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See downstate. * * *
/down"streem"/, adv. 1. with or in the direction of the current of a stream. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the latter part of a process or system. 3. Genetics. with or in the ...
/down"strohk'/, n. 1. a downward stroke, as of a machine part, piston, or the like. 2. a downward stroke in writing, often heavier and darker than an upward stroke. [1850-55; ...
/down"swing'/, n. 1. a downward swing, as of a golf club in driving a ball. 2. a downward trend or decrease, as of business or a nation's birth rate. [1895-1900; DOWN1 + ...
Down syndrome (doun) or Down's syndrome (dounz) n. A congenital disorder, caused by the presence of an extra 21st chromosome, in which the affected person has mild to moderate ...
/down"tayk'/, n. a pipe or passage for conducting smoke, a current of air, or the like downward from a furnace, opening, etc. [DOWN1 + TAKE] * * *
/down"throh'/, n. a throwing down or being thrown down; overthrow. [1605-15; n. use of v. phrase throw down] * * *
/down"tik'/, n. 1. a decline or deterioration in business activity, in mood, etc. 2. Also called minus tick. Stock Exchange. a slight downward trend in price. Cf. uptick. [DOWN1 ...
/down"tuym'/, n. 1. a time during a regular working period when an employee is not actively productive. 2. an interval during which a machine is not productive, as during repair, ...
—downtowner, n. /down"town"/, adv. 1. to or in the main business section of a city. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or situated in the main business section of a city. n. 3. the ...
/down"trend'/, n. a downward or decreasing tendency, movement, or shift: a downtrend in gasoline consumption; a downtrend in stock prices. [1925-30; DOWN1 + TREND] * * *
—downtroddenness, n. /down"trod'n/, adj. 1. tyrannized over; oppressed: the downtrodden plebeians of ancient Rome. 2. trodden down; trampled upon. Also, downtrod. [1560-70; ...
/down"terrn'/, n. 1. an act or instance of turning down or the state of being turned down: the downturn of a lower lip in a permanent pout. 2. a turn or trend downward; decrease ...
down under adv. Informal To or in Australia or New Zealand. n. often Down Under Australia and often New Zealand. * * *
—downwardly, adv. —downwardness, n. /down"weuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, downwards. from a higher to a lower place or condition. 2. down from a source or beginning: As the river ...
downward mobility.
—downwardly mobile. See under vertical mobility (def. 1). * * *
See downward. * * *
/down"wosh', -wawsh'/, n. Aeron. a deflection of air downward relative to an airfoil that causes the deflection. [1910-15; DOWN1 + WASH] * * *
/down"wel'ing/, n. Oceanog. a downward current of surface water in the ocean, usually caused by differences in the density of seawater. [1965-70; DOWN1 + WELL2 + -ING1] * * *
/down"wind"/, adv. 1. in the direction toward which the wind is blowing: We coasted downwind. 2. on or toward the lee side: The lion was running downwind of us and caught our ...
—downily, adv. —downiness, n. /dow"nee/, adj., downier, downiest. 1. of the nature of or resembling down; fluffy; soft. 2. made of down. 3. covered with down. 4. soft; ...
downy mildew
1. Also called false mildew. any fungus of the family Peronosporaceae, causing many plant diseases and producing a white, downy mass of conidiophores, usually on the under ...
downy woodpecker
a small, North American woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, having black and white plumage. [1800-10, Amer.] * * *
downy brome n. See cheatgrass. * * *
downy mildew n. A disease of plants caused by fungi of the order Peronosporales and characterized by gray, velvety patches of spores on the lower surfaces of leaves. * * *
downy woodpecker n. A black and white North American woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) having a solid white back and a small bill. * * *
/down"zohn'/, v., downzoned, downzoning. v.t. 1. to change the zoning designation on (property) to restrict high-density development. v.i. 2. to downzone development. Also, ...
/dow"ree/, n., pl. dowries. 1. Also, dower. the money, goods, or estate that a wife brings to her husband at marriage. 2. Archaic. a widow's dower. 3. a natural gift, endowment, ...
/dow"seuh bel'/, n. Obs. sweetheart. [1575-85;
dowse1 /dows/, v.t., v.i., dowsed, dowsing, n. douse. dowse2 /dowz/, v., dowsed, dowsing. v.i. 1. to search for underground supplies of water, metal, etc., by the use of a ...
/dow"zeuhr/, n. 1. Also called dowsing rod /dow"zing/. See divining rod. 2. a person skilled in its use. [1830-40; DOWSE2 + -ER1] * * *
Occult practice used for finding water, minerals, or other hidden substances. A dowser generally uses a Y-shaped piece of hazel, rowan, or willow wood (also called a dowser or a ...
/dow"seuhn/, n. Ernest (Christopher), 1867-1900, English poet. * * *
Dowson, Ernest
▪ British poet in full  Ernest Christopher Dowson  born Aug. 2, 1867, Lee, Kent, Eng. died Feb. 23, 1900, Lewisham, London  one of the most gifted of the circle of English ...
Dowson,Ernest Christopher
Dow·son (douʹsən), Ernest Christopher. 1867-1900. British Decadent poet best known for his refrain “I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion.” * * *
Dow theory n. A theory of stock market forecasting based on price movements of selected industrial and transportation stocks.   [After Dow, Charles Henry.] * * *
/dow"ee, doh"ee/, adj. Scot. and North Eng. dowie. * * *
/dok"seuh pin/, n. Pharm. a tricyclic antidepressant, C19H21NO, used primarily to treat depression or anxiety. [a contr. of the chemical name] * * *
See doxology. * * *
See doxological. * * *
—doxological /dok'seuh log"i keuhl/, adj. —doxologically, adv. /dok sol"euh jee/, n., pl. doxologies. 1. a hymn or form of words containing an ascription of praise to God. 2. ...
/dok'seuh rooh"beuh sin/, n. Pharm. a cytotoxic antibiotic, C27H29NO11, derived from a variety of the bacterium Streptomyces peucetius and used in the treatment of sarcoma, ...
doxy1 /dok"see/, n., pl. doxies. 1. opinion; doctrine. 2. religious views. Also, doxie. [1720-30; extracted from HETERODOXY, ORTHODOXY] doxy2 /dok"see/, n., pl. doxies. 1. an ...
/dok'see suy"kleen, -klin/, n. Pharm. a synthetic analog of a broad-spectrum antibiotic tetracycline drug, C22H24N2O8, used against a wide range of susceptible Gram-positive and ...
/doy en", doy"euhn/; Fr. /dwann yaonn"/, n., pl. doyens /doy enz", doy"enz/; Fr. /dwann yaonn"/. the senior member, as in age, rank, or experience, of a group, class, profession, ...
/doy en"/; Fr. /dwann yen"/, n., pl. doyennes /doy enz"/; Fr. /dwann yen"/. a woman who is the senior member, as in age or rank, of a group, class, profession, etc. [1900-05; < ...
/doyl/, n. Sir Arthur Conan /kaw"neuhn, koh"-/, 1859-1930, British physician, novelist, and detective-story writer. * * *
Doyle, Richard
▪ British artist born September 1824, London died Dec. 11, 1883, London       caricaturist, painter, and illustrator who, together with his father, John (1797–1868), ...
Doyle, Roddy
▪ 1995       Irish schoolteacher-turned-novelist Roddy Doyle was busy on both sides of the Atlantic in 1994. In January he toured the U.S. to support the American ...
Doyle,Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle (doil), Sir Arthur Conan. 1859-1930. British writer known chiefly for a series of stories featuring the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, including The Hound of the ...
/doy"lee/, n., pl. doyleys. doily. * * *
doz abbrev. dozen(s) * * *
dozen; dozens. * * *
doze1 /dohz/, v., dozed, dozing, n. v.i. 1. to sleep lightly or fitfully. 2. to fall into a light sleep unintentionally (often fol. by off): He dozed off during the sermon. 3. to ...
dozen1 /duz"euhn/, n., pl. dozens, (as after a numeral) dozen, adj. n. 1. a group of 12. 2. the dozens, Slang. a ritualized game typically engaged in by two persons each of whom ...
/duz"euhnth/, adj. twelfth. [1700-10; DOZEN1 + -TH2] * * *
dozer1 /doh"zeuhr/, n. a person who dozes. [1700-10; DOZE1 + -ER1] dozer2 /doh"zeuhr/, n. bulldozer (def. 1). [by shortening] * * *
See dozy. * * *
See dozily. * * *
Dózsa Rebellion
▪ Hungarian history       (1514), unsuccessful peasant revolt in Hungary, led by nobleman György Dózsa (1470–1514), that resulted in a reduction of the peasants' ...
Dózsa, György
▪ Hungarian noble born 1470 died July 20, 1514       nobleman, soldier of fortune, and leader of the Hungarian Dózsa Rebellion of 1514. After having won a reputation ...
—dozily, adv. —doziness, n. /doh"zee/, adj., dozier, doziest. 1. drowsy; half asleep. 2. decayed, as timber. [1685-95; DOZE1 + -Y1] * * *
Dozy, Reinhart Pieter
▪ Dutch historian born Feb. 21, 1820, Leiden, Neth. died April 29, 1883, Leiden       Dutch Arabist, best remembered for his monumental Histoire des musulmans ...
1. data processing. 2. displaced person. * * *
1. data processing. 2. Baseball. double play. * * *
D particle n. Either of two subatomic particles in the meson family, one neutral and one positively charged, having masses 3,649 and 3,658 times that of the electron and average ...
Defense Plant Corporation. * * *
DPH or D.P.H. abbrev. Brit. Doctor of Public Health * * * DPh abbr. Doctor of Philosophy. * * *
DPhil or DPh or D.Phil. or D.Ph. abbrev. Doctor of Philosophy * * * DPhil abbr. Doctor of Philosophy. * * *
dots per inch: a measure of resolution used esp. for printed text or images. * * *
diplomat. * * *
DPM or D.P.M. abbrev. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine * * *
➡ Director of Public Prosecutions. * * *
To turn one's back on (probably denominative from an old word for “back”). West Semitic variant (assimilated) form dbr. Aldebaran, from Arabic ad-dabarān, the following, ...
diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus: a mixed vaccine of formalin-inactivated diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine, used for primary immunization. Also, DTP. * * *
1. department. 2. deponent. * * *
DPT vaccine (dē'pē-tēʹ) n. Variant of DTP vaccine. * * *
disqualify. * * *
Real Estate. dining room. * * *
Chiefly Brit. Doctor. * * *
1. door. 2. dram; drams. * * *
Dr Crippen
➡ Crippen * * *
Dr David Kelly
➡ Hutton Inquiry * * *
Dr Dre
Andre Young (1965– ) an influential US hip hop and rap artist and music producer. Dr Dre has made a number of his own records including The Chronic (1992) and 2001 (1999) and ...
Dr Fu Manchu
➡ Fu Manchu * * *
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
a novel (1886) by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. It is about a doctor who is interested in the good and evil parts of human nature and invents a drug that can ...
Dr Johnson
➡ Johnson (VI) * * *
Dr Pepper{™}
a popular US sweet fizzy drink (= one containing many bubbles). It was created and first sold in 1885 by a chemist in Waco, Texas. * * *
Dr Robert Atkins
➡ Atkins Diet * * *
Dr Scholl’s{™}
a type of open shoes with wooden soles and leather straps invented by Dr William Scholl in 1961 and originally sold mainly in medical shops. They are now regarded as fashionable ...
Dr Seuss
the name used by the US writer and artist Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904–91) for his popular series of children’s books. They are long, funny poems that have been praised as a ...
Dr Spock
➡ Spock (I) * * *
Dr Watson
➡ Watson (I) * * *
1. Doctor. 2. Drive (used in street names). * * *
1. debit. 2. debtor. 3. drachma; drachmas. 4. dram; drams. 5. drawer. 6. drum. * * *
Dr. Dre
▪ American musician original name in full  André Romelle Young  born Feb. 18, 1965, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.       American rapper and hip-hop producer who helped ...
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) a novel (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson. * * *
Dr. Strangelove
/straynj"luv'/ a person, esp. a military or government official, who advocates initiating nuclear warfare. Also called Strangelove. [after a character in a movie of the same name ...
Dr. Zhivago
/zhi vah"goh/ a novel (1958) by Boris Pasternak. * * *
dr. ap. abbr. apothecaries' dram. * * *
dr. avdp. abbr. avoirdupois dram. * * *
dr. t. abbr. troy dram. * * *
Drâa River
River, southwestern Morocco. Rising from two headstreams in the Atlas Mountains, it flows south to form much of the Algerian-Moroccan frontier before emptying into the Atlantic ...
drab1 —drably, adv. —drabness, n. /drab/, adj., drabber, drabbest, n. adj. 1. dull; cheerless; lacking in spirit, brightness, etc. 2. having the color drab. n. 3. dull gray; ...
drabbet [drab′it] n. 〚
/drab"euhl/, v.t., v.i., drabbled, drabbling. to draggle; make or become wet and dirty. [1350-1400; ME drabelen < MLG drabbeln to wade in liquid mud, bespatter, equiv. to drabbe ...
/drab"euhl/, n. Margaret, born 1939, English novelist. * * *
Drabble, Margaret
born June 5, 1939, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Eng. British novelist. She graduated from the University of Cambridge. Her novels include The Realms of Gold (1975), The Radiant Way ...
See drab1. * * *
See drably. * * *
/dreuh see"neuh/, n. 1. any treelike tropical plant of the genus Dracaena, many species of which are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy leaves. 2. any plant of the closely ...
drachm1 /dram/, n. Brit. a dram in apothecaries' and troy weights, and sometimes in avoirdupois weights. [learned sp. of DRAM] drachm2 /dram/, n. drachma. * * *
—drachmal, adj. /drak"meuh, drahk"-/, n., pl. drachmas, drachmae /-mee/. 1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of modern Greece, equal to 100 lepta. Abbr.: dr., drch. 2. the ...
Drachmann, Holger Henrik Herholdt
▪ Danish author born Oct. 9, 1846, Copenhagen, Den. died Jan. 14, 1908, Hornbæk       writer most famous for his lyrical poetry, which placed him in the front rank of ...
▪ The Netherlands       city in northwestern Netherlands. It lies along the Wijde Ee waterway, which is part of the canal system that flows into the larger Prinses ...
/dray"koh/, n., gen. Draconis /dray koh"nis, dreuh-/. Astron. the Dragon, a northern circumpolar constellation between Ursa Major and Cepheus. [ < L < Gk drákon ...
—Draconianism, n. /dray koh"nee euhn, dreuh-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Draco or his code of laws. 2. (often l.c.) rigorous; unusually severe or cruel: ...
—draconically, adv. /dray kon"ik, dreuh-/, adj. of or like a dragon. [1670-80; < L dracon- (s. of draco) DRAGON + -IC] * * *
—Draconically, adv. /dray kon"ik, dreuh-/, adj. (often l.c.) Draconian. [ < L Dracon- (see DRACO) + -IC] * * *
draconic month.
See under month (def. 5). * * *
See draconic2. * * *
/drak"euh nid/, n. Astron. any of several unrelated meteor showers whose radiants are in the constellation Draco. [ < Gk Drákon DRACO + -ID1] * * *
Dracontius, Blossius Aemilius
▪ Latin poet flourished 5th century AD       the foremost Christian Latin poet of Africa. He lived at the time of the literary revival that took place under Vandal rule ...
/drak"yeuh leuh/, n. 1. (italics) a novel (1897) by Bram Stoker. 2. Count, the central character in this novel: the archetype of a vampire. [
/dray"keuht/, n. a city in NE Massachusetts. 21,249. * * *
/dray"geuhr meuhn/, n., pl. draegermen. Mining. a miner, usually a member of a special crew, trained in underground rescue work and other emergency procedures. [1915-20; after ...
—draffy, adj. /draf/, n. dregs, as in a brewing process; lees; refuse. [1175-1225; ME draf; c. Icel, D draf; akin to D drab (see DRAB2), G Treber draff] * * *
—draftable, adj. —drafter, n. /draft, drahft/, n. 1. a drawing, sketch, or design. 2. a first or preliminary form of any writing, subject to revision, copying, etc. 3. act of ...
draft animal
an animal used for pulling heavy loads. * * *  any domesticated animal used in drawing heavy loads. Draft animals were in common use in Mesopotamia before 3000 BC for farm ...
draft beer
beer drawn or available to be drawn from a cask or barrel. [1780-90] * * *
draft board
a board of civilians charged with registering, classifying, and selecting persons for U.S. military service. [1950-55] * * *
draft cards
➡ national service * * *
draft chair
a chair so designed as to fend off drafts from behind, as a wing chair. * * *
draft dodger
a person who evades or attempts to evade compulsory military service. [1935-40] * * *
draft dodgers
➡ draft * * *
Draft dodgers
➡ national service * * *
draft list
➡ draft * * *
draft mark
Naut. any of a series of figures or marks at the stem or stern of a vessel indicating the distance vertically from the lowermost part of the hull. * * *
draft mill
smokejack. * * *
Draft Riot of 1863
Four days of violence in New York City to protest the inequities of American Civil War conscription. The law permitted draftees to buy their way out of army service for $300, a ...
draft riots
➡ national service * * *
draft tube
the flared passage leading vertically from a water turbine to its tailrace. [1840-50] * * *
draft board n. A local board of civilians in charge of the selection of persons for compulsory military service. * * *
/draf tee", drahf-/, n. a person who is drafted into military service. Cf. enlistee (def. 1). [1860-65; DRAFT + -EE] * * *
draft·er (drăfʹtər) n. One that drafts, especially a person who drafts plans or designs or a person who composes a document. * * *
See drafty. * * *
See draftily. * * *
/draf"ting, drahf"-/, n. See mechanical drawing. [1875-80; DRAFT + -ING1] * * * Precise graphical representation of a structure, machine, or its component parts that ...
drafting board.
See drawing board. * * *
drafting yard
Australian. a yard fenced into compartments for the holding and sorting of livestock. [1860-65] * * *
—draftsmanship, n. /drafts"meuhn, drahfts"-/, n., pl. draftsmen. 1. a person employed in making mechanical drawings, as of machines, structures, etc. 2. a person who draws ...
See draftsman. * * *
/drafts"perr'seuhn, drahfts"-/, n. a person employed in making mechanical drawings, esp. in an architectural or engineering firm. [DRAFTS(MAN) + -PERSON] Usage. See -person. * * *
drafts·wom·an (drăftsʹwo͝om'ən) n. 1. A woman who draws plans or designs, as of structures to be built. 2. A woman who draws, especially an artist. * * *
—draftily, adv. —draftiness, n. /draf"tee, drahf"-/, adj., draftier, draftiest. characterized by or admitting currents of air, usually uncomfortable. Also, esp. Brit., ...
/drag/, v., dragged, dragging, n., adj. v.t. 1. to draw with force, effort, or difficulty; pull heavily or slowly along; haul; trail: They dragged the carpet out of the house. 2. ...
drag bunt
Baseball. an in-motion bunt for a base hit usually attempted by a left-handed batter, who starts for first base while trailing the bat to meet the ball, without squaring around, ...
drag chain
Shipbuilding. one of a number of chains attached to a hull about to be launched in restricted waters in order to slow its motion by dragging along the bottom. [1785-95] * * *
drag coefficient
Aerodynamics. the ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and surface area of the body. Also called coefficient of drag. * * *
drag hunt
drag (def. 27c). [1850-55] * * *
drag link
Mach. a link connecting cranks on parallel shafts. [1840-50] * * *
drag parachute.
See drogue parachute (def. 2). * * *
drag queen
a male transvestite. [1960-65] * * *
drag race
—drag racer. —drag racing. a race between two or more automobiles starting from a standstill, the winner being the car that can accelerate the fastest. Also called ...
drag racing
See dragracer. * * * Form of motor racing in which two contestants race side by side from a standing start over a straight quarter-mile strip of pavement. Winners go on to ...
drag rake
a heavy rake with closely set, hooklike teeth, for use in digging for clams. [1750-60] * * *
drag sail
Naut. a sea anchor made of canvas. Also called drag sheet. * * *
drag strip
a straight, paved area or course where drag races are held, as a section of road or airplane runway. Also, dragstrip, dragway /drag"way'/. [1950-55, Amer.] * * *
Drăgăşani, Battle of
▪ Balkan history       (June 19, 1821), military engagement in which the Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) Turks defeated the forces of the Greek revolutionary society Philikí ...
drag bunt n. Baseball A bunt executed while taking the first steps toward first base. * * *
/dra zhay"/, n. 1. a sugarcoated nut or candy. 2. a small, beadlike piece of candy, usually silver-colored and used for decorating cookies, cake, and the like. 3. a sugarcoated ...
/drag"euhr/, n. 1. any of various small motor trawlers operating off the North Atlantic coast of the U.S. 2. a person or thing that drags. [1490-1500; DRAG + -ER1] * * *
—draggingly, adv. /drag"ing/, adj. 1. extremely tired or slow, as in movement; lethargic; sluggish: He was annoyed by their dragging way of walking and talking. 2. used in ...
dragging piece
(in a hipped roof) a short beam holding the foot of a hip rafter to counteract its thrust. Also called dragging beam, dragon beam, dragon piece. * * *
/drag"euhl/, v., draggled, draggling. v.t. 1. to soil by dragging over damp ground or in mud. v.i. 2. to trail on the ground; be or become draggled. 3. to follow slowly; ...
/drag"euhl tayl'/, n. slut; slattern. [1590-1600; DRAGGLE + TAIL1] * * *
/drag"euhl tayld'/, adj. untidy; bedraggled; slovenly. [1645-55; DRAGGLE-TAIL + -ED3] * * *
/drag"ee/, adj., draggier, draggiest. 1. moving or developing very slowly. 2. boring; dull. [1885-90; DRAG + -Y1] * * *
/drag"hownd'/, n. a hound for use in following a hunting drag, specifically bred for speed and stamina rather than subtlety of sense of smell. [1880-85; DRAG + HOUND1] * * *
drag·lift (drăgʹlĭft') n. A ski lift, such as a rope tow, a T-bar, or a J-bar, that pulls skiers up a slope. * * *
/drag"luyn'/, n. 1. a rope dragging from something; dragrope. 2. See dragline crane. [1915-20, Amer.; DRAG + LINE1] * * *
dragline crane
an excavating crane having a bucket that is dropped from a boom and dragged toward the crane base by a cable. Also called dragline. * * *
drag link n. A link for transmitting rotary motion between cranks on two parallel but slightly offset shafts, such as the rod connecting the lever of the steering gear to the ...
/drag"net'/, n. 1. a net to be drawn along the bottom of a river, pond, etc., or along the ground, to catch fish, small game, etc. 2. a system or network for finding or catching ...
/drah"goh/; Sp. /drddah"gaw/, n. Luis María /looh"is meuh ree"euh/; Sp. /looh ees" mah rddee"ah/, 1859-1921, Argentine jurist and statesman. * * *
Drago, Luis María
▪ Argentine statesman born May 6, 1859, Buenos Aires died June 9, 1921, Buenos Aires       statesman and author of the Drago Doctrine, which opposed the forcible ...
—dragomanic /drag'euh man"ik/, dragomanish, adj. /drag"euh meuhn/, n., pl. dragomans, dragomen. (in the Near East) a professional interpreter. [1300-50; < F; r. ME drogman ...
—dragonish, adj. —dragonlike, adj. /drag"euhn/, n. 1. a mythical monster generally represented as a huge, winged reptile with crested head and enormous claws and teeth, and ...
dragon beam.
See dragging piece. [1695-1705] * * *
dragon lady
(often caps.) a woman of somewhat sinister glamour often perceived as wielding ruthless or corrupt power. [after the villainous Oriental woman in the cartoon strip Terry and the ...
dragon lizard.
See Komodo dragon. [1925-30] * * *
dragon piece.
See dragging piece. * * *
dragon rug
▪ carpet       any of the most numerous group of the Kuba carpets (Kuba carpet) and a great favourite among rug fanciers because of striking design and colouring. The ...
dragon tree
1. a tall, treelike plant, Dracaena draco, of the Canary Islands, scarce in the wild but common in cultivation, yielding a variety of dragon's blood. 2. any of several other ...
dragon's blood
1. a deep-red, water-insoluble resin exuding from the fruit of a palm, Daemonorops draco, of the Malay Archipelago, used chiefly in the preparation of varnishes and in ...
dragon's head
1. dragonhead. 2. Astron. (formerly) the ascending node of the moon or a planet. [1500-10] * * *
dragon's mouth.
See arethusa (def. 1). [1930-35] * * *
dragon's tail
Astron. (formerly) the descending node of the moon or a planet. [1595-1605] * * *
▪ plant also called  Bog Pink, or Wild Pink,    (Arethusa bulbosa), one of two plant species of the orchid genus Arethusa, family Orchidaceae. Dragon's-mouth is found only ...
drag·on's blood (drăgʹənz) n. 1. A red, resinous substance obtained from the fruit of a climbing palm (Daemonorops draco) of tropical Asia, formerly used in the manufacture ...
dragon's mouth n. See swamp pink. * * *
/drag'euh net", drag"euh nit/, n. any fish of the genus Callionymus, the species of which are small and usually brightly colored. [1300-50; ME < MF; see DRAGON, -ET] * * * ▪ ...
/drag"euhn fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) dragonfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) dragonfishes. 1. any marine fish of the family Bathydraconidae, of ...
/drag"euhn fluy'/, n., pl. dragonflies. 1. any of numerous stout-bodied, nonstinging insects of the order Odonata (suborder Anisoptera), the species of which prey on mosquitoes ...
/drag"euhn hed'/, n. any of several mints of the genus Dracocephalum having spikes of double-lipped flowers. Also, dragon's head. [1500-10; trans. of NL Dracocephalum] * * ...
dragon lady n. 1. A powerful or domineering woman. 2. A dangerous and seductive woman; a femme fatale. * * *
/drag'euh nayd"/, n. 1. one of a series of persecutions of French Protestants, under Louis XIV, by dragoons quartered upon them. 2. any persecution with the aid of ...
/drag"euhn rooht', -root'/, n. See under dragon (def. 8). [1615-25; DRAGON + ROOT1] * * *
Dragons Mouths
▪ channel, Caribbean Sea or  Dragon's Mouths , Spanish  Bocas del Dragón         channel of the southeastern Caribbean Sea, between Point Peñas (the eastern end ...
dragon tree n. A tree (Dracaena draco) of the Canary Islands, having a thick trunk, clusters of sword-shaped leaves, and orange fruit. * * *
—dragoonage, n. /dreuh goohn"/, n. 1. (esp. formerly) a European cavalryman of a heavily armed troop. 2. a member of a military unit formerly composed of such cavalrymen, as in ...
drag queen n. Slang A man, especially a performer, who dresses as a woman. * * *
drag race n. A race between two cars to determine which can accelerate faster from a standstill.   [From drag, an automobile (slang).]   drag racer n. drag racing n. * * *
See drag race. * * *
/drag"rohp'/, n. 1. a rope for dragging something, as a piece of artillery. 2. a rope dragging from something, as the guide rope from a balloon. [1760-70; DRAG + ROPE] * * *
—dragsawing, n. /drag"saw'/, n. a large power saw having a reciprocating blade, as a power hacksaw for metals or a lumbermill saw. [1865-70, Amer.; DRAG + SAW1] * * *
/drag"steuhr/, n. 1. an automobile designed and built specifically for drag racing, esp. on a 1/4-mi. (402-m) or 1/8-mi. (201-m) drag strip. 2. a person who races such an ...
drag strip n. A short, straight course or track for drag racing. * * *
/dragz"vil/, n. Slang. something unpleasantly boring or tedious. [1965-70; DRAG + 'S1 + -ville, a final element in place names] * * *
/drddann gee nyahonn"/, n. a town in and the capital of Var, in SE France. 22,406. * * *
/draht"hahr/, n. one of a German breed of wirehaired pointing dogs. [ < G, equiv. to Draht wire + Haar hair] * * *
/drayl/, Angling. n. 1. a hook with a lead-covered shank used in trolling. v.i. 2. to fish by trolling with a drail. [1625-35; Amer.; special use of obs. E, ME drail to drag ...
—drainable, adj. —drainer, n. /drayn/, v.t. 1. to withdraw or draw off (a liquid) gradually; remove slowly or by degrees, as by filtration: to drain oil from a crankcase. 2. ...
See drain. * * *
/dray"nij/, n. 1. the act or process of draining. 2. a system of drains, artificial or natural. 3. See drainage basin. 4. something that is drained off. 5. Surg. the drainage of ...
drainage basin
the area drained by a river and all its tributaries. Also called catchment area, drainage area. Cf. watershed (def. 2). [1880-85, Amer.] * * * ▪ geology also called ...
drainage wind
/wind/ Meteorol. See gravity wind. * * *
drainage basin n. An area drained by a river system. * * *
/dray"nij way'/, n. a conduit, ditch, or the like, for draining water from an area. [DRAINAGE + WAY] * * *
/drayn"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a working surface beside or on a kitchen sink, formed and inclined to drain into the sink. [1900-05, Amer.; DRAIN + BOARD] * * *
See drainable. * * *
/drayn"feeld'/, n. an open area, the soil of which absorbs the contents of a septic tank. [DRAIN + FIELD] * * *
/drayn"lis/, adj. inexhaustible. [1810-20; DRAIN + -LESS] * * *
/drayn"puyp'/, n. a large pipe that carries away the discharge of waste pipes, soil pipes, etc. [1855-60; DRAIN + PIPE1] * * *
/drayn"spowt'/, n. downspout. [DRAIN + SPOUT] * * *
Draize test
/drayz/, Pharm. a test assessing the potential of drugs, chemicals, cosmetics, and other commercial products to produce irritation, pain, or damage to the human eye by studying ...
Draize test (drāz) n. A test to determine the degree to which a substance such as a cosmetic or pharmaceutical irritates human tissues, in which a small amount of the substance ...
drake1 /drayk/, n. a male duck. Cf. duck1 (def. 2). [1250-1300; ME; c. LG drake, dial. G drache; cf. OHG antrahho, anutrehho male duck] drake2 /drayk/, n. 1. a small cannon, used ...
/drayk/, n. 1. Sir Francis, c1540-96, English admiral and buccaneer: sailed around the world 1577-80. 2. Joseph Rodman /rod"meuhn/, 1795-1820, U.S. poet. * * * (as used in ...
Drake equation
or Green Bank equation Equation claimed to yield the number of technically advanced civilizations capable of interstellar communication in the Milky Way Galaxy as a function of ...
drake fly
Angling. See May fly. Also called drake. [1400-50; perh. late ME drake flye artificial fly dressed with drake feathers] * * *
drake foot
Furniture. See trifid foot. * * *
Drake Passage
a strait between S South America and the South Shetland Islands, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. * * * Strait, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between ...
Drake University
▪ university, Des Moines, Iowa, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. It consists of the colleges of arts ...
Drake, Alfred
▪ American actor original name  Alfred Capurro   born Oct. 7, 1914, New York, N.Y., U.S. died July 25, 1992, New York, N.Y.  American actor who breathed new life into ...
Drake, Charlie
▪ 2007 Charles Edward Springall        British comedian and actor (b. June 19, 1925, Elephant and Castle, London, Eng.—d. Dec. 23, 2006, Twickenham, Middlesex, Eng.), ...
Drake, Edwin Laurentine
▪ American oil driller born March 29, 1819, Greenville, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 8, 1880, Bethlehem, Pa.       driller of the first productive oil well in the United ...
Drake, Frances Ann Denny
▪ American actress née  Frances Ann Denny  born Nov. 6, 1797, Schenectady, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 1, 1875, Louisville, Ky.       American actress who, with her ...
Drake, Joseph Rodman
▪ American poet born Aug. 7, 1795, New York City died Sept. 21, 1820, New York City       Romantic poet who contributed to the beginnings of a U.S. national literature ...
Drake, Nick
▪ English singer, songwriter, and guitarist in full  Nicholas Rodney Drake  born June 19, 1948, Rangoon [now Yangon], Myanmar [Burma] died Nov. 25, 1974, Tanworth-in-Arden, ...
Drake, Sir Francis
born с 1540–43, Devonshire, Eng. died Jan. 28, 1596, at sea, off Puerto Bello, Panama English admiral, the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan Age. Son of a tenant ...
Drake,Sir Francis
Drake (drāk), Sir Francis. 1540?-1596. English naval hero and explorer who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world (1577-1580) and was vice admiral of the fleet ...
drake fly n. See drake2. * * *
/drah"keuhnz berrg'/, n. a mountain range in the E Republic of South Africa: highest peak, 10,988 ft. (3350 m). Also called Quathlamba. * * * Zulu Kwathlamba Mountain range, ...
Dra·kens·burg Mountains (dräʹkənz-bûrg') A range of eastern South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland rising to 3,484.6 m (11,425 ft). * * *
Drake Passage A strait between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. It connects the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. * * *
/dram/, n., v., drammed, dramming. n. 1. Meas. a. a unit of apothecaries' weight, equal to 60 grains, or 1/8 ounce (3.89 grams). b. 1/16 ounce, avoirdupois weight (27.34 grains; ...
dram glass.
See joey glass. [1710-20] * * *
dram. pers.
dramatis personae. * * *
/drah"meuh, dram"euh/, n. 1. a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pantomime a story involving conflict or contrast of character, esp. one intended to be ...
/drah"meuh dee, dram"euh-/, n., pl. dramadies. dramedy. * * *
/dram"euh meen'/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of dimenhydrinate. * * *
drama therapy n. Psychotherapy that incorporates the use of dramatic techniques, such as improvisation and performance. * * *
—dramatically, adv. /dreuh mat"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the drama. 2. employing the form or manner of the drama. 3. characteristic of or appropriate to the drama, esp. ...
Dramatic Cast Changes at Livent
▪ 1999       On Nov. 18, 1998, Canadian-based Livent Inc., the first publicly traded company whose business was live theatre, filed for bankruptcy. Founders Garth ...

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