- The main god of the Phoenicians represented as half man and half fish.
- (Tibetan Buddhism) The supreme head of Tibetan Buddhism, believed to be an incarnation of w:Avalokitesvara, Avalokitesvara, and considered the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.
proper noun (plural Dervishes)
- a Sufi Muslim ascetic fraternity; a form of mendicant friars
- a god in Vedic mythology, Hinduism and Buddhism.
- (Hinduism and Buddhism) the principle that orders the universe; one's conduct in conformity with such a principle
- (Hinduism) one's obligation in respect to one's position in society
- (Buddhism) the teachings of the Buddha; one's path to enlightenment
- an Islamic prayer whereby a phrase or expression of praise is repeated continually
- 2001: We prayed together and we practised , the recitation of the ninety-nine revealed names of God. " Yann Martel, Life of Pi
- Hindu festival of lights, celebrated over several days in October and November.
- (pharmacology) Substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose.
- (pharmacology) A substance, often addictive, which affects the central nervous system.
- A chemical or substance, not necessarily for medical purposes, that alters the way the mind or body works.
- A drug, especially illegal, taken for recreational use.
verb (drug, g, ed)
- 1971: We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. " Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 3)
- (transitive) To administer intoxicating drugs to, generally without the recipient's knowledge or consent.
- She suddenly felt strange, and only then realized she'd been drugged.
- (transitive) To add intoxicating drugs to with the intention of drugging someone.
- She suddenly felt strange. She realized her drink must have been drugged.