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Dacca Tweet Definition of Dacca Like Definition of Dacca on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Former spelling of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh.
Dagestan Tweet Definition of Dagestan Like Definition of Dagestan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Russian republic in the Caucasus region.
Dakar Tweet Definition of Dakar Like Definition of Dakar on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Senegal
Dakota Tweet Definition of Dakota Like Definition of Dakota on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the Santee branch of the Sioux people; the language of these people
  2. either of the two states North Dakota or South Dakota
  3. a male or female given name
dal Tweet Definition of dal Like Definition of dal on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, dahl)
abbreviation
  1. decaliter, decalitre
Dallas Tweet Definition of Dallas Like Definition of Dallas on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Texas, USA
Dalmatia Tweet Definition of Dalmatia Like Definition of Dalmatia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A region in Croatia, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
  2. An historic Roman province.
Daman Tweet Definition of Daman Like Definition of Daman on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Capital of the union territory of Daman and Diu (India).
  2. A male given name derived from the classical Greek Damianos, the brother of Cosmas
Damascus Tweet Definition of Damascus Like Definition of Damascus on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Syria.
Danube Tweet Definition of Danube Like Definition of Danube on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) A river of Europe, which arises in Germany, and flows 2850 km (1775 miles) to the Black Sea in Romania.
Darlington Tweet Definition of Darlington Like Definition of Darlington on Facebook
noun
  1. (electronics) A pair of transistors with the emitter of one connected to the base of the other and the collectors connected together, acting as a transistor with greater amplification. Also called "Darlington pair".
proper noun
  1. a family name
  2. a place name
Dartmouth Tweet Definition of Dartmouth Like Definition of Dartmouth on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A port in Devon, England
Darwin Tweet Definition of Darwin Like Definition of Darwin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. w:Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin (1809"1882), British naturalist and founder of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
  2. Capital of the Northern Territory (Australia).
Daugavpils Tweet Definition of Daugavpils Like Definition of Daugavpils on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Latvia.
Davenport Tweet Definition of Davenport Like Definition of Davenport on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English habitational surname from the town in Cheshire.
  2. An English surname of Irish origin from the Gaelic Donndubhartaigh.
David Tweet Definition of David Like Definition of David on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male); Hebrew for "beloved".
  2. (biblical character) The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul.
  3. A Welsh patronymic surname from which are derived the surnames Davis, Davies, Davidson and Davison.
Davis Tweet Definition of Davis Like Definition of Davis on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in California.
  2. A university in Davis, California, AKA UC Davis.
  3. A Welsh patronymic surname, derived from David; equivalent to Davies
Dawson Tweet Definition of Dawson Like Definition of Dawson on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A patronymic surname "son of Daw (a Middle English pet form of David)".
  2. (given name, ) derived from the surname.
DC Tweet Definition of DC Like Definition of DC on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. (geography) District of Columbia (US federal district)
initialism
  1. District Court
  2. (electrical) direct current
  3. (degree) Doctor of Chiropractic
  4. (finance) debit card
Dearborn Tweet Definition of Dearborn Like Definition of Dearborn on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Dearborn, Michigan)
  1. a city in Michigan, USA
Debrecen Tweet Definition of Debrecen Like Definition of Debrecen on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Hungary; the capital of the county of Hajd-Bihar.
Dee Tweet Definition of Dee Like Definition of Dee on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) A river in Scotland that flows about 145 km (90 mi) from the Cairngorm Mountains to the North Sea at Aberdeen.
  2. (rivers) A river in Wales and England that flows about 113 km (70 mi) from Snowdonia to the Irish Sea near Liverpool.
  1. A female given name.
defiance Tweet Definition of defiance Like Definition of defiance on Facebook
noun
  1. the feeling, or spirit of being defiant
degrade Tweet Definition of degrade Like Definition of degrade on Facebook
verb (degrad, ed)
  1. (transitive) To lower in value or social position.
Fred degrades himself by his behaviour.
  1. (intransitive) To reduce in quality or purity.
The DNA sample has degraded.
Dehra Dun Tweet Definition of Dehra Dun Like Definition of Dehra Dun on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The state capital of Uttaranchal (India).
Delaware Tweet Definition of Delaware Like Definition of Delaware on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Dover.
Delft Tweet Definition of Delft Like Definition of Delft on Facebook
proper noun
  1. city in the Netherlands, in the province of Zuid-Holland
Delhi Tweet Definition of Delhi Like Definition of Delhi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. National capital territory and old city in northern India in which the country"s capital New Delhi is located.
Delos Tweet Definition of Delos Like Definition of Delos on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island of the Cyclades, Greece.
Denbighshire Tweet Definition of Denbighshire Like Definition of Denbighshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A maritime traditional county of Wales, bounded to the north by the Irish Sea, to the east by Flintshire, Cheshire and Shropshire, to the south by Montgomeryshire and Merionethshire, and to the west by Caernarfonshire.
  1. A local government principal area, bordered by Wrexham, Flintshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Powys.
Denmark Tweet Definition of Denmark Like Definition of Denmark on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in western Europe. Capital: Copenhagen (Kbenhavn). Official name: Kingdom of Denmark (Kongeriget Danmark).
Dennis Tweet Definition of Dennis Like Definition of Dennis on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, ).
Denver Tweet Definition of Denver Like Definition of Denver on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the US state of Colorado
Derbyshire Tweet Definition of Derbyshire Like Definition of Derbyshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A midland county of England bounded by Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.
Des Moines Tweet Definition of Des Moines Like Definition of Des Moines on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of the state of Iowa.
Detroit Tweet Definition of Detroit Like Definition of Detroit on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a city in Michigan, USA.
  2. the US automobile industry.
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.
Devonshire Tweet Definition of Devonshire Like Definition of Devonshire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The county of Devon, England.
Dhaka Tweet Definition of Dhaka Like Definition of Dhaka on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Bangladesh.
Diamond Tweet Definition of Diamond Like Definition of Diamond on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) of modern usage, from the name of the gem.
Dijon Tweet Definition of Dijon Like Definition of Dijon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Burgundy, France
Dili Tweet Definition of Dili Like Definition of Dili on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of East Timor.
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District of Columbia Tweet Definition of District of Columbia Like Definition of District of Columbia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The District of Columbia (U.S. federal district) is coterminous with Washington, D.C., the federal capital of the United States of America, and is generally known under that name. This District of Columbia is not contained within the boundaries of any state, and is included together with the states in many listings such as censuses and economic statistics broken down by state.
Dixie Tweet Definition of Dixie Like Definition of Dixie on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (informal) The southern United States; the South.
  2. A female given name made popular from the song
Dixieland Tweet Definition of Dixieland Like Definition of Dixieland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The southern states of the US; Dixie.
  2. (music) A type of jazz that originated in New Orleans.
Dixon Tweet Definition of Dixon Like Definition of Dixon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a northern English patronymic surname derived from the given name Dick
Djibouti Tweet Definition of Djibouti Like Definition of Djibouti on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Eastern Africa, official name: Republic of Djibouti
  2. The capital city of .
Dodecanese Tweet Definition of Dodecanese Like Definition of Dodecanese on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island chain consisting of twelve main islands including Rhodes, its capital.
Doha Tweet Definition of Doha Like Definition of Doha on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Qatar
Dominica Tweet Definition of Dominica Like Definition of Dominica on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in the Caribbean. Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica.
Dominican Tweet Definition of Dominican Like Definition of Dominican on Facebook
noun
  1. (proper noun) A person from Dominica or of its descent.
  2. (proper noun) A person from the Dominican Republic or of its descent.
  3. (proper noun) A member of the religious order founded by St. Dominic.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Dominica, or its people.
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to the Dominican Republic, or its people.
  3. Of or belonging to the Dominican religious order.
Dominican Republic Tweet Definition of Dominican Republic Like Definition of Dominican Republic on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in the Caribbean.
Don Tweet Definition of Don Like Definition of Don on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Donald or Gordon.
Doncaster Tweet Definition of Doncaster Like Definition of Doncaster on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Yorkshire, England
Dorado Tweet Definition of Dorado Like Definition of Dorado on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (constellation) A small constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a goldfish or swordfish. It lies between the constellations Pictor and Reticulum, and is notable for containing most of the Large Magellanic Cloud,
Dorchester Tweet Definition of Dorchester Like Definition of Dorchester on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in southern England.
Dorset Tweet Definition of Dorset Like Definition of Dorset on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A maritime county of England bounded by Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Devon and the English Channel.
category:English counties      
Dortmund Tweet Definition of Dortmund Like Definition of Dortmund on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Germany.
Douglas Tweet Definition of Douglas Like Definition of Douglas on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name.
  2. The capital of the Isle of Man.
Dover Tweet Definition of Dover Like Definition of Dover on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A major port in Kent, England.
  2. The capital of the US state of Delaware.
Down Tweet Definition of Down Like Definition of Down on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the counties of Northern Ireland
Drenthe Tweet Definition of Drenthe Like Definition of Drenthe on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of the Netherlands.
Dresden Tweet Definition of Dresden Like Definition of Dresden on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of the German Federal State of Saxony.
  2. A village in Kent County, Ontario, Canada.
Drew Tweet Definition of Drew Like Definition of Drew on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male) derived from Andrew.
Drina Tweet Definition of Drina Like Definition of Drina on Facebook
proper noun
  1. River that flows northward 160 miles along the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro to empty into the Sava River.
Dublin Tweet Definition of Dublin Like Definition of Dublin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the Republic of Ireland.
Dubrovnik Tweet Definition of Dubrovnik Like Definition of Dubrovnik on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city and port in southern Croatia on the Adriatic Sea.
Dudley Tweet Definition of Dudley Like Definition of Dudley on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in the West Midlands.
  2. A surname, notably of Robet Dudley, Earl of Leicester at the time of Elizabeth I.
  3. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since the nineteenth century.
Duncan Tweet Definition of Duncan Like Definition of Duncan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Name of two early saints and of two kings of Scotland.
  2. (given name, male).
  3. Several places in the U.S.A.
Dundee Tweet Definition of Dundee Like Definition of Dundee on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Scotland
Dunedin Tweet Definition of Dunedin Like Definition of Dunedin on Facebook
proper noun
  1. City on the South Island of New Zealand
Dunkirk Tweet Definition of Dunkirk Like Definition of Dunkirk on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Nord-Pas de Calais, France
Durban Tweet Definition of Durban Like Definition of Durban on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Seaport in Natal Province, Republic of South Africa.
Durham Tweet Definition of Durham Like Definition of Durham on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The name signed by alternate bishops of (see Duresm).
  2. A city in county Durham in the Northeast of England.
  3. A county in the Northeast of England.
category:Cities
category:English counties      
Dushanbe Tweet Definition of Dushanbe Like Definition of Dushanbe on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Tajikistan.

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