- (given name, female),from the English noun daisy
Danish pastry, light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits
- The language of Denmark
- Of or pertaining to Denmark.
Dark surrounds us completely.
- A complete or (more often) partial absence of light.
We kept him in the .
It was after before we got to playing baseball.adjective (darker, darkest)
The room was too for reading.
- Having an absolute or (more often) relative lack of light.
My sister's hair is darker than mine.
- (context, of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
Her skin grew with a suntan.
"Meantime we shall express our darker purpose" (Shakespeare, King Lear, i 1).
- hidden, Hidden, secret
The Great Depression was a time.
- Without moral or spiritual light; sinister, malign.
- Conducive to hopelessness; depressing or bleak
The ending of this book is rather .
- Lacking progress in science or the arts; said of a time period
- With emphasis placed on the unpleasant aspects of life; said of a work of fiction, a work of nonfiction presented in narrative form or a portion of either
- chocolate that has not had milk products added to lighten and sweeten it
- One who makes an ostentatious parade.
- a stew of braise, braised meat, usually beef
- baked in a deep dish
verb (deep-freezes, deep-freezing, deep-froze, deep-frozen)
- To freeze at very low temperatures.
- A heated cooking pan or appliance used to deep-fry foods.
- (transitive) To cook (food) by deep-frying.
- A small cup of strong black coffee.
- The cup in which this coffee is served.
- the inner layer of the skin; the dermis
- a Jewish dish of roast or boiled seasoned meat and flour etc in a casing
- A closed glass vessel containing a desiccant (such as silica gel) used in laboratories for drying materials or for keeping them dry
- A sweet confection served as the last course of a meal.
- (theology) A creature of hell.
- (theology) (the devil or the Devil) The chief devil; Satan.
- The bad part of the conscience; the opposite to the angel.
verb (devils, deviling or devilling, deviled or devilled)
The in me wants to let him suffer.
- A wicked or naughty person, or one who harbors reckless, spirited energy, especially in a mischievous way; usually said of a young child.
Those two kids can really be little devils when they get into a toy store.
- A thing that is awkward or difficult to understand or do.
That mathematics problem is quite a .
- (context, euphemistically, with an article, as an intensifier) Hell.
What in the is that?
She is having a of a time fixing it.
He"ll have a of a fate if he doesn"t get it done on time.
You can go to the for all I care.
- A person, especially a man; used to express a particular opinion of him, usually in the phrases poor devil and lucky devil.
- A dust devil.
- (context, Christian Science) An evil or erroneous entity.
- To annoy or bother; to bedevil.
- To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper.
- (alternative spelling of, dahl)
noun (dills, -)
- An herb (Peucedanum graveolens), the seeds of which are moderately warming, pungent, and aromatic, and were formerly used as a soothing medicine for children; -- called also dillseed.
- A cucumber pickled with dill flavoring.
- To still; to assuage; to calm; to soothe, as one in pain.
- To lull to sleep.
- (uncountable) A light meal or brunch eaten leisurely, with tea, sometime from morning-to-early afternoon with family or friends and typically consisting of a selection of small dumplings and rolls.
a of stew
- A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle.
- The contents of such a vessel.
- A specific type of prepared food.
this is filling and easily made
It's your turn to wash the dishes.
- (in plural) Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as crockery) that is to be or is being washed after being used to prepare, serve and eat a meal.
verb (dish, es)
- (slang) A sexually attractive woman.
- (context, UK, slang) A sexually attractive person of either sex.
- To gossip; to relay information about the personal situation of another.
noun (divinities, -)
- (uncountable) The property of being divine, of being like a god or God.
- (countable) A deity (a god, goddess or God).
- (uncountable) The study of religion or religions.
- Harvard Divinity School has been teaching theology since 1636.
noun (chiefly US)
- A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly made in a toroidal or ellipsoidal shape, and mixed with various sweeteners and flavors, sometimes filled with jelly, custard or cream.
- Anything in the shape of a torus
- (context, automobile) a peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of donut; a 360-degree skid.
- A spare tire, smaller than a full sized tire and is only intended for temporary use.
Pizza is very stretchy.
- A thick, malleable substance made by mixing flour and water that is made into a particular form and then baked.
His first apartment left him short on .
- (slang) Money.
- An American infantryman, especially one from World War I.
Hey doughnut! Get over here.
- A deep-fried piece of dough or batter, commonly of a toroidal or ellipsoidal shape, mixed with various sweeteners and flavourings, and sometimes filled with jam, custard or cream.
- Anything in the shape of a torus.
- A peel-out or skid-mark in the shape of doughnut or toroid; a 360-degree skid.
- (derogatory slang) A fat person.
- A spare car tyre, usually stored in the boot, that is smaller than a full sized tyre and is only intended for temporary use.
adjective (dowdier, dowdiest)
- plain, Plain and unfashionable in style or dress.
- Lacking stylishness or neatness; shabby.
1891, s:Author:Oscar Wilde, Oscar Wilde, s:The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_(1891)/Chapter_3, The Picture of Dorian Gray
- :...she was a perfect saint amongst women, but so dreadfully that she reminded one of a badly bound hymn-book.
verb (dredg, es)
- Any instrument used to gather or take by dragging; as: (a) A dragnet for taking up oysters, etc., from their beds. (b) A dredging machine. (c) An iron frame, with a fine net attached, used in collecting animals living at the bottom of the sea.
- Very fine mineral matter held in suspension in water.
- to make a channel deeper or wider using a dredge
- to bring something to the surface with a dredge
- to unearth
- (nautical) A vessel equipped for the removal of sand or sediment from the seabed.
- a container with a perforated lid used for scattering sugar or flour
noun (es, -)
Amy and Mary looked very pretty in their dresses
- (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.
verb (dress, es)
- (uncountable) apparel, Apparel, clothing.
- (transitive) To clothe something; to put clothes on something.
- (intransitive) To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.
- (transitive) To prepare the surface of a material (usually stone or lumber).
- 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.
- (transitive) To prepare food for cooking, especially by seasoning it.
- material applied to a wound for protection or therapy
- a sauce, especially a cold one for salads
- something added to the soil as a fertilizer etc
- the activity of getting dressed
- (present participle of, dress)
That was a long , but fortunately I didn't break any bones.
- A fall.
On one side of the road was a 50-meter .
- The space beyond a boundary into which someone or something could fall.
I left the plans at the , like you asked.
- (crime) A place where items may be left anonymously for others to collect.
Put three drops of oil into the mixture.
- A small mass of liquid, just large enough to fall away of its own weight.
Lemon drops are delicious.
- A small, round sweet/piece of candy.
Yet another for the Tiger tight end.
- (American football) A dropped pass
The Tiger quarterback took a one-step , expecting his tight end to be open.verb (drop, p, ing)
- (American football) Short for drop-back or drop back
A single shot was fired and the bird dropped from the sky.
- (intransitive) To fall.
The stock dropped 1.5% on the news.
- (intransitive) To fall in value.
Drop and give me thirty push-ups, Private!
- (intransitive) To lower oneself quickly to the ground.
If your clothes are on fire, stop, and roll.
Don't that plate!
- (context, transitive) (ergative) To allow to fall.
I dropped 10 pounds and an obnoxious fiance.
- (transitive) To get rid of.
I've been dropped from the football team.
- (transitive) To eject, to remove.
The affirmative team dropped our arguments about the cost of the plan.
- (transitive) To fail to respond to an argument.
They had never dropped acid.
- (context, transitive, slang) To ingest a hallucinogen, particularly LSD.
I knowledge wherever I go.
- (context, transitive, slang) To impart.
Cockneys their h's.
- (transitive) To fail to pronounce.
Make any sudden movements and I will you!
- (transitive) To kill.
1865, E. Littell, The Living Age, page 613
- : ...with a single shot he dropped him like a master of the art.
1985, The Beastie Boys, Paul Revere
- : The piano player's out, the music stopped / His boy had beef, and he got dropped...
1992, Dan Parkinson, Dust on the Wind, page 164
- : With a quick clench of the fist on Joey's throat, Bodie dropped him. The man crumpled to the ground...
verb (dries, drying, dried)
- (intransitive) To become dry.
- (transitive) To make dry. (e.g., your eyes)
adjective (drier, driest or dryest)
- Devin dried her eyes with a handkerchief.
Could you hand me a towel?
- free, Free from liquid or moisture.
My throat feels itchy and .
Cover the chicken as it bakes or it'll get too .
Dry alcohol is 200 proof.
- (chemistry) Free of water in any state; anhydrous
A former alcoholic, he's been for almost a year now.
- Maintaining temperance; void or abstinent from alcoholic beverages.
You'll have to drive out of this county to find any liquor.
- A stiff flour pudding, often with dried fruit, boiled in a cloth bag, or steamed
- 1901: The storekeeper had sent them an unbroken case of canned plum pudding, and probably by this time he was wondering what had become of that blanky case of duff. — w:Henry Lawson, Henry Lawson, short story The Ghosts of Many Christmases, published in Children of the Bush http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7065
- (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning an error
- (context, Scotland, US) decaying vegetable matter on the forest floor
- (slang) the bits left in the bottom of the bag after the booty has been consumed, like crumbs
- (slang) the buttocks; normally used in the phrases to sit on (one's) duff or get off (one's) duff
- (golf) to hit the ground behind the ball. It is a back-formation from "duffer".category:Back-formationscategory:Requests for cleanup
- (Australia) to alter the branding of stolen cattle; to steal cattle.
- not working properly
- Why do I always get a shopping trolley with wheels?
- A ball of dough cooked by boiling or steaming directly in the cooking fluid.
- A term of endearment.
- My little dumpling.
- a large metal cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid
- a portable oven consisting of a metal box, with shelves, placed before an open fire
- (rail transport) a protective cover for electrical contacts on a railway coupler. Particularly but not exclusively used on the London Underground <ref>(cite web, url=http://www.trainweb.org/tubeprune/coupling.htm
- Automatic Couplers, author="Tubeprune", title=Coupling, Handing and UNDMs - Automatic Couplers, accessdate=2006-11-12)</ref>
- a prank in which one farts in bed and pulls the bedclothes over one's bed-mate's head
- a room full of marijuana smoke
- the very end of a wikipedia:Dutch_Masters_(cigar), Dutch Masters cigar that has been rerolled with marijuana. This usage of the term is said to originate in New Brunswick, New Jersey.<ref>Ferraro, Chris. Marijuana and College Culture, pg. 19</ref>
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