Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Dry-beat transitive verb To beat severely. Shak.
Dry-boned adjective Having dry bones, or bones without flesh.
Dry-eyed adjective Not having tears in the eyes.
Dry-fisted adjective Niggardly.
Dry-rub transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dry-rubbed
; present participle & verbal noun Dry-rubbing
.] To rub and cleanse without wetting. Dodsley.
Dry-shod adjective Without wetting the feet.
Dry-stone adjective Constructed of uncemented stone. " Dry-stone walls." Sir W. Scott.
Dryandra noun [ New Latin Named after J. Dryander .] (Botany) A genus of shrubs growing in Australia, having beautiful, hard, dry, evergreen leaves.
; plural Dryades
. [ Latin See Dryad
.] (Class. Myth.) A dryad.
Dryer noun See Drier . Sir W. Temple.
Dryfoot noun The scent of the game, as far as it can be traced. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Drying adjective Drying oil , an oil which, either naturally or after boiling with oxide of lead, absorbs oxygen from the air and dries up rapidly. Drying oils are used as the bases of many paints and varnishes.
1. Adapted or tending to exhaust moisture; as, a drying wind or day; a drying room. 2. Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry.
Dryly adverb In a dry manner; not succulently; without interest; without sympathy; coldly.
Dryness noun The state of being dry. See Dry .
Drynurse transitive verb To feed, attend, and bring up without the breast. Hudibras.
Dryobalanops noun [ New Latin , from Greek dry^s oak + ba`lanos acorn + 'o`psis appearance. The fruit remotely resembles an acorn in its cup.] (Botany) The genus to which belongs the single species D. Camphora , a lofty resinous tree of Borneo and Sumatra, yielding Borneo camphor and camphor oil.
Drysalter noun A dealer in salted or dried meats, pickles, sauces, etc., and in the materials used in pickling, salting, and preserving various kinds of food Hence drysalters usually sell a number of saline substances and miscellaneous drugs. Brande & C.
Drysaltery noun The articles kept by a drysalter; also, the business of a drysalter.
Dryth, Drith noun Drought. [ Obsolete] Tyndale.
[ See Dyad
.] A union of two; duality.
[ R.] Harris.
[ Latin dualis
, from duo
two. See Two
.] Expressing, or consisting of, the number two; belonging to two; as, the dual number of nouns, etc. , in Greek.
Here you have one half of our dual truth. Tyndall.
Dualin noun (Chemistry) An explosive substance consisting essentially of sawdust or wood pulp, saturated with nitroglycerin and other similar nitro compounds. It is inferior to dynamite, and is more liable to explosion.
[ Confer French dualisme
.] State of being dual or twofold; a twofold division; any system which is founded on a double principle, or a twofold distinction
; as: (a) (Philos.) A view of man as constituted of two original and independent elements, as matter and spirit. (Theol.) (b) A system which accepts two gods, or two original principles, one good and the other evil. (c) The doctrine that all mankind are divided by the arbitrary decree of God, and in his eternal foreknowledge, into two classes, the elect and the reprobate. (d) (Physiol.) The theory that each cerebral hemisphere acts independently of the other.
An inevitable dualism bisects nature, so that each thing is a half, and suggests another thing to make it whole. Emerson.
Dualist noun [ Confer French dualiste .]
1. One who believes in dualism; a ditheist. 2. One who administers two offices. Fuller.
Dualistic adjective Consisting of two; pertaining to dualism or duality. Dualistic system or theory (Chemistry) , the theory, originated by Lavoisier and developed by Berzelius, that all definite compounds are binary in their nature, and consist of two distinct constituents, themselves simple or complex, and possessed of opposite chemical or electrical affinities.
Duality noun [ Latin dualitas : confer French dualité .] The quality or condition of being two or twofold; dual character or usage.
Duan noun [ Gael. & Ir.] A division of a poem corresponding to a canto; a poem or song. [ R.]
Duarchy noun [ Greek ... two + - archy .] Government by two persons.
(dŭb) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dubbed
(dŭbd); present participle & verbal noun Dubbing
.] [ Anglo-Saxon dubban
to strike, beat (" dubbade
his sunu . . . to rīdere." Anglo-Saxon Chron.
an. 1086); akin to Icelandic dubba
; confer Old French adouber
(prob. from Icelandic ) a chevalier, Icelandic dubba
til riddara.] 1. To confer knighthood upon; as, the king dubbed his son Henry a knight.
» The conclusion of the ceremony was marked by a tap on the shoulder with the sword. 2. To invest with any dignity or new character; to entitle; to call.
A man of wealth is dubbed a man of worth. Pope. 3. To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn.
His diadem was dropped down Morte d'Arthure. 4. To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab;
Dubbed with stones.
as: (a) To dress with an adz; as, to dub a stick of timber smooth. (b) To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap. Halliwell. (c) To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of cyrrying it. Tomlinson. (d) To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles. To dub a fly
, to dress a fishing fly.
[ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
-- To dub out (Plastering)
, to fill out, as an uneven surface, to a plane, or to carry out a series of small projections.
Dub intransitive verb To make a noise by brisk drumbeats. "Now the drum dubs ." Beau. & Fl.
Dub noun A blow. [ R.] Hudibras.
Dub noun [ Confer Ir. dób mire, stream, W. dwvr water.] A pool or puddle. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
[ Arabic ] (Zoology) The Syrian bear. See under Bear .
[ Written also dhubb
, and dub
Dubber noun One who, or that which, dubs.
Dubber noun [ Hind. dabbah .] A globular vessel or bottle of leather, used in India to hold ghee, oil, etc. [ Also written dupper .] M'Culloch.
1. The act of dubbing, as a knight, etc. 2. The act of rubbing, smoothing, or dressing; a dressing off smooth with an adz. 3. A dressing of flour and water used by weavers; a mixture of oil and tallow for dressing leather; daubing. 4. The body substance of an angler's fly. Davy.
; plural Dubieties
. [ Latin dubietas
, from dubius
. See Dubious
.] Doubtfulness; uncertainty; doubt.
[ R.] Lamb.
of his fate." Sir W. Scott.
; plural Dubiosities
. [ Latin dubiosus
.] The state of being doubtful; a doubtful statement or thing.
Men often swallow falsities for truths, dubiosities for certainties, possibilities for feasibilities. Sir T. Browne.
[ Latin dubius
, from duo
two. See Two
, and confer Doubt
.] 1. Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.
policy." Sir T. Scott.
A dubious , agitated state of mind. Thackeray. 2. Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.
Wiping the dingy shirt with a still more dubious pocket handkerchief. Thackeray. 3. Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle. Syn.
-- Doubtful; doubting; unsettled; undetermined; equivocal; uncertain. Confer Doubtful
Dubiously adverb In a dubious manner.
Dubiousness noun State of being dubious.
[ Latin dubitabilis
. Confer Doubtable
.] Liable to be doubted; uncertain.
[ R.] Dr. H. More.
Dubitancy noun [ Late Latin dubitantia .] Doubt; uncertainty. [ R.] Hammond.
Dubitate intransitive verb
[ Latin dubitatus
, past participle of dubitare
. See Doubt
.] To doubt.
If he . . . were to loiter dubitating , and not come. Carlyle.
Dubitation noun [ Latin dubitatio .] Act of doubting; doubt. [ R.] Sir T. Scott.
Dubitative adjective [ Latin dubitativus : confer French dubitatif .] Tending to doubt; doubtful. [ R.] -- Du"bi*ta*tive*ly , adverb [ R.] . Eliot.
[ New Latin ] (Medicine) Same as Duboisine .
Duboisine noun (Medicine) An alkaloid obtained from the leaves of an Australian tree ( Duboisia myoporoides ), and regarded as identical with hyoscyamine. It produces dilation of the pupil of the eye.
[ French ducal
. See Duke
.] Of or pertaining to a duke.
His ducal cap was to be exchanged for a kingly crown. Motley.
Ducally adverb In the manner of a duke, or in a manner becoming the rank of a duke.