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proper noun
  1. (biblical character) Fifth son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Bilhah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Dan.
  3. (given name, male, from Hebrew, )
  4. (given name, male), diminutive of Daniel
  5. A surname.
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abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the Book of Daniel, an Old Testament book of the Bible.
Deborah Tweet Definition of Deborah Like Definition of Deborah on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical character) A judge of Israel; a nurse of Rebecca.
  2. (given name, female, from Hebrew, )
deluge Tweet Definition of deluge Like Definition of deluge on Facebook
noun
  1. A great flood or rain.
The continued for hours, drenching the land and slowing traffic to a halt.
  1. An overwhelming amount of something.
The rock concert was a of sound.
  1. The Deluge: The Biblical flood during the time of Noah.
verb (deluges, deluging, deluged)
  1. (transitive) To flood with water.
  2. (transitive) To overwhelm.
After the announcement, they were deluged with requests for more information.
Deuteronomy Tweet Definition of Deuteronomy Like Definition of Deuteronomy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The fifth of the Books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible, the fifth book in the Torah.
Dinah Tweet Definition of Dinah Like Definition of Dinah on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) a female given name of biblical origin
dives Tweet Definition of dives Like Definition of dives on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, dive)
verb
  1. (third-person singular of, dive)
doubting Thomas Tweet Definition of doubting Thomas Like Definition of doubting Thomas on Facebook
noun (doubting Thomases)
  1. One who requires proof before believing.
dragon Tweet Definition of dragon Like Definition of dragon on Facebook
noun
  1. A serpentine legendary creature
  1. (Western) A gigantic beast, typically reptilian with leathery bat-like wings, lion-like claws, scaly skin and a serpent-like tail, often with fiery breath.
    • c.1900 " w:Edith Nesbit, Edith Nesbit, s:The Last of the Dragons, The Last of the Dragons
    • :But as every well-brought-up prince was expected to kill a , and rescue a princess, the dragons grew fewer and fewer till it was often quite hard for a princess to find a dragon to be rescued from.
    • (Eastern) A large snake-like lizard with the eyes of a hare, the horns of a stag, and the claws of a tiger
    • 1913 " w:Sax Rohmer, Sax Rohmer, s:The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, ch XIII
    • :These tapestries were magnificently figured with golden dragons; and as the serpentine bodies gleamed and shimmered in the increasing radiance, each , I thought, intertwined its glittering coils more closely with those of another.
      1. A large reptile, especially a Komodo dragon.
      2. The constellation Draco.
    • 1605 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The Tragedy of King Lear, King Lear, i 2
    • :My father compounded with my mother vnder the Dragons taile, and my nativity was vnder Vrsa Maior.
      1. (pejorative) An unpleasant woman; a harridan.
      She"s a bit of a .

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