District Dis"trict transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Districted ; present participle & verbal noun Districting .] To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.
Distriction Dis·tric"tion noun
[ Latin districtio
a stretching out.] Sudden display; flash; glitter.
A smile . . . breaks out with the brightest distriction . Collier.
Districtly Dis"trict·ly adverb Strictly. [ Obsolete] Foxe.
Distringas Dis·trin"gas noun [ Latin , that you distrain, from distringere . See Distrain .] (Law) A writ commanding the sheriff to distrain a person by his goods or chattels, to compel a compliance with something required of him.
Distrouble Dis·trou"ble transitive verb [ Prefix dis- (intens.) + trouble .] To trouble. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Distrust Dis·trust" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Distrusted
; present participle & verbal noun Distrusting
.] [ Confer Mistrust
.] To feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon; to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to be suspicious of; to mistrust.
Not distrusting my health. 2 Mac. ix. 22.
To distrust the justice of your cause. Dryden.
He that requireth the oath doth distrust that other. Udall.
Of all afraid, Collins.
Distrusting all, a wise, suspicious maid.
has been almost wholly driven out by distrust
. T. Latin K. Oliphant.
Distrust Dis·trust" noun 1. Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; want of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one's power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc. 2. Suspicion of evil designs.
Alienation and distrust . . . are the growth of false principles. D. Webster. 3. State of being suspected; loss of trust. Milton.
Distruster Dis·trust"er noun One who distrusts.
Distrustful Dis·trust"ful adjective 1. Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one's powers.
Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks. Pope. 2. Apt to distrust; suspicious; mistrustful. Boyle.
Distrusting Dis·trust"ing adjective That distrusts; suspicious; lacking confidence in. -- Dis*trust"ing*ly , adverb
Distrustless Dis·trust"less adjective Free from distrust. Shenstone.
Distune Dis·tune" transitive verb To put out of tune. [ Obsolete]
Disturb Dis·turb" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disturbed
; present participle & verbal noun Disturbing
.] [ Middle English desturben
, Old French destorber
, from Latin disturbare
to disturb, trouble, turba
disorder, tumult, crowd. See Turbid
.] 1. To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.
Preparing to disturb Cowper.
With all-cofounding war the realms above.
The bellow's noise disturbed his quiet rest. Spenser.
The utmost which the discontented colonies could do, was to disturb authority. Burke. 2. To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy. 3. To turn from a regular or designed course.
And disturb Milton. Syn.
His inmost counsels from their destined aim.
-- To disorder; disquiet; agitate; discompose; molest; perplex; trouble; incommode; ruffle.
Disturb Dis·turb" noun Disturbance. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Disturbance Dis·turb"ance noun
[ Old French destorbance
.] 1. An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current. 2. Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness.
Any man . . . in a state of disturbance and irritation. Burke. 3. Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.
The disturbance was made to support a general accusation against the province. Bancroft. 4. (Law) The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like. Blackstone. Syn.
-- Tumult; brawl; commotion; turmoil; uproar; hubbub; disorder; derangement; confusion; agitation; perturbation; annoyance.
Disturbation Dis`tur·ba"tion noun [ Latin disturbatio .] Act of disturbing; disturbance. [ Obsolete] Daniel.
Disturber Dis·turb"er noun
[ Confer Old French destorbeor
.] 1. One who, or that which, disturbs of disquiets; a violator of peace; a troubler.
A needless disturber of the peace of God's church and an author of dissension. Hooker. 2. (Law) One who interrupts or incommodes another in the peaceable enjoyment of his right.
Disturn Dis·turn" transitive verb [ Old French destourner , French détourner . See Detour .] To turn aside. [ Obsolete] Daniel.
Distyle Dis"tyle adjective [ Greek di- = di`s- twice + ... pillar: confer French distyle .] (Architecture) Having two columns in front; -- said of a temple, portico, or the like. Distyle in antis , having columns between two antæ. See Anta .
Disulphate Di·sul"phate noun [ Prefix di- + sulphate .] (Chemistry) (a) A salt of disulphuric or pyrosulphuric acid; a pyrosulphate. (b) An acid salt of sulphuric acid, having only one equivalent of base to two of the acid.
Disulphide Di·sul"phide noun [ Prefix di- + sulphide .] (Chemistry) A binary compound of sulphur containing two atoms of sulphur in each molecule; -- formerly called disulphuret . Confer Bisulphide .
Disulphuret Di·sul"phu·ret noun [ Prefix di- + sulphuret .] (Chemistry) See Disulphide .
Disulphuric Di`sul·phu"ric adjective [ Prefix di- + sulphuric .] (Chemistry) Applied to an acid having in each molecule two atoms of sulphur in the higher state of oxidation. Disulphuric acid , a thick oily liquid, H 2 S 2 O 7 , called also Nordhausen acid (from Nordhausen in the Harts, where it was originally manufactured), fuming sulphuric acid , and especially pyrosulphuric acid . See under Pyrosulphuric .
Disuniform Dis·u"ni·form adjective Not uniform. [ Obsolete]
Disunion Dis·un"ion noun
[ Prefix dis-
: confer French désunion
.] 1. The termination of union; separation; disjunction; as, the disunion of the body and the soul. 2. A breach of concord and its effect; alienation.
Such a disunion between the two houses as might much clou... the happiness of this kingdom. Clarendon. 3. The termination or disruption of the union of the States forming the United States.
I have not accustomed myself to hang over the precipice of disunion . D. Webster.
Disunionist Dis·un"ion·ist noun An advocate of disunion, specifically, of disunion of the United States.
Disunite Dis`u·nite" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disunited
; present participle & verbal noun Disuniting
.] 1. To destroy the union of; to divide; to part; to sever; to disjoin; to sunder; to separate; as, to disunite particles of matter. 2. To alienate in spirit; to break the concord of.
Go on both in hand, O nations, never be disunited , be the praise . . . of all posterity! Milton.
Disunite Dis`u·nite" intransitive verb To part; to fall asunder; to become separated.
The joints of the body politic do separate and disunite . South.
Disuniter Dis`u·nit"er noun One who, or that which, disjoins or causes disunion.
Disunity Dis·u"ni·ty noun A state of separation or disunion; want of unity. Dr. H. More.
Disusage Dis·us"age noun Gradual cessation of use or custom; neglect of use; disuse. [ R.] Hooker.
Disuse Dis·use" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Disused ; present participle & verbal noun Disusing .] 1. To cease to use; to discontinue the practice of. 2. To disaccustom; -- with to or from ; as, disused to toil. " Disuse me from . . . pain." Donne.
Disuse Dis·use" noun Cessation of use, practice, or exercise; inusitation; desuetude; as, the limbs lose their strength by disuse .
The disuse of the tongue in the only . . . remedy. Addison.
Church discipline then fell into disuse . Southey.
Disutilize Dis·u"til·ize transitive verb To deprive of utility; to render useless. [ R.] Mrs. Browning.
Disvaluation Dis·val`u·a"tion noun Disesteem; depreciation; disrepute. Bacon.
Disvalue Dis·val"ue transitive verb To undervalue; to depreciate. Shak.
Disvalue Dis·val"ue noun Disesteem; disregard. B. Jonson.
Disvantageous Dis`van·ta"geous adjective [ Prefix dis- + vantage .] Disadvantageous. [ Obsolete] " Disadvantageous ground." Drayton.
Disvelop Dis·vel"op transitive verb To develop. [ Obsolete]
Disventure Dis·ven"ture noun A disadventure. [ Obsolete] Shelton.
Disvouch Dis·vouch" transitive verb To discredit; to contradict. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Diswarn Dis·warn" transitive verb [ Prefix dis- (intens.) + warn .] To dissuade from by previous warning. [ Obsolete]
Diswitted Dis·wit"ted adjective Deprived of wits or understanding; distracted. [ Obsolete] Drayton.
Diswont Dis·wont" transitive verb To deprive of wonted usage; to disaccustom. [ R.] Bp. Hall.
Disworkmanship Dis·work"man·ship noun Bad workmanship. [ Obsolete] Heywood.
Disworship Dis·wor"ship transitive verb To refuse to worship; to treat as unworthy. [ Obsolete] Sir T. More.
Disworship Dis·wor"ship noun A deprivation of honor; a cause of disgrace; a discredit. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Disworth Dis·worth" transitive verb To deprive of worth; to degrade. [ Obsolete] Feltham.
Disyoke Dis·yoke" transitive verb To unyoke; to free from a yoke; to disjoin. [ Poetic] R. Browning.
Dit Dit noun [ Ditty .] 1. A word; a decree. [ Obsolete] 2. A ditty; a song. [ Obsolete]