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To produce something of utility. 1. doughty, from Old English dyhtig, dohtig, strong (< “productive”), from Germanic extended form *duht-. 2. Suffixed form *dheugh-os-. ...
To close, finish, come full circle. Oldest form *dheuə₂-. Probably related to dheu-2, “to die.” 1. Suffixed zero-grade form *dhū-no- (< *dhuə-no-), enclosed, fortified ...
Yesterday. Oldest form *dhg̑h(y)es-, becoming *dhgh(y)es- in centum languages. Suffixed (comparative) form *(dh)ghes-ter-. yester-, yesterday, from Old English geostran, ...
Earth. Oldest form *dhg̑hem-, becoming *dhghem- in centum languages. Derivatives include bridegroom, chameleon, and homicide. 1. Suffixed zero-grade form *(dh)ghm̥-on-, ...
To stick, fix. 1. a. dike1, ditch, from Old English dīc, trench, moat; b. dig, from Middle English diggen, to dig, from a source perhaps akin to Old French digue, trench. Both a ...
/dik"euhr/, n., pl. dhikrs, dhikr. Islam. 1. a meeting of dervishes at which a phrase containing a name of God is chanted rhythmically to induce a state of ecstasy. 2. each set ...
Dhiliyiánnis, Theódoros
▪ prime minister of Greece Dhiliyiánnis also spelled Deligiánnis, or Diliyiánnis born April 1826, Kalávrita, Greece died May 13 or June 13, 1905, ...
DHL abbr. 1. Doctor of Hebrew Letters. 2. Doctor of Hebrew Literature. * * *
Dhlomo, R R R
▪ African writer born , 1901, Siyamu, Natal [South Africa] died 1971       African novelist, journalist, and editor who wrote in Zulu and English. His An African ...
dhobi [dō′bē] n. 〚Hindi < dhob, washing; akin to Sans dhā́vati, (he) cleans, dhavala, shining white < IE base * dheu-, gleaming〛 in India, a person who does laundry * * ...
▪ region, Oman also spelled  Dhufar,  Arabic  Ẓufār,         historical region in southern Oman, extending from Cape Ash-Sharbatāt on the coast of the Arabian ...
/dohl/, n. a wild Asian dog, Cuon alpinus, that hunts in packs: an endangered species. [1827; said to be the indigenous name of the animal, though appar. not attested in ...
/dooh"lee/, n., pl. dhoolies. dooly. * * *
/doh"tee/, n., pl. dhotis. 1. a long loincloth worn by many Hindu men in India. 2. the cotton fabric, sometimes patterned, of which the loincloth is made. Also, dhooti, dhootie, ...
/dow/, n. any of various types of sailing vessels used by Arabs on the east African, Arabian, and Indian coasts, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts. Also, dau, ...
To draw, glide. Oldest form *dhreg̑-, becoming *dhreg- in centum languages. 1. drink, from Old English drincan, to drink, from nasalized Germanic form *drenkan, to draw into the ...
To drive, push; snow. 1. drive, drove2, from Old English drīfan, to drive, rush, from Germanic *drīban. 2. drift, from Middle English drift, drove, herd, akin to Old Norse ...
To fall, flow, drip, droop. Derivatives include dreary and drowse. 1. Extended form *dhreus-. drizzle, from Old English -drysnian (in gedrysnian, to pass away, vanish), from ...
▪ Indian music       in Hindustani music, ancient vocal musical form in four parts preceded by extensive introductory improvisation (ālāpa) and expanded by rhythmic ...
➡ Department of Homeland Security. * * *
DHT abbr. 1. dihydrotachysterol. 2. dihydrotestosterone. * * *
Dhu 'l-hijjah
/doohl hij"euh/ Islam. the twelfth month of the Muslim calendar, in leap year containing one extra day. Also, Dhu 'l-hijja, Zu 'l-hijjah. Cf. Muslim calendar. [1760-70; < Ar dhu ...
Dhu 'l-Qa'da
/doohl kah"deuh/ Islam. the eleventh month of the Muslim calendar. Also, Zu 'l-kadah. Cf. Muslim Calendar. [1760-70; < Ar dhu al-qa'dah] * * *
Dhū al-faqār
▪ weapon       in Islāmic mythology, the two-pointed magical sword that has come to represent Alīʿ, fourth caliph and son-in-law of Muḥammad. Originally owned by ...
Dhū an-Nūnid Dynasty
▪ Berber dynasty       11th-century Muslim Berber dynasty of Toledo that ruled central Spain from Guadalajara and Talavera to Murcia during the unruly period of the ...
Dhuʹl-Hij·jah (do͞ol-hĭjʹä) n. The 12th month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See table at calendar.   [Arabic ḏū-l-ḥijja:ḏū, the one of; See ḏ in Semitic ...
Dhuʹl-Qa·ʽdah (do͞ol-käʹdä) n. The 11th month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See table at calendar.   [Arabic ḏū-l-qa‘da:ḏū, the one of; See ḏ in Semitic ...
Dhuʹl-Qa·ʽdah (do͞ol-käʹdä) n. The 11th month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See table at calendar.   [Arabic ḏū-l-qa‘da:ḏū, the one of; See ḏ in Semitic ...
▪ India also spelled   Dhubri        town, western Assam state, northeastern India. Situated on the Brahmaputra River just east of the Bangladesh border, it is a ...
See dhugəter-. * * *
Daughter. Oldest form *dhugə₂ter-. daughter, from Old English dohtor, daughter, from Germanic *dohtēr.   [Pokorny dhug(h)əter- 277.] * * *
▪ India formerly  Dhulia        city, northwestern Maharashtra (Mahārāshtra) state, western India. It is located on major road and rail routes. In early Muslim ...
Dhu·li·a (do͞oʹlē-ə, do͞olʹyə) A city of west-central India northeast of Mumbai (Bombay). It is an important cotton market. Population: 278,317. * * * ▪ India also ...
dhur·na (dûrʹnə) n. Variant of dharna. * * *
/derr"ee/, n. a thick, nonpile cotton rug of India. Also, durrie. [1875-80; < Hindi dari] * * *
Dhuʹl-Hij·jah (do͞ol-hĭjʹä) n. The 12th month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See table at calendar.   [Arabic ḏū-l-ḥijja:ḏū, the one of; See ḏ in Semitic ...
Dhuʹl-Qa·ʽdah (do͞ol-käʹdä) n. The 11th month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See table at calendar.   [Arabic ḏū-l-qa‘da:ḏū, the one of; See ḏ in Semitic ...
Door, doorway (usually in plural). Originally an ablauting noun *dhwor, *dhur-, in the plural, designating the entrance to the enclosure (*dhwor-o-) surrounding the house ...
      in Indian philosophy, a stage in the process of meditation leading to Nirvāṇa. See Buddhist meditation. * * *
▪ Buddhism       in Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna (Tantric) Buddhism, any of a group of five “self-born” Buddhas who have always existed from the beginning of time; the ...
di1 /dee/, prep. from; of: used in Italian personal names, originally to indicate place of origin: Conte di Savòia. Also, Di. [ < It < L de] di2 /dee/, n. Music. a tone in the ...
/duy/, n. a female given name, form of Diana. Symbol, Chem. didymium. * * * (as used in expressions) Benciviene di Pepo Donato di Niccolò Antonio di Pietro Averlino Francesco ...
1. Department of the Interior. 2. drill instructor. * * * (as used in expressions) Benciviene di Pepo Donato di Niccolò Antonio di Pietro Averlino Francesco di Cristofano de ...
Di Centa, Manuela
▪ Italian skier born Jan. 31, 1963, Paluzza, Italy       Italian Nordic skier who was the only athlete to win five Olympic medals in cross-country skiing at a single ...
Di Giuseppe, Enrico
▪ 2006       American operatic tenor (b. Oct. 14, 1932, Philadelphia, Pa.—d. Dec. 31, 2005, Voorhees, N.J.), was known for the broad range of his voice and his ...
Di Palma, Carlo
▪ 2005       Italian cinematographer (b. April 17, 1925, Rome, Italy—d. July 9, 2004, Rome), created masterful illusions of lighting and colour in order to portray an ...
Di Pietro, Antonio
▪ 1994       Enjoying name recognition and adulation typically accorded to rock stars and professional athletes, Antonio Di Pietro discovered in 1993 that fame had its ...
Di Prima, Diane
born Aug. 6, 1934, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. poet. Di Prima settled in Greenwich Village and became one of the few women to attain prominence in the Beat movement. In 1961 she ...
Di Stefano, Alfredo
▪ Spanish athlete born June 4, 1926, Buenos Aires, Argentina    football (soccer) player and manager, regarded as one of the greatest centre forwards in football history. ...
Di Stefano, Giuseppe
▪ 2009       Italian lyric tenor born July 24, 1921, Motta Santa Anastasia, Sicily, Italy died March 3, 2008, Santa Maria Hoe, near Milan, Italy was hailed as one of ...
di-1 a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant "two," "twice," "double" (diphthong); on this model, freely used in the formation of compound words (dicotyledon; ...
diameter. Also, dia. * * *
Dia Center for the Arts
▪ American arts organization formerly (1974–85)  Dia Art Foundation         multidisciplinary contemporary arts organization based in New York (New York City), ...
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek (diabetes; dialect) and used, in the formation of compound words, to mean "passing through" (diathermy), "thoroughly," "completely" ...
diameter. * * *
—diabasic, adj. /duy"euh bays'/, n. Petrol. 1. a fine-grained gabbro occurring as minor intrusions. 2. Brit. a dark igneous rock consisting essentially of augite and feldspar; ...
/duy'euh bat"ik/, adj. occurring with an exchange of heat (opposed to adiabatic): a diabatic process. [ < Gk diabat(ós) able to be crossed, fordable (equiv. to dia- DIA- + ...
/dee'ah bel"ee/, n. Antonio /ahn toh"nee oh'/, 1781-1858, Austrian composer and music publisher. * * *
Diabelli, Anton
▪ Austrian composer and publisher born Sept. 6, 1781, Mattsee, near Salzburg, Archbishopric of Salzburg, Austrian Habsburg domain [now in Austria] died April 7, 1858, ...
/duy'euh bee"tis, -teez/, n. Pathol. 1. any of several disorders characterized by increased urine production. 2. Also called diabetes mellitus /mel"i teuhs, meuh luy"-/. a ...
diabetes insipidus
diabetes insipidus [in sip′i dəs] n. 〚ModL, lit., insipid diabetes〛 a disorder caused by a pituitary deficiency and characterized by the heavy discharge of urine and ...
diabetes mellitus
diabetes mellitus [mə līt′əs] n. 〚ModL, lit., honey diabetes < L mellitus, of honey, honeyed < mel, honey: see MILDEW〛 a chronic form of diabetes involving an insulin ...
diabetes in·sip·i·dus (ĭn-sĭpʹĭ-dəs) n. A chronic metabolic disorder characterized by intense thirst and excessive urination, caused by a deficiency of the pituitary ...
diabetes mel·li·tus (mə-līʹtəs, mĕlʹĭ-) n. 1. A severe, chronic form of diabetes caused by insufficient production of insulin and resulting in abnormal metabolism of ...
/duy'euh bet"ik/. adj. 1. of or pertaining to diabetes or persons having diabetes. 2. having or resulting from diabetes. n. 3. a person who has diabetes. [1790-1800; DIABET(ES) + ...
diabetic retinopathy
Pathol. a disorder of the blood vessels of the retina occurring as a complication of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and often leading to blindness. * * *
/duy'euh bi tol"euh jist/, n. a physician, usually an internist or endocrinologist, who specializes in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. [1960-65; DIABET(ES) + -O- + -LOGY] * * ...
di·ab·le (dē-äʹblə) adj. Flavored with hot spices: sauce diable.   [French (à la) diable, from diable, devil, from Old French. See diablerie.] * * *
/dee ah"bleuh ree/; Fr. /dyann bleuh rddee"/, n., pl. diableries /-reez/; Fr. /-rddee"/. 1. diabolic magic or art; sorcery; witchcraft. 2. the domain or realm of devils. 3. the ...
di·ab·lo (dē-äʹblō) adj. Diable.   [Alteration (influenced by Spanish diablo, devil), of diable.] * * * ▪ electronic game       groundbreaking fantasy ...
Diablo Range
▪ mountains, United States       segment of the Pacific Coast Ranges (see Pacific mountain system) in west-central California, U.S. It extends southeastward for about ...
—diabolically, adv. —diabolicalness, n. /duy'euh bol"ik/, adj. 1. having the qualities of a devil; devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked: a diabolic plot. 2. pertaining to ...
di·a·bol·i·cal (dī'ə-bŏlʹĭ-kəl) also di·a·bol·ic (-ĭk) adj. 1. Of, concerning, or characteristic of the devil; satanic. 2. Appropriate to a devil, especially in ...
See diabolical. * * *
See diabolically. * * *
—diabolist, n. /duy ab"euh liz'euhm/, n. 1. Theol. a. action aided or caused by the devil; sorcery; witchcraft. b. the character or condition of a devil. c. a doctrine ...
See diabolism. * * *
—diabolization, n. /duy ab"euh luyz'/, v.t., diabolized, diabolizing. 1. to make diabolical or devilish. 2. to represent as diabolical. 3. to subject to diabolical ...
/dee ab"euh loh'/, n., pl. diabolos for 2. 1. a game in which a toplike object is spun, thrown, and caught by or balanced on and whirled along a string the ends of which are ...
/duy"euh kaw"stik/, Math., Optics. adj. 1. noting a caustic surface or curve formed by the refraction of light. n. 2. a diacaustic surface or curve. Cf. catacaustic. [1695-1705; ...
diacetic acid
/duy"euh see"tik, -set"ik, duy'-/, Chem. See acetoacetic acid. [1880-85; DI-1 + ACETIC ACID] * * *
diacetone alcohol
/duy as"i tohn'/, Chem. a colorless, flammable liquid with a pleasant odor, C6H12O2: used as a solvent for lacquers, dyes, cellulose nitrate, and resins. [DI-1 + ACETONE] * * *
/duy'euh seet"l, -set"l, duy as"i tl/, n. Chem. biacetyl. [1870-75; DI-1 + ACETYL] * * *
/duy'euh seet'l mawr"feen, -set'-, duy as'i tl-/, n. Pharm. heroin. [1870-75; DIACETYL + MORPHINE] * * *
—diachronically, adv. —diachronicness, n. /duy'euh kron"ik/, adj. Ling. of or pertaining to the changes in a linguistic system between successive points in time; historical: ...
diachronic linguistics.
See historical linguistics. [1925-30] * * *
See diachronic. * * *
/duy ak"reuh nee/, n., pl. diachronies. 1. Ling. a. a diachronic approach to language study. b. change or development in a linguistic system over a period of time. 2. historical ...
/duy ak"euh lon'/, n. Med. an adhesive plaster consisting chiefly of litharge and oil, used in the treatment of wounds and excoriations. Also, diachylum /duy ak"euh ...
/duy as"id/, adj. Chem. 1. capable of combining with two molecules of a monobasic acid. 2. (of an acid or a salt) having two replaceable hydrogen atoms. [1865-70; DI-1 + ACID] * ...
/duy ak"euh nl/, adj. pertaining to a deacon. [1605-15; < LL diaconalis. See DEACON, -AL1] * * *
/duy ak"euh nit, -nayt'/, n. 1. the office or dignity of a deacon. 2. a body of deacons. [1720-30; < LL diaconatus. See DEACON, -ATE3] * * *       the office of a deacon ...
/duy'euh kon"i kon', -keuhn/, n., pl. diaconica /-keuh/. a sacristy in an Eastern or early Christian church, usually on the south side of the bema. [1720-30; < LGk diakonikón ( ...
/duy'euh krit"ik/, n. 1. Also called diacritical mark. a mark, point, or sign added or attached to a letter or character to distinguish it from another of similar form, to give ...
—diacritically, adv. /duy'euh krit"i keuhl/, adj. 1. serving to distinguish; distinctive. 2. capable of distinguishing. 3. Phonet. serving as a diacritic. [1740-50; DIACRITIC + ...
diacritical mark
diacritical mark n. any of various marks, as a macron or cedilla, added to a letter or symbol to indicate its pronunciation or to distinguish it in some way * * *
See diacritical. * * *
—diactinism, n. /duy'ak tin"ik/, adj. Physics. capable of transmitting actinic rays. [1865-70; DI-3 + ACTINIC] * * *
/duy"ad/, n., adj. dyad. * * *
Díade la Raza
Dí·a de la Ra·za (dēʹä dĕ lä räʹsä) n. October 12, celebrated as a holiday in Spain, Latin America, and Hispanic regions and territories of the United States to ...
Díade los Muertos
Día de los Muer·tos (lōs mwĕrʹtōs) n. See Day of the Dead.   [Spanish : día, day + de, of + los, the + muertos, pl. of muerto, dead.] * * *
▪ paleontology  extinct genus of tetrapods closely related to the first amniotes (mammals, birds, reptiles, and their relatives). Members of this genus have been found as ...
/duy'euh del"feuhs/, adj. Bot. 1. (of stamens) united into two sets by their filaments. 2. (of plants) having the stamens so united. [1800-10; DI-1 + -ADELPHOUS] * * *
/duy"euh dem'/, n. 1. a crown. 2. a cloth headband, sometimes adorned with jewels, formerly worn by Oriental kings. 3. royal dignity or authority. v.t. 4. to adorn with or as if ...
/duy ad"ik/, adj., n. dyadic. * * *
/duy ad'euh koh ki nee"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh, -kuy-/, n. Med. the normal ability to perform rapidly alternating muscular movements, as flexion and extension. Also, ...
Diadochus Of Photice
▪ theologian flourished 5th century       theologian, mystic, and bishop of Photice, Epirus, who was a staunch defender of orthodox Christological doctrine. His ...
—diadochic /duy'euh dok"ik/, adj. /duy ad"euh kee/, n. Crystall. the ability of certain different elements to exist in place of each other in certain points of a space lattice; ...
/duy ad"reuh meuhs/, adj. 1. Bot. (of a leaf) having a fanlike arrangement of veins. 2. (of fish) migrating between fresh and salt waters. Cf. anadromous, catadromous. [1945-50; ...
—diaeretic /duy'euh ret"ik/, adj. /duy er"euh sis/, n., pl. diaereses /-seez'/. dieresis. * * * ▪ prosody also spelled  Dieresis        (from Greek diairein, “to ...
diag abbrev. 1. diagonal 2. diagram * * *
1. diagonal; diagonally. 2. diagram. * * *
—diagenetic /duy'euh jeuh net"ik/, adj. /duy'euh jen"euh sis/, n. Geol. the physical and chemical changes occurring in sediments between the times of deposition and ...
See diagenesis. * * *
/duy'euh jee'euh trop"ik, -troh"pik/, adj. Bot. (of a plant part) growing at a right angle to the direction of gravity. [1875-80; DIA- + GEOTROPIC] * * *
/duy'euh jee o"treuh piz'euhm/, n. Bot. diageotropic tendency or growth. [1875-80; DIA- + GEOTROPISM] * * *
/dee ah"geuh lef'/; Russ. /dyah"gyi lyif/, n. Sergei Pavlovich /serr gay" pav loh"vich/; Russ. /syir gyay" pu vlaw"vyich/, 1872-1929, Russian ballet producer. * * *
Diaghilev, Sergey (Pavlovich)
born March 31, 1872, Novgorod province, Russia died Aug. 19, 1929, Venice, Italy Russian impresario, founder-director of the Ballets Russes. After studying law at the ...
Diaghilev, Sergey Pavlovich
▪ Russian ballet impresario born March 31 [March 19, Old Style], 1872, Novgorod province, Russia died Aug. 19, 1929, Venice, Italy  Russian promoter of the arts who ...
Diaghilev,Sergei Pavlovich
Dia·ghi·lev (dē-äʹgə-lĕf', dyäʹgĭ-lĭf), Sergei Pavlovich. 1872-1929. Russian ballet impresario whose Ballets Russes company, founded in Paris in 1909, featured the ...
See diagnose. * * *
—diagnosable, adj. /duy"euhg nohs', -nohz', duy'euhg nohs", -nohz"/, v., diagnosed, diagnosing. v.t. 1. to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical ...
/duy'euhg noh"sis/, n., pl. diagnoses /-seez/. 1. Med. a. the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition. b. the decision reached ...
—diagnostically, adv. /duy'euhg nos"tik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or used in diagnosis. 2. serving to identify or characterize; being a precise indication. n. 3. diagnosis ...
diagnostic imaging
or medical imaging Use of electromagnetic radiation to produce images of internal body structures for diagnosis. X rays have been used since 1895. Denser tissues, such as ...
See diagnostic. * * *
—diagnostication, n. /duy'euhg nos"ti kayt'/, v.t., v.i., diagnosticated, diagnosticating. to diagnose. [1840-50; DIAGNOSTIC + -ATE1] * * *
/duy'euhg no stish"euhn/, n. an expert in making diagnoses, esp. a medical doctor. [1865-70; DIAGNOSTIC + -IAN] * * *
/duy"euhg nos"tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Med. the discipline or practice of diagnosis. [1660-70; see DIAGNOSTIC, -ICS] * * *
—diagonally, adv. /duy ag"euh nl, -ag"nl/, adj. 1. Math. a. connecting two nonadjacent angles or vertices of a polygon or polyhedron, as a straight line. b. extending from one ...
diagonal cloth
a twilled fabric woven with distinctly diagonal lines. Also called diagonal. [1860-65] * * *
diagonal matrix
Math. a square matrix in which all the entries except those along the diagonal from upper left to lower right are zero. [1925-30] * * *
/duy ag"euh nl uyz', -ag"nl-/, v.t., diagonalized, diagonalizing. Math. to transform (a matrix) to a diagonal matrix. Also, esp. Brit., diagonalise. [1880-85; DIAGONAL + -IZE] * ...
See diagonal. * * *
—diagrammable, adj. /duy"euh gram'/, n., v., diagramed or diagrammed, diagraming or diagramming. n. 1. a figure, usually consisting of a line drawing, made to accompany and ...
See diagram. * * *
—diagrammatically, adv. /duy'euh greuh mat"ik/, adj. 1. in the form of a diagram; graphic; outlined. 2. pertaining to diagrams. Also, diagrammatical. [1850-55; DIAGRAM + -atic ...
See diagrammable. * * *
See diagrammable. * * *
/duy"euh graf', -grahf'/, n. 1. a device for drawing, used in reproducing outlines, plans, etc., mechanically on any desired scale. 2. a combined protractor and scale. [1840-50; ...
▪ people       Indian peoples of South America, formerly inhabiting northwestern Argentina and the Chilean provinces of Atacama and Coquimbo. The Calchaquí, a ...
/duy'euh ki nee"sis, -kuy-/, n. Cell Biol. the last stage in prophase, in which the nucleolus and nuclear envelope disappear, spindle fibers form, and the chromosomes shorten in ...
See diakinesis. * * *
/duy"euhl, duyl/, n., v., dialed, dialing or (esp. Brit.) dialled, dialling, adj. n. 1. a plate, disk, face, or other surface containing markings or figures upon which the time ...
dial gauge
Any of a number of deviation-type gauges that indicate the amount by which an object being gauged deviates from the standard. This deviation is usually shown in units of ...
dial tone
(in a telephone) a tone that indicates the line is ready for dialing. [1890-95] * * *
dial train
Horol. the part of a going train that drives the minute and hour hands. * * *
/duy"euhl up', duyl"-/, adj. Computers. of or pertaining to a terminal that links to a computer by dialing a telephone number. [adj. use of v. phrase dial up] * * *
1. dialect. 2. dialectal. 3. dialectic. 4. dialectical. * * *
/duy"euh lekt'/, n. 1. Ling. a variety of a language that is distinguished from other varieties of the same language by features of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, and by its ...
dialect atlas
Ling. a collection of maps of a certain area indicating the distribution of various phonological, morphological, lexical, or other features of the dialects of that ...
dialect geography
—dialect geographer. Ling. the study of regional dialect variation. [1925-30] * * *
—dialectally, adv. /duy'euh lek"tl/, adj. 1. of a dialect. 2. characteristic of a dialect. Also, dialectic, dialectical. [1825-35; DIALECT + -AL1] Usage. In linguistics ...
See dialectal. * * *
dialect atlas n. See linguistic atlas. * * *
dialect geography n. See linguistic geography. * * *
—dialectically, adv. /duy'euh lek"tik/, adj. Also, dialectical. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of logical argumentation. 2. dialectal. n. 3. the art or practice of ...
/duy'euh lek"ti keuhl/, adj. 1. dialectic. 2. of or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal. [1520-30; DIALECTIC + -AL1] Usage. See dialectal. * * *
dialectical materialism
—dialectical materialist. a form of materialism, developed chiefly by Karl Marx, noted esp. for the application of the Hegelian dialectic in its philosophy of ...
dialectical theology
a form of neoorthodox theology emphasizing the infinite tensions, paradoxes, and basic ambiguities inherent in Christian existence, and holding, against rationalism, that God is ...
See dialectical. * * *
dialectical materialism n. The Marxian interpretation of reality that views matter as the sole subject of change and all change as the product of a constant conflict between ...
/duy'euh lek tish"euhn/, n. 1. a person skilled in dialectic; logician. 2. a dialectologist. [1685-95; < F dialecticien < L dialectic(us) DIALECTIC + F -ien -IAN] * * *
/duy'euh lek"teuh siz'euhm/, n. 1. dialectal speech or influence. 2. a dialectal word or expression. [1885-90; DIALECTIC + -ISM] * * *
See dialectology. * * *
See dialectological. * * *
/duy'euh lek tol"euh jist/, n. a specialist in dialectology. [1880-85; DIALECTOLOG(Y) + -IST] * * *
—dialectologic /duy'euh lek'tl oj"ik/, dialectological, adj. /duy'euh lek tol"euh jee/, n., pl. dialectologies for 2. 1. Ling. the study dealing with dialects and dialect ...
➡ General American English * * *
/duy"euh leuhr, duy"leuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that dials. 2. an electronic device attached to a telephone to call preselected numbers automatically when activated. Also, ...
/duy"euh lij/, n. Mineral. a variety of diopside with a laminated structure, found in gabbro and other igneous rocks. [1795-1805; < F < Gk diallagé interchange, change, n. ...
diallyl sulfide
/duy al"il/, Chem. See allyl sulfide. [DI1 + ALLYL] * * *
dialog [dī′ə lôg΄, dī′əläg΄] n., vi., vt. alt. sp. of DIALOGUE * * * di·a·log (dīʹə-lôg', -lŏg') n. & v. Variant of dialogue. * * *
dialog box
Computers. (in a graphical user interface) a box, called up temporarily on the screen, that asks for user input. * * *
dialog box n. A window that appears on a computer screen, presenting information or requesting input. * * *
—dialogically, adv. /duy'euh loj"ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by dialogue. 2. participating in dialogue. Also, dialogical. [1825-35; < ML dialogicus < Gk ...
dialogical [dī΄ə läj′i kəl] adj. of or marked by dialogue: also dialogic dialogically adv. * * *
See dialogic. * * *
—dialogistic /duy'euh loh jis"tik/, adj. —dialogistically, adv. /duy al"euh jist/, n. 1. a speaker in a dialogue. 2. a writer of dialogue. [1650-60; < LL dialogista < Gk ...
See dialogist. * * *
See dialogistic. * * *
/duy al"euh juyt'/, n. Mineral. rhodocrosite. [1820-30; < Gk dialog(é) selection, deriv. of dialégein to select (dia- DIA- + légein to speak) + -ITE1] * * *
/duy al"euh juyz'/, v.i., dialogized, dialogizing. to carry on a dialogue. Also, esp. Brit., dialogise. [1595-1605; < Gk dialogízesthai to converse; see DIALOGUE, -IZE] * * *
—dialoguer, n. /duy"euh lawg', -log'/, n., v. dialogued, dialoguing. n. 1. conversation between two or more persons. 2. the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, ...
See dialogue. * * *
dial tone n. A low, steady tone in a telephone receiver indicating that a number may be dialed. * * *
/duy al"euh sis/, n., pl. dialyses /-seez'/. 1. Physical Chem. the separation of crystalloids from colloids in a solution by diffusion through a membrane. 2. Biochem. the ...
—dialytically, adv. /duy'euh lit"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to dialysis. 2. characterized by or displaying dialysis. [1840-50; < Gk dialytikós; see DIA-, -LYTIC] * * *
See dialytic. * * *
See dialyze. * * *
See dialyzability. * * *
/duy al"euh zayt'/, n. (in dialysis) 1. the remaining, or colloidal, portion of a solution. 2. the solution or the crystalline material that passes into it through the ...
—dialyzable, adj. —dialyzability, n. —dialyzation, n. /duy"euh luyz'/, v., dialyzed, dialyzing. v.t. 1. to subject to dialysis; separate or procure by dialysis. v.i. 2. to ...
/duy"euh luy'zeuhr/, n. Also, dialyzator /duy al"i zay'teuhr/. an apparatus containing a semipermeable membrane for dialysis. [1860-65; DIALYZE + -ER1] * * *
diam abbrev. diameter * * *
diameter. * * *
/duy"euh mag'nit/, n. Physics. a diamagnetic substance. [1860-65; back formation from DIAMAGNETIC] * * *
—diamagnetically, adv. —diamagnetism /duy'euh mag"ni tiz'euhm/, n. /duy'euh mag net"ik/, adj. Physics. of or pertaining to a class of substances, as bismuth and copper, whose ...
diamagnetism [dī΄əmag′nə tiz΄əm] n. 1. the property that certain substances have of being weakly repelled by both poles of a magnet 2. diamagnetic force 3. diamagnetic ...
/dee'euh mahn tay"/, n. 1. a sequin, rhinestone, or other glittery ornamentation on a garment. 2. fabric covered or patterned with such ornamentation. [1900-05; < F diamanté ...
/duy'euh man tif"euhr euhs/, adj. Mining. diamondiferous. [1875-80; < F diamantifère, equiv. to diamant DIAMOND + -ifère; see -I-, -FEROUS] * * *
Di·a·man·ti·na (dī'ə-mən-tēʹnə) A river, about 901 km (560 mi) long, of east-central Australia flowing generally southwest as a tributary of the Warburton River. * * ...
Diamantina River
▪ river, Queensland, Australia       intermittent river, east-central Australia, in the pastoral Channel Country. It rises in Kirbys Range, northwest of Longreach, ...
/duy am"i teuhr/, n. 1. Geom. a. a straight line passing through the center of a circle or sphere and meeting the circumference or surface at each end. b. a straight line passing ...
—diametrally, adv. /duy am"i treuhl/, adj. 1. of a diameter. 2. forming a diameter. [1350-1400; ME < ML diametralis < L diametr(os) DIAMETER + -alis -AL1] * * *
—diametrically, adv. /duy'euh me"tri keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or along a diameter. 2. in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete: diametrical ...
See diametrical. * * *
/duy"euh muyd', duy am"id/, n. Chem. a compound containing two amide groups. [1865-70; DI-1 + AMIDE] * * *
/duy"euh meen', duy am"in/, n. Chem. 1. a compound containing two amino groups. 2. hydrazine (def. 1). [1865-70; DI-1 + AMINE] * * *
diammonium phosphate
/duy"euh moh"nee euhm, duy'-/, Chem. a white, crystalline, water-soluble compound, (NH4)2HPO4, used as fertilizer, in fire extinguishers, etc. [DI-1 + AMMONIUM] * * *
—diamondlike, adj. /duy"meuhnd, duy"euh-/, n. 1. a pure or nearly pure, extremely hard form of carbon, naturally crystallized in the isometric system. 2. a piece of this ...
/duy"meuhnd, duy"euh-/, n. 1. Neil, born 1941, U.S. singer and songwriter. 2. Cape, a hill in Canada, in S Quebec, on the St. Lawrence River. * * * I Mineral composed of pure ...
Diamond (gem)
▪ Table Diamond (gem) country mine production 2006 (carats)* % of world mine production Australia 25,000,000 29.4    Congo ...
Diamond Bar
a city in SW California. 28,045. * * *
diamond bird
pardalote. Also, diamond-bird. * * *
diamond cutting
Branch of lapidary art involving the five basic steps in fashioning a diamond: marking, cleaving, sawing, girdling, and faceting. The most popular style is the brilliant cut, a ...
diamond drill
a drill having a hollow, cylindrical bit set with diamonds, used for obtaining cores of rock samples. [1820-30] * * *
diamond dust
pulverized diamonds, used as an abrasive. [1695-1705] * * *
Diamond Harbour
▪ India       town, southeastern West Bengal state, northeastern India. It lies on both sides of Hajipur Creek, a tributary of the Hugli (Hooghly) River (Hugli River). ...
Diamond Head
a promontory on SE Oahu Island, in central Hawaii. 761 ft. (232 m) high. * * * ▪ cape, Hawaii, United States  cape and celebrated landmark, Honolulu county, southeastern ...
diamond jubilee.
See under jubilee (def. 1). * * *
diamond lane
a highway or street lane for buses and passenger vans marked with a large diamond shape on the pavement. [1985-90] * * *
diamond point
1. Furniture. a faceted, low-relief ornamental motif giving the effect of a cut gem. 2. an acute, pyramidal point on a nail or spike. [1870-75] * * *
diamond ring effect
Astron. a phenomenon, sometimes observed immediately before and after a total eclipse of the sun, in which one of Baily's beads is much brighter than the others, resembling a ...
Diamond Sculls
a rowing race for single sculls (= boats rowed by a single person) that takes place every year at Henley in early July. The first of these races was in 1844 and it is now the ...
diamond skin disease
Vet. Pathol. a form of swine erysipelas in which diamond-shaped skin inflammations appear, often accompanied by swollen joints. * * *
Diamond State
Delaware (used as a nickname). * * *
Diamond Sutra
in full Diamond-Cutter Perfection of Wisdom Sutra Wisdom text of Mahayana Buddhism. It was composed с AD 300 and translated into Chinese с AD 400. The best known of the ...
diamond wedding
diamond wedding n. a 60th, or sometimes 75th, wedding anniversary * * *
diamond willow
1. a small willow tree or shrub, Salix bebbiana, of northern North America, having a gray bark often with diamond-shaped furrows caused by fungi. 2. the slender stems of this ...
Diamond, Cape
▪ promontory, Quebec, Canada French  Cap Diamant,         promontory in Québec region, southern Quebec province, Canada. It is part of the city of Quebec and is ...
Diamond, David Leo
▪ 2006       American composer (b. July 9, 1915, Rochester, N.Y.—d. June 13, 2005, Rochester), left a large body of works that included 11 symphonies, 10 string ...
Diamond, I.A.L.
▪ American screenwriter original name  Itek Dommnici,  byname  Isadore, or Iz  born June 27, 1920, Ungheni, Rom. died April 21, 1988, Beverly Hills, Calif., ...
Diamond, John
▪ 2002       British journalist (b. May 10, 1953, London, Eng.—d. March 2, 2001, London), chronicled his four years with cancer with unflinching honesty, humour, and ...
diamond-leaf laurel
/duy"meuhnd leef', duy"euh-/ a tree, Pittosporum rhombifolium, of Australia, having coarsely toothed, oval or diamond-shaped leaves and white flowers, widely planted as an ...
diamond-point spoon
/duy"meuhnd poynt', duy"euh-/ a spoon having a handle terminating in a polygonal, pointed knob. Also called spear-head spoon. * * *
/duy"meuhnd bak', duy"euh-/, adj. 1. bearing diamond-shaped marks, designs, or configurations on the back. n. 2. See diamondback rattlesnake. 3. See diamondback terrapin. 4. See ...
diamondback moth
a moth, Plutella maculipennis, having brownish wings marked with diamond-shaped, yellow spots in the male, the larvae of which feed on the leaves of cabbages and other ...
diamondback rattlesnake
either of two large, highly venomous rattlesnakes of the genus Crotalus, having diamond-shaped markings on the back. Cf. eastern diamondback rattlesnake, western diamondback ...
diamondback terrapin
any of several edible turtles of the genus Malaclemys, found in tidewaters of the eastern and southern U.S., having diamond-shaped markings on the back. [1875-80] * * *
di·a·mond·back moth (dīʹə-mənd-băk', dīʹmənd-) n. One of several small moths of the family Plutellidae having brightly patterned front wings that reveal light ...
diamondback rattlesnake n. Either of two large venomous rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus or C. atrox) found in the southern and western United States and in Mexico and having ...
diamondback terrapin n. One of several turtles of the genus Malaclemys of the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, having edible flesh and a carapace with ...
Di·a·mond Head (dīʹə-mənd, dīʹmənd) A promontory, 232.1 m (761 ft) high, on the southeast coast of Oahu, Hawaii. * * *
/duy'meuhn dif"euhr euhs, duy'euh-/, adj. containing or yielding diamonds for mining. Also, diamantiferous. [1865-70; DIAMOND + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
Diamonds: Fuel for Conflict
▪ 2001  In 1998 the UN Security Council imposed an embargo on diamonds from areas held by the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). A Council report in ...
/duy'euh mawr"feen/, n. Pharm. heroin. [1910-15; DIA(CETYL) + MORPHINE] * * *
/duy"euh moks'/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of acetazolamide. * * *
Diamper, Synod of
▪ Roman Catholic history       council that formally united the ancient Christian Church of the Malabar Coast (modern Kerala), India, with the Roman Catholic church; it ...
diamyl sulfide
/duy am"euhl/, Chem. a yellow liquid consisting of a mixture of isomers having the formula (C5H11)2S, used chiefly in the preparation of organic sulfur compounds. Also called ...
(as used in expressions) Dian Lake Dian Chi Fossey Dian * * *
Dian, Lake
Chinese Dian Chi or Tien Ch'ih Lake, central Yunnan province, southern China. It is about 25 mi (40 km) long and 8 mi (13 km) wide. The area was settled by sedentary ...
/duy an"euh/, n. 1. (Princess of Wales) (Lady Diana Spencer), 1961-97, former wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. 2. an ancient Roman deity, virgin goddess of the moon and of ...
Diana Fountain
(also the Diana, Princess of Wales Fountain) a fountain in the shape of a large oval stream of flowing water, in Hyde Park in London opened in 2004 as a memorial (= something ...
Diana Mitford
➡ Mitford * * *
diana monkey
▪ primate  arboreal species of guenon named for its crescent-shaped white browband that resembles the bow of the goddess Diana. The diana monkey is generally found well ...
Diana Rigg
➡ Rigg * * *
Diana Ross
➡ Ross (II) * * *
Diana, Princess of Wales
(also Princess Diana) (1961–1997) the former wife of Prince Charles and the mother of Prince William and Prince Henry (Harry). Her name before she married was Lady Diana ...
Diana, Princess of Wales Fountain
➡ Diana Fountain * * *
Diana,Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales Title of Lady Diana Frances Spencer. 1961-1997. British consort of Charles, Prince of Wales, from 1981 until their divorce in 1996. * * *
/duy an"dreuhs/, adj. Bot. 1. (of a flower) having two stamens. 2. (of a plant) having flowers with two stamens. [1760-70; < NL diandrus. See DI-1, -ANDROUS] * * *
Diane [dī an′] n. a feminine name: dim. Di; var. Dianne: see DIANA * * * (as used in expressions) Arbus Diane Diane Nemerov Hillary Diane Rodham Di Prima Diane Diane de ...
Diane de France, duchess de Montmorency and Angoulême
born 1538, Paris, France died Jan. 11, 1619, Paris Natural daughter (legitimated 1547) of King Henry II of France. In 1559 she was married to François de Montmorency ...
Diane De France, Duchesse De Montmorency Et Angoulême
▪ French noble born 1538, Paris, France died Jan. 11, 1619, Paris  natural daughter (legitimated) of King Henry II of France by a young Piedmontese, Filippa Duc. (Diane was ...

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