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department store
a large retail store carrying a wide variety of merchandise and organized into various departments for sales and administrative purposes. [1885-90, Amer.] * * * Retail ...
departmental [dē΄pärt ment′'l, di pärt΄ment′'l] adj. 1. having to do with a department or departments 2. arranged into departments departmentally adv. * * * See ...
departmental store
Brit. a department store. * * *
/di pahrt men"tl iz'euhm, dee'pahrt-/, n. 1. division into departments, as in a university. 2. advocacy of or partiality for such division. [1885-90; DEPARTMENTAL + -ISM] * * *
See departmentalize. * * *
—departmentalization, n. /di pahrt men"tl uyz', dee'pahrt-/, v.t., departmentalized, departmentalizing. to divide into departments. Also, esp. Brit., ...
See departmental. * * *
➡ departments of government * * *
departments of government
The government of the United Kingdom, formally called Her Majesty’s Government, consists of a group of ministers led by the prime minister. Ministers are attached to specialist ...
department store n. A large retail store offering a variety of merchandise and services and organized in separate departments. * * *
/di pahr"cheuhr/, n. 1. an act or instance of departing: the time of departure; a hasty departure. 2. divergence or deviation, as from a standard, rule, etc.: a departure from ...
DePaul University
▪ university, Chicago, Illinois, United States       private, coeducational university in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. It is the largest Roman Catholic university in the ...
—depauperation /di paw'peuh ray"sheuhn/, n. /di paw"peuhr it/, adj. Biol. poorly or imperfectly developed. [1425-75; late ME < LL depauperatus (ptp. of depauperare to make ...
See depauperate. * * *
DePauw University
▪ university, Greencastle, Indiana, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Greencastle, Ind., U.S., 40 miles (64 km) west of ...
/di pend"/, v.i. 1. to rely; place trust (usually fol. by on or upon): You may depend on the accuracy of the report. 2. to rely for support, maintenance, help, etc. (usually fol. ...
See dependable. * * *
—dependability, dependableness, n. —dependably, adv. /di pen"deuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable: a dependable employee. [1725-35; ...
See dependability. * * *
See dependability. * * *
de·pen·dance (dĭ-pĕnʹdəns) n. Variant of dependence. * * *
de·pen·dan·cy (dĭ-pĕnʹdən-sē) n. Variant of dependency. * * *
—dependantly, adv. /di pen"deuhnt/, adj., n. dependent. * * *
/di pen"deuhns/, n. 1. the state of relying on or needing someone or something for aid, support, or the like. 2. reliance; confidence; trust: Her complete reliability earned her ...
/di pen"deuhn see/, n., pl. dependencies. 1. the state of being dependent; dependence. 2. something dependent or subordinate; appurtenance. 3. an outbuilding or annex. 4. a ...
/di pen"deuhn see prohn'/, adj. tending to become psychologically or physiologically dependent on a drug. [1965-70] * * *
—dependently, adv. /di pen"deuhnt/, adj. 1. relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc. 2. conditioned or determined by something else; contingent: Our trip is ...
dependent clause
dependent clause n. Gram. a clause that cannot function syntactically as a complete sentence by itself but has a nominal, adjectival, or adverbial function within a larger ...
Dependent States
▪ 2009 Introduction Europe and the Atlantic.       For a list of populated Dependent States, see Table (
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▪ Table Dependent States1 Australia Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island Denmark Faroe Islands Greenland France French Guiana French ...
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▪ Table Dependent States1   Australia Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island   Denmark Faroe Islands Greenland   France French Guiana French ...
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▪ Table Dependent States1   Australia    Christmas Island    Cocos (Keeling) Islands    Norfolk Island Denmark    Faroe Islands    Greenland France    ...
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▪ Table Dependent States1   Australia   Portugal   Christmas Island     Macau   Cocos (Keeling) Islands   United Kingdom   Norfolk Island     ...
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▪ Table Dependent States1 Australia Portugal   Christmas Island   Macau   Cocos (Keeling) Islands United Kingdom   Norfolk Island   Anguilla Denmark   Bermuda   ...
dependent territory
➡ overseas territory. * * *
dependent variable
1. Math. a variable in a functional relation whose value is determined by the values assumed by other variables in the relation, as y in the relation y = 3x2. 2. Statistics. (in ...
dependent clause n. A clause that cannot stand alone as a full sentence and functions as a noun, adjective, or adverb within a sentence. Also called subordinate clause. * * *
See dependent. * * *
dependent variable n. 1. Mathematics. A mathematical variable whose value is determined by the value assumed by an independent variable. 2. Statistics. The observed variable in ...
/dee pee"peuhl/, v.t., depeopled, depeopling. to depopulate. [1605-15; DE- + PEOPLE] * * *
/dee perrm"/, v.t. Naut. to reduce the permanent magnetism of (a vessel) by wrapping an electric cable around it vertically athwartships and energizing the cable. Cf. ...
/dee perr'seuh nl euh zay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of depersonalizing. 2. the state of being depersonalized. 3. Psychiatry. a state in which one no longer perceives the reality of ...
/dee perr"seuh nl uyz'/, v.t., depersonalized, depersonalizing. 1. to make impersonal. 2. to deprive of personality or individuality: a mechanistic society that is ...
/deuh pyooh"/, n. 1. Chauncey Mitchell, 1834-1928, U.S. lawyer, legislator, and orator. 2. a town in W New York. 19,819. * * *
Depew, Chauncey Mitchell
▪ American politician born April 23, 1834, Peekskill, N.Y., U.S. died April 5, 1928, New York City  U.S. railroad lawyer and politician who is best remembered as an orator, ...
/dee fos"feuhr euh layt'/, v.i., dephosphorylated, dephosphorylating. Biochem. to undergo dephosphorylation. [DE- + PHOSPHORYLATE] * * *
/dee fos"feuhr euh lay"sheuhn/, n. Biochem. 1. the removal of a phosphate group from an organic compound, as in the changing of ATP to ADP. 2. the resulting state or ...
—depicter, depictor, n. —depiction, n. —depictive, adj. /di pikt"/, v.t. 1. to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate. 2. to represent or characterize in ...
See depict. * * *
/dee pig'meuhn tay"sheuhn/, n. Pathol. loss of pigment. [1885-90; DE- + PIGMENTATION] * * *
—depilation, n. —depilator, n. /dep"euh layt'/, v.t., depilated, depilating. to remove the hair from (hides, skin, etc.). [1550-60; < L depilatus (ptp. of depilare to pluck), ...
See depilate. * * *
See depilation. * * *
/di pil"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj., n., pl. depilatories. adj. 1. capable of removing hair. n. 2. a depilatory agent. 3. such an agent in a mild liquid or cream form for ...
/dee playn"/, v.i., deplaned, deplaning. to disembark from an airplane. [1920-25; DE- + PLANE1] * * *
See deplete. * * *
—depletable, adj. —depletion, n. —depletive, depletory /di plee"teuh ree/, adj. /di pleet"/, v.t., depleted, depleting. to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or ...
depletion [dē plē′shən, diplē′shən] n. 1. a depleting or being depleted 2. the gradual using up or destruction of capital assets, esp. of natural resources * * ...
depletion allowance
a tax reduction allowed on income from exhaustible resources, as oil or timber. * * * In tax law, the deductions from gross income allowed investors in exhaustible commodities ...
See deplorableness. * * *
—deplorableness, deplorability, n. —deplorably, adv. /di plawr"euh beuhl, -plohr"-/, adj. 1. causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable: the deplorable death ...
See deplorable. * * *
See deplorableness. * * *
—deploration /dep'leuh ray"sheuhn, dee'pleuh-/, n. —deplorer, n. —deploringly, adv. /di plawr", -plohr"/, v.t., deplored, deploring. 1. to regret deeply or strongly; ...
—deployable, adj. —deployability, n. —deployment, n. /di ploy"/, v.t. 1. Mil. to spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line. 2. to arrange in a position of ...
See deploy. * * *
See deployability. * * *
See deployability. * * *
See deployability. * * *
See deplume. * * *
—deplumation, n. /dee ploohm"/, v.t., deplumed, depluming. 1. to deprive of feathers; pluck. 2. to strip of honor, wealth, etc. [1375-1425; late ME deplumen < ML deplumare, ...
/dep'oh proh vair"euh/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of medroxyprogesterone. * * *
v.t., depolarized, depolarizing. * * *
/dee poh"leuh ruy'zeuhr/, n. a substance added to the electrolyte of an electric cell or battery to remove gas collected at the electrodes. * * *
v.t. * * *
v.t., depoliticalized, depoliticalizing. * * *
v.t., depoliticized, depoliticizing. * * *
—depollution, n. /dee'peuh looht"/, v.t., depolluted, depolluting. to eliminate, clean up, or decrease pollution in (an area). [1965-70; DE- + POLLUTE] * * *
—depolymerization, n. /dee'peuh lim"euh ruyz', dee pol"euh meuh-/, v.t., depolymerized, depolymerizing. Chem. to break down (a polymer) into monomers. Also, esp. Brit., ...
/di pohn"/, v.t., v.i., deponed, deponing. to testify under oath; depose. [1525-35; < L deponere to put away, down, aside (ML: to testify), equiv. to de- DE- + ponere to put] * * ...
/di poh"neuhnt/, adj. 1. Class. Gk. and Latin Gram. (of a verb) appearing only in the passive or Greek middle-voice forms, but with active meaning. n. 2. Law. a person who ...
v.t., depopularized, depopularizing. * * *
—depopulation, n. —depopulative, adj. —depopulator, n. v. /dee pop"yeuh layt'/; adj. /dee pop"yeuh lit, -layt'/, v., depopulated, depopulating, adj. v.t. 1. to remove or ...
See depopulate. * * *
See depopulation. * * *
—deportable, adj. —deportee, n. —deporter, n. /di pawrt", -pohrt"/, v.t. 1. to expel (an alien) from a country; banish. 2. to send or carry off; transport, esp. forcibly: ...
deportable [dē pôrt′ə bel, di pôrt′ə bəl] adj. 1. liable to deportation 2. punishable by deportation * * * de·port·a·ble (dĭ-pôrʹtə-bəl, -pōrʹ-) adj. 1. ...
/dee'pawr tay"sheuhn, -pohr-/, n. 1. the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state. 2. an act or instance of deporting. [1585-95; < L deportation- (s. ...
deportee [dē΄pôr tē′] n. 〚 DEPORT + -EE1〛 a deported person or one sentenced to deportation * * * de·port·ee (dē'pôr-tēʹ, -pōr-) n. A deported person. * * *
/di pawrt"meuhnt, -pohrt"-/, n. 1. demeanor; conduct; behavior. 2. the conduct or obedience of a child in school, as graded by a teacher. [1595-1605; < F déportement, equiv. to ...
See depose. * * *
/di poh"zeuhl/, n. an act of deposing. [1350-1400; ME; see DEPOSE, -AL2] * * *
—deposable, adj. —deposer, n. /di pohz"/, v., deposed, deposing. v.t. 1. to remove from office or position, esp. high office: The people deposed the dictator. 2. to testify ...
/di poz"it/, v.t. 1. to place for safekeeping or in trust, esp. in a bank account: He deposited his paycheck every Friday. 2. to give as security or in part payment. 3. to ...
deposit account
Either of two basic bank deposit accounts. The demand deposit is payable on demand (see check). Theoretically, the time deposit is payable only after a fixed interval of time; ...
deposit money
Banking. checks, letters of credit, etc., that circulate and are payable on demand. [1815-25] * * *
deposit slip
a slip for listing deposits made to a bank account. Also called credit slip. [1900-05] * * *
/di poz"i ter'ee/, n., pl. depositaries. 1. one to whom anything is given in trust. 2. depository (def. 1). adj. 3. depository (def. 3). [1595-1605; < LL depositarius a trustee, ...
—depositional, adj. /dep'euh zish"euhn, dee'peuh-/, n. 1. removal from an office or position. 2. the act or process of depositing: deposition of the documents with the Library ...
See deposition. * * *
/di poz"i teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that deposits. 2. a person who deposits money in a bank or who has a bank account. [1555-65; < LL, equiv. to L deposi-, var. s. of ...
/di poz"i tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, n., pl. depositories. 1. a place where something is deposited or stored, as for safekeeping: the night depository of a bank. 2. a depositary; ...
depository library
a library designated by law to receive without charge all or a selection of the official publications of a government. [1925-30] * * *
/dee"poh/; Mil. or Brit. /dep"oh/, n. 1. a railroad station. 2. a bus station. 3. Mil. a. a place in which supplies and materials are stored for distribution. b. (formerly) a ...
(1963– ) a US actor who often plays strange characters. He began his career as a member of The Kids pop group and now plays with the P band. His films include A Nightmare on ...
Depp, Johnny
▪ 2006  It was appropriate that American actor Johnny Depp, billed by many as Hollywood's ultimate outsider, would find his greatest box- office success as a pirate. His ...
1. depreciation. 2. depression. * * *
See deprave. * * *
—depravation /dep'reuh vay"sheuhn/, n. —depraver, n. —depravingly, adv. /di prayv"/, v.t., depraved, depraving. 1. to make morally bad or evil; vitiate; corrupt. 2. Obs. to ...
—depravedly /di prayvd"lee, -pray"vid-/, adv. —depravedness, n. /di prayvd"/, adj. corrupt, wicked, or perverted. [1585-95; DEPRAVE + -ED2] Syn. evil, sinful, debased, ...
See depraved. * * *
See depravation. * * *
/di prav"i tee/, n., pl. depravities. for 2. 1. the state of being depraved. 2. a depraved act or practice. [1635-45; DEPRAVE + -ITY] * * *
—deprecatingly, adv. —deprecation, n. —deprecator, n. /dep"ri kayt'/, v.t., deprecated, deprecating. 1. to express earnest disapproval of. 2. to urge reasons against; ...
See deprecate. * * *
See deprecatingly. * * *
—deprecatively, adv. /dep"ri kay'tiv, -keuh tiv/, adj. serving to deprecate; deprecatory. [1480-90; ( < AF) < LL deprecativus, equiv. to deprecat(us) (see DEPRECATE) + -ivus ...
See deprecatingly. * * *
See deprecatory. * * *
—deprecatorily, adv. —deprecatoriness, n. /dep"ri keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. 1. of the nature of or expressing disapproval, protest, or depreciation. 2. apologetic; making ...
/di pree"shee euh beuhl, -sheuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of depreciating or being depreciated in value. 2. capable of being depreciated for tax purposes. [DEPRECI(ATE) + -ABLE] * ...
—depreciatingly, adv. —depreciator, n. /di pree"shee ayt'/, v., depreciated, depreciating. v.t. 1. to reduce the purchasing value of (money). 2. to lessen the value or price ...
/di pree'shee ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. decrease in value due to wear and tear, decay, decline in price, etc. 2. such a decrease as allowed in computing the value of property for tax ...
See depreciate. * * *
—depreciatively, adv. /di pree"shee euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, -pree"sheuh-/, adj. tending to depreciate. Also, depreciative /di pree"shee ay'tiv, -sheuh tiv/. [1795-1805; ...
—depredator, n. —depredatory /dep"ri day'teuh ree, di pred"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /dep"ri dayt'/, v., depredated, depredating. v.t. 1. to plunder or lay waste to; prey ...
—depredationist, n. /dep'ri day"sheuhn/, n. the act of preying upon or plundering; robbery; ravage. [1475-85; < LL depraedation- (s. of depraedatio) a plundering, equiv. to ...
See depredate. * * *
See depredator. * * *
—depressible, adj. —depressibility, n. /di pres"/, v.t. 1. to make sad or gloomy; lower in spirits; deject; dispirit. 2. to lower in force, vigor, activity, etc.; weaken; ...
/di pres"euhnt/, adj. 1. Med. having the quality of depressing or lowering the vital activities; sedative. 2. causing a lowering in spirits; dejecting. 3. causing a drop in ...
/di prest"/, adj. 1. sad and gloomy; dejected; downcast. 2. pressed down, or situated lower than the general surface. 3. lowered in force, amount, etc. 4. undergoing economic ...
depressed area
a region where unemployment and a low standard of living prevail. [1925-30] * * *
depressible [dē pres′ə bəl, dipres′ə bəl] adj. that can be depressed * * * See depress. * * *
—depressingly, adv. /di pres"ing/, adj. serving to depress; inducing a state of depression: depressing news. [1780-90; DEPRESS + -ING2] * * *
See depressing. * * *
/di presh"euhn/, n. 1. the act of depressing. 2. the state of being depressed. 3. a depressed or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface. 4. sadness; ...
Depression glass
inexpensive, machine-pressed, usually transluscent glassware, including dishware, vases, etc., mass-produced in the U.S. from the late 1920s to the 1940s and often used as ...
De·pres·sion glass (dĭ-prĕshʹən) n. Machine-pressed, tinted glassware mass-produced during the 1920s and 1930s.   [After the Great Depression, a period of severe economic ...
—depressively, adv. —depressiveness, n. /di pres"iv/, adj. 1. tending to depress. 2. characterized by depression, esp. mental depression. n. 3. a person suffering from a ...
See depressive. * * *
See depressively. * * *
/di pres'oh moh"teuhr/, adj. Physiol., Med. causing a retardation of motor activity: depressomotor nerves. [DEPRESS + -O- + MOTOR] * * *
/di pres"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that depresses. 2. Surg. an instrument for pressing down a protruding part, as a tongue depressor. 3. Anat. a. a muscle that draws down a ...
depressor nerve n. A nerve that when stimulated acts to lower arterial blood pressure. * * *
See depressurize. * * *
—depressurization, n. —depressurizer, n. /dee presh"euh ruyz'/, v., depressurized, depressurizing. v.t. 1. to remove the air pressure from (a pressurized compartment of an ...
Depretis, Agostino
born Jan. 13, 1813, Mezzana Corti, Kingdom of Italy died July 29, 1887, Stradella, Italy Italian politician. In 1848 he was elected to the first Piedmontese parliament and was ...
See deprive. * * *
de·priv·al (dĭ-prīʹvəl) n. Deprivation. * * *
/dep'reuh vay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of depriving. 2. the fact of being deprived. 3. dispossession; loss. 4. removal from ecclesiastical office. 5. privation. [1525-35; < ML ...
—deprivable, adj. —deprival, n. —deprivative /di priv"euh tiv/, adj. —depriver, n. /di pruyv"/, v.t., deprived, depriving. 1. to remove or withhold something from the ...
/di pruyvd"/, adj. marked by deprivation; lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter: a deprived childhood. [1545-55; DEPRIVE + -ED2] * * *
/dee'preuh fesh"euh nl uyz'/, v.t., deprofessionalized, deprofessionalizing. 1. to remove from professional control, influence, manipulation, etc. 2. to cause to appear or become ...
—deprogrammer, deprogramer, n. /dee proh"gram/, v.t., deprogrammed or deprogramed, deprogramming or deprograming. 1. to free (a convert) from the influence of a religious cult, ...
See deprogram. * * *
v.t., deprovincialized, deprovincializing. * * *
/dep"suyd, -sid/, n. Chem. any of a group of esters formed from two or more phenol carboxylic acid molecules. [1905-10; < Gk déps(ein) to tan, soften + -IDE] * * *
dept abbrev. 1. department 2. deputy * * *
1. department. 2. deponent. 3. deputy. * * *
/det"feuhrd/, n. a former borough of London, England, now part of Lewisham, S of the Thames River. * * *
Deptford pink
a plant, Dianthus armeria, of the pink family, native to Eurasia, having slender, erect stems and leaves and clusters of small, bright pink flowers. [1655-65; appar. after ...
—depthless, adj. /depth/, n. 1. a dimension taken through an object or body of material, usually downward from an upper surface, horizontally inward from an outer surface, or ...
depth charge
an explosive device that is used against submarines and other underwater targets, and is usually set to detonate at a predetermined depth. Also called depth bomb. [1915-20] * * ...
depth finder
▪ measurement device also called  echo sounder        device used on ships to determine the depth of water by measuring the time it takes a sound (sonic pulse) ...
depth of field
Optics, Photog. the range of distances along the axis of an optical instrument, usually a camera lens, through which an object will produce a relatively distinct image. Also ...
depth perception
the ability of an observer to judge the spatial relationships of objects, esp. their relative distance from the observer and from one another. [1905-10] * * *
depth psychology
any approach to psychology that postulates and studies personality from the standpoint of dynamic and unconscious motivation. [1925-30] * * *
depth charge n. A charge designed for detonation at a preset depth under water, used especially against submarines. Also called depth bomb. * * *
depth finder n. An instrument used to measure the depth of water, especially by radar or ultrasound. * * *
depth perception n. The ability to perceive spatial relationships, especially distances between objects, in three dimensions. * * *
depth psychology n. 1. Psychology of the unconscious mind. 2. Psychoanalysis. * * *
depth sounder n. An ultrasonic instrument used to measure the depth of water under a ship. * * *
v.t. * * *
—depuration, n. —depurator, n. /dep"yeuh rayt'/, v.t., v.i., depurated, depurating. to make or become free from impurities. [1610-20; < ML depuratus purified (ptp. of ...
See depurate. * * *
/dep"yeuh ray'tiv/, adj. 1. serving to depurate; purifying. n. 2. a depurative agent or substance. [1675-85; DEPURATE + -IVE] * * *
See depuration. * * *
/dep'yeuh tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of appointing a person or persons to represent or act for another or others. 2. the person or body of persons so appointed or ...
—deputable /dep"yeuh teuh beuhl, deuh pyooh"-/, adj. /deuh pyooht"/, v.t., deputed, deputing. 1. to appoint as one's substitute, representative, or agent. 2. to assign ...
➡ law enforcement * * *
See deputize. * * *
—deputization, n. /dep"yeuh tuyz'/, v., deputized, deputizing. v.t. 1. to appoint as deputy. v.i. 2. to act as a deputy; substitute. Also, esp. Brit., deputise. [1720-30; ...
—deputyship, n. /dep"yeuh tee/, n., pl. deputies. 1. a person appointed or authorized to act as a substitute for another or others. 2. See deputy sheriff. 3. a person appointed ...
deputy sheriff
a peace officer subordinate to a sheriff. [1665-75] * * *
(as used in expressions) Blaue Reiter Der Goes Hugo van der Halle an der Saale Mies van der Rohe Ludwig Spiegel Der van der Waals Johannes Diederik van der Waals forces Van Der ...
Der Spiegel at 50
▪ 1998       On Jan. 4, 1997, Germany's leading weekly for news and analysis, Der Spiegel, celebrated its 50th anniversary. The magazine had long been something of a ...
To split, peel, flay; with derivatives referring to skin and leather. 1. tear1, from Old English teran, to tear, from Germanic *teran. 2. tart1, from Old English teart, sharp, ...
1. derivation. 2. derivative. 3. derive. 4. derived. * * *
Dera Ghazi Khan
▪ Pakistan       town, Punjab province, central Pakistan, in the floodplain of the Indus River. The town was founded by Ghāzī Khān, son of a Baloch chieftain and ...
Dera Ismail Khan
▪ Pakistan       town, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, just west of the Indus River. The town was named for Ismāʿīl Khān, son of the 15th-century Baloch ...
—deracination, n. /di ras"euh nayt'/, v.t., deracinated, deracinating. 1. to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate. 2. to isolate or alienate (a person) from a ...
See deracinate. * * *
—deradicalization, n. /dee rad"i keuh luyz'/, v.t., deradicalized, deradicalizing. to free from radical ideas, goals, or elements: The more conservative politicians were trying ...
/dee rayl"/, v.t. 1. to cause (a train, streetcar, etc.) to run off the rails of a track. 2. to cause to fail or become deflected from a purpose; reduce or delay the chances for ...
/di ray"leuhr/, n. a gear-shifting mechanism on a bicycle that shifts the drive chain from one sprocket wheel to another. [1945-50; < F dérailleur lit., a device causing ...
/dee rayl"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or process of derailing. 2. Psychiatry. See loosening of associations. [1940-45; DERAIL + -MENT, or < F déraillement] * * *
/deuh rddaonn"/, n. André /ahonn drdday"/, 1880-1954, French painter. * * *
Derain, André
De·rain (də-răɴʹ), André. 1880-1954. French artist who was one of the original fauvists but eventually adopted a more conservative style. * * * born June 10, 1880, ...
—derangeable, adj. —deranger, n. /di raynj"/, v.t., deranged, deranging. 1. to throw into disorder; disarrange. 2. to disturb the condition, action, or function of. 3. to ...
/di raynjd"/, adj. 1. insane. 2. disordered; disarranged. [1780-90; DERANGE + -ED2] * * *
/di raynj"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of deranging. 2. insanity. 3. disarrangement; disorder. [1730-40; < F dérangement. See DERANGE, -MENT] * * *
▪ Jewish sermon also spelled  Derashah (Hebrew: “discourse,” or “homily”),  plural  Derashot, or Derashoth,         in Judaism, a homily or sermon, ...
derate [dē rāt′] vt. derated, derating to reduce the electrical power rating of (a nuclear power plant, furnace, electrical component, etc.) to improve safety, reliability, ...
/dee ray"sheuhn/, v.t. to discontinue the rationing of (something). [1915-20; DE- + RATION] * * *
/dee rat'euh zay"sheuhn/, n. extermination of rats, esp. aboard a merchant vessel. [1910-15; DERATIZE + -ATION] * * *
/dee rat"uyz/, v.t., deratized, deratizing. to carry out the deratization of. Also, esp. Brit., deratise. [DE- + RAT + -IZE] * * *
Deray, Jacques
▪ 2004 Jacques Desrayaud        French film director (b. Feb. 19, 1929, Lyon, France—d. Aug. 9, 2003, Boulogne-Billancourt, France), specialized in thrillers and film ...
/deuhr bent"/; Russ. /dyirdd byent'/, n. a seaport in the SE Dagestan Autonomous Republic, in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Caspian Sea. 69,000. * * * ▪ ...
/derr"bee/; Brit. /dahr"bee/, n., pl. Derbies. 1. a race for three-year-old horses that is run annually at Epsom Downs, near London, England: first run in 1780. 2. any of certain ...
Derby Day
➡ Derby (II) * * *
Derby Table
▪ Table The Derby year horse jockey 1780 Diomed 1781 Young Eclipse 1782 Assassin 1783 Saltram 1784 Sergeant 1785 Aimwell 1786 Noble 1787 Sir Peter ...
Derby ware
▪ pottery  porcelain figures and servicewares made in Derby, central England, about 1750–1848. The best-known early figures were characterized by glaze retractions about ...
Derby, Edward (George Geoffrey Smith) Stanley, 14th earl of
born March 29, 1799, Knowsley Park, Lancashire, Eng. died Oct. 23, 1869, London English statesman. Having entered Parliament as a Whig in 1820, he later joined the ...
Derby, Edward Stanley, 14th earl of
▪ prime minister of Great Britain born March 29, 1799, Knowsley Park, Lancashire, England died October 23, 1869, London  English statesman, important as leader of the ...
Derby, Edward Stanley, 3rd earl of
▪ English noble born 1508/09 died Oct. 24, 1572, Lathom House, near Ormskirk, Lancashire, Eng.       second son of the 2nd earl, succeeding to the earldom on his ...
Derby, James Stanley, 7th earl of
▪ English commander also called  (until 1642) Baron Strange,  byname  Great Earl Of Derby  born Jan. 31, 1607, Knowsley, Lancashire, Eng. died Oct. 15, 1651, Bolton, ...
Derby, Thomas Stanley, 1st earl of
▪ English noble also called  (1459–85) 2nd Baron Stanley   born c. 1435 died July 29, 1504, Lathom, Lancashire, Eng.       a prominent figure in the later stage of ...
Derby, William Stanley, 6th earl of
▪ English author and theatre patron born 1561, London, Eng. died Sept. 25, 1642, Lathom House, Lancashire       English writer and patron of the theatre who has been ...
/derr"bee shear', -sheuhr/; Brit. /dahr"bi shear', -sheuhr/, n. a county in central England. 887,400; 1060 sq. mi. (2630 sq. km). Also called Derby. * * * I or ...
Derbyshire chair
Eng. Furniture. a chair of the mid-17th century, made of oak, usually without arms, and having a back of two carved rails between square uprights. Also called Yorkshire chair. * ...
Derbyshire Dales
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Derbyshire, England. About half of the district lies within the scenic Peak ...
/dear/, adj. dear2. * * *
/dee ree'euh leuh zay"sheuhn/, n. Psychiatry. an alteration in perception leading to the feeling that the reality of the world has been changed or lost. [1940-45; DE- + ...
▪ Ottoman ruler       (Turkish: “valley lord”), any of several feudal lords in Anatolia who, from the early 18th century, became virtually independent of the Ottoman ...
See derecognize. * * *
/dee rek"euhg nuyz'/, v.t., derecognized, derecognizing. to withdraw diplomatic recognition from: to derecognize a foreign government. Also, esp. Brit., derecognise. [1945-50; ...
v.t., deregalized, deregalizing. * * *
—deregulation, n. —deregulator, n. —deregulatory /dee reg"yeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /dee reg"yeuh layt'/, v., deregulated, deregulating. v.t. 1. to remove ...
See deregulate. * * *
See deregulation. * * *
See deregulation. * * *
—dereistic, adj. —dereistically, adv. /dee ree"iz euhm, day ray"-/, n. Psychol. autism. [ < L de re, lit., away from the matter + -ISM] * * *
/der"ik/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Barton Sir Derek Harold Richard Derek Niven van den Bogaerde Walcott Derek Alton * * *
Derek Jacobi
➡ Jacobi * * *
Derek Jarman
➡ Jarman * * *
Derek, John
▪ 1999       American actor and director who, despite a number of notable film roles, became better known for his succession of beautiful wives—especially his fourth, ...
Derekh Eretz
▪ Judaism also spelled  Derekh Ereẓ        (Hebrew: “correct conduct,” or “way of the land”), in Judaism, the decorum, dignified behaviour, and gentlemanly ...
—derelictly, adv. —derelictness, n. /der"euh likt/, adj. 1. left or deserted, as by the owner or guardian; abandoned: a derelict ship. 2. neglectful of duty; delinquent; ...
/der'euh lik"sheuhn/, n. 1. deliberate or conscious neglect; negligence; delinquency: dereliction of duty. 2. the act of abandoning something. 3. the state of being abandoned. 4. ...
Deren, Maya
▪ American director and actress original name  Eleanora Derenkowsky  born April 29, 1917, Kiev, Ukraine died Oct. 13, 1961, New York, N.Y., U.S.       influential ...
—derepression /dee'ri presh"euhn/, n. /dee'ri pres"/, v.t. Genetics. induce (def. 5). [1960-65; DE- + REPRESS] * * *
See derepress. * * *
/dee rek'weuh zish"euhn/, Brit. n. 1. a freeing of requisitioned property, esp. from military to civilian control. v.i. 2. to free requisitioned property. v.t. 3. to return ...
v.t. * * *
Derg, Lough
▪ lake, Ireland Irish  Loch Dearg , or  Deirgeirt        lake on the River Shannon, situated at the boundary of Counties Tipperary, Galway, and Clare, in Ireland. ...
—derider, n. —deridingly, adv. /di ruyd"/, v.t., derided, deriding. to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock. [1520-30; < L deridere to mock, equiv. to de- ...
See deride. * * *
See derider. * * *
de ri·gueur (də rē-gœrʹ) adj. Required by the current fashion or custom; socially obligatory.   [French : de, of + rigueur, rigor, strictness.] * * *
/der"in jeuhr/, n. derringer. * * *
Deringer, Henry
▪ American gunsmith born Oct. 26, 1786, Easton, Pa., U.S. died 1868       American gunsmith who was the inventor of the Derringer pistol. He was the son of Henry ...
—derisible /di riz"euh beuhl/, adj. /di rizh"euhn/, n. 1. ridicule; mockery: The inept performance elicited derision from the audience. 2. an object of ridicule. [1350-1400; ME ...
—derisively, adv. —derisiveness, n. /di ruy"siv/, adj. characterized by or expressing derision; contemptuous; mocking: derisive heckling. Also, derisory /di ruy"seuh ree, ...

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