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noun
  1. a grade awarded for a class, better than outright failure (which can be F or E depending on the institution) and worse than a C
proper noun
  1. (snooker) The semicircle on the baulk line, inside which the cue ball must be placed at a break-off
abbreviation
  1. Defense
  2. (US politics) Democrat
  3. Deny
  4. Divorced
  5. Down
  6. Drive
  7. Dutch language.
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dag Tweet Definition of dag Like Definition of dag on Facebook
noun
  1. A skewer
  2. A sharpened stick, used for roasting food over a fire. Compare dogwood, formerly dagwood
  3. A long pointed strip of cloth at the edge of a piece of clothing
  4. One of a row of decorative strips of cloth, ornamenting a tent, booth, or fairground
= verb (dag, g, ed)
  1. (transitive) To skewer food, for roasting over a fire
  2. (transitive) To cut or slash the edge of a garment into dags
dart Tweet Definition of dart Like Definition of dart on Facebook
noun
  1. A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
Quotations
  • And he Joab took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom. - 2nd Samuel 18:14
    1. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
Quotations
The artful inquiry, whose venomed Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart. - Hannan More
  1. A sudden or fast movement.
  2. A fold that is stitched on a garment.
  3. (obsolete) A spear set as a prize in running. - Geoffrey Chaucer
  4. (zoology) A fish; the dace. See dace.
  5. (in plural): A game of throwing darts at a target.
dashiki Tweet Definition of dashiki Like Definition of dashiki on Facebook
noun (Plural:dashikis, also daishiki)
  1. A loose and brightly colored African shirt.
decolletage Tweet Definition of decolletage Like Definition of decolletage on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, décolletage)
deerskin Tweet Definition of deerskin Like Definition of deerskin on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) leather, Leather made from deer hide.
The moccasin maker had a pile of deer-skin on the table, waiting to be cut out.
  1. (countable) The hide, whether tanned or not, of one deer.
The hunter exchanged twenty deerskins for a bottle of whiskey at the trading post.
  1. (countable) An article of clothing manufactured from deerskin. Often constructed in the plural.
The trapper wore deerskins because they were softer than cow leather garments and rustled less than canvas.
adjective
  1. Made from deer leather or hide.
Nichole wore a pair of gloves because she said she could feel more through them.
Derby Tweet Definition of Derby Like Definition of Derby on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in the east Midlands of England, once the county town of Derbyshire.
dhoti Tweet Definition of dhoti Like Definition of dhoti on Facebook
noun <!-- The following definition, if accurate, needs a citation:
  1. Short names for people of India
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  1. A long loincloth worn by Hindu men in India.
  2. The cotton fabric used for such loincloths.
diadem Tweet Definition of diadem Like Definition of diadem on Facebook
noun
  1. A crown.
  2. An ornamental headband worn as a badge of royalty.
  3. Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown.
verbto diadem
  1. To adorn with a diadem; to crown.
diamante Tweet Definition of diamante Like Definition of diamante on Facebook
noun
  1. an artificial diamond used as adornment, such as a rhinestone
adjective
  1. covered in diamante decorations
  2. shiny or iridescent, as if covered in or made of diamonds
dickey Tweet Definition of dickey Like Definition of dickey on Facebook
noun
  1. A detachable shirt front, collar or bib.
dinner jacket Tweet Definition of dinner jacket Like Definition of dinner jacket on Facebook
noun
  1. A jacket, often white, corresponding to a tuxedo jacket.
  2. What the US terms a tuxedo, nearly always in black.
dishabille Tweet Definition of dishabille Like Definition of dishabille on Facebook
noun
  1. Extreme casual or disorderly dress, shirt tail out, sleeves unbuttoned, etc.
djellabah Tweet Definition of djellabah Like Definition of djellabah on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, djellaba)
doeskin Tweet Definition of doeskin Like Definition of doeskin on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) leather, Leather from the skin of a female deer or sheep.
adjective
  1. Manufactured from doeskin.
domino Tweet Definition of domino Like Definition of domino on Facebook
noun (pl=dominos, pl2=dominoes)
  1. A rectangular block divided into two squares, each having 0 to 6 dots or pips (as in dice), used in the game of dominoes.
  2. (politics) A country that is expected to react to events in a neighboring country, according to the domino effect
  3. A masquerade costume consisting of a hooded robe and a mask covering the upper part of the face.
  4. The mask itself.
  5. The person wearing the costume.
  6. (geometry) A polyomino made up of two squares.
doublet Tweet Definition of doublet Like Definition of doublet on Facebook
noun
  1. a man"s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves. Men in Europe wore doublets from the 1400s to the 1600s.
  2. a pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
  3. one of two or more different words in a language derived from the same origin but coming by different routes.
  4. An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
  5. (printing, US) A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
  6. (quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of 1/2, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, -1/2 and +1/2.
Down Tweet Definition of Down Like Definition of Down on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the counties of Northern Ireland
draper Tweet Definition of draper Like Definition of draper on Facebook
noun
  1. One who sells cloths; a dealer in cloths; as, a draper and tailor.
drawer Tweet Definition of drawer Like Definition of drawer on Facebook
noun (plural:drawers)
  1. An open-topped box that can be slid in and out of the cabinet that contains it, used for storing clothing or other articles.
  2. One who draws something.
  3. (finance) One who writes a bank draft, check/cheque, or promissory note.
dreadnought Tweet Definition of dreadnought Like Definition of dreadnought on Facebook
noun
  1. a battleship in which most of the firepower is concentrated in large guns that are of the same caliber.
drench Tweet Definition of drench Like Definition of drench on Facebook
noun
  1. A draught administered to an animal.
verb (drenches, drenching, drenched)
  1. To soak, to make very wet.
dress Tweet Definition of dress Like Definition of dress on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. (countable) A garment; an item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which covers the upper part of the body as well as below the waist.
Amy and Mary looked very pretty in their dresses'.''
  1. (uncountable) apparel, Apparel, clothing.
verb (dress, es)
  1. (transitive) To clothe something; to put clothes on something.
  2. (intransitive) To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.
  3. (transitive) To prepare the surface of a material (usually stone or lumber).
  4. To bandage a wound.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : ...he was deadly pale, and the blood-stained bandage round his head told that he had recently been wounded, and still more recently dressed.
      1. (transitive) To prepare food for cooking, especially by seasoning it.
dressing gown Tweet Definition of dressing gown Like Definition of dressing gown on Facebook
noun
  1. An item of clothing often made from cotton or another absorbent material, in the form of a long open robe with a belt to tie it around the middle and fasten it securely; often worn over pyjamas.
dubbin Tweet Definition of dubbin Like Definition of dubbin on Facebook
noun
  1. A mixture of tallow and oil used to soften leather, and make it waterproof.
duck Tweet Definition of duck Like Definition of duck on Facebook
noun
  1. An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.
  2. Specifically, an adult female female duck; contrasted with drake and with duckling.
  3. The flesh of a duck used as food.
  4. (cricket) A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)
  5. (UK, especially East of the Pennines) Dear, Mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).
Ay up duck, ow'a'tha?
  1. (slang) A playing card with the rank of two.
  2. A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.
    • 1912, Katherine Mansfield, "The Woman At The Store", from "Selected Short Stories":
      He was dressed in a Jaeger vest"a pair of blue trousers, fastened round the waist with a plaited leather belt.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To lower the head in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
  2. (transitive) To lower (something) into water.
  3. (transitive) To lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
  4. (transitive) To try to evade doing something.
ducktail Tweet Definition of ducktail Like Definition of ducktail on Facebook
noun
  1. a hairstyle in which the hair is swept back into an upturned point at the back
duds Tweet Definition of duds Like Definition of duds on Facebook
noun (plural of obsolete form dud)
  1. (context, UK, dated) Clothing, especially those for work or of rough appearance.
    • 1890, w:William Morris, William Morris, w:News from Nowhere, News from Nowhere, in the journal w:Commonweal (UK), The Commonweal. (First published in book form 1890.)
    • : I looked at what I could see of my rough blue , which I had plenty of opportunity of contrasting with the gay attire of the citizens we had come across; ...
duster Tweet Definition of duster Like Definition of duster on Facebook
noun
  1. An object, now especially a cloth, used for dusting surfaces etc.
  2. Someone who dusts.

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