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de Kooning
/deuh kooh"ning/ Willem /vil"euhm, wil"-/, 1904-97, U.S. painter, born in the Netherlands. * * *
de Kooning, Elaine
▪ American artist née  Elaine Marie Catherine Fried  born March 12, 1920, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 1, 1989, Southampton, Long Island, N.Y.       American ...
de Kooning, Willem
born April 24, 1904, Rotterdam, Neth. died March 19, 1997, East Hampton, N.Y., U.S. Dutch-born U.S. painter. He studied art in Rotterdam and entered the U.S. as a stowaway in ...
de Kooning,Willem
de Koo·ning (dĭ ko͞oʹnĭng), Willem. 1904-1997. Dutch-born American painter and leader of the abstract expressionist school. In the 1950s he produced a monumental series ...
De Koven
/di koh"veuhn/ (Henry Louis) Reginald, 1861-1920, U.S. composer, conductor, and music critic. * * *
De Koven, Reginald
▪ American composer in full  Henry Louis Reginald De Koven   born April 3, 1859, Middletown, Conn., U.S. died Jan. 16, 1920, Chicago, Ill.  American composer, conductor, ...
de Kruif
/deuh kruyf"/ Paul, 1890-1971, U.S. bacteriologist and author. * * *
De la Gardie, Jacob Pontusson, Count
▪ Swedish statesman born June 20, 1583, Reval, Swedish Estonia [now Tallinn, Estonia] died August 16, 1652, Stockholm, Sweden  Swedish statesman and soldier who was mainly ...
De la Gardie, Magnus Gabriel, Greve
▪ Swedish statesman born October 15, 1622, Reval, Swedish Estonia died April 26, 1686, Venngarn, Sweden  Swedish statesman, head of Charles XI's administration from 1660 to ...
de la Madrid Hurtado
/deuh lah meuh drid" heuhr tah"doh/; Sp. /de lah mah dhrddeedh" oohrdd tah"dhaw/ Miguel /mee gel"/, born 1934, Mexican political leader: president since 1982. * * *
de la Mare
/deuh leuh mair", del"euh mair'/ Walter (John), 1873-1956, English poet, novelist, playwright, and short-story writer. * * *
de la Mare, Walter
▪ British author in full  Walter John de la Mare  born April 25, 1873, Charlton, Kent, England died June 22, 1956, Twickenham, Middlesex  British poet and novelist with an ...
de la Mare, Walter (John)
born April 25, 1873, Charlton, Kent, Eng. died June 22, 1956, Twickenham, Middlesex British poet and novelist. De la Mare was of French Huguenot descent. He was educated in ...
de la Mare,Walter John
de la Mare (də lə mârʹ, dĕlʹə-mâr'), Walter John. 1873-1956. British writer whose delight in the fantasy world of childhood is reflected in his poems and novels, such as ...
de la Renta
/deuh leuh ren"teuh, del'euh, dee' leuh/ Oscar, born 1932, U.S. fashion designer, born in the Dominican Republic. * * *
de la Renta, Oscar
born July 22, 1932, Santo Domingo, Dom.Rep. Dominican-born U.S. fashion designer. After studies in Santo Domingo and Madrid, he became staff designer for Cristobal Balenciaga ...
De la Rey, Jacobus Hercules
▪ Boer leader De la Rey also spelled  Delarey   born 1847, near Winburg, Orange River Sovereignty died Sept. 15, 1914, Johannesburg       a talented and popular Boer ...
de la Roche
/deuh leuh rawsh"/ Mazo /may"zoh/, 1885-1961, Canadian novelist. * * *
de la Roche, Mazo
born Jan. 15, 1879, Newmarket, Ont., Can. died July 12, 1961, Toronto Canadian author. She is best known for a series of novels centred on the Whiteoak family of Jalna, an ...
de la Rue
/del"euh rooh', del'euh rooh"/ Warren, 1815-89, English astronomer and inventor. * * *
De la Rue, Warren
▪ British scientist and inventor born Jan. 15, 1815, Guernsey, Channel Islands died April 19, 1889, London  English pioneer in astronomical photography, the method by which ...
De La Soul
▪ American rap group       American rap group whose debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising (1989), was one of the most influential albums in hip-hop history. The members ...
De La Warr
/del"euh wair'/; Brit. /del"euh weuhr/ 12th Baron (Thomas West), 1577-1618, 1st English colonial governor of Virginia. Also, Delaware. * * *
De La Warr, Thomas West, 12th Baron
or Baron Delaware born July 9, 1577 died June 7, 1618, at sea off the coast of Virginia or New England English founder of Virginia. After serving under the earl of Essex in ...
De La Warr,Baron
De La Warr (dĕlʹə wâr', wər), Baron Title of Thomas West. 1577-1618. English-born American colonial administrator chosen as the first governor of the Virginia Company ...
De Lancey
/deuh lan"see/ James, 1703-60, American jurist and politician in New York. * * *
De Land
/deuh land"/ a city in E Florida. 15,354. * * * ▪ Florida, United States also spelled  DeLand        city, seat (1888) of Volusia county, northeastern Florida, U.S. ...
De Laurentiis, Dino
born Aug. 8, 1919, Torre Annunziata, Italy Italian-U.S. film producer. He produced his first film at age 20 and scored his first hit with Bitter Rice (1948). He formed a joint ...
de Leon Carpio, Ramiro
▪ 2003       Guatemalan politician (b. Jan. 12, 1942, Guatemala City, Guat.—found dead April 16, 2002, Miami, Fla.), as a longtime opponent of racial oppression, ...
De Leon, Daniel
born Dec. 14, 1852, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles died May 11, 1914, New York, N.Y., U.S. Dutch-born U.S. socialist. Arriving in the U.S. in 1874, he joined joined the ...
de Lesseps
/deuh les"eps/; Fr. /deuh le seps"/ Vicomte Ferdinand Marie /ferr"dn and' meuh ree"/; Fr. /ferdd dee nahonn" mann rddee"/. See Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de. * * *
de Lesseps,Vicomte Ferdinand Marie
de Les·seps (də lĕsʹəps, lĕ-sĕpsʹ), Vicomte Ferdinand Marie. See Lesseps, Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de. * * *
De Lillo
/deuh lee"loh/, n. Don, born 1936, U.S. novelist. * * *
De Long, George Washington
▪ American explorer born August 22, 1844, New York, New York, U.S. died October 30, 1881, Siberia [Russia]       American explorer whose disastrous Arctic expedition ...
de los Angeles
/day laws an"jeuh leuhs, -leez', los/; Sp. /de laws ahn"he les/ Victoria /vik tawr"ee euh, -tohr"-/; Sp. /beek taw"rddyah/, born 1923?, Spanish operatic soprano. * * *
de Man, Paul
born Dec. 6, 1919, Antwerp, Belg. died Dec. 21, 1983, New Haven, Conn., U.S. Belgian-born U.S. literary critic. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1947, attended Harvard University, ...
de Mille
/deuh mil"/ Agnes (George), 1908-93, U.S. choreographer and dancer. * * *
De Mille
/deuh mil"/ Cecil B(lount) /blunt/, 1881-1959, U.S. motion-picture producer and director (uncle of Agnes de Mille). * * *
de Mille, Agnes
▪ American dancer and choreographer in full  Agnes George de Mille , de Mille also spelled  DeMille  born Sept. 18, 1905, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 7, 1993, New York ...
de Mille, Agnes (George)
born Sept. 18, 1905, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 7, 1993, New York City U.S. dancer and choreographer. She graduated from UCLA, moved back to New York, and soon was touring ...
de Mille, Agnes George
▪ 1994       U.S. choreographer (b. Sept. 18, 1905, New York, N.Y.—d. Oct. 7, 1993, New York), changed the face of American dance by incorporating American subject ...
De Mille, James
▪ Canadian author born , Aug. 23, 1833, Saint John, N.B. [Canada] died Jan. 28, 1880, Halifax, Nova Scotia       Canadian author of more than 30 novels with a wide ...
De Mille,Agnes George
De Mille (də mĭlʹ), Agnes George. 1905-1993. American choreographer who introduced innovative dance to a wide public audience with her choreography for Oklahoma! (1943), ...
De Mille,Cecil Blount
De Mille, Cecil Blount. 1881-1959. American filmmaker known for his spectacular epic productions, including The Ten Commandments (1923 and 1956) and The Greatest Show on Earth ...
de Moivre
/deuh mwahv", mwah"vreuh, moy"veuhr/; Fr. /de mwah"vrddeu/ Abraham /ann brddann annm"/, 1667-1754, French mathematician in England. * * *
de Moivre's theorem
Math. the theorem that a complex number raised to a given positive integral power is equal to the modulus of the number raised to the power and multiplied by the amplitude times ...
De Morgan
/di mawr"geuhn/ 1. Augustus, 1806-71, English mathematician and logician. 2. William Frend /frend/, 1839-1917, English novelist and ceramist. * * *
De Morgan's laws
1. Logic. two laws, one stating that the denial of the conjunction of a class of propositions is equivalent to the disjunction of the denials of a proposition, and the other ...
De Morgan, Augustus
▪ English mathematician and logician born , June 27, 1806, Madura, India died March 18, 1871, London, Eng.       English mathematician and logician whose major ...
De Morgan,Augustus
De Mor·gan (dĭ môrʹgən), Augustus. 1806-1871. British mathematician and logician who wrote important works on calculus and with George Boole laid the foundation for modern ...
de mortuis nil nisi bonum
de mortuis nil nisi bonum [dā môr΄to͞o is nil′ nē′sē bō′noom] 〚L〛 (say) nothing but good of the dead * * *
de Niese, Danielle
▪ 2009 born 1980, Melbourne, Australia  In April 2008 the first solo CD by the Australian-born American soprano Danielle de Niese, Handel Arias (2007), won the Orphée d'Or ...
De Niro
/deuh near"oh/, n. Robert, born 1943, U.S. actor. * * *
De Niro, Robert
born Aug. 17, 1943, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. film actor. He made his debut in 1968 and played in minor films until his critically acclaimed performance in Bang the Drum Slowly ...
de novo
/de noh"woh/; Eng. /dee noh"voh, day/, Latin. anew; afresh; again; from the beginning. * * *
de Oliveira, Joao Carlos
▪ 2000       Brazilian athlete who set a world record in the triple jump at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City with a jump of 17.89 m (58 ft 8.25 in); his ...
De Palma
/deuh pahl"meuh/, n. Brian, born 1941, U.S. film director. * * *
De Palma, Brian
▪ American director and screenwriter in full  Brian Russell De Palma  born Sept. 11, 1940, Newark, N.J., U.S.       American motion-picture director and screenwriter ...
De Palma, Ralph
▪ American athlete and manufacturer born Jan. 23, 1884, Italy died March 31, 1956, South Pasadena, Calif., U.S.  American automobile-racing driver, one of the most popular ...
De Pere
/deuh pear"/ a city in E Wisconsin. 14,892. * * *
de plano
/di play"noh, dee, day/, Chiefly Law. 1. without argument. 2. by manifest right; plainly. [ < L de plano] * * *
de profundis
/day prddoh foon"dis/, Latin. out of the depths (of sorrow, despair, etc.). * * *
De Quincey
/di kwin"see/ Thomas, 1785-1859, English essayist. * * *
De Quincey, Thomas
born Aug. 15, 1785, Manchester, Lancashire, Eng. died Dec. 8, 1859, Edinburgh, Scot. English essayist and critic. While a student at Oxford he first took opium to relieve the ...
De Quincey,Thomas
De Quin·cey (dĭ kwĭnʹsē, -zē), Thomas. 1785-1859. British writer best known for his autobiographical Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1821). * * *
De revolutionibus
▪ 1994       The year 1993 marked the 450th anniversary of the publication of Nicolaus Copernicus' revolutionary work De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the ...
De Ridder
/deuh rid"euhr/ a town in W Louisiana. 11,057. * * *
de rigueur
/deuh ri gerr"/; Fr. /deuh rddee guerdd"/ strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion. [1825-35; < F] * * *
De Ruyter, Michiel Adriaanszoon
▪ Dutch admiral born March 24, 1607, Vlissingen, United Provinces [Neth.] died April 29, 1676, Syracuse, Sicily [Italy]       Dutch seaman and one of his country's ...
De Sanctis, Francesco
▪ Italian critic born March 28, 1817, Morra Irpina, Kingdom of Naples [now in Italy] died Dec. 29, 1883, Naples, Italy       Italian literary critic whose work ...
De Santis, Giuseppe
▪ 1998       Italian film director whose Riso amaro (Bitter Rice) was considered the first successful Neorealist film and established his career; in 1995 he was honoured ...
De Seversky
/deuh seuh ver"skee/ Alexander Procofieff. See Seversky, Alexander Procofieff de. * * *
de Seversky,Alexander Procofieff
de Se·ver·sky (də sə-vĕrʹskē), Alexander Procofieff. 1894-1974. Russian-born American aeronautical engineer who invented various airplane devices, including a bombsight ...
De Sica
/deuh see"keuh/; It. /de see"kah/, Vittorio /vi tawr"ee oh', -tohr"-/; It. /veet taw"rddyaw/ 1901-74, Italian motion-picture director, producer, and actor. * * *
De Sica, Vittorio
born July 7, 1901, Sora, Italy died Nov. 13, 1974, Paris, France Italian film director and actor. He joined an acting company in 1923 and soon became a matinee idol. He ...
De Sica,Vittorio
De Si·ca (də sēʹkə), Vittorio. 1901-1974. Italian filmmaker whose Bicycle Thief (1948) and Umberto D (1952) are considered classics of postwar realism. * * *
de Sitter
/deuh sit"euhr/ Willem /wil"euhm/. See Sitter, Willem de. * * *
De Smet
▪ South Dakota, United States       city, seat (1880) of Kingsbury county, east-central South Dakota, U.S. It lies about 70 miles (110 km) northwest of Sioux Falls, ...
De Soto
/deuh soh"toh/; Sp. /de saw"taw/ 1. Hernando /heuhr nan"doh/; Sp. /erdd nahn"daw/ or Fernando /feuhr nan"doh/; Sp. /ferdd nahn"daw/, c1500-42, Spanish soldier and explorer in ...
de Soto,Hernando
de So·to (dĭ sōʹtō, dĕ), Hernando or Fernando 1496?-1542. Spanish explorer who landed in Florida in 1539 with 600 men and set out to search for the fabled riches of the ...
de Souza, Isidore
▪ 2000       Benin religious figure who served as Roman Catholic archbishop of Cotonou from 1991; he was a major force in his country's transition to a multiparty ...
De Souza, Ivo
▪ 1998       Jamaican diplomat who served as a Royal Air Force pilot during World War II and in 1953 founded the British Caribbean Welfare Service, which he headed until ...
de Staël
de Staël Madame see STAËL de Baronne de Staël-Holstein * * *
de Stijl
/deuh stuyl"/ a school of art that was founded in the Netherlands in 1917, embraced painting, sculpture, architecture, furniture, and the decorative arts, and was marked esp. by ...
De Tham
▪ Vietnamese patriot also called  Hoang Hoa Tham   born c. 1860, , Yen The, northern Vietnam died Jan. 10, 1913, near Yen The       Vietnamese resistance fighter and ...
de Toni–Fanconi syndrome
▪ pathology       a metabolic disorder affecting kidney transport, characterized by the failure of the kidney tubules to reabsorb water, phosphate, potassium, glucose, ...
De Toth, Andre
▪ 2003 Endre Antal Mihaly Sasvrai Farkasfalvi Tothfalusi Toth        Hungarian-born film and television director (b. May 15, 1913?, Mako, Austria-Hungary—d. Oct. 27, ...
de trop
/deuh troh"/ 1. too much; too many. 2. in the way; not wanted. [1950-55; < F] * * *
De Valera
/dev'euh lair"euh, -lear"euh/ Eamon /ay"meuhn/, 1882-1975, Irish political leader and statesman, born in the U.S.: prime minister of the Republic of Ireland 1932-48, 1951-54, ...
de Valera, Eamon
orig. Edward de Valera born Oct. 14, 1882, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 29, 1975, Dublin, Ire. Irish politician and patriot. Born in the U.S. to a Spanish father and an ...
De Valera,Eamon
De Va·le·ra (dĕv'ə-lĕrʹə, -lîrʹə), Eamon. 1882-1975. American-born Irish political leader who fought in the 1916 Easter Rebellion and was president of Sinn Fein ...
de Valois
/deuh val"wah/ Dame Ninette /ni net"/, (Edris Stannus), born 1898, British ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director: founder of the Royal Ballet (originally the ...
de Valois, Dame Ninette
orig. Edris Stannus born June 6, 1898, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ire. died March 8, 2001, London, Eng. Irish-born British dancer, choreographer, and founder of the precursor to ...
De Valois,Dame Ninette
De Val·ois (də vălʹwä), Dame Ninette. Originally Edris Stannus. Born 1898. Irish-born British dancer and choreographer who danced with the Ballets Russes from 1926 to 1929 ...
de Varona, Donna
▪ American athlete and sportscaster born April 26, 1947, San Diego, Calif. U.S.    American athlete and sportscaster who, after a record-breaking amateur career as a ...
de Varona,Donna
de Va·ro·na (dē' və-rōʹnə), Donna. Born 1947. American swimmer who won 2 gold medals at the 1964 Olympics and set 18 world records. She helped to establish the Women's ...
de Vaucouleurs's classification of galaxies
▪ Table de Vaucouleurs's classification of galaxies classes families varieties stages type ellipticals E elliptical (0–7) E0 intermediate E0-1 late ...
de Vaucouleurs, Gerard Henri
▪ 1996       French-born U.S. astronomer whose pioneering studies of distant galaxies contributed to knowledge of the age and large-scale structure of the universe (b. ...
de Vega
/deuh vay"geuh/; Sp. /de be"gah/, n. Lope /loh"pay, -pee/; Sp. /law"pe/, (Lope Félix de Vega Carpio), 1562-1635, Spanish dramatist and poet. * * *
de Villepin, Dominique
▪ 2004       If 2003 was the year that put France back on the diplomatic map, Dominique de Villepin's was the face that placed it there. Few would forget the way that ...
de Villiers, Dawie
▪ South African athlete byname of  Dawid Jacobus de Villiers  born July 10, 1940, Burgersdorp, S.Af.       South African rugby union player who was one of the ...
De Vinne, Theodore L.
▪ American author in full  Theodore Low De Vinne   born Dec. 25, 1828, Stamford, Conn., U.S. died Feb. 16, 1914, New York, N.Y.       American author of many ...
De Vinne,Theodore Low
De Vin·ne (də vĭnʹē), Theodore Low. 1828-1914. American printer who did much to advance fine typography through his workmanship and his writings, including The Practice of ...
De Voto
/deuh voh"toh/ Bernard (Augustine), 1897-1955, U.S. novelist and critic. * * *
De Voto, Bernard
▪ American writer born Jan. 11, 1897, Ogden, Utah, U.S. died Nov. 13, 1955, New York, N.Y.       American novelist, journalist, historian, and critic, best known for ...
De Voto, Bernard (Augustine)
born Jan. 11, 1897, Ogden, Utah, U.S. died Nov. 13, 1955, New York, N.Y. U.S. journalist, historian, and critic. De Voto taught at Northwestern and Harvard universities, ...
De Voto,Bernard Augustine
De Vo·to (də vōʹtō), Bernard Augustine. 1897-1955. American historian and critic noted for his studies of the impact of the West on the American mind. * * *
De Vries
/deuh vrees"/; Du. /deuh vrddees"/ Hugo /hyooh"goh/; Du. /hyuu"goh/, 1848-1935, Dutch botanist and student of organic heredity: developed the concept of mutation as a factor in ...
de Vries, Hugo (Marie)
born Feb. 16, 1848, Haarlem, Neth. died May 21, 1935, near Amsterdam Dutch botanist and geneticist. He taught at the University of Amsterdam (1878–1918), where he introduced ...
De Vries, Peter
▪ 1994       U.S. writer (b. Feb. 27, 1910, Chicago, Ill.—d. Sept. 28, 1993, Norwalk, Conn.), was critically acclaimed as the author of such uproarious novels as The ...
De Vries,Hugo
De Vries (də vrēsʹ), Hugo. 1848-1935. Dutch botanist who studied evolution by observing mutations rather than natural selection. He was an early proponent of the works of ...
de Weldon, Felix
▪ 2004       Austrian-born sculptor (b. April 12, 1907, Vienna, Austria—d. June 2, 2003, Woodstock, Va.), created more than 2,000 public sculptures around the world, ...
De Wet
/deuh wet"/ Christian Rudolph /kris"cheuhn rooh"dolf, -dawlf/; Du. /krddis"tee ahn' rddyuu"dolf/, 1854-1922, Boer general and politician. * * *
De Wint, Peter
▪ British artist born January 21, 1784, Stone, Staffordshire, England died January 30, 1849, London       English landscape and architectural painter who was one of the ...
De Witt
/deuh wit"/ 1. Jan /yahn/, 1625-72, Dutch statesman. 2. a male given name: from the Flemish family name meaning "white." * * *
De Witt, Johan
▪ Dutch statesman born Sept. 24, 1625, Dordrecht, Neth. died Aug. 20, 1672, The Hague  one of the foremost European statesmen of the 17th century who as councillor ...
De Witt,Jan
De Witt (də wĭtʹ, vĭtʹ), Jan. 1625-1672. Dutch politician. He and his brother Cornelius (1623-1672) were murdered by an angry mob for their opposition to William of ...
de Wolfe, Elsie
orig. Ella Anderson de Wolfe born Dec. 20, 1865, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 12, 1950, Versailles, Fr. U.S. interior designer. A New York City socialite, she worked as a ...
de'
/deuh/; It. /de/, prep. dei (used in Italian names as an elided form of dei): de' Medici. * * *
de-
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin (decide); also used to indicate privation, removal, and separation (dehumidify), negation (demerit; derange), descent (degrade; ...
de-accession
☆ de-accession [dē΄ak sesh′ən ] vt. 〚 DE- + ACCESSION〛 to remove (an item) from a museum or library collection preparatory to selling it * * *
de-acquisition
/dee ak'weuh zish"euhn/, v.t., v.i., n. deaccession. [1970-75; DE- + ACQUISITION] * * *
de-Americanize
v., de-Americanized, de-Americanizing. * * *
de-Anglicize
v.t., de-Anglicized, de-Anglicizing. * * *
de-Asianize
v., de-Asianized, de-Asianizing. * * *
de-automate
v., de-automated, de-automating. * * *
de-Christianize
v., de-Christianized, de-Christianizing. * * *
de-cultural
adj. * * *
de-democratize
v., de-democratized, de-democratizing. * * *
de-deputize
v.t., de-deputized, de-deputizing. * * *
de-emotionalize
v.t., de-emotionalized, de-emotionalizing. * * *
de-emphasis
/dee em"feuh sis/, n., pl. de-emphases /-seez'/. 1. a reduction in emphasis: There has been de-emphasis on athletic activities at the school. 2. the act or process of ...
de-emphasize
/dee em"feuh suyz'/, v.t., de-emphasized, de-emphasizing. to place less emphasis upon; reduce in importance, size, scope, etc.: The university de-emphasized intercollegiate ...
de-employed
adj. * * *
de-energize
/dee en"euhr juyz'/, v.t., de-energized, de-energizing. to deprive of electrical energy or exhaust the electrical energy from: Turning off the ignition de-energizes the spark ...
de-escalate
—de-escalation, deescalation, n. —de-escalatory, deescalatory /dee es"keuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /dee es"keuh layt'/, v.t., v.i., de-escalated, de-escalating. to ...
de-escalation
See de-escalate. * * *
de-escalatory
See de-escalation. * * *
de-evolution
n. * * *
de-excite
—de-excitation, deexcitation, n. /dee'ik suyt"/, v., de-excited, de-exciting. Physics. v.t. 1. to cause (an atom) to fall from an excited energy level to a lower energy ...
de-Germanize
v., de-Germanized, de-Germanizing. * * *
de-Hellenize
v., de-Hellenized, de-Hellenizing. * * *
de-ice
de-ice [dē īs′] vt. de-iced, de-icing to melt ice from or keep free of ice de-icer n. * * *
de-integrate
v., de-integrated, de-integrating. * * *
de-intensify
v., de-intensified, de-intensifying. * * *
de-license
v.t., de-licensed, de-licensing. * * *
de-litter
v.t. * * *
de-parochialize
v.t., de-parochialized, de-parochializing. * * *
de-pest
v.t. * * *
de-pot
v.t., de-potted, de-potting. * * *
de-power
v.t. * * *
de-sexify
v.t., de-sexified, de-sexifying. * * *
de-shell
v.t. * * *
de-sludge
v.t., de-sludged, de-sludging. * * *
de-sod
v.t., de-sodded, de-sodding. * * *
de-Stalinization
/dee stah'leuh neuh zay"sheuhn, -stal'euh-/, n. the policy, pursued in most Communist areas and among most Communist groups after 1956, of eradicating the memory or influence of ...
de-Stalinize
/dee stah"leuh nuyz', -stal"euh-/, v., de-Stalinized, de-Stalinizing. v.i. 1. (of a Communist country) to engage in de-Stalinization. v.t. 2. to subject to ...
de-stratify
v.t., de-stratified, de-stratifying. * * *
de-stress
v.t. * * *
de-tar
v.t., de-tarred, de-tarring. * * *
DEA
Drug Enforcement Administration. * * *
Dea.
Deacon. * * *
deaccelerate
—deacceleration, n. /dee'ak sel"euh rayt'/, v.i., v.t., deaccelerated, deaccelerating. to decelerate. [DE- + ACCELERATE] * * *
deaccession
/dee'ak sesh"euhn/, v.t. 1. to sell (a work of art) from a museum's or gallery's collections, esp. with a view to acquiring funds for the purchase of other works. v.i. 2. to ...
deacetylate
—deacetylation, n. /dee'euh set"l ayt'/, v.t., deacetylated, deacetylating. Chem. to remove the acetyl group from (an organic compound). [DE- + ACETYLATE] * * *
deacidification
See deacidify. * * *
deacidify
—deacidification, n. /dee'euh sid"euh fuy'/, v.t., v.i., deacidified, deacidifying. Chem. 1. to remove acid from (a substance). 2. to reduce the acidity of (a substance). [DE- ...
deacon
—deaconship, n. /dee"keuhn/, n. 1. (in hierarchical churches) a member of the clerical order next below that of a priest. 2. (in other churches) an appointed or elected officer ...
deacon seat
a bench running most of the length of a bunkhouse in a lumbering camp. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
deaconess
/dee"keuh nis/, n. 1. (in certain Protestant churches) a woman belonging to an order or sisterhood dedicated to the care of the sick or poor or who is engaging in other ...
deaconry
/dee"keuhn ree/, n., pl. deaconries. 1. the office of a deacon. 2. deacons collectively. [1425-75; late ME dekenry. See DEACON, -RY] * * *
deactivate
—deactivation, n. —deactivator, n. /dee ak"teuh vayt'/, v., deactivated, deactivating. v.t. 1. to cause to be inactive; remove the effectiveness of. 2. to demobilize or ...
deactivation
See deactivate. * * *
deactivator
See deactivation. * * *
deactuate
v.t., deactuated, deactuating. * * *
dead
—deadness, n. /ded/, adj., deader, deadest, n., adv. adj. 1. no longer living; deprived of life: dead people; dead flowers; dead animals. 2. brain-dead. 3. not endowed with ...
dead air
the loss or suspension of the video or audio signal during a television or radio transmission. [1940-45] * * *
dead center
—dead-center, adj. Mach. 1. Also called dead point. (in a reciprocating engine) either of two positions at which the crank cannot be turned by the connecting rod, occurring at ...
dead drop
a prearranged secret spot where one espionage agent leaves a message or material for another agent to pick up. * * *
dead duck
a person or thing that is beyond help, redemption, or hope: One more missed opportunity and this whole enterprise is a dead duck. [1820-30, Amer.; orig., in political slang, a ...
dead end
1. something, as a street or water pipe, that has no exit. 2. a position that offers no hope of progress; blind alley; cul-de-sac: His theory led him to a dead end. [1885-90] * * ...
dead firing
firing of a furnace or boiler at less than normal operating temperature in order to maintain conditions desirable during a period of idleness. * * *
dead freight
Com. 1. an amount owed by a contractor who charters space in a ship but fails to occupy it fully. 2. the unoccupied space of such a ship. 3. heavy or unwieldy nonperishable ...
dead hand
Law. mortmain. * * *
dead heat
1. a race in which two or more competitors finish in a tie. 2. the result of such a race; tie. [1790-1800] * * *
dead horse
1. something that has ceased to be useful or relevant. 2. beat or flog a dead horse, to persist in pursuing or trying to revive interest in a project or subject that has lost its ...
dead letter
—dead-letter, adj. 1. a law, ordinance, etc., that has lost its force but has not been formally repealed or abolished. 2. a letter that cannot reach the addressee or be ...
dead lift
1. a direct lifting without any mechanical assistance. 2. a situation that requires all one's strength or ingenuity. [1545-55] * * *
dead load
Engin. See under load (def. 11). [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
dead mail
undeliverable and unreturnable mail that is handled in the dead-letter office of the general post office. * * *
dead man's hand
Poker. a hand containing the two pairs of two aces and two eights. * * *
dead march
a piece of solemn music for a funeral procession, esp. one played at a military funeral. [1595-1605] * * *
dead matter
Print. 1. type that has been set and used for printing or platemaking and is of no further use. 2. See foul matter. [1875-80] * * *
dead meat
Slang. a person or thing that is dead, doomed, or beyond recovery. [1860-65] * * *
dead metal
Print. furniture (def. 4). * * *
dead nettle
any of various plants belonging to the genus Lamium, of the mint family, native to the Old World, having opposite leaves and clusters of small reddish or white ...
dead parrot sketch
a widely remembered and very funny sketch (= short comic play) from Monty Python’s Flying Circus on British television. John Cleese plays a man who goes into a pet shop to ...
dead point
dead point n. DEAD CENTER * * *
dead point.
Mach. See dead center (def. 1). [1820-30] * * *
dead reckoning
Navig. 1. calculation of one's position on the basis of distance run on various headings since the last precisely observed position, with as accurate allowance as possible being ...
dead ringer
Slang. a person or thing that closely resembles another; ringer: That old car is a dead ringer for the one we used to own. [1890-95] * * *
dead run
a steady run at top speed: The centerfielder caught the ball on the dead run. [1885-90] * * *
Dead Sea
a salt lake between Israel and Jordan: the lowest lake in the world. 46 mi. (74 km) long; 10 mi. (16 km) wide; 1293 ft. (394 m) below sea level. * * * Arabic Al-Baḥr al-Mayyit ...
Dead Sea fruit
something that appears to be beautiful or full of promise but is in reality nothing but illusion and disappointment. [1810-20] * * *
Dead Sea Scrolls
a number of leather, papyrus, and copper scrolls dating from c100 B.C. to A.D. 135, containing partial texts of some of the books of the Old Testament and some non-Biblical ...
dead set
/ded" set"/ for 1; 2; /ded" set'/ for 3 1. firmly decided or determined; resolved: His family was dead set against the marriage. 2. a serious or determined attempt; firm effort: ...
dead slow
Naut. as slow as possible without losing steerageway. * * *
dead soldier
Slang. an empty beer, liquor, or wine bottle or empty beer can. [1915-20] * * *
dead spindle
Metalworking. See under spindle (def. 6). * * *
dead spot.
See blind spot (def. 4). * * *
dead storage
the storage of furniture, files, or other unused or seldom used items in a warehouse or other location for an indefinite period of time. * * *
dead time
1. downtime. 2. Electronics. an interval during which an actuating signal produces no response. [1905-10] * * *
dead water
1. water eddying beside a moving hull, esp. directly astern. 2. a part of a stream where there is a slack current. [1555-65] * * *
dead weight
1. the heavy, unrelieved weight of anything inert: The dead weight of the bear's body was over 300 pounds. 2. a heavy or oppressive burden or responsibility. 3. the weight of a ...
dead-air space
/ded"air"/ an unventilated air space in which the air does not circulate. [1900-05] * * *
dead-airspace
dead-air space (dĕdʹâr') n. An unventilated space. * * *
dead-ball line
/ded"bawl'/, Rugby. the line at each end of the field parallel to and not over 25 yards (23 m) behind the goal line. [1890-95] * * *
dead-cat bounce
/ded"kat'/ Slang. a temporary recovery in stock prices after a steep decline, often resulting from the purchase of securities that have been sold short. * * *
dead-end
/ded"end"/, adj. 1. terminating in a dead end: a dead-end street. 2. Also, dead-ended. having no possibility for or hope of progress, advancement, etc.: a low-level, dead-end ...
dead-man's fingers
/ded"manz', -meuhnz/ any of various fungi, sponges, plant roots, animal parts, etc., having fingerlike projections and a pale or dull color, as the gray-black woodland fungus ...
dead-man's float
Swimming. a prone floating position, used esp. by beginning swimmers, with face downward, legs extended backward, and arms stretched forward. Also called prone float. [1945-50] * ...
dead-man'sfloat
dead-man's float (dĕdʹmănz') n. A floating position in which a person lies face down and extends the arms forward. * * *
dead-melt
/ded"melt"/, v.t. Metall. to melt (steel) until killed. [1875-80] * * *
dead-on
/ded"on", -awn"/, adj. Informal. exactly right, accurate, or pertinent: The film director has a dead-on feel for characterization. [1885-90] * * *
dead-reckon
—dead-reckoner, n. /ded"rek"euhn/, v.t. Navig. to calculate (one's position) by means of dead reckoning. [by back formation] * * *
dead-smooth
/ded"smoohdh"/, adj. 1. noting a double-cut metal file having the minimum commercial grade of coarseness. 2. extremely smooth. [1870-75] * * *
dead-stick
dead-stick [ded′stik΄] adj. designating a landing made by an aircraft or spacecraft without using power * * *
dead-stick landing
/ded"stik'/ Aeron., Aerospace. a landing of an airplane or space vehicle with the engine cut off. [1930-35] * * *
deadair
dead air n. An unintended interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound. * * *
deadbeat
n. /ded"beet'/; adj. /ded"beet"/, n. 1. a person who deliberately avoids paying debts. 2. a loafer; sponger. adj. 3. Horol. noting any of various escapements acting without ...
deadbeat dad
a father who neglects his responsibilities as a parent, esp. one who does not pay child support to his estranged wife. [1975-80] * * *
deadbolt
/ded"bohlt'/, n. a lock bolt that is moved into position by the turning of a knob or key rather than by spring action. Also called deadlock. [DEAD + BOLT1] * * *
deadcenter
dead center n. The point at the end of each stroke of a moving crank and connecting rod at which the two lie in the same straight line and the turning force applied by the ...
deadduck
dead duck n. Slang One doomed to failure or to death. * * *
deaden
—deadener, n. /ded"n/, v.t. 1. to make less sensitive, active, energetic, or forcible; weaken: to deaden sound; to deaden the senses; to deaden the force of a blow. 2. to ...
deadend
dead end n. 1. An end of a passage, such as a street or pipe, that affords no exit. 2. A point beyond which no movement or progress can be made; an impasse. * * *
deadener
See deaden. * * *
deadening
/ded"n ing/, n. 1. a device or material employed to deaden or render dull. 2. a device or material preventing the transmission of sound. 3. a woodland in which the trees are ...
deadeye
/ded"uy'/, n., pl. deadeyes. 1. Naut. either of a pair of disks of hardwood having holes through which a lanyard is rove: used to tighten shrouds and stays. 2. an expert ...
deadfall
/ded"fawl'/, n. 1. a trap, esp. for large game, in which a weight falls on and crushes the prey. 2. a mass of brush and fallen trees. [1605-15; DEAD + FALL] * * *
deadhand
dead hand n. 1. The ever-present, oppressive influence of past events: “Psychotherapy explores the ways in which the past has shaped people, and how its dead hand continues to ...
deadhead
/ded"hed'/, Informal. n. 1. a person who attends a performance, sports event, etc., or travels on a train, airplane, etc., without having paid for a ticket, esp. a person using a ...
deadheat
dead heat n. 1. Sports. A race in which two or more contestants compete evenly or finish at the same time. 2. A political campaign or other contest that is so close that it is ...
deadlanguage
dead language n. A language, such as Latin, that is no longer learned as a native language by a speech community. * * *
deadletter
dead letter n. 1. An unclaimed or undelivered letter that after a period of time is destroyed or returned to the sender by the postal service. 2. A law, directive, or factor ...
Deadliest Tsunami
▪ 2005       On Dec. 26, 2004, at 7:59 AM local time, an undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. (See ...
deadlift
dead lift n. A lift in weightlifting in which the weight is lifted from the floor to the level of the hips and then lowered by controlled effort to the floor. * * *
deadlight
/ded"luyt'/, n. Naut. 1. a strong shutter able to be screwed against the interior of a porthole in heavy weather. 2. a thick pane of glass set in the hull or deck to admit ...
deadline
/ded"luyn'/, n. 1. the time by which something must be finished or submitted; the latest time for finishing something: a five o'clock deadline. 2. a line or limit that must not ...
deadliness
See deadly. * * *
deadload
dead load n. See dead weight. * * *
deadlock
/ded"lok'/, n. 1. a state in which progress is impossible, as in a dispute, produced by the counteraction of opposing forces; standstill; stalemate: The union and management ...
deadly
—deadliness, n. /ded"lee/, adj., deadlier, deadliest, adv. adj. 1. causing or tending to cause death; fatal; lethal: a deadly poison. 2. aiming to kill or destroy; implacable: ...
deadly nightshade
belladonna (def. 1). [1570-80] * * *
deadly sin
▪ religion also called  Cardinal Sin,         any of the sins, usually numbering seven, dating back to the early history of Christian monasticism; they were grouped ...
deadly sins
the seven sins of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. Also called seven deadly sins, capital sins. [1300-50; ME deedly synnes] * * *
deadlynightshade
deadly nightshade n. 1. See belladonna. 2. See bittersweet nightshade. * * *

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