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noun see drowsy
adjective (drowsier; -est) Date: 1530 1. a. ready to fall asleep b. inducing or tending to induce sleep c. indolent, lethargic 2. giving the appearance of ...
verb (drubbed; drubbing) Etymology: perhaps from Arabic ḍaraba Date: 1634 transitive verb 1. to beat severely 2. to berate critically 3. to defeat decisively ...
noun see drub
noun see drub
I. verb (drudged; drudging) Etymology: Middle English druggen Date: 14th century intransitive verb to do hard, menial, or monotonous work transitive verb to force to do ...
noun see drudge I
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1550 dull, irksome, and fatiguing work ; uninspiring or menial labor Synonyms: see work
adjective Date: 1548 monotonous, tiring • drudgingly adverb
adverb see drudging
geographical name — see Durg
I. noun Etymology: Middle English drogge Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete a substance used in dyeing or chemical operations b. a substance used as a medication or in ...
noun Etymology: Middle French droguet, diminutive of drogue trash, drug Date: 1580 1. a wool or partly wool fabric formerly used for clothing 2. a coarse durable cloth used ...
also druggy noun (plural druggies) Date: 1967 a person who habitually uses drugs
noun Date: 1611 a person who sells or dispenses drugs and medicines: as a. pharmacist b. one who owns or manages a drugstore
I. noun see druggie II. adjective see drug I
noun Date: 1964 a company that manufactures pharmaceuticals
noun Date: 1810 a retail store where medicines and miscellaneous articles are sold ; pharmacy
drugstore cowboy
noun Date: 1923 1. one who wears cowboy clothes but has had no experience as a cowboy 2. one who loafs on street corners and in drugstores
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Latin druides, druidae, plural, from Gaulish druides; akin to Old Irish druí druid, and perhaps to Old English trēow tree Date: 1563 ...
adjective see druid
adjective see druid
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1715 the system of religion, philosophy, and instruction of the druids
I. noun Etymology: probably from Dutch trom; akin to Middle High German trumme drum Date: 1539 1. a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow shell or cylinder with a ...
drum brake
noun Date: 1950 a brake that operates by the friction of usually a pair of shoes pressing against the inner surface of the cylinder of a rotating drum — compare disc brake
drum machine
noun Date: 1980 an electronic device that simulates the sound of drums
drum major
noun Date: 1807 the leader of a marching band
drum majorette
noun Date: 1938 1. a girl or woman who leads a marching band 2. a baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
drum up
transitive verb Date: 1830 1. to bring about by persistent effort 2. invent, originate
noun Date: 1817 1. a stroke on a drum or its sound; also a series of such strokes 2. vociferous advocacy of a cause 3. drumfire 2 • drumbeater noun • drumbeating ...
noun see drumbeat
noun see drumbeat
noun Date: 1916 1. artillery firing so continuous as to sound like a drumroll 2. something suggestive of drumfire in intensity ; barrage
noun Date: 1622 1. the material (as skin or plastic) stretched over one or both ends of a drum 2. the top of a capstan that is pierced with sockets for the levers used in ...
drumhead court-martial
noun Etymology: from the use of a drumhead as a table Date: 1835 a summary court-martial that tries offenses on the battlefield
adjective see drum I
noun Etymology: Irish druim back, ridge (from Old Irish druimm) + English -lin (alteration of -ling) Date: circa 1833 an elongate or oval hill of glacial drift
noun Date: 1580 1. one that plays a drum — sometimes used figuratively in phrases denoting unconventional thought or action 2. traveling salesman
I. biographical name Henry 1851-1897 Scottish clergyman & writer II. biographical name William Henry 1854-1907 Canadian (Irish-born) poet
Drummond of Hawthornden
biographical name William 1585-1649 Scottish poet
geographical name town Canada in S Quebec NE of Montreal population 46,599
noun Date: 1828 a roll on a drum or its sound
noun Date: 1589 1. a stick for beating a drum 2. the segment of a fowl's leg between the thigh and tarsus
I. past participle of drink II. adjective Etymology: Middle English drunke, alteration of drunken Date: 14th century 1. a. having the faculties impaired by alcohol b. ...
drunk tank
noun Date: 1947 a large detention cell for arrested drunks
noun Date: 15th century one who is habitually drunk
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English druncen, from past participle of drincan to drink Date: before 12th century 1. drunk 1 2. obsolete saturated with ...
adverb see drunken
noun see drunken
adjective Date: 1822 1. of or relating to a drupe 2. bearing drupes
noun Etymology: New Latin drupa, from Latin, overripe olive, from Greek dryppa olive Date: circa 1753 a one-seeded indehiscent fruit having a hard bony endocarp, a fleshy ...
noun Date: 1880 a small drupe; specifically one of the individual parts of an aggregate fruit (as the raspberry)
noun see Druze
biographical name 38-9 B.C. Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus Roman general
noun plural Etymology: druther, alteration of would rather Date: 1870 dialect free choice ; preference — used especially in the phrase if one had one's druthers
or Druse noun (plural Druze or Druzes or Druse or Druses) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Arabic Durūz, plural, from Muḥammad ibn-Isma‘īl al-Darazī died 1019 Muslim ...
I. adjective (drier; also dryer; driest; also dryest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English drȳge; akin to Old High German truckan dry, Old English drēahnian to drain ...
dry battery
noun see dry cell
dry cell
noun Date: 1893 a voltaic cell whose contents are not spillable — called also dry battery
dry cleaner
noun Date: 1897 one whose business is dry cleaning
dry cleaning
noun Date: 1855 1. the cleansing of fabrics with substantially nonaqueous organic solvents 2. something that is dry-cleaned
dry dock
noun Date: 1626 a dock that can be kept dry for use during the construction or repairing of ships
dry eye
noun Date: 1970 a condition associated with inadequate tear production and marked by redness, itching, and burning of the eye — called also dry eye syndrome
dry eye syndrome
noun see dry eye
dry farm
noun see dry farming
dry farmer
noun see dry farming
dry farming
noun Date: 1878 farming on nonirrigated land with little rainfall that relies on moisture-conserving tillage and drought-resistant crops • dry-farm transitive verb • dry ...
dry fly
noun Date: 1846 an artificial angling fly designed to float
dry goods
noun plural Date: 1657 textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and notions as distinguished especially from hardware and groceries
dry heaves
noun plural Date: 1950 repeated involuntary retching unaccompanied by vomit
dry hole
noun Date: 1883 a well (as for gas or oil) that proves unproductive
dry ice
noun Date: 1925 solidified carbon dioxide
dry measure
noun Date: 1638 a series of units of capacity for dry commodities — see metric system table, weight table
dry mop
noun Date: 1933 a long-handled mop for dusting floors
dry nurse
noun Date: 1598 a nurse who takes care of but does not breast-feed another woman's baby
dry out
intransitive verb Date: 1892 to undergo an extended period of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use especially at a special clinic
dry rot
noun Date: 1795 1. a. a decay of seasoned timber caused by fungi that consume the cellulose of wood leaving a soft skeleton which is readily reduced to powder b. a fungal ...
dry run
noun Date: circa 1941 1. a practice exercise ; rehearsal, trial 2. a practice firing without ammunition
dry sink
noun Date: 1946 a wooden cabinet with a tray top for holding a wash basin
dry suit
noun Date: 1955 a close-fitting air-insulated waterproof suit for divers
Dry Tortugas
geographical name island group S Florida W of Key West; site of Dry Tortugas National Park
dry up
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb to cut off the supply of intransitive verb 1. to disappear as if by evaporation, draining, or cutting off of a source of supply ...
dry wash
noun Date: 1872 West wash 1d
dry well
noun Date: circa 1942 a hole in the ground filled with gravel or rubble to receive drainage water and allow it to percolate away
verb Date: 1817 transitive verb to subject to dry cleaning intransitive verb to undergo dry cleaning • dry-cleanable adjective
adjective see dry-clean
transitive verb Date: 1854 to place in a dry dock
adjective Date: 1667 1. not moved to tears or to empathy 2. marked by the absence of sentimentalism or romanticism
transitive verb see dry farming
transitive verb Date: 1581 1. to act as dry nurse to 2. to give unnecessary supervision to
verb Date: 1870 transitive verb to affect with dry rot intransitive verb to become affected with dry rot
adjective Date: 15th century having dry shoes or feet
adjective see dry II
noun Etymology: Latin dryad-, dryas, from Greek, from drys tree — more at tree Date: 14th century wood nymph
adjective Date: circa 1872 boring • dryasdust noun
biographical name John 1631-1700 English poet & dramatist; poet laureate (1668-88) • Drydenian adjective
adjective see Dryden
variant of drier
trademark — used for fuel-line antifreeze for motor vehicles
drying oil
noun Date: circa 1760 an oil (as linseed oil) that changes readily to a hard tough elastic substance when exposed in a thin film to air
adjective see dry I
adjective Date: 1893 of, relating to, or being a relatively arid region ; also of, adapted to, practicing, or being agricultural methods (as dry farming) suited to such a ...
noun Date: 1924 an enclosure of limited size usually bare of vegetation and used for fattening livestock
adverb see dry I
noun see dry I
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek drys tree + pithēkos ape Date: 1939 any of a subfamily (Dryopithecinae) of Miocene and Pliocene Old World anthropoid apes sometimes ...
noun Date: 1871 an engraving made with a steel or jeweled point directly into the metal plate without the use of acid as in etching; also a print made from such an engraving
noun Date: 1707 British a dealer in crude dry chemicals and dyes • drysaltery noun, British
noun see drysalter
adjective Date: circa 1702 chiefly British constructed of stone without the use of mortar as an adhesive
noun Date: 1950 a board made of several plies of fiberboard, paper, or felt bonded to a hardened gypsum plaster core and used especially as wallboard
abbreviation 1. [Italian dal segno] from the sign 2. detached service 3. document signed
abbreviation doctor of science
abbreviation Distingished Service Cross
abbreviation digital subscriber line
abbreviation Distinguished Service Medal
abbreviation Distinguished Service Order
abbreviation Etymology: Latin decessit sine prole died without issue
abbreviation 1. daylight saving time 2. doctor of sacred theology
abbreviation doctor of social welfare; doctor of social work
abbreviation 1. daylight time 2. doctor of theology 3. double time
abbreviation doctor of theology
abbreviation 1. desktop publishing 2. diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
Du Barry
biographical name Comtesse — see Jeanne Barry
Du Cange
biographical name Sieur Charles Du Fresne 1610-1688 French scholar & glossarist
Du Chaillu
biographical name Paul Belloni 1831-1903 American (French-born) explorer in Africa
Du Gard
biographical name Roger Martin — see Martin du Gard
Du Guesclin
biographical name Bertrand — see Guesclin
du jour
adjective Etymology: French, literally, of the day Date: 1786 1. made for a particular day — used of an item not specified on the regular menu 2. popular, fashionable, or ...
du Maurier
I. biographical name Dame Daphne 1907-1989 British writer II. biographical name George Louis Palmella Busson 1834-1896 grandfather of preceding British artist & novelist
Du Pont
biographical name Éleuthère Irénée 1771-1834 son of P.S. Du Pont de Nemours American (French-born) industrialist
Du Pont de Nemours
biographical name Pierre-Samuel 1739-1817 French economist & statesman
Du Vigneaud
biographical name Vincent 1901-1978 American biochemist
I. adjective Etymology: Latin dualis, from duo two — more at two Date: 1597 1. of grammatical number denoting reference to two 2. a. consisting of two parts or ...
dual carriageway
noun Date: 1933 chiefly British a divided highway
dual citizenship
noun Date: circa 1924 the status of an individual who is a citizen of two or more nations
dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
noun Date: 1988 absorptiometry in which the density or mass of a material (as bone) is measured by comparing the material's absorption of X rays of two different energies and ...
adjective Date: 1904 having breed characteristics that serve two purposes
noun Date: 1794 1. a theory that considers reality to consist of two irreducible elements or modes 2. the quality or state of being dual or of having a dual nature 3. a. ...
noun see dualism
adjective see dualism
adverb see dualism
noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century dualism 2; also dichotomy
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1838 to make dual
adverb see dual I
I. transitive verb (dubbed; dubbing) Etymology: Middle English dubben, from Old English dubbian; akin to Old Norse dubba to dub, Old High German tubili plug Date: before 12th ...
geographical name see Dubayy
geographical name river 580 miles (933 kilometers) N Canada flowing NE through Dubawnt Lake to Baker Lake (W expansion of Chesterfield Inlet)
Dubawnt Lake
geographical name lake N Canada in Nunavut E of Great Slave Lake
or Dubai geographical name 1. sheikhdom, member of United Arab Emirates 1500 square miles (3885 square kilometers) 2. city, its capital population 265,702
I. noun see dub I II. noun see dub IV
also dubbing noun Etymology: dubbing, gerund of dub to dress leather Date: 1781 a dressing of oil and tallow for leather
noun see dubbin
noun (plural -eties) Etymology: Late Latin dubietas, from Latin dubius Date: 1750 1. a usually hesitant uncertainty or doubt that tends to cause vacillation 2. a matter of ...
adjective Etymology: Latin dubius, from dubare to vacillate; akin to Latin duo two — more at two Date: 1548 1. giving rise to uncertainty: as a. of doubtful promise or ...
adverb see dubious
noun see dubious
adjective Etymology: Latin dubitabilis, from dubitare to doubt — more at doubt Date: circa 1616 open to doubt or question
noun Date: 15th century archaic doubt
or for 3 and 4 Irish Gaelic Baile Atha Cliath geographical name 1. city W California ESE of Oakland population 29,973 2. city central Ohio, a suburb of Columbus population ...
Dublin Bay prawn
noun Date: 1949 langoustine
noun see Dublin
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Dubna, city in Russia where a center for investigation of heavy elements is located Date: 1994 a short-lived radioactive element produced ...
biographical name Paul 1829-1905 French sculptor
biographical name W(illiam) E(dward) B(urghardt) 1868-1963 American educator & writer
geographical name city & port S Croatia population 55,638
biographical name Jean 1901-1985 French artist
geographical name city E Iowa on Mississippi River population 57,686
adjective Etymology: Late Latin ducalis of a leader, from Latin duc-, dux leader — more at duke Date: 15th century of or relating to a duke or dukedom • ducally adverb
adverb see ducal
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Old Italian ducato coin with the doge's portrait on it, from duca doge, from Late Greek douk-, doux leader, from Latin ...
noun Etymology: Italian (Il) Duce, literally, the leader, title of Benito Mussolini, from Latin duc-, dux Date: 1923 leader — used especially for the leader of the Italian ...
biographical name Marcel 1887-1968 French painter • Duchampian adjective
adjective see Duchamp
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
noun Etymology: Guillaume Armand Duchenne died 1875 French neurologist Date: 1971 a severe progressive X-linked muscular dystrophy of males with early childhood onset that is ...
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
noun see Duchenne muscular dystrophy
noun Etymology: Middle English duchesse, from Anglo-French, from duc duke Date: 14th century 1. the wife or widow of a duke 2. a woman who holds the rank of duke in her own ...
noun (plural duchies) Etymology: Middle English duche, from Anglo-French duché, from duc Date: 14th century 1. the territory of a duke or duchess ; dukedom 2. special domain
I. noun (plural ducks) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English duk, doke, from Old English dūce Date: before 12th century 1. or plural duck a. any of various ...
duck and drake
noun see ducks and drakes
duck call
noun Date: 1872 a device for imitating the calls of ducks
duck hook
noun Date: 1973 a pronounced and unintended hook in golf • duck-hook transitive verb
duck sauce
noun Date: 1978 a thick sauce in Chinese cuisine that contains fruits (as plums or apricots), vinegar, sweeteners, and seasonings
duck soup
noun Date: 1912 something easy to do
duck-billed dinosaur
also duckbill dinosaur noun Date: circa 1928 hadrosaur
duck-billed platypus
also duckbill platypus noun Date: 1799 platypus
transitive verb see duck hook
noun Date: 1840 1. platypus 2. hadrosaur
duckbill dinosaur
noun see duck-billed dinosaur
duckbill platypus
noun see duck-billed platypus
noun Date: 1917 a boardwalk or slatted flooring laid on a wet, muddy, or cold surface — usually used in plural
noun see duck II
ducking stool
noun Date: 1597 a seat attached to a plank and formerly used to plunge culprits tied to it into water
noun Date: 15th century a young duck
noun Date: circa 1911 1. a small bowling pin shorter than a tenpin but proportionately wider at mid-diameter 2. plural but singular in construction a bowling game using ...
ducks and drakes
or duck and drake noun Date: 1583 the pastime of skimming flat stones or shells along the surface of calm water
noun Etymology: from its resemblance to the tail of a duck Date: 1948 a hairstyle in which the hair on each side is slicked back to meet in a ridge at the back of the head
intransitive verb Date: 1950 to walk while in a crouch or full squatting position
noun Date: 15th century a small floating aquatic monocotyledonous plant (family Lemnaceae, the duckweed family)
adjective (duckier; -est) Date: 1897 1. darling, cute 2. satisfactory, fine
I. noun Etymology: New Latin ductus, from Medieval Latin, aqueduct, from Latin, act of leading, from ducere to lead — more at tow Date: 1667 1. a bodily tube or vessel ...
duct tape
noun Date: 1973 a wide cloth adhesive tape originally designed for sealing joints in heating or air-conditioning ducts
adjective see duct I
adjective Etymology: Middle English ductil, from Latin ductilis, from ducere Date: 14th century 1. capable of being drawn out into wire or thread 2. easily led or ...
noun see ductile
noun Date: 1945 a system of ducts; also the material composing a duct
adjective see duct I
ductless gland
noun Date: circa 1852 endocrine gland
noun Date: 1883 a small duct
ductus arteriosus
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, arterial duct Date: 1811 a short broad vessel in the fetus that connects the pulmonary artery with the aorta and conducts most of the ...
noun Date: 1934 ducting
I. noun Etymology: Middle English dudde Date: 1567 1. plural a. clothing b. personal belongings 2. a. one that is ineffectual; also failure b. misfit 3. a ...
or duddy adjective Date: 1718 Scottish ragged, tattered
adjective see duddie
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1883 1. a man extremely fastidious in dress and manner ; dandy 2. a city dweller unfamiliar with life on the range; especially an ...
dude ranch
noun Date: 1921 a vacation resort offering activities (as horseback riding) typical of western ranches
noun Etymology: Irish dúidín, diminutive of dúd pipe Date: 1841 a short tobacco pipe made of clay
biographical name Aurore — see George sand
I. noun Etymology: Middle English dogeon, from Anglo-French digeon, dogeon Date: 15th century 1. obsolete a wood used especially for dagger hilts 2. a. archaic a dagger ...
adjective see dude I
adverb see dude I
I. biographical name Robert 1532(or 1533)-1588 1st Earl of Leicester English courtier II. biographical name Thomas 1576-1653 English colonial administrator in America III. ...
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French deu, past participle of dever to owe, from Latin debēre — more at debt Date: 14th century 1. owed or owing as a ...
due diligence
noun Date: 1903 1. the care that a reasonable person exercises under the circumstances to avoid harm to other persons or their property 2. research and analysis of a company ...
due process
noun Date: 1791 1. a course of formal proceedings (as legal proceedings) carried out regularly and in accordance with established rules and principles — called also ...
due to
preposition Date: 1897 as a result of ; because of Usage: The objection to due to as a preposition is only a continuation of disagreements that began in the 18th century ...
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin duellum, from Old Latin, war Date: 15th century 1. a combat between two persons; specifically a formal combat with ...
noun see duel II
noun see duel II
noun see duel II
noun see duel II
noun (plural -los) Etymology: Italian, from Medieval Latin duellum Date: 1588 1. the rules or practice of dueling 2. duel
noun Etymology: Spanish dialect, charm, from Spanish, ghost, goblin, probably from duen de casa, from dueño de casa owner of a house Date: 1964 the power to attract through ...
noun see due I
noun Etymology: Spanish dueña, from Latin domina mistress — more at dame Date: 1623 1. an elderly woman serving as governess and companion to the younger ladies in a ...
noun see duenna
geographical name see Douro
I. noun Etymology: Italian duetto, diminutive of duo duo Date: circa 1740 a composition for two performers II. intransitive verb (duetted or dueted; duetting or dueting) ...
I. noun Etymology: English dialect, alteration of dough Date: 1816 1. a boiled or steamed pudding often containing dried fruit 2. the partly decayed organic matter on the ...
biographical name Lady Lucie 1821-1869 English author
or duffle noun Etymology: Dutch duffel, from Duffel, Belgium Date: 1677 1. a coarse heavy woolen material with a thick nap 2. transportable personal belongings, equipment, ...
duffel bag
noun Date: 1917 a soft oblong bag for personal belongings
duffel coat
noun see duffle coat
noun Etymology: perhaps from duff, noun, something worthless Date: 1756 1. a. a peddler especially of cheap flashy articles b. something counterfeit or worthless 2. an ...
Dufferin and Ava
biographical name 1st Marquis of 1826-1902 Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood British diplomat
noun see duffel
duffle coat
or duffel coat noun Date: 1684 a heavy usually woolen medium-length coat with toggle fasteners and a hood
biographical name Sir Charles Gavan 1816-1903 Irish nationalist & Australian politician
variant of doofus
biographical name Raoul 1877-1953 French painter
I. past and past participle of dig II. noun Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish dæggia to suckle; akin to Old English delu nipple — more at ...
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, probably from dugung in Cebuano or a related Austronesian language of the central Philippines Date: 1800 a sirenian mammal (Dugong dugon ...
noun Date: 1819 1. a boat made by hollowing out a large log 2. a. a shelter dug in a hillside; also a shelter dug in the ground and roofed with sod b. an area in the ...
interjection Date: 1966 1. — used to express actual or feigned ignorance or stupidity 2. — used derisively to indicate that something just stated is all too obvious or ...
biographical name Georges 1884-1966 French writer
noun Etymology: driving under the influence Date: 1980 1. the act or crime of driving while affected by alcohol 2. a person who is arrested for or convicted of driving ...
noun Etymology: Afrikaans, literally, diver, from duik to dive, from Middle Dutch dūken; akin to Old High German tūhhan to dive — more at duck Date: 1777 any of several ...
or formerly Duisburg-Hamborn geographical name city W Germany at junction of Rhine & Ruhr rivers population 537,441
geographical name see Duisburg
variant of doit
biographical name Michael Stanley 1933- American politician
biographical name Benjamin Newton 1855-1929 & his brother James Buchanan 1856-1925 American tobacco industrialists
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French duc, from Latin duc-, dux, from ducere to lead — more at tow Date: 12th century 1. a sovereign male ruler of a ...
duke it out
phrasal to engage in a fight and especially a fistfight
noun see duke I

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