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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
Dalmatian Tweet Definition of Dalmatian Like Definition of Dalmatian on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, demonym) A person who is from or who lives in Dalmatia.
  2. One of a breed of dog with a short, white coat with dark spots.
proper noun
  1. An extinct Romance language of Croatia.
adjective
  1. Relating to Dalmatia or people from Dalmatia.
Dan. Tweet Definition of Dan. Like Definition of Dan. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for the Book of Daniel, an Old Testament book of the Bible.
Dane Tweet Definition of Dane Like Definition of Dane on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from Denmark or of Danish descent.
Danish Tweet Definition of Danish Like Definition of Danish on Facebook
noun (Danishes)
  1. Danish pastry, light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits
proper noun
  1. The language of Denmark
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to Denmark.
Dari Tweet Definition of Dari Like Definition of Dari on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A variety of Middle Persian, the court language of the late Sassanid period and of classical Persian poetry.
  2. The dialect of the Persian language as spoken by approximately one-third of the population in Afghanistan; also referred to as Eastern Persian,Afghan Persian, or simply Persian.
    • Note: Not be confused with 3.
      1. A language of the Central Iranian family spoken by up to 15,000 people (mostly Zoroastrians) in the Yazd and Kerman areas, also known as Gabri or Gabar.
Delaware Tweet Definition of Delaware Like Definition of Delaware on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Dover.
demotic Tweet Definition of demotic Like Definition of demotic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or for the common people.
  2. Of, relating to, or written in the vulgar form of ancient Egyptian hieratic writing.
demotic script is a simplified, cursive form of hieroglyphs used in ancient egypt.
  1. Of, relating to, or written in the form of modern vernacular Greek.
demotic Greek
Dharuk Tweet Definition of Dharuk Like Definition of Dharuk on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The language of the Australian aboriginal people who lived in the area of what is now Sydney from the southern shore of Port Jackson south to Botany Bay and as far inland as what is now Camden and Penrith. Closely related to Dhurga and Thurawal. (Reference: w:R. M. W. Dixon, R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Aboriginal Words'', Oxford University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, page 25.)
digger Tweet Definition of digger Like Definition of digger on Facebook
noun
  1. A large piece of machinery that digs up holes.
  2. One who digs.
  3. (Australia) An Australian soldier.
Doric Tweet Definition of Doric Like Definition of Doric on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An ancient Greek dialect spoken in ancient times.
  2. A dialect of Lowland Scots spoken in the northeast of Scotland.
Dravidian Tweet Definition of Dravidian Like Definition of Dravidian on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A family of related ethnicities and languages primarily in South India, Southern India, Northeast Sri Lanka Tamils (native), Sri Lanka, and parts of Brahui people, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
  2. Any of several aboriginal peoples of India and Sri Lanka thought to have spread south following Aryan migration.
  3. Any of the languages of these people; Dravidic.
Dutch Tweet Definition of Dutch Like Definition of Dutch on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The main language of the Netherlands and Flanders (i.e., the northern half of Belgium).
  2. The people from the Netherlands.
  3. (archaic) The main language of the Holy Roman Empire(Germany, Austria, Alsace, Luxemburg)
  4. (archaic) A German
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the Netherlands, the Dutch people or the Dutch language.
  2. In a shared manner; of a shared expense.
  3. (archaic) Pertaining to the Dutch, the Germans, and the Goths.
Dutchman Tweet Definition of Dutchman Like Definition of Dutchman on Facebook
proper noun (Dutchmen)
  1. A Dutch man; a man from the Netherlands.

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