8 letter word starting with di

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diabetes noun A disease which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine. Most frequently the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, in which case the disease is generally fatal.
diabetic adjective Alt. of Diabetical
diabolic adjective Alt. of Diabolical
diaconal adjective Of or pertaining to a deacon.
diereses plural of Dieresis
dieresis noun The separation or resolution of one syllable into two; — the opposite of synaeresis., A mark consisting of two dots [/], placed over the second of two adjacent vowels, to denote that they are to be pronounced as distinct letters; as, cooperate, aerial., Same as Diaeresis.
diaglyph noun An intaglio.
diagnose verb t. & i. To ascertain by diagnosis; to diagnosticate. See Diagnosticate.
diagonal adjective Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides., A right line drawn from one angle to another not adjacent, of a figure of four or more sides, and dividing it into two parts., A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel., A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving.
diagraph noun A drawing instrument, combining a protractor and scale.
dialling of Dial
diallage noun A figure by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then turned to one point., A dark green or bronze-colored laminated variety of pyroxene, common in certain igneous rocks.
dialogue noun A conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical performances or in scholastic exercises., A written composition in which two or more persons are represented as conversing or reasoning on some topic; as, the Dialogues of Plato., To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize., To express as in dialogue.
dialyses plural of Dialysis
dialysis noun Diaeresis. See Diaeresis, 1., Same as Asyndeton., Debility., A solution of continuity; division; separation of parts., The separation of different substances in solution, as crystalloids and colloids, by means of their unequal diffusion, especially through natural or artificial membranes.
dialytic adjective Having the quality of unloosing or separating.
dialyzed imp. & past participle of Dialyze, Prepared by diffusion through an animal membrane; as, dialyzed iron.
dialyzer noun The instrument or medium used to effect chemical dialysis.
diameter noun Any right line passing through the center of a figure or body, as a circle, conic section, sphere, cube, etc., and terminated by the opposite boundaries; a straight line which bisects a system of parallel chords drawn in a curve., A diametral plane., The length of a straight line through the center of an object from side to side; width; thickness; as, the diameter of a tree or rock., The distance through the lower part of the shaft of a column, used as a standard measure for all parts of the order. See Module.
diamido- adjective A prefix or combining form of Diamine. [Also used adjectively.]
diandria noun pl. A Linnaean class of plants having two stamens.
dianthus noun A genus of plants containing some of the most popular of cultivated flowers, including the pink, carnation, and Sweet William.
diapason noun The octave, or interval which includes all the tones of the diatonic scale., Concord, as of notes an octave apart; harmony., The entire compass of tones., A standard of pitch; a tuning fork; as, the French normal diapason., One of certain stops in the organ, so called because they extend through the scale of the instrument. They are of several kinds, as open diapason, stopped diapason, double diapason, and the like.
diapente noun The interval of the fifth., A composition of five ingredients.
diaphane noun A woven silk stuff with transparent and colored figures; diaper work.
diaphote noun An instrument designed for transmitting pictures by telegraph.
diapnoic adjective Slightly increasing an insensible perspiration; mildly diaphoretic., A gentle diaphoretic.
diarrhea noun Alt. of Diarrhoea
diaspore noun A hydrate of alumina, often occurring in white lamellar masses with brilliant pearly luster; — so named on account of its decrepitating when heated before the blowpipe.
diastase noun A soluble, nitrogenous ferment, capable of converting starch and dextrin into sugar.
diastema noun A vacant space, or gap, esp. between teeth in a jaw.
diastole noun The rhythmical expansion or dilatation of the heart and arteries; — correlative to systole, or contraction., A figure by which a syllable naturally short is made long.
diastyle noun See under Intercolumniation.
diatomic adjective Containing two atoms., Having two replaceable atoms or radicals.
diatonic adjective Pertaining to the scale of eight tones, the eighth of which is the octave of the first.
diatribe noun A prolonged or exhaustive discussion; especially, an acrimonious or invective harangue; a strain of abusive or railing language; a philippic.
diatryma noun An extinct eocene bird from New Mexico, larger than the ostrich.
dibbling present participle & vb. noun of Dibble
dibstone noun A pebble used in a child’s game called dibstones.
dicacity noun Pertness; sauciness.
dicalcic adjective Having two atoms or equivalents of calcium to the molecule.
dicentra noun A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman’s breeches, and the more showy Bleeding heart (D. spectabilis).
dichroic adjective Having the property of dichroism; as, a dichroic crystal.
diclinic adjective Having two of the intersections between the three axes oblique. See Crystallization.
dicrotal adjective Alt. of Dicrotous
dicrotic adjective Of or pertaining to dicrotism; as, a dicrotic pulse., Of or pertaining to the second expansion of the artery in the dicrotic pulse; as, the dicrotic wave.
dictamen noun A dictation or dictate.
dictated imp. & past participle of Dictate
dictator noun One who dictates; one who prescribes rules and maxims authoritatively for the direction of others., One invested with absolute authority; especially, a magistrate created in times of exigence and distress, and invested with unlimited power.
dicyemid adjective Like or belonging to the Dicyemata., One of the Dicyemata.
didactic adjective Alt. of Didactical, A treatise on teaching or education.
didactyl noun An animal having only two digits.
didapper noun See Dabchick.
didrachm noun Alt. of Didrachma
didymium noun A rare metallic substance usually associated with the metal cerium; — hence its name. It was formerly supposed to be an element, but has since been found to consist of two simpler elementary substances, neodymium and praseodymium. See Neodymium, and Praseodymium.
didymous adjective Growing in pairs or twins.
diecious adjective See Dioecian, and Dioecious.
diegesis noun A narrative or history; a recital or relation.
dielytra noun See Dicentra.
dies non A day on which courts are not held, as Sunday or any legal holiday.
diestock noun A stock to hold the dies used for cutting screws.
dietetic adjective Alt. of Dietetical
dietical adjective Dietetic.
differed imp. & past participle of Differ
diffract verb t. To break or separate into parts; to deflect, or decompose by deflection, a/ rays of light.
diffused imp. & past participle of Diffuse, Spread abroad; dispersed; loose; flowing; diffuse.
diffuser noun One who, or that which, diffuses.
digamist noun One who marries a second time; a deuterogamist.
digamous adjective Pertaining to a second marriage, that is, one after the death of the first wife or the first husband.
digenous adjective Sexually reproductive.
digerent Digesting.
digested imp. & past participle of Digest
digester noun One who digests., A medicine or an article of food that aids digestion, or strengthens digestive power., A strong closed vessel, in which bones or other substances may be subjected, usually in water or other liquid, to a temperature above that of boiling, in order to soften them.
digestor noun See Digester.
diggable adjective Capable of being dug.
dighting present participle & vb. noun of Dight
digitain noun Any one of several extracts of foxglove (Digitalis), as the “French extract,” the “German extract,” etc., which differ among themselves in composition and properties., A supposedly distinct vegetable principle as the essential ingredient of the extracts. It is a white, crystalline substance, and is regarded as a glucoside.
digitate verb t. To point out as with the finger., Alt. of Digitated
digitize verb t. To finger; as, to digitize a pen.
digitule noun A little finger or toe, or something resembling one.
digonous adjective Having two angles.
digynian adjective Alt. of Digynous
digynous adjective Of or pertaining to the Digynia; having two styles.
dihedral adjective Having two plane faces; as, the dihedral summit of a crystal.
dihedron noun A figure with two sides or surfaces.
diiambus noun A double iambus; a foot consisting of two iambuses (/ / / /).
diiodide noun A compound of a binary type containing two atoms of iodine; — called also biniodide.
dilating present participle & vb. noun of Dilate
dilation noun Delay., The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation.
dilative adjective Causing dilation; tending to dilate, on enlarge; expansive.
dilatory adjective Inclined to defer or put off what ought to be done at once; given the procrastination; delaying; procrastinating; loitering; as, a dilatory servant., Marked by procrastination or delay; tardy; slow; sluggish; — said of actions or measures.
diligent adjective Prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent., Interestedly and perseveringly attentive; steady and earnest in application to a subject or pursuit; assiduous; industrious.
dilluing noun A process of sorting ore by washing in a hand sieve.
dilogies plural of Dilogy
diluting present participle & vb. noun of Dilute
dilution noun The act of diluting, or the state of being diluted.
diluvial adjective Of or pertaining to a flood or deluge, esp. to the great deluge in the days of Noah; diluvian., Effected or produced by a flood or deluge of water; — said of coarse and imperfectly stratified deposits along ancient or existing water courses. Similar unstratified deposits were formed by the agency of ice. The time of deposition has been called the Diluvian epoch.
diluvian adjective Of or pertaining to a deluge, esp. to the Noachian deluge; diluvial; as, of diluvian origin.
diluvium noun A deposit of superficial loam, sand, gravel, stones, etc., caused by former action of flowing waters, or the melting of glacial ice.
dimerous adjective Composed of, or having, two parts of each kind.
dimethyl noun Ethane; — sometimes so called because regarded as consisting of two methyl radicals. See Ethane.
dimetric adjective Same as Tetragonal.
diminish verb t. To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; — opposed to augment or increase., To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken., To make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh., To take away; to subtract., To become or appear less or smaller; to lessen; as, the apparent size of an object diminishes as we recede from it.
diminute adjective Small; diminished; diminutive.
dimpling present participle & vb. noun of Dimple
dimyaria noun pl. An order of lamellibranchiate mollusks having an anterior and posterior adductor muscle, as the common clam. See Bivalve.
dinarchy noun See Diarchy.
dingdong noun The sound of, or as of, repeated strokes on a metallic body, as a bell; a repeated and monotonous sound., An attachment to a clock by which the quarter hours are struck upon bells of different tones.
dinnerly adjective Of or pertaining to dinner.
dinornis noun A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa.
dinosaur noun Alt. of Dinosaurian
dinoxide noun Same as Dioxide.
diocesan adjective Of or pertaining to a diocese; as, diocesan missions., A bishop, viewed in relation to his diocese; as, the diocesan of New York., The clergy or the people of a diocese.
dioceses plural of Diocese
dioecian adjective Alt. of Dioecious
dioecism noun The condition of being dioecious.
diogenes noun A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.
dioicous adjective See Dioecious.
diomedea noun A genus of large sea birds, including the albatross. See Albatross.
diopside noun A crystallized variety of pyroxene, of a clear, grayish green color; mussite.
dioptase noun A hydrous silicate of copper, occurring in emerald-green crystals.
dioptric adjective Of or pertaining to the dioptre, or to the metric system of numbering glasses., A dioptre. See Dioptre., Alt. of Dioptrical
dioramic adjective Pertaining to a diorama.
dioritic adjective Containing diorite.
dipchick noun See Dabchick.
diphenyl noun A white crystalline substance, C6H5.C6H5, obtained by leading benzene through a heated iron tube. It consists of two benzene or phenyl radicals united.
diplanar adjective Of or pertaining to two planes.
diplomas plural of Diploma
diplomat noun Alt. of Diplomate
diplopia noun Alt. of Diplopy
diplopod noun One of the Diplopoda.
dipodies plural of Dipody
dipropyl noun One of the hexane paraffins, found in petroleum, consisting of two propyl radicals. See Hexane.
dipsetic adjective Tending to produce thirst.
dipsosis noun Excessive thirst produced by disease.
dipteral adjective Having two wings only; belonging to the order Diptera., Having a double row of columns on each on the flanks, as well as in front and rear; — said of a temple.
dipteran noun An insect of the order Diptera.
directed imp. & past participle of Direct
directer noun One who directs; a director.
directly adverb In a direct manner; in a straight line or course., In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means., Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms., Exactly; just., Straightforwardly; honestly., Manifestly; openly., Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately., Immediately after; as soon as.
director noun One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent., One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company., A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action., A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.
direness noun Terribleness; horror; woefulness.
dirgeful adjective Funereal; moaning.
dirigent adjective Directing., The line of motion along which a describent line or surface is carried in the genesis of any plane or solid figure; a directrix.
diriment adjective Absolute.
dirkness noun Darkness.
dirtying present participle & vb. noun of Dirty
disabled imp. & past participle of Disable
disabuse verb t. To set free from mistakes; to undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set right.
disacryl noun A white amorphous substance obtained as a polymeric modification of acrolein.
disadorn verb t. To deprive of ornaments.
disagree verb i. To fail to accord; not to agree; to lack harmony; to differ; to be unlike; to be at variance., To differ in opinion; to hold discordant views; to be at controversy; to quarrel., To be unsuited; to have unfitness; as, medicine sometimes disagrees with the patient; food often disagrees with the stomach or the taste.
disallow verb t. To refuse to allow; to deny the force or validity of; to disown and reject; as, the judge disallowed the executor’s charge.
disannex verb t. To disunite; to undo or repeal the annexation of.
disannul verb t. To annul completely; to render void or of no effect.
disarmed adjective Deprived of arms., Deprived of claws, and teeth or beaks.
disarmer noun One who disarms.
disarray verb t. To throw into disorder; to break the array of., To take off the dress of; to unrobe., Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion., Confused attire; undress.
disaster noun An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent., An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap., To blast by the influence of a baleful star., To bring harm upon; to injure.
disbench verb t. To drive from a bench or seat., To deprive (a bencher) of his privileges.
disblame verb t. To clear from blame.
disbowel verb t. To disembowel.
disburse verb t. To pay out; to expend; — usually from a public fund or treasury.
discandy verb i. To melt; to dissolve; to thaw.
discinct adjective Ungirded; loosely dressed.
disciple noun One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior., To teach; to train., To punish; to discipline., To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.
disclaim verb t. To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject., To deny, as a claim; to refuse., To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another’s claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office., To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share.
disclame verb t. To disclaim; to expel.
discloak verb t. To take off a cloak from; to uncloak.
disclose verb t. To unclose; to open; — applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch., To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover., To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal., To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed his designs., Disclosure.
discloud verb t. To clear from clouds.
disclout verb t. To divest of a clout.
discoast verb i. To depart; to quit the coast (that is, the side or border) of anything; to be separated.
discolor verb t. To alter the natural hue or color of; to change to a different color; to stain; to tinge; as, a drop of wine will discolor water; silver is discolored by sea water., To alter the true complexion or appearance of; to put a false hue upon.
discompt verb t. To discount. See Discount.
discount verb To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills., To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange., To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event)., To leave out of account; to take no notice of., To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days., A counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted., A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money., The rate of interest charged in discounting.
discoure verb t. To discover.
discover verb t. To uncover., To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown)., To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect., To manifest without design; to show., To explore; to examine., To discover or show one’s self.
discreet superl. Possessed of discernment, especially in avoiding error or evil, and in the adaptation of means to ends; prudent; sagacious; judicious; not rash or heedless; cautious., Differing; distinct.
discrete adjective Separate; distinct; disjunct., Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, “I resign my life, but not my honor,” is a discrete proposition., Separate; not coalescent; — said of things usually coalescent., To separate.
discrive verb t. To describe.
discrown verb t. To deprive of a crown.
discuses plural of Discus
disdeify verb t. To divest or deprive of deity or of a deific rank or condition.
disdeign verb t. To disdain.
diseased imp. & past participle of Disease, Afflicted with disease.
disedify verb t. To fail of edifying; to injure.
diselder verb t. To deprive of an elder or elders, or of the office of an elder.
disembay verb t. To clear from a bay.
disendow verb t. To deprive of an endowment, as a church.
disenter verb t. See Disinter.
disfancy verb t. To dislike.
disfavor noun Want of favor of favorable regard; disesteem; disregard., The state of not being in favor; a being under the displeasure of some one; state of unacceptableness; as, to be in disfavor at court., An unkindness; a disobliging act., To withhold or withdraw favor from; to regard with disesteem; to show disapprobation of; to discountenance., To injure the form or looks of.
disflesh verb t. To reduce the flesh or obesity of.
disfriar verb t. To depose or withdraw from the condition of a friar.
disfrock verb t. To unfrock.
disgavel verb t. To deprive of that principal quality of gavelkind tenure by which lands descend equally among all the sons of the tenant; — said of lands.
disglory noun Dishonor.
disgorge verb t. To eject or discharge by the throat and mouth; to vomit; to pour forth or throw out with violence, as if from the mouth; to discharge violently or in great quantities from a confined place., To give up unwillingly as what one has wrongfully seized and appropriated; to make restitution of; to surrender; as, he was compelled to disgorge his ill-gotten gains., To vomit forth what anything contains; to discharge; to make restitution.
disgrace noun The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect., The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy., That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being., An act of unkindness; a disfavor., To put out favor; to dismiss with dishonor., To do disfavor to; to bring reproach or shame upon; to dishonor; to treat or cover with ignominy; to lower in estimation., To treat discourteously; to upbraid; to revile.
disgrade verb t. To degrade.
disguise verb t. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive., To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one’s sentiments, character, or intentions., To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate., A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties., Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show., Change of manner by drink; intoxication., A masque or masquerade.
dishabit verb t. To dislodge.
dishable verb t. To disable., To disparage.
dishaunt verb t. To leave; to quit; to cease to haunt.
disheart verb t. To dishearten.
disherit verb t. To disinherit; to cut off, or detain, from the possession or enjoyment of an inheritance.
dishevel verb t. To suffer (the hair) to hang loosely or disorderly; to spread or throw (the hair) in disorder; — used chiefly in the passive participle., To spread loosely or disorderly., To be spread in disorder or hang negligently, as the hair.
dishfuls plural of Dishful
dishonor noun Lack of honor; disgrace; ignominy; shame; reproach., The nonpayment or nonacceptance of commercial paper by the party on whom it is drawn., To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor., To violate the chastity of; to debauch., To refuse or decline to accept or pay; — said of a bill, check, note, or draft which is due or presented; as, to dishonor a bill exchange.
dishorse verb t. To dismount.
dishouse verb t. To deprive of house or home.
dishumor noun Ill humor., To deprive of humor or desire; to put out of humor.
disinter verb t. To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up., To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.
disinure verb t. To render unaccustomed or unfamiliar.
disjoint adjective Disjointed; unconnected; — opposed to conjoint., Difficult situation; dilemma; strait., To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving., To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint and edifice., To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech., To fall in pieces.
disjunct adjective Disjoined; separated., Having the head, thorax, and abdomen separated by a deep constriction.
diskless adjective Having no disk; appearing as a point and not expanded into a disk, as the image of a faint star in a telescope.
disleave verb t. To deprive of leaves.
disliked imp. & past participle of Dislike
disliken verb t. To make unlike; to disguise.
disliker noun One who dislikes or disrelishes.
dislodge verb t. To drive from a lodge or place of rest; to remove from a place of quiet or repose; as, shells resting in the sea at a considerate depth are not dislodged by storms., To drive out from a place of hiding or defense; as, to dislodge a deer, or an enemy., To go from a place of rest., Dwelling apart; separation.
disloign verb t. To put at a distance; to remove.
disloyal adjective Not loyal; not true to a sovereign or lawful superior, or to the government under which one lives; false where allegiance is due; faithless; as, a subject disloyal to the king; a husband disloyal to his wife.
dismally adverb In a dismal manner; gloomily; sorrowfully; uncomfortably.
dismarch verb i. To march away.
dismarry verb t. To free from the bonds of marriage; to divorce.
dismayed imp. & past participle of Dismay
dismount verb i. To come down; to descend., To alight from a horse; to descend or get off, as a rider from his beast; as, the troops dismounted., To throw or bring down from an elevation, place of honor and authority, or the like., To throw or remove from a horse; to unhorse; as, the soldier dismounted his adversary., To take down, or apart, as a machine., To throw or remove from the carriage, or from that on which a thing is mounted; to break the carriage or wheels of, and render useless; to deprive of equipments or mountings; — said esp. of artillery.
disorder noun Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder., Neglect of order or system; irregularity., Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of society; tumult., Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy of the soul; sickness; derangement., To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse., To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to disorder the head or stomach., To depose from holy orders.
disowned imp. & past participle of Disown
dispatch verb t. To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform., To rid; to free., To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily., To send off or away; — particularly applied to sending off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special business, and implying haste., To send out of the world; to put to death., To make haste; to conclude an affair; to finish a matter of business., The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business., Any sending away; dismissal; riddance., The finishing up of a business; speedy performance, as of business; prompt execution; diligence; haste., A message dispatched or sent with speed; especially, an important official letter sent from one public officer to another; — often used in the plural; as, a messenger has arrived with dispatches for the American minister; naval or military dispatches., A message transmitted by telegraph.
dispathy noun Lack of sympathy; want of passion; apathy.
dispence verb i. & noun See Dispense.
dispense verb t. To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines., To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct., To pay for; to atone for., To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; — with from., To compensate; to make up; to make amends., To give dispensation., Dispensation; exemption., Expense; profusion; outlay.
disperge verb t. To sprinkle.
disperse verb t. To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations., To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors., To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o’clock; the clouds disperse., To distribute wealth; to share one’s abundance with others.
dispirit verb t. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage., To distill or infuse the spirit of.
displace verb t. To change the place of; to remove from the usual or proper place; to put out of place; to place in another situation; as, the books in the library are all displaced., To crowd out; to take the place of., To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue., To dislodge; to drive away; to banish.
displant verb t. To remove (what is planted or fixed); to unsettle and take away; to displace; to root out; as, to displant inhabitants., To strip of what is planted or settled; as, to displant a country of inhabitants.
displode verb t. To discharge; to explode., To burst with a loud report; to explode.
displume verb t. To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade.
disponee noun The person to whom any property is legally conveyed.
disponer noun One who legally transfers property from himself to another.
disponge verb t. To sprinkle, as with water from a sponge.
disposal noun The act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two lines., Ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction., Regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property., Power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of.
disposed imp. & past participle of Dispose, Inclined; minded., Inclined to mirth; jolly.
disposer noun One who, or that which, disposes; a regulator; a director; a bestower.
dispread verb t. To spread abroad, or different ways; to spread apart; to open; as, the sun dispreads his beams., To extend or expand itself.
disprize verb t. To depreciate.
disproof noun A proving to be false or erroneous; confutation; refutation; as, to offer evidence in disproof of a statement.
disprove verb t. To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute., To disallow; to disapprove of.
dispunct adjective Wanting in punctilious respect; discourteous., To expunge.
dispunge verb t. To expunge; to erase., See Disponge.
dispurse verb t. To disburse.
disputed imp. & past participle of Dispute
disputer noun One who disputes, or who is given to disputes; a controvertist.
disquiet adjective Deprived of quiet; impatient; restless; uneasy., Want of quiet; want of tranquility in body or mind; uneasiness; restlessness; disturbance; anxiety., To render unquiet; to deprive of peace, rest, or tranquility; to make uneasy or restless; to disturb.
disrange verb t. To disarrange.
disrobed imp. & past participle of Disrobe
disrober noun One who, or that which, disrobes.
disseize verb t. To deprive of seizin or possession; to dispossess or oust wrongfully (one in freehold possession of land); — followed by of; as, to disseize a tenant of his freehold.
disserve verb t. To fail to serve; to do injury or mischief to; to damage; to hurt; to harm.
dissever verb t. To part in two; to sever thoroughly; to sunder; to disunite; to separate; to disperse., To part; to separate.
dissolve verb t. To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament., To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate., To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften., To solve; to clear up; to resolve., To relax by pleasure; to make powerless., To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction., To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up., To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied., To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.
dissuade verb t. To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course)., To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; — with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose.
distaffs plural of Distaff
distaves plural of Distaff
distally adverb Toward a distal part.
distance noun The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place., Remoteness of place; a remote place., A space marked out in the last part of a race course., Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; — contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left., Space between two antagonists in fencing., The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape., Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety., Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events., The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness., A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve., Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor., The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh., To place at a distance or remotely., To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote., To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.
distancy noun Distance.
distaste noun Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink; disrelish., Discomfort; uneasiness., Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger., Not to have relish or taste for; to disrelish; to loathe; to dislike., To offend; to disgust; to displease., To deprive of taste or relish; to make unsavory or distasteful., To be distasteful; to taste ill or disagreeable.
disthene noun Cyanite or kyanite; — so called in allusion to its unequal hardness in two different directions. See Cyanite.
distinct adjective Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified., Marked; variegated., Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; — with from., Not identical; different; individual., So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect., To distinguish.
distitle verb t. To deprive of title or right.
distract adjective Separated; drawn asunder., Insane; mad., To draw apart or away; to divide; to disjoin., To draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the eye; to distract the attention., To agitate by conflicting passions, or by a variety of motives or of cares; to confound; to harass., To unsettle the reason of; to render insane; to craze; to madden; — most frequently used in the participle, distracted.
distrain verb t. To press heavily upon; to bear down upon with violence; hence, to constrain or compel; to bind; to distress, torment, or afflict., To rend; to tear., To seize, as a pledge or indemnification; to take possession of as security for nonpayment of rent, the reparation of an injury done, etc.; to take by distress; as, to distrain goods for rent, or of an amercement., To subject to distress; to coerce; as, to distrain a person by his goods and chattels., To levy a distress.
distrait adjective Absent-minded; lost in thought; abstracted.
distream verb i. To flow.
distress noun Extreme pain or suffering; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer distress from the gout, or from the loss of friends., That which occasions suffering; painful situation; misfortune; affliction; misery., A state of danger or necessity; as, a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of spars, want of provisions or water, etc., The act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or taxes, or for injury done by cattle, etc., The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction., To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable., To compel by pain or suffering., To seize for debt; to distrain.
district adjective Rigorous; stringent; harsh., The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing., A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc., Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract., To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.
distrust verb t. To feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon; to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to be suspicious of; to mistrust., Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; want of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one’s power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc., Suspicion of evil designs., State of being suspected; loss of trust.
disunion noun The termination of union; separation; disjunction; as, the disunion of the body and the soul., A breach of concord and its effect; alienation., The termination or disruption of the union of the States forming the United States.
disunite verb t. To destroy the union of; to divide; to part; to sever; to disjoin; to sunder; to separate; as, to disunite particles of matter., To alienate in spirit; to break the concord of., To part; to fall asunder; to become separated.
disunity noun A state of separation or disunion; want of unity.
disusage noun Gradual cessation of use or custom; neglect of use; disuse.
disusing present participle & vb. noun of Disuse
disvalue verb t. To undervalue; to depreciate., Disesteem; disregard.
disvelop verb t. To develop.
disvouch verb t. To discredit; to contradict.
disworth verb t. To deprive of worth; to degrade.
ditation noun The act of making rich; enrichment.
ditching present participle & vb. noun of Ditch
dithecal adjective Alt. of Dithecous
ditheism noun The doctrine of those who maintain the existence of two gods or of two original principles (as in Manicheism), one good and one evil; dualism.
ditheist noun One who holds the doctrine of ditheism; a dualist.
ditokous adjective Having two kinds of young, as certain annelids., Producing only two eggs for a clutch, as certain birds do.
ditroite noun An igneous rock composed of orthoclase, elaeolite, and sodalite.
diureide noun One of a series of complex nitrogenous substances regarded as containing two molecules of urea or their radicals, as uric acid or allantoin. Cf. Ureide.
diuresis noun Free excretion of urine.
diuretic adjective Tending to increase the secretion and discharge of urine., A medicine with diuretic properties.
divalent adjective Having two units of combining power; bivalent. Cf. Valence.
diverged imp. & past participle of Diverge
diverted imp. & past participle of Divert
diverter noun One who, or that which, diverts, turns off, or pleases.
divested imp. & past participle of Divest
dividant adjective Different; distinct.
dividing present participle & vb. noun of Divide, That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating.
dividend noun A sum of money to be divided and distributed; the share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage; — applied to the profits as appropriated among shareholders, and to assets as apportioned among creditors; as, the dividend of a bank, a railway corporation, or a bankrupt estate., A number or quantity which is to be divided.
divident noun Dividend; share.
dividual adjective Divided, shared, or participated in, in common with others.
divining present participle & vb. noun of Divine, That divines; for divining.
divinely adverb In a divine or godlike manner; holily; admirably or excellently in a supreme degree., By the agency or influence of God.
divinify verb t. To render divine; to deify.
divinity adjective The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead., The Deity; the Supreme Being; God., A pretended deity of pagans; a false god., A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man., Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe., The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology.
divinize verb t. To invest with a divine character; to deify.
division noun The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation., That which divides or keeps apart; a partition., The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section., Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation., Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast., Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote., The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed., The separation of a genus into its constituent species., Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer., Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion., One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs., One of the groups into which a fleet is divided., A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable., The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished., A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.
divisive adjective Indicating division or distribution., Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or difference.
divorced imp. & past participle of Divorce
divorcee noun A person divorced.
divorcer noun The person or cause that produces or effects a divorce.
divulged imp. & past participle of Divulge
dizening present participle & vb. noun of Dizen
dizzying present participle & vb. noun of Dizzy