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dam Tweet Definition of dam Like Definition of dam on Facebook
noun
  1. structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow
verb (dams, damming, dammed)
  1. To block the flow of water.
Devon Tweet Definition of Devon Like Definition of Devon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A county of England bordered by Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, the Bristol Channel and the English Channel.
  2. A small town in Alberta, Canada, with a population of approximately 5000.
  3. (given name, male) of modern American usage, derived from the place name.
dexter Tweet Definition of dexter Like Definition of dexter on Facebook
adjective
  1. right (italbrac, as opposed to left)
  1. (heraldry) The right side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the left side to the viewer.
dickey Tweet Definition of dickey Like Definition of dickey on Facebook
noun
  1. A detachable shirt front, collar or bib.
Down Tweet Definition of Down Like Definition of Down on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the counties of Northern Ireland
downer Tweet Definition of downer Like Definition of downer on Facebook
noun
  1. A negative drug trip.
Normally those pills give me a boost, but last night they gave me a
  1. A drug that has depressive qualities.
draft Tweet Definition of draft Like Definition of draft on Facebook
noun
  1. an early version of a written work
    • I have to revise the first draft of my term paper.
      1. a preliminary sketch, rough outline
      2. Depth of water needed to float ship also spelled draught.
      3. a current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle also spelled draught.
      4. a cheque, an order for money to be paid
      5. an amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow also spelled draught.
    • She took a deep draught from the bottle of water.
      1. conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military
    • He left the country to avoid the draft.
      1. (sports) a system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams
adjective
  1. Referring to drinks on tap as opposed to bottled. (draft beers)
drove Tweet Definition of drove Like Definition of drove on Facebook
noun
  1. A number of cattle driven to market or new pastures.
  2. A road or track along which cattle are habitually driven
verb
  1. (simple past of, drive)
drover Tweet Definition of drover Like Definition of drover on Facebook
noun
  1. a person who drives cattle or sheep over long distances

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