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documentarian
/dok'yeuh men tair"ee euhn, -meuhn-/, n. 1. Motion Pictures, Television. a filmmaker, producer, etc., who specializes in documentaries. 2. a writer, photographer, or other artist ...
documentary
—documentarily, adv. /dok'yeuh men"teuh ree, -tree/, adj., n., pl. documentaries. adj. 1. Also, documental /dok'yeuh men"tl/. pertaining to, consisting of, or derived from ...
documentary film
▪ motion picture  motion picture that shapes and interprets factual material for purposes of education or entertainment. Documentaries have been made in one form or another ...
documentation
—documentational, adj. /dok'yeuh men tay"sheuhn, -meuhn-/, n. 1. the use of documentary evidence. 2. a furnishing with documents, as to substantiate a claim or the data in a ...
documentational
See documentation. * * *
documenter
See documental. * * *
docutainment
doc·u·tain·ment (dŏk'yə-tānʹmənt) n. See infotainment.   [documentary + entertainment.] * * *
DOD
See Department of Defense. * * *
Doda Betta
▪ mountain, India       mountain peak, the highest point in Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southeastern India, near Udhagamandalam. Rising to an elevation of 8,652 ...
Dodd
/dod/, n. William Edward, 1869-1940, U.S. historian and diplomat. * * *
Dodd, Chris
▪ American politician byname of  Christopher John Dodd  born May 27, 1944, Willimantic, Conn., U.S.    American politician, who served as a member of the U.S. House of ...
Dodd, Sir Coxsone
▪ 2005 Clement Seymour Dodd        Jamaican record producer and entrepreneur (b. Jan. 26, 1932, Kingston, Jam.—d. May 4, 2004, Kingston), was one of the pioneers of ...
dodder
dodder1 —dodderer, n. /dod"euhr/, v.i. to shake; tremble; totter. [1610-20; cf. DITHER, TOTTER, TEETER, etc.] dodder2 /dod"euhr/, n. a leafless parasitic plant, Cuscuta ...
doddered
/dod"euhrd/, adj. 1. infirm; feeble. 2. (of a tree) having lost most of its branches owing to decay or age. [1690-1700; DODDER1 + -ED2] * * *
dodderer
See dodder1. * * *
doddering
/dod"euhr ing/, adj. shaky or trembling, as from old age; tottering: a doddering old man. Also, doddery /dod"euh ree/. [1735-45; DODDER1 + -ING2] * * *
doddie
/dod"ee/, n. a cow or bull having no horns, esp. an Aberdeen Angus. Also, doddy. [1580-90; dod to poll (ME dodden) + -IE] * * *
Dodds
/dodz/, n. Warren ("Baby"), 1898-1959, U.S. jazz drummer. * * *
Dodds, Alfred-Amédée
▪ French general born Feb. 6, 1842, Saint-Louis, Senegal died July 18, 1922, Paris, Fr.       French military figure who played a leading role in French colonial ...
Dodds, Baby
▪ American musician byname of  Warren Dodds  born December 24, 1898, New Orleans, La., U.S. died February 14, 1959, Chicago, Ill.  African-American musican, a leading early ...
Dodds, Johnny
▪ American musician born April 12, 1892, New Orleans, La., U.S. died Aug. 8, 1940, Chicago, Ill.  African-American musician noted as one of the most lyrically expressive of ...
doddy
/dod"ee/, n., pl. doddies. doddie. * * *
dodeca-
a combining form meaning "twelve," used in the formation of compound words: dodecasyllabic. Also, esp. before a vowel, dodec-. [ < Gk dodeka-, comb. form of dodekás twelve, ...
dodecagon
—dodecagonal /doh'de kag"euh nl/, adj. /doh dek"euh gon', -geuhn/, n. Geom. a polygon having 12 angles and 12 sides. Also, duodecagon. [1650-60; DODECA- + -GON] * * *
dodecagonal
See dodecagon. * * *
dodecahedral
See dodecahedron. * * *
dodecahedron
—dodecahedral, adj. /doh dek'euh hee"dreuhn, doh'dek-/, n., pl. dodecahedrons, dodecahedra /-dreuh/. Geom., Crystall. a solid figure having 12 faces. [1560-70; DODECA- + ...
dodecanal
/doh dek"euh nal', -nawl'/, n. Chem. See lauric aldehyde. [dodecane (DODEC- + -ANE) + -AL3] * * *
Dodecanese
/doh dek'euh nees", -neez", doh'dek euh-/, n. a group of 12 Greek islands in the Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey: belonged to Italy 1911-45. 121,017; 1035 sq. mi. (2680 sq. ...
dodecanoic acid
/doh dek"euh noh"ik, doh"dek-, doh dek'-, doh'dek-/, Chem. See lauric acid. [DODEC- + -ANE + -O- + -IC] * * *
dodecaphonic
dodecaphonic [dō΄dek ə fän′ik, dō dek΄fān′ik] adj. 〚 DODECA- + -PHON(E) + -IC〛 TWELVE-TONE dodecaphonist [dō΄dek əfə nist, dō΄dek əfōn΄ist] n. dodecaphony ...
dodecaphonism
—dodecaphonic /doh dek'euh fon"ik/, adj. —dodecaphonically, adv. —dodecaphonist, n. /doh dek"euh feuh niz'euhm, doh'di kaf"euh-/, n. musical composition using the 12-tone ...
dodecaphonist
See dodecaphonic. * * *
dodecaphony
See dodecaphonist. * * *
dodecastyle
/doh dek"euh stuyl'/, adj. Archit. 1. having 12 columns. 2. (of a classical temple or building in the style of one) having 12 columns on one or either front. Also, dodecastylar, ...
dodecastylos
/doh dek'euh stuy"leuhs, -los, doh'dek-/, n. a dodecastyle building, as a classical temple. [ < Gk dodekástylos. See DODECASTYLE] * * *
dodecasyllabic
/doh dek'euh si lab"ik, doh'dek-/, adj. 1. consisting of or pertaining to 12 syllables. n. 2. a dodecasyllable. [1880-85; DODECA- + SYLLABIC] * * *
dodecasyllable
/doh dek'euh sil"euh beuhl, doh'dek-/, n. a word or line of verse containing 12 syllables. [1745-55; DODECA- + SYLLABLE] * * *
dodecyl aldehyde
/doh"deuh sil/, Chem. See lauric aldehyde. [DODEC- + -YL] * * *
dodecylphenol
/doh"deuh sil fee"nawl, -nol/, n. Chem. a thick, straw-colored, water-insoluble liquid mixture of isomers having the formula C18H30O, used chiefly as a solvent and as an ...
Dodeigne, Eugène
▪ French sculptor born July 27, 1923, Rouvreux, near Liège, Belg.       Belgian-born French sculptor best known for his monumental stone figures, usually placed ...
Doderer, Heimito von
▪ Austrian novelist born Sept. 5, 1896, Weidlingau, near Vienna, Austria died Dec. 23, 1966, Vienna       Austrian novelist who achieved international fame with his ...
dodge
/doj/, v., dodged, dodging, n. v.t. 1. to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy: to dodge a blow; to dodge a question. 2. Also, hold back. Photog. (in ...
Dodge
/doj/, n. Mary Elizabeth, 1831-1905, U.S. editor and author of children's books. * * *
dodge ball
a circle game in which players throw an inflated ball at opponents within the circle who try to avoid being hit, and therefore eliminated, the winner being the one who remains ...
Dodge City
a city in SW Kansas, on the Arkansas River: important frontier town and railhead on the old Santa Fe route. 18,001. * * * ▪ Kansas, United States       city, seat ...
Dodge, Bernard Ogilvie
▪ American botanist born April 18, 1872, Mauston, Wis., U.S. died Aug. 9, 1960, New York, N.Y.       American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in ...
Dodge, Grace Hoadley
▪ American philanthropist born May 21, 1856, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 27, 1914, New York City       American philanthropist who helped form organizations for the ...
Dodge, Grenville Mellen
▪ American engineer born April 12, 1831, Danvers, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 3, 1916, Council Bluffs, Iowa  American civil engineer who was responsible for much of the railroad ...
Dodge, Horace E.; and Dodge, John F.
▪ American industrialists in full  Horace Elgin Dodge  and  John Francis Dodge  Respectively,   born May 17, 1868, Niles, Mich., U.S. died Dec. 10, 1920 born Oct. 25, ...
Dodge, John V.
▪ American editor in full  John Vilas Dodge   born Sept. 25, 1909, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died April 23, 1991, Glenview, Ill.       American editor and publishing ...
Dodge, Josephine Marshall Jewell
▪ American educator née  Josephine Marshall Jewell  born Feb. 11, 1855, Hartford, Conn., U.S. died March 6, 1928, Cannes, France       American pioneer in the day ...
Dodge, Mary Abigail
▪ American author and editor pseudonym  Gail Hamilton  born March 31, 1833, Hamilton, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 17, 1896, Hamilton       American essayist and editor ...
Dodge, Mary Mapes
orig. Mary Elizabeth Mapes born Jan. 26, 1831, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 21, 1905, Onteora Park, N.Y. U.S. author. She began writing children's stories when she was ...
Dodge, William E(arl)
born Sept. 4, 1805, Hartford, Conn., U.S. died Feb. 9, 1883, New York, N.Y. U.S. mining entrepreneur. He was a dry-goods merchant in Hartford, Conn., before founding the metal ...
Dodge, William E.
▪ American industrialist in full  William Earl Dodge   born Sept. 4, 1805, Hartford, Conn., U.S. died Feb. 9, 1883, New York, N.Y.       American merchant, cofounder ...
Dodge,Mary Elizabeth Mapes
Dodge (dŏj), Mary Elizabeth Mapes. 1831-1905. American editor and writer best known for her children's classic Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (1865). * * *
dodgeball
dodge ball n. A game in which players on one team try to eliminate players on another by hitting them with an inflated ball. * * * ▪ game       children's game that ...
DodgeCity
Dodge City A city of southwest Kansas on the Arkansas River west of Wichita. Laid out on the Santa Fe Trail in 1872, it soon became a wild and rowdy cow town whose residents ...
Dodgem
/doj"euhm/, n. an attraction at amusement parks, carnivals, or the like, consisting of small electrically powered automobiles that the patrons drive, trying to bump other cars ...
dodgems
➡ fairs * * *
dodger
/doj"euhr/, n. 1. a person who dodges. 2. a shifty person, esp. one who persistently evades a responsibility, as specified: tax dodger; draft dodger. 3. a leafhopper. 4. a small ...
dodgery
/doj"euh ree/, n., pl. dodgeries. the use of a dodge or dodges; trickery; duplicity. [1660-70; DODGER + -Y3] * * *
Dodge{™}
a make of US car produced by the Chrysler Corporation. * * *
Dodgson
/doj"seuhn/, n. Charles Lutwidge /lut"wij/, ("Lewis Carroll"), 1832-98, English mathematician and writer of books for children. * * *
Dodgson,Charles Lutwidge
Dodg·son (dŏjʹsən), Charles Lutwidge. Pen name Lewis Car·roll (kărʹəl) 1832-1898. British mathematician and writer. His stories about Alice, invented to amuse the young ...
dodgy
/doj"ee/, adj., dodgier, dodgiest. 1. inclined to dodge. 2. evasively tricky: a dodgy manner of dealing with people. 3. Chiefly Brit. risky; hazardous; chancy. [1860-65; DODGE + ...
Dodington, George Bubb, Baron Melcombe of Melcombe-Regis
▪ British politician original name (until 1717)  George Bubb  born 1691 died July 28, 1762, Hammersmith, Middlesex, Eng.  English politician, a career office seeker who was ...
dodo
—dodoism, n. /doh"doh/, n., pl. dodos, dodoes. 1. any of several clumsy, flightless, extinct birds of the genera Raphus and Pezophaps, related to pigeons but about the size of ...
dodo split
Bowling Slang. a split in which the head pin and the seven or ten pin remain standing. * * *
Dodoens, Rembert
▪ Flemish physician and botanist Latin  Rembertus Dodonaeus,  original name  Rembert Van Joenckema  born June 29, 1516/17, Mechelen, Spanish Netherlands [now in ...
Dodoma
/doh"doh mah, doh"deuh-/, n. a city in and the capital of Tanzania, in the central part. 45,703. * * * City (pop., 1995 est.: 189,000), Tanzania. Designated the national ...
Dodona
—Dodonaean, Dodonean, Dodonian /dohd'n ee"euhn, deuh doh"nee euhn/, adj. /deuh doh"neuh/, n. an ancient town in NW Greece, in Epirus: the site of a famous oracle of Zeus. * * ...
Dodsley, Robert
▪ English author and publisher born 1703, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, Eng. died Sept. 23, 1764, Durham, Durham  British author, London bookseller, publisher, ...
Dodson, Owen
▪ American author and educator in full  Owen Vincent Dodson   born Nov. 28, 1914, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died June 21, 1983, New York, N.Y.       African-American poet, ...
Dodsworth
a character in the novel Dodsworth (1929) by Sinclair Lewis. Dodsworth has retired from his job and travels to Europe with his wife. Lewis uses him to show the different values ...
doe
/doh/, n., pl. does, (esp. collectively) doe. the female of the deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, and certain other animals. [bef. 1000; ME do, OE da; c. Dan daa; akin to OE deon to ...
DOE
1. See Department of Energy. 2. Also, d.o.e. depends on experience; depending on experience: used in stating a salary range in help-wanted ads. * * *
Doe, Samuel K
▪ president of Liberia born May 6, 1950/51, Tuzon, Liberia died Sept. 9/10, 1990, Monrovia       soldier and Liberian head of state from 1980 to 1990.       Doe, ...
Doe, Samuel K(anyon)
born May 6, 1950/51, Tuzon, Liberia died Sept. 9/10, 1990, Monrovia Liberian soldier and head of state (1980–90). A member of the Krahn ethnic group, Doe led a coup in 1980 ...
doe-eyed
doe-eyed [dō′īd΄] adj. 1. having large, soft, limpid eyes 2. naive; guileless; childlike * * * doe-eyed (dōʹīd') adj. 1. Having wide-open, innocent-appearing ...
Doenitz
/due"nits/, n. Karl /kahrddl/, 1891-1980, German admiral. * * *
Doenitz,Karl
Doe·nitz also Dö·nitz (dœʹnĭts), Karl. 1891-1980. German naval officer who was chief naval commander during World War II and briefly headed the German government after the ...
doer
/dooh"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that does something, esp. a person who gets things done with vigor and efficiency. 2. a person characterized by action, as distinguished from ...
does
does1 /dohz/, n. a pl. of doe. does2 /duz/, v. a 3rd pers. sing. pres. indic. of do1. * * *
Does Testing Deserve a Passing Grade?
▪ 2002 Introduction Charles D. Claiborn High-Stakes Testing.       As the term suggests, high-stakes testing is the use of educational and psychological tests to make ...
Does, Johan van der
▪ Dutch statesman also called  Janus Dousa   born Dec. 5, 1545, Noordwijk, Spanish Habsburg domain [now in The Netherlands] died Oct. 8, 1604, The Hague       Dutch ...
Doesburg, Theo van
orig. Christian Emil Maries Küpper born Aug. 30, 1883, Utrecht, Neth. died March 7, 1931, Davos, Switz. Dutch painter, decorator, and art theorist. Originally involved in ...
doeskin
/doh"skin'/, n. 1. the skin of a doe. 2. leather made from this. 3. doeskins, soft leather gloves made of sheepskin. 4. a closely woven woolen cloth made with a satin or a small ...
doesn't
/duz"euhnt/ contraction of does not. Usage. See contraction. Pronunciation. See isn't. * * *
doest
/dooh"ist/, v. Archaic. 2nd pers. sing. pres. ind. of do1. * * *
doeth
/dooh"ith/, v. Archaic. 3rd pers. sing. pres. ind. of do1. * * *
doff
/dof, dawf/, v.t. 1. to remove or take off, as clothing. 2. to remove or tip (the hat), as in greeting. 3. to throw off; get rid of: Doff your stupid ideas and join our side! 4. ...
doffer
/dof"euhr, daw"feuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that doffs. 2. Textiles. a. a wire-clothed roller on a carding machine, esp. the roller to which the carded fibers are transferred ...
dog
—dogless, adj. —doglike, adj. /dawg, dog/, n., v., dogged, dogging. n. 1. a domesticated canid, Canis familiaris, bred in many varieties. 2. any carnivore of the dogfamily ...
dog and pony show
Informal. an elaborate sales, advertising, or publicity presentation or campaign. [1965-70] * * *
dog ape
baboon. [1590-1600] * * *
dog biscuit
1. a hard biscuit for dogs, usually containing ground meat, bones, etc. 2. Mil. a hard dry biscuit used as an emergency ration. [1855-60] * * *
Dog breeds and their places of origin
▪ Table Dog breeds and their places of origin continent country breed North America Canada Labrador retriever, Eskimo dog, Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, ...
Dog Chow{™}
n [U] a popular US make of dry dog food, made by Purina. The company also makes Puppy Chow, Cat Chow and Kitten Chow. * * *
dog clutch
Mach. a clutch in which projections of one of the engaging parts fit into recesses of the other. * * *
dog collar
1. a collar used to restrain or identify a dog. 2. Informal. a close-fitting necklace, as a wide band covered with or composed of precious or semiprecious stones; choker. 3. ...
dog curtain
Naut. a flap on a canvas cover for a binnacle, affording a view of the compass when raised. * * *
dog days
—dog-day, adj. 1. the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun: now often reckoned from July ...
dog fennel
mayweed. [1515-25] * * *
dog flea
See under flea. [1835-45] * * *
dog fox
a male fox. [1570-80] * * *
dog hook
an iron hook used for handling logs in lumbering. [1565-75] * * *
dog in the manger
—dog-in-the-manger, adj. a person who selfishly keeps something that he or she does not really need or want so that others may not use or enjoy it. [1555-65] * * *
dog iron
South Midland and Southern U.S. an andiron. * * *
dog Latin
1. mongrel or spurious Latin. 2. a jargon imitating Latin. [1760-70] * * *
dog licence
➡ pets * * *
dog license
➡ pets * * *
dog lichen
▪ biology  (species Peltigera canina), foliose (leafy) lichen usually found in patches 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) in diameter on heaths, sand dunes, walls, or grassy ground. ...
dog nail
a nail having a head projecting to one side. [1695-1705] * * *
dog paddle
a simple swimming stroke mainly used to stay afloat while remaining almost stationary in the water, executed by paddling both arms underwater while kicking the legs, with the ...
dog people
➡ pets * * *
dog racing
▪ sport also called  greyhound racing        the racing of greyhounds around an enclosed track in pursuit of an electrically controlled and propelled mechanical hare ...
dog rose
an Old World wild rose, Rosa canina, having pink or white flowers. [1590-1600] * * *
dog salmon
☆ dog salmon n. CHUM SALMON * * *
dog salmon.
See chum salmon. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
dog shift
Informal. See graveyard shift. * * *
dog show
a competitive event in which dogs are exhibited and judged by an established standard or set of ideals prescribed for each breed. [1855-60] * * *  competition in which ...
dog sled
dog sled or dog sledge n. a sled (or sledge) drawn by dogs * * *
Dog Star
1. the bright star Sirius, in Canis Major. 2. the bright star Procyon, in Canis Minor. [1570-80] * * *
dog tag
1. a small disk or strip attached to a dog's harness or collar stating owner, home, etc. 2. See identification tag. 3. Informal. a. any tag for a suitcase, camera, or other ...
dog tick
any of a variety of ticks, as the American dog tick, that commonly infest dogs and may transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tularemia to humans. See illus. under ...
dog warden
dogcatcher. * * *
dog whelk
any of several carnivorous, marine gastropods of the family Nassidae. Also called dogwinkle /dawg"wing'keuhl, dog"-/. [1855-60] * * *
dog work
Informal. tedious labor; drudgery. * * *
dog's age
Northern U.S. quite a long time: I haven't seen you in a dog's age! [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
dog's breakfast
Chiefly Canadian Slang. a disorderly mixture; hodgepodge. [1935-40] * * *
dog's chance
Slang. little likelihood; small chance (usually used in the negative): That project didn't have a dog's chance of succeeding. [1900-05] * * *
dog's disease
Australian Slang. influenza. [1925-30] * * *
dog's letter
the letter r, esp. when representing a trill. [1585-95; trans. of L littera canina, from the resemblance of the sound of the trill to a dog's snarl] * * *
dog's-ear
—dog's-eared, adj. /dawgz"ear', dogz"-/, n., v.t. dog-ear. * * *
dog's-tail
dog's-tail [dôgz′tāl΄] n. any of a genus (Cynosurus) of perennial grasses, esp. the crested dog's-tail ( C. cristatus) with a slender spike resembling that of timothy * * *
dog'schance
dog's chance (dôgz, dŏgz) n. Slang A very slim chance. * * *
dog'slife
dog's life n. Slang A miserably unhappy existence. * * *
dog'smercury
dog's mercury n. A creeping, ill-smelling Old World weed (Mercurialis perennis) having small greenish flowers. * * *
dog-and-ponyshow
dog-and-po·ny show (dôgʹən-pōʹnē, dŏgʹ-) n. Slang An elaborate presentation orchestrated to gain approval, as for a policy or product.   [From the razzle-dazzle of ...
dog-cheap
/dawg"cheep", dog"-/, Informal. adj. 1. very inexpensive. adv. 2. very inexpensively. [1520-30] * * *
dog-collar
➡ Church of England * * *
dog-day cicada
/dawg"day', dog"-/ any of several cicadas of the genus Tibicen, that have distinctive songs commonly heard during July and August. Also called harvest fly. * * *
dog-doo
/dawg"dooh', dog"-/, n. Informal. dog excrement. [DOG + (DOO)-DOO] * * *
dog-ear
/dawg"ear', dog"-/, n. 1. (in a book) a corner of a page folded over like a dog's ear, as by careless use, or to mark a place. 2. Archit. crossette. v.t. 3. to fold down the ...
dog-eared
/dawg"eard', dog"-/, adj. 1. having dog-ears: a dog-eared book. 2. shabby; worn: dog-eared furniture. Also, dogeared. [1775-85] * * *
dog-eat-dog
/dawg"eet dawg", dog"eet dog"/, adj. 1. marked by destructive or ruthless competition; without self-restraint, ethics, etc.: It's a dog-eat-dog industry. n. 2. complete egotism; ...
dog-leg stair
/dawg"leg', dog"-/ a half-turn stair, the successive flights of which are immediately side by side and connected by an intervening platform. Also, dog-legged stair. [1890-95] * * ...
dog-legged
/dawg"leg"id, -legd", dog"-/, adj. bent like the hind leg of a dog; zigzag. Also, dogleg. [1695-1705] * * *
dog-paddle
/dawg"pad'l, dog"-/, v.i., dog-paddled, dog-paddling. to swim or keep afloat by use of the dog paddle. [1900-05] * * *
dog-poor
/dawg"poor", dog"-/, adj. very poor. [1885-90] * * *
dog-tired
/dawg"tuyeurd", dog"-/, adj. utterly exhausted; worn out. [1800-10] * * *
dog-walker
/dawg"waw'keuhr, dog"-/, n. a person who walks other people's dogs, esp. for a fee. * * *
dogbane
/dawg"bayn', dog"-/, n. any of several plants of the genus Apocynum, esp. A. androsaemifolium, yielding an acrid milky juice and having an intensely bitter root. [1590-1600; DOG ...
dogbane beetle
▪ insect       (species Chrysochus auratus), member of the insect subfamily Eumolpinae of the leaf beetle family Chrysomelidae (order Coleoptera). The dogbane beetle of ...
dogbane family
the plant family Apocynaceae, characterized by shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants having milky and often poisonous juice, simple opposite leaves, often showy flowers, and fruit ...
dogberry
/dawg"ber'ee, -beuh ree, dog"-/, n., pl. dogberries. 1. the berry or fruit of any of various plants, as the European dogwood, Cornus sanguinea, the chokeberry, Aronia ...
Dogberry
/dawg"ber'ee, -beuh ree, dog"-/, n., pl. Dogberrys for 2. 1. a foolish constable in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. 2. any foolish, blundering, or stupid official. * * *
dogbiscuit
dog biscuit n. A hard cracker for dogs. * * *
dogcart
/dawg"kahrt', dog"-/, n. 1. a light, two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle for ordinary driving, with two transverse seats back to back, and originally having a box under the rear ...
dogcatcher
/dawg"kach'euhr, dog"-/, n. a person employed by a municipal pound, humane society, or the like, to find and impound stray or homeless dogs, cats, etc. [1825-35, Amer.; DOG + ...
dogcollar
dog collar n. 1. A collar for a dog. 2. Informal. A clerical collar. 3. A choker: a duchess resplendent in ermine robes and a diamond dog collar. * * *
dogdays
dog days pl.n. 1. The hot, sultry period of summer between early July and early September. 2. A period of stagnation.   [Translation of Late Latin diēs canīculārēs, Dog Star ...
dogdom
/dawg"deuhm, dog"-/, n. 1. the category of all dogs. 2. the state of being a dog. 3. those people, collectively, who are interested in dogs. [1850-55; DOG + -DOM] * * *
doge
—dogedom, n. —dogeship, n. /dohj/, n. the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa. [1540-50; < Upper It (Venetian) < L ducem, acc. of dux leader; cf. ...
Dōgen
born Jan. 19, 1200, Kyōto, Japan died Sept. 22, 1253, Kyōto Japanese Buddhist who introduced Sōtō Zen to Japan from China. Orphaned at age 7, he became a monk at 13. He ...
Doges' Palace
▪ palace, Venice, Italy Italian  Palazzo Ducale    official residence in Venice of the doges, who were the elected leaders of the former Venetian republic (Venice). This ...
dogey
/doh"gee/, n., pl. dogeys. dogie. * * *
dogface
/dawg"fays', dog"-/, n. Older Slang. an enlisted man in the U.S. Army, esp. an infantryman in World War II. [1940-45; DOG + FACE] * * *
dogfennel
dog fennel n. 1. A strong-smelling European weed (Anthemis cotula) naturalized in North America. 2. A weedy plant (Eupatorium capillifolium) of the southeast United States, ...
dogfight
/dawg"fuyt', dog"-/, n., v., dogfought, dogfighting. n. 1. a violent fight between dogs. 2. a fight between warring fighter planes. 3. any rough-and-tumble physical ...
dogfighter
See dogfight. * * *
dogfish
/dawg"fish', dog"-/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) dogfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) dogfishes. 1. any of several small sharks, esp. of the genera Mustelus ...
dogged
dogged1 —doggedly, adv. —doggedness, n. /daw"gid, dog"id/, adj. persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: a dogged worker. [1275-1325; ME: having characteristics of a dog; ...
doggedly
See dogged. * * *
doggedness
See doggedly. * * *
dogger
dogger1 /daw"geuhr, dog"euhr/, n. a two-masted Dutch fishing vessel with a blunt bow, used in the North Sea. [1325-75; ME < MD dogge fishing boat + -er -ER1] dogger2 /daw"geuhr, ...
Dogger Bank
/daw"geuhr, dog"euhr/ a shoal in the North Sea, between N England and Denmark: fishing grounds; naval battle 1915. * * * ▪ North Sea       extensive isolated shoal in ...
DoggerBank
Dog·ger Bank (dôʹgər, dŏgʹər) An extensive sandbank of the central North Sea between Great Britain and Denmark. It is a major breeding ground for fish. * * *
doggerel
/daw"geuhr euhl, dog"euhr-/, adj. 1. (of verse) a. comic or burlesque, and usually loose or irregular in measure. b. rude; crude; poor. n. 2. doggerel verse. Also, doggrel ...
doggery
/daw"geuh ree, dog"euh-/, n., pl. doggeries. 1. doglike behavior or conduct, esp. when surly. 2. dogs collectively. 3. rabble; mob. 4. Older Slang. a place where liquor is sold; ...
Doggett's Coat and Badge
▪ sports       one of the world's oldest continuing rowing races, held annually in England along the River Thames from London Bridge to Chelsea, a distance of 4 miles 5 ...
Doggett, Thomas
▪ English actor born c. 1670, , Dublin, Ire. died , September/October 1721, London, Eng.       English actor who excelled in low-comedy parts and is best remembered as ...
Doggett’s Coat and Badge
a rowing race that has been held every year since 1715 on the River Thames between London Bridge and Chelsea. The winner receives a red coat in 18th-century style and a silver ...
doggie
dog·gie (dôʹgē, dŏgʹē) n. & adj. Variant of doggy. * * *
doggie bag
☆ doggie bag [dôg′ē ] n. a bag supplied to a patron of a restaurant, in which may be placed leftovers, as to take home to a dog or other pet * * *
doggiebag
doggie bag n. Variant of doggy bag. * * *
doggish
—doggishly, adv. —doggishness, n. /daw"gish, dog"ish/, adj. 1. like a dog; canine: doggish affection. 2. surly; mean: a doggish temper. 3. stylish and showy. [1350-1400; ME; ...
doggishly
See doggish. * * *
doggishness
See doggishly. * * *
doggo
/daw"goh, dog"oh/, adv. 1. Informal. in concealment; out of sight. 2. lie doggo, Brit. Slang. to keep out of sight; hide: Lie doggo until the excitement blows over. [1890-95; ...
doggone
/dawg"gawn", -gon", dog"-/, v.t., doggoned, doggoning, adj., superl. doggonest, adv. Informal. v.t. 1. to damn: Doggone your silly advice! adj. 2. Also, doggoned. damned; ...
doggoned
/dawg"gawnd", -gond", dog"-/, adj., superl. doggonedest, adv. doggone. * * *
doggrel
dog·grel (dôgʹrəl, dŏgʹ-) n. Variant of doggerel. * * *
doggy
doggy1 /daw"gee, dog"ee/, n., pl. doggies. 1. a little dog or a puppy. 2. a pet term for any dog. Also, doggie. [1815-25; DOG + -Y2] doggy2 /daw"gee, dog"ee/, adj., doggier, ...
doggy bag
a small bag provided on request by a restaurant for a customer to carry home leftovers of a meal, ostensibly to feed a dog or other pet. [1965-70, Amer.] * * *
doggybag
doggy bag or doggie bag n. A bag for leftover food that a customer of a restaurant may take home after a meal.   [From the assumption that such food would be given to the ...
doghanged
dog·hanged (dôgʹhăngd, dŏgʹ-) adj. Chiefly Southern U.S. Hangdog. See Regional Note at everwhere. * * *
doghouse
/dog"hows', dog"-/, n., pl. doghouses /-how'ziz/. 1. a small shelter for a dog. 2. (on a yacht) a small cabin that presents a relatively high profile and gives the appearance of ...
dogie
/doh"gee/, n. Western U.S. a motherless calf in a cattle herd. Also, dogey, dogy. [1885-90, Amer.; orig. obscure; alleged to be doughg(uts) + -IE] * * *
dogin the manger
dog in the manger n. pl. dogs in the manger One who prevents others from enjoying what one has no use for oneself.   [From a fable in which a dog prevented an ox from eating ...
dogiron
dog iron n. Chiefly Southern & South Midland U.S. See andiron. See Regional Note at andiron.   [firedog + andiron.] * * *
dogleg
/dawg"leg', dog"-/, n., adj., v., doglegged, doglegging. n. 1. a route, way, or course that turns at a sharp angle. adj. 2. dog-legged. v.i. 3. to proceed around a sharp angle or ...
dogleg fence.
See snake fence. [1885-90] * * *
doglegged
See dogleg. * * *
doglike
/dawg"luyk', dog"-/, adj. 1. similar to a dog; having the appearance, traits, etc., of a dog. 2. uncritical; unshakeable, as the attachment of a dog for its owner: doglike ...
dogma
/dawg"meuh, dog"-/, n., pl. dogmas, dogmata /-meuh teuh/. 1. a system of principles or tenets, as of a church. 2. a specific tenet or doctrine authoritatively laid down, as by a ...
dogmatic
—dogmatically, adv. —dogmaticalness, n. /dawg mat"ik, dog-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a dogma or dogmas; doctrinal. 2. asserting opinions in a ...
dogmatically
See dogmatic. * * *
dogmatics
/dawg mat"iks, dog-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of the arrangement and statement of religious doctrines, esp. of the doctrines received in and taught by the Christian ...
dogmatism
/dawg"meuh tiz'euhm, dog"-/, n. dogmatic character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths. [1595-1605; < LL dogmatismus, equiv. ...
dogmatist
/dawg"meuh tist, dog"-/, n. 1. a person who asserts his or her opinions in an unduly positive or arrogant manner; a dogmatic person. 2. a person who lays down dogmas. [1535-45; < ...
dogmatization
See dogmatize. * * *
dogmatize
—dogmatization, n. —dogmatizer, n. /dawg"meuh tuyz', dog"-/, v., dogmatized, dogmatizing. v.i. 1. to make dogmatic assertions; speak or write dogmatically. v.t. 2. to assert ...
dognap
—dognapper, dognaper, n. /dawg"nap, dog"-/, v.t., dognapped or dognaped, dognapping or dognaping. to steal (a dog), esp. for the purpose of selling it for profit. [1945-50, ...
dognapper
See dognap. * * *
Dogon
/doh"gon/, n., pl. Dogons, (esp. collectively) Dogon for 1. 1. a member of a group of indigenous people of the mountains of central Mali. 2. the Gur language of the Dogon. * * ...
Dogon language
▪ language       language of the Niger-Congo language family (Niger-Congo languages) spoken by some 600,000 Dogon people in northeastern Mali to the east of Mopti and ...
dogpaddle
dog paddle n. A prone swimming stroke in which the head is kept out of the water and the arms remain submerged and are alternately thrust forward and pulled back while the legs ...
Dogra dynasty
▪ India       Rajput clan, or group of clans, in the Kashmir region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent. They form the chief, or mian, portion of Rajputs of the ...
Dogrib
Dog·rib (dôgʹrĭb', dŏgʹ-) n. pl. Dogrib or Dog·ribs 1. a. A Native American people inhabiting an area between the Great Bear and Great Slave lakes in the Northwest ...
dogrobber
☆ dogrobber [dôg′räb΄ər ] n. 〚 DOG + ROBBER〛 Mil. Slang an officer's orderly * * *
dogrose
dog rose n. A prickly wild rose (Rosa canina) native to Europe and naturalized in eastern North America, having fragrant pink or white flowers.   [Translation of Medieval Latin ...
dogsbody
/dawgz"bod'ee, dogz"-/, n., pl. dogsbodies. Chiefly Brit. Slang. a menial worker; drudge. [1810-20; orig. a junior naval officer, earlier a sailor's term for soaked sea biscuits ...
dogshore
/dawg"shawr', -shohr', dog"-/, n. Shipbuilding. any of several shores for holding the hull of a small or moderate-sized vessel in place after keel blocks and other shores are ...
dogsled
/dawg"sled', dog"-/, n., v., dogsledded, dogsledding. n. 1. Also, dog sledge. a sled pulled by dogs, esp. one used by Arctic peoples, as the Eskimos. v.i. 2. to travel by ...
dogsled racing
Sport of racing sleds pulled by dogs over snow-covered cross-country courses. It developed from a traditional Eskimo method of transportation. Modern sleds are usually of wood ...
dogsledder
See dogsled. * * *
dogsledding
See dogsledder. * * *
DogStar
Dog Star (dôg, dŏg) n. 1. See Sirius. 2. See Procyon.   [The brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, the Big Dog.] * * *
dogtag
dog tag n. 1. A metal identification disk attached to a dog's collar. 2. A metal identification tag worn on a chain around the neck by members of the armed forces. * * *
dogtooth
/dawg"toohth', dog"-/, n. 1. Also, dog tooth. a canine tooth. 2. Archit. any of a series of small pyramidal ornaments, usually formed by a radiating arrangement of four ...
dogtooth violet
1. Also called adder's-tongue, trout lily. any of several North American lilies of the genus Erythronium, having nodding flowers and usually mottled leaves. 2. a related Old ...
dogtoothviolet
dogtooth violet n. Any of several plants of the genus Erythronium, having leaves with reddish blotches and nodding, colorful, solitary, lilylike flowers on leafless stems. Also ...
dogtrot
/dawg"trot', dog"-/, n., v., dogtrotted, dogtrotting. n. 1. a gentle trot, like that of a dog. 2. South Midland and Southern U.S. a covered passage or porch linking two parts of ...
dogū
▪ Japanese figurine       abstract clay figurines, generally of pregnant females, made in Japan during the Jōmon period (c. 5th or 4th millennium to c. 250 BC). Dogū ...
Doğubayazıt
▪ Turkey  town, eastern Turkey, at an elevation of 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) and situated about 10 miles (16 km) from Turkey's border with Iran. Lying near the ancient trade ...
dogvane
/dawg"vayn', dog"-/, n. Naut. a small vane that shows the direction of the wind, mounted in a position visible to a helmsman. [1760-70; DOG + VANE] * * *
dogwatch
/dawg"woch', -wawch', dog"-/, n. 1. Naut. either of two two-hour watches, the first from 4 to 6 P.M., the latter from 6 to 8 P.M. 2. Also called lobster shift, lobster trick, ...
dogwood
/dawg"wood', dog"-/, n. 1. any tree or shrub of the genus Cornus, esp. C. sanguinea, of Europe, or C. florida, of America. 2. the wood of any such tree. 3. a light to medium ...
dogwood family
the plant family Cornaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having simple opposite leaves, small flowers often surrounded by showy, petallike bracts, and berrylike fruit, ...
dogwood winter
South Midland and Southern U.S. a short period of cold weather in the spring. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
dogy
/doh"gee/, n., pl. dogies. dogie. * * *
Doha
/doh"hah/, n. a city in and the capital of the state of Qatar, on the Persian Gulf. 100,000. * * * Arabic Al-Dawḥah City (pop., 1997: 264,009), capital of Qatar. Located on ...
DOHC
Auto. See double overhead camshaft. * * *
Doherty brothers
▪ English tennis players       English tennis players who dominated the sport from 1897 to 1906. As a team, Laurie Doherty (in full Hugh Lawrence Doherty; b. Oct. 8, ...
Doherty, Denny
▪ 2008 Dennis Doherty        Canadian singer born Nov. 29, 1940 , Halifax, N.S. died Jan. 19, 2007 , Mississauga, Ont. with John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, and ...
Doherty, Henry L.
▪ American businessman in full  Henry Latham Doherty   born May 15, 1870, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. died December 26, 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania       American ...
Doherty, Peter C.
▪ Australian scientist born Oct. 15, 1940, Australia       Australian immunologist and pathologist who, with Rolf Zinkernagel (Zinkernagel, Rolf M.) of Switzerland, ...
Doherty, Peter Charles
born Oct. 15, 1940, Australia Australian immunologist and pathologist. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh. With Rolf M. Zinkernagel, he found that T cells from ...
Dohnányi
/dawh"nah nyi/, n. Ernst von /erddnst feuhn/ or Ernó /erdd"nue/ 1877-1960, Hungarian pianist and composer in the U.S. * * *
Dohnányi, Ernst von
▪ Hungarian composer Hungarian  Ernő Dohnányi   born July 27, 1877, Pozsony, Hung. died Feb. 9, 1960, New York, N.Y., U.S.  Hungarian composer, pianist, and conductor, ...
DOI
See Department of the Interior. * * *
Doi Takako
▪ Japanese politician born November 30, 1928, Kōbe, Japan       Japanese politician, educator, and head (1986–91) of the Japan Socialist Party (JSP; in 1991–96 ...
doiled
/doyld/, adj. Scot. stupid; foolish; crazed. [1505-15; cf. ME deolen, dolen to grieve < AF, OF duel-, tonic s. of doleir < L dolere to grieve; see DOLE2] * * *
doily
/doy"lee/, n., pl. doilies. 1. any small, ornamental mat, as of embroidery or lace. 2. Archaic. a small napkin, as one used during a dessert course. Also, doyley. [1670-80; named ...
doing
/dooh"ing/, n. 1. action; performance; execution: Your misfortune is not of my doing. 2. doings, deeds; proceedings; happenings; events. [1275-1325; ME; see DO1, -ING1] * * *
doing business as
➡ companies * * *
Doisneau, Robert
▪ 1995       French photographer (b. April 14, 1912, Gentilly, near Paris, France—d. April 1, 1994, Paris), immortalized the spirit of post-World War II Paris through ...
Doisy
/doy"zee/, n. Edward Adelbert /ad"l beuhrt, euh del"-/, born 1893, U.S. biochemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1943. * * *
Doisy, Edward Adelbert
▪ American biochemist born Nov. 13, 1893, Hume, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 23, 1986, St. Louis, Mo.       American biochemist who shared the 1943 Nobel Prize for Physiology ...
Doisy,Edward Adelbert
Doi·sy (doiʹzē), Edward Adelbert. 1893-1986. American biochemist. He shared a 1943 Nobel Prize for the discovery of vitamin K. * * *
doit
/doyt/, n. 1. Also, duit. an old small copper coin of the Netherlands and Dutch colonies, first issued in the 17th century. 2. a bit or trifle. [1585-95; < D duit] * * *


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