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Die vbLate OE borrowing before 1150. dîegan, dêgan (late OE, Anglian) "die" - ON deyja "die" (ousted OE sweltan "die" and altered OE steorfan "die, perish" which now only denotes "starve"; ON deyja once had an OE cognate which may have given rise to ME deien but forms from 1000 onward very likely stem only from the ON form, according to Serjeantson) - suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense) 2. disappear or come to an end, as one's anger. 3. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life, as from cancer. 4. stop operating or functioning, as a motor car engine. 5. lose sparkle or bouquet, as wine. 6. be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame. 7. feel indifferent towards.
Die phr"Die a Thousand Deaths" - (rhetorical) to die many times over (as preferred over some other undesirable action or occurrence).  2. (idiomatic) to suffer repeatedly (often mentally rather than physically); to suffer extreme embarrassment or anxiety.
Die phr"Die Away" - become weaker or faint to the point of extinction. 2. die down.
Die phr"Die Back" - (of a plant): decay from the tip to the root.
Die phr"Die By Inches" - to die a lingering death.
Die phr"Die Down" - become less loud or strong. 2. die away.
Die phr"Die Game" - to fight to the last breath.
Die phr"Die Hard" - die reluctantly, not without a struggle.
Die phr"Die For" -extremely good or desirable, as chocolate. 2. be dying for.
Die phr"Die From" - be near death because of.
Die phr"Die In Bed" - die a quiet death.
Die phr"Die In Harness" - die while still going about one's daily business.
Die phr"Die in the Ditch" - die alone in some forsaken place.
Die phr"Die Laughing" - be overcame by mirth or laughter till the point of exhaustion.
Die phr"Die Like a Dog" - have a shameful, undignified death.
Die phr"Die Like Flies" - die in very large numbers.
Die phr"Die Off" - die one by one.
Die phr"Die On One's Feet" - die while going about one's usual business.
Diephr"Die the Death" - condemned to death; be killed.
Die phr'Die the Way One Lived" -
Die phr"Do or Die" - be determined to succeed at all cost.
Die phr"Dying to Do (something)" - be very keen to do something.
Die phr"Never say Die" - keep up one's courage, not give in.
Die phr"Whom the Gods Love Die Young" - God takes soonest those he loves best. 2. good people often die young
Die-away adjHaving a languishing or affectedly feeble manner.
Die-back nProgressive dying back of a shrub or tree-shoot owing to diseasee or unfavorable.
Die-hard nA conservative or stubborn person.
Die-less adjImmortal, deathless, not dying; eternal.
Dig vbOxford English dictionary: Middle English: perhaps from Old English dīc ‘ditch’ - to break and turn over soil. (Not an Anglish word, but included for information only).
Dighel  adj.Secret, obscure, hence dighelness: secrecy
Dight nComposition. 2. making, framing, construction; preparation. 3. dealing, direction, order. 2. dress, adornment, clothing.
Dight  vb.To dictate, compose in language, present. 2. manage, direct, dictate, govern, rule, appoint, ordain, order. 3. construct, put together, frame, make. 4. array, dress, clothe, deck, adorn, put on armour. 5. maltreat, abuse, misuse. 6. to have to do with sexually. 7. place, put, dispose of. 9. to put in a specific condition or state: put to death, execute, slay, kill, winnow. 8. to dispose (of), place, put, remove. 9. to cause, bring about, perform, do, deal with, make ready, progress. 10. to equip, fit-out, furnish. 11. to make ready, get ready, to make oneself ready. 12. to prepare a meal, mix medicine or a potion. 13. repair, put in order, make right. 14. polish, wipe, rub, in order to make clean or dry, cleanse so as to fix up. 15. to cultivate, till, or attend to crops.
Dight phr"Dight to Death" - put to death, execute, slay, kill.
Dighter n.Composer, author, ruler, preparer, ruler, director. 2. winnower (machine).
Dighting nRepairing, putting in order. 2. preparing, 3. arraying, dressing, 4. proposing. 5. winnowing. 6. wiping.
Dightly adv.In a well equipped manner.
Dike n.(O.E. díc strong masculine noun: a dike, trench, ditch, moat, an earthwork with a trench. 2. a toilet, water-closet, or urinal, etc. 3. a small pond or pool. 4. a hollow dug in the ground; ditch, pit trench; cave, den. 5. ridge, embankment, barrier, obstacle, long mound, a dam thrown up to resist the sea or to prevent low-lying land from being flooded by the sea, rivers, or streams. 6. a jetty, pier, a (raised) causeway along or into the water. 7. wall, a low wall, or fence of turf or stone serving as a division or enclosure. 7. hedge, a fence (barrier) of any kind.
Dike vbTo make a dight; excavate, dig out a dyke. 2. provide with a dyke. 4. surround with a dyke/dike, trench, ditch, etc. to enclose with an earthen or stone wall. to defend land with a dike or embankment against the sea. to entrench. to clean out, scour.
Diker nOne who build or constructs dikes.
Dike-reeve nAn officer appointed to take charge of the drains, sluices and seabank of a fen or marsh district in England.
Dilghe vb.To destroy, erase, blot out, also fig.
Dill nAntheum graveolens. 2. cucumber. 3. fool, dolt.
Dill water nAn anodyne or an assuage of pain.
Dim adj.Of light-somewhat dark. 2. want of clearness, brightness, or distinctness. 3. dullness of vision or perception, state of being dim-sighted.
Dimble nSee 'dimple.'
Dim-brooding adj"The whole future is there and destiny dim-brooding over it, in the hearts and unshaped thoughts of these men; it lies illegible, inevitable' (Thomas Carlyle.
Dim-eyed adj"The public is a very dim-eyed beast'. 2. having limited vision. 3. short-sighted, inattentive or lacking alertness.
Dim-headed adjDull-witted, foolish, stupid.
Dim-lit adj"A dim-lit alley' - poorly, faintly lit.
Dimly advIn a dim manner; in or with dim light, obscurely, somewhat darkly, faintly, indistinctly.
Dimmed adjRendered or made dim.
Dimmedness nState or quality of being dimmed.
Dimmer vbTo appear dim, faintly or indistinctly
Dimming nThe process of being dimmed or wanting brightness or clearness; obscuring.
Dimming phr"The Dimming of the Day" - twilight, dusk. 2. (fig.) the later stage of one's life.
Dimmish adjRather or somewhat dim.
Dimness nState or quality of being dim.
Dimmy adjHaving dimness; more or less dim.
Dim-out nA form of modified lighting in a city or throughout a certain area to prevent or eliminate night-glow; used as a military safety measure.
Dimple nOE. a small depression or indentation. 2. a small natural depressioonon the skin, esp. on the face or the corner of the mouth.
Dim-sighted adjPoor of sight.
Dim-wit nA slow, stupid or witless person; one not mentally alert.
Dim-witted adjStupid, dull, lacking mental alertness, slow.
Dim-wittedly advIn a stupid, dull way or manner.
Dim-wittedness nThe quality of being dim-witted; slow and dull.
Din nSound, a loud noise, particularly a continued confusion or resonant sound, which stuns or causes distress the ear. 2. the subject of a sounding or ringing in the ears.
Din vbTo sound, ring with sound, resound. 2. of person: to make a loud noise, din, to roar. 3. to assail with din or worrying vociferation. 4. to make to resound, to utter over and over so as to deafen or weary. 5. to give forth deafening or distressing noise; to repeat over and over.
Din phr"Din in Somebody's Ears" - sound, echo , in somebody's ears.
Din phr'Din Into" - repeatedly urge somebody to remember or be guided by; dim into, into.
Ding nVery minor damage, a small dent or chip.  2. (colloquial) a rejection. 3. very minor damage.
Dindom nState of uproar, calamour, stevven.
Ding vbTo sound, as a bell; to ring; to clang. 2. to hit or strike; beat. 3. to dash; to throw violently. 4. to inflict minor damage upon, especially by hitting or striking.  5. to fire or reject. 6. to deduct, as points, from another, in the manner of a penalty; to penalize.  
Dinsome adj.Full of din, noisy
Dint n.Stroke or blow,esp. one given by a weapon, the dealing of blows, hence force of attack or impact, (lit or fig): violence, force; now only by dint of. 2. stroke of thunder. 3. the dealing of blows; hence, force of attack, assault or impact (lit. & fg.) 4. violence, force, attack, 5. impression mark or impression made by blow or by pressure in a hard or plastic surface; an indentation.
Dint vbTo strike, beat, knock. 2. to make a dint or impression in something. 3. to mark or impress with a dint; to make dint in; to impress.
Dint phr"By Dint Of" - by force of, by means of, with implication of vigour or persistence in the application of the means.
Dint phr"By Dint of Sword" - by attack with a weapon (of war); by force of arms.
Dint phr"Under/Within the Dint" - exposed to or within the reach or range of assault or attack.
Dintless adjWithout an impression mark.
Dip nThe act of dipping. 2. a plunge or brief immersion in water or an other liquid. 3, the act of dipping up liquid; eg. ink with a pen; the instance taken in such an act. 4. a going down out of sight or below the horizon. 5. an unstressed element in a line of alliteration. 6. a receptacle from which a prize may be obtained by dipping. 7. depth or amount of submergence. 8. a depth of distance between between a particular level. 9. depth of a vessel. 10. downward inclination of a magnetic needle at a particular place. 11. downward slope of the surface of something. 12. a hollow or depression to which the surrounding high ground dips or sinks. 13. a sweet sauce for puddings; a savory mixture into which biscuits are dipped. 14. a pickpocket and the act of dipping.
Dip vbTo put down into or let down temporarily and partially in or into liquid. 2. to immerse, plunge. 3. to immerse in various solutions, to dye, imbue. 4. to dip sheep or bath sheep in a liquid for the purpose of killing infestation and cleanses their skin. 5. to suffuse with moisture; to impregnate by, or as if by, immersion. 6. to dip toast in tea or the like. 7. to pick pockets by 'dipping' your hand in. 8. to lower or raise a flag in naval salute. 9. to lower the beams of a headlights of a vehicles. 10. to immerse, involve, implicate in an affair (esp. of an undesirable kind.) 11. to involve in debt or pecuniary liabilities; to mortgage an estate; to pawn. 12. to plunge down a little into water or other liquid and quickly emerge. 13. to dip deeply into one's means. 14. fig. to withdraw or expend a considerable sum; to trench upon one's means. 15. to sink or drop down through a small space, or below a particular level, as dipping water; to go down, sink, set. 16. to move the body downwards in obeisance, to curtsy, bob. 17. to extend a little way downwards below the surface; to sink. 18, to have a downwards inclination; to incline or slope downwards. 19. to be inclined to the horizon; esp. of a magnetic needle. 20. to dip (seek information)into a study or subject. 21. to enter slightly into a subject without being absorbed or 'buried' in it; said especially of cursory reading or skimming short passages here and there in a book. 22. to skim, or read superficially and slightly.
Dip phr"A Farthing Dip" - a synonym for something almost valueless.
Dip phr"At the Dip" - the lowering of a sail of a ship.
Dip phr"Dip a Toe Into the Water" - to do something carefully because you are not sure it will work or not.
Dip phr"Dip Into" - to reach into a liquid; to reach into a substance, usually to remove some of the substance.
Dip phr"Dip of the Needle" - the amngle which a magnetic needle, freely suspended, makes the plane of the horizon.
Dip phr"Dip Out (on)" - to decide not to take part in something. 2. to fail a test or course in school.
Dip phr"Dip Headlights" - of the beams of headlights of a vehicle: lowered or dimmed.
Dip phr"Dip Something Into" - to put something (ladle) into a substance in order to take some of it.
Dipped adjImmersed (briefly or partially) in a liquids. 2. baptized. 3. extend or curved below the surface or level. 4. involved in debt, mortgaged.
Dipper nOne who dips in various senses of the verb; specifically one who immerses something in a fluid. 2. one who peruses a book, various subjects cursorily. 3. a member of various Baptist groups who practise total immersion of the body in baptism. 4. a dip, pickpocket. 5. a utensil, such as a ladle, used for dipping up water. 6. a receptacle for oil, varnish, etc. fastened to a pallet.
Dipper nThe Plough." or Charles' Wain"
Dipperful adjAs much as fills a dipper.
Dipping nThe action of the verb 'to dip" 2. a liquid preparation in which things are dipped for any purpose. 2. a wash for sheep and other animals. 3. a dubbing for leather.
Dipping needle nA magnetic needle suspended at its centre of gravity and moving in a vertical plane; so as to indicate on a graduated circle the magnetic dip or inclination.
Dippy adjInclined to dip or move downwards. 2. erratic of behavior.
Dipside nThe side on which the dip or declivity is.
Dipstick nA rod for measuring the depth of liquids. 2. fool, simpleton, dolt, dullard.
Dirt nBy metathesis < drit < ON drita, excrement, akin to OE dritan, to excrete. 2. disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people. 3. the state of being covered with unclean things. 3. the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock. 4. obscene terms for feces.
Dirt adjDirt (of roads) not leveled or drained.
Dirt phr"Dirt Cheap" - very cheap.
Dirt phr"Eat dirt" - tolerate insult and mortification.
Dirt phr"Throw Dirt at" - abuse scurrilously, to sully the good name of.
Dirt phr"Throw Enough Dirt and Some will Stick" - persistent criticism and slander will in the end be believed.
Dirt bed nLayer of mould with fossil plants.
Dirt-eating nGeophagy.
Dirtily advIn a dirty manner; meanly.
Dirtiness nThe state or condition of being dirty.
Dirtless aadjLacking or without dirt. 2. immaculate; flawless; without spot or blemish.
Dirty adjDirty unpleasantly stormy. 2. soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime. 3. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination. 4. unethical or dishonest. 5. violating accepted standards or rules. 6. expressing or revealing hostility or dislike. 7. obtained illegally or by improper means. 8. (of a manuscript, documents) defaced with changes; a foul (or dirty) copy. 9. vile; despicable "a dirty trick. 10. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear. 11. contaminated with infecting organisms, as a dirty wound.
Dirty vbMake soiled, filthy, or dirty.
Dirty phr"Dirty Old Man" - a lascivious or lewd older man.
Dirty phr"Dirty One's Hand" - be involved with something dishonest.
Dirty phr"Dirty Water will Quench Fire" - a man's lust can be satisfied by any woman, however unattractive or immoral.
Dirty phr"Dirty Words" - an oath or obscenity.
Dirty phr"Do the Dirty On" - betray, deceive, play an underhanded trick upon.
Dirty-dog nSomebody who has behaved badly, meanly, selfishly.
Dirty look nA look of disapproval, anger or disgust.
Dirty weather nStormy, wet weather.
Dirty weekend nA weekend spent clandestinely with a lover.
Dirty work nNecessary work of a dirty, unpleasant or laborious kind. 2. criminal activities or behavoir.
Dish nA piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food. 2. a particular item of prepared food. 3. the quantity that a dish will hold. 4. an activity that you like or at which you are superior 5. a directional antenna made up of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation. 6. a very attractive or seductive looking woman
Dish vbTo make concave; shape like a dish. 2. to provide (usually but not necessarily food).
Dish phr"Dish It Out" - inflict punishment, cause pain or distress. 2. hand punishment out.
Dish phr"Dish Out" - to put food on a plate ready for eating. 2. (lit and fig.) to distribute or deliver something. 3. to treat another harshly. 4. to hollow out, as a gutter.
Dish phr"Dish Up" - to serve a meal; put on a plate. 2. to prepare or present, esp. in an attractive manner.
Dish phr"Dish up the Dirt" - spread scandal or gossip.
Dish phr"Have a Hand in the Dish" - to meddle, interfere.
Dish phr"Have Food in the Dish" - to gain footing, have a share.
Dish phr"One's Dish" - exactly suited to one's taste, requirements, abilities, (one's cup of tea).
Dish phr"Throw Something in One's Dish" - to taunt or reproach someone.
Dish bitch nSlang term for a woman who washes dishes in a restaurant. 2. a female journalist who reports using 'dish' technology.
Dishboard nA dresser for dishes.
Dish cloth nA cloth used in the kitchen for wiping and drying dishes.
Dished adjPut into a dish. 2. shaped like a dish. 3. slightly concave.
Dishful adjThe contents of a dish; as much as a dish can hold.
Dish-head nAn epithet for monks.
Dishily advIn a sensational, gossipy, tell-all manner, as 'recounts dishily the .."
Dishing nForming a concave or dish-like surface.
Dishiness nThe quality or state of being sexually attractive, good-looking. 2. containing gossip or information about a well-known person's private life characterized by, full of, or given to gossip or disclosure.
Dishlike adjResembling a dish; concave.
Dish-monger nOne who deals in, or has much to do, with dishes (of food.)
Dishpan nA large container for washing dishes, etc.
Dishpan hands nHands inflamed or sore through the frequently washing dishes.
Dish stand nA device for supporting and holding dishes.
Dish-trough nA sink for washing dishes.
Dishware nPlates, bowls, cups etc. 2. tableware (as china) used in serving food.
Dishwasher nA machine that washes dishes. 2. a person who washes dishes for a living.
Dishwashing nThe act or action of washing dishwater.
Dishwater nThe greasy water in which dishes have been washed.
Dishwater phr"Dull as Dishwater" - extremely dull.
Dishwater-blond nOf a dark-blond colour bordering on a light brown.
Dishwaterish adjSomewhat like dishwater.
Dishwatery adjResembling dishwater: greasy.
Dishy adjAttractive (of a woman.)
Distaff nA stick or spindle into which wool or flax is wound for spinning. 2. of or concerning women.
Distaff-business nA type of work or occupation normally done by women; hence, symbolic, for the female sex. 2. female authority or dominion; also the female branch of the family, the spindle side of the family, as opposed to the 'spear-side' (male side.) Nb. OE. distaef, supposed to be for 'dis' or dise-staef, the second element the sb. 'staff' ; dis or dise is apparently from LG. 'diesse' - a bunch of flax on a distaff and cionnected with 'dize' ; 'dizen' to put tow on a distaff.
Distaff-side nThe female side branch of a house or family.
Dit nA small lump, clot, plug, dot.
Dit vbTo stop up, close up, shut (an opening); to fill up a hole or gap. 2. to stop or obstruct the course of a way.
Ditch nOE decan, dechen, deech: smear, plaster, daub.
Ditch nA watercourse, channel, trench, man-made or those of natural formation. 2. the sea, English Channel, or the North sea; the Tasman Sea between between Australia and New Zealand, known as 'The Ditch".
Ditch vbTo dig or construct a ditch. 2. to dredge or repair a ditch. 3. lit. & fig. to defeat, frustrate, abandon, discarded, jilt. 4. to throw in a ditch.
Ditch vbDeech (OE : decan, deche): to smear, daub, plaster, impregnate, esp. with dirt, which hardens and becomes ingrained.
Ditch phr"Fall or Lead into the Last Ditch" - the last line of defence.
Ditch phr"Driven to the Last Ditch" - forced back to the last extremities.
Ditch phr"Ditch In" - to enclose by means of a ditch.
Ditch phr"Ditch Out" - shut out by means of a ditch.
Ditch phr"Ditch Up" - surrounded by a ditch for the purpose of defence.
Ditch phr"Dull as Ditchwater" - Extremely dull.
Ditch phr"Last Ditch Stand" - final resistance (from a point of no retreat).
Ditch-bottom nThe bottom of a ditch. 2. the lowest and usually most unfavorable part of something, the pits. 2. (loosely) a nadir.
Ditched adjFurnished or provided with a ditch. 2. abandoned, discarded, dumped.
Ditcher nOne who makes or builds ditches. 2. a machine used to make ditches.
Ditching nThe action of ditching; te making and repairing of ditches. 2. of an aircraft: ditching or putting the aircraft into the sea or a waterways. 3. abandonment, discarding.
Ditchlike adjResembling or characteristic of a ditch.
Ditchwater nStale stagnant or foul water which collects in a ditch.
Ditchwater phr"As Dull as Ditch water" - very dull, plain, uninspiring.
Ditchwaterly advAs dishwater: greasy.
Dishwatery adjOf or pertaining to dishwater; somewhat like dishwater.
Ditch-world nA dirty, vile, worthless world.
Ditchy adjLike or resembling a ditch. 2. of the nature of a ditch. 3. abounding in ditchwater or deep furrows.
Dive vbEarly OE. dip, submerge; to plunge a person or thing into liquid. 2. to enter deeply, or plunge into a matter, penetrate. 3. to plunge the hand into something. 4. to penetrate or traverse by diving. 5. to pick pockets.
Dive nThe act of diving, a darting plunge into or through water. 2. a precipitous descent. 3. submergence, submersion of a submarine. 4. a sudden dart into a place or across a space, sep. so as to disappear. 5. an illegal drinking den; disreputable place or resort, often in a cellar, basement or somewhat concealed place, into which a frequenter may 'dive' without observation.
Dive phr"Dive In" - a start of a new endeavor enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.
Diver nSomeone who dives into water. 2. someone who performs work underwater. 3. someone who dives for fishing or a recreational purpose.
Divey adjHaving the character of a dive, a disreputable bar or seedy nightclub.
Diving nA headlong plunge into water. 2. an athletic competition that involves diving into water.
Diving bell nA chamber, sustained by an air supply, which allows divers to work under water.
Diving bell spider nArgyroneta aquatics - one of the few species of spiders known to live almost entirely under water.
Diving board nA spring board used for diving in water. 2. a diving platform.
Diving duck nA duck that habitually dives for food.
Diving-wear nA weighted and hermetically sealed suit supplied with air, worn by underwater divers. 2. items of clothing appropriate for diving; dive-wear.
Diving-stone nA kind of jasper.
Dizen nFound only from 1530, but evidently belonging to 'dis'; 'diesse': the bunch of flax on the distaff. 2. to dress or attire a distaff with flax, etc. for spinning. 3. to dress (or in clothes); esp. to attire, array with finery. 4. to deck out, adorn, (later used with contempt).
Dizened adjDressed or attired (a distaff with flax). 2. attired, adorned, decked out, arrayed with finery.
Dizzied adjGiddy, reeling, unsteady, confused, stupid.
Dizzily advIn a giddy or dizzy manner.
Dizziness nThe state or condition of being dizzy or giddy.
Dizzying adjTending to make one (actually or metaphorically)dizzy, confused, as of great speed or height.
Dizzingly advIn a dizzying manner, amazingly.
Dizzy vbTo act foolishly or with stupidity. 2. to act giddy or dizzy, 3. to cause to reel. 4. to produce a swinging sensation in; or to turn the head of. 5. to render unsteady in brain or mind; to be wild or confused mentally.
Dizzy adjOE: dysig: foolish, stupid; a foolish man, fool. 2. having a sensation of whirling or vertigo in the head, with proneness to fall giddy. 3. mentally unsteady or in a whirl; lacking moral stability, startling, astonishing, vivid. 4. accompanied with or producing giddiness. 5. fig. whirling with a mad rapidity. 6. dull of hearing.
Dizzy phr"Reach /Rise to Dizzy Heights" - an extremely high and exalted level of something, as vocation, office, wealth.
Dizzy-eyed adjUsed to mean something hopefully in love.
Dizzy-headed adjGiddy, reeling, unsteady, confused.
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