Complete Definition of "dire"

see|diré
English

Etymology
From Latin dirus.

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪÉ(r)|-aɪÉ(r)

Adjective
en-adj|dir|er

  1. Ill-boding; portentous; as, dire omens.
  2. Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable.

Quotations
Dire was the tossing, deep the groans. â w:John Milton|John Milton, Paradise Lost, line 9858.
Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire. â w:John Milton|John Milton, Paradise Lost, line 1464.

Derived terms
direful
direly
direness

Related terms
dire wolf

Translations
trans-top|Ill-boding
Finnish: hirveä, kamala, kauhea
trans-mid
Portuguese: adoentado m, adoentada f
trans-bottom

trans-top|Evil in great degree
Finnish: hirveä, kamala, kauhea
trans-mid
Portuguese: horrível, terrível
trans-bottom

Anagrams
ride


French

Etymology
Latin dicere

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /diÊ/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /diR/

Verb
dire

  1. to say, to tell

Conjugation

<center>
{| style="background:#F0F0F0"

|-
! colspan"3" style"background:#e2e4c0" | infinitive
| colspan="5" | dire

|-
! colspan"3" style"background:#e2e4c0" | present participle
| colspan="5" | disant

|-
! colspan"3" style"background:#e2e4c0" | past participle
| colspan="5" | dit

|-
! colspan"2" rowspan"2" style="background:#C0C0C0" | person
! colspan"3" style"background:#C0C0C0" | singular
! colspan"3" style"background:#C0C0C0" | plural

|-
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | first
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | second
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | third
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | first
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | second
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | third

|-
! style"background:#c0cfe4" rowspan"5"| indicative
! style="background:#c0cfe4" |
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | je
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | tu
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | il
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | nous
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | vous
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | ils

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | present tense|present
| dis
| dis
| dit
| disons
| dites
| disent

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | imperfect tense|imperfect
| disais
| disais
| disait
| disions
| disiez
| disaient

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | past historic
| dis
| dis
| dit
| dîmes
| dîtes
| dirent

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | future tense|future
| dirai
| diras
| dira
| dirons
| direz
| diront

|-
! colspan"2" style"height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | conditional
| dirais
| dirais
| dirait
| dirions
| diriez
| diraient

|-
! style"background:#c0e4c0" rowspan"3" | subjunctive
! style="background:#c0e4c0" |
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | que je
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | que tu
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | qu'il
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | que nous
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | que vous
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | qu'ils

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0e4c0" | present
| dise
| dises
| dise
| disions
| disiez
| disent

|-
! style"height:3em;background:#c0e4c0" rowspan"1" | imperfect
| disse
| disses
| dît
| dissions
| dissiez
| dissent

|-
! colspan"2" rowspan"2" style="height:3em;background:#e4d4c0" | imperative
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | -
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | tu
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | -
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | nous
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | vous
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | -

|-
|| dis
|

| disons
| dites
|

|}
</center>

Derived terms
maudire
médire
vouloir dire


Italian

Etymology
from L. dicere

Verb
dire transitive

  1. To say, to tell
  2. To recite
  3. To mean
  4. To think
  5. To admit

Related terms
dirsi
dizione

Conjugation
<center>
{| style="background:#F0F0F0"

|-
! colspan"3" style"background:#e2e4c0" | infinitive
| colspan="5" | dire

|-
! colspan"3" style"background:#e2e4c0" | gerund
| colspan="5" | dicendo

|-
! colspan"3" style"background:#e2e4c0" | present participle
| colspan="5" | dicente

|-
! colspan"3" style"background:#e2e4c0" | past participle
| colspan="5" | detto

|-
! colspan"2" rowspan"2" style="background:#C0C0C0" | person
! colspan"3" style"background:#C0C0C0" | singular
! colspan"3" style"background:#C0C0C0" | plural

|-
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | first
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | second
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | third
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | first
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | second
! style="background:#C0C0C0;width:12.5%" | third

|-
! rowspan"6" style"background:#c0cfe4" | indicative

! style"background:#c0cfe4" colspan"1" |
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | io
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | tu
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | lui/lei
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | noi
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | voi
! style="background:#c0cfe4" | loro

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | present
| dico
| dici
| dice
| diciamo
| dite
| dicono

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | imperfect
| dicevo
| dicevi
| diceva
| dicevamo
| dicevate
| dicevano

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | passato remoto
| dissi
| dicesti
| disse
| dicemmo
| diceste
| dissero

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | future
| dirò
| dirai
| dirà
| diremo
| direte
| diranno

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0cfe4" | conditional
| direi
| diresti
| direbbe
| diremmo
| direste
| direbbero

|-
! rowspan"3" style"background:#c0e4c0" |subjunctive
! style="background:#c0e4c0" |
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | che io
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | che tu
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | che lui/che lei
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | che noi
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | che voi
! style="background:#c0e4c0" | che loro

|-
! style="height:3em;background:#c0e4c0" | present
| dica
| dica
| dica
| diciamo
| diciate
| dicano

|-
! style"height:3em;background:#c0e4c0" rowspan"1" | imperfect
| dicessi
| dicessi
| dicesse
| dicessimo
| diceste
| dicessero

|-
! colspan"2" rowspan"2" style="height:3em;background:#e4d4c0" | imperative
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | -
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | tu
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | lui/lei
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | noi
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | voi
! style="background:#e4d4c0" | loro

|-
|

| di'
| dica
| diciamo
| dite
| dicano

|}
</center>

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