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DBA Tweet Definition of DBA Like Definition of DBA on Facebook
  1. (computing) database analyst
  2. (computing) database administrator
    1. doing business as
    2. daily benefit amount
DD Tweet Definition of DD Like Definition of DD on Facebook
  1. developmentally disabled
  2. designated driver
  3. Discharged Dead - official designation of a sailor killed in combat
  4. Dual Diagnosis
  5. Demand Draft
dealer Tweet Definition of dealer Like Definition of dealer on Facebook
  1. One who deals things, especially automobiles; a middleman.
That used car gave me a great deal on my 1962 rusted-out Volkswagen bug!
  1. One who peddles illicit drugs, especially to teenagers.
  2. A particular type of stock broker or trader.
  1. The person who deals the cards in a card game.
debenture Tweet Definition of debenture Like Definition of debenture on Facebook
  1. A certificate that acknowledges a debt
  2. An unsecured certificate of debt backed only by the credit of the borrower.
  3. : Written acknowledgement of a debt secured only by the general credit or promise to pay of the issuer. Debentures are the common type of bond issued by large, well established corporations with adequate credit ratings. The written agreement under which the debentures are sold, the indenture, is specific as to maturity date, interest rate, call features, and convertibility. Holders of debentures representing corporate indebtedness are creditors of the corporation, and entitled to payment before shareholders upon dissolution of the corporation.
debit Tweet Definition of debit Like Definition of debit on Facebook
  1. In bookkeeping, an entry in the left hand column of an account to record a debt.
  2. A sum of money taken out of an account.
  1. To make an entry on the debit side of an account.
  2. To remove a sum of money from an account as a payment.
  1. of or relating to process of taking money from an account
  2. of or relating to the debit card function of a debit card rather than its often available credit card function {as used by US Postal Service, Walmart, and other payees}
deductible Tweet Definition of deductible Like Definition of deductible on Facebook
  1. a clause in an insurance policy that deducts a defined amount from the sum paid out by the insurer
  1. That can be deducted
delinquent Tweet Definition of delinquent Like Definition of delinquent on Facebook
  1. One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.
  2. (obsolete) a term applied to royalists by their opponents in the English Civil War 1642 - 1645. Charles I was known as the chief delinquent.
  1. late, Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
Fred is in making his car payment.
The company made a new effort to collect payments.
delivery Tweet Definition of delivery Like Definition of delivery on Facebook
  1. The act of conveying something
The was completed by four.
  1. The item which has been conveyed
Your is on the table.
  1. The act of giving birth
The was painful.
  1. (baseball) A pitching motion
''His has a catch in it.
  1. (baseball) A thrown pitch
''Here is the ; ... strike three!
  1. The manner of speaking
The actor's was flawless.
  1. (medicine) administration of a drug
Drug system.
  1. (curling) The process of throwing a stone
  1. The place where a delivery happens
The room is just down the hall.
  1. The person who performs a delivery
The man is here.
demand note Tweet Definition of demand note Like Definition of demand note on Facebook
  1. A note that normally has no date for repayment, but is due on demand of the lender. Usually the lender will only give the borrower a few days notice before the payment is due.
demesne Tweet Definition of demesne Like Definition of demesne on Facebook
  1. A lord"s chief manor place, with that part of the lands belonging thereto which has not been granted out in tenancy; a house, and the land adjoining, kept for the proprietor"s own use.
demonetize Tweet Definition of demonetize Like Definition of demonetize on Facebook
verb (demonetiz, ing)
  1. To remove the status of legal tender from a coin etc. and remove it from circulation.
demurrage Tweet Definition of demurrage Like Definition of demurrage on Facebook
  1. the detention of a ship or other freight vehicle, during delayed loading or unloading
  2. compensation paid for such detention
  3. a charge made for exchanging currency for bullion
department Tweet Definition of department Like Definition of department on Facebook
  1. A part, portion, or subdivision.
  2. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
  • Superior to Pope in Pope's own peculiar of literature. Macaulay.
    1. Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instructions; as, the medical department; the department of physics.
    2. A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire.
    3. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
    4. (obsolete) Act of departing; departure.
  • Sudden departments from one extreme to another. Wotton.
    deposit Tweet Definition of deposit Like Definition of deposit on Facebook
    1. Sediment or rock that is not native to its present location or is different from the surrounding material. Sometimes refers to ore or gems.
    2. asset that was left to the care of the other
    3. Money placed in an account.
    4. The act of placing money into an account.
    5. Anything left behind on a surface.
    a mineral
    a of seaweed on the shore
    1. A sum of money or other asset given as an initial payment, to show good faith, or to reserve something for purchase.
    They put a on the apartment.
    1. (transitive) To leave or adhere one material or item onto another.
    He deposited his gum on the bottom of the table.
    1. To entrust one's assets to the care of another. Sometimes done as collateral.
    2. (transitive) To put money or funds into an account.
    depreciation Tweet Definition of depreciation Like Definition of depreciation on Facebook
    1. The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation.
    2. The falling of value; reduction of worth.
    3. the state of being depreciated.
    devalue Tweet Definition of devalue Like Definition of devalue on Facebook
    verb (devalu, ing)
    1. To lower or remove the value of something.
    2. To lose value; to depreciate.
    developer Tweet Definition of developer Like Definition of developer on Facebook
    1. A person or entity engaged in the creation or improvement of certain classes of products.
    2. A real estate developer; a person or company who prepares a parcel of land for sale, or creates structures on that land.
    3. A film developer; a person who uses chemicals to create photographs from photograph negatives.
    4. A liquid used in the processing of traditional photos.
    5. A software developer; a person or company who creates or modifies computer software.
    development Tweet Definition of development Like Definition of development on Facebook
    1. (uncountable) The process of developing; growth
    The development of this story has been slow.
    The organism has reached a crucial stage in its development.
    1. (countable) Something which has developed
    Our news team brings you the latest developments.
    1. (countable) A real estate development
    2. (uncountable) The application of new ideas to practical problems (''cf. research)
    Our development department has produced three new adhesives this year.
    1. (context, chess, uncountable) The active placement of the pieces, or the process of achieving it
    White's development is good, but black's has been hampered by the pawn on e5.
    discount Tweet Definition of discount Like Definition of discount on Facebook
    1. A reduction in price.
      1. A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
    2. The rate of interest charged in discounting.
    1. Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.
    This store specializes in wares.
    1. Of a store, specializing in goods at reduced prices.
    If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a clothier around the corner.
    dishonor Tweet Definition of dishonor Like Definition of dishonor on Facebook
    1. shame or disgrace
    2. a lack of honor or integrity
    1. to bring disgrace upon someone or something; to shame
    dissolution Tweet Definition of dissolution Like Definition of dissolution on Facebook
    1. The termination of an organized body or legislative assembly, especially a formal dismisal
    2. Disintegration, or decomposition into fragments
    3. Dissolving, or going into solution
    distribute Tweet Definition of distribute Like Definition of distribute on Facebook
    verb (distribut, ing)
    1. (transitive): To divide something into portions and dispense it.
    He distributed the bread amongst his followers.
    1. (transitive): To supply goods to retail outlets.
    The agency distributes newspapers to local shops.
    1. (transitive): To deliver or pass out something.
    A network of children distributes flyers to every house.
    1. (transitive): To scatter or spread something.
    I raked the soil then distributed grass seed.
    1. (transitive): To apportion evenly.
    The robot's six legs distributed its weight over a wide area.
    1. (transitive): To classify or separate into categories.
    The database distributed verbs into transitive and intransitive segments.
    1. (intransitive): (mathematics) To be distributive.
    diversification Tweet Definition of diversification Like Definition of diversification on Facebook
    1. The act of making various, or of changing form or quality.
    2. State of diversity or variation; variegation; modification; change; alternation.
    diversify Tweet Definition of diversify Like Definition of diversify on Facebook
    verb (diversif, i, ed)
    1. (transitive) To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects.
    dividend Tweet Definition of dividend Like Definition of dividend on Facebook
    1. (arithmetic) A number or expression that is to be divided by another. Eg. in "42 í· 3" the dividend is the 42.
    2. (finance) A pro rata payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg. quarterly or annually).
    DK Tweet Definition of DK Like Definition of DK on Facebook
    1. don't know
    doit Tweet Definition of doit Like Definition of doit on Facebook
    1. (historical) A small Dutch coin, equivalent to one-eighth of a stiver.
    2. (archaic) A small amount; a bit, a jot.
    • 1819: "Speak out, ye Saxon dogs " what bid ye for your worthless lives? " How say you, you of Rotherwood?" "Not a I," answered poor Wamba. " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
    double time Tweet Definition of double time Like Definition of double time on Facebook
    1. (military) a fast marching pace of 180 forty-inch steps per minute, double the speed of quick time
      1. a rate of pay twice that of normal
    down payment Tweet Definition of down payment Like Definition of down payment on Facebook
    noun (plural: down payments)
    1. : a payment representing a fraction of the price of something being purchased made to secure the right to continue making payments towards the purchase of that thing
    downtime Tweet Definition of downtime Like Definition of downtime on Facebook
    1. The amount of time lost due to forces beyond one's control, as with a computer crash, especially with a for-profit enterprise.
    Dr Tweet Definition of Dr Like Definition of Dr on Facebook
    1. Doctor, a title used before a doctor's name or surname (Dr. Jane Doe, Dr. Doe)
    2. Drive (as in, a road)
    3. Debere (latin for debit)
    4. Dining Room (real estate)
    5. Dram
    6. Digital Research
    7. Delivery Reports (unter X.400)
    8. Deactivate Request (C/I channel code)
    9. Data Ready
    10. Data Receive(r)
    11. Data Record(er)
    12. Data Reckoning
    13. Data Requirement
    14. Discrepancy Report
    15. debitor
    16. drawer
    17. devedor
    18. sacador
    draft Tweet Definition of draft Like Definition of draft on Facebook
    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
    1. Referring to drinks on tap as opposed to bottled. (draft beers)
    draw Tweet Definition of draw Like Definition of draw on Facebook
    verb (draws, drawing, drew, drawn, )
    1. to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
    She likes to draw the ocean.
    1. to pull out (a gun, a tooth)
    2. (upon): to rely on
    She had to upon her experience to solve the problem
    1. to determine the result of a lottery
    2. to end a game with neither side winning
    The result will be a if nobody scores soon. <!---Noun?
    drawback Tweet Definition of drawback Like Definition of drawback on Facebook
    1. A disadvantage; something that detracts or take away, takes away.
    Poor fuel economy is a common among larger vehicles.
    drawee Tweet Definition of drawee Like Definition of drawee on Facebook
    1. The party directed to pay the amount of a draft or check.
    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.
    dump Tweet Definition of dump Like Definition of dump on Facebook
    1. A place where waste or garbage is left; a ground or place for
      1. Verb, dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
      A toxic waste .
      1. A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
      2. That which is
    2. Verb, dumped, especially in a chaotic way; a mess.
    3. (computing) An act of
    4. Verb, dumping, or its result.
    The new XML is coming soon.
    1. A storage place for supplies, especially military.
    2. An unpleasant, dirty or disreputable place.
    3. (vulgar) An act of defecation.
    To take a .
    1. A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor (usually plural).
    March slowly on in solemn . --Hudibras.
    Doleful dumps the mind oppress. --(Shak.)
    I was musing in the midst of my dumps. --Bunyan.
    1. Absence of mind; revery.
    2. (mining) A pile of ore or rock.
    3. (obsolete) A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.
    Tune a deploring .
    Play me some merry . --(Shak.)
    1. (obsolete) An old kind of dance.
  • (obsolete) (Australia) A small coin made by punching a hole in a larger coin.
  • verb 
    1. (transitive) To release, especially in large quantities and chaotic manner.
    2. (transitive) To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore.
    3. (transitive) (computing) To copy data from a system to another place or system, usually in order to archive it.
    4. (transitive) (informal) To end a relationship with.
    5. (transitive) To knock heavily; to stump.
    6. (transitive) To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.
    dun Tweet Definition of dun Like Definition of dun on Facebook
    1. (context, colour, uncountable) a brownish grey colour.
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    verb (dun, n, ed)
    1. To ask or beset a debtor for payment.
    No wonder she is in a bad mood she did nothing but customers all day.
    1. (colour) of a brownish grey colour.
    dutch auction Tweet Definition of dutch auction Like Definition of dutch auction on Facebook
    1. an auction where many of the same item are sold.
    2. a reverse auction that starts at a high price that is gradually reduced by the auctioneer until someone is willing to buy
    dutiable Tweet Definition of dutiable Like Definition of dutiable on Facebook
    1. on which duty must be paid when imported or sold
    duty Tweet Definition of duty Like Definition of duty on Facebook
    noun (duties)
    1. That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.
    England expects that every man will do his . (Nelson)
    She felt it was her bounten duty to tell the police about the incident.
    1. A period of time spent at work or doing a particular task.
    I"m on from 6 pm to 6 am.
    1. describing a workload as to its idle, working and deenergized periods.
    2. A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff.
    duty-free Tweet Definition of duty-free Like Definition of duty-free on Facebook
    1. A duty-free article, especially part of the allowance of such goods allowed to be imported
    We brought back so much we could hardly walk.
    1. exempt from duty, especially from customs duty
    2. of or pertaining to such goods
    DW Tweet Definition of DW Like Definition of DW on Facebook
    1. Deutsche Welle
    2. draw-well

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