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deadlysin
deadly sin n. One of the seven sins—anger, covetousness, envy, gluttony, lust, pride, and sloth—that are supposed to be fatal to one's spiritual development and progress. * * ...
deadman
/ded"man', -meuhn/, n., pl. deadmen /-men', -meuhn/, adj. n. 1. Building Trades. a log, concrete block, etc., buried in the ground as an anchor. 2. a crutchlike prop temporarily ...
deadmarch
dead march n. A slow, solemn funeral march. * * *
deadmeat
dead meat n. Slang 1. A corpse or carcass. 2. One that is doomed, as to obsolescence, ruin, or death. * * *
deadness
See dead. * * *
deadnettle
dead nettle n. Any of several weedy plants of the genus Lamium, native to Eurasia and northern Africa and having clusters of small, usually purplish flowers with two lips.   [So ...
deadpan
—dead panner. /ded"pan'/, adj., adv., v., deadpanned, deadpanning, n. adj. 1. marked by or accomplished with a careful pretense of seriousness or calm detachment; impassive or ...
deadpoint
dead point n. See dead center. * * *
deadreckoning
dead reckoning n. 1. A method of estimating the position of an aircraft or a ship without astronomical observations, as by applying to a previously determined position the course ...
deadrise
/ded"ruyz'/, n. Naut. the angle with the horizontal made by the outboard rise of the bottom of a vessel at the widest frame. Also, dead-rise. [1655-65; DEAD + RISE] * * *
DeadSea
Dead Sea (dĕd) A salt lake, about 397 m (1,300 ft) below sea level, between Israel and Jordan. It is one of the saltiest bodies of water known and is the lowest point on the ...
DeadSea Scrolls
Dead Sea Scrolls pl.n. The papyrus scrolls and scroll fragments discovered between 1947 and 1960 at sites along the Dead Sea, mostly dating from the last two centuries B.C., ...
deadspot
dead spot n. A zone within the range of a radio transmitter where little or no radio signal can be received. * * *
deadweight
dead weight or dead·weight (dĕdʹwātʹ) n. 1. The unrelieved weight of a heavy, motionless mass. 2. An oppressive burden or difficulty. 3. Abbr. DW The fixed weight of a ...
deadweight tonnage
Naut. the capacity in long tons of cargo, passengers, fuel, stores, etc. (deadweight tons), of a vessel: the difference between the loaded and light displacement tonnage of the ...
deadwood
/ded"wood'/, n. 1. the dead branches on a tree; dead branches or trees. 2. useless or burdensome persons or things: He cut the deadwood from his staff. 3. (in writing) ...
deadwork
/ded"werrk'/, n. Mining. work necessary to expose an orebody, as the removal of overburden. [1645-55; DEAD + WORK] * * *
deaerate
—deaeration, n. —deaerator /dee air"ay teuhr, -ay"euh ray'-/, n. /dee air"ayt, -ay"euh rayt'/, v.t., deaerated, deaerating. 1. to remove air or gas from. 2. to remove bubbles ...
deaf
—deafly, adv. —deafness, n. /def/, adj., deafer, deafest, n. adj. 1. partially or wholly lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing; unable to hear. 2. refusing to listen, ...
deaf-and-dumb
/def"euhn dum"/, adj. Often Offensive. deaf-mute (def. 1). [1150-1200; ME def and doumb] * * *
deaf-blind
/def"bluynd"/, adj. of or pertaining to a person who is both deaf and blind. * * *
deaf-mute
—deaf-muteness, deaf-mutism, n. /def"myooht"/, Often Offensive. adj. 1. unable to hear and speak. n. 2. a person who is unable to hear and speak, esp. one in whom inability to ...
deafen
—deafeningly, adv. /def"euhn/, v.t. 1. to make deaf: The accident deafened him for life. 2. to stun or overwhelm with noise: The pounding of the machines deafened us. 3. deaden ...
deafening
/def"euh ning/, n. deadening (def. 2). [1590-1600; DEAFEN + -ING1] * * *
deafeningly
See deafening. * * *
deafly
See deaf. * * *
deafness
See deafly. * * * Partial or total inability to hear. In conduction deafness, the passage of sound vibrations through the ear is interrupted. The obstacle may be earwax, a ...
Deák, Ferenc
born Oct. 17, 1803, Söjtör, Hung., Austrian Empire died Jan. 28/29, 1876, Budapest Hungarian politician. He entered the Hungarian Diet in 1833, becoming a leader of the ...
Deak, Nicholas L
▪ American banker born Oct. 8, 1905, Transylvania, Hung. died Nov. 18, 1985, New York, N.Y., U.S.       banker and founder of an internationally renowned retail ...
Deakin
/dee"kin/, n. Alfred, 1856-1919, Australian statesman: prime minister 1903-04; 1905-08; 1909-10. * * *
Deakin, Alfred
▪ prime minister of Australia born Aug. 3, 1856, Melbourne, Vic., Australia died Oct. 7, 1919, Melbourne  prime minister of Australia (1903–04, 1905–08, 1909–10), who ...
Deakin, Arthur
▪ British labour leader born Nov. 11, 1890, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, Eng. died May 1, 1955, Leicester, Leicestershire  leader of British trade unionism in the decade ...
deal
deal1 /deel/, v., dealt, dealing, n. v.i. 1. to occupy oneself or itself (usually fol. by with or in): Botany deals with the study of plants. He deals in generalities. 2. to take ...
dealate
—dealation, n. /dee"ay layt', -lit/, Entomol. adj. 1. Also, dealated /dee"ay lay'tid/. (of certain ants and termites after nuptial flights) having no wings as a result of ...
dealation
See dealate. * * *
dealcoholization
See dealcoholize. * * *
dealcoholize
de·al·co·hol·ize (dē-ălʹkə-hô-līz') tr.v. de·al·co·hol·ized, de·al·co·hol·iz·ing, de·al·co·hol·izes To remove some or all of the alcohol from ...
dealer
/dee"leuhr/, n. 1. a person who buys and sells articles without altering their condition; trader or merchant, esp. a wholesaler: I got a dealer's discount on this coat. 2. Cards. ...
dealer's choice
a card game, as poker, in which the dealer decides what particular game is to be played, often depending on the number of players, and designates any special variations or ...
dealers
➡ antiques * * *
dealership
/dee"leuhr ship'/, n. 1. authorization to sell a commodity: He got the dealership for the area after a long investigation into his credit status. 2. a sales agency or distributor ...
dealfish
/deel"fish'/, n., pl. dealfishes, (esp. collectively) dealfish. a ribbonfish, esp. Trachipterus arcticus. [1835-45; DEAL2 + FISH] * * * ▪ fish       any of several ...
dealignment
de·a·lign·ment (dē'ə-līnʹmənt) n. A movement among voters toward nonpartisanship, resulting in a weakening of party structure. * * *
dealing
/dee"ling/, n. 1. Usually, dealings. relations; business: frequent dealings; commercial dealings. 2. conduct in relations to others; treatment: honest dealing. [1250-1300; ME ...
dealing box
a box that holds a deck or decks of cards, allowing them to be dealt only one at a time, often used in casino games such as blackjack or chemin de fer. Also called ...
deallocate
v.t., deallocated, deallocating. * * *
deallocation
n. * * *
dealmaker
deal·mak·er (dēlʹmā'kər) n. One that makes deals, as in business, finance, or politics.   dealʹmak'ing (-mā'kĭng) n. * * *
dealmaking
See dealmaker. * * *
dealt
/delt/, v. pt. and pp. of deal1. * * *
deambulatory
/dee am"byeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, n., pl. deambulatories. ambulatory (def. 6). [1400-50; late ME < ML deambulatorium, equiv. to L deambula(re) to go for a walk (see DE-, ...
deamidase
/dee am"i days', -dayz'/, n. Biochem. an enzyme that releases the amido group from a compound. [DE- + AMIDASE] * * *
deaminase
/dee am"euh nays', -nayz'/, n. Biochem. an enzyme that releases the amino group from a compound. [1915-20; DE- + AMIN(O)- + -ASE] * * *
deaminate
—deamination, n. /dee am"euh nayt'/, v.t., deaminated, deaminating. Chem. to remove the amino group from (a compound). [1910-15; DE- + AMINATE] * * *
deamination
See deaminate. * * *
deaminization
See deaminize. * * *
deaminize
—deaminization, n. /dee am"euh nuyz'/, v.t., deaminized, deaminizing. deaminate. Also, esp. Brit., deaminise. [1920-25; DE- + AMIN(O)- + -IZE] * * *
dean
dean1 —deanship, n. /deen/, n. 1. Educ. a. the head of a faculty, school, or administrative division in a university or college: the dean of admissions. b. an official in an ...
Dean
/deen/, n. 1. James (Byron), 1931-55, U.S. actor. 2. Jay Hanna ("Dizzy"), 1911-74, U.S. baseball pitcher. 3. a male given name: from the Old English family name meaning ...
Dean Acheson
➡ Acheson * * *
Dean Martin
➡ Martin (II) * * *
dean's list
a list of students of high scholastic standing, compiled by a college or university usually at the end of each semester or academic year. Cf. honor roll (def. 1). [1925-30] * * *
dean'slist
dean's list (dēnz) n. pl. deans' lists A list of students in a high school, college, or university who have attained high academic rank. * * *
Dean, Dizzy
orig. Jay Hanna Dean born Jan. 16, 1911, Lucas, Ark., U.S. died July 17, 1974, Reno, Nev. U.S. baseball pitcher. Dean joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1932, and in five ...
Dean, Forest of
▪ forest, England, United Kingdom       ancient royal forest of oak and beech in western Gloucestershire, England, covering an area of about 26,000 ac (10,500 ha) ...
Dean, James
▪ American actor in full  James Byron Dean  born Feb. 8, 1931, Marion, Indiana, U.S. died Sept. 30, 1955, near Paso Robles, California       strikingly handsome ...
Dean, James (Byron)
born Feb. 8, 1931, Marion, Ind., U.S. died Sept. 30, 1955, near Paso Robles, Calif. U.S. film actor. He played bit parts in four films before trying the Broadway stage, where ...
Dean, John Wesley, III
born Oct. 14, 1938, Akron, Ohio, U.S. U.S. lawyer and White House counsel. He received a law degree from Georgetown University in 1965. In 1970 he was appointed White House ...
Dean,James Byron
Dean (dēn), James Byron. 1931-1955. American actor whose moody, rebellious persona in films such as East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause (both 1955) made him a cult figure. ...
Dean,Jay Hanna
Dean, Jay Hanna. Known as “Dizzy.” 1911-1974. American baseball player. A right-handed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1930-1937), he is best remembered for his 1934 ...
deanathematize
v.t., deanathematized, deanathematizing. * * *
Deane
Deane [dēn] Silas 1737-89; Am. Revolutionary patriot & diplomat * * *
Deane, Edna
▪ 1996       (EDNA MORTON SEWELL), British and world champion ballroom dancer, choreographer, author, and cofounder of the Deane School of Dance and Drama (b. Oct. 15, ...
Deane, Silas
born Dec. 24, 1737, Groton, Conn. died Sept. 23, 1789, at sea near Deal, Kent, Eng. U.S. diplomat. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, which in 1776 secretly ...
deanery
/dee"neuh ree/, n., pl. deaneries. the office, jurisdiction, district, or residence of an ecclesiastical dean. [1250-1300; ME denerie. See DEAN1, -ERY] * * *
Deanna
/dee an"euh/, n. a female given name, form of Diana. * * *
deannexation
n. * * *
deanship
See dean. * * *
deanthropomorphism
—deanthropomorphic, adj. /dee an'threuh peuh mawr"fiz euhm/, n. the ridding of philosophy or religion of anthropomorphic beliefs and doctrines. [1885-90; DE- + ...
dean’s list
n a list produced each year at most US colleges and universities of students who have achieved the highest grades in their courses of study. The list is published in local ...
dear
dear1 —dearly, adv. —dearness, n. /dear/, adj., dearer, dearest, n., adv., interj. adj. 1. beloved or loved: a dear friend. 2. (used in the salutation of a letter as an ...
Dear Abby
a regular newspaper column, appearing in several US newspapers, which answers readers’ questions about love and family problems. It began in 1956 and is written by Abigail Van ...
Dear John
Informal. 1. a letter from a woman informing her boyfriend or fiancé that she is ending their relationship or informing her husband that she wants a divorce: Nothing is worse ...
Dear John (letter)
☆ Dear John (letter) or Dear John Informal n. a letter from one's fiancée or girlfriend breaking off an engagement or love affair, or from one's wife asking for a divorce * * *
Dear John letter
(also Dear John) n (AmE infml) a letter sent by a woman to a man to say that she wants to stop their relationship. This is usually because she now loves someone else. * * *
Dearborn
/dear"beuhrn, -bawrn/, n. 1. Henry, 1751-1829, U.S. soldier and diplomat: Secretary of War 1801-09. 2. a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 90,660. 3. See Fort Dearborn. * * ...
Dearborn Heights
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 67,706. * * *
Dearborn, Fort
▪ fort, Illinois, United States       blockhouse and stockade, built in 1803 because of Indian unrest, at a narrow bend in the Chicago River, northeastern Illinois, ...
Dearborn, Henry
born Feb. 23, 1751, Hampton, N.H. died June 6, 1829, Roxbury, Mass., U.S. U.S. army officer and secretary of war (1801–09). He fought in the American Revolution and later was ...
DearbornHeights
Dearborn Heights A city of southeast Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Population: 60,838. * * *
dearie
dearie or deary [dir′ē] n. pl. dearies Informal dear; darling: now often ironic or humorous * * *
DearJohn
Dear John (dîr) n. A letter, as to a serviceman, requesting a divorce or ending a personal relationship. * * *
dearly
See dear1. * * *
Dearmer, Geoffrey
▪ 1997       British poet who wrote verse based on his experiences as a soldier during World War I; his poetry was largely forgotten for 70 years until the 1993 ...
dearness
See dearly. * * *
dearomatize
v.t., dearomatized, dearomatizing. * * *
dearth
/derrth/, n. 1. an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack: There is a dearth of good engineers. 2. scarcity and dearness of food; famine. [1200-50; ME derthe. See DEAR1, -TH1] Syn. 1. ...
deary
/dear"ee/, n., pl. dearies. Informal (sometimes facetious). darling. Also, dearie. [1675-85; DEAR1 + -Y2] * * *
deasil
/dee"zeuhl/, adv. Chiefly Scot. clockwise or in a direction following the apparent course of the sun: considered as lucky or auspicious. Cf. withershins. [1765-75; < ScotGael, Ir ...
Déat, Marcel
▪ French politician born March 7, 1894, Guèrigny, Fr. died Jan. 5, 1955, Turin, Italy  French politician who was a leading collaborator with Nazi Germany.       A ...
death
/deth/, n. 1. the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. Cf. brain death. 2. an instance of this: a death in ...
death adder
either of two highly venomous elapid snakes of the genus Acanthophis, of Australia and New Guinea, having a stout body and broad head. [1855-60] * * *
death angel
Azrael. [1785-95] * * *
death bell
the bell that announces a death. [1730-40] * * *
death benefit
the amount of money to be paid under the terms of an insurance policy to the designated beneficiary upon the death of the insured. [1920-25] * * *
Death Cab for Cutie
▪ American rock group       American indie-rock group that helped define the emo genre of music in the early 2000s. Original members were lead singer Ben Gibbard (b. ...
death camass
1. any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Zigadenus, of the lily family, having narrow leaves and clusters of flowers. 2. the root of any of these plants, ...
death camp
a concentration camp in which the inmates are unlikely to survive or to which they have been sent to be executed. [1940-45] * * *
death cap
death cap n. a deadly amanita (Amanita phalloides) with a white, scaly cap and a cuplike structure enveloping the base of the stalk of the mushroom: also death cup * * *
death certificate
a certificate signed by a doctor, giving pertinent identifying information, as age and sex, about a deceased person and certifying the time, place, and cause of death. * * *
death chair.
See electric chair. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
death chamber
1. a room in which a person is dying or has died. 2. a place, as in a prison, in which executions take place. * * *
death cup
1. a poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita. 2. the part of this mushroom that persists around the base of the stalk as a membranous cup. [1900-05] * * *
death duties
➡ inheritance tax * * *
death duty
Brit. See inheritance tax. [1880-85] * * *
death house
a building or part of a prison in which persons condemned to death await execution. [1915-20] * * *
Death in Venice
(German, Der Tod in Venedig) a novella (1913) by Thomas Mann. * * *
death instinct
1. suicidal tendency or inclination; predisposition to self-destruction. 2. Psychoanal. an impulse to withdraw or destroy, working in opposition to forces urging survival and ...
death knell
1. a harbinger of the end, death, or destruction of something. 2. See passing bell. * * *
death mask
a cast taken of a person's face after death. Cf. life mask. [1875-80] * * *  a wax or plaster cast of a mold taken from the face of a dead individual. Death masks are true ...
death metal
a type of speed metal music featuring violent or Satanic imagery. [1985-1990] * * *
Death of a Salesman
a play (1949) by Arthur Miller. * * *
Death of God movement
▪ Christian theology       radical Christian theological school, mainly Protestant (Protestant Heritage), that arose in the United States during the 1960s, evoking ...
Death of Ivan Ilyich, The
/ee vahn" ee lyeech", uy"veuhn il"yich/ a short novel (1884) by Leo Tolstoy. * * *
death penalty
death penalty n. a sentence of death by execution: used with the * * * ➡ capital punishment * * *
Death Penalty on Trial
▪ 2003 by Andrew Rutherford       Along with the report in 2002 that the number of executions carried out worldwide in 2001—3,048—was more than double the 1,457 known ...
death penalty.
See capital punishment. * * *
death rate
the number of deaths per unit, usually 1000, of population in a given place and time. [1855-60] * * *       frequency of deaths within a given population, conventionally ...
death rattle
a sound produced by a person immediately preceding death, resulting from the passage of air through the mucus in the throat. [1820-30] * * *
death ray
a hypothetical ray that destroys life from a distance. [1915-20] * * *
death rite
▪ anthropology Introduction       any of the ceremonial acts or customs employed at the time of death and burial.       Throughout history and in every human ...
death row
a row of prison cells for prisoners awaiting execution. [1950-55] * * *
death seat
the passenger seat next to the driver in an automobile, regarded as dangerous in the event of a collision. [1940-45] * * *
death sentence
a sentence condemning a convicted felon to execution by the state. Cf. life sentence. * * *
death spiral
(in pair skating) a dramatic movement in which the man spins his partner around him in a gradually increasing radius while he spins in place, holding the extended arm of the ...
death squad
any of various groups of assassins, esp. in Central America, whose members murder political dissidents, petty criminals, etc., usually with the tacit approval of the ...
death tax
1. See estate tax. 2. See inheritance tax. [1935-40] * * *
Death Valley
an arid basin in E California and S Nevada: lowest land in North America. ab. 1500 sq. mi. (3900 sq. km); 280 ft. (85 m) below sea level. * * * Valley, southeastern California, ...
Death Valley National Monument
a national monument in E California, including most of Death Valley: site of Badwater, lowest point in the U.S., 282 ft. (86 m) below sea level. 2980 sq. mi. (7718 sq. km). * * *
death warrant
1. an official order authorizing the execution of the sentence of death. 2. anything that ends hope, expectation, etc. [1685-95] * * *
death wish
1. desire for one's own death or for the death of another. 2. Psychiatry. a suicidal desire, manifested by passivity, withdrawal, and absorption in nihilistic thoughts, that may ...
death's-head
/deths"hed'/, n. a human skull, esp. as a symbol of mortality. [1590-1600] * * *
death's-head moth
a European hawk moth, Acherontia atropos, having markings on the back of the thorax that resemble a human skull. [1775-85] * * *
death, dance of
▪ art motif also called  danse macabre   medieval allegorical concept of the all-conquering and equalizing power of death, expressed in the drama, poetry, music, and visual ...
death-qualified jury
▪ American law       in law, a trial jury pronounced fit to decide a case involving the death penalty. The fitness of jurors to serve in death-punishable cases depends ...
deathangel
death angel n. See death cup. * * *
deathbed
/deth"bed'/, n. 1. the bed on which a person dies: The museum contains Lincoln's deathbed. 2. on one's deathbed, in the last few hours before death. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, ...
deathbenefit
death benefit n. Insurance money payable to a deceased person's stipulated beneficiary. * * *
deathblow
/deth"bloh'/, n. a blow causing death. [1785-95; DEATH + BLOW1] * * *
deathcamas
☆ deathcamas [dethkam′əs ] n. any of various plants (genus Zigadenus) of the lily family, with grasslike basal leaves and clusters of greenish or white flowers: often ...
deathcamp
death camp n. A concentration camp in which those held captive are likely to die or be killed. * * *
deathcap
death cap n. See death cup. * * *
deathcare
death care n. The management of funerary arrangements, including care of the dead and services offered to surviving family members. * * *
deathcup
death cup n. A poisonous, usually white mushroom (Amanita phalloides) having a prominent cup-shaped base. Also called death angel, death cap. * * *
deathday
/deth"day'/, n. the day or the anniversary of the day of a person's death. [bef. 900; ME deth day, OE deothdaege. See DEATH, DAY] * * *
deathduty
death duty n. Chiefly British A tax on inherited property; an inheritance tax. * * *
deathful
/deth"feuhl/, adj. 1. deadly; fatal. 2. resembling death; deathlike. [1200-50; ME deethful. See DEATH, -FUL] * * *
deathhouse
death house n. See death row. * * *
deathinstinct
death instinct n. Psychiatry 1. A primitive impulse for destruction, decay, and death, postulated by Sigmund Freud as coexisting with and opposing the life instinct. Also called ...
deathless
—deathlessly, adv. —deathlessness, n. /deth"lis/, adj. 1. not subject to death; immortal: the belief that the human soul is deathless. 2. unceasing; perpetual: his deathless ...
deathlessly
See deathless. * * *
deathlessness
See deathlessly. * * *
deathlike
/deth"luyk'/, adj. resembling death. [1540-50; DEATH + -LIKE; cf. OE deathlic DEATHLY] * * *
deathly
—deathliness, n. /deth"lee/, adj. 1. causing death; deadly; fatal. 2. like death: a deathly silence. 3. of, pertaining to, or indicating death; morbid: a deathly odor from the ...
deathmask
death mask n. A cast of a person's face taken after death. * * *
deathpenalty
death penalty n. A sentence of punishment by execution. * * *
deathplace
/deth"plays'/, n. the place at which a person dies: Lincoln is buried in Illinois, but his deathplace was Washington, D.C. [1820-30; DEATH + PLACE] * * *
deathpoint
death point n. An environmental limit, as of temperature or radiation, beyond which a specified life form cannot survive: the thermal death point of bacteria. * * *
deathqualification
death qualification n. The qualification of a juror on the basis of a favorable attitude regarding the death penalty.   death qualify v. * * *
deathqualify
See death qualification. * * *
deathrate
death rate n. The ratio of total deaths to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The death rate is often expressed as the number of ...
deathrattle
death rattle n. A gurgling or rattling sound sometimes made in the throat of a dying person, caused by loss of the cough reflex and passage of the breath through accumulating ...
deathrow
death row (rō) n. The part of a prison for housing inmates who have received the death penalty. Also called death house. * * *
Deaths in US from Leading Cancers by Age Group
▪ Table Deaths in the United States from leading cancers by age group (in years) * under 19 20 - 39 40 - 59 60 - 79 80+ Males * leukemia: 465 non-Hodgkin lymphoma: 800 lung ...
deathseat
death seat n. Informal The passenger seat next to the driver of an automotive vehicle.   [Australian, so called because this seat is said to be the most dangerous one in the ...
deathsman
/deths"meuhn/, n., pl. deathsmen. Archaic. an executioner. [1580-90; DEATH + 'S1 + MAN1] * * *
deathsquad
death squad n. A clandestine military or paramilitary group employed to carry out political assassinations. * * *
deathtax
death tax n. 1. See inheritance tax. 2. See estate tax. * * *
deathtrap
/deth"trap'/, n. a structure, place, or situation where there is imminent risk of death: They escaped from the deathtrap just before it exploded. [1825-35; DEATH + TRAP1] * * *
DeathValley
Death Valley An arid desert basin of eastern California and western Nevada. It includes the lowest point, 86 m (282 ft) below sea level, in the Western Hemisphere. * * *
deathwarrant
death warrant n. 1. Law. An official order authorizing a person's execution. 2. Something that destroys hope or expectation; a deathblow. * * *
deathwatch
/deth"woch', -wawch'/, n. 1. a vigil beside a dying or dead person. 2. a guard set over a condemned person before execution. 3. Also called deathwatch beetle. any of several ...
deathwatch beetle
Borer insect (beetle species Xestobium refuvillosum) that tends to be small (less than 0.5 in., or 1–9 mm) and cylindrical. When disturbed, it usually pulls in its legs and ...
deathwatchbeetle
deathwatch beetle n. Any one of several beetles of the family Anobiidae, especially Xestobium rufovillosum, whose head makes a clicking sound as it burrows into wood or wooden ...
deathwish
death wish n. 1. Psychiatry. a. A desire for self-destruction, often accompanied by feelings of depression, hopelessness, and self-reproach. b. The desire, often unconscious, ...
deathy
—deathiness, n. /deth"ee/, adj., adv. Archaic. deathly. [1790-1800; DEATH + -Y1] * * *
deattribution
de·at·tri·bu·tion (dē'ă-trə-byo͞oʹshən) n. A downgrading in the attribution of a work of art. * * *
deauthorize
v.t., deauthorized, deauthorizing. * * *
Deauville
/doh"vil/; Fr. /doh veel"/, n. a coastal resort in NW France, S of Le Havre. 5232. * * * ▪ France       fashionable resort, northern France, Calvados département, ...
deave
/deev/, v.t., deaved, deaving. Chiefly Scot. to make deaf; deafen. [bef. 1050; ME deven, OE -deafian (in adeafian to grow DEAF; see A-3)] * * *
Deaver, Michael Keith
▪ 2008       U.S. government official born April 11, 1938, Bakersfield, Calif. died Aug. 18, 2007, Bethesda, Md. expertly orchestrated the public image of U.S. Pres. ...
deb
/deb/, n. Informal. a debutante. [1915-20, Amer.; by shortening] * * *
deb.
debenture. * * *
Deba Habe
▪ Nigeria also called  Deba,  Debba Habe , or  Debe Habe        town, Gombe state, northeastern Nigeria, on the road from Gombe town to Numan. It was captured ...
debacle
/day bah"keuhl, -bak"euhl, deuh-/, n. 1. a general breakup or dispersion; sudden downfall or rout: The revolution ended in a debacle. 2. a complete collapse or failure. 3. a ...
debag
/dee bag"/, v.t., debagged, debagging. Brit. Slang. 1. to depants. 2. to debunk. [1910-15; DE- + BAG] * * *
DeBakey, Michael
▪ American surgeon in full  Michael Ellis DeBakey  born Sept. 7, 1908, Lake Charles, La., U.S. died July 11, 2008, Houston, Texas       American cardiovascular ...
DeBakey, Michael (Ellis)
born Sept. 7, 1908, Lake Charles, La., U.S. U.S. surgeon. He received his M.D. from Tulane University. In 1932 he devised the "roller pump," to be used in heart-lung machines. ...
DeBakey, Michael Ellis
▪ 2009       American cardiovascular surgeon, and educator born Sept. 7, 1908, Lake Charles, La. died July 11, 2008, Houston, Texas pioneered surgical procedures for ...
debar
—debarment, n. /di bahr"/, v.t., debarred, debarring. 1. to shut out or exclude from a place or condition: to debar all those who are not members. 2. to hinder or prevent; ...
debarbarize
v.t., debarbarized, debarbarizing. * * *
debark
debark1 —debarkation /dee'bahr kay"sheuhn/, n. /di bahrk"/, v.t., v.i. to disembark. [1645-55; < F débarquer, equiv. to dé- DIS-1 + barque BARK3 + -er inf. ...
debarkation
See debark. * * *
debarment
See debar. * * *
debase
—debasedness /di bay"sid nis, -bayst"-/, n. —debasement, n. —debaser, n. —debasingly, adv. /di bays"/, v.t., debased, debasing. 1. to reduce in quality or value; ...
debasement
See debase. * * *
debaser
See debasement. * * *
débat
▪ literature       a type of literary composition popular especially in medieval times in which two or more usually allegorical characters discuss or debate some ...
debatable
/di bay"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. open to question; in dispute; doubtful: Whether or not he is qualified for the job is debatable. 2. capable of being debated. [1425-75; late ME < MF. ...
debatably
See debatable. * * *
debate
—debater, n. —debatingly, adv. /di bayt"/, n., v., debated, debating. n. 1. a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints: a debate in ...
debatement
See debate. * * *
debater
See debatement. * * *
debates
➡ elections * * *
Debating Bilingual Education
▪ Primary Source       The movement for bilingual education gained steam in 1974 with the passage of the Bilingual Education Act and the Equal Education Opportunity Act, ...
debauch
—debaucher, n. —debauchment, n. /di bawch"/, v.t. 1. to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce. 2. to corrupt or pervert; sully: His honesty was debauched by the ...
debauched
—debauchedly /di baw"chid lee/, adv. —debauchedness, n. /di bawcht"/, adj. 1. displaying the effect of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure: a flabby and debauched ...
debauchedly
See debauch. * * *
debauchee
/deb'aw chee", -shee"/, n. a person addicted to excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; one given to debauchery. [1655-65; < F débauché (ptp. of débaucher). See DEBAUCH, ...
debaucher
See debauchedly. * * *
debauchery
/di baw"cheuh ree/, n., pl. debaucheries. 1. excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance. 2. Archaic. seduction from duty, allegiance, or virtue. [1635-45; DEBAUCH + ...
Debbie
/deb"ee/, n. a female given name, form of Deborah. Also, Debby. * * *
Debbie Reynolds
➡ Reynolds (II) * * *
Debbora
/deb"euhr euh, deb"reuh/, n. Douay Bible. Deborah (def. 1). * * *
debeak
—debeaker, n. /dee beek"/, v.t. Vet. Med. to remove the upper beak from (a bird) to prevent egg eating or attacks on other birds. [1935-40; DE- + BEAK] * * *
Debenhams{™}
any one of a chain of large shops in Britain. Each shop has various departments selling mainly clothes and household goods. * * *
debenture
—debentured, adj. /di ben"cheuhr/, n. 1. See certificate of indebtedness. 2. a certificate of drawback issued at a custom house. [1425-75; late ME debentur < L debentur (mihi) ...
debenture bond
a corporate bond unsecured by any mortgage, dependent on the credit of the issuer. [1865-70] * * *
debenture stock
▪ finance       loan contract issued by a company or public body specifying an obligation to return borrowed funds and pay interest, secured by all or part of the ...
debilitate
—debilitant, n. —debilitation, n. —debilitative, adj. /di bil"i tayt'/, v.t., debilitated, debilitating. to make weak or feeble; enfeeble: The siege of pneumonia ...
debilitated
de·bil·i·tat·ed (dĭ-bĭlʹĭ-tā'tĭd) adj. Showing impairment of energy or strength; enfeebled. See Synonyms at weak. * * *
debilitation
See debilitate. * * *
debilitative
See debilitation. * * *
debility
/di bil"i tee/, n., pl. debilities. 1. a weakened or enfeebled state; weakness: Debility prevented him from getting out of bed. 2. a particular mental or physical handicap; ...
Debir
/dee"beuhr/, n. a royal city in the vicinity of Hebron, conquered by Othniel. * * *
debit
/deb"it/, n. 1. the recording or an entry of debt in an account. 2. Bookkeeping. a. that which is entered in an account as a debt; a recorded item of debt. b. any entry or the ...
debit card
a plastic card that resembles a credit card but functions like a check and through which payments for purchases or services are made electronically to the bank accounts of ...
Debit cards
➡ credit cards * * *
debit policy
Insurance. a policy for industrial life insurance sold door to door by an agent who collects the premiums. * * *
debitage
/deb"i tij/, n. Archaeol. lithic debris and discards found at the sites where stone tools and weapons were made. [ < F débitage, equiv. to débit(er) to cut up, saw up ( < dé- ...
debitcard
debit card n. A bankcard used to make an electronic withdrawal from funds on deposit in a bank, as in purchasing goods or obtaining cash advances. * * *
debitor
/deb"i teuhr/, n. Obs. a debtor. [1475-85; < OF < L debitor; see DEBTOR] * * *
déblé
Wooden female figure carved by the Senufo people of West Africa. It was used as a "rhythm pounder" in dance rituals to promote the fertility of the soil. The Poro (or Lo) male ...
Débo, Lac
▪ lake, Mali English  Lake Debo        situated in central Mali on a section of the Niger River between Mopti, located 50 mi (80 km) to the south, and Timbuktu, 150 ...
déboîté
Fr. /day bwann tay"/, n., pl. déboîtés Fr. /-tay"/. Ballet. a step in which the dancer stands on the toes with legs together and then springs up, swinging one foot out and ...
debonair
—debonairly, adv. —debonairness, n. /deb'euh nair"/, adj. 1. courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm: a debonair gentleman. 2. jaunty; carefree; ...
debonairly
See debonair. * * *
debonairness
See debonairly. * * *
debone
—deboner, n. /dee bohn"/, v.t., deboned, deboning. to remove the bones from (meat, fish, or fowl); bone: Before cooking, the chicken breasts should be deboned with a small, ...
Deborah
/deb"euhr euh, deb"reuh/, n. 1. a prophetess and judge of Israel. Judges 4, 5. 2. Also, Debora. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning "bee." * * * flourished 12th ...
Deborin, Abram Moiseyevich
▪ Russian philosopher pseudonym of  Abram Moiseyevich Ioffe   born June 16 [June 4, Old Style], 1881, Upyna, Lithuania, Russian Empire died March 8, 1963, Moscow, Russia, ...
deboss
/di baws", -bos"/, v.t. to indent (a figure or design) into a surface: The design on the book's cover is debossed. [DE- + BOSS2] * * *
debouch
/di boohsh", -bowch"/, v.i. 1. to march out from a narrow or confined place into open country, as a body of troops: The platoon debouched from the defile into the plain. 2. ...
débouché
/day booh shay"/, n. 1. Fort. a passage or opening through which troops may debouch. 2. an outlet; an exit. [1750-60; < F, n. use of ptp. of déboucher to DEBOUCH] * * *
debouchment
/di boohsh"meuhnt, -bowch"-/, n. 1. an act or instance of debouching. 2. Also, debouchure /di booh"shoor, di booh shoor"/. Physical Geog. a mouth or outlet, as of a river or ...
debouchure
de·bou·chure (dĭ-bo͞o'sho͝orʹ) n. An opening or mouth, as of a river or stream. * * *
déboulés
Fr. /day booh lay"/, n.pl. Ballet. small, very quick half-turns executed alternately on each foot, usually in a series in a straight line. [ < F, n. use of pl. ptp. of débouler ...
Debra
/deb"reuh/, n. a female given name, form of Deborah. * * *
DeBrazza's monkey
▪ primate  large brightly coloured guenon widely distributed through central Africa and into Ethiopia and western Kenya, particularly in forests near rivers and swamps. ...
Debré, Michel
▪ French politician in full  Michel-jean-pierre Debré   born Jan. 15, 1912, Paris, France died Aug. 2, 1996, Montlouis-sur-Loire       French political leader, a ...
Debré, Michel (-Jean-Pierre)
born Jan. 15, 1912, Paris, France died Aug. 2, 1996, Montlouis-sur-Loire French politician. He began his career in civil service and advanced steadily. In World War II he ...
Debre, Michel-Jean-Pierre
▪ 1997       French politician (b. Jan. 15, 1912, Paris, Fr.—d. Aug. 2, 1996, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Fr.), during his career in public service was closely associated ...
Debre, Olivier
▪ 2000       French abstract painter best known for his large-format commissions, including huge ornamental paintings for the French pavilions at the World's Fairs in ...
Debrecen
/de"brdde tsen'/, n. a city in E Hungary. 187,103. * * * City (pop., 2001: 211,034), eastern Hungary. An important city in eastern Hungary, it has long been a market centre and ...

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