Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Do-naught noun [ Do + naught .] A lazy, good-for-nothing fellow.
[ Latin domicilium
house + (prob.) root of celare
to conceal: confer French domicile
. See Dome
, and Conceal
.] 1. An abode or mansion; a place of permanent residence, either of an individual or a family. 2. (Law) A residence at a particular place accompanied with an intention to remain there for an unlimited time; a residence accepted as a final abode. Wharton.
Domicile transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Domiciled
; present participle & verbal noun Domiciling
.] [ Confer French domicilier
. Confer Domiciliate
.] To establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes habitancy; to domiciliate. Kent.
Domiciliar noun A member of a household; a domestic.
[ Late Latin domiciliarius
.] Of or pertaining to a domicile, or the residence of a person or family.
The personal and domiciliary rights of the citizen scrupulously guarded. Motley. Domiciliary visit (Law)
, a visit to a private dwelling, particularly for searching it, under authority.
Domiciliate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Domiciliated
; present participle & verbal noun Domiciliating
.] [ See Domicile
.] 1. To establish in a permanent residence; to domicile. 2. To domesticate. Pownall.
Domiciliation noun The act of domiciliating; permanent residence; inhabitancy. Milman.
[ Latin domus
house + English culture
. See 1st Dome
.] The art of house-keeping, cookery, etc.
[ R.] R. Park.
Domify transitive verb
[ Latin domus + - fy
: confer French domifier
.] 1. (Astrol.) To divide, as the heavens, into twelve houses. See House , in astrological sense.
[ Obsolete] 2. To tame; to domesticate.
[ Obsolete] Johnson.
[ Latin , lady. See Dame
.] (O. Eng. Law) Lady; a lady; -- a title formerly given to noble ladies who held a barony in their own right. Burrill.
Dominance, Dominancy noun Predominance; ascendency; authority.
[ Latin dominans
, present participle of dominari
: confer French dominant
. See Dominate
.] Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
The member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, . . . but imperious, insolent, and cruel. Macaulay. Dominant estate
or tenement (Law)
, the estate to which a servitude or easement is due from another estate, the estate over which the servitude extends being called the servient estate or tenement . Bouvier. Wharton's Law Dict.
-- Dominant owner (Law)
, one who owns lands on which there is an easement owned by another. Syn.
-- Governing; ruling; controlling; prevailing; predominant; ascendant.
Dominant noun (Mus.) The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on. Dominant chord (Mus.) , the chord based upon the dominant.
Dominate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dominated
; present participle & verbal noun Dominating
.] [ Latin dominatus
, past participle of dominari
to dominate, from dominus
master, lord. See Dame
, and confer Domineer
.] To predominate over; to rule; to govern.
"A city dominated
by the ax." Dickens.
We everywhere meet with Slavonian nations either dominant or dominated . W. Tooke.
Dominate intransitive verb To be dominant. Hallam.
[ French domination
, Latin dominatio
.] 1. The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway.
In such a people, the haughtiness of domination combines with the spirit of freedom. Burke. 2. A ruling party; a party in power.
[ R.] Burke. 3. plural A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen.
Thrones, dominations , princedoms, virtues, powers. Milton.
Dominative adjective [ Confer French dominatif .] Governing; ruling; imperious. Sir E. Sandys.
[ Latin ] A ruler or ruling power.
of Navarre." Shak.
Jupiter and Mars are dominators for this northwest part of the world. Camden.
[ See Dominie
.] 1. A name given to a pastor of the Reformed Church. The word is also applied locally in the United States, in colloquial speech, to any clergyman. 2.
[ From Spanish domine
a schoolmaster.] (Zoology) A West Indian fish ( Epinula magistralis ), of the family Trichiuridæ . It is a long-bodied, voracious fish.
Domine noun A clergyman.
Domineer intransitive verb & t.
[ imperfect & past participle Domineered
; present participle & verbal noun Domineering
.] [ French dominer
, Latin dominari
: confer OD. domineren
to feast luxuriously. See Dominate
, transitive verb
] To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over ; as, to domineer over dependents.
Go to the feast, revel and domineer . Shak.
His wishes tend abroad to roam, Prior.
And hers to domineer at home.
Domineering adjective Ruling arrogantly; overbearing.
A violent, brutal, domineering old reprobate. Blackw. Mag. Syn.
-- Haughty; overbearing; lordly. See Imperious
. -- Dom`i*neer"ing*ly
[ Late Latin dominicalis
, for Latin dominicus
belonging to a master or lord ( dominica dies
the Lord's day), from dominus
master or lord: confer French dominical
. See Dame
.] 1. Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord's day, or Sunday. 2. Relating to, or given by, our Lord; as, the dominical (or Lord's) prayer. Howell.
Some words altered in the dominical Gospels. Fuller. Dominical altar (Eccl.)
, the high altar.
-- Dominical letter
, the letter which, in almanacs, denotes Sunday, or the Lord's day ( dies Domini ). The first seven letters of the alphabet are used for this purpose, the same letter standing for Sunday during a whole year (except in leap year, when the letter is changed at the end of February). After twenty-eight years the same letters return in the same order. The dominical letters go backwards one day every common year, and two every leap year; e. g. , if the dominical letter of a common year be G, F will be the dominical letter for the next year. Called also Sunday letter . Confer Solar cycle , under Cycle , noun
Dominical noun The Lord's day or Sunday; also, the Lord's prayer. [ Obsolete]
[ New Latin Dominicanus
, from Dominicus
, the founder: confer French Dominicain
.] Of or pertaining to St. Dominic (Dominic de Guzman), or to the religious communities named from him. Dominican nuns
, an order of nuns founded by St. Dominic, and chiefly employed in teaching.
-- Dominican tertiaries
(the third order of St. Dominic). See Tertiary .
Dominican noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of an order of mendicant monks founded by Dominic de Guzman, in 1215. A province of the order was established in England in 1221. The first foundation in the United States was made in 1807. The Master of the Sacred Palace at Rome is always a Dominican friar. The Dominicans are called also preaching friars , friars preachers , black friars (from their black cloak), brothers of St. Mary , and in France, Jacobins .
Dominicide noun [ Latin dominus master + caedere to cut down, kill.]
1. The act of killing a master. 2. One who kills his master.
[ Latin dominus
master. See Don
.] 1. A schoolmaster; a pedagogue.
This was Abel Sampson, commonly called, from occupation as a pedagogue, Dominie Sampson. Sir W. Scott. 2. A clergyman. See Domine , 1.
[ Scot. & Colloq. U. S.]
[ Late Latin dominio
, equiv. to Latin dominium
. See Domain
.] 1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.
I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion . Dan. iv. 34.
To choose between dominion or slavery. Jowett (Thucyd. ). 2. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.
Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion over things confused and transient. Dryden. 3. That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject ; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions. 4. plural A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination , 3. Milton.
By him were all things created . . . whether they be thrones, or dominions , or principalities, or powers. Col. i. 16. Syn.
-- Sovereignty; control; rule; authority; jurisdiction; government; territory; district; region.
Dominion Day In Canada, a legal holiday, July lst, being the anniversary of the proclamation of the formation of the Dominion in 1867.
; plural Dominos
or (esp. the pieces for a game) Dominoes
. [ French domino
, or Italian dominò
, or Spanish dominó
, from Latin dominus
master. The domino
was orig. a hood worn by the canons of a cathedral. See Don
.] 1. A kind of hood worn by the canons of a cathedral church; a sort of amice. Kersey. 2. A mourning veil formerly worn by women. 3. A kind of mask; particularly, a half mask worn at masquerades, to conceal the upper part of the face. Dominos were formerly worn by ladies in traveling. 4. A costume worn as a disguise at masquerades, consisting of a robe with a hood adjustable at pleasure. 5. A person wearing a domino. 6. plural A game played by two or more persons, with twenty-eight pieces of wood, bone, or ivory, of a flat, oblong shape, plain at the back, but on the face divided by a line in the middle, and either left blank or variously dotted after the manner of dice. The game is played by matching the spots or the blank of an unmatched half of a domino already played Hoyle. 7. One of the pieces with which the game of dominoes is played. Hoyle.
Domino whist A game of cards in which the suits are played in sequence, beginning with a 5 or 9, the player who gets rid of his cards first being the winner.
; plural Domini
. [ Latin , master. See Dame
.] Master; sir; -- a title of respect formerly applied to a knight or a clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor. Cowell.
Domitable adjective [ Latin domitare to tame, from domare .] That can be tamed. [ R.] Sir M. Hale.
Domite noun (Min.) A grayish variety of trachyte; -- so called from the Puy-de- Dôme in Auvergne, France, where it is found.
[ Spanish don
; akin to Portuguese dom
, Italian donno
; from Latin dominus
master. See Dame
, and confer Domine
.] 1. Sir; Mr; Signior; -- a title in Spain, formerly given to noblemen and gentlemen only, but now common to all classes.
Don is used in Italy, though not so much as in Spain. France talks of Dom Calmet, England of Dan Lydgate. Oliphant. 2. A grand personage, or one making pretension to consequence; especially, the head of a college, or one of the fellows at the English universities.
[ Univ. Cant] "The great dons
of wit." Dryden.
Don transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Donned
(dŏnd); present participle & verbal noun Donning
.] [ Do
; -- opposed to doff
. See Do
, transitive verb
, 7.] To put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with.
Should I don this robe and trouble you. Shak.
At night, or in the rain, Emerson.
He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn.
Donable adjective [ Latin donabilis , from donare to donate.] Capable of being donated or given. [ R.]
Donary noun [ Latin donarium , from donare .] A thing given to a sacred use. [ R.] Burton.
Donat noun [ From Donatus , a famous grammarian.] A grammar. [ Obsolete] [ Written also donet .]
(dō"nāt) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Donated
; present participle & verbal noun Donating
.] [ Latin donatus
, past participle of donare
to donate, from donum
gift, from dare
to give. See 2d Date
.] To give; to bestow; to present; as, to donate fifty thousand dollars to a college.
[ Latin donatio
; confer French donation
.] 1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.
After donation there is an absolute change and alienation of the property of the thing given. South. 2. That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.
And some donation freely to estate Shak. 3. (Law) The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift. Bouvier. Donation party
On the bless'd lovers.
, a party assembled at the house of some one, as of a clergyman, each one bringing some present.
[ U.S.] Bartlett. Syn.
-- Gift; present; benefaction; grant. See Gift
Donatism noun [ Confer French Donatisme .] (Eccl. Hist.) The tenets of the Donatists.
Donatist noun [ Late Latin Donatista : confer French Donatiste .] (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Donatus, the leader of a body of North African schismatics and purists, who greatly disturbed the church in the 4th century. They claimed to be the true church.
Donatistic adjective Pertaining to Donatism.
[ Latin donativum
, from donare
: confer French donatif
. See Donate
.] 1. A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present.
"The Romans were entertained with shows and donatives
." Dryden. 2. (Eccl. Law) A benefice conferred on a person by the founder or patron, without either presentation or institution by the ordinary, or induction by his orders. See the Note under Benefice , noun , 3.
Donative adjective Vested or vesting by donation; as, a donative advowson. Blackstone.
[ Latin Confer Donor
.] (Law) One who makes a gift; a donor; a giver.
Donatory noun (Scots Law) A donee of the crown; one the whom, upon certain condition, escheated property is made over.
Donax noun [ Latin , reed, also a sea fish, Greek ....] (Botany) A canelike grass of southern Europe ( Arundo Donax ), used for fishing rods, etc.