|Do-little Do"-lit`tle noun One who performs little though professing much.
Great talkers are commonly dolittles . Bp. Richardson.
Do-naught Do"-naught` noun [ Do + naught .] A lazy, good-for-nothing fellow.
Do-nothing Do"-noth`ing adjective Doing nothing; inactive; idle; lazy; as, a do-nothing policy.
Do-nothingism, Do-nothingness Do"-noth`ing·ism, Do"-noth`ing·ness noun Inactivity; habitual sloth; idleness. [ Jocular] Carlyle. Miss Austen.
Do. Do. noun An abbreviation of Ditto .
Doña Do"ña noun [ Spanish doña . See Duenna .] Lady; mistress; madam; - - a title of respect used in Spain, prefixed to the Christian name of a lady.
Doab Do"ab [ Pers. & Hind. doāb , prop., two waters.] A tongue or tract of land included between two rivers; as, the doab between the Ganges and the Jumna. [ India] Am. Cyc.
Doable Do"a·ble adjective Capable of being done. Carlyle.
Doand Do"and present participle Doing. [ Obsolete] Rom. of R.
Doat Doat intransitive verb See Dote .
Dobber Dob"ber noun 1. (Zoology) See Dabchick . 2. A float to a fishing line. [ Local, U. S.]
Dobbin Dob"bin noun 1. An old jaded horse. Shak. 2. Sea gravel mixed with sand. [ Prov. Eng.]
Dobby Dob"by noun (Weaving) An apparatus resembling a Jacquard for weaving small figures (usually about 12 - 16 threads, seldom more than 36 - 40 threads).
Dobchick Dob"chick` noun (Zoology) See Dabchick .
Dobell's solution Do·bell's" so·lu"tion (Medicine) An aqueous solution of carbolic acid, borax, sodium bicarbonate, and glycerin, used as a spray in diseases of the nose and throat.
Dobson Dob"son noun (Zoology) The aquatic larva of a large neuropterous insect ( Corydalus cornutus ), used as bait in angling. See Hellgamite .
Dobule Dob"ule noun (Zoology) The European dace.
Docent Do"cent adjective [ Latin docens , - entis , present participle of docere to teach.] Serving to instruct; teaching. [ Obsolete]
Docetic Do·cet"ic adjective Pertaining to, held by, or like, the Docetæ. " Docetic Gnosticism." Plumptre.
Docetism Doc"e·tism noun (Eccl. Hist.) The doctrine of the Docetæ.
Docetæ Do·ce"tæ noun plural [ New Latin , from ... to appear.] (Eccl. Hist.) Ancient heretics who held that Christ's body was merely a phantom or appearance.
Dochmiac Doch"mi·ac adjective (Pros.) Pertaining to, or containing, the dochmius.
Dochmius Doch"mi·us noun [ Latin , from Greek ....] (Pros.) A foot of five syllables (usually ... -- -... - ).
Docibility, Docibleness Doc`i·bil"i·ty, Doc"i·ble·ness noun
[ Latin docibilitas
.] Aptness for being taught; teachableness; docility.
To persons of docibility , the real character may be easily taught in a few days. Boyle.
The docibleness of dogs in general. Walton.
Docible Doc"i·ble adjective [ Latin docibilis , from docere to teach.] Easily taught or managed; teachable. Milton.
Docile Doc"ile adjective
[ Latin docilis
to teach; confer Greek ..., and Latin discere
to learn, Greek ... learned, ... knowing: confer French docile
. Confer Doctor
.] 1. Teachable; easy to teach; docible.
[ Obsolete] 2. Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child.
The elephant is at once docible and docile . C. J. Smith.
Docility Do·cil"i·ty noun
[ Latin docilitas
, from docilis
: confer French docilité
.] 1. teachableness; aptness for being taught; docibleness.
[ Obsolete or R.] 2. Willingness to be taught; tractableness.
The humble docility of little children is, in the New Testament, represented as a necessary preparative to the reception of the Christian faith. Beattie.
Docimacy Doc"i·ma·cy noun [ Greek ... an assay, examination, from ... to examine (Metals), from ... assayed, tested, from ... to take, approve: confer French docimasie .] The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology.
Docimastic Doc`i·mas"tic adjective [ Greek ...: confer French docimastique .] Proving by experiments or tests. Docimastic art , metallurgy, or the art of assaying metals; the art of separating metals from foreign matters, and determining the nature and quantity of metallic substances contained in any ore or mineral.
Docimology Doc`i·mol"o·gy noun [ Greek ... a test + -logy .] A treatise on the art of testing, as in assaying metals, etc.
Docity Doc"i·ty noun Teachableness. [ Prov. Eng. & Local, U. S.]
Dock Dock (dŏk) noun [ Anglo-Saxon docce ; of uncertain origin; confer German docken- blätter, Gael. dogha burdock, Old French doque ; perhaps akin to Latin daucus , daucum , Greek ..., ..., a kind of parsnip or carrot, used in medicine. Confer Burdock .] (Botany) A genus of plants ( Rumex ), some species of which are well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination. » Yellow dock is Rumex crispus , with smooth curly leaves and yellow root, which that of other species is used medicinally as an astringent and tonic.
Dock Dock noun [ Confer Icelandic dockr a short tail, Fries. dok a little bundle or bunch, German docke bundle, skein, a short and thick column.] 1. The solid part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair; the stump of a tail; the part of a tail left after clipping or cutting. Grew. 2. A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a horse.
Dock Dock transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Docked
; present participle & verbal noun Docking
.] [ See Dock
a tail. Confer W. tociaw
, and twciaw
, to dock, clip.] 1. to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.
His top was docked like a priest biforn. Chaucer. 2. To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages. 3. To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.
Dock Dock noun [ Akin to Dutch dok ; of uncertain origin; confer Late Latin doga ditch, Latin doga ditch, Latin doga sort of vessel, Greek ... receptacle, from ... to receive.] 1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the tide. 2. The slip or water way extending between two piers or projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; -- sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down on the dock . 3. The place in court where a criminal or accused person stands. Balance dock , a kind of floating dock which is kept level by pumping water out of, or letting it into, the compartments of side chambers. -- Dry dock , a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in constructing or repairing ships. The name includes structures used for the examination, repairing, or building of vessels, as graving docks , floating docks , hydraulic docks , etc. -- Floating dock , a dock which is made to become buoyant, and, by floating, to lift a vessel out of water. -- Graving dock , a dock for holding a ship for graving or cleaning the bottom, etc. -- Hydraulic dock , a dock in which a vessel is raised clear of the water by hydraulic presses. -- Naval dock , a dock connected with which are naval stores, materials, and all conveniences for the construction and repair of ships. -- Sectional dock , a form of floating dock made in separate sections or caissons. -- Slip dock , a dock having a sloping floor that extends from deep water to above high-water mark, and upon which is a railway on which runs a cradle carrying the ship. -- Wet dock , a dock where the water is shut in, and kept at a given level, to facilitate the loading and unloading of ships; -- also sometimes used as a place of safety; a basin.
Dock Dock transitive verb To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing, cleaning the bottom, etc.
Dock-cress Dock"-cress` noun (Botany) Nipplewort.
Dockage Dock"age noun A charge for the use of a dock.
Docket Dock"et noun [ Dock to cut off + dim. suffix -et .] 1. A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest. 2. A bill tied to goods, containing some direction, as the name of the owner, or the place to which they are to be sent; a label. Bailey. 3. (Law) (a) An abridged entry of a judgment or proceeding in an action, or register or such entries; a book of original, kept by clerks of courts, containing a formal list of the names of parties, and minutes of the proceedings, in each case in court. (b) (U. S.) A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the clerks. 4. A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in any assembly. On the docket , in hand; in the plan; under consideration; in process of execution or performance. [ Colloq.]
Docket Dock"et transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Docketed ; present participle & verbal noun Docketing .] 1. To make a brief abstract of (a writing) and indorse it on the back of the paper, or to indorse the title or contents on the back of; to summarize; as, to docket letters and papers. Chesterfield. 2. (Law) (a) To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book; as, judgments regularly docketed . (b) To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial. 3. To mark with a ticket; as, to docket goods.
Dockyard Dock"yard` noun A yard or storage place for all sorts of naval stores and timber for shipbuilding.
Docoglossa Doc`o·glos"sa noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... a beam + ... the tongue.] (Zoology) An order of gastropods, including the true limpets, and having the teeth on the odontophore or lingual ribbon.
Docquet Doc"quet noun & v. See Docket .
Doctor Doc"tor noun
[ Old French doctur
, Latin doctor
, teacher, from docere
to teach. See Docile
.] 1. A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge; a learned man.
One of the doctors of Italy, Nicholas Macciavel. Bacon. 2. An academical title, originally meaning a man so well versed in his department as to be qualified to teach it. Hence: One who has taken the highest degree conferred by a university or college, or has received a diploma of the highest degree; as, a doctor of divinity, of law, of medicine, of music, or of philosophy. Such diplomas may confer an honorary title only. 3. One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.
By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death Shak. 4. Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency; as, the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous coloring matter; the doctor , or auxiliary engine, called also donkey engine . 5. (Zoology) The friar skate.
Will seize the doctor too.
[ Prov. Eng.] Doctors' Commons
. See under Commons .
-- Doctor's stuff
, physic, medicine. G. Eliot.
-- Doctor fish (Zoology)
, any fish of the genus Acanthurus ; the surgeon fish; -- so called from a sharp lancetlike spine on each side of the tail. Also called barber fish . See Surgeon fish .
Doctor Doc"tor transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Doctored ; present participle & verbal noun Doctoring .] 1. To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart. [ Colloq.] 2. To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor. 3. To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky. [ Slang]
Doctor Doc"tor intransitive verb To practice physic. [ Colloq.]
Doctoral Doc"tor·al adjective
[ Confer French doctoral
.] Of or relating to a doctor, or to the degree of doctor.
Doctoral habit and square cap. Wood.
Doctorally Doc"tor·al·ly adverb In the manner of a doctor. [ R.]
Doctorate Doc"tor·ate noun [ Confer French doctorat .] The degree, title, or rank, of a doctor.
Doctorate Doc"tor·ate transitive verb To make (one) a doctor.
He was bred . . . in Oxford and there doctorated . Fuller.
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