...
dourly
adverb see dour
dourness
noun see dour
Douro
or Spanish Duero geographical name river 556 miles (895 kilometers) N Spain & N Portugal flowing W into the Atlantic
douroucouli
noun Etymology: French, from an unidentified American Indian language of Venezuela Date: 1842 owl monkey
douse
I. verb also dowse (doused; also dowsed; dousing; also dowsing) Etymology: perhaps from obsolete English douse to smite Date: 1600 transitive verb 1. to plunge into water ...
Douw
biographical name see Dou
doux
adjective Etymology: French, literally, sweet, from Old French douz — more at douce Date: circa 1943 of champagne very sweet
dove
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English *dūfe; akin to Old High German tūba dove Date: 13th century 1. any of numerous pigeons; especially a small wild pigeon ...
dovecot
noun see dovecote
dovecote
also dovecot noun Date: 15th century 1. a small compartmented raised house or box for domestic pigeons 2. a settled or harmonious group or organization
dovekie
noun Etymology: diminutive of dove Date: 1821 a small short-billed auk (Alle alle) breeding on arctic coasts and ranging south in winter
doven
variant of daven
Dover
geographical name 1. city central Delaware, its capital population 32,135 2. city SE New Hampshire population 26,884 3. port SE England in Kent on Strait of Dover ...
Dover sole
noun Etymology: probably from Dover, England Date: circa 1911 1. a common European sole (Solea solea) esteemed as a food fish 2. a flatfish (Microstomus pacificus of the ...
Dover's powder
noun Etymology: Thomas Dover died 1742 English physician Date: 1801 a powder of ipecac and opium formerly used as a pain reliever and diaphoretic
Dover, Strait of
or French Pas de Calais geographical name channel between SE England & N France, easternmost section of English Channel; 20 miles (32 kilometers) wide at narrowest point
dovetail
I. noun Date: 1573 something resembling a dove's tail; especially a flaring tenon and a mortise into which it fits tightly making an interlocking joint between two pieces ...
dovish
adjective see dove I
dovishness
noun see dove I
dow
intransitive verb (dought or dowed; dowing) Etymology: Middle English dow, deih have worth, am able, from Old English dēah, dēag; akin to Old High German toug is worthy, is ...
Dow
noun Date: 1949 Dow Jones average
Dow Jones average
noun Etymology: Charles H. Dow died 1902 & Edward D. Jones died 1920 American financial statisticians Date: 1922 an index of the relative price of securities
dowager
noun Etymology: Middle French douagiere, from douage dower, from douer to endow — more at endow Date: 1530 1. a widow holding property or a title from her deceased husband ...
dowager's hump
noun Date: 1948 an abnormal outward curvature of the upper back with round shoulders and stooped posture caused especially by bone loss and anterior compression of the ...
Dowden
biographical name Edward 1843-1913 Irish literary critic
dowdily
adverb see dowdy II
dowdiness
noun see dowdy II
dowdy
I. noun (plural dowdies) Etymology: diminutive of dowd dowdy, from Middle English doude Date: 1581 archaic a dowdy woman II. adjective (dowdier; -est) Date: 1676 1. not ...
dowdyish
adjective see dowdy II
dowel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English dowle; akin to Old High German tubili plug, Late Greek typhos wedge Date: 14th century 1. a pin fitting into a hole in an abutting piece to ...
dower
I. noun Etymology: Middle English dowere, from Anglo-French dower, douaire, from Medieval Latin dotarium, from Latin dot-, dos gift, marriage portion — more at date Date: ...
Dowie
biographical name John Alexander 1847-1907 American (Scottish-born) religious leader

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