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daft Tweet Definition of daft Like Definition of daft on Facebook
adjective
  1. (UK, colloquial) silly
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
dine Tweet Definition of dine Like Definition of dine on Facebook
verb , dines, dining, dined
  1. eat; eat dinner or supper
divot Tweet Definition of divot Like Definition of divot on Facebook
noun
  1. A torn up piece of turf (e.g. by a golf club in making a stroke or a horse's hoof).
dooms Tweet Definition of dooms Like Definition of dooms on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, doom)
dorty Tweet Definition of dorty Like Definition of dorty on Facebook
adjective
  1. (Geordie) dirty, Dirty, of or pertaining to lack of cleanliness.
"His claithes were "
dour Tweet Definition of dour Like Definition of dour on Facebook
adjective (er, more)
  1. stern, harsh and forbidding
  2. gloomy and sullenly unhappy
  3. unyielding and obstinate
dow Tweet Definition of dow Like Definition of dow on Facebook
verb (dows, dowing, dowed or dought, dowed or dought)
  1. (obsolete) To be worth.
  2. (obsolete) To be of use, have value.
  3. To have the strength for, to be able to.
  4. To thrive, prosper.
dozen Tweet Definition of dozen Like Definition of dozen on Facebook
noun (plural when used attributively, dozens otherwise)
  1. (countable) A set of twelve.
Can I have a dozen eggs, please?
There shouldn't be more than two dozen Christmas cards left to write.
Pack the shirts in dozens, please.
  1. (context, As plural only, always followed by of) Dozens of: A large, unspecified number of, comfortably estimated in small multiples of twelve, thus generally implied to be significantly more than ten or twelve, but less than perhaps one or two hundred; many.
There must have been dozens of examples just on the first page.
  1. An old English measure of ore containing 12 hundredweight.
Quotations
  • 1957: The dozen as a measure for iron ore remained almost completely constant at 12 cwts. during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 139.
dree Tweet Definition of dree Like Definition of dree on Facebook
verb (dree, d)
  1. (archaic) To endure, suffer, put up with, undergo.
    • 1885: And redoubled pine for its dwellers I " Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night (Volume 8)
dribble Tweet Definition of dribble Like Definition of dribble on Facebook
noun
  1. A weak, unsteady stream; a trickle.
  2. A small amount of a liquid.
  3. In sport, the act of dribbling.
verb (dribbl, es)
  1. To let saliva drip from the mouth, to drool
  2. To fall in drops or an unsteady stream, to trickle
  3. In various ball games, to run with the ball, controlling its path with the feet
  4. (basketball) To bounce the ball with one hand at a time, enabling the player to move with it.
  5. To advance by dribbling
  6. (transitive) to let something fall in drips
  7. (transitive) in various ball games, to move the ball, by repeated light kicks
  8. (transitive) in basketball, to move the ball by repeatedly bouncing it on the floor of the court
dub Tweet Definition of dub Like Definition of dub on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) A blow.
= verb (dub, b, ing)
  1. (transitive) To confer knighthood; the conclusion of the ceremony was marked by a tap on the shoulder with the sword.
  2. Hence, to name, to entitle, to call.
A man of wealth is dubbed a man of worth. Pope.
dunt Tweet Definition of dunt Like Definition of dunt on Facebook
noun
  1. (Scots) A dull-sounding blow
verbto dunt
  1. (Scots) To knock with such a blow

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