Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Dop intransitive verb
[ Confer Dap
.] To dip.
[ Obsolete] Walton.
Dop noun A dip; a low courtesy. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Dop, Doop noun A little copper cup in which a diamond is held while being cut.
[ Dutch doop
a dipping, from doopen
to dip. Confer Dip
.] 1. Any thick liquid or pasty preparation, as of opium for medicinal purposes, of grease for a lubricant, etc. 2. Any preparation, as of opium, used to stupefy or, in the case of a race horse, to stimulate.
[ Slang or Cant] 3. An absorbent material; esp., in high explosives, the sawdust, infusorial earth, mica, etc., mixed with nitroglycerin to make a damp powder (dynamite, etc.) less dangerous to transport, and ordinarily explosive only by suitable fulminating caps. 4. Information concerning the previous performances of race horses, or other facts concerning them which may be of assistance in judging of their chances of winning future races; sometimes, similar information concerning other sports.
[ Sporting Slang]
Dope transitive verb
1. To treat or affect with dope; as, to dope nitroglycerin; specif.: (a) To give stupefying drugs to; to drug. [ Slang] (b) To administer a stimulant to (a horse) to increase his speed. It is a serious offense against the laws of racing. [ Race-track Slang] 2. To judge or guess; to predict the result of, as by the aid of dope. [ Slang]
Dope-book noun A chart of previous performances, etc., of race horses. [ Race-track Slang]
Dopey adjective Affected by "dope"; esp., sluggish or dull as though under the influence of a narcotic. [ Slang]
Doppelgänger noun [ G.] A spiritual or ghostly double or counterpart; esp., an apparitional double of a living person; a cowalker.
Dopper noun [ Dutch dooper .] [ Written also doper .] An Anabaptist or Baptist. [ Contemptuous] B. Jonson.
Dopplerite noun [ Named after the physicist and mathematician Christian Doppler .] (Min.) A brownish black native hydrocarbon occurring in elastic or jellylike masses.
Doquet noun A warrant. See Docket .
[ Confer Anglo-Saxon dora
drone, locust, Dutch tor
beetle, Latin taurus
a kind of beetle. Confer Dormouse
.] (Zoology) A large European scaraboid beetle ( Geotrupes stercorarius ), which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also applied to allied American species, as the June bug . Called also dorr , dorbeetle , or dorrbeetle , dorbug , dorrfly , and buzzard clock .
[ Confer Dor
a beetle, and Hum
.] A trick, joke, or deception. Beau. & Fl. To give one the dor
, to make a fool of him.
[ Archaic] P. Fletcher.
Dor transitive verb To make a fool of; to deceive. [ Obsolete] [ Written also dorr .] B. Jonson.
[ Spanish dorado
gilt, from dorar
to gild, from Latin deaurare
. See 1st Dory
, and confer Fl Dorado
.] 1. (Astron.) A southern constellation, within which is the south pole of the ecliptic; -- called also sometimes Xiphias , or the Swordfish . 2. (Zoology) A large, oceanic fish of the genus Coryphæna .
Dorbeetle noun (Zoology) See 1st Dor .
[ See Dory
.] (Zoology) A European marine fish ( Zeus faber ), of a yellow color. See Illust. of John Doree .
» The popular name in England is John Doree
, or Dory
, well known to be a corruption of French jaune- dorée
, i. e.
, golden-yellow. See 1st Dory
Doretree noun A doorpost. [ Obsolete] "As dead as a doretree ." Piers Plowman.
Dorhawk noun (Zoology) The European goatsucker; -- so called because it eats the dor beetle. See Goatsucker .
[ Written also dorrhawk
Dorian adjective 1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks of Doris; Doric; as, a Dorian fashion. 2. (Mus.) Same as Doric , 3.
mood." Milton. Dorian mode (Mus.)
, the first of the authentic church modes or tones, from D to D, resembling our D minor scale, but with the B natural. Grove.
Dorian noun A native or inhabitant of Doris in Greece.
[ Latin Doricus
, Greek ..., from ... the Dorians.] 1. Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians; as, the Doric dialect. 2. (Architecture) Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus , Capital , Order .
» This order is distinguished, according to the treatment of details, as Grecian Doric
, or Roman Doric
. 3. (Mus.) Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions occasions and to war.
Doric noun The Doric dialect.
Doricism noun A Doric phrase or idiom.
Doris noun [ Latin Doris , the daughter of Oceanus, and wife of Nereus, Greek ....] (Zoology) A genus of nudibranchiate mollusks having a wreath of branchiæ on the back.
Dorism noun [ Greek ....] A Doric phrase or idiom.
Dorking fowl [ From the town of Dorking in England.] (Zoology) One of a breed of large-bodied domestic fowls, having five toes, or the hind toe double. There are several strains, as the white , gray , and silver- gray . They are highly esteemed for the table.
[ From Dormant
.] The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
[ French, present participle of dormir
to sleep, from Latin dormire
; confer Greek ..., Sanskrit drā
, OSlav. dr...mati
.] 1. Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles.
It is by lying dormant a long time, or being . . . very rarely exercised, that arbitrary power steals upon a people. Burke. 2. (Her.) In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant ; -- distinguished from couchant . Dormant partner (Com.)
, a partner who takes no share in the active business of a company or partnership, but is entitled to a share of the profits, and subject to a share in losses; -- called also sleeping or silent partner .
-- Dormant window (Architecture)
, a dormer window. See Dormer .
-- Table dormant
, a stationary table.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ See Dormant
] (Architecture) A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep." Arch. Pub. Soc.
-- Called also dormant tree
, dorman tree
, and dormer
Dormer, Dormer window noun
[ Literally, the window of a sleeping apartment. French dormir
to sleep. See Dormant
] (Architecture) A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or houselike structure, in which it is contained.
Dormitive adjective [ Confer French dormitif , from dormire to sleep.] Causing sleep; as, the dormitive properties of opium. Clarke. -- noun (Medicine) A medicine to promote sleep; a soporific; an opiate.
; plural Dormitories
. [ Latin dormitorium
, from dormitorius
of or for sleeping, from dormire
to sleep. See Dormant
.] 1. A sleeping room, or a building containing a series of sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of containing many beds; esp., one connected with a college or boarding school. Thackeray. 2. A burial place.
[ Obsolete] Ayliffe.
My sister was interred in a very honorable manner in our dormitory , joining to the parish church. Evelyn.
; plural Dormice
. [ Perh. from French dormir
to sleep (Prov. English dorm
to doze) + English mouse
; or perhaps changed from French dormeuse
, fem., a sleeper, though not found in the sense of a dormouse
.] (Zoology) A small European rodent of the genus Myoxus , of several species. They live in trees and feed on nuts, acorns, etc.; -- so called because they are usually torpid in winter.
Dormy adjective [ Origin uncertain.] (Golf) Up, or ahead, as many holes as remain to be played; -- said of a player or side. » A player who is dormy can not be beaten, and at the worst must halve the match. Encyc. of Sport.
Dorn noun [ Confer German dorn thorn, Dutch doorn , and German dorn fisch stickleback.] (Zoology) A British ray; the thornback.
Dornick, Dornock noun A coarse sort of damask, originally made at Tournay (in Flemish, Doornick ), Belgium, and used for hangings, carpets, etc. Also, a stout figured linen manufactured in Scotland. [ Formerly written also darnex , dornic , dorneck , etc.] Halliwell. Jamieson. » Ure says that dornock , a kind of stout figured linen, derives its name from a town in Scotland where it was first manufactured for tablecloths.
[ LG. & Dutch dorp
. See Thorpe
.] A hamlet.
"A mean fishing dorp
Dorr noun The dorbeetle; also, a drone or an idler. See 1st Dor . Robynson (More's Utopia).
Dorr transitive verb 1. To deceive. [ Obsolete] See Dor , transitive verb 2. To deafen with noise.
[ Obsolete] Halliwell.
Dorrfly noun (Zoology) See 1st Dor .
Dorrhawk noun (Zoology) See Dorhawk .
Dorsad adverb [ Dorsum +L. ad towards.] (Anat.) Toward the dorsum or back; on the dorsal side; dorsally.
[ French dorsal
, Late Latin dorsalis
, from Latin dorsualis
, from dorsum
back; confer Greek ..., ..., mountain ridge. Confer Dorse
.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the back, or dorsum, of an animal or of one of its parts; notal; tergal; neural; as, the dorsal fin of a fish; the dorsal artery of the tongue; -- opposed to ventral . 2. (Botany) (a) Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf. (b) Pertaining to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss. Dorsal vessel (Zoology)
, a central pulsating blood vessel along the back of insects, acting as a heart.
[ Late Latin dorsale
, neut. from dorsalis
. See Dorsal
] (Fine Arts) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or of an altar, or in any similar position.
Dorsale noun Same as Dorsal , noun
Dorsally adverb (Anat.) On, or toward, the dorsum, or back; on the dorsal side of; dorsad.
[ Confer Latin dorsum
the back. See Dorsel
.] 1. Same as dorsal , noun
[ Obsolete] 2. The back of a book.
Books, all richly bound, with gilt dorses . Wood.
Dorse noun (Zoology) The Baltic or variable cod ( Gadus callarias ), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish.
[ See Dosser
.] 1. A pannier. 2. Same as Dorsal , noun