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dowitcher
noun (plural dowitchers; also dowitcher) Etymology: probably of Iroquoian origin; akin to Oneida tawístawis dowitcher Date: 1841 any of several long-billed wading birds ...
Down
I. noun Date: 1994 Down syndrome — usually used attributively II. geographical name 1. district SE Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 250 square miles (650 square ...
down
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English doun, from Old English dūne, short for adūne, of dūne, from a- (from of), of off, from + dūne, dative of dūn hill Date: before 12th ...
Down
I. noun Date: 1994 Down syndrome — usually used attributively II. geographical name 1. district SE Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 250 square miles (650 square ...
down
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English doun, from Old English dūne, short for adūne, of dūne, from a- (from of), of off, from + dūne, dative of dūn hill Date: before 12th ...
down and dirty
adjective or adverb Date: 1967 1. unvarnished 2. made or done hastily ; not revised or polished 3. marked by or given to fierce often unscrupulous competition 4. ...
down at heel
or down at the heel phrasal in or into a run-down or shabby condition
down at the heel
phrasal see down at heel
down east
adverb Usage: often capitalized D&E Date: 1825 in or into the northeast coastal section of the United States and parts of the Maritime Provinces of Canada; specifically in or ...
down in the mouth
I. adjective Date: 1649 dejected 1 II. phrasal dejected, sulky
down on
phrasal having a low opinion of or dislike for
down on one's luck
phrasal experiencing misfortune and especially financial distress
down one's alley
phrasal see up one's alley
down one's street
phrasal see up one's street
down payment
noun Date: 1926 a part of the full price paid at the time of purchase or delivery with the balance to be paid later; broadly the first step in a process
Down syndrome
noun Etymology: J. L. H. Down died 1896 English physician Date: 1961 a congenital condition characterized by moderate to severe mental retardation, slanting eyes, a broad ...
down the drain
phrasal to a state of being wasted or irretrievably lost
down the line
phrasal 1. all the way ; fully 2. in the future
down the pike
phrasal 1. in the course of events 2. in the future
down the road
phrasal in or into the future
down the tube
or down the tubes phrasal into a state of collapse or deterioration
down the tubes
phrasal see down the tube
down to the ground
phrasal perfectly, completely
down under
adverb or adjective Usage: often capitalized D&U Date: 1886 to or in Australia or New Zealand
Down Under
geographical name Australia or New Zealand
Down's
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1971 Down syndrome
Down's syndrome
noun see Down syndrome
down-and-out
adjective Date: 1901 1. destitute, impoverished 2. physically weakened or incapacitated • down-and-out or down-and-outer noun
down-and-outer
noun see down-and-out
down-at-heel
adjective see down-at-the-heels
down-at-heels
adjective see down-at-the-heels
down-at-the-heel
adjective see down-at-the-heels
down-at-the-heels
or down-at-heel; also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels adjective Date: 1732 shabby
down-bow
noun Date: 1883 a stroke in playing a bowed instrument (as a violin) in which the bow is drawn across the strings from the frog to the tip
down-easter
noun Usage: often capitalized D&E Date: 1827 one born or living down east
down-home
adjective Date: 1938 of, relating to, or having qualities (as informality and simplicity) associated with rural or small-town people especially of the Southern United States ; ...
down-market
adjective Date: 1970 relating or appealing to lower-income consumers
down-the-line
adjective Date: 1940 complete
down-to-earth
adjective Date: 1932 1. practical 2. unpretentious • down-to-earthness noun
down-to-earthness
noun see down-to-earth
down-to-the-wire
adjective Date: 1952 full of suspense; especially unsettled until the very end
downbeat
I. noun Date: 1869 1. the downward stroke of a conductor indicating the principally accented note of a measure of music; also the first beat of a measure 2. a decline in ...
downburst
noun Date: 1978 a powerful downdraft usually associated with a thunderstorm that strikes the ground and deflects in all directions; also microburst
downcast
adjective Date: 14th century 1. low in spirit ; dejected 2. directed downward
downcourt
adverb or adjective Date: 1952 in or into the opposite end of the court (as in basketball)
downdraft
noun Date: 1849 1. a downward current of gas (as air during a thunderstorm) 2. decline 1
downer
noun Date: 1913 1. a weak, sick, or crippled animal in shipment that is down and cannot get up — often used attributively 2. a depressant drug; especially barbiturate 3. ...
Downers Grove
geographical name village NE Illinois population 48,724
Downey
geographical name city SW California SE of Los Angeles population 107,323
downfall
noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a sudden fall (as from power) b. a fall (as of snow or rain) especially when sudden or heavy 2. something that causes a downfall (as of a ...
downfallen
adjective see downfall
downfield
adverb or adjective Date: 1922 in or into the part of the field toward which the offensive team is headed
downforce
noun Date: 1973 a downward aerodynamic force generated especially by an airfoil (as a spoiler on a race car)
downgrade
I. noun Date: 1857 1. a downward grade (as of a road) 2. a descent toward an inferior state II. transitive verb Date: 1930 1. to lower in quality, value, status, or ...
downhaul
noun Date: 1669 a rope or line for hauling down or holding down a sail or spar
downhearted
adjective Date: circa 1774 downcast, dejected • downheartedly adverb • downheartedness noun
downheartedly
adverb see downhearted
downheartedness
noun see downhearted
downhill
I. adverb Date: 14th century 1. toward the bottom of a hill 2. toward a worsened or inferior state or level — used especially in the phrase go downhill II. noun Date: ...
downhiller
noun Date: 1967 a downhill skier
downland
noun Date: before 12th century down VI,1
downlight
noun Date: 1949 a small spotlight set in a ceiling and directed downward
downlink
I. noun Date: circa 1969 a communications channel for receiving transmissions from a spacecraft; also such transmissions II. transitive verb Date: 1977 to transmit (as ...
download
I. noun Date: 1977 an act or instance of downloading something; also the item downloaded II. transitive verb Date: 1979 to transfer (as data or files) from a usually large ...
downloadable
adjective see download II
Downpatrick
geographical name town SE Northern Ireland in Down district population 8245
downpipe
noun Date: circa 1852 British downspout
downplay
transitive verb Date: 1954 play down, de-emphasize
downpour
noun Date: 1801 a pouring or streaming downward; especially a heavy rain
downrange
adverb Date: 1952 away from a launching site
downright
I. adverb Date: 13th century 1. archaic straight down 2. absolutely 1 3. obsolete forthright II. adjective Date: 1530 1. archaic directed vertically downward 2. ...
downrightly
adverb see downright II
downrightness
noun see downright II
downriver
adverb or adjective Date: 1760 toward or at a point nearer the mouth of a river
Downs
geographical name 1. two ranges of hills SE England — see North Downs, South Downs 2. roadstead in English Channel along E coast of Kent protected by the Goodwin Sands
downscale
I. transitive verb (downscaled; downscaling) Date: 1945 to cut back in size or scope II. adjective Date: circa 1966 lower in class, income, or quality
downshift
intransitive verb Date: 1955 1. to shift an automotive vehicle into a lower gear 2. to move or shift to a lower level (as of speed, activity, or intensity) • downshift noun
downside
noun Date: 1930 1. a downward trend (as of prices) 2. a negative aspect
downsize
verb Date: 1975 transitive verb 1. to reduce in size; especially to design or produce in smaller size 2. to fire (employees) for the purpose of downsizing a business ...
downslide
noun Date: 1926 a downward movement
downslope
adjective or adverb Date: 1928 toward the bottom of a slope
downspout
noun Date: circa 1896 a vertical pipe used to drain rainwater from a roof
downstage
I. adverb or adjective Date: 1793 1. toward or at the front of a theatrical stage 2. toward a motion-picture or television camera II. noun Date: circa 1931 the part of a ...
downstairs
I. adverb Date: 1596 down the stairs ; on or to a lower floor II. adjective Date: 1819 situated on the main, lower, or ground floor of a building III. noun plural but ...
downstate
noun Date: 1909 the chiefly southerly sections of a state; also the chiefly rural part of a state when the major metropolitan area is to the north • downstate adjective or ...
downstater
noun see downstate
downstream
adverb or adjective Date: 1706 1. in the direction of or nearer to the mouth of a stream 2. in or toward the latter stages of a usually industrial process or the stages (as ...
downstroke
noun Date: 1852 a downward stroke
downswing
noun Date: 1899 1. a downward swing 2. downturn
downtime
noun Date: 1928 1. time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs 2. inactive time (as between periods of work)
downtown
I. adjective Date: 1836 1. of, relating to, or located in the lower part or business center of a city 2. hip, trendy • downtown adverb II. noun Date: 1845 the lower ...
downtowner
noun see downtown II
downtrend
noun Date: 1926 downturn
downtrodden
adjective Date: 1595 suffering oppression
downturn
noun Date: 1926 a downward turn especially toward a decline in business and economic activity
downward
I. adverb or downwards Date: 13th century 1. a. from a higher to a lower place b. toward a direction that is the opposite of up 2. from a higher to a lower condition ...
downwardly
adverb see downward II
downwardness
noun see downward II
downwards
adverb see downward I
downwash
noun Date: 1915 an airstream directed downward (as by an airfoil)
downwind
adverb or adjective Date: 1826 in the direction that the wind is blowing
downy
adjective (downier; -est) Date: 1578 1. resembling a bird's down 2. covered with down 3. made of down 4. soft, soothing
downy mildew
noun Date: 1886 1. any of various parasitic lower fungi (family Peronosporaceae) that produce whitish masses of sporangiophores or conidiophores on the undersurface of the ...
downy woodpecker
noun Date: 1808 a small black-and-white woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) of North America that has a white back and is smaller than the hairy woodpecker
downzone
transitive verb Date: 1954 to reduce or limit development or the number of buildings permitted on
dowry
noun (plural dowries) Etymology: Middle English dowarie, from Anglo-French, alteration of dower, douaire — more at dower Date: 14th century 1. archaic dower 1 2. the ...
dowse
I. variant of douse II. verb (dowsed; dowsing) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1691 intransitive verb to use a divining rod transitive verb to find (as water) by ...
dowser
noun Date: 1838 divining rod; also a person who uses it
dowsing rod
noun Date: 1691 divining rod
Dowson
biographical name Ernest Christopher 1867-1900 English lyric poet
Doxiadis
biographical name Konstantinos Apostolos 1913-1975 Greek architect
doxie
noun see doxy
doxology
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: Medieval Latin doxologia, from Late Greek, from Greek doxa opinion, glory (from dokein to seem, seem good) + -logia -logy — more at decent Date: ...
doxorubicin
noun Etymology: deoxy- + -orubicin (as in daunorubicin) Date: 1971 an antibiotic with broad antineoplastic activity that is obtained from a bacterium (Streptomyces peucetius) ...
doxy
also doxie noun (plural doxies) Etymology: perhaps modification of obsolete Dutch docke doll, from Middle Dutch Date: 1515 1. floozy, prostitute 2. mistress 4a
doxycycline
noun Etymology: deoxy- + tetracycline Date: 1966 a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic C22H24N2O8 with potent antibacterial activity that is often taken by travelers to ...
doyen
noun Etymology: French, from Old French deien, from Late Latin decanus dean — more at dean Date: 1670 1. a. the senior member of a body or group b. a person considered ...
doyenne
noun Etymology: French, feminine of doyen Date: circa 1897 a woman who is a doyen
Doyle
biographical name Sir Arthur Conan 1859-1930 British physician, novelist, & detective-story writer
doyley
chiefly British variant of doily
doz
abbreviation dozen
doze
I. verb (dozed; dozing) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse dūsa to doze Date: 1677 intransitive verb 1. a. to sleep lightly b. to fall ...
dozen
noun (plural dozens or dozen) Etymology: Middle English dozeine, from Anglo-French duzeine, dozeyne, from duze twelve, from Latin duodecim, from duo two + decem ten — more at ...
dozenth
adjective see dozen
dozer
noun Date: 1942 bulldozer 2
dozily
adverb see dozy
doziness
noun see dozy
dozy
adjective (dozier; -est) Date: 1693 drowsy, sleepy • dozily adverb • doziness noun
DP
I. noun (plural DP's or DPs) Date: circa 1944 1. a displaced person 2. double play II. abbreviation 1. data processing 2. degree of polymerization 3. dew point 4. ...
DPE
abbreviation doctor of physical education
DPH
abbreviation 1. department of public health 2. doctor of public health
dpi
abbreviation dots per inch
DPM
abbreviation doctor of podiatric medicine
DPN
noun Etymology: diphosphopyridine nucleotide Date: 1938 NAD
dpt
abbreviation 1. department 2. deponent
DPT
abbreviation diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
DQ
abbreviation disqualification; disqualify
dr
abbreviation 1. debtor 2. drachma 3. dram 4. drive 5. drum
Dr
abbreviation doctor
DR
abbreviation 1. dead reckoning 2. dining room
drab
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1515 1. slattern 2. prostitute II. intransitive verb (drabbed; drabbing) Date: 1599 to associate with prostitutes III. ...
drably
adverb see drab IV
drabness
noun see drab IV
dracaena
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin, she-serpent, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn serpent — more at dragon Date: circa 1823 any of two genera (Dracaena and ...
Drachenfels
geographical name hill 1053 feet (321 meters) W Germany in the Siebengebirge on the Rhine S of Bonn
drachm
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English dragme — more at dram Date: 14th century 1. drachma 2. chiefly British dram I
drachma
noun (plural drachmas or drachmai or drachmae) Etymology: Latin, from Greek drachmē — more at dram Date: 1525 1. a. any of various ancient Greek units of weight b. ...
Drachmann
biographical name Holger Henrik Herholdt 1846-1908 Danish author
Draco
I. noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Draconis), literally, dragon — more at dragon Date: 1621 a northern circumpolar constellation within which is the north pole of the ...
draconian
adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Latin Dracon-, Draco, from Greek Drakōn Draco (Athenian lawgiver) Date: 1775 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Draco or ...
draconic
I. adjective Etymology: Latin dracon-, draco Date: 1680 of or relating to a dragon II. adjective Date: 1708 draconian
dracunculiasis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Dracunculus, the guinea worm genus, from Latin, diminutive of dracon-, draco serpent, dragon — more at dragon Date: 1942 a disease that is ...
Dracut
geographical name town NE Massachusetts N of Lowell population 28,562
draft
I. noun Etymology: Middle English draght; akin to Old English dragan to draw — more at draw Date: 13th century 1. a. the act of drawing a net b. haul 2b 2. a. ...
draft board
noun Date: 1941 a civilian board that registers, classifies, and selects men for compulsory military service
draftable
adjective see draft III
draftee
noun see draft III
drafter
noun see draft III
draftily
adverb see drafty
draftiness
noun see drafty
draftsman
noun Date: 1663 1. a person who draws plans and sketches (as of machinery or structures) 2. a person who draws legal documents or other writings 3. an artist who excels in ...
draftsmanly
adjective see draftsman
draftsmanship
noun see draftsman
draftsperson
noun Date: 1975 draftsman 1
drafty
adjective (draftier; -est) Date: 1846 exposed to or abounding in drafts of air • draftily adverb • draftiness noun
drag
I. noun Etymology: Middle English dragge, probably from Middle Low German draggen grapnel; akin to Old English dragan to draw — more at draw Date: 14th century 1. something ...
drag bunt
noun Date: circa 1949 a bunt in baseball made by a left-handed batter by trailing the bat while moving toward first base; broadly a bunt made with the object of getting on ...
drag coefficient
noun Date: 1937 a factor representing the drag acting on a body (as an automobile or airfoil)
drag one's feet
also drag one's heels phrasal to act in a deliberately slow or dilatory manner
drag one's heels
phrasal see drag one's feet
drag queen
noun Date: circa 1941 a male homosexual who dresses as a woman especially for comic or theatrical effect
drag race
noun Date: 1949 an acceleration contest between vehicles (as automobiles) • drag racer noun • drag racing noun
drag racer
noun see drag race
drag racing
noun see drag race
drag strip
noun Date: 1952 the site of a drag race; specifically a strip of pavement with a racing area at least 1/4 mile long
drag-and-drop
adjective Date: 1989 of, relating to, or allowing movement of items on a computer screen by dragging them and fixing their new locations by releasing the mouse button
dragée
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French dragie — more at dredge Date: 1682 1. a sugar-coated nut 2. a small silver-colored ball for decorating cakes
dragger
noun Date: circa 1500 one that drags; specifically a fishing boat operating a trawl or dragnet
draggingly
adverb see drag II
draggle
verb (draggled; draggling) Etymology: frequentative of drag Date: 1513 transitive verb to make wet and dirty by dragging intransitive verb 1. to trail on the ground 2. ...
draggle-tail
noun Date: 1596 slattern
draggy
adjective (draggier; -est) Date: 15th century sluggish, dull
dragline
noun Date: 1874 1. a line used in or for dragging 2. an excavating machine in which the bucket is attached by cables and operates by being drawn toward the machine 3. a ...
dragnet
noun Date: circa 1541 1. a. a net drawn along the bottom of a body of water b. a net used on the ground (as to capture small game) 2. a network of measures for ...
dragoman
noun (plural -mans or dragomen) Etymology: Middle English drugeman, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian dragomanno, from Middle Greek dragomanos, from Arabic tarjumān, from ...
dragon
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French dragun, from Latin dracon-, draco serpent, dragon, from Greek drakōn serpent; akin to Old English torht bright, Greek ...
dragon lady
noun Etymology: character in the comic strip “Terry and the Pirates” by Milton Caniff Date: 1973 an overbearing or tyrannical woman; also a glamorous often mysterious ...
dragon's blood
noun Date: circa 1598 any of several resinous mostly dark-red plant products; specifically a resin from the fruit of a palm (genus Daemonorops) used for coloring varnish and ...
dragon's teeth
noun plural Etymology: from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus which sprang up as armed warriors who killed one another off Date: 1853 1. seeds of strife 2. wedge-shaped ...
dragonet
noun Date: 14th century 1. a little dragon 2. any of a family (Callionymidae) of small often brightly colored scaleless marine fishes; especially a European fish ...
dragonfly
noun Date: 1626 any of a suborder (Anisoptera) of odonate insects that are larger and stouter than damselflies, hold the wings horizontal in repose, and have rectal gills ...
dragonhead
noun Date: 1753 any of several mints (genus Dracocephalum) often grown for their showy flower heads; especially a North American plant (D. parviflorum) with dense spikes of ...
dragonish
adjective see dragon
dragoon
I. noun Etymology: French dragon dragon, dragoon, from Middle French Date: 1604 1. a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed mounted troops 2. ...
dragster
noun Date: circa 1954 1. a vehicle built or modified for use in a drag race 2. one who participates in a drag race
drain
I. verb Etymology: Middle English draynen, from Old English drēahnian — more at dry Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. obsolete filter 2. a. to draw off ...
drainage
noun Date: 1652 1. the act, process, or mode of draining; also something drained off 2. a device for draining ; drain; also a system of drains 3. an area or district ...
drainer
noun see drain I
drainpipe
noun Date: 1857 a pipe for drainage
Draize eye test
noun see Draize test
Draize test
noun Etymology: John H. Draize died 1992 American pharmacologist Date: 1980 a test for harmfulness of chemicals to the human eye that involves dropping the test substance into ...
drake
noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old High German antrahho drake Date: 14th century a male duck
Drake
biographical name Sir Francis 1540(or 1543)-1596 English navigator & buccaneer
Drake Passage
geographical name strait S of South America between Cape Horn & South Shetlands
Drakensberg
or Kwathlamba geographical name mountains Lesotho & E Republic of South Africa; highest Thabana Ntlenyana 11,425 feet (3482 meters)
DRAM
noun Etymology: dynamic + RAM (random-access memory) Date: 1980 a type of RAM that must be continuously supplied with power in order to retain data
dram
I. noun Etymology: Middle English dragme, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French, dram, drachma, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma, from Greek drachmē, ...
drama
noun Etymology: Late Latin dramat-, drama, from Greek, deed, drama, from dran to do, act Date: 1515 1. a. a composition in verse or prose intended to portray life or ...
Dramamine
trademark — used for dimenhydrinate
dramatic
adjective Date: 1589 1. of or relating to the drama 2. a. suitable to or characteristic of the drama b. striking in appearance or effect 3. of an opera singer ...
dramatic irony
noun Date: circa 1907 irony 3b
dramatic monologue
noun Date: circa 1935 a literary work (as a poem) in which a speaker's character is revealed in a monologue usually addressed to a second person
dramatic unities
noun plural Date: circa 1922 the unities of time, place, and action that are observed in classical drama
dramatically
adverb see dramatic
dramatics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1796 1. the study or practice of theatrical arts (as acting and stagecraft) 2. dramatic behavior or expression
dramatis personae
noun plural Etymology: New Latin Date: 1730 1. the characters or actors in a drama 2. singular in construction a list of the characters or actors in a drama 3. people who ...
dramatisation
British variant of dramatization
dramatise
British variant of dramatize
dramatist
noun Date: 1678 playwright
dramatizable
adjective see dramatize
dramatization
noun Date: 1796 1. the action of dramatizing 2. a dramatized version (as of a novel)
dramatize
verb (-tized; -tizing) Date: 1783 transitive verb 1. to adapt (as a novel) for theatrical presentation 2. to present or represent in a dramatic manner intransitive verb ...
dramaturg
noun see dramaturge
dramaturge
or dramaturg noun Date: 1870 a specialist in dramaturgy
dramaturgic
adjective see dramaturgy
dramaturgical
adjective see dramaturgy
dramaturgically
adverb see dramaturgy
dramaturgy
noun Etymology: German Dramaturgie, from Greek dramatourgia dramatic composition, from dramat-, drama + -ourgia -urgy Date: 1801 the art or technique of dramatic composition ...
dramedy
noun Etymology: blend of drama and comedy Date: 1978 a comedy (as a film or television show) having dramatic moments
Drammen
geographical name city & port SE Norway population 51,978
drammock
noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic dramag Date: 1562 chiefly Scottish raw oatmeal mixed with cold water
dramshop
noun Date: 1725 barroom
Drancy
geographical name commune N France, NE of Paris population 60,928
drank
past and past participle of drink
drapability
noun see drape I
drapable
adjective see drape I
drape
I. verb (draped; draping) Etymology: probably back-formation from drapery Date: 1847 transitive verb 1. to cover or adorn with or as if with folds of cloth 2. to cause ...
drapeability
noun see drape I
drapeable
adjective see drape I
draper
noun Etymology: Middle English, weaver, clothier, from Anglo-French draper, from drap cloth — more at drab Date: 14th century chiefly British a dealer in cloth and ...
Draper
I. biographical name Henry 1837-1882 American astronomer II. geographical name city N central Utah S of Salt Lake City population 25,220
drapery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 14th century 1. British dry goods 2. a. a decorative piece of material usually hung in loose folds and arranged in a graceful design b. ...
drapey
adjective see drape II
drastic
adjective Etymology: Greek drastikos, from dran to do Date: circa 1691 1. acting rapidly or violently 2. extreme in effect or action ; severe • drastically adverb
drastically
adverb see drastic
drat
verb (dratted; dratting) Etymology: probably euphemistic alteration of God rot Date: 1815 damn — used as a mild oath
draught
chiefly British variant of draft
draughts
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English draghtes, from plural of draght draft, move in chess Date: 15th century British checkers
draughtsman
chiefly British variant of draftsman
draughty
chiefly British variant of drafty
Drava
or Drave geographical name river 447 miles (719 kilometers) S Austria, NE Slovenia, & N tip of Croatia flowing SE into the Danube
Drave
geographical name see Drava
Dravidian
noun Etymology: Sanskrit Drāviḍa Date: 1856 1. a member of an ancient dark-skinned people of southern India 2. Dravidian languages • Dravidian adjective
Dravidian languages
noun plural Date: 1871 a language family of India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan that includes Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam
draw
I. verb (drew; drawn; drawing) Etymology: Middle English drawen, dragen, from Old English dragan; akin to Old Norse draga to draw, drag Date: before 12th century transitive ...
draw a bead on
phrasal to take aim at
draw a blank
phrasal to fail to gain a desired object (as information sought); also to be unable to think of something
draw a line
phrasal see draw the line
draw away
intransitive verb Date: 1670 to move ahead (as of an opponent in a race)
draw back
intransitive verb Date: 14th century to avoid an issue or commitment
draw down
transitive verb Date: 1949 to deplete by using or spending
draw in
verb Date: 1558 transitive verb 1. to cause or entice to enter or participate 2. to sketch roughly intransitive verb 1. a. to draw to an end b. to shorten ...
draw off
verb Date: 13th century transitive verb remove, withdraw intransitive verb to move apart or ahead
draw on
I. phrasal or draw upon to use as a source of supply II. verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb approach transitive verb bring on, cause

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