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Dauber[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. (Copperplate Print.): A pad or ball of rags, covered over with canvas, for inking plates; a dabber.
  2. A low and gross flatterer.
  3. (Zoöl.): The mud wasp; the mud dauber.

Daubry[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. Alternative form of daubery.

Daughter[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. The female offspring of the human species; a female child of any age; -- applied also to the lower animals.
  2. A female descendant; a woman.
    Quotations
    • This woman, being a daughter of Abraham.

Luke xiii. 16]]

  1. Quotations
    • Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughter of the land.

Gen. xxxiv. 1]]

  1. A son's wife; a daughter-in-law.
    Quotations
    • And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters.

Ruth. i. 11]]

  1. A term of address indicating parental interest.
    Quotations
    • Daughter, be of good comfort.

Matt. ix. 22]]

<cs><col>Daughter cell</col>

  1. (Biol.)</fld>, <cd>one of the cells formed by cell division. See <cref>Cell division</cref>, under Division.</cd></cs>

Daughter-in-law[edit]

n.; <plu>pl. <plw>Daughters-in-law</plw>.</plu> The wife of one's son.

Daughterliness[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. The state of a daughter, or the conduct becoming a daughter.

Daughterly[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. Becoming a daughter; filial.
    Quotations
    • Sir Thomas liked her natural and dear daughterly affection towards him.

Cavendish]]

Dauk[edit]

Transitive verb[edit]

  1. See Dawk, v. t., to cut or gush.

Daun[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. A variant of Dan, a title of honor.

(Obsolete):

Chaucer.

Daunt[edit]

Transitive verb[edit]

<wordforms>[imperfect and past participleDaunted; present participle Daunting.]</wordforms> 

Etymology[edit]

OF. <ets>danter</ets>, F. <ets>dompter</ets> to tame, subdue, fr. L. <ets>domitare</ets>, v. intens. of <ets>domare</ets> to tame. See Tame.]

  1. To overcome; to conquer.

(Obsolete):

  1. To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.
    Quotations
    • Some presences daunt and discourage us.

Glanvill]]

<syn>Syn. -- To dismay; appall. See Dismay.</syn>

Daunter[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. One who daunts.

Dauntless[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. Incapable of being daunted; undaunted; bold; fearless; intrepid.
    Quotations
    • Dauntless he rose, and to the fight returned.

Dryden]]

-- <wordforms><wf>Daunt"less*ly</wf>, adv. -- <wf>Daunt"less*ness</wf>,

Noun[edit]

</wordforms>

Dauphin[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

F. <ets>dauphin</ets>, prop., a dolphin, from L. <ets>delphinus</ets>. See Dolphin. The name was given, for some reason unexplained, to Guigo, count of Vienne, in the 12th century, and was borne by succeeding counts of Vienne. In 1349, Dauphiny was bequeathed to Philippe de Valois, king of France, on condition that the heir of the crown should always hold the title of <ets>Dauphin</ets> de Viennois.]

  1. The title of the eldest son of the king of France, and heir to the crown. Since the revolution of 1830, the title has been discontinued.

Dauphiness, ∨ Dauphine[edit]

∨ <hw>,

Noun[edit]

  1. The title of the wife of the dauphin.

Dauw[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

D.]

  1. (Zoöl.): The striped quagga, or Burchell's zebra, of South Africa (<spn>Asinus Burchellii</spn>); -- called also <altname>peechi</altname>, or <altname>peetsi</altname>.

Davenport[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the original maker. Encyc. Dict.]

  1. A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir.
    Quotations
    • A much battered davenport in one of the windows, at which sat a lady writing.

A. B. Edwards]]

Davidic[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. Of or pertaining to David, the king and psalmist of Israel, or to his family.

Davit[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cf. F. <ets>davier</ets> forceps, davit, cooper's instrument, G. <ets>david</ets> davit; all probably from the proper name <ets>David</ets>.]

  1. (Naut.)</fld> <sd>(a)</sd>
  2. A spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship; -- called also the <altname>fish davit</altname>.

<sd>(b)</sd> <pluf>pl.</pluf>

  1. Curved arms of timber or iron, projecting over a ship's side of stern, having tackle to raise or lower a boat, swing it in on deck, rig it out for lowering, etc.; -- called also <altname>boat davits</altname>.

Totten.

Davy Jones[edit]

.

  1. The spirit of the sea; sea devil; -- a term used by sailors.
    Quotations
    • This same Davy Jones, according to the mythology of sailors, is the fiend that presides over all the evil spirits of the deep, and is seen in various shapes warning the devoted wretch of death and woe.

Smollett]]

<cs><col>Davy Jones's Locker</col>, <cd>the ocean, or bottom of the ocean.</cd> -- <col>Gone to Davy Jones's Locker</col>, <cd>dead, and buried in the sea; thrown overboard.</cd></cs>

Davy lamp[edit]

  1. See <cref>Safety lamp</cref>, under Lamp.

Davyne[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See Davyum.]

  1. (Min.): A variety of nephelite from Vesuvius.

Davyum[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Sir Humphry <ets>Davy</ets>, the English chemist.]

  1. (Chem.): A rare metallic element found in platinum ore. It is a white malleable substance. Symbol Da. Atomic weight 154.

<-- ? Europium is 152(the closest)? -->

Daw[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

OE. <ets>dawe</ets>; akin to OHG. <ets>t&amacr;ha</ets>, MHG. <ets>t&amacr;he</ets>, <ets>t&amacr;hele</ets>, G. <ets>dohle</ets>. Cf. Caddow.]

  1. (Zoöl.): A European bird of the Crow family (<spn>Corvus monedula</spn>), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a jackdaw.
    Quotations
    • The loud daw, his throat

displaying, draw The whole assembly of his fellow daws. Waller]]

The daw was reckoned as a silly bird, and a daw meant a simpleton. See in Shakespeare: -- Then thou dwellest with daws too." (Coriolanus iv. 5, 1. 47.) Skeat.

Daw[edit]

Intransitive verb[edit]

Etymology[edit]

OE. <ets>dawen</ets>. See Dawn.]

  1. To dawn. (Obsolete): See Dawn.

Daw[edit]

Transitive verb[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contr. fr. Adaw.]

  1. To rouse.

(Obsolete):

  1. To daunt; to terrify.

(Obsolete):

B. Jonson.

Dawdle[edit]

Intransitive verb[edit]

<wordforms>[imperfect and past participleDawdled present participle Dawdling .]</wordforms> 

Etymology[edit]

Cf. Daddle.]

  1. To waste time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.
    Quotations
    • Come some evening and dawdle over a dish of tea with me.

Johnson]]

  1. Quotations
    • We . . . dawdle up and down Pall Mall.

Thackeray]]

Dawdle[edit]

Transitive verb[edit]

  1. To waste by trifling; <as>as, to <ex>dawdle</ex> away a whole morning</as>.

Dawdle[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. A dawdler.

Colman & Carrick.

Dawdler[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. One who wastes time in trifling employments; an idler; a trifler.

Dawe[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See Day.]

  1. Day.

(Obsolete):

Chaucer.

Dawk[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. See Dak.