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Damrong Rajanubhab
▪ Thai prince born June 21, 1862 died Dec. 1, 1943, Bangkok, Thailand       Thai prince, son of King Mongkut and brother of King Chulalongkorn. He was the founder of ...
Damrosch
/dam"rosh/; for 1 also Ger. /dahm"rddawsh/, n. 1. Leopold /lee"euh pohld'/; Ger. /lay"aw pawlt'/ 1832-85, German conductor and violinist, in the U.S. after 1871. 2. his son, ...
Damrosch, Walter
▪ American musician in full  Walter Johannes Damrosch  born Jan. 30, 1862, Breslau, Prussia [now Wrocław, Pol.] died Dec. 22, 1950, New York, N.Y., U.S.  Prussian-born ...
Damrosch,Leopold
Dam·rosch (dămʹrŏsh), Leopold. 1832-1885. German-born American musician who was the first to conduct Wagnerian opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. His son Walter ...
damsel
/dam"zeuhl/, n. Literary. a young woman or girl; a maiden, originally one of gentle or noble birth. [1150-1200; ME damisel < AF (OF damoisele) < VL *dominicella, equiv. to L ...
damsel bug
any of various small predaceous bugs of the family Nabidae. * * * ▪ insect also called  nabid bug,    any predacious insect in the true bug order, Heteroptera, that feeds ...
damselfish
/dam"zeuhl fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) damselfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) damselfishes. any of several chiefly tropical, brilliantly colored, ...
damselfly
/dam"zeuhl fluy'/, n., pl. damselflies. any of numerous slender, nonstinging insects of the order Odonata (suborder Zygoptera), distinguished from the dragonflies by having the ...
damson
/dam"zeuhn, -seuhn/, n. 1. Also called damson plum. the small, dark-blue or purple fruit of a plum, Prunus insititia, of the rose family, introduced into Europe from Asia ...
Damu
In Mesopotamian religion, a Sumerian vegetation god and city god of Girsu on the Euphrates River. He was especially associated with the flowing of sap in the spring. His name ...
damyankee
/dam'yang"kee/, n. Informal. (in the southern U.S.) a person native to the northern states of the U.S., esp. one who is disliked or regarded with suspicion. Also, ...
dan
/dahn, dan/, n. Martial Arts. a degree of expertise in karate, judo, tae kwon do, etc., usually signified by the wearing of a cloth belt of a particular color; level: a ...
Dan
/dan/, n. 1. a son of Jacob and Bilhah. Gen. 30:6. 2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him. 3. the northernmost city of ancient Palestine. 4. from Dan ...
dan buoy
/dan/ a temporary buoy having a staff for carrying a flag or light. [1680-90; orig. uncert.] * * *
Dan Dare
a popular character in the British boys’ comic Eagle. Colonel Dan Dare was the ‘Pilot of the Future’, a traveller in space. His main enemy was the Mekon, a small green ...
Dan Patch
▪ racehorse       (foaled 1896), American harness racehorse (Standardbred), a nearly legendary horse in his time, who established in 1905 a world pacing record of 1:55 ...
Dan Rather
➡ Rather * * *
Dan Takuma
▪ Japanese industrialist born Sept. 7, 1858, Fukuoka, Chikuzen province, Japan died March 5, 1932, Tokyo       manager of the giant Mitsui zaibatsu, the greatest of the ...
Dan.
1. Bible. Daniel (def. 1). 2. Also, Dan Danish. * * *
Dana
/day"neuh/, n. 1. Charles Anderson, 1819-97, U.S. journalist, editor, and publisher. 2. Edward Salisbury, 1849-1935, U.S. mineralogist and physicist. 3. his father, James Dwight, ...
Dana, Charles A(nderson)
born Aug. 8, 1819, Hinsdale, N.H., U.S. died Oct. 17, 1897, Glen Cove, N.Y. U.S. journalist. Dana lived at the utopian Brook Farm community for five years in the 1840s before ...
Dana, Charles A.
▪ American journalist in full  Charles Anderson Dana  born August 8, 1819, Hinsdale, New Hampshire, U.S. died October 17, 1897, Glen Cove, New York       American ...
Dana, James D
▪ American geologist and mineralogist born Feb. 12, 1813, Utica, N.Y., U.S. died April 14, 1895, New Haven, Conn.       American geologist, mineralogist, and naturalist ...
Dana, James D(wight)
born Feb. 12, 1813, Utica, N.Y., U.S. died April 14, 1895, New Haven, Conn. U.S. geologist, mineralogist, and naturalist. He graduated from Yale University in 1833. He joined a ...
Dana, Richard Henry
born Aug. 1, 1815, Cambridge, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 6, 1882, Rome, Italy U.S. writer and lawyer. Dana left Harvard College because of weakened eyesight and shipped out as a ...
Dana,Richard Henry
Da·na (dāʹnə), Richard Henry. 1815-1882. American lawyer and writer best known for his Two Years Before the Mast (1840), an account of his voyage from Boston to California ...
Danaë
—Danaän /dan"ee euhn/, adj. /dan"euh ee'/, n. Class. Myth. a daughter of the king of Argos and mother, by Zeus disguised as a shower of gold, of Perseus. * * * In Greek ...
Danai
/dan"ay uy'/, n.pl. Class. Myth. 1. the Argives. 2. the Greeks. * * *
Danaides
—Danaidean /dan'ee id"ee euhn, dan'ee i dee"euhn/, adj. /deuh nay"i deez'/, n.pl. Class. Myth. the 50 daughters of Danaus, 49 of whom were condemned to pour water forever into ...
danaite
/day"neuh uyt'/, n. Mineral. a variety of arsenopyrite having cobalt in place of some of the iron. [1825-35, Amer.; named after J. F. Dana (1793-1827), American chemist; see ...
Danakil
/dan"euh kil, -keel', deuh nah"keel/, n., pl. Danakils, (esp. collectively) Danakil. Afar. * * *
Danang
/deuh nahng", -nang", dah-/, n. a seaport in central Vietnam. 500,000. Also, Da Nang. Formerly, Tourane. * * *
Danao
▪ Philippines       city, eastern Cebu island, Philippines, about 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Cebu City. It was founded in 1844 and is a port on the Camotes Sea for ...
Danapur
▪ India also called  Dinapore  or  Dinapur        city, northern Bihar state, northeastern India, situated on the Ganges (Ganga) River (Ganges River). It is a ...
Danaus
/dan"ay euhs/, n. Class. Myth. a ruler of Argos who ordered his 50 daughters to kill their husbands on their wedding night. Cf. Danaides. * * * ▪ Greek ...
Danava
/dah"neuh veuh/, n. Hinduism. one of the Vedic demons. Cf. Asura, Vrita. * * *
danazol
/day"neuh zawl', -zol'/, n. Pharm. a synthetic androgenic steroid, C22H27NO2, used in the treatment of endometriosis that is responsive to hormonal management. [contr. of the ...
danburite
/dan"beuh ruyt'/, n. a rare mineral, calcium borosilicate, CaB2Si2O8, occurring in pegmatite in yellow or colorless crystals resembling topaz. [Amer.; after DANBURY, where it was ...
Danbury
/dan"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n. a city in SW Connecticut. 60,470. * * * ▪ Connecticut, United States       city, coextensive with the town (township) of Danbury, Fairfield ...
Danbury Hatters' Case
▪ law case formally  Loewe v. Lawlor (208 U.S. 274)        U.S. Supreme Court case in which unions were held to be subject to the antitrust laws. In 1902 the United ...
Danby, Ken
▪ 2008 Kenneth Edison Danby        Canadian painter born March 6, 1940, Sault Sainte Marie, Ont. died Sept. 23, 2007, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ont. was best known ...
dance
—dancingly, adv. /dans, dahns/, v., danced, dancing, n. v.i. 1. to move one's feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, esp. to the accompaniment of music. 2. ...
dance band
a musical group that varies in size from a combo to an orchestra and that specializes in playing music for social dancing. [1925-30] * * *
dance card
a card listing, in order, the names of the partners with whom a woman has agreed to dance at a formal ball or party. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
dance drama
drama performed through dance movements, frequently with dialogue. [1920-25] * * *
dance fly
▪ insect       any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera, that are named for their erratic movements while in flight. Dance flies are small with a ...
dance form
Music. the binary form used in most of the movements of the 18th-century suite. * * *
dance hall
a public establishment that, for an admission fee, provides its patrons with music and space for dancing and, sometimes, dancing partners and refreshments. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
dance notation
Written recording of dance movements. The earliest notation, in the late 15th century, consisted of letter-symbols. Several attempts were made in later centuries to describe ...
dance of death
1. a symbolic dance in which Death, represented as a skeleton, leads people or skeletons to their grave. 2. a representation of this theme in art. Also called danse ...
dance suite
      musical arrangement consisting of related dance movements. See suite. * * *
Dance Theater of Harlem
a US dance group with mostly African-American dancers. It was established in 1971 in Harlem in New York by Arthur Mitchell (1934– ), the first African-American principal artist ...
Dance to the Music of Time
a sequence of twelve novels by the English author Anthony Powell (1905–2000), published between 1951 and 1975. The novels present a broad picture of the British upper and ...
Dance, George, the Younger
▪ British architect and artist born 1741, London, Eng. died Jan. 14, 1825, London       British architect who was responsible for extensive urban redevelopment in ...
dance, Western
Introduction       history of Western dance from ancient times to the present and including the development of ballet, the waltz, and various types of modern ...
danceability
See danceable. * * *
danceable
—danceability, n. /dan"seuh beuhl, dahn"-/, adj. appropriate for or conducive to dancing: danceable music. [1855-60; DANCE + -ABLE] * * *
dancegoer
dance·go·er (dănsʹgō'ər) n. One who attends dance performances.   danceʹgo'ing adj. & n. * * *
dancegoing
See dancegoer. * * *
dancehall
dance·hall (dănsʹhôl') n. 1. or dance hall A building or part of a building with facilities for dancing. 2. See ragga. * * *
dancehall music
▪ music also called  ragga  or  dub        style of Jamaican popular music that had its genesis in the political turbulence of the late 1970s and became Jamaica's ...
dancehall reggae
➡ ragga. * * *
dancer
/dan"seuhr, dahn"-/, n. 1. a person who dances. 2. a person who dances professionally, as on the stage. [1250-1300; ME dauncer; see DANCE, -ER1] * * *
Dancer
/dan"seuhr, dahn"-/, n. Stanley, born 1927, U.S. harness racer and trainer. * * *
Dancer, Stanley Franklin
▪ 2006       American horseman (b. July 25, 1927, West Windsor, N.J.—d. Sept. 8, 2005, Pompano Beach, Fla.), captured 3,781 races during his career as one of harness ...
dancercise
/dan"seuhr suyz', dahn"-/, n. vigorous dancing done as an exercise for physical fitness. [1980-85; DANCE + (EXER)CISE] * * *
dancerly
dan·cer·ly (dănʹsər-lē) adj. Having or displaying the movements, skills, or knowledge of a dancer or the dance: “impressionistic doodles, symphonic splashes and dancerly ...
dancetherapy
dance therapy n. A method of psychological treatment in which movement and dance are used to express and deal with feelings and experiences, both positive and negative. Also ...
dancette
/dan set"/, n. Archit. an ornamental zigzag, as in a molding. [1830-40; var. of DANCETTÉ, heraldry term denoting a zigzag line, prob. alter. (see -ETTE) of F denché indented < ...
dancewear
dance·wear (dănsʹwâr') n. Clothing such as leotards and warmup suits that are worn for dance practice and exercising. * * *
dancing step.
See balanced step. Also called dancing winder. * * *
dancing-lady orchid
/dan"sing lay"dee, dahn"-/ any of numerous epiphytic orchids of the genus Oncidium, often grown as houseplants. * * *
dancingly
See dancer. * * *
Dancourt, Florent Carton
▪ French author born Nov. 1, 1661, Fontainebleau, Fr. died Dec. 7, 1725, Courcelles-le-Roi, near Orléans  actor and playwright who created the French comedy of manners and ...
dancy
danc·y also danc·ey (dănʹsē) adj. Informal danc·i·er, danc·i·est Suitable for or inviting dancing; danceable: dancy music. * * *
Dandakaranya
▪ region, India       physiographic region in east-central India. Extending over an area of about 35,600 square miles (92,300 square km), it includes the Abujhmar Hills ...
Dandarah
▪ Egypt also spelled  Dendera   agricultural town on the west bank of the Nile, in Qinā muḥāfaẓah (governorate), Upper Egypt. The modern town is built on the ancient ...
dandelion
/dan"dl uy'euhn/, n. 1. a weedy composite plant, Taraxacum officinale, having edible, deeply toothed or notched leaves, golden-yellow flowers, and rounded clusters of white, ...
Dandenong Ranges
▪ mountains, Australia       mountain ranges, part of the Eastern Highlands, east of Melbourne in southern Victoria, Australia. Several peaks exceed 1,600 ft (500 m), ...
dander
dander1 /dan"deuhr/, n. 1. loose scales formed on the skin and shed from the coat or feathers of various animals, often causing allergic reactions in susceptible persons. 2. ...
dandiacal
dandiacal [dan dī′ə kəl] adj. Literary dandyish * * *
Dandie Dinmont
/dan"dee din"mont/ one of a breed of small terriers having short legs, pendulous ears, and a long, wiry, pepper- or mustard-colored coat. [1840-50; after a character in Scott's ...
Dandie Dinmont terrier
Dandie Dinmont terrier [dan′dē din′mänt΄, din′mənt] n. 〚after Dandie (Andrew) Dinmont, character in Scott's Guy Mannering〛 any of a breed of small terrier with ...
DandieDinmont
Dan·die Din·mont (dăn'dē dĭnʹmŏnt') n. A small terrier of a breed developed in the border counties of England and Scotland and having a rough grayish or brownish coat, a ...
dandification
See dandify. * * *
dandify
—dandification, n. /dan"deuh fuy'/, v.t., dandified, dandifying. to make into or cause to resemble a dandy or fop. [1815-25; DANDY + -FY] * * *
dandily
See dandy. * * *
Daṇḍin
▪ Indian author flourished late 6th and early 7th centuries, India       Indian Sanskrit writer of prose romances and expounder on poetics. Scholars attribute to him ...
dandiprat
/dan"dee prat'/, n. 1. a silver coin of 16th-century England, equal to about twopence. 2. Archaic. a. a diminutive person; a dwarf, pygmy, or midget. b. a person of small or ...
dandle
—dandler, n. /dan"dl/, v.t., dandled, dandling. 1. to move (a baby, child, etc.) lightly up and down, as on one's knee or in one's arms. 2. to pet; pamper. [1520-30; dand- ...
dandleboard
dandle board n. Narragansett Bay See seesaw. See Regional Note at teeter-totter. * * *
dandler
See dandle. * * *
Dando, Jill Wendy
▪ 2000       British television broadcaster (b. Nov. 9, 1961, Weston-super-Mare, Eng.—d. April 26, 1999, London, Eng.), served as an anchor of newscasts as well as ...
Dandolo Family
      an ancient Italian family distinguished in the history of Venice. It rose quickly to prominence when expansion from the lagoons to the mainland began. By the 11th ...
Dandolo, Enrico
born 1107?, Venice died 1205, Constantinople Doge of the Republic of Venice (1192–1205). After a career as a Venetian diplomat, he was elected doge at age 85. He swore the ...
Dandolo, Vincenzo
▪ Italian chemist and statesman born Oct. 12, 1758, Venice died Dec. 12, 1819, Varese, Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia       Italian chemist and statesman, an innovator in ...
Dandong
/dahn"dawng"/, n. a seaport in SE Liaoning province, in NE China, at the mouth of the Yalu River. 450,000. Formerly, Antung. * * * ▪ China Wade-Giles romanization ...
Dandridge, Dorothy
▪ American singer and actress in full  Dorothy Jean Dandridge   born November 9, 1922, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. died September 8, 1965, West Hollywood, ...
Dandridge, Ray
▪ American baseball player in full  Raymond Emmitt Dandridge , bynames  Dandy  and  Hooks  born Aug. 31, 1913, Richmond, Va., U.S. died Feb. 12, 1994, Palm Bay, ...
dandruff
—dandruffy, dandriffy, adj. /dan"dreuhf/, n. a seborrheic scurf that forms on the scalp and comes off in small scales. Also, dandriff /dan"drif/. [1535-45; orig. uncert.] * * ...
dandruffy
See dandruff. * * *
dandy
—dandily, dandyishly, dandiacally /dan duy"euhk lee/, adv. —dandyish, dandiacal, adj. —dandyism, n. /dan"dee/, n., pl. dandies, adj., dandier, dandiest. n. 1. a man who is ...
dandy brush
a brush with stiff, short bristles that is used for grooming animals, esp. horses. [1835-45] * * *
dandy fever
Pathol. (in the West Indies) dengue. [1820-30; prob. < West Indian Creole, of Afr orig.] * * *
dandy roll
Papermaking. a light, open cylinder of wire gauze in a papermaking machine, for smoothing wet pulp and for impressing a watermark. Also called dandy roller. [1830-40] * * *
dandyfever
dandy fever n. See dengue.   [Alteration of dengue.] * * *
dandyish
See dandily. * * *
dandyishly
See dandily. * * *
dandyism
See dandily. * * *
dandyroll
dandy roll n. A cylinder of wire gauze pressed on moist pulp before it starts through the rollers of a papermaking device and resulting in the production of a watermark. Also ...
Dane
/dayn/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Denmark. 2. a person of Danish descent. 3. See Great Dane. 4. a male given name. [bef. 950; ME Dan, OE Dene (pl.), influenced by ON Danir ...
Danegeld
/dayn"geld'/, n. (in medieval England) an additional tax on land believed to have been levied originally as a tribute to the Danish invaders but later continued for other ...
Danelaw
/dayn"law'/, n. 1. the body of laws in force in the northeast of England where the Danes settled in the 9th century A.D. 2. the part of England under this law. Also, Danelage ...
Danes
n [pl] the name used in English history for those Vikings who attacked and settled in the eastern and northern parts of England in the 9th century, and whose kings ruled the ...
Danewirk
▪ Danish history also spelled  Danewerk,  Dannewirk , or  Dannewerk , Danish  Dannevirke , or  Danevirke (Danes' Bulwark)        the ancient frontier rampart ...
dang
/dang/, v.t., adj., n. damn (used euphemistically). [1780-90] * * *
danged
/dangd/, adj., adv. damned (used euphemistically). [1870-75] * * *
danger
—dangerless, adj. /dayn"jeuhr/, n. 1. liability or exposure to harm or injury; risk; peril. 2. an instance or cause of peril; menace. 3. Obs. power; jurisdiction; ...
danger angle
Navig. a horizontal or vertical angle, subtended by two points on shore, that provides a maximum or minimum angle between the points as observed from a vessel if it is to steer a ...
Danger Cave
a deep, stratified site in the eastern Great Basin, in Utah, occupied by Amerindian cultures from at least 7000 B.C. to historic times. * * *
Dangerfield, Rodney
▪ 2005 Jacob Cohen        American comedian (b. Nov. 22, 1921, Babylon, N.Y.—d. Oct. 5, 2004, Los Angeles, Calif.), immortalized the line “I don't get no respect” ...
Dangerfield, Thomas
▪ British informer born 1650, Waltham, Essex, Eng. died 1685, London  British informer who falsely accused British Roman Catholics of conspiracy during the panic created by ...
dangerous
—dangerously, adv. —dangerousness, n. /dayn"jeuhr euhs, daynj"reuhs/, adj. 1. full of danger or risk; causing danger; perilous; risky; hazardous; unsafe. 2. able or likely to ...
dangerously
See dangerous. * * *
dangerousness
See dangerously. * * *
dangle
—dangler, n. —danglingly, adv. /dang"geuhl/, v., dangled, dangling, n. v.i. 1. to hang loosely, esp. with a jerking or swaying motion: The rope dangled in the breeze. 2. to ...
dangleberry
/dang"geuhl ber'ee/, n., pl. dangleberries. tangleberry. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
dangler
See dangle. * * *
dangling
dan·gling (dăngʹglĭng) n. Of or being a modifier, especially a participle or participial phrase, that grammatically modifies the subject of its sentence but semantically ...
dangling participle
Gram. a participle or participial phrase, often found at the beginning of a sentence, that appears from its position to modify an element of the sentence other than the one it ...
dangly
See dangler. * * *
Dângrêk Mountains
▪ mountains, East Asia Khmer  Chuŏr Phnum Dângrêk , French  Chaîne de Dangrek        forested range of hills averaging 1,500–2,000 feet (450–600 m) and ...
Dangriga
▪ Belize formerly  Stann Creek        town, east-central Belize, at the mouth of the 20-mile- (32-km-) long North Stann Creek on the Caribbean coast. It was founded ...
Dania
/day"nee euh/, n. a town in S Florida. 11,811. * * *
Danian Stage
▪ geology       lowermost and oldest division of Paleocene (Paleocene Epoch) rocks, representing all rocks deposited worldwide during the Danian Age (65.5 million to ...
Daniel
/dan"yeuhl/, n. 1. Bible. a. a prophet living in Babylon during the Captivity. b. the book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Dan. 2. Samuel, 1562-1619, English poet and ...
Daniel Boone
➡ Boone (I) * * *
Daniel Day-Lewis
➡ Day-Lewis (II) * * *
Daniel Defoe
➡ Defoe * * *
Daniel Of Kiev
▪ Russian author also called  Daniel The Pilgrim,  Russian  Daniil Kievsky, or Daniil Polomnik  flourished 1107       the earliest known Russian travel writer, ...
Daniel Romanovich
known as Daniel of Galicia born 1201 died 1264 Ruler of Galicia and Volhynia, one of the most powerful princes in east central Europe. He inherited the two principalities at ...
Daniel, Clifton, Jr.
▪ 2001       American journalist and newspaper editor (b. Sept. 19, 1912, Zebulon, N.C.—d. Feb. 21, 2000, New York, N.Y.), served as managing editor of the New York ...
Daniel, Frank
▪ 1997       Czechoslovak-born filmmaker who, faced with Soviet persecution, fled to the U.S. after producing the 1965 movie The Shop on Main Street, which won an ...
Daniel, Gabriel
▪ French historian born Feb. 8, 1649, Rouen, Fr. died June 23, 1728, Paris       French Jesuit historian whose writings include an outstanding history of ...
Daniel, Peter Vivian
▪ United States jurist born April 24, 1784, Crows Nest, Stafford county, Va., U.S. died May 31, 1860, Richmond, Va.       associate justice of the Supreme Court of the ...
Daniel, Samuel
▪ British author born 1562?, Taunton, Somerset, Eng. died 1619       English contemplative poet, marked in both verse and prose by his philosophic sense of ...
Daniel, The Book of
▪ Old Testament also called  The Prophecy Of Daniel,        a book of the Old Testament found in the Ketuvim (Writings), the third section of the Jewish canon, but ...
Daniel, Yuli Markovich
▪ Russian writer pseudonym  Nikolai Arzhak   born 1925, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. died Dec. 30, 1988, Moscow       Soviet poet and short-story writer who was convicted ...
Daniele da Volterra
▪ Italian artist original name  Daniele Ricciarelli   born 1509, Volterra [Italy] died April 4, 1566, Rome       Italian Mannerist painter and sculptor, noted for his ...
Danieli, Cecilia
▪ 2000       Italian industrialist who, as managing director of the Danieli Group, a company founded by her grandfather, revolutionized steelmaking throughout the world ...
Danielian, Leon
▪ 1998       American ballet dancer who had an inimitable stage presence and masterful technique and achieved his greatest fame with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo ...
Daniell, John Frederic
▪ British chemist born March 12, 1790, London died March 13, 1845, London       British chemist and meteorologist who invented the Daniell cell, which was a great ...
Danielle
/dan yel"/, n. a female given name. * * *
Daniels
/dan"yeuhlz/, n. 1. Jonathan Worth, 1902-81, U.S. journalist, editor, and author. 2. his father, Josephus /joh see"feuhs/, 1862-1948, U.S. editor and statesman. * * *
Daniels, Charles
▪ American athlete in full  Charles Meldrum Daniels  born March 24, 1885, United States died August 8, 1973, Carmel Valley, California       American swimmer who won ...
Daniels, Josephus
born May 18, 1862, Washington, N.C., U.S. died Jan. 15, 1948, Raleigh, N.C. U.S. editor, administrator, and diplomat. He published a newspaper in Raleigh, N.C. (1885–1933), ...
Danielsson, Anders
▪ Swedish politician born Jan. 14, 1784, Bondarp, Swed. died April 22, 1839, Surte       the foremost peasant leader in early 19th-century ...
Danilevsky, Nikolay (Yakovlevich)
born Dec. 10, 1822, Obertse, Russia died Nov. 19, 1865, Tiflis, Russian Georgia Russian naturalist and historical philosopher. He was the first to propound the philosophy of ...
Danilevsky, Nikolay Yakovlevich
▪ Russian philosopher born December 10 [November 28, old style], 1822, Obertse, Oryol Guberniya (province), Russia died November 19 [November 7, O.S.], 1865, Tiflis, Russian ...
Danilo I
▪ ruler of Montenegro in full  Danilo Nikola Petrović  born c. 1670 died Jan. 11, 1735       the first ruler of Montenegro of the Petrović-Njegoš dynasty, which ...
Danilo II
▪ prince of Montenegro in full  Danilo Petrović Njegoš   born May 25, 1826, Njegoš, Montenegro died Aug. 13, 1860, Kotor       prince-bishop (1851–52) and then ...
Danilova
/deuh nee"leuh veuh, -loh-/; Russ. /du nyee"leuh veuh/, n. Alexandra /al'ig zan"dreuh, -zahn"-/; Russ. /u lyi ksahn"drddeuh/, 1904?-97, Russian ballet dancer. * * *
Danilova, Alexandra
▪ 1998       Russian-born American ballerina and teacher (b. Nov. 20, 1903, Peterhof [now Petrodvorets], Russia—d. July 13, 1997, New York, N.Y.), possessed charm, ...
Danilova, Alexandra (Dionisyevna)
born Nov. 20, 1903, Peterhof, Russia died July 13, 1997, New York, N.Y., U.S. Russian-born U.S. ballet dancer and teacher. She attended the Imperial Ballet School in St. ...
Danilova,Alexandra
Da·ni·lo·va (də-nēʹlə-və), Alexandra. 1904-1997. Russian-born American ballerina who danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1938 to 1958. * * *
danio
/day"nee oh'/, n., pl. danios. any of several cyprinid fishes of the genera Danio and Brachydanio, of India and Sri Lanka, often kept in aquariums. [1880-85; < NL] * * * ▪ ...
Danish
/day"nish/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Danes, their country, or their language. n. 2. a North Germanic language, the language of Denmark, closely related to Norwegian, ...
Danish language
Official language of Denmark, belonging to the Scandinavian (North) branch of the Germanic languages. It began to separate from the other Scandinavian languages с AD 1000. ...
Danish literature
Introduction       the body of writings produced in the Danish and Latin languages.       During Denmark's long union with Norway (1380–1814), the Danish ...
Danish oil
a furniture oil, based on synthetic resins, that gives a soft luster. * * *
Danish pastry
a light, rich, flaky pastry, esp. a puff paste, leavened with yeast and often filled with cheese, nuts and raisins, custard, or fruit. [1930-35] * * *
Danish West Indies
former name of the Virgin Islands of the United States. Also called Danish Virgin Islands. * * *
Dānishmend dynasty
▪ Turkmen dynasty also spelled  Danişmend , also called  Dānishmendid        Turkmen dynasty that ruled in the Sivas-Kayseri-Malatya-Kastamonu region of central ...
Danishpastry
Danish pastry n. A sweet buttery pastry made with raised dough. * * *
Danite
/dan"uyt/, n. 1. a member of the tribe of Dan. 2. a member of an alleged secret order of Mormons supposed to have been formed about 1837. [1525-35; DAN + -ITE1] * * *
Danjon, André-Louis
▪ French astronomer born April 6, 1890, Caen, France died April 21, 1967, Paris       French astronomer noted for his important developments in astronomical instruments ...
dank
—dankly, adv. —dankness, n. /dangk/, adj., danker, dankest. unpleasantly moist or humid; damp and, often, chilly: a dank cellar. [1350-1400; ME (adj. and n.), prob. < Scand; ...
danke
/dahng"keuh/, interj. German. thank you. * * *
danke schön
/dahng"keuh shuen'/, German. thank you very much. * * *
dankly
See dank. * * *
dankness
See dankly. * * *
Danko, Rick
▪ 2000       Canadian-born musician born Dec. 29, 1942, Simcoe, Ont. died Dec. 10, 1999, Marbletown, N.Y. played bass and other instruments and was a lead vocalist in ...
Dankworth
(1927– ) an English saxophone player, writer of jazz music and leader of his own jazz orchestra. In 1985 he became the Pops Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra. He ...
Danl
Danl abbrev. Daniel * * *
Danl.
Daniel. * * *
Danmark
Danmark [dan′märk] Dan. name for DENMARK * * *
Dannay
/dan"ay/, n. Frederic ("Ellery Queen"), 1905-82, U.S. mystery writer, in collaboration with Manfred Bennington Lee. * * *
Danny
/dan"ee/, n. a male given name, form of Daniel. * * *
Danny DeVito
➡ DeVito * * *
Dano-Norwegian
/day"noh nawr wee"jeuhn/, n. Bokmål. [ < LL Dan(i) DANES + -O- + NORWEGIAN] * * *
Danquah, J.B.
▪ Ghanaian politician in full  Joseph Kwame Kyeretwi Boakye Danquah   born December 1895, Bepong, Gold Coast [now Ghana] died Feb. 4, 1965, Nsawam, Ghana  the dean of ...
DanRiver
Dan River A river, about 290 km (180 mi) long, of southern Virginia and northern North Carolina flowing south and east to the Roanoke River. * * *
dansant
/dahonn sahonn"/, n., pl. dansants /-sahonn"/. French. See thé dansant. * * *
danse du ventre
Fr. /dahonns dyuu vahonn"trddeu/, pl. danses du ventre Fr. /dahonns dyuu vahonn"trddeu/. See belly dance. [1890-95; < F] * * *
danse macabre
Fr. /dahonns mann kann"brddeu/. See dance of death. [ < F] * * *
Dansereau, Pierre
▪ Canadian plant ecologist in full  Pierre Mackay Dansereau   born Oct. 5, 1911, Montreal, Que., Can.       French-Canadian plant ecologist who was a pioneer in the ...
danseur
Fr. /dahonn suerdd"/, n., pl. danseurs Fr. /-suerdd"/. a male ballet dancer. [1820-30; < F: lit., dancer. See DANCE, -EUR] * * *
danseur noble
Fr. /dahonn suerdd naw"bleu/, pl. danseurs nobles Fr. /dahonn suerdd naw"bleu/. a male dancer who is the partner of a ballerina, as in a pas de deux. [1940-45; < F; lit., noble ...
danseuse
Fr. /dahonn suez"/, n., pl. danseuses Fr. /-suez"/. a female ballet dancer. [1835-45; < F; fem. of DANSEUR; see -EUSE] * * *
Dante
/dan"tee, dahn"tay/; It. /dahn"te/, n. (Dante Alighieri), 1265-1321, Italian poet: author of the Divine Comedy. * * * (as used in expressions) Busoni Ferruccio Dante ...
Dante (Alighieri)
Dante (Alighieri) [dän′tā, dan′tē] (born Durante Alighieri) 1265-1321; It. poet: wrote The Divine Comedy Dantean adj., n. Dantesque [dän′tesk′, dan′tesk′] adj. * ...
Dante chair
Italian Furniture. a chair of the Renaissance having two transverse pairs of curved legs crossing beneath the seat and rising to support the arms and back. Also called Dantesca ...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
➡ Rossetti (II) * * *
DanteAlighieri
Dan·te A·li·ghie·ri (dänʹtā ä'lē-gyĕʹrē), 1265-1321. Italian poet whose masterpiece, The Divine Comedy (completed 1321), details his visionary progress through Hell ...
Dantean
/dan"tee euhn, dan tee"euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Dante or his writings. 2. Dantesque. n. 3. a person who is an expert on the writings of Dante. [1825-35; DANTE + -AN] * ...
Dantesque
/dan tesk"/, adj. in the style of Dante; characterized by impressive elevation of style with deep solemnity or somberness of feeling. [1825-35; DANT(E) + -ESQUE; cf. F dantesque, ...
Danticat, Edwidge
▪ 2000       During 1999 the Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat continued to enjoy the benefits of having her work selected by talk-show host Oprah Winfrey for her ...
Dantiscus, Johannes
▪ Polish author and bishop (Latin), Polish  Jan Dantyszek , also called  Jan Flachsbinder  born November 1, 1485, Gdańsk, Poland died October 27, 1548, Lidzbark ...
Danton
/dan"tn/; Fr. /dahonn tawonn"/, n. Georges Jacques /zhawrddzh zhahk/, 1759-94, French Revolutionary leader. * * *
Danton, Georges
▪ French revolutionary leader Introduction in full  Georges-Jacques Danton  born October 26, 1759, Arcis-sur-Aube, France died April 5, 1794, Paris  French Revolutionary ...
Danton, Georges (-Jacques)
born Oct. 26, 1759, Arcis-sur-Aube, France died April 5, 1794, Paris French revolutionary leader. A lawyer in Paris before the French Revolution, he cofounded the Cordeliers ...
Danton,Georges Jacques
Dan·ton (däɴ-tôɴʹ), Georges Jacques. 1759-1794. French Revolutionary leader who took part in the storming of the Bastille (1789) and supported the execution of Louis XVI ...
dantrolene
/dan"treuh leen'/, n. Pharm. a toxic orange powder, C14H10N4O5, used to control muscle spasms, as in the treatment of local trauma, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or other ...
Dantzig, George
▪ 2006       American mathematician (b. Nov. 8, 1914, Portland, Ore.—d. May 13, 2005, Stanford, Calif.), devised the simplex algorithm, a method for solving problems ...
Danu
/dah"nooh/, n. Irish Myth. the mother of the Tuatha De Danann: identified with the Welsh Don. Also, Dana. * * * ▪ Celtic goddess also spelled  Anu, or Dana, ...
Danube
/dan"yoohb/, n. a river in central and SE Europe, flowing E from southern Germany to the Black Sea. 1725 mi. (2775 km) long. German, Donau. Hungarian, Duna. Czech and Slovak, ...
Danube River
German Donau Slovak Dunaj Serbo-Croatian and Bulgarian Dunav Romanian Dunarea Russian Dunay River, central Europe. The second-longest European river (after the Volga), it rises ...
Danube school
Tradition of German landscape painting and etching that developed in the Danube River valley between Regensburg and Vienna in the early 16th century. The most important artists ...
Danubian
/dan yooh"bee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Neolithic culture of the Danube basin. [1925-30; DANUBE + -IAN] * * *
Danvers
/dan"veuhrz/, n. a town in NE Massachusetts, near Boston. 24,100. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States  town (township), Essex county, eastern Massachusetts, U.S. It lies ...
Danville
/dan"vil/, n. 1. a city in S Virginia. 45,642. 2. a city in E Illinois. 38,985. 3. a town in W California. 26,446. 4. a town in central Kentucky. 12,942. * * * ▪ Illinois, ...
Danzi
/dahn"tsee/, n. Franz /frddahnts/, 1763-1826, German composer. * * *
Danzi, Franz
▪ German composer in full  Franz Ignaz Danzi  born June 15, 1763, Schwetzingen, Baden [Germany] died April 13, 1826, Karlsruhe       the most important member of a ...
Danzig
/dan"sig/; Ger. /dahn"tsik/, n. 1. German name of Gdansk. 2. Free City of, a former self-governing territory including the seaport of Danzig: constituted by the treaty of ...
Danzig, Sarah Palfrey
▪ 1997       U.S. tennis champion who combined grace and skill at the net to capture 18 Grand Slam titles, 16 of them collected in doubles and mixed doubles competition ...
Danziger, Paula
▪ 2005       American children's author (b. Aug. 18, 1944, Washington, D.C.—d. July 8, 2004, New York, N.Y.), wrote more than 30 books, notably the popular Amber Brown ...
DanzigFree City
Danzig Free City A former state (1919-1939) on the Gulf of Gdańsk surrounding and including the city of Gdańsk. * * *
dao
I or tao In Chinese philosophy, a fundamental concept signifying the correct or divine way. In Confucianism, dao signifies a morally correct path of behaviour. In Daoism the ...
Daodejing
or Tao-te ching Classic text of Chinese philosophy. Written between the 6th and 3rd centuries BC, it was once called the Laozi after its traditional author Laozi, though its ...
Daoguang
▪ emperor of Qing dynasty Wade-Giles romanization  Tao-kuang , personal name (xingming)  Minning , posthumous name (shi)   Chengdi , temple name (miaohao)   (Qing) ...
Daoism
or Taoism Major Chinese religio-philosophical tradition. Though the concept of dao was employed by all Chinese schools of thought, Daoism arose out of the promotion of dao as ...
Daonella
▪ fossil       genus of extinct pelecypods (clams) useful as a guide, or index, fossil in Triassic rocks. The shell is characterized by a wide dorsal region and by fine, ...
dap
/dap/, v., dapped, dapping, n. v.i. 1. to fish by letting the bait fall lightly on the water. 2. to dip lightly or suddenly into water: The bird dapped for the fish. 3. to bounce ...
Daphnae
▪ ancient city, Egypt also spelled  Daphnai , biblical  Tahpanhes , modern  Tall al-Dafana        ancient fortress town (Fortress of Penhase), situated near ...
Daphne
/daf"nee/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a nymph who, when pursued by Apollo, was saved by being changed into a laurel tree. 2. (l.c.) Bot. any Eurasian shrub belonging to the genus Daphne, ...
Daphne du Maurier
➡ du Maurier (I) * * *
Daphnephoria
/daf'neuh fawr"ee euh, -fohr"-/, n. an ancient Greek festival in honor of Apollo. * * * In Greek religion, a festival held every ninth year at Thebes in Boeotia in honor of ...
Daphnia
/daf"nee euh/, n. a genus of tiny, freshwater crustaceans having a transparent body, used in biological research and as food for tropical fish. Cf. water flea. [1840-50; < NL, ...
Daphnis
/daf"nis/, n. Class. Myth. a son of Hermes: the originator of pastoral poetry. * * * ▪ Greek mythology       legendary hero of the shepherds of Sicily and the reputed ...
Daphnis and Chloe
1. two lovers in pastoral literature, esp. in a Greek romance attributed to Longus. 2. (italics) a ballet (1912) with music by Maurice Ravel and scenario and choreography by ...
Dapitan
▪ Philippines       chartered city and port, western Mindanao, Philippines, situated on Dapitan Bay of the Sulu Sea. One of the principal cities located on the ...
dapper
—dapperly, adv. —dapperness, n. /dap"euhr/, adj. 1. neat; trim; smart: He looked very dapper in his new suit. 2. lively and brisk: to walk with a dapper step. 3. small and ...
dapperly
See dapper. * * *
dapperness
See dapperly. * * *
dapple
/dap"euhl/, n., adj., v., dappled, dappling. n. 1. a spot or mottled marking, usually occurring in clusters. 2. an animal with a mottled skin or coat. adj. 3. dappled; spotted: a ...
dapple-gray
/dap"euhl gray"/, adj. gray with ill-defined mottling of a darker shade. [1350-1400; ME, perh. *appelgrei, with d- from DAPPLED; cf. ON apalgrar, apli dapple-gray horse] * * *
dappled
/dap"euhld/, adj. having spots of a different shade, tone, or color from the background; mottled. [1350-1400; ME, prob. < Scand; akin to ON depill spot] * * *
Dapsang
/deuhp sung"/, n. See K2. * * *
dapsone
/dap"sohn/, n. Pharm. an antibacterial substance, C12H12N2O2S, used to treat leprosy and certain forms of dermatitis. Also called DDS [1965-70; d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl) sulfone] * * ...
Daqahliyyah, Al-
▪ governorate, Egypt       muḥāfaẓah (governorate), northeastern Nile River delta, Lower Egypt, bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. Its triangular area, with the ...
Daqing
▪ oil field and city, China Wade-Giles romanization  Ta-ch'ing        oil field and new city, western Heilongjiang (Heilungkiang) sheng (province), northeastern ...
Daqīqī
▪ Persian poet in full  Abū Manṣūr Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Daqīqī   died c. 976–981, Ṭūs, Iran       poet, one of the most important figures in early ...
Daquin, Louis-Claude
▪ French composer born July 4, 1694, Paris, France died June 15, 1772, Paris       French harpsichordist, organist, and composer of keyboard music whose playing was ...
DAR
Defense Aid Reports. * * *
Dar es Salaam
/dahr' es seuh lahm"/ a seaport in Tanzania, on the Indian Ocean: the former capital. 757,346. Also, Dar-es-Salaam. * * * Largest city (pop., 1995 est.: 1,747,000), capital, and ...
Dārāb
▪ Iran       town, southwestern Iran, at an elevation of about 4,000 feet (1,200 metres) in a well-watered basin just south of some high ranges. The winter climate is ...
darabukka
▪ musical instrument also spelled  darbuka , or  dārbūqah , also called  tombak        goblet-shaped small drum that is widely played in Islamic classical and ...
Darányi, Kálmán
▪ Hungarian statesman born March 22, 1886, Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now in Hungary] died Nov. 1, 1939, Budapest, Hung.       Hungarian statesman under whose ...
Darazī, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl ad-
▪ Druze religious leader born , Bukhara, Turkistan [now in Uzbekistan] died 1019/20       propagandist for the Ismāʿīlī sect of Islam and the man for whom the ...
darb
☆ darb [därb ] n. 〚prob. contr. < obs. slang darby, ready money, orig., a strict usurer's bond, short for Father Darby's bonds < surname Darby or Derby〛 Slang a person or ...
Darbhanga
▪ India       city, northern Bihar state, northeastern India. It lies just to the east of the Baghmati River, a tributary of the Ganges (Ganga). The city was the ...
darbies
/dahr"beez/, n.pl. Brit. Slang. handcuffs; manacles. [1565-75; prob. from the phrase Darby's bonds a rigid bond, perh. named after a noted 16th-century usurer] * * *
Darboux, Jean-Gaston
▪ French mathematician born Aug. 14, 1842, Nîmes, France died Feb. 23, 1917, Paris  French mathematician who made important contributions to geometry and analysis and after ...
darby
/dahr"bee/, n., pl. darbies. Building Trades. a float having two handles, used by plasterers. [1565-75; perh. after a proper name or DERBY, England] * * *
Darby
/dahr"bee/, n. a city in SE Pennsylvania. 11,513. * * *


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