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data communication
Telecommunications. electronic transmission of information that has been encoded for storage and processing by computers. * * *
data compression
Process of reducing the amount of data needed for storage or transmission of a given piece of information (text, graphics, video, sound, etc.), typically by use of encoding ...
data encryption
Process of disguising information as "ciphertext," or data that will be unintelligible to an unauthorized person. Decryption is the process of converting ciphertext back into ...
Data for Pluto's moon Charon
▪ Table Data for Pluto's moon Charon mean distance from centre of Pluto (orbital radius) 19,640 km orbital period (sidereal period) 6.3873 Earth days eccentricity of ...
data highway.
See information superhighway. * * *
data mining
Type of database analysis that attempts to discover useful patterns or relationships in a group of data. The analysis uses advanced statistical methods, such as cluster ...
data processing
—data processor. processing of information, esp. the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined systems of procedure. Also called information ...
data processor
data processor n. a machine, esp. a computer, that performs data processing * * *
Data Protection Act
a British law which limits the use of personal information stored in computers. Organizations that keep this kind of information about other people must inform the Information ...
data set
Computers. 1. a collection of data records for computer processing. 2. modem. [1970-75] * * *
data structure
Way in which data are stored for efficient search and retrieval. The simplest data structure is the one-dimensional (linear) array, in which stored elements are numbered with ...
data transmission
Sending and receiving data via cables (e.g., telephone lines or fibre optics) or wireless relay systems. Because ordinary telephone circuits pass signals that fall within the ...
data-processing
See data processing. * * *
databank
data bank or da·ta·bank (dāʹtə-băngk', dătʹə-) n. 1. See database. 2. An organization chiefly concerned with building, maintaining, and using a database. * * *
database
/day"teuh bays'/, n. 1. a comprehensive collection of related data organized for convenient access, generally in a computer. 2. See data bank. Also, data-base, data ...
database management system (DBMS)
System for quick search and retrieval of information from a database. The DBMS determines how data are stored and retrieved. It must address problems such as security, accuracy, ...
datable
See date1. * * *
datacarrier
data carrier n. A medium, such as magnetic tape, that is selected to record and often transport or communicate data. * * *
datacenter
/day"teuh sen'teuhr/, n. a facility equipped with or connected to one or more computers, used for processing or transmitting data. Also, data center. Also called data processing ...
datahighway
data highway n. 1. A network of computer networks, other devices, and switching systems used for the transfer of digitized information. 2. The integrated circuitry of a computer ...
dataprocessing
data processing n. 1. Conversion of data into a form that can be processed by computer. 2. The storing or processing of data by a computer.   daʹta-proʹcess'ing ...
dataprocessor
data processor n. 1. A device, such as a calculator or computer, that performs operations on data. 2. A person who processes data. * * *
datary
/day"teuh ree/, n., pl. dataries. Rom. Cath. Ch. 1. the office of the Curia Romana that investigates candidates for papal benefices. 2. the cardinal who heads this ...
dataset
data set n. 1. An electronic device that provides an interface in the transmission of data to a remote station. 2. A collection of related data records on a computer-readable ...
datatype
data type n. 1. In programming, a classification identifying one of various types of data, as floating-point, integer, or Boolean, stating the possible values for that type, the ...
datcha
/dah"cheuh/, n. dacha. * * *
date
date1 —datable, dateable, adj. —datableness, dateableness, n. —dater, n. /dayt/, n., v., dated, dating. n. 1. a particular month, day, and year at which some event happened ...
date letter
➡ hallmarks * * *
date line
date line INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE * * *
date line.
See International Date Line. [1875-80] * * *
date mussel
any brown, date-sized marine mussel, genus Lithophaga, that bores into rock or coral. * * *
date of record
the final date a registered stockholder of a corporation has the right to receive a dividend or other benefit. * * *
date palm
any of several date-bearing palms of the genus Phoenix, esp. P. dactylifera, having a stem reaching a height of 60 ft. (18 m) and terminating in a crown of pinnate ...
date rape
sexual intercourse forced by a man upon the woman with whom he has a date. [1980-85] * * *
date stamp
1. a device for stamping dates and frequently the place of origin or receipt, as on postal matter. 2. the information stamped by this device. [1855-60] * * *
date-rape
➡ Rohypnol * * *
dateable
See datable. * * *
datebook
/dayt"book'/, n. a printed notebook for listing appointments, making entries of events, etc., often with printed headings or lines for each day of the year and for the hours of ...
dated
—datedly, adv. —datedness, n. /day"tid/, adj. 1. having or showing a date: a dated record of all meetings. 2. out-of-date; old-fashioned: a nostalgic program of dated ...
datedly
See dated. * * *
datedness
See datedly. * * *
dateless
/dayt"lis/, adj. 1. without a date; undated. 2. endless; limitless. 3. so old as to be undatable: a dateless rock formation. 4. of permanent interest regardless of age: a ...
dateline
/dayt"luyn'/, n., v., datelined, datelining. n. 1. a line giving the place of origin and usually the date of a news dispatch or the like. v.t. 2. to furnish (a news story) with a ...
datepalm
date palm n. A palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera) of western Asia and northern Africa and cultivated also in California, having featherlike leaves and bearing clusters of dates. * * ...
dater
See datable. * * *
daterape
date rape n. Rape perpetrated by the victim's social escort. * * *
Dates of 2004
▪ 2005 January "It turns out we were all wrong, probably, in my judgment." — David Kay, former U.S. chief weapons inspector in Iraq, in testimony to the U.S. Senate Armed ...
Dates of 2005
▪ 2006 January "This is a unique case of a people under occupation being asked to hold free and fair elections when they themselves are not free.… It's an important ...
Dates of 2006
▪ 2007 January "Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem. America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable ...
Dates of 2007
▪ 2008 January "Ladies and gentlemen: on this day, at this hour, it is still within our power to shape the outcome of this battle. Let us find our resolve, and turn events ...
Dates of 2008
▪ 2009 January "As we meet tonight, our economy is undergoing a period of uncertainty.… At kitchen tables across our country, there is a concern about our economic ...
Dates of the Great Depression in various countries
▪ Table head> Dates of the Great Depression in various countries (in quarters) country depression began recovery began United States 1929:3 1933:2 United ...
Datia
▪ India  town, north-central Madhya Pradesh state, central India. It takes its name from Dantavakra, a mythological demon ruler of the area. Datia is a major road and rail ...
dating
I In geology and archaeology, the process of determining an object's or event's place within a chronological scheme. Scientists may use either relative dating, in which items ...
dating bar.
See singles bar. [1965-70] * * *
dating nail
a nail driven into a wooden tie, pole, etc., bearing on its head the date of installation or last treatment of the timber. * * *
Datini, Francesco
▪ Italian merchant and banker in full  Francesco Di Marco Da Prato Datini   born c. 1335, , Prato, near Florence [Italy] died Aug. 16, 1410, Prato       Italian ...
Datiscaceae
▪ plant family       family of the squash order (Cucurbitales) of flowering plants, with one genus. Datisca cannabina, which is found from the Mediterranean eastward to ...
dative
—datival /day tuy"veuhl/, adj. —datively, adv. /day"tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. (in certain inflected languages, as Latin, Greek, and German) noting a case having as a distinctive ...
dative bond
Chem. See coordinate bond. * * *
datively
See dative. * * *
dato
/dah"toh/; Sp. /dah"taw/, n., pl. datos /-tohz/; Sp. /-taws/ 1. (in the Philippines) a native chief. 2. the headman of a barrio or of a Malay tribe. Also, datu. [1835-45; < Sp or ...
Dato Iradier, Eduardo
▪ premier of Spain born August 12, 1856, La Coruña, Spain died March 8, 1921, Madrid  Spanish statesman, leader of the Conservative Party from 1913 to 1921, and three-time ...
datolite
—datolitic /dat'l it"ik/, adj. /dat"l uyt'/, n. a mineral, calcium and boron silicate, CaB(SiO4)(OH), usually occurring in rock cavities in the form of colorless, prismatic ...
dATP
dATP (dē'ā'tē'pēʹ) n. One of the two purine nucleotides that are used to synthesize DNA.   [deoxy- + ATP.] * * *
Datta, Michael Madhusudan
▪ Indian author Datta also spelled  Dutt   born Jan. 25, 1824, Sāgardari, Bengal, India [now in Bangladesh] died June 29, 1873, Calcutta, India       poet and ...
datu
/dah"tooh/, n. dato. * * *
datum
/day"teuhm, dat"euhm, dah"teuhm/, n., pl. data /day"teuh, dat"euh, dah"teuh/ for 1-3, datums for 4, 5. 1. a single piece of information, as a fact, statistic, or code; an item of ...
datura
—daturic, adj. /deuh toor"euh, -tyoor"euh/, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Datura, of the nightshade family, including some species grown as ornamentals and ...
dau
/dow/, n. dhow. * * *
dau.
daughter. * * *
daub
—dauber, n. —daubingly, adv. —dauby, adj. /dawb/, v.t. 1. to cover or coat with soft, adhesive matter, as plaster or mud: to daub a canvas with paint; to daub stone walls ...
daube
/dohb/, n. 1. a stew of braised meat, vegetables, herbs, and seasonings. 2. the pot or casserole in which such a stew is cooked. [1715-25; < F (sp. by assoc. with dauber to DAUB) ...
Daubenton, Louis-Jean-Marie
born May 26, 1716, Montbard, Côte d'Or, Fr. died Jan. 1, 1800, Paris French naturalist. A prolific scientist, he completed many zoological descriptions and dissections and ...
dauber
See daub. * * *
Dauberval, Jean
▪ French dancer Dauberval also spelled  D'Auberval , original name  Jean Bercher  born August 19, 1742, Montpellier, France died February 14, 1806, Tours  French ballet ...
daubery
/daw"beuh ree/, n. unskillful painting or work. Also, daubry /daw"bree/. [1540-50; DAUB + -ERY] * * *
Daubigny
/doh bee nyee"/, n. Charles François /shannrddl frddahonn swann"/, 1817-78, French painter. * * *
Daubigny, Charles François
Dau·bi·gny (dō-bē-nyēʹ), Charles François. 1817-1878. French landscape painter best known for his sensitive portrayal of light, which influenced the later ...
Daubigny, Charles-François
born Feb. 15, 1817, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 19, 1878, Paris French landscape painter of the Barbizon school. He was trained by his father, also a painter. He began by painting ...
Däubler, Theodor
▪ German-language poet born Aug. 17, 1876, Trieste, Austria-Hungary [now in Italy] died June 14, 1934, Sankt Blasien, Ger.  German-language poet whose extraordinary ...
Daubrée, Gabriel-Auguste
▪ French geochemist born June 25, 1814, Metz, France died May 29, 1896, Paris       French geochemist and a pioneer in the application of experimental methods to the ...
Daud Khan, Mohammad
▪ prime minister of Afghanistan born July 18, 1909, Kabul, Afghanistan died April 27, 1978, Kabul       Afghan politician who overthrew the monarchy of Mohammad Zahir ...
Daudet
/doh day", daw-/; Fr. /doh de"/, n. 1. Alphonse /annl fawonns"/, 1840-97, French novelist and short-story writer. 2. his son, Léon /lay awonn"/, 1867-1942, French journalist and ...
Daudet, Alphonse
born May 13, 1840, Nîmes, France died Dec. 16, 1897, Paris French short-story writer and novelist. Daudet wrote his first novel at age 14. Unable to finish his schooling after ...
Daudet, Léon
Daudet, Léon. 1867-1942. French writer known for his highly charged political essays and numerous volumes of memoirs. * * * ▪ French journalist and author in full ...
Daudet,Alphonse
Dau·det (dō-dāʹ), Alphonse. 1840-1897. French writer of the naturalist school whose stories of life in his native Provence include Lettres de mon Moulin (1869). * * *
dauerschlaf
/dow"euhr shlahf'/, n. a form of therapy, now rarely used, that involves the use of drugs to induce long periods of deep sleep. [ < G, equiv. to dauer long lasting + Schlaf ...
Daugava
/dow"gah vah'/, n. Latvian name of Dvina. * * *
Daugavpils
/dow"gahf peels'/, n. a city in SE Latvia, on the Dvina. 128,200. German, Dünaburg. Russian, Dvinsk. * * * ▪ Latvia German  Dünaburg,  Russian  (formerly) Dvinsk, ...
Daugherty, Harry Micajah
▪ American lawyer and political manager born Jan. 26, 1860, Washington Court House, Ohio, U.S. died Oct. 12, 1941, Columbus, Ohio  American lawyer and political manager for ...
daughter
—daughterless, adj. —daughterlike, adj. /daw"teuhr/, n. 1. a female child or person in relation to her parents. 2. any female descendant. 3. a person related as if by the ...
daughter cell
daughter cell n. Biol. either of the two cells that result from the division of a cell, as in mitosis * * *
daughter language
a language that has evolved from another specified language. * * *
daughter-in-law
/daw"teuhr in law'/, n., pl. daughters-in-law. the wife of one's son. [1350-1400; ME doughter in lawe] * * *
daughterly
—daughterliness, n. /daw"teuhr lee/, adj. pertaining to, befitting, or like a daughter. [1525-35; DAUGHTER + -LY] * * *
Daughters of the American Revolution
a patriotic society of women descended from Americans of the Revolutionary period, organized in 1890. Abbr.: D.A.R. * * * ▪ American organization in full  National Society ...
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
U.S. patriotic society for direct descendants of soldiers or others who aided the cause of independence. It was organized in 1890 and chartered by Congress in 1895. Its ...
dauk
/dawk/, n. dak. * * *
Daukantas, Simanas
▪ Lithuanian historian born Oct. 28, 1793, Kalviai, Lithuania died Dec. 6 [Nov. 24, old style], 1864, Papilė, Lithuania, Russian Empire       historian who was the ...
Daulat
▪ Indian painter flourished 16th–17th century, India       an important Mughal (Mughal painting) painter who worked during the reigns of both the emperors Akbar and ...
Daulatabad
▪ India also called  Devagiri  or  Deogir   village and ancient city, Maharashtra (Mahārāshtra) state, western India. Founded in the late 12th century by King Bhillam ...
Daume, Willi
▪ 1997       German sports administrator who, as president of the West German Olympic Committee, played a key role in returning the Olympic Games to Germany after an ...
Daumier
/doh myay"/, n. Honoré /aw naw rdday"/, 1808-79, French painter, cartoonist, and lithographer. * * *
Daumier, Honoré
Dau·mier (dō-myāʹ), Honoré. 1808-1879. French artist best known for his bitterly satirical lithographs of scenes from bourgeois society. * * * ▪ French ...
Daumier, Honoré (-Victorin)
born Feb. 20/26, 1808, Marseille, Fr. died Feb. 11, 1879, Valmondois French painter, sculptor, and caricaturist. He was born into a family of artists. From age 13 he worked for ...
Daun, Leopold Joseph, Graf von
▪ Austrian general Daun also spelled  Dhaun   born Sept. 24, 1705, Vienna [Austria] died Feb. 5, 1766, Vienna       field marshal who was the Austrian commander in ...
dauncy
/dawn"see, dahn"-/, adj. donsie. * * *
Daunou, Pierre-Claude-François
▪ French statesman born Aug. 18, 1761, Boulogne, France died June 20, 1840, Paris  French statesman, theorist of liberalism, and historian.       Educated at the ...
daunt
—dauntingly, adv. —dauntingness, n. /dawnt, dahnt/, v.t. 1. to overcome with fear; intimidate: to daunt one's adversaries. 2. to lessen the courage of; dishearten: Don't be ...
daunter
See daunt. * * *
dauntingly
See daunter. * * *
dauntless
—dauntlessly, adv. —dauntlessness, n. /dawnt"lis, dahnt"-/, adj. 1. not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold: a dauntless hero. n. 2. (cap.) Also called ...
dauntlessly
See dauntless. * * *
dauntlessness
See dauntlessly. * * *
Daunus
/daw"neuhs/, n. Rom. Legend. father of Euippe, second wife of Diomedes. * * *
dauphin
/daw"fin/; Fr. /doh faonn"/, n., pl. dauphins /-finz/; Fr. /-faonn"/. the eldest son of a king of France, used as a title from 1349 to 1830. [1475-85; < F; MF dalphin, after ...
Dauphin Island
▪ island, Alabama, United States       island in the Gulf of Mexico (Mexico, Gulf of), at the entrance to Mobile Bay off the southwest coast of Alabama, U.S., about 30 ...
dauphine
/daw"feen/; Fr. /doh feen"/, n., pl. dauphines /-feenz/; Fr. /-feen"/. the wife of a dauphin. Also, dauphiness. [1860-65; < F; MF dalfine, fem. of dalphin DAUPHIN] * * ...
Dauphiné
/doh fee nay"/, n. a historical region and former province of SE France. * * * Historic region and former province, southeastern France. Occupied by Burgundians and later by ...
Dauphiné Alps
▪ mountains, France French  Alpes Du Dauphiné,         western spur of the Cottian Alps (q.v.) in southeastern France, lying between the Arc and Isère river ...
dauphiness
/daw"fi nis/, n. dauphine. [1540-50; earlier daulphiness. See DAUPHIN, -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
Daur
▪ people also spelled  Daghor,  Daghur,  or  Dagur , Manchu  Dahur , Russian  Daur , Chinese (Pinyin)  Dawo'er  (Wade-Giles romanization) ...
Daura
▪ Nigeria  town and traditional emirate, Katsina state, northern Nigeria. The town lies in a savanna zone at the intersection of roads from Katsina town, Kano, Zango, and ...
Dauser, Sue Sophia
▪ American nurse born Sept. 20, 1888, Anaheim, Calif., U.S. died March 8, 1972, Anaheim       American nurse and naval officer responsible for preparing the Navy Nurse ...
Dausset, Jean
▪ French immunologist in full  Jean-Baptiste-Gabriel-Joachim Dausset  born Oct. 19, 1916, Toulouse, France       French hematologist and immunologist whose studies of ...
daut
/dawt, daht/, v.t. Scot. to caress. [1490-1500; orig. uncert.] * * *
dautie
/daw"tee, dah"-/, n. Scot. a darling. [1670-80; DAUT + -IE] * * *
DAV
DAV abbr. Disabled American Veterans. * * *
Davalliaceae
▪ plant family  the hanging fern family, containing 4–5 genera and 65 species, in the division Pteridophyta (the lower vascular plants (plant)). The family is mostly ...
Davangere
▪ India       city, central Karnataka (Karnātaka) state, southern India. A major road and rail junction, it supports a large-scale textile industry and is a trading ...
Davao
/dah vow", dah"vow/, n. a seaport on SE Mindanao, in the S Philippines. 610,375. * * * City (pop., 2000: metro. area, 1,147,116), southeastern Mindanao Island, ...
Davao City
▪ Philippines       city, southeastern Mindanao Island, Philippines. It lies at the mouth of the Davao River near the head of Davao Gulf. The city is the leading ...
Davao Gulf
a gulf of the Pacific Ocean on the SE coast of Mindanao, Philippines. * * *
Dave
/dayv/, n. a male given name, form of David. * * * (as used in expressions) Brubeck Dave Fleischer Max and Dave Macon Dave * * *
Dave Brubeck
➡ Brubeck * * *
Davel, Jean-Abraham-Daniel
▪ Swiss political leader born October 1670, Morrens, Switz. died April 24, 1723, Vidy       Swiss popular leader, folk hero of the canton of the Vaud, who led the ...
daven
/dah"veuhn/, v.i., v.t. Yiddish. to pray. Also, doven. * * *
Davenant, Sir William
or William D'Avenant born 1606, Oxford, Eng. died April 7, 1668, London British poet, playwright, and theatre manager. Early works include the comedy The Witts (licensed 1634) ...
davenport
/dav"euhn pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. 1. a large sofa, often one convertible into a bed. 2. Chiefly Brit. a small writing desk. [1850-55; the desk is said to be named after a Captain ...
Davenport
/dav"euhn pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. 1. John, 1597-1670, Puritan clergyman: one of the founders of New Haven. 2. a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River. 103,264. * * * ▪ Iowa, ...
davenport table.
See sofa table. * * *
Davenport ware
▪ pottery       cream-coloured earthenware made by John Davenport of Longport, Staffordshire, Eng., beginning in 1793. Davenport had great success with pierced ...
Davenport, Charles Benedict
▪ American zoologist born June 1, 1866, Stamford, Conn., U.S. died Feb. 18, 1944, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.       American zoologist who contributed substantially to the ...
Davenport, Edward Loomis
▪ American actor born Nov. 15, 1815, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Sept. 1, 1877, Canton, Pa.       one of the most skilled and popular American actors of the mid-19th ...
Davenport, Fanny Lily Gypsy
▪ American actress born April 10, 1850, London, Eng. died Sept. 26, 1898, South Duxbury, Mass., U.S.  American actress who saw considerable success, especially with her own ...
Davenport, Guy Mattison, Jr.
▪ 2006       American writer (b. Nov. 23, 1927, Anderson, S.C.—d. Jan. 4, 2005, Lexington, Ky.), was a prolific and erudite author of short stories, essays, poetry, ...
Davenport, John
born April 1597, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eng. died с March 15, 1670, Boston, Mass. British-American Puritan clergyman. A vicar in London, he moved to Amsterdam in 1633 and ...
Davenport, Marcia Gluck
▪ 1997       U.S. writer who was best known for her biography Mozart and the best-seller The Valley of Decision (b. June 9, 1903—d. Jan. 16, 1996). * * *
Davenport, Thomas
▪ American inventor born July 9, 1802, Williamstown, Vt., U.S. died July 6, 1851, Salisbury, Vt.       American inventor of what was probably the first commercially ...
Davenport, Willie
▪ 2003       American athlete (b. June 8, 1943, Troy, Ala.—d. June 17, 2002, Chicago, Ill.), competed in four Summer (1964, 1968, 1972, and 1976, as a hurdler) and one ...
Davenport,John
Davenport, John. 1597-1670. English Puritan who fled to America in 1637 and helped found a colony at New Haven, Connecticut. * * *
Daventry
▪ England, United Kingdom       town and district, administrative and historic county of Northamptonshire, England. Daventry district's rich, undulating landscape is ...
Daves, Delmer
▪ American screenwriter and director in full  Delmer Lawrence Daves  born July 24, 1904, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. died Aug. 17, 1977, La Jolla, Calif.       writer ...
David
/day"vid/ for 1, 2, 5; Fr. /dann veed"/ for 3, 5; Sp. /dah veedh"/ for 4, 5, n. 1. died c970 B.C., the second king of Israel, reigned c1010-c970, successor to Saul: slayer of the ...
David ap Gruffudd
▪ Welsh prince died October 1283, Shrewsbury, Salop [now Shropshire], England       the last native prince of Gwynedd in northern Wales; he initiated a major rebellion ...
David ap Llywelyn
born с 1208 died Feb. 25, 1246, Aber, Gynedd, Wales Welsh prince, ruler of the state of Gwynedd in northern Wales (1240–46). His father, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, had made ...
David Attenborough
➡ Attenborough (I) * * *
David Bailey
➡ Bailey * * *
David Beckham
➡ Beckham * * *
David Bellamy
➡ Bellamy * * *
David Blunkett
➡ Blunkett * * *
David Bowie
➡ Bowie (I) * * *
David Broome
➡ Broome * * *
David Coleman
➡ Coleman * * *
David Copperfield
/day"vid kop"euhr feeld'/ a novel (1850) by Charles Dickens. * * *
David d'Angers
David d'Angers [dȧ vēd′ dän zhā′] (born Pierre Jean David) 1788?-1856; Fr. sculptor * * *
David d'Angers, Pierre-Jean
▪ French sculptor born March 12, 1789, Angers, France died Jan. 4, 1856, Paris       French sculptor, who sought to honour the heroes of modern times by means of an ...
David de Mayrena, Marie-Charles
▪ French adventurer also called  Marie I   born Jan. 31, 1842, Toulon, Fr. died 1890, Tioman Island, near Singapore       eccentric French adventurer who became the ...
David Dimbleby
➡ Dimbleby (I) * * *
David Dinkins
➡ Dinkins * * *
David Foster Wallace
➡ Wallace (I) * * *
David Frost
➡ Frost (I) * * *
David Garrick
➡ Garrick * * *
David Hare
➡ Hare * * *
David Herbert Lawrence
➡ Lawrence (I) * * *
David Hockney
➡ Hockney * * *
David Hume
➡ Hume (I) * * *
David I
/day"vid/ 1084-1153, king of Scotland 1124-53. * * * born с 1082 died May 24, 1153, Carlisle, Cumberland, Eng. King of the Scots (1124–53). The youngest of six sons of ...
David II
I born March 5, 1324, Dunfermline, Fife, Scot. died Feb. 22, 1372, Scotland King of the Scots from 1329. In keeping with an Anglo-Scottish peace treaty, he was married at age ...
David Jason
➡ Jason * * *
David Koresh
➡ Koresh * * *
David Lean
➡ Lean * * *
David Letterman
➡ Letterman * * *
David Livingstone
➡ Livingstone (I) * * *
David Lloyd George
➡ Lloyd George * * *
David Lodge
➡ Lodge * * *
David Lynch
➡ Lynch * * *
David Mamet
➡ Mamet * * *
David Niven
➡ Niven * * *
David O Selznick
➡ Selznick * * *
David of Tao
died 1000 Georgian prince of the Bagratid family of Tao, a region between Georgia and Armenia. A just ruler and a friend of the church, he allied with Basil II to defeat the ...
David Oliver Selznick
➡ Selznick * * *
David Owen
➡ Owen (I) * * *
David Puttnam
➡ Puttnam * * *
David Steel
➡ Steel * * *
David Trimble
➡ Trimble * * *
David Wark Griffith
➡ Griffith * * *
David, Eduard Heinrich
▪ German politician born June 11, 1863, Ediger an der Mosel, Prussian Rhine Province died December 24, 1930, Berlin       a leader of the revisionist wing of the German ...
David, Félicien-César
▪ French composer born April 13, 1810, Cadenet, France died Aug. 29, 1876, Saint-Germain-en-Laye       composer whose music opened the door for the Oriental exoticism ...
Dávid, Ferenc
▪ Unitarian preacher Latin  Franciscus Davidis   born 1510, Kolozsvár, Transylvania died Nov. 15, 1579, Deva, Wallachia       Unitarian preacher, writer, and ...
David, Gerard
born с 1460, Oudewater, Neth. died Aug. 13, 1523, Bruges Netherlandish painter. He worked mainly in Bruges, where he entered the painters' guild in 1484 and became dean in ...
David, Jacques-Louis
born Aug. 30, 1748, Paris, France died Dec. 29, 1825, Brussels French painter. At 18 he entered the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. In 1775 he went to Rome and became ...
David, Larry
▪ 2009 Lawrence Gene David  born July 2, 1947, Brooklyn, N.Y.       In February 2008 Larry David—cocreator of the hit television show Seinfeld and star of the HBO ...
David, Saint
▪ patron of Wales Welsh  Dewi   born c. 520, near St. Bride's Bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales died c. 600, , Menevia; feast day March 1       patron saint of ...
David, Sir T W Edgeworth
▪ Australian geologist born January 28, 1858, St. Fagan's rectory, near Cardiff, Wales died August 28, 1934, Sydney       geologist noted for his monumental study of ...
David, Star of
Hebrew Magen David ("Shield of David"). Jewish symbol composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles that form a six-pointed star. It appears on synagogues, tombstones, and the ...
David,Gerard
Da·vid (däʹvət), Gerard. 1460?-1523. Dutch painter of religious subjects who is regarded as one of the most important Flemish primitives. * * *
David,Jacques Louis
Da·vid (dä-vēdʹ), Jacques Louis. 1748-1825. French painter known for his classicism and his commitment to the ideals of the French Revolution. His works include The Oath of ...
David,Saint
David, Saint. c. 520-601. Patron saint of Wales. His shrine at St. David's in southwest Wales was an important place of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages. * * *
Davidescu, Nicolae
▪ Romanian poet born 1888, Bucharest, Rom. died 1954       Romanian poet and novelist whose early poems, Inscripţii (1916), showed the influence of Charles Baudelaire. ...
DavidI
David I, 1082?-1153. King of Scotland (1124-1153) who transformed Scotland into a feudalistic society. * * *
Davidic
/deuh vid"ik/, adj. of or pertaining to the Biblical David or his descendants. [1820-30; DAVID + -IC] * * *
Davidović, Ljubomir
▪ prime minister of Yugoslavia born Dec. 24 [Dec. 12, old style], 1863, Vlaško Polje, Serbia died Feb. 19, 1940, Belgrade       twice prime minister (1919–20, 1924) ...
Davidsen, Arthur
▪ 2002       American astrophysicist (b. May 26, 1944, Freeport, N.Y.—d. July 19, 2001, Baltimore, Md.), was a leading researcher in the fields of high-energy ...
Davidson
/day"vid seuhn/, n. Jo /joh/, 1883-1952, U.S. sculptor. * * *
Davidson College
Private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina, U.S., founded in 1837. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian church, though its approach to learning is nonsectarian. ...
Davidson Current
a winter countercurrent that flows N along the W coast of the U.S. [after George Davidson (1825-1911), U.S. astronomer and geodesist] * * *
Davidson, Bruce
born Sept. 5, 1933, Oak Park, Ill., U.S. U.S. photographer and filmmaker. After studying at the Yale University School of Design he worked briefly at Life magazine and in 1958 ...
Davidson, Donald
▪ American author in full  Donald Grady Davidson   born Aug. 8, 1893, Campbellsville, Tenn., U.S. died April 25, 1968, Nashville, Tenn.       American poet, essayist, ...
Davidson, Donald Herbert
▪ 2004       American philosopher (b. March 6, 1917, Springfield, Mass.—d. Aug. 30, 2003, Berkeley, Calif.), applied logical and linguistic analysis to difficult ...
Davidson, Jo(seph)
Da·vid·son (dāʹvĭd-sən), Jo(seph). 1883-1952. American sculptor best remembered for his vigorous portrait busts of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Albert ...
Davidson, John
▪ Scottish poet born April 11, 1857, Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scot. died March 23, 1909, Penzance, Cornwall, Eng.  Scottish poet and playwright whose best work shows him a ...
Davidson, Norman Ralph
▪ 2003       American biochemist (b. April 5, 1916, Chicago, Ill.—d. Feb. 14, 2002, Pasadena, Calif.), conducted groundbreaking research in molecular biology that ...
Davidson, Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron
▪ archbishop of Canterbury born April 7, 1848, Edinburgh, Scotland died May 25, 1930, London, England  Anglican archbishop of Canterbury who was prominent as a speaker in ...
Davidson, Thomas
▪ Scottish paleontologist born May 17, 1817, Edinburgh, Scot. died Oct. 14, 1885, Brighton, Sussex, Eng.       Scottish naturalist and paleontologist who became known ...
Davie
/day"vee/, n. a town in SE Florida. 20,877. * * *
Davie, Donald Alfred
▪ 1996       British poet and critic (b. July 17, 1922, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England—d. Sept. 18, 1995, Exeter, Devon, England), was one of the most prolific and ...
Davies
/day"veez/, n. 1. Arthur Bowen /boh"euhn/, 1862-1928, U.S. painter. 2. Joseph Edward, 1876-1958, U.S. lawyer and diplomat. 3. (William) Robertson, born 1913, Canadian novelist, ...
Davies, (William) Robertson
born Aug. 28, 1913, Thamesville, Ont., Can. died Dec. 2, 1995, Orangeville, Ont. Canadian novelist and playwright. Educated at the University of Oxford, Davies for many years ...
Davies, Arthur B.
▪ American painter in full  Arthur Bowen Davies   born Sept. 26, 1862, Utica, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 24, 1928, Florence, Italy       American painter, printmaker, and ...
Davies, David Davies, 1st Baron
▪ British political scientist born May 11, 1880, Llandinam, Montgomeryshire, Wales died June 16, 1944, Llandinam       British promoter of the League of Nations ...
Davies, Derek Gwyn
▪ 2003       British journalist (b. March 9, 1931, London, Eng.—d. Sept. 15, 2002, Antibes, France), revitalized the Far Eastern Economic Review, turning it from a ...
Davies, Donald Watts
▪ 2001       British computer scientist (b. June 7, 1924, Treorchy, Wales—d. May 28, 2000, Esher, Eng.), helped lay the groundwork for the Internet in the 1960s when ...
Davies, Emily
▪ British educator in full  Sarah Emily Davies  born April 22, 1830, Southampton, Hampshire, England died July 13, 1921, Hampstead, London  English pioneer in the movement ...
Davies, John
▪ English poet and writing master also called  John Davies of Hereford  born c. 1565, Hereford, Herefordshire, England died July 1618, London  English poet and writing ...
Davies, John Paton, Jr.
▪ 2000       American diplomat who suffered an undeserved dismissal from the foreign service in 1954 following accusations by Sen. Joseph McCarthy that Davies had ...
Davies, Marion
▪ American actress original name  Marion Cecilia Douras  born Jan. 3, 1897, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 22, 1961, Los Angeles, Calif.  American actor, renowned more for ...
Davies, Paul Charles William
▪ 1996       On May 3 the mathematical physicist Paul Davies was awarded the 1995 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. Professor of natural philosophy at the ...
Davies, Robertson
▪ 1996       Canadian writer (b. Aug. 28, 1913, Thamesville, Ont.—d. Dec. 2, 1995, Orangeville, Ont.), was considered one of the finest and most important literary ...
Davies, Samuel
▪ American minister born Nov. 3, 1723, New Castle county, Del. died Feb. 4, 1761, Princeton, N.J.       Presbyterian preacher in colonial British America who defended ...
Davies, Sir John
▪ British poet born April 1569, Tisbury, Wiltshire, Eng. died Dec. 8, 1626       English poet and lawyer whose Orchestra, or a Poem of Dancing reveals a typically ...
Davies, Sir Peter Maxwell
born Sept. 8, 1934, Manchester, Eng. British composer. He studied in England, Italy, and the U.S. He cofounded the contemporary ensemble The Fires of London and was its musical ...
Davies, William Henry
▪ British poet born July 3, 1871, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales died Sept. 26, 1940, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, Eng.  English poet whose lyrics have a force and simplicity ...
Davies,Arthur Bowen
Da·vies (dāʹvēz), Arthur Bowen. 1862-1928. American painter who was the chief organizer of the revolutionary Armory Show in 1913. * * *
Davies,Sir Peter Maxwell
Davies, Sir Peter Maxwell. Born 1934. British composer whose avant-garde choral, vocal, and instrumental works draw on medieval and Renaissance traditions and are noted for their ...
Dávila y Padilla, Agustín
Dá·vi·la y Pa·di·lla (däʹvē-lä ēpä-dēʹyä), Agustín. Known as “Chronicler of the Indies.” 1562-1604. Mexican prelate and historian who wrote a mammoth study of ...
Davila, Arrigo Caterino
▪ Italian historian born Oct. 30, 1576, Sacco, Padua, Venetian republic [Italy] died May 26, 1631, Verona       Italian historian who was the author of a widely read ...
Davis
/day"vis/, n. 1. Alexander Jackson, 1803-92, U.S. architect. 2. Benjamin Oliver, 1877-1970, U.S. military officer: first black Army brigadier general. 3. his son, Benjamin ...
Davis Cup
an international tennis competition for teams of men representing different countries, or the cup which is presented every year to the country whose team wins this competition. ...
Davis Cup Table
▪ Table Davis Cup1 year winner runner-up results 1900 United States British Isles2 3–0 1901 no competition 1902 United States British Isles 3–2 1903 British ...
Davis Mountains
▪ mountains, Texas, United States       segment of the southern Rocky Mountains, mainly in Jeff Davis county, western Texas, U.S., extending northward for 45 miles (72 ...
Davis Strait
a strait between Canada and Greenland, connecting Baffin Bay and the Atlantic. 200-500 mi. (320-800 km) wide. * * * Strait, northern Atlantic Ocean. Lying between southeastern ...
Davis, Alexander Jackson
▪ American architect born July 24, 1803, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 14, 1892, West Orange, N.J.       American architect, designer, draftsman, and illustrator who ...
Davis, Angela
▪ American activist in full  Angela Yvonne Davis  born Jan. 26, 1944, Birmingham, Ala., U.S.    militant American black activist who gained an international reputation ...
Davis, Angela (Yvonne)
born Jan. 26, 1944, Birmingham, Ala., U.S. U.S. political activist. She was a doctoral candidate at the University of California at San Diego, studying under Herbert Marcuse. ...
Davis, Benjamin O(liver), Jr.
born Dec. 18, 1912, Washington, D.C., U.S. died July 4, 2002, Washington, D.C. U.S. pilot and administrator, the first African American general in the U.S. Air Force. He ...
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr.
▪ United States general in full  Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.  born December 18, 1912, Washington, D.C., U.S. died July 4, 2002, Washington, D.C.       pilot, officer, ...
Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Jr.
▪ 2003       general (ret.), U.S. Air Force (b. Dec. 18, 1912, Washington, D.C.—d. July 4, 2002, Washington, D.C.), became the first African American general in the ...
Davis, Benjamin Oliver, Sr.
▪ United States general born July 1, 1877, Washington, D.C., U.S. died November 26, 1970, North Chicago, Ill.       soldier who became the first black general in the ...
Davis, Bette
in full Ruth Elizabeth Davis born April 5, 1908, Lowell, Mass, U.S. died Oct. 6, 1989, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France U.S. film actress. She played small parts onstage before going ...
Davis, Billy
▪ 2005       American songwriter and advertising executive (b. July 11, 1932, Detroit, Mich.—d. Sept. 2, 2004, New Rochelle, N.Y.), collaborated with Gwen Gordy and ...
Davis, Charles Harold
▪ American painter born Feb. 2, 1857, East Cambridge, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 5, 1933, Mystic, Conn.       American painter, whose romantic interpretations of the ...


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