Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ New Latin ] (Paleon.) See Dinornis .
[ New Latin ] (Paleon.) See Dinosaur .
[ New Latin ] (Paleon.) See Dinotherium .
Deintegrate transitive verb [ Latin deintegrare to impair; de- + integrare to make whole.] To disintegrate. [ Obsolete]
Deinteous, Deintevous adjective Rare; excellent; costly. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Deiparous (de*ĭp"ȧ*rŭs) adjective [ Latin deus a god + parere to bring forth.] Bearing or bringing forth a god; -- said of the Virgin Mary. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Deipnosophist (dīp*nŏs"o*fĭst) noun [ Greek deipnosofisth`s ; dei^pnon a meal + sofisth`s a wise man, sophist.] One of an ancient sect of philosophers, who cultivated learned conversation at meals.
(dē"ĭs) noun See Dais .
[ Latin deus
god: confer French déisme
. See Deity
.] The doctrine or creed of a deist; the belief or system of those who acknowledge the existence of one God, but deny revelation.
is the belief in natural religion only, or those truths, in doctrine and practice, which man is to discover by the light of reason, independent of any revelation from God. Hence, deism
implies infidelity, or a disbelief in the divine origin of the Scriptures.
[ Latin deus
god: confer French déiste
. See Deity
.] One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a freethinker.
» A deist
, as denying a revelation, is opposed to a Christian; as, opposed to the denier of a God, whether atheist
, a deist
is generally denominated theist
. Latham. Syn.
-- See Infidel
(de*ĭs"tĭk), De*is"tic*al adjective Pertaining to, savoring of, or consisting in, deism; as, a deistic writer; a deistical book.
The deistical or antichristian scheme. I. Watts.
Deistically adverb After the manner of deists.
Deisticalness noun State of being deistical.
Deitate (dē"ĭ*tat) adjective Deified. [ Obsolete] Cranmer.
; plural Deities
(- tĭz). [ Middle English deite
, French déité
, from Latin deitas
, from deus
a god; akin to divus
, gen. Jovis
, Jupiter, dies
day, Greek di^os
, gen. Dio`s
, Zeus, Sanskrit dēva
divine, as a noun, god, daiva
sky, day, hence, the sky personified as a god, and to the first syllable of English Tues
day, Gael. & Ir. dia
God, W. duw
. Confer Divine
.] 1. The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being is seen in his works.
They declared with emphasis the perfect deity and the perfect manhood of Christ. Milman. 2. A god or goddess; a heathen god.
To worship calves, the deities Milton. The Deity
, God, the Supreme Being.
This great poet and philosopher [ Simonides], the more he contemplated the nature of the Deity , found that he waded but the more out of his depth. Addison.
Deject transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dejected
; present participle & verbal noun Dejecting
.] [ Latin dejectus
, past participle of dejicere
to throw down; de-
to throw. See Jet
a shooting forth.] 1. To cast down.
[ Obsolete or Archaic]
Christ dejected himself even unto the hells. Udall.
Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a modest look. Fuller. 2. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.
Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind. Pope.
Deject adjective [ Latin dejectus , past participle ] Dejected. [ Obsolete]
Dejecta noun plural [ New Latin , neut. plural from Latin dejectus , past participle ] Excrements; as, the dejecta of the sick.
Dejected adjective Cast down; afflicted; low-spirited; sad; as, a dejected look or countenance. -- De*ject"ed*ly , adverb -- De*ject"ed*ness , noun
Dejecter noun One who casts down, or dejects.
[ Latin dejectio
a casting down: confer French déjection
.] 1. A casting down; depression.
[ Obsolete or Archaic] Hallywell. 2. The act of humbling or abasing one's self.
Adoration implies submission and dejection . Bp. Pearson. 3. Lowness of spirits occasioned by grief or misfortune; mental depression; melancholy.
What besides, Milton. 4. A low condition; weakness; inability.
Of sorrow, and dejection , and despair,
Our frailty can sustain, thy tidings bring.
A dejection of appetite. Arbuthnot. 5. (Physiol.) (a) The discharge of excrement. (b) Fæces; excrement. Ray.
Dejectly adverb Dejectedly. [ Obsolete]
Dejectory adjective [ Latin dejector a dejecter.]
1. Having power, or tending, to cast down. 2. Promoting evacuations by stool. Ferrand.
Dejecture noun That which is voided; excrements. Arbuthnot.
Dejerate intransitive verb [ Latin dejeratus , past participle of dejerare to swear; de- + jurare to swear.] To swear solemnly; to take an oath. [ Obsolete] Cockeram.
Dejeration noun [ Latin dejeratio .] The act of swearing solemnly. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
[ French] A déjeuner.
Take a déjeuné of muskadel and eggs. B. Jonson.
[ French déjeuner
breakfast, as a verb, to breakfast. Confer Dinner
.] A breakfast; sometimes, also, a lunch or collation.
Deka- (Metric System) A prefix signifying ten . See Deca- .
Dekabrist noun A Decembrist.
Dekle noun (Paper Making) See Deckle .
[ See Deal
] Share; portion; part.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Del credere [ Italian , of belief or trust.] (Mercantile Law) An agreement by which an agent or factor, in consideration of an additional premium or commission (called a del credere commission), engages, when he sells goods on credit, to insure, warrant, or guarantee to his principal the solvency of the purchaser, the engagement of the factor being to pay the debt himself if it is not punctually discharged by the buyer when it becomes due.
[ Latin delacerare
, to tear in pieces. See Lacerate
.] A tearing in pieces.
[ Obsolete] Bailey.
[ Latin delacrimatio
, from delacrimare
to weep. See Lachrymation
.] An involuntary discharge of watery humors from the eyes; wateriness of the eyes.
[ Obsolete] Bailey.
Delactation noun [ Prefix de- + Latin lactare to suck milk, from lac milk.] The act of weaning. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
[ See Muslin delaine
, under Muslin
.] A kind of fabric for women's dresses.
Delamination noun (Biol.) Formation and separation of laminæ or layers; one of the methods by which the various blastodermic layers of the ovum are differentiated. » This process consists of a concentric splitting of the cells of the blastosphere into an outer layer (epiblast) and an inner layer (hypoblast). By the perforation of the resultant two-walled vesicle, a gastrula results similar to that formed by the process of invagination.
Delapse intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Delapsed
; present participle & verbal noun Delapsing
.] [ Latin delapsus
, past participle of delabi
to fall down; de-
to fall or side.] To pass down by inheritance; to lapse.
Which Anne derived alone the right, before all other, Drayton.
Of the delapsed crown from Philip.
Delapsion noun A falling down, or out of place; prolapsion.
[ Latin delassare
, to tire out; de-
to tire.] Fatigue.
Able to continue without delassation . Ray.
Delate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Delated
; present participle & verbal noun Delating
.] [ Latin delatus
, used as past participle of deferre
. See Tolerate
, and confer 3d Defer
] [ Obsolete or Archaic] 1. To carry; to convey.
Try exactly the time wherein sound is delated . Bacon. 2. To carry abroad; to spread; to make public.
When the crime is delated or notorious. Jer. Taylor. 3. To carry or bring against, as a charge; to inform against; to accuse; to denounce.
As men were delated , they were marked down for such a fine. Bp. Burnet. 4. To carry on; to conduct. Warner.
Delate intransitive verb To dilate. [ Obsolete] Goodwin.
[ Latin delatio
accusation: confer French délation
.] 1. Conveyance.
[ Obsolete or Archaic]
In delation of sounds, the inclosure of them preserveth them. Bacon. 2. (Law) Accusation by an informer. Milman.
Delator noun [ Latin ] An accuser; an informer. [ R.] Howell.