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Deacon nBorrowed from Greek; the name of an order of ministers or officers of the christian church. 2. a member of the christian church ranking just below bishops and priests and having the functions of assisting the priests and visiting the sick. 3. a protestant layman who assists the minister; a deacon; a bead.
Deacon vbTo read aloud each line of a psalm or hymn before singing it. 2. hypocritical posing - to pack fruit or vegetables with the best produce on the top. 3. to slyly alter the boundaries of land. 5. to adulterate.
Deaconhood nOffice of a deacon; deacon collectively.
Deaconship nThe office or position of a deacon.
Dead n"The Dead" - those who have died; collective term for those who have died.
Dead vbTo die. 2. to lose or be deprived of vitality, vigour or force (lit. and fig.) 3. to be ignorant or unprepared. 4. to make dead (lit. and fig;) cause to die, put to death, kill, slay. 5. to deprive of sensation or consciousness; stupefy, benumb, become numb, lose heat or glow. 6. to render spiritually dead. 7. to deprive of active or effective physical quality; to deaden, make dead, extinguish. 8. to check and retard (motion or force); to destroy with force or effect. 9. to cause one to fail in reciting (due to difficult questions fired at the speaker (as he 'deaded' several promising students).
Dead adjDead, no longer living. 2. fig. not alive; lacking life. 3. of another person: so hated that they are absolutely ignored, she is dead to me. 4. without emotion. 5. stationary; static. 5. without interest to one of the senses; dull; flat. 6. unproductive: dead time; dead fields. 7. broken or inoperable. 8. no longer used or required.

9. sports: not in play, once the ball crosses the boundary line, it's dead. 10. of golf: lying so near the hole that the player is certain to hole it in the next stroke. 11. full and complete, as in dead stop; dead sleep; dead giveaway. 12. exact: dead center; dead aim; a dead eye. 12. experiencing pins and needles, paresthesia. 13. sure to be in big trouble. 14. constructed so as not to transmit sound; soundless) Bringing death; deadly. 15. in engineering: not imparting motion or power.

Dead phr"Be a Dead Duck" - to be a failure.
Dead phr"Be a Dead Weight" - be a heavy burden, difficult to move, carry or manipulate because bulky inert.
Dead phr"Become a Dead Duck" - something that is finished, over with; failed.
Dead phr"Be Dead and Buried" - (over some issue) - definitely concluded, especially so long ago to be nearly forgotten. 2. bygones, too much water under the bridge, long ago irrelevant.
Dead phr"Be Dead As a Door nail" - really or emphatically dead; absolutely dead. 2. the large-headed nails with which doors were studded for extra strength and protection. 3. totally dead or without life along time ago.
Dead phr"Be Dead Beat" - exhausted, tired out.
Dead phr"Be Dead from the Neck Upwards" - stupid, foolish, dull and slow, and lacking mental alertness.
Dead phr"Be Dead in the Water" - doomed, unable to achieve or succeed. 2. unable to function or move, inoperable, originally referred to a ship in distress, later applied in a colloquial sense.
Dead phr"Be Deadly Earnest" - be very serious.
Dead phr"Be Dead To The World" - fast asleep, unconscious.
Dead phr"Be Dead Wood" - useless
Dead phr"Blessed Are the Dead, That the Rain Rains" - a once traditional comment of goodwill at a funeral.
Dead phr"Dead and Buried" - long forgotten.
Dead phr"Dead and Gone" - dead, buried and forgotten.
Dead phr"Dead and Done For" - exhausted, worn out. 2. doomed to death or destruction.
Dead phr"Dead as a Doornail" - dead without hope of resuscitation (fig) without vitality or importance.
Dead phr"Dead From the Neck Up" - stupid, or uninterested in any kind of mental, artistic, political etc, activity.
Dead phr"Dead Men Don't Bite" - killing an enemy put an end to one's personal threat or danger.
Dead men n"Dead Men Tell No Tales" - once someone is dead, they can no longer speak to others, hence killing someone is the best way to keep him or her permanently silent. 2. men who have been killed do not give away incriminating evidence.
Deadman phr"Dead Man Walking" - a condemned prisoner walking to the death chamber or other place of execution. 2. someone who is about to die soon. 3. someone who is about to face an unavoidable loss; (though the person may not realize it.)
Dead phr"Dead on" - exactly right, spot on, accurately. 2. very fond of. 3. dealing very strictly with a person or in handling a situation. 2. very good at dealing with.
Dead phr"Dead one" - a horse that has no chance of winning. 2. one doomed, or of the verge of death. 3. a useless, socially impoverished person. 4. fool, simpleton, dill.
Dead phr"Dead on One's Feet" - utterly worn out, exhausted.
Dead phr"Dead on Time" - at exactly, or appointed time.
Dead phr"Dead or Alive" - whether dead (possibly killed) or alive.
Dead phr"Dead to (Someone/Something)" - impervious to and unaffected by something or someone.
Dead phr"Dead to the World/Wide" (1)- one who declares that herself or himself have broken-off all but minimum contact with fellow members with society.
Dead phr"Dead to the World" (2)- sound asleep.
Dead phr"Dead to Rights" - with no excuse; without excuse. 2. certain, sure. 3. (sl) caught in the act.
Dead phr"Drop Dead!" - go away, I want no dealings with you.
Dead phr"Enough to Wake the Dead" - very loud.
Dead phr"Go Dead" - cease working, operating.
Dead phr"In A Dead Hand" - a term describing land held by a corporation or company and not by one person.
Dead phr"In the Dead of Night" - the darkest and quietest part of night.
Dead phr "Leave For Dead" - to be far superior to.
Dead phr"Let the Dead Bury the Dead" - one's past transgressions should be forgotten.
Dead phr"Over My Dead Body" - only if my most vigorous approach or opposition fails: never.
Dead phr"Play Dead" - remain motionless and appear dead.
Dead phr"Put the Dead Wood On" - procure a grat advantage over.
Dead phr"Run Into a Dead End" - get now ehere in an investigation.
Dead phr"Step Into Dead Men's Shoes" - job opportunity provided by somebody's death.
Dead phr"Shot Stone Dead" - completely dead.
Dead phr"Throw Out the Dead Wood" - get rid of the out of date, or not relevant or useful, unsatisfactory, especially staff in government administration.
Dead phr"Work a Dead Horse" - perform work already paid for, or as a pay off for a debt.
Dead phr"Wouldn't be Seen Dead In, Or With" - to have nothing to do with someone or something. 2. would be to embarrassed or ashamed to do something.
Dead-alive adj.Spiritless, alive but lacking animation. 2. dead, while yet alive, inactive. 3. dull, miserable, down in the mouth.
Dead-asleep adjFast asleep, in a deep sleep.
Deadbeat nA beat or stroke which stops dead without recoil. 2. a worthless idler, wastrel, who sponges on friends; a loafer; cadger, malingerer. 3. a person down on luck. 4. of things: a deception, failure.
Deadbeat adjUtterly exhausted.
Deadbeat vbTo exhaust, wear out. 2. to sponge, loaf, cheat. 3. to waste time, idle.
Dead-beaten adjExhausted, worn out
Dead-beatness nQuality or state of being a sponger, loafer, out of luck.
Deadbolt nThe part of the lock which is moved when the key is engaged. 2. a kind of lock in which the bolt is held in place by the cylinder
Deadbolt vbTo fasten and secure by a dead lock.
Deadborn adj.Stillborn, born dead.
Dead-box nA vehicle used for carrying dead bodies, especaially from a nmine; a hearse (loosely).
Deadbroke adjCompletely without money or funds.
Deadcart nA cart on which bodies are carried away during times of pestilence or plague.
Dead-clothes nClothes adorning the body of a dead person.
Dead-day nDay of one's death.
Dead-doing n.Killing, murdering.
Dead-doing adjMurderous, doing-to-death, homicidal.
Dead drop n(In the parlance of spies and espionage: a location used to secretly items between two persons, without requiring them to meet.
Dead-drunk adjHeavy intoxicated or under the influence of drink.
Dead duck nOne who has failed; a hopeless person, one has no chance; a goner. 2. a complete, irredeemable person.
Deaden vbTo become dead (lit & fig.): lose vitality, force. 2. to kill. 3. to kill trees by ring-barking. 4. to deprive of vitality, force, or sensibility. 5. to deprive of some effective physical quality; as lustre, flavour, etc' to make dull, etc. 6. to destroy or reduce energy of (motion).
Dead end nA blind alley, cul-de-sac; a dead-end street. 2. a policy of going nowhere. 3. impasse.
Dead end adjThat leads nowhere and having no prospect of advance or promotion.
Dead end vbTo bring to a dead end; to meet impasse.
Dead-end phr"To Run Into A Dead-end" - to get nowhere or make no progress in an invitation.
Dead-ender nOne whose life is leading nowhere, without hope or promise.
Dead-end folk nThose who live in slums, ghettos, black-streets or the boondocks.
Dead-end street nA cul-de-sac, the vagina (sl)
Dead-eye nA sharp-eyed person.
Dead-eye vbTo stare in a cold chilly manner.
Dead-eyed adjSharp of sight, perspicacious.
Dead fall nA tangled mass of fallen trees. 2. a low-drinking place; rough saloon, hotel, speak-easy.
Dead-fallow nA rest from cultivation of land during both summer and winter (a year long.)
Dead-fire nThe luminous appearance called St Elmo's Fire, viewed with superstition supposed to presage death.
Dead first adjFirst, especially first place in a contest or competition.
Dead give-awaynIdiomatically something that is disclosed unintentionally. 2. a complete betrayal. 3. a swindle, deception.
Dead-hand nAn expert (generally); one who rarely fails. 2. an oppressive or retarding influence.
Dead-handed adjOppressively old-fashioned or outdated.
Deadhead n.One admitted to an event without paying to bolster the numbers. 2. one who receives goods and services for nothing. 3. a simpleton, dullard. 4. a person who contributes nothing to an enterprise; an unenterprising person. 5. a lazy, worthless person. 6. a hippie, esp. one devoted to a next-to-nature lifestyle.
Deadhead vbTo admit as a "deadhead.' 2. to obtain services, privilege without paying. 3. to drive an empty train, truck, vehicle. 4. to travel free of charge or without paying a fare. 5. to remove dead flowers (deadheading) from a plant. 5. the act or practice of being a deadhead.
Deadhead adjUseless, non-participative. 2. free of charge.
Deadheading nThe practice of admitting persons to an event without paying in order to bolster the numbers attending, in order to create there is a strong following.
Dead Heart n"The Dead Heart" - the remote, desert inland region of Australia. 2. the main cemetery of a large city or metropolis.
Deadhearted adj.Callous, dead-in-feeling, insensible.
Dead-heartedness nThe state or quality of being callous, insensitive, hardhearted.
Deadheartly advIn a callous, insensitive, unfeeling manner.
Deadheat nA race in which two or more contestants reach (or are level at) the finishing line at the same time. 2.
Deadheat vbTo run a dead heat.
Deadheater nOne who runs a dead heat.
Deadhorse phr"To Whip or Beat a Dead Horse" - to persist or continue far beyond any purpose, interest or reason. 2. to try to get something that can not give anymore. 3. to try to arouse new or fresh interest in something or situation that is either hopeless or already settled.
Deadhouse nMortuary. 2. a very run-down, unattractive bar or hotel. 3. a room set aside in a lowdown dive, for very intoxicated patrons.
Deadingly advIn a without life manner, so as to deaden.
Dead-in-shell nAn embryo in an egg which develops part way but dies before hatching. 2. in an inchoate state, immaturity, elementary stage.
Deadish adjSomewhat dead in various senses.
Dead knock nA knock at the door caused by no visible agent, supposed to presage the death of an occupant of the house or someone closely connected with it.
Dead knowledge(?) nDeceit, cunning, deliberately spun wrong information.
Dead last adjHopelessly last in a contest or situation.
Dead latch nA kind of latch whose bolt maybe locked so that it cannot be opened from the inside by the handle, or from outside by the latch key.
Dead lift nThe exertion of the utmost strength when lifting a weight beyond one's power to move. 2. a hopeless exigence; a position or moment in which one can do more. 3. an effort in which the whole strength is applied to move something. 4. a sheer lift; a supreme effort.
Dead light nA luminous presence seen over putrescent bodies in graveyards etc.; a corpse-light, corpse-candle.
Deadlihood nA deadly condition; the state of the dead; deadhood, deadlihead.
Dead line n(sl) a red light district of a town or city.
Deadline nA line that does not move or run. 2. a line drawn around a military prison, beyond which a prisoner is liable to be shot. 3. a time by which material has to be ready for inclusion in a particular issue of a publication, such as a newspaper. 4. a time limit.
Deadline n"Meet a Deadline" - have something done or ready on time.
Deadliness nThe condition of being subject to death. 2. the quality of deadly or fatal.
Deadlink nAn internet hypertext link that points to a web page or a website which is permanently unavailable
Deadload nThe weight of a structure itself, including the weight of fixtures or equipment permanently attached to it.
Deadlock nA complete standstill, a position in which it is impossible to proceed. 2. a standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; stalemate, impasse. 3. an ordinary lock which opens and shuts only with a key; occasionally, a padlock. 4. a hospital where persons suffering from venereal disease are cared for. 5. in computing, a deadlock occurs when two processes compete for the same resources but in an order that causes a stalemate/deadlock. (See: 'live lock').
Deadlock vbTo bring to a deadlock or complete standstill.
Deadlocked adjBrought to a deadlock or standstill by two forces, contestants being equally matched. 2. stalemated, in an impasse, in a stand-still state.
Deadlocking nThe state or condition of being deadlocked.
Deadlong adjDuring the time one is dead, eternally; permanent;(opposite to 'lifelong).
Dead loss nTotal loss: useless; useless, unworkable object. 2. an absolutely useless person, idea or enterprise. 3. a totally unproductive, unprofitable charge.
Deadly advIn a deadly manner, mortally, fatally, excessively.
Deadly-lively adjOffering false joviality
Deadly Never-green nThe gallows, the leafless trees.
Deadly sin nSin that leads to eternal damnation. 2. any of the seven deadly sins: anger, greed, envy, gluttony, lust, pride and sloth.
Deadly Nightshade nAtropa Belladonna. 2. (slang) the lowliest kind of sex-worker, prostitute.
Deadly sin nSin that leads to eternal damnation. 2. any of the seven deadly sins: anger, greed, envy, gluttony, lust, pride and sloth.
Deadman nEmpty beer bottles at a party, etc. 2. a scarecrow.
Deadman phr"Dead Man Walking" - a condemned prisoner walking to the death chamber or other place of execution. 2. someone who is about to die soon. 3. someone who is about to face an unavoidable loss; (though the person may not realize it.)
Deadman phr"In Deadman's Shoes" - anything that one would not rather have to experience or endure, but cannot a void it.
Deadman's bells nThe plant Digitalis purpurea, the foxglove.
Dead man's fingers nThe plant, Orchis maculata latifolia.
Deadman's hand nA hand supposedly held by Wild Bill Hickok when he was shot in the back at deadwood, South Dakota.
Deadman's Handle nA handle on the controller of an electric train, etc., so designed that it cuts off the current and applies the brakes if the driver released the pressure from illness or some other cause.
Deadman's shoes nJob opportunity provided by someone's death or retirement.
Deadman's thumb nOrchis mascula.
Deadman's walk nThe walk of a condemned prisoner to a place of execution.
Deadmeat nA corpse, carcass. 2. something doomed by obsolesence, ruin, or death. 3. a prostitute. 4. a horse which has no chance of winning.
Dead Men's Fingers nRubus caesius; dewberries.
Deadneck nA very stupid person complete dolt, lacking mentally alertness, dill, fool.
Deadness adj.The condition of being dead in various senses of the verb. 2. want of some physical quality; absence of lustre or colour, dullness, want of taste, flatness, inspidity.
Dead nettle nLaminium masculatum, and other various plants.
Dead-of-night adjIn the very dead of night, when few people are around and little happens as the city 'sleeps;' such as in the dead or cold and dark depths of winter.
Deadpan adjLacking any facial expression; impassive. 2. speaking without expression, especially when one needs to do so; expressionless.
Dead-reckoning nTo calculate one current position by using a determined position or fix, and advancing that position based upon known or estimated speeds over elapsed time and course. 2. (colloq.) claim what one is saying is absolutely true.
Dead run nA situation when public transport vehicles run without carrying and accepting passengers; dead-heading. 2. used colloquially: to accept a passage free of charge.
Dead Sea nA small, below-the-sea-level, saltwater lake bordered by Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan, known from biblical time.
Dead Sea Apple nThe Apple of Sodom - a fruit described by biblical writers anciently as of fair look on the outside, but dissolving into ashes and smoke when plucked. Name given afterwards to the fruit of "Solan sodom."
Deadshot nA person who shots accurately.
Deadsick adjSick as one can be.
Dead-slayer nOne guilty of manslaughter.
Deadsmooth adjFinest covering of smoothness.
Dead soul nSomeone who is no longer alive; a decedent.
Deadstick landing nA forced landing of an aircraft when it loses power and forced to land.
Dead still advNot changing one' sposition, stance, perhaps even one's facial expressions at all; absolutely still.
Deadstock nA term used to describe goods that have little sales and become out of fashion, before being removed from sale. Sometimes this stock is returned to the shelf and offered for sale with the same tags and at the same price.
Deadstruck adjParalyse with fear or horror.
Dead sweat nDeath sweat.
Dead time nTime in which someone or something is inactive or unable to act productively. 2. any period of one's prison sentence where one is prohibited from associating with fellow prisoners. 3. any time spent in prison that doesn't reduced one's sentence.
Deadtimed adjInactive, non-productive.
Dead tongue nA language no longer spoken.
Deadtops nTrees whose top foliage is dead.
Dead water nWithout a current, still, stagnant water. 2. the eddy water just behind the stern of a ship under way. 3. the stillest side of the tide, when the rise and fall of the tide are at minimum; the neap tide.
Dead week nA week or so before students at Universities sit their end of year exams; it is a stressful week of cramming.
Dead weight nThe unrelieved weight of a heavy, still mass. 2. a heavy burden or stressful, very difficult time.
Dead well nA well used to carry away surface or refuse water.
Death whisper nSound waves of such high frequency as to be inaudible to human ears, and having the power to kill small animals as fish in the water, under certain conditions.
Deadwood nWood dead on a tree (lit.) 2. the dead branches, without any further possibility of future growth, of a fruit tree or trees in general 2. a person or thing regarded as useless, unprofitable, a hindrance or impediment to progress.
Deadwood phr"Put the Deadwood On" - to have superiority or power over.
Dead work nWork not directly productive, but done in preparation for future work; work in progress, not finished.
Deaf n"The Deaf" - those suffering hearing impairment, the deaf collectively.
Deaf vbInsensible to certain kinds of sounds. 2. fig. not given ear to; unwilling to hear or listen; inattentive. 3. dull, stupid, absurd, mentally and aurally unaware and unalert. 4. numb, without sensation. 5. of sounds: so dull as to be hardly indistinctly heard; muffled. 6. lacking essential characteristics or quality; hollow, empty, barren, insipid, unproductive. ++++++
Deaf vbTo become deaf. 2. to make deaf; deafen. 3. to down a sound (out) with a louder sound.
Deaf phr"As Deaf as an Adder" - very or totally deaf.
Deaf phr"Be Deaf and Dumb" - be unable to hear or speak.
Dear phr"Fall on Deaf Ears" - be deliberately ignored.
Deaf phr"Give a Deaf Ear To" - to not take heed of what someone is telling you. 2. ignore, take no involvement in the plight of others.
Deaf phr"None as Deaf as Those Won't Hear" - if you tell someone something that he or she does not wish to know, he or she will not pay attention to.
Deaf phr"Turn a Deaf Ear to" - delierately ignore.
Deaf adder nA local name in England for the slow worm.
Deaf and Dumb nName once applied (now considered vulgar) to deaf people who cannot speak.
Deaf-blind adjCombination of hearing and visual loss. 2. sightless and without hearing.
Deaf-blindness nThe state or condition of being without hearing or sight; (also, applied to person with some limited sight and hearing).
Deaf-dumbness nAphonia; hearing and speech impairment.
Deaf-ear nA cotyledon or seed leaf of some plants. 2. the ear lobe of the domestic fowl.
Deaf-eared adjThe auricles of the heart.
Deafen vbTo make deafen; to deprive and take power of hearing. 2. to stun with noise. 3. to render (a sound) inaudible; to drown by a louder sound. 3. to become deaf.
Deafened adjWithout hearing.
Deafening adjThat deafens or stuns with noise
Deafeningly advIn a deafening manner.
Deafhood nDeafness.
Deafish adjSomewhat or rather deaf.
Deafly advIn a deaf-like manner. 2. without hearing (lit. and fig.)dully, indistinctly, obscurely to the ear.
Deafness nThe state or condition of being deaf.
Deaf nettle nThe stingless nettle.
Deaf nut nOne with no kernel. 2. (fig.)for something hollow, worthless or unsubstantial.
Deal nPart, portion, amount, share. 2. with an ordinal number, expressing an aliquot part of the whole, as half-deal 3. with an indefinite and distributive numerals as each, every, never, some, as every-deal , some-deal. 3. with other and comparitive words, as more, less, better or part of the remainder, the other deal, (the other part); the rst, remainder. 4. the better deal (fig.) the superior, the better. 5. for the worst deal, the most prt , mostly, on most occasions. 6. a part allowed or portioned to any one ; a portion, share, dole. 7. a portion or share of land. 8. an amount or quantity; a considerable amount, a good deal.
Deal nA slice sawn from a log of timber, usually no more than 7 inches long and three inches thick.
Deal vbTo deal with, to act in regard to, act upon, administer, handle effectively; to grapple with successfully.
Deal phr"It's a Deal" - it is agreed.
Deal phr"Deal In" - to deal cards to a new player in a poker game. 2. to buy and sell (trade in) a named commodity. 3. handle, do business in.
Dealphr"Deal Out" - to stop dealing cards to a player. 2. administer, deal out.
Deal phr"Deal With" - to handle verbally in some form of artistic expression. 2. to address or deal aa a subject. 3. trade with; do business with. 4. handle, tackle, confront, so as to settle, remedy, reform something. 5. handle some offence.
Deal phr"Deal With the Devil" - an agreement in which a person abandon his or her principles in order to obtain wealth or other benefits.
Deal phr"Get A Fair/Good Deal" - a substantial amount, quality, quite a lot.
Deal phr"Get A Raw Deal" - to be treated unfairly.
Deal phr"Get a Sweetheart Deal" - an agreement negotiate in private without full regard to the interest of those affected.
Deal phr'It's a Deal" - it is agreed.
Deal phr"The New Deal" - a series of domestic programs, enacted in the US between 1933-38 focusing on the social, economic and financial of Americamn society.
Deal phr"Wheel and Deal" - to energetically enter into a commercial traansaction of dubious propriety.
Deal-breaker nIn business a factor or issue that, if it is not settled between the parties, may result in one parties withdrawing from the negotiation.
Dealer nOne who deals (divides, distributes, delivers) things, especially cars; a middleman; a monger. 2. a type of stockbroker or trader. 3. one who deals the cards in a card game. 4. one who deals in illicit drugs.
Dealerdom n.The sphere of influence of a dealerb or dealers; dealers collectively.
Dealership nThe position, business or priveleges of a dealer; one who that sells items, especially cars. 2. an authorized trading establishment
Dealing nDivision, distribution, of goods and services. 2. sharing a part, division. 3. intercourse, friendly or business connexion. 4. trading, trafficking, buying and selling. 5. acting in some specific way towards others; way of acting, behaviour, conduct.
Dealth n.A portion dealt, (wealth)
Dealmaker nOne who makes or brokers business or political transactions.
Dealmaking nThe making of commercial, financial or political deals.
Dealsman nA partner, a sharer.
Dealy adjAn object,esp. a gadget, whose name the speaker can not currently remember. 2. a gizmo, a thing-me-bob.
Dear nA beloved person; used as terms of endearment; beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love. 2. a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child; a dear.
Dear adv With affection; dearly, affectionately, dear. 2. at a great cost or high price.
Dear adj(Not in cognate language) of persons: brave, bold, strenuous, hardy, difficult. 2. glorious, noble, honourable worthy. 3. dearly loved; beloved, darling, dear. 4. with or in a close or intimate relationship; good, near. 5. earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "heartfelt condolences"; earnest, heartfelt. 6: having a high price; costly high-priced ;much too dear costly, dear, high-priced, pricey, pricy. 7. bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive. 8. marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year. 9. highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious; hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.
Dear vbTo make dear or expensive. 2. to raise the price of. 3. to endear. 4. to address a person as 'as dear'
Dear phr"Dear only Knows" - nobody knows; there 's no means of knowing.
Dear phr"Dear to Somebody's Heart" - dera to somebody; much loved or liked by somebody; close to somebody's heart.
Dear phr"Oh, Dear(ie) Me" - exclamation expressing surprize, regret, sympathy,anxiety, and many other emotions.
Dear phr"For Dear Life" - as a matter of extreme urgency.
Dear phr"Ride For Dear Life" - to act as if one's with depends on it (quickly)
Dear phr"Think Dear" - to seem right or proper.
Dearbought adjBought at a high price. 2. achieved or obtained at great sacrifice.
Dearheart nA term of affection.
Dearie nA little dear, darling, a familiar term of amatory, or conjugal endearment.
Dearly adjIllustrious, splendid, brave.
Dearly advIn a dear manner: loveable, heartfelt, affectionate manner.
Dearness nThe quality of being dear. 2. high esteem. 3, great affection; intimacy, mutual affection; fondness. 4. expression or token of affection. 5. the quality of being dear, costly, expensive of price. 6. expensiveness, costliness.
Dear onenMy dear; my darling. 2. dearest friend, enemy, foe. 3.
Dearth nAn acute insufficiency; dearth, famine, scarcity, shortage. 2. an insufficient quantity or number. dearth, scarcity, paucity. 3. scarcity which renders dear; want; lack; specifically, lack of food on account of failure of crops; famine. 4. a scarcity of provisions. 5. an absence, insufficiency, lack, meagerness, paucity, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, sparseness, sparsity, want.
Dearworth nPrecious, valuable, beloved.
Dearworthily advWorthily, honourably, preciously, richly, affectionately.
Dear-worthiness nState or quality of being precious, having worthfulness, being valuable.
Dearworthy adjWorthy of high estimation; precious, costly. 2. worthy, honourable, noble, glorious. 4. of persons: dearly esteemed, dearly beloved, valuable.
Deary adjPrecious, endeared, loved, esteemed. 2. a little costly or expensive.
Dear year nA year of dearth, shortage, deprivation.
Death nThe event of dying or departure from life; death, decease, expiry. 2. the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism. 3. the absence of life or state of being dead. 4. the time when something ends; death, dying, demise. 5. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; death, last. 6. the personification of death. 7. a final state, end, destruction, death. 8. the act of killing.Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation. 9. manner of dying; act or state of passing from life. 10. cause of loss of life. 11. personified: The destroyer of life, -- conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe. 12. murder; murderous character. 13. (theol.) loss of spiritual life. 14. anything so dreadful as to be like death. 15. cessation, last breath, last things, latter end, swansong.
Death phr"Be At Death's Door" - be on the point of death; dangerously ill.
Death phr"Be At the Gates of Death" - grave; in the dying stage of life.
Death phr"Be Death on Anything" - be unusually attached to; especially fond of. 2. to dislike intensely enough to kill.
Death phr"Be In At the Death" - to be present at the very end.
Death phr"Be On One's Death Bed" - bed or other place where one is dying.
Death phr"Be Sick Of" - thoroughly fed up.
Death phr"Be the Death Of" - to be the cause of someone's death; or cause great amusement, trouble, annoyance.
Death phr"Be the Kiss of Death" - something that brings about ruin.
Death phr"Bore Someone to Death" - to greatly weary someone by dull and uninteresting conversation or by lack of action.
Death phr"Death Under Shield" - death in battle, war, military confrontation.
Death phr"Do To Death" - overdo, overexpose.
Death phr"Feel Like Death Warmed Up" - feel exhausted, ill.
Death phr"Have a Death Wish" - the contemplation of action so foolish that it is likely to lead to utter disaster.
Death phr"Hold On Like Grim Death" - hold something tenaciously.
Death phr"Like Death Warmed Up" - to feel exhausted, ill.
Death phr"One's Death Throes" - the last stage before a person or animal dies, whether in unconscious pain, or not. 2. fig. in the last stages in the break-up of an empire, institution, industry.
Death phr"On the Death-knock" - at the very last moment.
Death phr"Put to Death" - execute, kill.
Death phr'Slowly Bleed to Death" - to be heading in gradual steps towards total ruin.
Death phr"To The Death" - wage war till the death. 2. until somebody is defeated or killed.
Death phr"Work Something to Death" - force something to work excessively, or overexpose something.
Death phr"Work to Death" - to wear oneself with effort, exhaustion. 2. to work some else to death (lit.)
Death adder nA name for the geus Acanthophis of venomous serpents, esp Acanthophis antarctica of australia.
Death angel nThe harbinger of death.
Death bed nThe bed on which a person dies; the bed of death. 2. the grave.
Death beamnThe tree of death; gallows.
Death bell nA bell tolled at the death of a person. 2. a sound in the ears like that of a bell supposed by the superstitious to portend a death.
Death-bird nA bird that feeds on dead bodies, a carrion-feeding birds; a bird supposed to bode death. 2. a raven.
Death-blast nA violent storm or gale at sea.
Death-bone nCustom among the Erd-folk of Australia where a bone is pointed at someone with the intention to cause his/ hers death.
Deathcare nThe provisions of products and services for the burial or cremation of the dead.
Death-cup nThe poisonous mushroom 'Amanita phalloides'.
Death-day nThe day on which a person dies. 2. the anniversary of someone death.
Death-dealer nDeath-monger: one who peddles death; a murderer of many.
Death-dew n"Ashen as the Cheek with Death-dew's icy cold." - death's icy coldness.
Death-door knocking adj"Many death-door-knocking" soul complain." - those about to die sate of unwellness.
Death-evil nA contagious disease; a plague, as in 'death-evil took him'.
Death-fire nA luminous aaearance suupposed to be seen over a dead body; (death or dead light) 2. the fire for the burning of people at the stake.
Deathful adjFull of death; fraught with death. 2. mortal, fatal, destructive, deadly. 3. subject to death, mortal. 4. having the appearance of death, deathly.
Deathfully advin a manner of death and slaughter.
Deathfulness nAn appearance suggestive of death.
Deathhouse nA mortuary; a part of a prison where executions take place; the death chamber; the gallows.
Death-hunter nOne who furnishes, produces reports of death for newspapers. 2. a vendor of dying speeches or confessions. 3. an undertaker. 4. an ambulance chaser: a lawyer etc.
Daeth knell nA church-bell ringing to announce the death or passing away of somebody.
Deathless adj.Immortal; not subject to death.
Deathlessly advIn an immortal manner or way.
Death light nDeathfire.
Death-like adjDeadly, fatl, mortal.
Deathliness n.The state or quality of being deathly.
Deathling n.Mortal; one subject to death.
Deathlock nA wrestling move locking one's opponent, causing great pain and submission.
Deathly adjDeathlike; gloomy, pale, etc. as death.
Deathly advResembling or to a degree like death. 2. subject to death, mortal, deathly of nature. 3. in a way causing or tending to death. 4.
Deathman n.Executioner
Deathmonger nA dealer in death, such as the buying and selling of military armanents.
Death pangnThe pain, suffering and throes of dying.
Deathrow nThe section of a rison which houses prisoner who are about to be executed.
Death's door nThe boundary of life; the border between life and death.
Death's head nThe head of 'Death' figured as a skeleton; a human skull. 2. a figure or representation of the skull; esp. as an emblem of mortality.
Death-quell nDeath by killling; homicide.
Death-sick adjMortally ill or terminally ill.
Death-sickness nThe state or condition of being mortally or terminally ill.
Death-sleep nEternal sleep.
Deathsman nAn executioner; one who puts another to death.
Death song nA song immediately before death to commemorate the dead; (a custom among australian erdfolk).
Death-sough nThe last breath of a dying person.
Deathstead nLocation of death (ones); place of execution. 2. a place of great bloodstead, killing, disaster.
Deathstick nA cigarette {sl)
Deathstruck pp.Killed. 2. struck down by a mortal wound or disease.
Death-throe(s) n.Dying stage; the agony of death; the death spasm or struggle.
Death-time nTime of one's death;
Death toll nThe number of dead as a result of war, natural disaster or other incidents.
Death trap nAny place or structure which is dangerous or unhealthly without its being suspected.
Deathward adj.Dying, heading towards death. 2. towards or tending towards one's death.
Death watch nA watch or vigil besides the dead or dying.
Death-wave nPhenomena along the coast of Britain, where gaint waves' sudden inundation took thousands of lives; bane-wave, tsunami, ettinwave.
Death-weight nA small weight place on the eyelids of the dead to keep them closed.
Death wish nA conscious or unconscious wish for the death of another. 2. a desire, esp. subconscious, for the death of oneself or someone else.
Death-worship nIn some primitive religions, deities associated with death and sometimes the practice of human sacrifice. 2. a term often used in a derogatory manner to accuse certain groups of morally abhorrent practices which put no value on human life, or seem to glorify death.
Deathworthy adj.Ripe to be killed, not worthy of living; worthy off death.
Death-wound nA wound causing death; a mortal wound.
Deathy adjOf the nature or characteristic of death. 2. to a degree resembling death.
Deave vb.To deafen, to wax deaf, deave. 2. to stun or stupefy with noise. 3. to bewilder, worry, confuse esp. by dinning in one's ears.
Deaving nState or condition of being deavely.
Deaveliness nSolitude, loneliness, want of company, solitariness.
DeavelyadjOE. sense maybe 'where nothing is heard'. 2. lonely, solitary and silent. 3. deafly.
Deche vb.Daub, Smear,
Deed nThe act of bravery; a feat, esp. with deeds of arms. 2. doings, ado, to-do. 3. deed, a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it. 2. something that people do or cause to happen; act, deed, human action, human activity, duty. 3. that which is done or effected by a responsible agent; an act; an action; a thing done; -- whatever is done, good or bad, great or small. 4. illustrious act; achievement; exploit. 5. power of action; agency; efficiency. 6. to be, both will and deed, made free. 7. fact; reality; -- whence we have in deed. 8. in law a sealed instrument in writing, on paper or parchment, duly executed and delivered, containing some transfer, bargain, or contract ; (the term is generally applied to conveyances of real estate. 9. performance; -- followed by of.
Deed vbTo convey or transfer by deed; as, he deeded all his earthly things to his eldest son.
Deed phr"In Deed" - in fact, in reality, in with, in truth.
Deed phr"With The Deed" - in the act of.
Deed-bote nBoot, amends, expiation. 2. amends-deed, penance, repentance.
Deed-box nA strong-box for keeping deeds and other documents.
Deed-doer nOne who does or performs a deed.
Deeded adjCharacterized by deed.
Deedful adjFull of deeds, active, effective.
Deedfully advActively, effectively.
Deedholder nOne who holds a deed.
Deedily advActively, busily.
Deeding nActual doing; carrying out in deed. 2. activity, action, doing.
Deedless adjWithout action or deed. 2. of persons: performing no deeds; doing nothing, inactive, without activity. 3. incapable, helpless.
Deedworthy adjActions worthy of praise or commendation.
Deedy adjFull of activity, active. 2. earnest, serious. 3. actual, real.
Deem n.Judgement, opinion, thought, surmise.
Deem vbFrom Old English dēman: to judge, determine, reckon, decide, decree, sentence, condemn, assign, deem, consider, think, estimate, compute, examine, prove, doom, condemn, praise, glorify, tell, declare. 2. to keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; deem, hold, view as. 3. to decide; to judge; to sentence; to condemn, doom. 4. to account; to esteem; to think; to judge; to hold in opinion; to regard. 5. to be of opinion; to think; to estimate; to opine; to suppose. 6. to adjudge; decree. 7. to dispense (justice); administer (law). 8. to think, judge, or hold as an opinion; decide or believe on consideration; suppose. 9. to hold in belief or estimation; adjudge as a conclusion; regard as being; evaluate according to one's beliefs; account.
Deemed adjThought, supposed, judged; deemed.
Deemer nJudge; dempster, one who deems; a deemer, one who opines. 2. one who censures or unfavorably criticises.
Deeming nJudging, judgement. 2. the forming or expanding of an opinion or judgement. 3. thinking, opining, censuring, or surmising.
Deemster nA judge.
Deemstership nOffice of a deemster or judge.
Deep nThe deep part of a sea, ocean, main, lake, river. 2. deep place in the earth. a deep pit, cavity, depression on a surface. 3. the middle and most intense part of a (winter's) night (the depths) when cold, stillness, or darkness is the most intense. 4. deep, mysterious or unfathomable matters or thought. 5. sagacious thought or thought in getting to the bottomof things or matters; "in the deep of night"; "in the deep of winter". 6. a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor; trench, deep, oceanic abyss. 7. literary term for an ocean; "wights of the deep".
Deep vbTo make deep, deeper. 2. to make deep, depen, penetrate. 3. to plunge or immerse deeply.
Deep adj Relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "in a deep sleep". 2. marked by depth of thinking; "deep thoughts". 3. having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; "a deep well"; "a deep dive"; "deep water" "deep shelves"; "a deep closet"; "waist-deep". 4. very distant in time or space; "deep in the woods". 5. extreme; "deep happiness". 6. having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; "in deep steven". 7. strong; intense; "deep purple"; "a rich red" 8. relatively thick from top to bottom; "deep snow". 9. extending relatively far inward. 10. (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness".;"deep night". 11. large in quantity or size. 12. with head or back bent low; "a deep bow". 13. of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written 14. without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark derne". 15. cryptic, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying. 14. difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; abstruse, deep, recondite. 16. exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy.
Deep advTo a great depth; far down; deeply, deep. 2. to an advanced time; "deep into the night"; late. 3. to a great distance. 4. to a great depth; with depth; far down; profoundly; deeply, as "deep-knowing in books". Note: Deep, in its usual adverbial senses, is often prefixed to an adjective; as, deep-chested, deep-seated, deep uddered kine." 5. reaching deep going.
Deep phr"Deep as Well" - difficult to assess or understand , because he/she keeps his/her thoughts, plans to himself.
Deep phr"Deep in Thought" - temporary wholly engaged in thinking, either beacuse one is in a pensive mood, because one is thinking carefully about something or considering a problem or difficulty.
Deep phr"Deep of Night" - midnight.
Deep phr"Drink Deep" - to drink copiously.
Deep phr"Go Off the Deep End" - to give away to emotion or rage. 2.'to let oneself go'
Deep phr"In Deep Water" - in a difficult or embarrassing situation.
Deep phr"Play a Deep Game" - to show cunning.
Deep phr"Still Waters Run Deep" - one can be more emotional, knowledgeable than first appears.
Deep phr"Throw In At the Deep End" - to make someone do something difficult, esp. a job, without preparing them for it or giving them any help.
Deep blue adjDark or darkish blue.
Deep-breathing nBreathing with long breaths, especially as a form of exercise.
Deep-brooding nPensive, thoughtfully sad.
Deep-browed adjIntellectual. 2. of thinking deeply, pondering.
Deep dive vbTo analyse a mtter thoroughly and profoundly. 2. fig. to drill down
Deepdown adjFundamentally; in essence; in reality; really.
Deep-drawing n(Of ships) requiring great depth to float in.
Deep-drawn adjDrawn deeply from the depths (fig. esp. of the breast or bosom).
Deep-drenched adj(Lit and fig.)- soaked with water or other liquids. 2. fig. saturated or immersed in something, as 'deep-drenched in the sea of care'.
Deepen vbTo make or become deep or deeper (in various senses); to increase the depth of.
Deepened adjMake deep or deeper.
Deep-end nThe art of a swimming pool with relatively deep water. 2. a situation where expertise or experience.
Deepener nOne who, or that which, deepens. 2. a hypnotic suggestion designed to send the listener deeper into a state of trance.
Deepening nThe action of making something deeper, such as a bay or river by dredging. 2. the process of intensifying colour, shadow, etc. 3. a deepening of any surface.
Deepeningly advReaching more deeply or profoundly (in various senses).
Deepfelt adjFelt deeply emotionally.
Deepfetch vb.Bring or fetch from the deep
Deep-fetched adjFetched from deep (or depths) of or from the bosom, or far below the surface of things; ('farfetched').
Deep freeze vbA refrigerator, fridge or freezer of a fridge. 2. a period of extremely cold weather, ssp. one with heavy snowfall.
Deep freeze vbTo subject to deep freezing.
Deep-inside advAt heart; deep down, really.
Deepish adjSomewhat deep or profound.
Deep kiss nAn act involving considerable amount of tongue contact and erotic arousal.
Deep-laid adjThoughtfully, and meticulously carried out, often with cunningness.
Deeply advAt depth; in a deep way. 2. to a deep extent. 3. profoundly.
Deepmost adj.Deepmost, deepest, most profound.
Deep mourning nMourning symbolized by great grief.
Deep-mouthed adjHaving a deep or capacious mouth, of persons, geographical features.
Deepness nThe quality of being deep (in various senses) depth, profundity. 2. a deep place, an abyss; a deep part of the sea.
Deep North nThe state of Queensland, Australia, used in a derogative way by other australians.
Deep-read adj.Well read, deeply or widely read; skilled or knowledgeable by widespread and profound reading.
Deep-rooted adjHaving roots deeply implanted. 2. (fig.) deep-seated of feelings, opinions, prejudices
Deep sea adjOf or belonging to the deeper or deepest part of the sea or ocean; bathyonic.
Deep-seated adjHaving its seat or origin deep far beneath the surface, as a 'deep-seated hatred'. 2. (of disease)superficial.
Deepseen adj.Seen from afar. 2. that seen or has been seen deeeply into things; a microscopic looking or drill down
Deepship nDepth, profound mystery.
Deep-sighted adjProfound, incisive, as 'wholesome and deep-sighted advice'
Deep-six nThe grave, tomb, with reference to grave being dig to a depth of six feet.
Deep-sleep nA coma, cataphor. 2. somnolence marked by periods of partial consciousness. 3. in science fiction: artificially induced hibernation in humans for the purpose of undertaking distance travel to other planets.
Deepsome adjSomewhat deep or profound.
Deep South nA geographical and cultural term for some of the southern states of the US.
Deep thinker nA person whose thoughts are profound.
Deep throat nA person involved within an organization who supplies anonymously information concerning misconduct by other members of the organization, as in the Watergate affair; (after a porno-film (1972) named or title).
Deep time nThe concept of “deep time” dates back to 18th-century geologist James Hutton, who proposed that Earth was a lot older than 6,000 years, as most people thought at the time.
Deep time adjAncient, prehistoric.
Deep water nWater deep enough for deep-draft ships, esp. ocean-going ones.
Deer nA ruminant mammal with antlers and hooves of the family Cervidae; or one of several other similar species. 2. the meat or flesh of such animals; venison, deermeat, deerflesh. 3. a beast, animal generally, a quadruped, but not a fish or bird; hart, stag, buck, fawn.
Deer phr"Deer in the Headlights" - in a fear-induced state, scared stiff (lit. and fig.)when a person seems incapable of moving.
Deer-berry nGautheria procumbus.
Deerdom nThe world of deers; deers collectively.
Deer-eyed adjHaving soft or languid eye; dewy-eyed; doe-eyed..
Deer flesh nDeermeat, venison.
Deer fold nIn OE. an enclosure or cage for wild beasts in the ampitheatre.
Deer grass nMeadow-beauty.
Deer hair nA rushy plant.
Deerhood nState or quality of being a deer.
Deerhound nA breed of dog used for hunting.
Deerkind n.Beast-kind as distinct from human-kind
Deerlick nA small spring or spot of damp ground, impregnated with salt, potash, where deer come to lick.
Deerlike adjResembling or characteristic of the deer.
Deermeat nVenison, deer flesh.
Deer-skin nA leather from deer skin.
Deerstalker nOne who stalks and hunts deer. 2. a low-crowned close fitting hat worn by a deerstalker.
Deer-tiger nThe puma or cougar.
Deft adj.Gentle, meek, humble 2, skillful, dexterous, clever. 3. neat, tidy, trim, spruce, handsome, pretty.
DeftlyadvIn a deft manner.
Deftness nThe quality of being deft.
Delf n,Hole, cavity, pit, trench dug into the earth; eg. for irrigation or drainage channels in the fen districts of eastern England. 3. an excavation or delve in or into the earth (or stratum of earth) where minerals are dug from; a quarry or mine. 4. a sod, or cut turf. 5. grave, burial place. 6. the act of delving: a thrust of a spade., dark inn
Delve nA cavity in or under the ground; excavation, pit, den, delf. 2. a hollow or depress in a surface. 3. a wrinkle. 4. the act of delving or plunging of a spade into the ground. 5. the burrowing of an animal. 6. a slope of a hill; a brae.
Delve vb.To dig, excavate, delf, delve, plough, turn over the soil; to dig, labour or turn over with a spade. 2. to make, or put a hole in the ground by digging, pit. 3. to bury a corpse; to exhume a body. 4. to obtain by digging. 5. to penetrate by digging. 6. to dint or indent. 7. to make a laborious search for a 'buried' treasures; fig. to make a laborious search for information, the truth, facts. 8. to work hard, slave drudgely. 9. to make a sudden dip or deep descent. 10. to dip with violence. 11. to plunge into water.
Delved adjDug, excavated, ploughed. 2. exhumed; dug up. 3. searched for diligently (for information, truth, facts).
Delver nOne who delves, as a tiller of the ground.
Delving nThe act of one who delves.
Demend nA judge, (deem & end): see almightend, friend, fiend, healend, shapend, slinkend, waldend.
Den nLair or habitat of a wild boar. 2. a place hollowed out of the ground; cave, cavern, pit, cavity, hollow. 3. a place of retreat or abode, a lair. 4. a secret lurking place of thieves. 5. a small confined room or abode - one unfit for human habitation. 6. a bachelor den: a small secluded room. 7. a deep hollow between hills; a dingle.
Den vbTo ensconce or hide oneself in a den. 2. to live or dwell in a den. 3. to escapen or hide oneself in a den.
Den phr"A Den of Thieves" - a meeting place of thieves and rogues.
Den vb"Den Out" - to drive an animal from its lair or den. 2. to unearth.
Den phr"Den Up" - to retire into a den for the winter, to hibernate.
Den-dreadful nDreadful as dens of wild beasts: a place of dread.
Dene nA narrow wooded valley; a vale.
Dene-hole n(Dane's hole) a popular belief that the Danes (in Danelaw) used a 'dene-hole' as a place to hide plunder, booty.
Den Mother nUS The female leader of a den of Cub Scouts. 2. a woman who plays a supportive or protective role for a particular group of people.
Denned adjEnsconced, hidden, concealed (in a den or cave).
Denning nEnsconcing, hidden or concealing in a den or cave.
Den-mother nA person who plays the role of a leader or protector of a group, matriarch.
Dent n.OE (Dynt) 'dent' an alternative spelling of 'Dint" (see: 'Dint') - a stroke a blow; esp. with a weapon or sharp instrument; usu. as a blow dealt in battle. 2. a striking, dealing of blows, rigorous wielding of the sword or other weapons, 3. a range or reach of a stroke; to aim a striking blow at. 4. striking a stroke or clap of thunder; thunder-dent or thunderbolt.
Dent vbTo aim a striking or penetrating blow at.
Depe vb.To immerse as a religious rite; immerse, submerge, plunge
Depth nThe quality of being deep; lowness. 2. the deep part of a sea, lake or river. 2. deep place in the earth. a deep pit, cavity, depression on a surface. 3. the middle of a winter's night when cold, stillness, or darkness is the most intense. 4. deep, mysterious or unfathomable or thought. 5. the quality of being deep. 7. the measurement of distance. 8. of thoughts: profundity, abstruseness. 9. the vertical distance below a surface; the degree to which something is deep. 10. the distance between the front and the back, as the depth of a drawer or closet. 11. figuratively, the intensity, complexity, strength, seriousness or importance of an emotion, situation, etc. 12. in computing, colors of the total palette of available colors. 13. in art, photography the property of appearing three-dimensional. 14. literary, chiefly in the plural): the deepest part and, usu. of a body of water. 15. literary, chiefly in the plural: very remote part, as 'in the depths of the night'. 16. the most severe part, as 'in the depths of winter'.
Depth phr"In Depth" - of person and their mental faculties or actions: profundity, with great insight, sagacity or penetration. 2. of feelings, moral quality or state: intensely profundity; in-depth. 3. a quality or condition such as silence, colour, focus, in-depth field: intensify. 4. secret, mysterious, unfathomable; in-depth.
Depth phr"Out of One's Depth" - in water to deep for one to reach the bottom without sinking; fig. beyond one's understanding or capacities. 2. to find that some issue is complicated or too difficult.
Depthen vbTo make more deep or profound.
Depthening nThe act of making deeper or profound.
DepthlessnWithout depth, shallow, not deep or profound; superficial. 2. of depth which cannot be sounded, fathomless, abysmal.
Depths nThe deepest parrt. 2. a very remote part. 3. of an emotion, mystery: the lowest part, nadir. 4. the most severe part, as 'the depths of winter'.
Dere nHarm, hurt, injury, trauma.
Dere vb.To hurt, harm, injure. 2. to do harm, to do hurt. 3. to trouble, grieve, vex, annoy, incommode.
Dereful adj.Full of grief, sorrowful, dering.
Dereful adj.Trouble, tribulation, hurt, 2. bold , daring, courageous. 3. strong, sturdy, stout 4. vigourous, forceful. violent. 5. painful, grievous, terrible, dreadful, cruel. 6. troublesome, hard, difficult.
Dering adjHurtful, harmful, injurious. 2. annoying, troubling, grieving, vexing, imcommoding.
Derne nA secret, secrecy, concealment, privacy. 2. secret, or refuge place. 3. an obscure language. 4. darkness, obscurity.
Derne adjSecretive, dark, concealed, evil, deceitful, sly, underhand, unrevealed. 2. of place, secretive, exotic, little known, dark, dreary, dire, deep, profound, hidden. 3. of a person: secret in purpose or action, underhanded, sly, crafty. 4. of a person: treated as a confidant or confidency, entrusted with hidden matters, privy. 5. of a matter or situation: not made known, kept unrevealed or private, not divulged. 6. of a place: secret, not well-known, private. 7. of place: serving well to conceal, as lying out of the way; hence, dark, drear, sombre, wild, solitary.
Derne vbTo hide, conceal, keep secret. 2. to hide, to hide oneself, conceal oneself.
Derne phr"Hold, Keep a Thing Derne" - keep secret, not well known, private.
Derned adjHidden, concealed, secreted.
Dernful adjFull of secrets and secrecy+++++
Dernhood nThe state of being secretive, concealed or hidden.
Dernish adjSomewaht secret or sly; lurking, half-hidden.
Dernly advIn a secret, concealed or hidden manner. 2. dismally, direly, drearily.
Dernship nSecrecy.
Derny adjTending towards secrecy, secretive, hiding away, concealed
Derve vb.To labour (only in OE.) 2. to trouble, grieve, hurt, molest, afflict.
Devil nn 1: (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell; Satan, Old Nick, Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Prince of Darkness. 2. an evil supernatural being devil, fiend. 3. a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil". 4. a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man). 5. a cruel wicked and inhuman person; monster, fiend, devil, demon, ogre.
Devil vbTo cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, rile, irritate, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil.
Devil nA piece of wood soaked in resin.
Devil nSpirit, temper, energy, as 'he's got the devil in him'.
Devil phr"A Devil of a Fellow" - an extreme example of some aspect of something or some type of person.
Devil phr"As Devil Loves Holy Water" - that is, not at all.(the belief that Holy water drives the Devil away0.
Devil phr"Be a Devil" - be bold, take a risk or a chance.
Devil phr"Be a Devil For" - to be very fond of.
Devil phr"Be the Devil with Something" - to thoroughly mar or spoil.
Devil phr"Better the Devil You Know" - the bad thing you are aware of is better than the other of which you are unaware.
Devil phr"Between the Devil and Deep Blae Sea" - in a dilemma, with a choice between two equally unpleasant alternatives.
Devil phr"Devil a One" - not even one.
Devil phr"Devil on Two Sticks" - diabolo; an old toy.
Devil phr"Devil's Own" - very difficult or unusual.
Devil phr"Devil Take the Hindmost" - I don't care what happens to others.
Devil phrDevil with the Women" - a philandeer, flirt, womanizer.
Devil phr"Hold a Candle to the Devil" - play safe by keeping on good terms with both sides in a dispute.
Devil phr"Make Like the Devil" - to invest with the character of the devil.
Devil phr"Play Devil With" - make worst, misbehave. 2. to ruin, destruct.
Devil phr"Pull devil, Pull Baker" - lie, cheat, wrangle away. Have a go at each other.
Devil phr"Pull the Devil by the Tail" - to be in difficulty or dire straits. 2. to struggle constantly against adversity.
Devil phr"Talk of the Devil" (and here he is) - especially in reference to a person who unexpectedly appears when is talking of him.
Devil phr"Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil" - of obvious maening.
Devil phr"The Devil and All That" -everything right or wrong; the whole concluded lot; all or everything bad.
Devil phr"The Devil and All To Do (Much Ado)" - a world of trouble and turmoil.
Devil phr"The Devil Makes Work for Idle Hands" - when people don't have enough to do, they get into trouble.
Devil phr"The Devil Takes Care of/ Looks After/ His Own" - bad people seem to succeed (in preference to good ones)
Devil phr"The Devil Sick Would be a Monk" - said of persons who in times of sickness or danger make pious resolutions, but forget them when danger is past and health recovered.
Devil phr"When the Devil is Blind" - at a date or time infinitely remote; never.
Devil phr"Why Should the Devil Have all the Good Songs" - a saying from about the 1740s originating with Charles Wesley, when he adapted the music of popular songs to promote the use of his hymns.
Devil dog n(slang) a US marine.
Devildom nThe dominion, domain, realm, rule, sway or exercise of a diabolic power. 2. the condition of the devils.
Deviless nA female devil.
Devilhood nThe condition and estate of the devil.
Devilish adjSomewhat of a devil.
Devilishness nThe state or quality of being devilish.
Devilkin nAn imp or lttle devil.
Devilled adjPossessed of the devil.
Devilless adjWithout or an abscence of a devil or devils.
Devil-like adjResembling or characteristic of the devil.
Devilling nThe pupillage or apprenticeship of a prospective advocate or barrister.
Devil-lore nDevillore; knowledge, study, doctrine, or history regarding devils and/or demons; demonology.
Devil-may-care adjwildly reckless.
Devil's apple nDatura stramonium,, the thorn apple.
Devil's arrows nThree remarkable 'Druid' stones near Boroughbridge, in Yorkshire.
Devil's bit n'Devil's bit" - any of the various plants whose roots look bitten off, especially a kind of scabious (succisa pratensis).
Devil's book nPlaying cards.
Devil's bones n(Slang)The dice.
Devil's Bridge nA popular name in mountainous areas for bridges built over deep ravines and chasms.
Devil's candle nMandrake: from its shining appearance.
Devil's candlestick nPhallus impudicus, the ground ivy.
Devil's daughter nA shrew.
Devil's door nA small door in thnorth wall of some churches, which used to be opened at baptisms and communions to "let the Devil Out". The north used to be known as the 'Devil's side", where Satan and his legion lurked to catch the unwary.
Devil's dung nAsafoetidae
Devil's finger nBelemnite or starfish.
Devil's guts nThe creeping buttercups. 2. the dodder plant.
Devil's horse nPraying mantis.
Devil's Horsemen nThe Mongol warriors of the C12th.
Devilship nThe office or condition of the devil.
Devil's milk nThe sunspurge; from its poisonous milky juice.
Devil's mint nA succession of things hurtful or offensive as if the devil himself were at work coining them.
Devil's neck cloth nThe hangman rope.
Devil's needle ndragonfly.
Devil's own adjParticularly devilish, highly unpleasant or evil. 2. intense.
Devil's shoestrings nGoats-rue; tephrosia vrginiana from its tough thin roots.
Devil's stinkpot nPhallus impudicus
Devil's stones nThe field gromwell, probably from its hard fruits. This plant is reputed to have contraceptive qualities.
Devil's Tinder nSulphur, brimstone.
Devilwood nOsmanthus americanus.
Dew n.The moisture deposited in minute drops on any cool surface. 2. whisky illicitly distilled. 3. marijuana.
Dew vbTo give or produce dew. 2. to distill or exude as dew. 3. to wet with dew, bedew. 3. to be steeped with dew. 4. to cause to descend or drop as dew, to instill. 5. to be moist, to exude moisture.
Dew-beam nA ray of light reflected from a dewdrop.
Dew-beater nOne who beats or shakes off dew in front of others ion the same path, as an early pioneer, explorer, trailblazer.
Dewberry nRubius caesus; "dead-men's fingers".
Dewbit nA small meal, a little bit of food taken inthe morning, before regular breakfast.
Dew-bow nAn arch resembling a rainbow occurring on a dew-covered surface.
Dew-bright adjGlistening dewy in the rays of the morning sun.
Dewclaw nThe hallux or great toe of man.
Dew-cold adjCold as he dew of morning.
Dew-drenched adjDrenched or steeped with the morninng dew.
Dewdrop nA drop of dew. 2. a glass bead resembling a drop of dew.
Dew-dropped adjCovered or bespotted with dew drops.
Dew-dusters nThe feet.
Dewfall n.The formation or desposition of dew; the time when this begins in the evening; evening itself.
Dew-gemmed adjSparkling and dew-gemmed in the morning ray.
Dewily advAfter the manner and characteristic of dew.
Dewiness nThe quality of being dewy; fig., having fresh vigour.
Dewing nThe despostion of dew. 2. a wetting with dew; a gentle sprinkling; moistening, bedewing.
Dewish adjNature of or akin to dew, moist, damp.
Dewlap nFound in OE but lap not OE. the pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing, or a similar feature on any animal. 2. the sagging flesh on the human throat of an old person.
Dewlapped adjBeing dewlapped or having dewlaps.
Dewless adjWithout, or an absence of, dew.
Dewlike adjResembling or characteristic of dew.
Dew-pond nA shallow pond, esp. an artificial one, occurring on downs where the water supply, spring or surface drainage is inadequate.
Dew-snail nA slug: a slow-moving, shell-less land snail.
Dew water nWater originating in form of dew.
Dewy adjCharacterized by the presence of dew. 2. of the nature or quality of dew; likened in some qualities to dew, dewlike, moist. 3. pertaining to dew; rosal. 4. abounding in dew; covered or wet with dew. 5. consisting of dew affected by the presence of dew. 6. falling gently and vanishing like dew. 7. innocent and trusting; naive; dewy-eyed.
Dewy-bright adjBright rays of the sun on a dewy morning.
Dewy-cold adjExtreme cold, as 'early morning sun's rays glistening on the dewy cold'.
Dewy-dawn n'The dewy-dawn of memory' - of earliest time; long ago, in a time far back.
Dewy-eyed adjInnocent and trusting of countenance; naive.
Dewy-swarded adjA sward covered in dew.
Dewy-tongued adj'Dewy-drops of his tongue' - melodious tone and sweet words. 2. fair speech.
Dey nA woman having charge of a dairy; in more general use a female servant. 2. extended to a man having dairy duties.
Dey-maid nA dairy maid.
Dey-house nA dairy.
Dey-wife nA dairy maid.

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