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draw out
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. remove, extract 2. to extend beyond a minimum in time ; protract 2 3. to cause to speak freely
draw play
noun Date: 1952 draw 8
draw poker
noun Date: 1849 poker in which each player is dealt five cards face down and after betting may get replacements for discards
draw shot
noun Date: 1897 a shot in billiards or pool made by hitting the cue ball with draw so it moves back after striking the object ball
draw straws
phrasal to decide or assign something by lottery in which straws of unequal length are used
draw the line
or draw a line phrasal 1. to fix an arbitrary boundary between things that tend to intermingle 2. to fix a boundary excluding what one will not tolerate or engage in
draw up
verb Date: 1605 transitive verb 1. to bring (as troops) into array 2. to prepare a draft or version of 3. to bring to a halt 4. to straighten (oneself) to an ...
draw upon
phrasal see draw on I
adjective see draw I
noun Date: 1697 1. a refund of duties especially on an imported product subsequently exported or used to produce a product for export 2. an objectionable feature ; ...
noun Date: 1839 1. a railroad coupler 2. a beam across the rear of a vehicle (as a tractor) to which implements are hitched
noun Date: 14th century a bridge made to be raised up, let down, or drawn aside so as to permit or hinder passage — see castle illustration
noun Date: 1918 1. a lowering of a water level (as in a reservoir) 2. a. the process of depleting b. reduction
noun Date: 1766 the party on which an order or bill of exchange is drawn
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that draws: as a. a person who draws liquor b. draftsman c. one that draws a bill of exchange or order for payment or makes a promissory ...
noun see drawer
noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of drawing; especially the process of deciding something by drawing lots 2. the art or technique of representing an object or ...
drawing account
noun Date: 1885 an account showing payments made to an employee in advance of actual earnings or for traveling expenses
drawing board
noun Date: 1725 1. a board used as a base for drafting on paper 2. a planning stage
drawing card
noun Date: 1886 one that attracts attention or patronage
drawing pin
noun Date: 1859 British thumbtack
drawing room
noun Etymology: short for withdrawing room Date: 1642 1. a. a formal reception room b. a private room on a railroad passenger car with three berths and an enclosed ...
drawing table
noun Date: 1706 a table with a surface adjustable for elevation and angle of incline
noun Date: 1677 a woodworker's tool consisting of a blade with a handle at each end for use in shaving off surfaces
I. verb Etymology: probably frequentative of draw Date: 1598 intransitive verb to speak slowly with vowels greatly prolonged transitive verb to utter in a slow ...
noun see drawl I
adverb see drawl I
adjective see drawl II
I. past participle of draw II. adjective Date: 1613 showing the effects of tension, pain, or illness ; haggard
drawn butter
noun Date: circa 1740 melted clarified butter
noun Date: 1594 decoration on cloth made by drawing out threads according to a pattern
noun Date: 1793 a die with holes through which wires are drawn
noun Date: 1828 drawknife
noun Date: 1845 a string, cord, or tape inserted into hems or casings or laced through eyelets for use in closing a bag or controlling fullness in garments or curtains
noun Date: 1874 a telescoping tube (as for the eyepiece of a microscope)
I. noun Etymology: Middle English draye, a wheelless vehicle; akin to Old English dræge dragnet, dragan to pull — more at draw Date: 14th century a vehicle used to haul ...
dray horse
noun Date: 1649 a horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
noun Date: 1791 the work or cost of hauling by dray
noun Date: 1581 one whose work is hauling by dray
biographical name Michael 1563-1631 English poet
I. verb Etymology: Middle English dreden, from Old English drǣdan Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to fear greatly b. archaic to regard with awe ...
I. adjective Date: 13th century 1. a. inspiring dread ; causing great and oppressive fear b. inspiring awe or reverence 2. extremely bad, distasteful, unpleasant, ...
adverb see dreadful I
noun see dreadful I
noun Date: 1960 1. a narrow ropelike strand of hair formed by matting or braiding 2. plural a hairstyle consisting of dreadlocks • dreadlocked adjective
adjective see dreadlock
noun Date: 1806 1. a warm garment of thick cloth; also the cloth 2. [Dreadnought, British battleship] a. battleship b. one that is among the largest or most powerful ...
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English dreem, from Old English drēam noise, joy, and Old Norse draumr dream; akin to Old High German troum dream Date: ...
dream of
phrasal to consider possible or fitting
dream team
noun Date: 1977 a team whose members are preeminent in a particular field
dream up
transitive verb Date: 1941 to form in the mind ; devise, concoct
dream vision
noun Date: 1906 a usually medieval poem having a framework in which the poet pictures himself as falling asleep and envisioning in his dream a series of allegorical people and ...
noun Date: circa 1944 slang one that is highly desirable; especially a very attractive person
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that dreams 2. a. one who lives in a world of fancy and imagination b. one who has ideas or conceives projects regarded as impractical ; ...
adjective see dream I
adverb see dream I
noun see dream I
adverb see dreamy
noun see dreamy
noun Date: 1828 an unreal delightful country existing only in imagination or in dreams ; never-never land
adjective see dream I
adverb see dream I
noun see dream I
adjective see dream I
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1896 the time of creation in the mythology of the Australian aborigines
noun Date: 1817 a world of illusion or fantasy
adjective (dreamier; -est) Date: 1567 1. a. full of dreams
adjective Date: 1629 dreary • drear noun
adverb see dreary
noun see dreary
adjective (drearier; -est) Etymology: Middle English drery, from Old English drēorig sad, bloody, from drēor gore; akin to Old High German trūrēn to be sad, Gothic driusan to ...
also drek noun Etymology: Yiddish drek & German Dreck, from Middle High German drec; akin to Old English threax rubbish Date: 1922 trash, rubbish
I. verb (dredged; dredging) Date: 1508 transitive verb 1. a. to dig, gather, or pull out with or as if with a dredge — often used with up b. to deepen (as a ...
I. noun see dredge I II. noun see dredge III
transitive verb (dreed; dreeing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drēogan; akin to Gothic driugan to perform military service Date: before 12th century chiefly ...
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse dregg; perhaps akin to Latin fraces dregs of oil Date: 14th century 1. sediment contained in a liquid or precipitated from it ; ...
adjective see dreg
adjective Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse drjūgr lasting Date: 1813 chiefly Scottish dreary
also dreidl noun Etymology: Yiddish dreydl, from dreyen to turn, from Middle High German drǣjen, from Old High German drāen — more at throw Date: 1916 1. a 4-sided toy ...
noun see dreidel
biographical name Theodore 1871-1945 American editor & novelist • Dreiserian adjective
adjective see Dreiser
noun see dreck
I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a poisonous or medicinal drink; specifically a large dose of medicine mixed with liquid and put down the throat of an animal 2. a. ...
noun see drench II
geographical name province NE Netherlands capital Assen area 1037 square miles (2686 square kilometers), population 448,256
geographical name city E Germany capital of Saxony population 485,132
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French drescer, dresser to direct, put right, Vulgar Latin *directiare, from Latin directus direct, past participle of dirigere to ...
dress circle
noun Date: 1822 the first or lowest curved tier of seats above the main floor in a theater or opera house
dress code
noun Date: 1968 formally or socially imposed standards of dress
dress down
verb Date: 1852 transitive verb to reprove severely intransitive verb to dress casually especially for reasons of fashion
dress rehearsal
noun Date: 1828 1. a full rehearsal (as of a play) in costume and with stage properties shortly before the first performance 2. a practice exercise for something to come ; ...
dress shield
noun Date: 1863 a pad worn inside a part of the clothing liable to be soiled by perspiration (as at the underarm)
dress ship
phrasal to ornament a ship for a celebration by hoisting national ensigns at the mastheads and running a line of signal flags and pennants from bow to stern
dress shirt
noun Date: 1849 a man's shirt especially for wear with evening dress; broadly a shirt suitable for wear with a necktie
dress uniform
noun Date: 1814 a uniform for formal wear
dress up
verb Date: 1635 transitive verb 1. to make more attractive, glamorous, or fancy 2. a. to attire in best or formal clothes b. to attire in clothes suited to a ...
dress-down day
noun Date: 1986 a day during which employees are allowed to wear casual attire at work
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: French, from dresser to train, drill, from Middle French Date: 1936 the execution by a trained horse of precision movements in ...
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. obsolete a table or sideboard for preparing and serving food 2. a cupboard to hold dishes and cooking utensils 3. a chest of drawers or ...
dresser set
noun Date: circa 1934 a set of toilet articles including hairbrush, comb, and mirror for use at a dresser or dressing table
noun see dressy
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the act or process of one who dresses b. an instance of such act or process 2. a. a sauce for adding to a dish (as a salad) b. a ...
dressing glass
noun Date: 1703 a small mirror set to swing in a standing frame and used at a dresser or dressing table
dressing gown
noun Date: 1777 a robe worn especially while dressing or resting
dressing room
noun Date: 1662 a room used chiefly for dressing; especially a room in a theater for changing costumes and makeup
dressing table
noun Date: 1668 a table often fitted with drawers and a mirror in front of which one sits while dressing and grooming oneself
noun Date: 1876 a severe reprimand
I. noun Date: 1803 one that makes dresses • dressmaking noun II. adjective Date: 1904 of women's clothes having softness, rounded lines, and intricate detailing
noun see dressmaker I
adjective (dressier; -est) Date: 1768 1. showy in dress 2. stylish, smart 3. requiring or characterized by fancy or formal dress • dressiness noun
past of draw
I. biographical name John 1827-1862 American (Irish-born) actor II. biographical name John 1853-1927 son of preceding American actor
biographical name Alfred 1859-1935 French army officer
noun Etymology: French Date: 1898 a defender or partisan of Alfred Dreyfus
noun Date: 1980 any of the payment categories that are used to classify patients and especially Medicare patients for the purpose of reimbursing hospitals for each case in a ...
noun Etymology: probably back-formation from dribble & driblet Date: 1709 a small amount — usually used in the phrase dribs and drabs
I. verb (dribbled; dribbling) Etymology: frequentative of drib to dribble Date: circa 1589 transitive verb 1. to issue sporadically and in small bits 2. to let or cause ...
noun see dribble I
adjective see dribble II
noun Date: 1630 1. a trifling or small sum or part 2. a drop of liquid
adjective Date: 1821 being wizened and shriveled
I. comparative of dry II. noun or dryer Date: 1528 1. something that extracts or absorbs moisture 2. a substance that accelerates drying (as of oils, paints, and printing ...
biographical name Hans Adolf Eduard 1867-1941 German biologist & philosopher
superlative of dry
I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English drīfan to drive — more at drive Date: 14th century 1. a. the act of driving something along b. the flow or the ...
drift fence
noun Date: 1907 a stretch of fence on rangeland especially in the western United States for preventing cattle from drifting from their home range
drift net
noun Date: 1662 a fishing net often miles in extent arranged to drift with the tide or current and buoyed up by floats or attached to a boat
noun Date: 1768 drifted material
noun Date: 1897 one that drifts; especially one that travels or moves about aimlessly
adverb see drift II
noun Date: 1633 1. wood drifted or floated by water 2. flotsam 2
adjective see drift I
I. verb Etymology: Dutch drillen Date: 1619 transitive verb 1. a. to fix something in the mind or habit pattern of by repetitive instruction b. to impart or ...
drill press
noun Date: circa 1864 an upright drilling machine in which the drill is pressed to the work by a hand lever or by power
drill team
noun Date: 1928 an exhibition marching team that engages in precision drill
noun see drill I
adjective see drill I
noun see drill I
noun Etymology: modification of German Drillich, from Middle High German drilich fabric woven with a threefold thread, from Old High German drilīh made up of three threads, ...
noun Date: 1833 1. an instructor in military drill 2. an instructor or director who maintains severe discipline and often stresses method and detail
adverb see dry I
geographical name river 285 miles (459 kilometers) flowing N along the border between Bosnia & Serbia into the Sava
I. verb (drank; drunk or drank; drinking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drincan; akin to Old High German trinkan to drink Date: before 12th century transitive ...
noun Date: 1964 British driving a vehicle while drunk
noun see drinkable I
I. adjective Date: 1611 suitable or safe for drinking • drinkability noun II. noun Date: 1708 a liquid suitable for drinking ; beverage
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. one that drinks b. a person who drinks alcoholic beverages especially to a notable degree 2. waterer b
drinking fountain
noun Date: 1859 a fixture with nozzle that delivers a stream of water for drinking
drinking song
noun Date: 1597 a song on a convivial theme appropriate for a group engaged in social drinking
biographical name John 1882-1937 English writer
abbreviation dividend reinvestment plan
I. verb (dripped; dripping) Etymology: Middle English drippen, from Old English dryppan; akin to Old English dropa drop Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to let ...
I. verb Date: 1953 intransitive verb to dry with few or no wrinkles when hung wet transitive verb to hang (as wet clothing) to drip-dry II. adjective Date: 1957 made ...
adjective Date: 1887 designed not to drip
noun see drip I
noun Date: 15th century fat and juices drawn from meat during cooking — often used in plural
adjective (drippier; -est) Date: circa 1718 1. characterized by dripping; especially rainy, drizzly 2. mawkish 2
noun Date: circa 1816 1. a stone drip (as over a window) 2. calcium carbonate in the form of stalactites or stalagmites
noun see drive I
adjective see drive I
I. verb (drove; driven; driving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drīfan; akin to Old High German trīban to drive Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. ...
drive at
phrasal to intend to express, convey, or accomplish
drive time
noun Date: 1966 a time during rush hour when radio audiences are swelled by commuters listening to car radios
I. adjective Date: 1986 1. carried out from a moving vehicle 2. done or made in a quick or cursory manner II. noun (plural drive-bys) Date: 1989 a drive-by shooting
noun Date: 1937 an establishment (as a theater or restaurant) so laid out that patrons can be accommodated while remaining in their automobiles • drive-in adjective
I. adjective also drive-thru Date: 1949 drive-up II. noun also drive-thru Date: 1949 a drive-through establishment (as a restaurant or bank); also the drive-through window ...
I. adjective see drive-through I II. noun see drive-through II
adjective Date: 1952 designed to allow patrons or customers to be served while remaining in their automobiles
noun see drive I
adjective see drive I
I. intransitive verb (-eled or -elled; -eling or drivelling) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English dreflian; perhaps akin to Old Norse draf malt dregs Date: before 12th ...
noun see drivel I
noun Date: 1949 drivetrain
adjective Date: 1925 1. having a compulsive or urgent quality 2. propelled or motivated by something — used in combination • drivenness noun
noun see driven
noun Date: 14th century one that drives: as a. coachman b. the operator of a motor vehicle c. an implement (as a hammer) for driving d. a mechanical piece for ...
driver ant
noun Date: 1859 army ant; specifically any of various African and Asian ants (Dorylus or related genera) that move in vast numbers
driver's license
noun Date: 1926 a license issued under governmental authority that permits the holder to operate a motor vehicle
driver's seat
noun Date: 1923 the position of top authority or dominance
adjective see driver
noun Date: 1895 a shaft that transmits mechanical power
noun Date: 1954 the parts (as the universal joint and the driveshaft) that connect the transmission with the driving axles of an automobile; also power train
noun Date: 1871 a private road giving access from a public way to a building on abutting grounds
adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. communicating force b. exerting pressure 2. a. having great force b. acting with vigor ; energetic
driving range
noun Date: circa 1949 an area equipped with distance markers, clubs, balls, and tees for practicing golf shots
I. noun Date: 1554 1. a fine misty rain 2. something that is drizzled • drizzly adjective II. verb (drizzled; drizzling) Etymology: perhaps alteration of Middle ...
adverb see drizzle II
adjective see drizzle I
geographical name town & port E Ireland in County Louth on the Boyne population 23,845
noun Etymology: probably alteration of 1drag Date: 1875 1. sea anchor 2. a. a cylindrical or funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane b. a small parachute ...
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French dreit, droit, from Medieval Latin directum, from Late Latin, neuter of directus just, from Latin, direct — more at dress ...
droit du seigneur
noun Etymology: French, right of the lord Date: 1825 a supposed legal or customary right of a feudal lord to have sexual relations with a vassal's bride on her wedding night ...
I. adjective Etymology: French drôle, from drôle scamp, from Middle French drolle, from Middle Dutch, imp Date: 1623 having a humorous, whimsical, or odd quality • ...
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1597 1. something that is droll; especially a comic picture or drawing 2. the act or an instance of jesting or burlesquing 3. whimsical humor
noun see droll I
adverb see droll I
noun (plural -daries) Etymology: Middle English dromedarie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin dromedarius, from Latin dromad-, dromas, from Greek, running; akin to Greek dramein ...
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drān; akin to Old High German treno drone, Greek thrēnos dirge Date: before 12th century 1. the male of a bee (as the ...
noun see drone II
noun (plural drongos) Etymology: Malagasy Date: 1841 any of a family (Dicruridae) of insectivorous passerine birds native to Africa, Asia, and Australia that usually have ...
adverb see drone II
I. verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of drivel Date: 1802 intransitive verb 1. a. to secrete saliva in anticipation of food b. drivel 1 2. to make an effusive ...
I. verb Etymology: Middle English drupen, from Old Norse drūpa; akin to Old English dropa drop Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. to hang or incline downward 2. to ...
adverb see droop I
adjective (droopier; -est) Date: 13th century 1. gloomy 2. drooping or tending to droop
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English dropa; akin to Old High German tropfo drop Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) the ...
drop a dime
phrasal to inform authorities (as police) of another's wrongdoing
drop back
intransitive verb Date: 1927 1. retreat 2. to move straight back from the line of scrimmage
drop behind
phrasal to fail to keep up
drop by
verb Date: circa 1905 intransitive verb to pay a brief casual visit transitive verb to visit casually or unexpectedly
drop cloth
noun Date: circa 1928 a protective sheet (as of cloth or plastic) used especially by painters to cover floors and furniture
drop curtain
noun Date: 1832 a stage curtain that can be lowered and raised
drop forger
noun see drop-forge
drop front
noun Date: 1925 a hinged cover on the front of a desk that may be lowered to provide a surface for writing
drop hammer
noun Date: circa 1864 a power hammer raised and then released to drop (as on metal resting on an anvil or die)
drop in
intransitive verb Date: circa 1600 to pay an unexpected or casual visit — often used with on
drop in the bucket
phrasal a part so small as to be negligible
drop leaf
noun Date: 1882 a hinged leaf on the side or end of a table that can be folded down
drop off
intransitive verb Date: 1820 to fall asleep
drop out
intransitive verb Date: 1875 to withdraw from participation or membership ; quit; especially to withdraw from conventional society
drop pass
noun Date: 1949 a pass in ice hockey in which the passer skates past the puck leaving it for a teammate following close behind
drop seat
noun Date: 1926 1. a hinged seat (as in a taxi) that may be dropped down 2. a seat (as in an undergarment) that can be unbuttoned
drop shot
noun Date: 1908 a delicately hit shot (as in tennis or squash) that drops quickly after crossing the net or dies after hitting a wall
drop tank
noun Date: 1943 an auxiliary fuel tank for airplanes that can be jettisoned (as when empty)
drop the ball
phrasal to make a mistake especially by failing to take timely, effective, or proper action
drop volley
noun Date: 1907 a drop shot made on a volley in tennis
drop zone
noun Date: circa 1943 the area in which troops, supplies, or equipment are to be air-dropped; also the target on which a skydiver lands
adjective Date: 1970 sensationally striking, attractive, or impressive • drop-dead adverb
adjective Date: 1951 pull-down
transitive verb Date: 1886 to forge between dies by means of a drop hammer or punch press • drop forger noun
noun Date: 1819 1. a casual visit or brief stop 2. one who drops in ; a casual visitor
verb Date: 1882 intransitive verb to make a dropkick transitive verb to kick by means of a dropkick • dropkicker noun
noun Date: 1923 1. a very steep or perpendicular descent 2. a marked dwindling or decline 3. the act or an instance of making a usually brief deposit or delivery
noun Date: 1986 a convertible automobile
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1932 British a convertible automobile
noun Date: 1857 a kick made by dropping a ball to the ground and kicking it at the moment it starts to rebound
noun see drop-kick
noun Date: 1607 a tiny drop (as of a liquid)
noun Date: 1890 an electric light suspended by a cord or on a portable extension
noun Date: 1930 1. a. one who drops out of school b. one who drops out of conventional society c. one who abandons an attempt, activity, or chosen path 2. a ...
adjective see drop II
adjective Date: 1915 designed to extend or begin lower than normal
dropped egg
noun Date: 1824 a poached egg
noun Date: circa 1700 1. one that drops 2. a short glass tube fitted with a rubber bulb and used to measure liquids by drops — called also eyedropper, medicine dropper • ...
noun see dropper
noun Date: 14th century 1. something dropped 2. plural dung
adjective Date: 1673 1. turgid, swollen 2. relating to or affected with dropsy
noun Etymology: Middle English dropesie, short for ydropesie, from Anglo-French, from Latin hydropisis, modification of Greek hydrōps, from hydōr water — more at water Date: ...
also drosky noun (plural droshkies; also droskies) Etymology: Russian drozhki, from droga pole of a wagon Date: 1805 any of various 2- or 4-wheeled carriages used especially ...
noun see droshky
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek drosos dew + New Latin -phila, feminine of -philus -phil Date: circa 1829 any of a genus (Drosophila) of fruit flies used in ...
noun Etymology: Middle English dros, from Old English drōs dregs Date: before 12th century 1. the scum that forms on the surface of molten metal 2. waste or foreign matter ...
adjective see dross
biographical name Jean-Baptiste 1765-1844 Comte d'Erlon French general; marshal of France
also drouth noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drūgath, from drūgian to dry up; akin to Old English drȳge dry — more at dry Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
noun see drought
adjective see drought
noun see drought
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drāf, from drīfan to drive — more at drive Date: before 12th century 1. a group of animals driven or moving in a body ...
noun Date: 15th century one who drives cattle or sheep
verb (drowned; drowning) Etymology: Middle English drounen Date: 14th century intransitive verb to become drowned transitive verb 1. a. to suffocate by submersion ...
nonstandard variant of drown
I. verb (drowsed; drowsing) Etymology: probably akin to Gothic driusan to fall — more at dreary Date: 1573 intransitive verb 1. to be inactive 2. to fall into a light ...
adverb see drowsy

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