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denial of service attack
▪ computer science       type of cybercrime in which an Internet site is made unavailable, typically by using multiple computers to repeatedly make requests that tie ...
v.t., denicotinized, denicotinizing. * * *
denier1 /di nuy"euhr/, n. a person who denies. [1350-1400; ME; see DENY, -ER1] denier2 /deuh near"/ or, esp. for 1, /den"yeuhr/; Fr. /deuh nyay"/, n. 1. a unit of weight ...
—denigration, n. —denigrative, adj. —denigrator, n. —denigratory /den"i greuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /den"i grayt'/, v.t., denigrated, denigrating. 1. to speak ...
See denigrate. * * *
See denigration. * * *
/de nee kerdd"/, n. Joseph /zhaw zef"/, 1852-1918, French anthropologist and naturalist. * * *
Denikin, Anton (Ivanovich)
born Dec. 16, 1872, near Warsaw, Pol., Russian Empire died Aug. 8, 1947, Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S. Russian general. A professional in the imperial Russian army, he was a ...
Denikin, Anton Ivanovich
▪ Russian general born Dec. 16 [Dec. 4, Old Style], 1872, near Warsaw, Pol., Russian Empire died Aug. 8, 1947, Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S.       general who led the ...
▪ New South Wales, Australia       chief town of the fertile southern Riverina region, south-central New South Wales, Australia, on the Edward River (a branch of the ...
/den"euhm/, n. 1. a heavy, Z-twist, twill cotton for jeans, overalls, and other work and leisure garments. 2. a similar fabric of finer quality, for covering cushions, furniture, ...
/den"euhmd/, adj. wearing garments made of denim. [1965-70; DENIM + -ED3] * * *
/den"is/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Burkitt Denis Parsons Denis Saint Diderot Denis Fustel de Coulanges Numa Denis Saint Denis St. Denis Ruth * * *
/den"is/; Fr. /deuh nee"/, n. Saint, died A.D. c280, 1st bishop of Paris: patron saint of France. * * * (as used in expressions) Burkitt Denis Parsons Denis Saint Diderot ...
Denis Norden
➡ Norden * * *
Denis, Maurice
▪ French artist born Nov. 25, 1870, Granville, France died Nov. 13, 1943, Paris       French painter, one of the leading artists and theoreticians of the Symbolist ...
Denis, Saint
or Saint Denys died 258?, Paris; Western feast day October 9; Eastern feast day October 3 Patron saint of France and traditionally the first bishop of Paris. Probably born in ...
De·nis or De·nys (dĕnʹĭs, də-nēʹ), Saint.Third century A.D. Patron saint of France. Sent to minister to the Gauls as the first bishop of Paris, he suffered martyrdom by ...
/deuh nees", -neez"/, n. a female given name: derived from Denis. * * *
Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts
▪ American dance school       dance school and company founded in 1915 by Ruth St. Denis and her husband, Ted Shawn (Shawn, Ted). Considered a fountainhead of American ...
/den"euh seuhn/, n. a city in NE Texas. 23,884. * * * ▪ Texas, United States       city, Grayson county, north-central Texas, U.S., situated near the Oklahoma border, ...
Denison University
▪ university, Granville, Ohio, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Granville, Ohio, U.S., about 30 miles (50 km) east of ...
—denitration, n. /dee nuy"trayt/, v.t., denitrated, denitrating. Chem. to free from nitric acid or nitrates; remove oxides of nitrogen from. [1860-65; DE- + NITRATE] * * *
See denitrify. * * *
—denitrification, n. —denitrifier, denitrificator, n. /dee nuy"treuh fuy'/, v.t., denitrified, denitrifying. Chem. 1. to remove nitrogen or nitrogen compounds from. 2. to ...
denitrifying bacteria
Soil microorganisms whose action results in the conversion of nitrates in soil to free atmospheric nitrogen, thus exhausting soil fertility and reducing agricultural ...
—denization, denizenation, n. —denizenship, n. /den"euh zeuhn/, n. 1. an inhabitant; resident. 2. a person who regularly frequents a place; habitué: the denizens of a local ...
See denizen. * * *
Denizli [den΄əz lē′] city in SW Turkey, near ancient Laodicea: pop. 199,000 * * * ▪ Turkey       city, southwestern Turkey. It lies near a tributary of the ...
Denker, Arnold Sheldon
▪ 2006       American chess master (b. Feb. 21, 1914, Bronx, N.Y.—d. Jan. 2, 2005, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), was a top chess player during the 1940s and later a ...
▪ historical kingdom, Africa also spelled  Denkyira        major 17th-century kingdom of the southern Akan peoples, situated in the forested hinterland of modern ...
/den"mahrk/, n. a kingdom in N Europe, on the Jutland peninsula and adjacent islands. 5,268,775; 16,576 sq. mi. (42,930 sq. km). Cap.: Copenhagen. * * * Denmark ...
Denmark Strait
a strait between Iceland and Greenland. 130 mi. (210 km) wide. * * * ▪ strait, Arctic Ocean       channel partially within the Arctic Circle, lying between Greenland ...
Denmark's Aquarium
▪ aquarium, Charlottelund, Denmark Danish  Danmarks Akvarium        largest aquarium in Denmark, located in Charlottenlund, outside of Copenhagen. It is noted for its ...
Denmark, flag of
▪ Flag History Danish  Dannebrog (“Cloth of the Danes”)        national flag consisting of a red field with an off-centre white cross. The width-to-length ratio ...
Denmark Strait A channel between Greenland and Iceland connecting the Arctic Ocean with the northern Atlantic Ocean. * * *
den mother n. A woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts. * * *
Dennehy, Brian
▪ 2000       In June 1999 Brian Dennehy received a Tony Award for his portrayal of Willy Loman, the lead role in the 50th-anniversary Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's ...
Denner, Charles
▪ 1996       Polish-born French motion-picture actor who was best known for his role as the lascivious title character in François Truffaut's 1977 film The Man Who ...
Denner, Johann Christoph
▪ German musician born Aug. 13, 1655, Leipzig [Germany] died April 20, 1707, Nürnberg, Bavaria       German maker of musical instruments and inventor of the ...
Dennett, Daniel C.
▪ 1997       For centuries philosophers had grappled with the problem of the nature of consciousness, and at the end of the 20th century the mind-body problem still ...
Dennett, Mary Coffin Ware
▪ American reformer née  Mary Coffin Ware  born April 4, 1872, Worcester, Mass., U.S. died July 25, 1947, Valatie, N.Y.       American reformer, best remembered for ...
Dennie, Joseph
▪ American author born , Aug. 30, 1768, Boston, Mass. [U.S.] died Jan. 7, 1812, Philadelphia, Pa.       essayist and editor who was a major literary figure in the ...
Denning, Alfred Thompson Denning, Baron
▪ 2000 “Tom”        British judge who was known as a champion of the common man, more concerned with justice than with the strict letter of the law; one of the ...
Denning, Richard
▪ 1999       American actor who played opposite Lucille Ball in the radio series "My Favorite Husband," portrayed the "other man" in a number of movies in the 1940s and ...
/den"is/, n. 1. John, 1657-1734, English dramatist and critic. 2. a town in SE Massachusetts. 12,360. 3. a male given name: from the Greek word meaning "of Dionysus." * * * (as ...
Dennis Brain
➡ Brain * * *
Dennis Potter
➡ Potter (II) * * *
Dennis the Menace
1. a character in the British comic The Beano. He is a small boy with untidy hair who is always playing tricks on people and getting into trouble. He has a dog called Gnasher ...
Dennis, Clarence
▪ 2006       American surgeon (b. June 16, 1909, St. Paul, Minn.—d. July 11, 2005, St. Paul), performed on April 5, 1951, the world's first open-heart surgery carried ...
Dennis, Eugene
▪ American politician original name  Francis Xavier Waldron, Jr.   born Aug. 10, 1905, Seattle, Wash., U.S. died Jan. 31, 1961, New York, N.Y.       American ...
Dennis, John
▪ English author born , 1657, London, Eng. died Jan. 6, 1734, London       English critic and dramatist whose insistence upon the importance of passion in poetry led to ...
Dennis, Nigel
▪ British author in full  Nigel Forbes Dennis   born Jan. 16, 1912, Bletchingley, Surrey, Eng. died July 19, 1989, Hertsfordshire       English writer and critic who ...
Dennison, Aaron Lufkin
born , March 6, 1812, Freeport, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 9, 1895, Birmingham, Eng. U.S. watch manufacturer. After studying the methods used at the Springfield Armory, he mastered ...
▪ fern family  the bracken fern family, containing 11 genera and 170 species, in the division Pteridophyta (the lower vascular plants (plant)). Dennstaedtiaceae is ...
/den"ee/, n. a male given name, form of Dennis. * * *
Denny, Martin
▪ 2006       American bandleader (b. April 10, 1911, New York, N.Y.—d. March 2, 2005, Hawaii Kai, near Honolulu, Hawaii), specialized in so-called exotica—music that ...
any of a chain of fast food restaurants in the US. In 1994 the company was accused in a class action (= a type of law case that is started by a group of people who have the same ...
denomination. * * *
See denominate. * * *
/di nom"euh nl/, adj. 1. denominative (def. 2). n. 2. denominative (def. 3). [1930-35; DE- + NOMINAL] * * *
/di nom"euh nayt'/, v.t., denominated, denominating. to give a name to; denote; designate. [1545-55; < L denominatus (ptp. of denominare), equiv. to de- DE- + nominatus; see ...
denominate number
/di nom"euh nit, -nayt'/ a number associated with a unit of measurement. Cf. abstract number. [1570-80] * * *
/di nom'euh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a religious group, usually including many local churches, often larger than a sect: the Lutheran denomination. 2. one of the grades or degrees in a ...
—denominationally, adv. /di nom'euh nay"sheuh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a denomination or denominations. 2. founded, sponsored, or controlled by a particular religious ...
—denominationalist, n. /di nom'euh nay"sheuh nl iz'euhm/, n. denominational or sectarian spirit or policy; the tendency to divide into denominations or sects. [1850-55; ...
See denominationalism. * * *
See denominational. * * *
—denominatively /di nom"euh nay'tiv lee, -neuh tiv-/, adv. /di nom"euh nay'tiv, -neuh tiv/, adj. 1. conferring or constituting a distinctive designation or name. 2. Gram. (esp. ...
/di nom"euh nay'teuhr/, n. 1. Arith. that term of a fraction, usually written under the line, that indicates the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided; divisor. ...
Denon, Dominique Vivant, Baron
▪ French artist born January 4, 1747, Chalon-sur-Saône, France died April 27, 1825, Paris       French artist, archaeologist, and museum official who played an ...
See denote. * * *
/dee'noh tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested ...
—denotatively, adv. —denotativeness, n. /dee"noh tay'tiv, di noh"teuh tiv/, adj. 1. having power to denote. 2. denoting or tending to denote: the denotative meaning of a ...
See denotative. * * *
—denotable, adj. —denotement, n. /di noht"/, v.t., denoted, denoting. 1. to be a mark or sign of; indicate: A fever often denotes an infection. 2. to be a name or designation ...
/di noh"tiv/, adj. used or serving to denote; denotative. [1820-30; DENOTE + -IVE] * * *
/day'nooh mahonn"/, n. 1. the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel. 2. the place in the plot at which this occurs. 3. the outcome or resolution ...
—denouncement, n. —denouncer, n. /di nowns"/, v.t., denounced, denouncing. 1. to condemn or censure openly or publicly: to denounce a politician as morally corrupt. 2. to ...
See denounce. * * *
See denouncement. * * *
de no·vo (dĭ nōʹvō, dā) adv. & adj. Over again, anew.   [Latin dē novō.] * * *
/den pah"sahrdd/, n. a city on S Bali, in S Indonesia. 98,000. Also, Den Pasar. * * * ▪ Indonesia       city, capital of Bali provinsi (province), south-central Bali, ...
/denz/, n., pl. dentes /den"teez/. Zool. a tooth or toothlike part. [ < L dens; see TOOTH] * * *
—densely, adv. —denseness, n. /dens/, adj., denser, densest. 1. having the component parts closely compacted together; crowded or compact: a dense forest; dense ...
See dense. * * *
See densely. * * *
—densification, n. —densifier, n. /den"seuh fuy'/, v.t., densified, densifying. to impregnate (wood) with additives under heat and pressure in order to achieve greater ...
—densimetric /den'seuh me"trik/, adj. —densimetrically, adv. —densimetry, n. /den sim"i teuhr/, n. Chem., Physics. any instrument for measuring density. [1860-65; < L ...
See densimeter. * * *
—densitometric /den'si teuh me"trik/, adj. —densitometry, n. /den'si tom"i teuhr/, n. 1. Photog. an instrument for measuring the density of negatives. 2. a ...
See densitometer. * * *
/den"si tee/, n., pl. densities. 1. the state or quality of being dense; compactness; closely set or crowded condition. 2. stupidity; slow-wittedness; obtuseness. 3. the number ...
Density changes with depth (seawater 35 parts per thousand and 0 C)
▪ Table Density changes with depth (seawater 35 parts per thousand and 0 °C) depth (m) pressure (decibars) density ...
density current
Geol., Oceanog. See turbidity current. * * * Any current in either a liquid or a gas that is kept in motion by the force of gravity acting on small differences in density. A ...
density function
In statistics, a function whose integral is calculated to find probabilities associated with a continuous random variable (see continuity, probability theory). Its graph is a ...
Density values of seawater*
▪ Table Density values of seawater* salinity 5 10 20 30 35 temperature ...
Densmore, Frances
▪ American ethnologist born , May 21, 1867, Red Wing, Minn., U.S. died June 5, 1957, Red Wing  ethnologist, foremost American authority of her time on the songs and music of ...
Denson, William Dowdell
▪ 1999       American lawyer who, as chief military prosecutor of Nazis accused of many of the most horrific of the atrocities committed in Germany at the Buchenwald, ...
Densușianu, Ovid
▪ Romanian author born December 29, 1873, Făgăraș, Romania died June 9, 1938, Bucharest       folklorist, philologist, and poet who introduced trends of European ...
dent1 /dent/, n. 1. a hollow or depression in a surface, as from a blow. 2. a noticeable effect, esp. of reduction: to leave a dent in one's savings; a dent in one's pride. 3. ...
dent corn
a variety of field corn, Zea mays indentata, having yellow or white kernels that become indented as they ripen. [1870-75] * * *
Dent, Edward John
▪ British clockmaker born Aug. 19, 1790, London died March 8, 1853, London       Englishman noted for his design and construction of fine and historically important ...
var. of denti- before a vowel: dentin. * * *
1. dental. 2. dentist. 3. dentistry. * * *
—dentality, n. —dentally, adv. /den"tl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the teeth. 2. of or pertaining to dentistry or a dentist. 3. Phonet. a. (of a speech sound) articulated ...
dental auxiliary
Introduction       person qualified by training and experience to perform dental work under the direction and supervision of a dentist. Some of these auxiliary persons ...
dental caries
cavity formation in teeth caused by bacteria that attach to teeth and form acids in the presence of sucrose, other sugars, and refined starches; tooth decay. Also called ...
dental dam
a flat piece of latex used to prevent the transfer of bodily fluids during cunnilingus. [after rubber dam, a piece of latex placed over the teeth during dental work] * * *
dental floss
a soft, strong, waxed or unwaxed thread, usually made of nylon, for drawing between the teeth to remove food particles and prevent the buildup of plaque. Also called ...
dental hygiene
dental hygiene n. the study and practice of procedures designed to maintain oral health, specif. those concerned with polishing teeth and removing tartar * * *
dental hygiene.
See oral hygiene. * * *
dental hygienist
a person who is trained and licensed to clean teeth, take dental x-rays, and provide related dental services and care, usually under the supervision of a dentist. [1920-25; ...
dental lisp
Phonet. See under lisp (def. 2). * * *
dental plate
a dental prosthesis; denture. * * *
dental pulp
pulp (def. 4). * * *
dental technician
a skilled worker who makes dentures, bridges, etc., as specified by dentists for their patients. [1960-65] * * *
dental caries n. The formation of cavities in the teeth by the action of bacteria; tooth decay. * * *
dental floss n. A waxed or unwaxed thread used to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gums. * * *
dental hygiene n. 1. The practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy to prevent disease, as by regular brushing and flossing and visits to a dentist. 2. The ...
dental hygienist n. A person trained and licensed to provide preventive dental services, such as cleaning the teeth and taking x-rays, usually in conjunction with a dentist. * * *
den·ta·li·a (dĕn-tāʹlē-ə) n. A plural of dentalium. * * *
dental implant n. A tooth, usually artificial, that is anchored in the gums or jawbone to replace a missing tooth. * * *
/den tay"lee euhm/, n., pl. dentaliums, dentalia. any tooth shell of the genus Dentalium. [1860-65; < NL < ML dental(is) DENTAL + -ium -IUM] * * *
—dentalization, n. /den"tl uyz'/, v.t., dentalized, dentalizing. Phonet. to change into or pronounce as a dental sound. Also, esp. Brit., dentalise. [1860-65; DENTAL + -IZE] * ...
/den"tl meuhn/, n., pl. dentalmen. U.S. Navy. an enlisted person working as a dental assistant. [DENTAL + -MAN] * * *
dental plate n. See denture. * * *
dental technician n. One who makes dental appliances and restorative devices, such as bridges or dentures, to the specifications of a dentist. * * *
/den"teuh ree/, n., pl. dentaries. Zool. one of a pair of membrane bones that in lower vertebrates form the distal part of the lower jaws and in mammals comprise the ...
—dentately, adv. /den"tayt/, adj. Bot., Zool. having a toothed margin or toothlike projections or processes. [1800-10; < L dentatus, equiv. to dent- (s. of dens) TOOTH + -atus ...
See dentate. * * *
/den tay"sheuhn/, n. Bot., Zool. 1. the state or form of being dentate. 2. an angular or toothlike projection of a margin. [1795-1805; DENTATE + -ION] * * *
Dentatus, Manius Curius
▪ Roman general died 270 BC       Roman general, conqueror of the Samnites and victor against Pyrrhus, king of Epirus.       Dentatus was born into a plebeian ...
dent corn n. A tall-growing variety of corn (Zea mays var. indentata) having yellow or white kernels that are indented at the tip. * * *
/den tel", dahn-/, n. 1. lace (def. 1). 2. a lacelike, tooled pattern used in decorating book covers. [1840-50; < F: lace, lit., little tooth < OF dentele, dim. of dent TOOTH < L ...
/den"teez/, n. pl. of dens. * * *
a combining form meaning "tooth," used in the formation of compound words: dentiform. Also, esp. before a vowel, dent-. Cf. odonto-. [ < L, comb. form of dens, s. dent-; see ...
/den"ti keuhl/, n. a small tooth or toothlike part. [1350-1400; ME < L denticulus, equiv. to denti- DENTI- + -culus -CLE1] * * * ▪ fossil       part of a conodont, a ...
See denticle. * * *
—denticulately, adv. /den tik"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. 1. Bot., Zool. finely dentate, as a leaf. 2. Archit. having dentils. Also, denticulated. [1655-65; < L denticulatus having ...
See denticulate. * * *
/den tik'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the state or form of being denticulate. 2. a denticle. 3. a series of denticles. [1675-85; DENTICULATE + -ION] * * *
/den"teuh fawrm'/, adj. having the form of a tooth; tooth-shaped. [1570-80; DENTI- + -FORM] * * *
/den"teuh fris/, n. a paste, powder, liquid, or other preparation for cleaning the teeth. [1550-60; < MF < L dentifricium tooth powder, equiv. to denti- DENTI- + fric(are) to rub ...
/den tij"euhr euhs/, adj. Anat. having teeth. [1830-40; DENTI- + -GEROUS] * * *
—dentiled, adj. /den"tl, -til/, n. Archit. any of a series of closely spaced, small, rectangular blocks, used esp. in classical architecture beneath the coronas of Ionic, ...
dentil band
(in classical architecture) a molding occupying the position of a row of dentils and often cut to resemble one. [1815-25] * * *
/den'ti ling"gweuhl/, Phonet. adj. 1. articulated with the tongue near or touching the front teeth; interdental. n. 2. a dentilingual sound. [1870-75; DENTI- + LINGUAL] * * *
—dentinal, adj. /den"tn, -tin/, n. Dentistry. the hard, calcareous tissue, similar to but denser than bone, that forms the major portion of a tooth, surrounds the pulp cavity, ...
See dentin. * * *
▪ anatomy also spelled  Dentin,         in anatomy, the yellowish tissue that makes up the bulk of all teeth. It is harder than bone but softer than enamel and ...
/den'ti ros"treuhl/, adj. Ornith. having a toothlike projection on the cutting edge of the bill, as falcons and shrikes. [1835-45; DENTI- + ROSTRAL] * * *
/den"tist/, n. a person whose profession is dentistry. [1750-60; < F dentiste, equiv. to dent TOOTH (see DENT2) + -iste -IST] * * *
/den"teuh stree/, n. the profession or science dealing with the prevention and treatment of diseases and malformations of the teeth, gums, and oral cavity, and the removal, ...
/den tish"euhn/, n. 1. the makeup of a set of teeth including their kind, number, and arrangement. 2. the eruption or cutting of the teeth; teething; odontiasis. [1605-15; < L ...
dento- [den′tō, den′tə] combining form DENTI- [dentosurgical] * * *
/den"toyd/, adj. resembling a tooth; toothlike. [1820-30; DENT- + -OID] * * *
/den"tn/, n. a city in N Texas. 48,063. * * * ▪ Texas, United States       city, seat (1857) of Denton county, northern Texas, U.S. Denton is situated about 35 miles ...
/den'toh serr"ji keuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to surgery performed in the oral cavity. [dento- (irreg. for DENTI-; see -O-) + SURGICAL] * * *
/den"cheuh leuhs/, adj. possessing or bearing teeth. [1925-30; back formation from EDENTULOUS] * * *
/den"cheuhr/, n. 1. an artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture), or all of the teeth (full denture) of either or both jaws; dental prosthesis. 2. a ...
/den"cheuh riz'euhm/, n. the practice by denturists of making artificial dentures and fitting them to patients. [DENTURE + -ISM] * * *
/den"cheuhr ist/, n. a dental technician in Canada and some states of the U.S. who is licensed to make and fit artificial dentures without the cooperation or supervision of a ...
See denuclearize. * * *
—denuclearization, n. /dee nooh"klee euh ruyz', -nyooh"-/ or, by metathesis, /-kyeuh leuh-/, v.t., denuclearized, denuclearizing. 1. to remove nuclear weapons from (a country, ...
v. /den"yoo dayt', di nooh"dayt, -nyooh"-/; adj. /di nooh"dayt, -nyooh"-, den"yoo dayt'/, v., denudated, denudating, adj. v.t. 1. to make bare; strip; denude. adj. 2. denuded; ...
—denudational, adj. —denudative /di nooh"deuh tiv, -nyooh"-/, adj. /den'yoo day"sheuhn, dee'noo-, -nyoo-/, n. 1. the act of denuding. 2. the state of being denuded. 3. Geol. ...
—denuder, n. /di noohd", -nyoohd"/, v.t., denuded, denuding. 1. to make naked or bare; strip: The storm completely denuded the trees. 2. Geol. to subject to ...
v.t. * * *
See denumerable. * * *
—denumerability, n. —denumerably, adv. /di nooh"meuhr euh beuhl, -nyooh"-/, adj. countable (def. 2b). [1900-05; DE- + NUMERABLE] * * *
See denumerability. * * *
—denunciable, adj. —denunciator, n. /di nun"see ayt', -shee-/, v.t., v.i., denunciated, denunciating. to denounce; condemn openly. [1585-95; < L denuntiatus (ptp. of ...
/di nun'see ay"sheuhn, -shee-/, n. 1. an act or instance of denouncing; public censure or condemnation. 2. an accusation of crime before a public prosecutor or tribunal. 3. ...
See denunciation. * * *
—denunciatively, adv. /di nun"see euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, -shee-/, adj. characterized by or given to denunciation. Also, denunciative /di nun"see ay'tiv, -euh tiv, ...
/den"veuhr/, n. 1. John (Henry Deutschendorf), 1943-97, U.S. country singer. 2. a city in and the capital of Colorado, in the central part. 491,396. * * * City (pop., 2000: ...
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company
▪ American railway byname  Rio Grande         former American railroad chartered in 1870 as the Denver and Rio Grande Railway (D&RG). It began with a narrow-gauge ...
Denver boot
boot1 (def. 11). [after DENVER, Colorado, one of the first large communities to adopt the device] * * *
Denver, Bob
▪ 2006 Robert Denver  American actor (b. Jan. 9, 1935, New Rochelle, N.Y.—d. Sept. 2, 2005, Winston-Salem, N.C.), became a cult favourite for two roles in hit television ...
Denver, John
▪ 1998       American singer and songwriter (b. Dec. 31, 1943, Roswell, N.M.—d. Oct. 12, 1997, Monterey Bay, Calif.), was identified by his wholesome, sentimental ...
Denver, University of
▪ university, Denver, Colorado, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Denver, Colorado, U.S. Though the university is supported ...
Denver boot n. A device locked to the wheel of a parked vehicle to keep it from being driven, used especially to force settlement of outstanding traffic violations.   [After ...
—denyingly, adv. /di nuy"/, v.t., denied, denying. 1. to state that (something declared or believed to be true) is not true: to deny an accusation. 2. to refuse to agree or ...
/den"is/; Fr. /deuh nee"/, n. Saint. See Denîs, Saint. * * *
De·nys (dĕnʹĭs, də-nēʹ), Saint. See Denis, Saint. * * *
Denzel Washington
➡ Washington (III) * * *
Deo gratias
/day"oh grah"tsee ahs'/, Latin. thanks to God. * * *
Deo Van Tri
▪ Vietnamese tribal chief Lao  Kham Um  born c. 1849, northwestern Vietnam died March 1, 1908, Lai Chau       fiercely independent tribal chief of Tai peoples in the ...
Deo volente
Deo volente [dā′ō vō len′tā] 〚LL(Ec)〛 God being willing * * *
Deoband school
▪ Islamic college, India Arabic  Dār Al-ʿulūm        (“House of Learning”), the leading Muslim theological centre (madrasah) of India. It was founded in 1867 ...
deoch an doris
n a Gaelic phrase from Scotland which means a drink at the door, i.e. a drink given to a guest before leaving. * * *
/dee"euh dand'/, n. Eng. Law. (before 1846) an animal or article that, having been the immediate cause of the death of a human being, was forfeited to the crown to be applied to ...
/dee"euh dahr'/, n. a large Himalayan cedar, Cedrus deodara, yielding a durable wood. [1795-1805; < Hindi deodar < Skt devadaru wood of the gods, equiv. to deva god + daru ...
/dee oh"deuhr euhnt/, n. 1. an agent for destroying odors. 2. a substance, often combined with an antiperspirant, for inhibiting or masking perspiration or other bodily ...
See deodorize. * * *
—deodorization, n. —deodorizer, n. /dee oh"deuh ruyz'/, v.t., deodorized, deodorizing. to rid of odor, esp. of unpleasant odor. Also, esp. Brit., deodorise. [1855-60; DE- + ...
deodorizer [dē ō′dərīz΄ər] n. any substance or device used in deodorizing something; esp., a spray or the like used to mask odors, as in a room * * * See ...
▪ India also spelled  Deogarh   town, northern Jharkhand state, northeastern India. It is a major rail and road junction and agricultural trade centre. An ancient town, it ...
de·on·tic (dē-ŏnʹtĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or concerning duties or obligations: deontic logic.   [Greek deon, deont-, obligation, necessity. See deontology.] * * *
deontic logic
Branch of modal logic that studies the permitted, the obligatory, and the forbidden, which are characterized as deontic modalities (Greek, deontos: "of that which is ...
See deontology. * * *
deontological ethics
the branch of ethics dealing with right action and the nature of duty, without regard to the goodness or value of motives or the desirability of the ends of any act. Cf. ...
See deontological. * * *
—deontological /dee on'tl oj"i keuhl/, adj. —deontologist, n. /dee'on tol"euh jee/, n. ethics, esp. that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right ...
▪ Old English poem also called  Deor's Lament         Old English heroic poem of 42 lines, one of the two surviving Old English poems to have a refrain. (The other is ...
Deorai, Battle of
▪ Indian history       (April 12–14, 1659), victory of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb that confirmed his possession of the throne. It was fought at Deorai, in ...
/dee awr"bit/, Aerospace. v.i. 1. to depart deliberately from orbit, usually to enter a descent phase. v.t. 2. to cause to deliberately depart from orbit. [1960-65; DE- + ...
▪ India       city, eastern Uttar Pradesh state, northern India, about 32 miles (50 km) southeast of Gorakhpur. On a major rail line to Bihar state, it is an ...
Deosai Mountains
▪ mountains, Asia       range in the Himalayan mountain system in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. The mountains are located in the Pakistani-held sector of ...
/dee ok"si deuhnt/, n. Chem. an agent that deoxidizes. [DEOXID(IZE) + -ANT] * * *
See deoxidize. * * *
—deoxidization, n. —deoxidizer, n. /dee ok"si duyz'/, v.t., deoxidized, deoxidizing. Chem. to remove oxygen from, esp. by reducing an oxide. Also, esp. Brit., ...
See deoxidization. * * *
a combining form meaning "deoxygenated," used in the formation of compound words: deoxyribose. Also, desoxy-. * * *
/dee ok'si kawr'ti kos"teuh rohn', -koh'steuh rohn"/, n. 1. Biochem. a steroid hormone, C21H30O3, secreted by the adrenal cortex, related to corticosterone and involved in ...
—deoxygenation, n. /dee ok"si jeuh nayt'/, v.t., deoxygenated, deoxygenating. Chem. to remove oxygen from (a substance, as blood or water). [1790-1800; DE- + OXYGENATE] * * *
See deoxygenate. * * *
—deoxygenization, n. /dee ok"si jeuh nuyz'/, v.t., deoxygenized, deoxygenizing. Chem. to deoxygenate. Also, esp. Brit., deoxygenise. [1880-85; DE- + OXYGENIZE] * * *
/dee ok'si hee"meuh gloh'bin, -hem"euh-/, n. Biochem. See under hemoglobin. [DEOXY- + HEMOGLOBIN] * * *
/dee ok'si man"ohs/, n. Biochem. rhamnose. [DEOXY- + MANNOSE] * * *
/dee ok'si ruy'boh nooh"klee ays', -ayz', -nyooh"-/, n. Biochem. See DNase. [1945-50; DEOXY- + RIBONUCLEASE] * * *
deoxyribonucleic acid
/dee ok"si ruy"boh nooh klee"ik, -nyooh-, -ok'si ruy'-/, Genetics. See DNA. [1930-35; DEOXY- + RIBONUCLEIC ACID] * * *
de·ox·y·ri·bo·nu·cle·ic acid (dē-ŏk'sē-rī'bō-no͞o-klēʹĭk, -klāʹ-, -nyo͞o-) n. DNA. * * *
/dee ok'si ruy'boh nooh'klee euh proh"teen, -tee in, -nyooh'-/, n. Biochem. any of a class of nucleoproteins that yield DNA upon partial hydrolysis. [1940-45; DEOXYRIBONUCLE(IC ...
/dee ok'si ruy'boh nooh"klee euh suyd', -nyooh"-/, n. Biochem. a compound composed of deoxyribose and either a purine or a pyrimidine. [1965-70; DEOXYRIBO(NUCLEIC ACID) + ...
/dee ok'si ruy'boh nooh"klee euh tuyd', -nyooh"-/, n. Biochem. an ester of a deoxyribonucleoside and phosphoric acid; a constituent of DNA. [1945-50; DEOXYRIBO(NUCLEIC ACID) + ...
/dee ok'si ruy"bohs/, n. Biochem. 1. any of certain carbohydrates derived from ribose by the replacement of a hydroxyl group with a hydrogen atom. 2. the sugar, ...
dep abbrev. 1. department 2. departs 3. departure 4. deposed 5. deposit 6. deputy * * *
1. depart. 2. department. 3. departs. 4. departure. 5. deponent. 6. deposed. 7. deposit. 8. depot. 9. deputy. * * *
/di paynt"/, v.t. Archaic. to depict; portray. [1175-1225; ME depeinten < OF depeint, ptp. of depeindre < L depingere to DEPICT] * * *
/dee pants"/, v.t. Slang. to remove the trousers from, as a joke or punishment. [DE- + PANTS] * * *
Depardieu, Gérard
born Dec. 27, 1948, Chateauroux, France French film actor. He made his film debut in 1965 and played minor parts until his performance in Going Places (1974) brought him a ...
/di pahrt"/, v.i. 1. to go away; leave: She departed from Paris today. The train departs at 10:52. 2. to diverge or deviate (usually fol. by from): The new method departs from ...
/di pahr"tid/, adj. 1. deceased; dead. 2. gone; past. n. 3. the departed, a. the dead person referred to. b. dead persons collectively. [1550-60; DEPART + -ED2] * * *
/di pahr tee", dee'-/, n. a person who leaves an area, country, etc. [1945-50; DEPART + -EE] * * *
/day pannrdd teuh mahonn"/, n., pl. départements /mahonn"/. French. department (def. 7). * * * ▪ French government       largest unit of local government in France and ...
—departmental /di pahrt men"tl, dee'pahrt-/, adj. —departmentally, adv. /di pahrt"meuhnt/, n. 1. a distinct part of anything arranged in divisions; a division of a complex ...
Department for Constitutional Affairs
the British government department responsible for the law and for people’s rights to be treated fairly and to elect their government freely. Its aims are to improve the justice ...
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
(abbr the DCMS) a British government department which is responsible for issues connected with cultural and sporting activities and which helps to develop the tourist, arts and ...
Department for Education and Skills
(abbr the DfES) the British government department responsible for all levels of education in England and Wales and for job training. (The Scottish Executive deals with these ...
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(abbr Defra) the British government department in charge of the environment, farming and food production. It replaced the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 2001. * * ...
Department for International Development
(abbr DFID) a British government department that gives help to poorer countries by sending money, food, equipment, etc. ➡ note at aid. * * *
Department for Transport
(abbr DfT) the British government department responsible for road, rail, sea and air transport, including the building of new roads. * * *
Department for Work and Pensions
(abbr the DWP) the British government department responsible for paying regular amounts of money from the state to people who are retired, ill or very poor, or who have young ...
Department of Agriculture
the department of the U.S. federal government that institutes and administers all federal programs dealing with agriculture. Abbr.: USDA [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
Department of Commerce
the department of the U.S. federal government that promotes and administers domestic and foreign commerce. Abbr.: DOC * * *
department of continuing education
➡ adult education * * *
Department of Defense
the department of the U.S. federal government charged with ensuring that the military capacity of the U.S. is adequate to safeguard the national security. Abbr.: DOD * * *
Department of Education
the department of the U.S. federal government that administers federal programs dealing with education: created in 1979, largely by transfer from part of the former Department of ...
Department of Energy
the department of the U.S. federal government that sets forth and maintains the national energy policy, including energy conservation, environmental protection, etc. Abbr.: DOE * ...
Department of Health
(abbr DH) the British government department responsible for health. Its main duty is to manage the National Health Service, and it is also in charge of social services to old ...
Department of Health and Human Services
the department of the U.S. government that administers federal programs dealing with public health, welfare, and income security: created in 1979 from the reorganized Department ...
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
a former department of the U.S. government (1953-79) that administered federal programs dealing with health, education, welfare, and income security. Abbr.: HEW * * *
Department of Homeland Security
(abbr DHS) the US government department created in 2002 to protect the country from terrorist attack. The department provides advice on security to the government and to private ...
Department of Housing and Urban Development
the department of the U.S. federal government that institutes and administers all federal programs dealing with better housing, urban renewal, and metropolitan planning. Abbr.: ...
Department of Justice
the department of the U.S. federal government charged with the responsibility for the enforcement of federal laws. Abbr.: DOJ * * *
Department of Labor
the department of the U.S. federal government that promotes and improves the welfare, opportunities, and working conditions of wage earners. Abbr.: DOL * * *
Department of State
the department of the U.S. federal government that sets forth and maintains the foreign policy of the U.S., esp. in negotiations with foreign governments and international ...
Department of the Interior
the department of the U.S. federal government charged with the conservation and development of the natural resources of the U.S. and its possessions. Abbr.: DOI * * *
Department of the Treasury
the department of the U.S. federal government that collects revenue and administers the national finances. Abbr.: TD * * *
Department of Trade and Industry
(abbr the DTI) the British government department responsible for trade policy, research and development in industry, and company law. * * *
Department of Transportation
the department of the U.S. federal government that coordinates and institutes national transportation programs. Abbr.: DOT * * *
Department of Veterans Affairs
(abbr the VA) the US government department in charge of assistance for Americans who have served in the armed forces and for their families. This includes programmes that help to ...

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