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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.
daypack Tweet Definition of daypack Like Definition of daypack on Facebook
noun
  1. A small backpack, suitable for a one-day hike or for schlepping books around campus.
defense Tweet Definition of defense Like Definition of defense on Facebook
noun
  1. The action of defending or protecting from attack, danger, or injury.
  2. Anything employed to oppose attack(s).
  3. An argument in support or justification of something.
deke Tweet Definition of deke Like Definition of deke on Facebook
noun
  1. (in hockey) A move intended to deceive the opponent.
verb (dek, ing)
  1. (Canadian English) To avoid, go around, or dodge an object, person, or conversation topic; often by using trickery.
  2. (in hockey) To execute a .
designated hitter Tweet Definition of designated hitter Like Definition of designated hitter on Facebook
noun
  1. (baseball) a batter who is permitted to substitute for a pitcher in the batting rotation in Major League Baseball's American League
  2. (colloquial) a person who is asked to substitute for another in handling a portion of a task for which the other is less capable
dice Tweet Definition of dice Like Definition of dice on Facebook
noun
  1. (form of, one of the two plurals, die
    1. Noun, die)
    • 1972, (translation), Einstein: The Life and Times, Avon Books
    • : I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw .
    • 1926 December 12, Albert Einstein, letter to Max Born
    • : Jedenfalls bin ich í¼berzeugt, dass der Alte nicht wí¼rfelt.
      1. (colloquial) An alternative singular of die when the plural is .
    • 1980, Benny Andersson and Bjí¶rn Ulvaeus, "The Winner Takes It All", Super Trouper, Polar Music
    • : The gods may throw a / Their minds as cold as ice
verb (dic, ing)
  1. (transitive) To cut into small cubes.
direct free kick Tweet Definition of direct free kick Like Definition of direct free kick on Facebook
noun
  1. (soccer) a free kick from which a goal may be scored directly
dislocate Tweet Definition of dislocate Like Definition of dislocate on Facebook
verbto dislocate (dislocatesdislocateddislocating)
  1. to put something out of its usual place
  2. (medicine) to (accidentally) dislodge a skeletal bone from its joint
    • Bill dislocated his shoulder in the fall.
dismount Tweet Definition of dismount Like Definition of dismount on Facebook
noun
  1. (gymnastics): The part of a routine in which the gymnast detaches from an apparatus.
A stylish routine, let down by a sloppy .
verb
  1. (transitive) to get off of (something)
She carefully dismounted from the horse.
  1. (computing): (transitive) to make a hard drive unavailable for use
The VMS operator tried to the unix hard drive with the <tt>DISMOUNT DISK$NFSMOUNT</tt> command, instead of <tt>umount /mnt/nfshome</tt>.
dojo Tweet Definition of dojo Like Definition of dojo on Facebook
noun
  1. A training facility for martial arts, usually led by one or more sensei.
double dribble Tweet Definition of double dribble Like Definition of double dribble on Facebook
noun
  1. (basketball) A violation committed by dribbling for a second time without giving up possession of the ball.
downhill Tweet Definition of downhill Like Definition of downhill on Facebook
noun
  1. A discipline of alpine skiing, involving the rapid descent of a hill
  2. The rapid descent of a hill in related sports
adjective (further downhill, furthest downhill)
  1. located down a slope or hill
  2. going down a slope or a hill
  3. (context, by extension) easy
adverb
  1. Going down a slope
Because we got to the summit of the mountain, we could only go downhill from there
dunk Tweet Definition of dunk Like Definition of dunk on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.
The point guard threaded a pass with pinpoint precision to the power forward for an easy dunk.
verb
  1. To submerge briefly in a liquid.
I like to dunk my donut in my coffee.
  1. To set down carelessly.
Parents shouldn't just dunk their kids in front of the TV.
  1. (basketball) (also intransitive) To put the ball directly downward through the hoop.
The center spun quickly and dunked the ball with authority.

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