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Dukhobor
variant of Doukhobor
dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
foreign term Etymology: Latin it is sweet and seemly to die for one's country
dulcet
adjective Etymology: Middle English doucet, from Anglo-French, from duz, douz sweet, from Latin dulcis; perhaps akin to Greek glykys sweet Date: 14th century 1. sweet to the ...
dulcetly
adverb see dulcet
dulcify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Late Latin dulcificare, from Latin dulcis Date: 1599 1. to make sweet 2. to make agreeable ; mollify
dulcimer
noun Etymology: Middle English dowcemere, from Middle French doulcemer, from Old Italian dolcimelo, from dolce sweet, from Latin dulcis Date: 15th century 1. a stringed ...
dulcimore
noun see dulcimer 2
dulcinea
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Dulcinea del Toboso, beloved of Don Quixote Date: 1748 mistress, sweetheart
dull
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English dul; akin to Old English dol foolish, Old Irish dall blind Date: 13th century 1. mentally slow ; stupid 2. a. slow in perception ...
dullard
noun Date: 15th century a stupid or unimaginative person
Dulles
biographical name John Foster 1888-1959 American diplomat; secretary of state (1953-59)
dullish
adjective Date: 14th century somewhat dull • dullishly adverb
dullishly
adverb see dullish
dullness
noun see dull I
dullsville
noun Date: circa 1960 something or some place that is dull or boring
dully
adverb see dull I
dulness
noun see dull I
dulse
noun Etymology: modification of Scottish Gaelic duileasg; akin to Welsh delysg dulse Date: circa 1698 any of several coarse red seaweeds (especially Palmaria palmata) found ...
Duluth
geographical name city & port NE Minnesota at W end of Lake Superior population 86,918 • Duluthian adjective or noun
Duluthian
adjective or noun see Duluth
Dulwich
geographical name a SE district of London, England, in Southwark
duly
adverb Date: 14th century in a due manner or time ; properly
dum spiro, spero
foreign term Etymology: Latin while I breathe, I hope — one of the mottoes of South Carolina
dum vivimus vivamus
foreign term Etymology: Latin while we live, let us live
dum-dum
noun Etymology: reduplication of 1dumb Date: 1928 a stupid person ; dummy
duma
noun Etymology: Russian, from Old Russian, council, thought, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English dōm judgment — more at doom Date: 1870 a representative ...
Dumas
I. biographical name Alexandre 1802-1870 Dumas père French novelist & dramatist II. biographical name Alexandre 1824-1895 Dumas fils French novelist & dramatist
dumb
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German tumb mute Date: before 12th century 1. a. lacking the human power of speech b. of a ...
dumb cane
noun Etymology: from the fact that chewing it causes the tongue and throat to swell Date: 1696 dieffenbachia
dumb down
transitive verb Date: 1933 to lower the level of difficulty and the intellectual content of (as a textbook); also to lower the general level of intelligence in
dumb show
noun Date: 1561 1. a part of a play presented in pantomime 2. signs and gestures without words ; pantomime
Dumbarton
geographical name 1. burgh W central Scotland WNW of Glasgow population 79,750 2. (or Dumbartonshire) Dunbarton
Dumbartonshire
geographical name see Dumbarton 2
dumbbell
noun Date: 1785 1. a short bar with weights at each end that is used usually in pairs for exercise 2. a stupid person ; dummy
dumbfound
also dumfound transitive verb Etymology: dumb + -found (as in confound) Date: 1653 to confound briefly and usually with astonishment Synonyms: see puzzle • dumbfoundingly ...
dumbfoundingly
adverb see dumbfound
dumbhead
noun Etymology: probably translation of German dummkopf Date: 1887 slang a stupid person ; blockhead
dumbly
adverb see dumb I
dumbness
noun see dumb I
dumbstruck
adjective Date: 1765 made silent by astonishment
dumbwaiter
noun Date: 1737 1. a portable serving table or stand 2. a small elevator used for conveying food and dishes from one story of a building to another
dumdum
noun Etymology: Dum Dum, arsenal near Calcutta, India Date: circa 1889 a bullet (as one with a hollow point) that expands more than usual upon hitting an object
dumfound
transitive verb see dumbfound
Dumfries
geographical name 1. (or Dumfriesshire) former county S Scotland capital Dumfries 2. burgh S Scotland population 32,084
Dumfries and Galloway
geographical name administrative area S Scotland area 2481 square miles (6425 square kilometers)
Dumfriesshire
geographical name see Dumfries 1
dumka
noun (plural dumky) Etymology: Czech, elegy, from Ukrainian, diminutive of duma narrative folk poem, from Old Russian Date: 1895 an Eastern European folk ballad or lament ...
dummkopf
noun Etymology: German, from dumm stupid + Kopf head Date: 1809 blockhead
dummy
I. noun (plural dummies) Etymology: 1dumb + 4-y Date: 1598 1. a. a person who is incapable of speaking b. a person who is habitually silent c. a stupid person 2. ...
dummy up
intransitive verb Date: 1926 to say nothing ; clam up
dummy variable
noun Date: 1957 an arbitrary mathematical symbol or variable that can be replaced by another without affecting the value of the expression in which it occurs
dumortierite
noun Etymology: French dumortiérite, from Eugène Dumortier died 1876 French paleontologist Date: 1881 a bright especially blue mineral consisting of a borosilicate of ...
Dumouriez
biographical name Charles-François du Périer 1739-1823 French general
dump
I. verb Etymology: perhaps from Middle Dutch dompen to immerse, topple; akin to Old Norse dumpa to thump, fall suddenly Date: 1784 transitive verb 1. a. to let fall ...
dump on
phrasal to treat disrespectfully; especially belittle, bad-mouth
dump truck
noun Date: circa 1924 an automotive truck for the transportation of bulk material that has a body which tilts to dump its contents
dumper
noun Date: 1856 1. one that dumps: as a. dump truck b. a device used for unloading freight cars by tilting or dumping 2. a state of collapse, failure, or ruin
dumper truck
noun Date: 1972 British dump truck
dumpily
adverb see dumpy
dumpiness
noun see dumpy
dumping
noun Date: 1857 1. the act of one that dumps; especially the selling of goods in quantity at below market price 2. the practice of refusing emergency medical care to poor or ...
dumping ground
noun Date: 1857 a place to which unwanted people or things are sent
dumpish
adjective Etymology: dumps Date: 1519 sad, melancholy
dumpling
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of lump Date: circa 1600 1. a. a small mass of leavened dough cooked by boiling or steaming b. a usually baked dessert of fruit ...
dumps
noun plural Etymology: probably from Dutch domp haze, from Middle Dutch damp — more at damp Date: 1529 a gloomy state of mind ; despondency
Dumpster
trademark — used for a large trash receptacle
dumpy
adjective (dumpier; -est) Etymology: English dialect dump lump Date: 1750 1. being short and thick in build ; squat 2. shabby, dingy • dumpily adverb • dumpiness noun
dumpy level
noun Date: 1838 a surveyor's level with a short telescope rigidly fixed and rotating only in a horizontal plane
dun
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English dunn — more at dusk Date: before 12th century 1. a. having the color dun b. of a horse having a ...
Dun Laoghaire
or formerly Kingstown geographical name borough & port E Ireland in Leinster on Dublin Bay population 54,715
Dunant
biographical name (Jean-) Henri 1828-1910 Swiss philanthropist & founder of the Red Cross
Dunbar
I. biographical name Paul Laurence 1872-1906 American poet II. biographical name William 1460?-?1530 Scottish poet
Dunbarton
or Dunbartonshire geographical name former county W central Scotland capital Dumbarton
Dunbartonshire
geographical name see Dunbarton
Duncan
I. biographical name Isadora 1877-1927 American dancer II. geographical name city S Oklahoma population 22,505
Duncan Phyfe
adjective Date: 1926 of, relating to, or constituting furniture designed and built by or in the style of Duncan Phyfe
Duncanville
geographical name city NE Texas population 36,081
dunce
noun Etymology: John Duns Scotus, whose once accepted writings were ridiculed in the 16th century Date: 1570 a slow-witted or stupid person
dunce cap
noun Date: 1840 a conical cap formerly used as a punishment for slow learners at school — called also dunce's cap
dunce's cap
noun see dunce cap
Dundalk
geographical name town & port NE Ireland (republic) on Dundalk Bay (inlet of Irish Sea) capital of County Louth population 26,669
Dundas
biographical name Henry 1742-1811 1st Viscount Melville & Baron Dunira British statesman
Dundee
geographical name city & port E Scotland constituting an administrative area on Firth of Tay area 25 square miles (65 square kilometers), population 172,860
dunderhead
noun Etymology: perhaps from Dutch donder thunder + English head; akin to Old High German thonar thunder — more at thunder Date: circa 1625 dunce, blockhead • ...
dunderheaded
adjective see dunderhead
dundrearies
noun plural Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Lord Dundreary, character in the play Our American Cousin (1858), by Tom Taylor Date: circa 1922 long flowing sideburns
dune
noun Etymology: French, from Old French, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English dūn down — more at down Date: 1790 a hill or ridge of sand piled up by the wind • ...
dune buggy
noun Date: 1956 an off-road motor vehicle with oversize tires for use especially on sand
Dunedin
geographical name 1. city W Florida N of Clearwater population 35,691 2. — see Edinburgh 1 3. city New Zealand on SE coast of South Island at head of Otago Harbour ...
duneland
noun Date: 1922 an area having many dunes
dunelike
adjective see dune
Dunfermline
geographical name royal burgh E Scotland NW of Edinburgh population 129,910
dung
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse dyngja manure pile Date: before 12th century 1. the feces of an animal ; manure 2. something ...
dung beetle
noun Date: circa 1634 a beetle (as a tumblebug) that rolls balls of dung in which to lay eggs and on which the larvae feed
Dungannon
geographical name district S Northern Ireland, established 1974 area 301 square miles (783 square kilometers), population 45,322
dungaree
noun Etymology: Hindi dũgrī & Urdu dungrī Date: 1673 1. a heavy coarse durable cotton twill woven from colored yarns; specifically blue denim 2. plural clothes made ...
dungareed
adjective see dungaree
Dungeness crab
noun Etymology: Dungeness, village on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington Date: 1925 a large edible crab (Cancer magister) of the Pacific coast of North America from Alaska ...
dungeon
noun Etymology: Middle English dongeon, donjon, from Anglo-French donjun, from Vulgar Latin *domnion-, domnio keep, mastery, from Latin dominus lord — more at dominate Date: ...
dunghill
noun Date: 14th century 1. a heap of dung 2. something (as a situation or condition) that is repulsive or degraded
dungy
adjective see dung I
dunite
noun Etymology: Mt. Dun, New Zealand Date: circa 1868 a granular igneous rock consisting chiefly of olivine • dunitic adjective
dunitic
adjective see dunite
dunk
I. verb Etymology: Pennsylvania German dunke, from Middle High German dunken, from Old High German dunkōn — more at tinge Date: 1919 transitive verb 1. to dip (as a ...
dunk shot
noun Date: circa 1961 a shot in basketball made by jumping high into the air and throwing the ball down through the basket
Dunkard
noun see Dunker
dunker
noun Etymology: 1dunk Date: 1919 one that dunks; especially a basketball player who makes dunk shots
Dunker
or Dunkard noun Etymology: Pennsylvania German Dunker, from dunke Date: 1744 a member of the Church of the Brethren or any of several other originally German Baptist ...
Dunkerque
or Dunkirk geographical name city & port N France on Strait of Dover population 71,071
Dunkirk
noun Etymology: Dunkirk or Dunkerque, France, scene of the evacuation of Allied forces in 1940 Date: 1941 1. a retreat to avoid total defeat 2. a crisis situation that ...
dunlin
noun (plural dunlins or dunlin) Etymology: 1dun + -lin (alteration of -ling) Date: circa 1532 a small widely distributed sandpiper (Calidris alpina) largely cinnamon to rusty ...
Dunlop
I. noun Etymology: Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland Date: circa 1780 a Scottish cheese similar to cheddar II. biographical name John Boyd 1840-1921 Scottish inventor
dunnage
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 15th century 1. loose materials used to support and protect cargo in a ship's hold; also padding in a shipping container 2. baggage
Dunne
biographical name Finley Peter 1867-1936 American humorist
dunness
noun see dun I
Dunnet Head
geographical name headland N Scotland on N coast W of John o' Groat's; northernmost point of mainland, at 58°50′N
Dunois
biographical name Comte de 1403-1468 Jean d'Orléans; the Bastard of Orléans French general
Duns
geographical name burgh SE Scotland population 2249
Duns Scotus
biographical name John 1266?-1308 Scottish scholastic theologian
Dunsany
biographical name 18th Baron 1878-1957 Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Irish poet & dramatist
Dunstan
biographical name Saint 924-988 archbishop of Canterbury (959-988)
duo
noun (plural duos) Etymology: Italian, from Latin, two — more at two Date: 1590 1. duet 2. pair 2
duo-
combining form Etymology: Latin duo two
duodecillion
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin duodecim twelve + English -illion (as in million) Date: 1875 — see number table
duodecimal
adjective Etymology: Latin duodecim — more at dozen Date: 1663 of, relating to, or proceeding by twelve or the scale of twelves • duodecimal noun
duodecimo
noun (plural -mos) Etymology: Latin, ablative of duodecimus twelfth, from duodecim Date: 1658 twelvemo
duodenal
adjective see duodenum
duodenum
noun (plural duodena or -denums) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin duodeni twelve each, from duodecim twelve; from its length, about 12 fingers' ...
duologue
noun Date: 1864 a dialogue between two persons
duomo
noun (plural duomos) Etymology: Italian, from Latin domus house — more at dome Date: 1549 cathedral
duopolistic
adjective see duopoly
duopoly
noun (plural -lies) Etymology: duo- + -poly (as in monopoly) Date: 1920 1. an oligopoly limited to two sellers 2. preponderant influence or control by two political powers ...
dup
I. transitive verb Etymology: contraction of do up Date: 1547 archaic open II. abbreviation 1. duplex 2. duplicate
dupe
I. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French duppe, probably alteration of huppe hoopoe Date: 1681 one that is easily deceived or cheated ; fool II. transitive verb (duped; ...
duper
noun see dupe II
dupery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1759 1. the condition of being duped 2. the act or practice of duping
duple
adjective Etymology: Latin duplus double — more at double Date: 15th century 1. having two elements 2. a. marked by two or a multiple of two beats per measure of music ...
Dupleix
biographical name Marquis Joseph-François 1697-1763 French colonial administrator in India
Duplessis-Mornay
biographical name — see Philippe de Mornay
duplex
I. adjective Etymology: Latin, from duo two + -plex -fold — more at two, -fold Date: 1567 1. a. having two principal elements or parts ; double, twofold b. having two ...
duplex apartment
noun Date: circa 1925 an apartment having rooms on two floors
duplexer
noun Date: circa 1932 a switching device that permits alternate transmission and reception with the same radio antenna
duplicate
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin duplicatus, past participle of duplicare to double, from duplic-, duplex Date: 15th century 1. consisting of or existing in ...
duplicate bridge
noun Date: 1926 a tournament form of contract bridge in which identical deals are played in order to compare individual scores
duplication
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the act or process of duplicating b. the quality or state of being duplicated 2. duplicate, counterpart 3. a part of a chromosome in ...
duplicative
adjective see duplicate II
duplicator
noun Date: 1893 one that duplicates; specifically a machine for making copies of graphic matter
duplicitous
adjective Date: 1928 marked by duplicity ; deceptive in words or action • duplicitously adverb
duplicitously
adverb see duplicitous
duplicity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English duplicite, from Middle French, from Late Latin duplicitat-, duplicitas, from Latin duplex Date: 15th century 1. contradictory ...
Duque de Caxias
geographical name city SE Brazil in Rio de Janeiro state N of city of Rio de Janeiro population 664,643
Duquesne
biographical name Marquis Abraham 1610-1688 French naval officer
dura
noun see durra
dura mater
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, hard mother Date: 14th century the tough fibrous membrane that envelops the brain and spinal cord external to ...
durability
noun see durable
durable
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin durabilis, from durare to last — more at during Date: 14th century able to exist for a long time without ...
durable goods
noun plural see durables
durable press
noun Date: 1966 permanent press
durableness
noun see durable
durables
noun plural Date: 1941 consumer goods (as vehicles and household appliances) that are typically used repeatedly over a period of years — called also durable goods
durably
adverb see durable
duralumin
noun Etymology: from Duralumin, a trademark Date: 1910 a light strong alloy of aluminum, copper, manganese, and magnesium
durance
noun Etymology: Middle English, duration, from Anglo-French, from durer to last from Latin durare Date: 15th century 1. archaic endurance 2. restraint by or as if by ...
Durango
geographical name 1. state NW central Mexico area 46,196 square miles (119,648 square kilometers), population 1,349,378 2. city, its capital population 414,015
Durant
biographical name Will(iam James) 1885-1981 & his wife Ariel 1898-1981 originally Ada Kaufman American writers
duration
noun Date: 14th century 1. continuance in time 2. the time during which something exists or lasts
durative
adjective Date: 1889 continuative • durative noun
Durazzo
geographical name see Durres
Durban
geographical name city & port E Republic of South Africa in E KwaZulu-Natal on inlet of Indian Ocean population 736,852
durbar
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urda darbār, from Persian, from dar door + bār admission, audience Date: 1609 1. court held by an Indian prince 2. a formal reception held by an ...
Dürer
biographical name Albrecht 1471-1528 German painter & engraver • Düreresque adjective
Düreresque
adjective see Dürer
duress
noun Etymology: Middle English duresse, from Anglo-French duresce hardness, severity, from Latin duritia, from durus Date: 15th century 1. forcible restraint or restriction ...
Durg
or formerly Drug geographical name city E central India in SE Madhya Pradesh E of Nagpur population 150,513
Durham
I. noun Etymology: County Durham, England Date: 1810 shorthorn II. geographical name 1. city NE central North Carolina NW of Raleigh population 187,035 2. county N ...
Durham Rule
noun Etymology: Monte Durham, 20th century American litigant Date: 1955 a legal hypothesis under which a person is not judged responsible for a criminal act that is attributed ...
durian
noun Etymology: Malay Date: 1588 1. a large oval tasty but foul-smelling fruit with a prickly rind 2. an East Indian tree (Durio zibethinus) of the silk-cotton family that ...
during
preposition Etymology: Middle English, from present participle of duren to last, from Anglo-French durer, from Latin durare to harden, endure, last, from durus hard; perhaps akin ...
Durkheim
biographical name Émile 1858-1917 French sociologist • Durkheimian adjective
Durkheimian
adjective see Durkheim
durmast oak
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of dun mast, from 1dun + mast Date: 1791 a European oak (Quercus petraea) valued especially for its dark heavy tough elastic wood and for ...
durn
variant of darn
durned
adjective or adverb see darn IV
duro
noun (plural duros) Etymology: Spanish, short for peso duro hard peso Date: 1832 a Spanish or Spanish American peso or silver dollar
duroc
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Duroc, 19th century American stallion Date: 1883 any of a breed of large vigorous red American hogs
Duroc
biographical name Géraud-Christophe-Michel 1772-1813 Duc de Frioul French general under Napoleon
durometer
noun Etymology: Latin durus hard Date: circa 1879 an instrument for measuring hardness
durra
also dura noun Etymology: Arabic dhura Date: 1798 any of several grain sorghums widely grown in warm dry regions
Durrell
biographical name Lawrence 1912-1990 English novelist & poet
Dürrenmatt
biographical name Friedrich 1921-1990 Swiss author
Durres
or Italian Durazzo or ancient Epidamnus or Dyrrachium geographical name city & port Albania on Adriatic Sea W of Tiranë population 85,500
durst
archaic & dialect past of dare
durum
noun see durum wheat
durum wheat
noun Etymology: New Latin durum, from Latin, neuter of durus hard Date: circa 1903 a wheat (Triticum durum) that yields a glutenous flour used especially in pasta — called ...
Duruy
biographical name Victor 1811-1894 French historian
Duse
biographical name Eleonora 1858-1924 Italian actress
Dushanbe
or formerly Stalinabad geographical name city capital of Tajikistan population 595,000
dusk
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English dosk, alteration of Old English dox; akin to Latin fuscus dark brown, Old English dunn dun, dūst dust Date: 13th century dusky II. ...
duskily
adverb see dusky
duskiness
noun see dusky
dusky
adjective (duskier; -est) Date: 1558 1. somewhat dark in color; specifically having dark skin 2. marked by slight or deficient light ; shadowy • duskily adverb • ...
Düsseldorf
geographical name city W Germany on the Rhine N of Cologne capital of North Rhine-Westphalia population 577,561
dust
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English dūst; akin to Old High German tunst storm, and probably to Latin fumus smoke — more at fume Date: before 12th century 1. ...
dust bowl
noun Date: 1936 a region that suffers from prolonged droughts and dust storms
dust bunny
noun Date: 1966 an aggregate of dust
dust devil
noun Date: 1888 a small whirlwind containing sand or dust
dust jacket
noun Date: 1926 a paper cover for a book
dust mite
noun Date: 1969 any of various mites (especially family Pyroglyphidae) commonly found in house dust — compare house-dust mite
dust mop
noun Date: 1953 dry mop
dust off
transitive verb Date: 1940 to bring out or back to use again
dust storm
noun Date: 1879 1. a dust-laden whirlwind that moves across an arid region and is usually associated with hot dry air and marked by high electrical tension 2. strong winds ...
dust wrapper
noun Date: 1932 dust jacket
dustbin
noun Date: 1848 1. British a can for trash or garbage 2. dustheap 2
dustcover
noun Date: 1899 1. a cover (as of cloth or plastic) used to protect furniture or equipment from dust 2. dust jacket
duster
noun Date: 1576 1. one that removes dust 2. a. (1) a long lightweight overgarment to protect clothing from dust (2) a long coat cut like a duster — called also ...
duster coat
noun see duster
dustheap
noun Date: 1599 1. a pile of refuse 2. a category of forgotten items
dustily
adverb see dusty
dustiness
noun see dusty
dustless
adjective see dust I
dustlike
adjective see dust I
dustman
noun Date: 1707 British a collector of trash or garbage
dustpan
noun Date: 1783 a shovel-shaped pan for sweepings
dustup
noun Date: 1897 row, fight
dusty
adjective (dustier; -est) Date: 13th century 1. covered or abounding with dust 2. consisting of dust ; powdery 3. resembling dust 4. lacking vitality ; dry 5. British ...
dusty miller
noun Date: circa 1825 any of several plants having ashy-gray or white tomentose leaves; especially an herbaceous artemisia (Artemisia stelleriana) with grayish foliage found ...
dutch
adverb Usage: often capitalized Date: 1914 with each person paying his or her own way
Dutch
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English Duch, from Middle Dutch duutsch; akin to Old High German diutisc German, Old English thēod nation, Gothic thiudisko as a gentile, thiuda ...
Dutch Borneo
geographical name — see Kalimantan 2
Dutch cheese
noun Date: 1828 chiefly Northern cottage cheese
Dutch clover
noun Date: 1765 white clover
Dutch Colonial
adjective Date: 1922 characterized by a gambrel roof with overhanging eaves
Dutch courage
noun Date: 1807 courage artificially stimulated especially by drink; also drink taken for courage
Dutch door
noun Date: circa 1890 a door divided horizontally so that the lower or upper part can be shut separately
Dutch elm disease
noun Date: 1927 a disease of elms caused by an ascomycetous fungus (Ceratocystis ulmi) and characterized by yellowing of the foliage, defoliation, and death
Dutch Guiana
geographical name — see Suriname 1
Dutch hoe
noun Date: circa 1750 scuffle hoe
Dutch oven
noun Date: 1769 1. a metal shield for roasting before an open fire 2. a brick oven in which cooking is done by the preheated walls 3. a. a cast-iron kettle with a tight ...
Dutch roll
noun Date: 1916 a combination of directional and lateral oscillation of an airplane
dutch treat
I. noun Usage: often capitalized D Date: 1887 a meal or other entertainment for which each person pays his or her own way II. adverb Usage: often capitalized D Date: 1942 ...
Dutch uncle
noun Date: 1837 one who admonishes sternly and bluntly
Dutchly
adverb see Dutch I
dutchman
noun Date: 14th century 1. capitalized a. archaic a member of any of the Germanic peoples of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries b. a native or ...
Dutchman's-breeches
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1837 a spring-flowering herb (Dicentra cucullaria) of the fumitory family occurring in the eastern United States and ...
Dutchman's-pipe
noun (plural Dutchman's-pipes) Date: 1845 a vine (Aristolochia durior syn. A. macrophylla) of the birthwort family with large leaves and early summer flowers having the tube of ...
duteous
adjective Etymology: irregular from duty Date: 1592 dutiful, obedient
dutiable
adjective Date: 1770 subject to a duty
dutiful
adjective Date: 1552 1. filled with or motivated by a sense of duty 2. proceeding from or expressive of a sense of duty • dutifully adverb • dutifulness noun
dutifully
adverb see dutiful
dutifulness
noun see dutiful
Dutra
biographical name Eurico Gaspar 1885-1974 Brazilian general; president of Brazil (1946-51)
duty
I. noun (plural duties) Etymology: Middle English duete, from Anglo-French deueté, dueté, from deu due Date: 13th century 1. conduct due to parents and superiors ; respect ...
duty-free
adjective or adverb Date: 1689 1. without payment of customs duties ; free from duties 2. relating to or selling duty-free goods
duumvir
noun Etymology: Latin, from duum (genitive of duo two) + vir man Date: 1600 1. one of two Roman officers or magistrates constituting a board or court 2. one of two people ...
duumvirate
noun see duumvir
Duvalier
biographical name François 1907-1971 Papa Doc president of Haiti (1957-71)
duvet
noun Etymology: French Date: 1758 comforter 2b
duvetyn
noun Etymology: French duvetine, from duvet down, from Middle French, alteration of *dumet, diminutive of Old French dun, dum down, from Old Norse dūnn — more at down Date: ...
dux femina facti
foreign term Etymology: Latin a woman was leader of the exploit
duxelles
noun Etymology: Louis Chalon du Blé, Marquis d'Uxelles died 1658 French nobleman Date: 1877 a garnish or stuffing made especially of finely chopped sautéed mushrooms
DV
abbreviation 1. [Latin Deo volente] God willing 2. Douay Version
DVD
noun Etymology: digital video disc Date: 1993 a high-capacity optical disk format; also an optical disk using such a format and containing especially a video recording (as a ...
Dvina Bay
geographical name see Dvina Gulf
Dvina Gulf
or Dvina Bay or formerly Gulf of Archangel geographical name arm of White Sea N Russia in Europe
Dvina, Northern
geographical name river 466 miles (750 kilometers) N Russia in Europe flowing NW into White Sea

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