5 letter word starting with dr

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draco noun The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic., A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds., A genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6.
draff noun Refuse; lees; dregs; the wash given to swine or cows; hogwash; waste matter., The act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as Draught., A selecting or detaching of soldiers from an army, or from any part of it, or from a military post; also from any district, or any company or collection of persons, or from the people at large; also, the body of men thus drafted., An order from one person or party to another, directing the payment of money; a bill of exchange., An allowance or deduction made from the gross veight of goods., A drawing of lines for a plan; a plan delineated, or drawn in outline; a delineation. See Draught., The form of any writing as first drawn up; the first rough sketch of written composition, to be filled in, or completed. See Draught., A narrow border left on a finished stone, worked differently from the rest of its face., A narrow border worked to a plane surface along the edge of a stone, or across its face, as a guide to the stone-cutter., The slant given to the furrows in the dress of a millstone., Depth of water necessary to float a ship. See Draught., A current of air. Same as Draught.
draft adjective Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as Draught., Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. Same as Draught., To draw the outline of; to delineate., To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial., To draw from a military band or post, or from any district, company, or society; to detach; to select., To transfer by draft.
drail verb t. & i. To trail; to draggle.
drain verb t. To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of., To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie., To filter., To flow gradually; as, the water of low ground drains off., To become emptied of liquor by flowing or dropping; as, let the vessel stand and drain., The act of draining, or of drawing off; gradual and continuous outflow or withdrawal; as, the drain of specie from a country., That means of which anything is drained; a channel; a trench; a water course; a sewer; a sink., The grain from the mashing tub; as, brewers’ drains.
drake noun The male of the duck kind., The drake fly., A dragon., A small piece of artillery., Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; — called also drawk, dravick, and drank.
drama noun A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage., A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest., Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.
drank imp. of Drink., Wild oats, or darnel grass. See Drake a plant., of Drink
drape verb t. To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc., To rail at; to banter., To make cloth., To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
drave old imp. of Drive., of Drive
drawn past participle of Draw, See Draw, v. t. & i.
drawl verb t. To utter in a slow, lengthened tone., To speak with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit, affectation, etc., A lengthened, slow monotonous utterance.
dread verb t. To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension., To be in dread, or great fear., Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror., Reverential or respectful fear; awe., An object of terrified apprehension., A person highly revered., Fury; dreadfulness., Doubt; as, out of dread., Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful., Inspiring with reverential fear; awful’ venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal.
dream noun The thoughts, or series of thoughts, or imaginary transactions, which occupy the mind during sleep; a sleeping vision., A visionary scheme; a wild conceit; an idle fancy; a vagary; a revery; — in this sense, applied to an imaginary or anticipated state of happiness; as, a dream of bliss; the dream of his youth., To have ideas or images in the mind while in the state of sleep; to experience sleeping visions; — often with of; as, to dream of a battle, or of an absent friend., To let the mind run on in idle revery or vagary; to anticipate vaguely as a coming and happy reality; to have a visionary notion or idea; to imagine., To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; — often followed by an objective clause.
drear adjective Dismal; gloomy with solitude., Sadness; dismalness.
drein verb i. To drain.
drent past participle Drenched; drowned.
drest of Dress, of Dress.
dress verb t. To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order., To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks., To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part., To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them., To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish., To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck., To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal., To arrange one’s self in due position in a line of soldiers; — the word of command to form alignment in ranks; as, Right, dress!, To clothe or apparel one’s self; to put on one’s garments; to pay particular regard to dress; as, to dress quickly., That which is used as the covering or ornament of the body; clothes; garments; habit; apparel., A lady’s gown; as, silk or a velvet dress., Attention to apparel, or skill in adjusting it., The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
dreul verb i. To drool.
dreye adjective Dry.
dried imp. & past participle of Day. Also adj.; as, dried apples., of Dry
drier noun One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative; as, the sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth., Drying oil; a substance mingled with the oil used in oil painting to make it dry quickly., Alt. of Driest
drift noun A driving; a violent movement., The act or motion of drifting; the force which impels or drives; an overpowering influence or impulse., Course or direction along which anything is driven; setting., The tendency of an act, argument, course of conduct, or the like; object aimed at or intended; intention; hence, also, import or meaning of a sentence or discourse; aim., That which is driven, forced, or urged along, Anything driven at random., A mass of matter which has been driven or forced onward together in a body, or thrown together in a heap, etc., esp. by wind or water; as, a drift of snow, of ice, of sand, and the like., A drove or flock, as of cattle, sheep, birds., The horizontal thrust or pressure of an arch or vault upon the abutments., A collection of loose earth and rocks, or boulders, which have been distributed over large portions of the earth’s surface, especially in latitudes north of forty degrees, by the agency of ice., In South Africa, a ford in a river., A slightly tapered tool of steel for enlarging or shaping a hole in metal, by being forced or driven into or through it; a broach., A tool used in driving down compactly the composition contained in a rocket, or like firework., A deviation from the line of fire, peculiar to oblong projectiles., A passage driven or cut between shaft and shaft; a driftway; a small subterranean gallery; an adit or tunnel., The distance through which a current flows in a given time., The angle which the line of a ship’s motion makes with the meridian, in drifting., The distance to which a vessel is carried off from her desired course by the wind, currents, or other causes., The place in a deep-waisted vessel where the sheer is raised and the rail is cut off, and usually terminated with a scroll, or driftpiece., The distance between the two blocks of a tackle., The difference between the size of a bolt and the hole into which it is driven, or between the circumference of a hoop and that of the mast on which it is to be driven., To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east., To accumulate in heaps by the force of wind; to be driven into heaps; as, snow or sand drifts., to make a drift; to examine a vein or ledge for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of metals or ores; to follow a vein; to prospect., To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body., To drive into heaps; as, a current of wind drifts snow or sand., To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift., That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud.
drill verb t. To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a piece of metal., To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch of knowledge; to discipline., To practice an exercise or exercises; to train one’s self., An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill press., The act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as, infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill., Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar., A marine gastropod, of several species, which kills oysters and other bivalves by drilling holes through the shell. The most destructive kind is Urosalpinx cinerea., To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum., To sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water., To entice; to allure from step; to decoy; — with on., To cause to slip or waste away by degrees., To trickle., To sow in drills., A small trickling stream; a rill., An implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made., A light furrow or channel made to put seed into sowing., A row of seed sown in a furrow., A large African baboon (Cynocephalus leucophaeus)., Same as Drilling.
drily adverb See Dryly.
drunk of Drink, of Drink, Intoxicated with, or as with, strong drink; inebriated; drunken; — never used attributively, but always predicatively; as, the man is drunk (not, a drunk man)., Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid., A drunken condition; a spree.
drink verb i. To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring., To quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the /se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple., To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water., To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe., To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see., To smoke, as tobacco., Liquid to be swallowed; any fluid to be taken into the stomach for quenching thirst or for other purposes, as water, coffee, or decoctions., Specifically, intoxicating liquor; as, when drink is on, wit is out.
dript of Drip
drove imp. of Drive, of Drive., A collection of cattle driven, or cattle collected for driving; a number of animals, as oxen, sheep, or swine, driven in a body., Any collection of irrational animals, moving or driving forward; as, a finny drove., A crowd of people in motion., A road for driving cattle; a driftway., A narrow drain or channel used in the irrigation of land., A broad chisel used to bring stone to a nearly smooth surface; — called also drove chisel., The grooved surface of stone finished by the drove chisel; — called also drove work.
drive verb t. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room., To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door., To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like., To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute., To clear, by forcing away what is contained., To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel., To pass away; — said of time., To rush and press with violence; to move furiously., To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven., To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door., To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; — usually with at., To distrain for rent., Driven., The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; — distinguished from a ride taken on horseback., A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving., Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business., In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift., A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
drock noun A water course.
droil verb i. To work sluggishly or slowly; to plod., A drudge., Mean labor; toil.
droit noun A right; law in its aspect of the foundation of rights; also, in old law, the writ of right.
droll superl. Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange., One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew., Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like., To jest; to play the buffoon., To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole., To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.
drome noun The crab plover (Dromas ardeola), a peculiar North African bird, allied to the oyster catcher.
drone verb i. The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee., One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard., That which gives out a grave or monotonous tone or dull sound; as: (a) A drum. [Obs.] Halliwell. (b) The part of the bagpipe containing the two lowest tubes, which always sound the key note and the fifth., A humming or deep murmuring sound., A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition., To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound., To love in idleness; to do nothing.
drony adjective Like a drone; sluggish; lazy.
drool verb i. To drivel, or drop saliva; as, the child drools.
droop verb i. To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like., To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, her spirits drooped., To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline., To let droop or sink., A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.
dropt of Drop, imp. & p. p. of Drop, v.
dross noun The scum or refuse matter which is thrown off, or falls from, metals in smelting the ore, or in the process of melting; recrement., Rust of metals., Waste matter; any worthless matter separated from the better part; leavings; dregs; refuse.
drovy adjective Turbid; muddy; filthy.
drown verb i. To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water., To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate., To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid., To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; — said especially of sound.
druid noun One of an order of priests which in ancient times existed among certain branches of the Celtic race, especially among the Gauls and Britons., A member of a social and benevolent order, founded in London in 1781, and professedly based on the traditions of the ancient Druids. Lodges or groves of the society are established in other countries.
drupe noun A fruit consisting of pulpy, coriaceous, or fibrous exocarp, without valves, containing a nut or stone with a kernel. The exocarp is succulent in the plum, cherry, apricot, peach, etc.; dry and subcoriaceous in the almond; and fibrous in the cocoanut.
druse noun A cavity in a rock, having its interior surface studded with crystals and sometimes filled with water; a geode., One of a people and religious sect dwelling chiefly in the Lebanon mountains of Syria.
drusy adjective Alt. of Drused
druxy adjective Having decayed spots or streaks of a whitish color; — said of timber.
dryad noun A wood nymph; a nymph whose life was bound up with that of her tree.
dryas noun A dryad.
dryer noun See Drier.
dryly adverb In a dry manner; not succulently; without interest; without sympathy; coldly.
dryth noun Alt. of Drith
drith noun Drought.