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DAB Tweet Definition of DAB Like Definition of DAB on Facebook
initialism
  1. digital audio broadcasting
  2. Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (a pro-Beijing political party in the HKSAR)
dace Tweet Definition of dace Like Definition of dace on Facebook
noun (dace)
  1. The shoal-forming fish Leuciscus leuciscus common in fast-flowing rivers in England and Wales.
    • 1949: George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p28
    • :Somewhere near at hand, though out of sight, there was a clear, slow-moving stream where were swimming in the pools under the willow trees.
      1. Any of various related small fish of the family Cyprinidae that live in freshwater and are native to North America.
darter Tweet Definition of darter Like Definition of darter on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various darting freshwater fish of the family Percidae, that are usually small and brightly coloured and are native to North America.
diadromous Tweet Definition of diadromous Like Definition of diadromous on Facebook
adjective (wikipedia, fish migration)
  1. (context, of a migratory fish) that travels between salt and fresh water
dogfish Tweet Definition of dogfish Like Definition of dogfish on Facebook
noun (pl=dogfish, pl2=dogfishes)
  1. Any of various small sharks, especially those from the families Scyliorhinidae, Dalatiidae and Squalidae.
  2. The bowfin.
dolphin Tweet Definition of dolphin Like Definition of dolphin on Facebook
noun
  1. A carnivorous aquatic mammal inhabiting mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelf, continental shelves, famed for its intelligence and occasional willingness to approach humans.
  2. A fish, the mahi-mahi or dorado, scientific name Coryphaena hippurus, with a dorsal fin that runs the length of the body, also known for iridescent coloration.
  3. The dauphin, eldest son of the kings of France.
  4. A maritime semi submerged man-made structure usually close to shore see Wikipedia dolphin (structure)
dolphinfish Tweet Definition of dolphinfish Like Definition of dolphinfish on Facebook
noun
  1. A large food and game fish of the of the Coryphaenidae family which is commonly found in tropical and subtropical waters. Also called mahi-mahi.
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,
dropsy Tweet Definition of dropsy Like Definition of dropsy on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) Swelling, edema, often from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD.
1911 The disease under which Addison laboured appears to have been asthma. It became more violent after his retirement from office, and was now accompanied by . " "Joseph Addison", S:1911 Encyclopí¦dia Britannica/Addison, Joseph, Encyclopí¦dia Britannica.
drum Tweet Definition of drum Like Definition of drum on Facebook
noun
  1. Any hollow, cylindrical object.
  2. In particular, a percussive instrument spanned with a thin covering on at least one end for strike, striking, forming an acoustic chamber, affecting what materials are used to make it.
  3. In particular, a barrel or large cylindrical container for liquid transport and storage.
The restaurant ordered ketchup in 50-gallon drums.
verb (drum, m, ed)
  1. (intransitive) (music) To beat a drum.
  2. (intransitive) To knock successively and playfully.
Drumming one"s fingers on a table is often an expression of impatience or annoyance.
  1. (transitive) To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.
He"s still trying to Spanish verb conjugations into my head.

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