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dag Tweet Definition of dag Like Definition of dag on Facebook
noun
  1. A skewer
  2. A sharpened stick, used for roasting food over a fire. Compare dogwood, formerly dagwood
  3. A long pointed strip of cloth at the edge of a piece of clothing
  4. One of a row of decorative strips of cloth, ornamenting a tent, booth, or fairground
= verb (dag, g, ed)
  1. (transitive) To skewer food, for roasting over a fire
  2. (transitive) To cut or slash the edge of a garment into dags
dagmar Tweet Definition of dagmar Like Definition of dagmar on Facebook
noun
  1. (colloquial) bullet-shaped protrusions on the bumpers of various 1950s cars, especially Cadillacs
Daisy Tweet Definition of Daisy Like Definition of Daisy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female),from the English noun daisy
Dale Tweet Definition of Dale Like Definition of Dale on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A surname from the English noun dale.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
Dalton Tweet Definition of Dalton Like Definition of Dalton on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) a former unit of atomic mass equivalent to 1/16 the mass of an oxygen atom; now replaced by the atomic mass unit (or dalton)
proper noun
  1. w:John Dalton, John Dalton, English chemist
  2. any of several place names in the north of England and in Scotland
  3. (given name, male) from the surname.
Damon Tweet Definition of Damon Like Definition of Damon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Greek)
  2. An English and Scottish surname, derived from the given name.
Dan Tweet Definition of Dan Like Definition of Dan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical character) Fifth son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Bilhah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Dan.
  3. (given name, male, from Hebrew, )
  4. (given name, male), diminutive of Daniel
  5. A surname.
Dana Tweet Definition of Dana Like Definition of Dana on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An American surname of uncertain origin.
  2. (mostly U.S.) (given name, male) derived from the surname.
  1. (given name, female, ) usually interpreted as a form of Daniel, taken to use in the twentieth century; possibly borrowed from eastern Europe.
Dane Tweet Definition of Dane Like Definition of Dane on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from Denmark or of Danish descent.
Daniel Tweet Definition of Daniel Like Definition of Daniel on Facebook
proper noun (Dan·iel)
  1. The book in the Old Testament of the Bible.
  2. (biblical character) The prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.
  3. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ) in regular use since the Middle Ages and recently quite popular.
  4. (context, rare)(given name, female).
  5. A surname.
  6. A location in the state of Wyoming in the United States (Zip Code: 83115). (From the U.S. Census Bureau 1990)
Danielle Tweet Definition of Danielle Like Definition of Danielle on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ); borrowed from the French feminine form of Daniel.
Danny Tweet Definition of Danny Like Definition of Danny on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ), a diminutive of Daniel.
  2. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ), a diminutive of Danielle, Daniella and Daniela.
  3. (rfv-sense) (context, automobile racing) A maneuver involving losing control of a race car, recovering without any damage, and winning the race. Named after w:Danny Sullivan, Danny Sullivan's 'spin and win' at the 1985 Indy 500.
Daphne Tweet Definition of Daphne Like Definition of Daphne on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (greekmyth) A dryad pursued by Apollo, who was turned into a laurel tree by the river god Peneus.
  2. (given name, female, from Greek, ).
Darlene Tweet Definition of Darlene Like Definition of Darlene on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (mostly U.S. and Australia): (given name, female), coined in the twentieth century from darling and Charlene
Darren Tweet Definition of Darren Like Definition of Darren on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male)
Dave Tweet Definition of Dave Like Definition of Dave on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A male given name, diminutive of David.
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.
Dawn Tweet Definition of Dawn Like Definition of Dawn on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A female given name, sometimes given to someone born at that time of day
(rfdate, transfer into proper format) , go away I"m no good for you. — w:Frankie Valli, Frankie Valli, from the song of this title.
Dean Tweet Definition of Dean Like Definition of Dean on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A title afforded to a dean.
  2. A habitational surname from Middle English dene "valley".
  3. (given name, male) derived from the surname or from the title.
Debbie Tweet Definition of Debbie Like Definition of Debbie on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) A diminutive of the female given name Deborah.
Deborah Tweet Definition of Deborah Like Definition of Deborah on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical character) A judge of Israel; a nurse of Rebecca.
  2. (given name, female, from Hebrew, )
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.
dell Tweet Definition of dell Like Definition of dell on Facebook
noun
  1. valley
Denise Tweet Definition of Denise Like Definition of Denise on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) used in medieval England, newly borrowed from French in the 20th century.
Dennis Tweet Definition of Dennis Like Definition of Dennis on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, ).
Derek Tweet Definition of Derek Like Definition of Derek on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), popular in the UK in mid-twentieth century.
Desmond Tweet Definition of Desmond Like Definition of Desmond on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An Irish surname, anglicised from Deasmhumhnaigh " a man from South Munster".
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname; popular in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century.
dexter Tweet Definition of dexter Like Definition of dexter on Facebook
adjective
  1. right (italbrac, as opposed to left)
  1. (heraldry) The right side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the left side to the viewer.
Diana Tweet Definition of Diana Like Definition of Diana on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Roman mythology) The daughter of Latona and Jupiter, and twin sister of Apollo. The virgin moon goddess of the hunt, associated wild animals and the forest or wilderness, and an emblem of chastity.
  2. (given name, female)
Dick Tweet Definition of Dick Like Definition of Dick on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard, often used as a given name its own right.
    • 1888: Robert Louis Stevenson, The Black Arrow
    • : "But did my make love to you?" asked Joanna, clinging to her
      sweetheart's side.
Dinah Tweet Definition of Dinah Like Definition of Dinah on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) a female given name of biblical origin
Dirk Tweet Definition of Dirk Like Definition of Dirk on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, , ) of German and Dutch origin, cognate to Derek.
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
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
Doll Tweet Definition of Doll Like Definition of Doll on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Dorothy.
Dolly Tweet Definition of Dolly Like Definition of Dolly on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Dorothy, and later also of Dolores.
Dominica Tweet Definition of Dominica Like Definition of Dominica on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in the Caribbean. Official name: Commonwealth of Dominica.
Donald Tweet Definition of Donald Like Definition of Donald on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male).
Donna Tweet Definition of Donna Like Definition of Donna on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), from the Italian noun, or a feminine form of Donald
Dora Tweet Definition of Dora Like Definition of Dora on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female),a diminutive of Dorothy used since early 19th century; sometimes also short for Theodora or Isidora.
Dorothy Tweet Definition of Dorothy Like Definition of Dorothy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female).
Doug Tweet Definition of Doug Like Definition of Doug on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Douglas.
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.
Drew Tweet Definition of Drew Like Definition of Drew on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male) derived from Andrew.
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.
Duke Tweet Definition of Duke Like Definition of Duke on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A private university in North Carolina.
  2. (given name, male)
dulce Tweet Definition of dulce Like Definition of dulce on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) sweetness
  2. seaweed, kelp
Dustin Tweet Definition of Dustin Like Definition of Dustin on Facebook
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. (given name, male).

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