Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Denitrify transitive verb [ Prefix de- + nitr ogen + -fy .] To deprive of, or free from, nitrogen.
Denization noun The act of making one a denizen or adopted citizen; naturalization. Hallam.
(de*nīz") transitive verb To make a denizen; to confer the rights of citizenship upon; to naturalize.
There was a private act made for denizing the children of Richard Hills. Strype.
[ Old French denzein
, prop., one living (a city or country); opposed to forain
foreign, and from denz
within, French dans
, from Latin de intus
, prop., from within, intus
being from in
in. See In
, and confer Foreign
.] 1. A dweller; an inhabitant.
of air." Pope.
Denizens of their own free, independent state. Sir W. Scott. 2. One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen. 3. One admitted to residence in a foreign country.
Ye gods, Dryden.
Natives, or denizens , of blest abodes.
Denizen transitive verb 1. To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges.
As soon as denizened , they domineer. Dryden. 2. To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants.
There [ islets] were at once denizened by various weeds. J. D. Hooker.
Denizenation noun Denization; denizening. Abbott.
Denizenize transitive verb To constitute (one) a denizen; to denizen. Abbott.
Denizenship noun State of being a denizen.
Denmark satin See under Satin .
Dennet noun A light, open, two-wheeled carriage for one horse; a kind of gig. ("The term and vehicle common about 1825." Latham. )
Denominable adjective Capable of being denominated or named. Sir T. Browne.
Denominate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Denominated
; present participle & verbal noun Denominating
.] [ Latin denominatus
, past participle of denominare
to name; de-
to call by name. See Nominate
.] To give a name to; to characterize by an epithet; to entitle; to name; to designate.
Passions commonly denominating selfish. Hume.
[ Latin denominatus
, past participle ] Having a specific name or denomination; specified in the concrete as opposed to abstract; thus, 7 feet is a denominate quantity, while 7 is mere abstract quantity or number. See Compound number , under Compound .
[ Latin denominatio
metonymy: confer French dénomination
a naming.] 1. The act of naming or designating. 2. That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.
Those [ qualities] which are classed under the denomination of sublime. Burke. 3. A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians. Syn.
-- Name; appellation; title. See Name
Denominational adjective Pertaining to a denomination, especially to a sect or society. " Denominational differences." Buckle.
Denominationalism noun A denominational or class spirit or policy; devotion to the interests of a sect or denomination.
Denominationalist noun One imbued with a denominational spirit. The Century.
Denominationally adverb In a denominational manner; by denomination or sect.
[ Confer French dénominatif
.] 1. Conferring a denomination or name. 2. (Logic) Connotative; as, a denominative name. 3. Possessing, or capable of possessing, a distinct denomination or designation; denominable.
The least denominative part of time is a minute. Cocker. 4. (Gram.) Derived from a substantive or an adjective; as, a denominative verb.
Denominative noun A denominative name or term; denominative verb. Jer. Taylor. Harkness.
Denominatively adverb By denomination.
[ Confer French dénominateur
.] 1. One who, or that which, gives a name; origin or source of a name.
This opinion that Aram . . . was the father and denomination of the Syrians in general. Sir W. Raleigh. 2. (Arith.) That number placed below the line in vulgar fractions which shows into how many parts the integer or unit is divided.
» Thus, in ⅗, 5 is the denominator
, showing that the integer is divided into five parts; and the numerator, 3, shows how many parts are taken. 3. (Alg.) That part of any expression under a fractional form which is situated below the horizontal line signifying division.
» In this sense, the denominator
is not necessarily a number, but may be any expression, either positive or negative, real or imaginary. Davies & Peck (Math. Dict. )
[ From Denote
.] Capable of being denoted or marked. Sir T. Browne.
Denotate transitive verb
[ Latin denotatus
, past participle of denotare
.] To mark off; to denote.
These terms denotate a longer time. Burton.
What things should be denotated and signified by the color. Urquhart.
Denotation noun [ Latin denotatio : confer French dénotation .] The marking off or separation of anything. Hammond.
Denotative adjective Having power to denote; designating or marking off.
Proper names are preëminently denotative ; telling us that such as object has such a term to denote it, but telling us nothing as to any single attribute. Latham.
Denote transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Denoted
; present participle & verbal noun Denoting
.] [ Latin denotare
to mark, nota
mark, sign, note: confer French dénoter
. See Note
.] 1. To mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out; as, the hands of the clock denote the hour.
The better to denote her to the doctor. Shak. 2. To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.
A general expression to denote wickedness of every sort. Gilpin.
Denotement noun Sign; indication. [ R.] » A word found in some editions of Shakespeare.
Denotive adjective Serving to denote.
Dénouement noun [ French dénouement , from dénouer to untie; prefix dé- (L. dis- ) + nouer to tie, from Latin nodus knot, perhaps for gnodus and akin to English knot .]
1. The unraveling or discovery of a plot; the catastrophe, especially of a drama or a romance. 2. The solution of a mystery; issue; outcome.
Denounce transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Denounced
; present participle & verbal noun Denouncing
.] [ French dénoncer
, Old French denoncier
, from Latin denuntiare
, to announce, report, nuntius
a messenger, message. See Nuncio
, and confer Denunciate
.] 1. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).
Denouncing wrath to come. Milton.
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish. Deut. xxx. 18. 2. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.
His look denounced desperate. Milton. 3. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.
Denounced for a heretic. Sir T. More.
To denounce the immoralities of Julius Cæsar. Brougham.
[ Confer Old French denoncement
.] Solemn, official, or menacing announcement; denunciation.
False is the reply of Cain, upon the denouncement of his curse. Sir T. Browne.
Denouncer noun One who denounces, or declares, as a menace.
Here comes the sad denouncer of my fate. Dryden.
[ Latin densus
; akin to Greek ... thick with hair or leaves: confer French dense
.] 1. Having the constituent parts massed or crowded together; close; compact; thick; containing much matter in a small space; heavy; opaque; as, a dense crowd; a dense forest; a dense fog.
All sorts of bodies, firm and fluid, dense and rare. Ray.
To replace the cloudy barrier dense . Cowper. 2. Stupid; gross; crass; as, dense ignorance.
Densely adverb In a dense, compact manner.
Denseness noun The quality of being dense; density.
Densimeter noun [ Latin densus dense + -meter : confer French densimètre .] An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity or density of a substance.
Density (dĕn"sĭ*tȳ) noun [ Latin densitas ; confer French densité .]
1. The quality of being dense, close, or thick; compactness; -- opposed to rarity . 2. (Physics) The ratio of mass, or quantity of matter, to bulk or volume, esp. as compared with the mass and volume of a portion of some substance used as a standard. » For gases the standard substance is hydrogen, at a temperature of 0Â° Centigrade and a pressure of 760 millimeters. For liquids and solids the standard is water at a temperature of 4Â° Centigrade. The density of solids and liquids is usually called specific gravity , and the same is true of gases when referred to air as a standard. 3. (Photog.) Depth of shade. Abney.
[ A variant of Dint
.] 1. A stroke; a blow.
[ Obsolete] "That dent
of thunder." Chaucer. 2. A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
A blow that would have made a dent in a pound of butter. De Quincey.
Dent transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dented
; present participle & verbal noun Denting
.] To make a dent upon; to indent.
The houses dented with bullets. Macaulay.
[ French, from Latin dens
, tooth. See Tooth
.] (Machinery) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc. Knight.
[ Latin dens
, tooth: confer French dental
. See Tooth
.] 1. Of or pertaining to the teeth or to dentistry; as, dental surgery. 2. (Phon.) Formed by the aid of the teeth; -- said of certain articulations and the letters representing them; as, d and t are dental letters. Dental formula (Zoology)
, a brief notation used by zoölogists to denote the number and kind of teeth of a mammal.
-- Dental surgeon
, a dentist.
[ Confer French dentale
. See Dental
] 1. An articulation or letter formed by the aid of the teeth. 2. (Zoology) A marine mollusk of the genus Dentalium , with a curved conical shell resembling a tooth. See Dentalium .
Dentalism (-ĭz'm) noun The quality of being formed by the aid of the teeth.
Dentalium noun [ New Latin , from Latin dens , dentis , tooth.] (Zoology) A genus of marine mollusks belonging to the Scaphopoda, having a tubular conical shell.
Dentary adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to, or bearing, teeth. -- noun The distal bone of the lower jaw in many animals, which may or may not bear teeth.
(- ta*tĕd) adjective
[ Latin dentatus
, from dens
, tooth.] 1. (Botany) Toothed; especially, with the teeth projecting straight out, not pointed either forward or backward; as, a dentate leaf. 2. (Zoology) Having teeth or toothlike points. See Illust. of Antennæ .
Dentate-ciliate adjective (Botany) Having the margin dentate and also ciliate or fringed with hairs.
Dentate-sinuate adjective (Botany) Having a form intermediate between dentate and sinuate.
Dentately adverb In a dentate or toothed manner; as, dentately ciliated, etc.