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Words starting with d

Word Definition
D 1.
2. The nominal of the second tone in the model major scale (that in C), or of the fourth tone in the relative minor scale of C (that in A minor), or of the key tone in the relative minor of F.
3. As a numeral D stands for 500. in this use it is not the initial of any word, or even strictly a letter, but one half of the sign / (or / ) the original Tuscan numeral for 1000.
4. (adj.) denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units
5. (n.) the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
6. (n.) the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five
7. (n.) a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
D and C 1. (n.) a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
D region 1. (n.) the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves
d valve 1. A kind of slide valve. See Slide valve, under Slide.
D-day 1. (n.) date of the Allied landing in France, World War II
D-layer 1. (n.) the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves
D. H. Lawrence 1. (n.) English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
D. W. Griffith 1. (n.) United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)
D.A. 1. (n.) a doctor's degree with a special disciplinary focus
D.C. 1. (n.) the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the capital of the United States and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia
d.j. 1. (n.) a person who announces and plays popular recorded music
d.o.a. 1. (adj.) abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room
D.P.R.K. 1. (n.) a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
d'Holbach 1. (n.) French philosopher (born in Germany) famous as being one of the first self-described atheists in Europe
D'Oyly Carte 1. (n.) English impresario who brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and produced many of their operettas in London (1844-1901)
DA 1. (n.) an official prosecutor for a judicial district
da Gamma 1. (n.) Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)
da Vinci 1. (n.) Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519)
da'wah 1. (n.) missionary work for Islam
dab 1. (n.) A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert.
2. (n.) A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.
3. (v. i.) To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.
4. (v. i.) To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.
5. (n.) A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.
6. (n.) A small mass of anything soft or moist.
7. (n.) a light touch or stroke
8. (n.) a small quantity of something moist or liquid
9. (v.) hit lightly
10. (v.) apply (usually a liquid) to a surface
Daba 1. (n.) a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
dabb 1. (n.) A large, spine-tailed lizard (Uromastix spinipes), found in Egypt, Arabia, and Palestine; -- called also dhobb, and dhabb.
dabbed 1. (imp. v. part.) of Dab
dabber 1. (n.) That with which one dabs; hence, a pad or other device used by printers, engravers, etc., as for dabbing type or engraved plates with ink.
dabbing 1. (pres. v. part.) of Dab
dabble 1. (v. t.) To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.
2. (v. i.) To play in water, as with the hands; to paddle or splash in mud or water.
3. (v. i.) To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way; to tamper; to meddle.
4. (v.) bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water
5. (v.) dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
6. (v.) work with in an amateurish manner
7. (v.) play in or as if in water, as of small children
dabbled 1. (imp. v. part.) of Dabble
2. (adj.) covered with bright patches (often used in combination)
dabbler 1. (n.) One who dabbles.
2. (n.) One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial meddler.
3. (n.) any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling
4. (n.) an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
dabbling 1. (pres. v. part.) of Dabble
dabbling duck 1. (n.) any of numerous shallow-water ducks that feed by upending and dabbling