English dictionary


do |də| — an uproarious party

do by |də baɪ| — interact in a certain way

do in |də ɪn| — get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

do up |də ʌp| — wrap for decorative purposes

do-gooder |ˌduː ˈɡʊdər| — someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms

do-it-yourself |ˈduːɪtjərˈself| — done by yourself

do-nothing |ˈnʌθɪŋ| — person who does no work

doable |ˈduːəbl| — capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do

dobbin |ˈdɑːˌbɪn| — a quiet plodding workhorse

doc |dɑːk| — a licensed medical practitioner

docent |ˈdoʊsnt| — a teacher at some universities

docile |ˈdɑːsl| — ready and willing to be taught

docility |doʊˈsɪlɪti| — the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable

dock |dɑːk| — an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial

dockage |ˈdɑːkɪdʒ| — a fee charged for a vessel to use a dock

docker |ˈdɑːkər| — a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

docket |ˈdɑːkɪt| — (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities

docking |ˈdɑːkɪŋ| — the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes

dockworker |ˈdɑːˌkwərkər| — a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

dockyard |ˈdɑːkjɑːrd| — an establishment on the waterfront where vessels are built or fitted out or repaired

doctor |ˈdɑːktər| — a licensed medical practitioner

doctoral |ˈdɑːktərəl| — of or relating to a doctor or doctorate

doctorate |ˈdɑːktərət| — one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university

doctrinaire |ˌdɑːktrəˈner| — a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions

doctrinal |ˈdɑːktrənl| — relating to or involving or preoccupied with doctrine

doctrine |ˈdɑːktrɪn| — a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

document |ˈdɑːkjumənt| — writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

documentary |ˌdɑːkjuˈmentri| — a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event

documentation |ˌdɑːkjumenˈteɪʃn| — confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence

documented |ˈdɑːkjəˌmentəd| — established as genuine

dodder |ˈdɒdər| — a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria

dodderer |ˈdɒdərər| — one who dodders from old age and weakness

doddering |ˈdɑːdərɪŋ| — mentally or physically infirm with age

doddery |ˈdɒdəri| — mentally or physically infirm with age

dodecagon |doʊˈdekəɡən| — a twelve-sided polygon

dodecahedron |ˌdoʊdekəˈhiːdrən| — any polyhedron having twelve plane faces

dodge |dɑːdʒ| — an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

dodger |ˈdɑːdʒər| — a shifty deceptive person

dodgy |ˈdɑːdʒi| — of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

dodo |ˈdoʊdoʊ| — someone whose style is out of fashion

doe |ˌdiː oʊ ˈiː| — the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977

doer |ˈduːər| — a person who acts and gets things done

doeskin |ˈdoʊˌskɪn| — soft leather from deerskin or lambskin

dog |dɔːɡ| — a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds

dog-eared |ˈdɔɡˌɪərd| — worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down

dog-tired |taɪrd| — drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted

dogbane |ˈdɒgˌben| — any of several poisonous perennial plants of the genus Apocynum having acrid milky juice and bell-shaped white or pink flowers and a very bitter root

dogcart |ˈdɔːɡˌkɑːrt| — a cart drawn by a dog

doge |doʊdʒ| — formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

dogfight |ˈdɔːɡfaɪt| — a fiercely disputed contest

dogfish |ˈdɔːɡfɪʃ| — primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America

dogged |ˈdɔːɡɪd| — stubbornly unyielding

doggedly |ˈdɔːɡɪdli| — with obstinate determination

doggerel |ˈdɔːɡərəl| — a comic verse of irregular measure

doggie |ˈdɒɡi| — informal terms for dogs

doggo |ˈdɔːɡoʊ| — quietly in concealment

doggy |ˈdɔːɡi| — informal terms for dogs

doghouse |ˈdɔːɡhaʊs| — outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog

dogma |ˈdɔːɡmə| — a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

dogmatic |dɔːɡˈmætɪk| — characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles

dogmatical  — characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles

dogmatically |dagˈmætɪkəli| — in a narrow-minded dogmatic manner

dogmatise  — state as a dogma

dogmatism |ˈdɔːɡmətɪzəm| — the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot

dogmatize |ˈdɒɡmətaɪz| — state as a dogma

dogsbody |ˈdɔːɡzbɑːdi| — a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do

dogtooth |ˈdɒɡtuːθ| — perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated

dogtrot |ˈdɒɡtrɑːt| — a steady trot like that of a dog

dogwatch |ˈdɒɡwɒtʃ| — either of two short watches: from 4-6 pm or 6-8 pm

dogwood |ˈdɔːɡwʊd| — a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers

doily |ˈdɔɪli| — a small round piece of linen placed under a dish or bowl

doings |ˈduːɪŋz| — manner of acting or controlling yourself

doldrums |ˈdoʊldrəmz| — a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

dole |doʊl| — a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given

doleful |ˈdoʊlfl| — filled with or evoking sadness

dolefully |ˈdoʊlfʊli| — with sadness; in a sorrowful manner

dolichocephalic |ˌdɑːləkoʊsəˈfælɪk| — an adult with a long narrow head

doll |dɑːl| — a small replica of a person; used as a toy

dollar |ˈdɑːlər| — the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents

dollop |ˈdɑːləp| — a small measure (usually of food)

dolly |ˈdɑːli| — conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted

dolman |ˈdɑːlmən| — a hussar's jacket worn over the shoulders

dolmen |ˈdoʊlmen| — a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone

dolomite |ˈdoləˌmaɪt| — a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate

dolor  — (poetry) painful grief

dolorous |ˈdoʊlərəs| — showing sorrow

dolour |ˈdɒlər| — (poetry) painful grief

dolphin |ˈdɑːlfɪn| — large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)

dolt |doʊlt| — a person who is not very bright

doltish |ˈdoʊltɪʃ| — heavy and dull and stupid

domain |doʊˈmeɪn| — a particular environment or walk of life

dome |doʊm| — a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward

domed |doʊmd| — having a hemispherical vault or dome

domestic |dəˈmestɪk| — a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household

domestically |dəˈmestɪkli| — with respect to the internal affairs of a government

domesticate |dəˈmestɪkeɪt| — adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

domesticated |dəˈmestɪkeɪtɪd| — converted or adapted to domestic use

domestication |dəˌmestɪˈkeɪʃn| — adaptation to intimate association with human beings

domesticity |ˌdoʊmeˈstɪsəti| — the quality of being domestic or domesticated

domicile |ˈdɑːmɪsaɪl| — (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time

domiciliary |ˌdɑːməˈsɪlieri| — of or relating to or provided in a domicile

dominance |ˈdɑːmɪnəns| — superior development of one side of the body

dominant |ˈdɑːmɪnənt| — (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale

dominate |ˈdɑːmɪneɪt| — be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance

dominated |ˈdɑːməˌnetəd| — controlled or ruled by superior authority or power

dominating |ˈdɑːməˌnetɪŋ| — most powerful or important or influential

domination |ˌdɑːmɪˈneɪʃn| — social control by dominating

domineer |ˌdɑːməˈnɪr| — rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner

domineering |ˌdɑməˈnɪərɪŋ| — tending to domineer

dominical |dəˈminək(ə)l| — of or relating to or coming from Jesus Christ

Dominican |dəˈmɪnɪkən| — a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order

dominie |ˈdɒmɪni| — a clergyman; especially a settled minister or parson

dominion |dəˈmɪniən| — dominance or power through legal authority

domino |ˈdɑːmənoʊ| — United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928)

dominoes |ˈdɒmɪnoʊz| — any of several games played with small rectangular blocks

don |dɑːn| — a Spanish gentleman or nobleman

dona |ˈdoʊnə| — a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman

donate |ˈdoʊneɪt| — give to a charity or good cause

donation |doʊˈneɪʃn| — a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause

done |dʌn| — having finished or arrived at completion

donee |doʊˈniː| — the recipient of funds or other benefits

donjon |ˈdɒndʒən| — the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

donkey |ˈdɔːŋki| — the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

donna |ˈdɑːnə| — an Italian woman of rank

donnish |ˈdɑːnɪʃ| — marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

donor |ˈdoʊnər| — person who makes a gift of property

doodad |ˈduːˌdæd| — something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

doodle |ˈduːdl| — an aimless drawing

doodlebug |ˈduːdlbʌɡ| — a small motor vehicle

doom |duːm| — an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

doomed |ˈduːmd| — people who are destined to die soon

doomsday |ˈduːmzdeɪ| — (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives

door |dɔːr| — a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle

doorbell |ˈdɔːrbel| — a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed

doorcase |ˈdɔːrkeɪs| — the frame that supports a door

doorjamb |ˈdɔːdʒæm| — a jamb for a door

doorkeeper |ˈdɔːrkiːpər| — an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber

doorman |ˈdɔːrmən| — someone who guards an entrance

doormat |ˈdɔːrmæt| — a person who is physically weak and ineffectual

doorplate |ˈdɔːrpleɪt| — a nameplate fastened to a door; indicates the person who works or lives there

doorpost |ˈdɔːrpoʊst| — a jamb for a door

doorstep |ˈdɔːrstep| — the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway

doorway |ˈdɔːrweɪ| — the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close

dooryard |ˈdɔːjɑːd| — a yard outside the front or rear door of a house

dopamine |ˈdoʊpəmiːn| — a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension

dope |doʊp| — street names for marijuana

dopey |ˈdoʊpi| — having or revealing stupidity

dopy |dopy| — having or revealing stupidity

dorado |dɒˈrɑːdoʊ| — a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Reticulum and Pictor; contains most of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Dorian |ˈdɔːriən| — a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks

Doric |ˈdɔːrɪk| — the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris

Dorking |ˈdɔːrkɪŋ| — an English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled)

dorm |dɔːrm| — a college or university building containing living quarters for students

dormancy |ˈdɔːrmənsi| — a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

dormant |ˈdɔːrmənt| — in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

dormer |ˈdɔːrmər| — a gabled extension built out from a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window

dormitory |ˈdɔːrmətɔːri| — a college or university building containing living quarters for students

dormouse |ˈdɔːrmaʊs| — small furry-tailed squirrel-like Old World rodent that becomes torpid in cold weather

dorsal |ˈdɔːrsl| — belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part

dorsiflexion |ˌdɔːsɪˈflekʃən| — the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)

dory |ˈdɔːri| — a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled

dosage |ˈdoʊsɪdʒ| — the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time

dose |doʊs| — a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

dosimeter |doʊˈsɪmɪtər| — a measuring instrument for measuring doses of ionizing radiation (X-rays or radioactivity)

doss |dɑːs| — sleep in a convenient place

dossal |ˈdɑːsəl| — an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel

dosshouse |ˈdɑːshaʊs| — a cheap lodging house

dossier |ˈdɔːsieɪ| — a collection of papers containing detailed information about a particular person or subject (usually a person's record)

dot |dɑːt| — a very small circular shape

dot-com |ˌdɑːt ˈkɑːm| — a company that operates its business primarily on the internet using a URL that ends in `.com'

dotage |ˈdoʊtɪdʒ| — mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations

dotard |ˈdoʊtəd| — an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect

dote |doʊt| — be foolish or senile due to old age

doting |ˈdoʊtɪŋ| — extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent

dotted |ˈdɑːtəd| — having a pattern of dots

dotterel |ˈdɑːtərəl| — rare plover of upland areas of Eurasia

dottle |ˈdɒtəl| — the residue of partially burnt tobacco left caked in the bowl of a pipe after smoking

dotty |ˈdɑːti| — informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

double |ˈdʌbl| — a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base

double back |ˈdʌbəl ˈbæk| — retrace one's course

double up |ˈdʌbəl ʌp| — bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain

double-barreled  — having two purposes; twofold

double-barrelled |ˌdʌbl ˈbærəld| — having two purposes; twofold

double-bass |ˌdʌbəl ˈbeɪs| — pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range

double-bedded |ˌdʌbəl ˈbedɪd| — having a double bed

double-breasted |ˈˌdəbəl ˈˌbrestəd| — (of clothing) fastened by lapping one edge of the front well over the other usually with a double row of buttons

double-dealer |ˌdʌbəl ˈdiːlər| — a person who says one thing and does another

double-dealing |ˌdʌbəl ˈdiːlɪŋ| — acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another

double-decker |ˌdəbəlˈdekər| — a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

double-dyed |ˌdʌbəl ˈdaɪd| — without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

double-edged |ˌdəbəlˈejd| — capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways

double-faced |ˌdʌbəl ˈfeɪst| — (of fabrics) having faces on both sides

double-quick |ˌdəbəlˈkwik| — (of a marching cadence) very quick

double-tongued |ˈtʌŋd| — marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

doubled |ˈdʌbəld| — twice as great or many

doubleheader  — two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day)

doublet |ˈdʌblət| — a man's close-fitting jacket; worn during the Renaissance

doubletree |ˈdʌbəlˌtri| — a crossbar on a wagon or carriage to which two whiffletrees are attached in order to harness two horses abreast

doubling |ˈdʌbəlɪŋ| — increase by a factor of two

doubloon |dʌˈbluːn| — a former Spanish gold coin

doubly |ˈdʌbli| — to double the degree

doubt |daʊt| — the state of being unsure of something

doubtful |ˈdaʊtfl| — open to doubt or suspicion

doubtfully |ˈdaʊtfʊli| — in a doubtful manner

doubtfulness |ˈdaʊtfʊlnəs| — the state of being unsure of something

doubting |ˈdaʊtɪŋ| — marked by or given to doubt

doubtless |ˈdaʊtləs| — without doubt; certainly

doubtlessly |doubtlesslei| — without doubt; certainly

douche |duːʃ| — a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas

dough |doʊ| — a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll

doughboy |ˈdoʊbɔɪ| — an American infantryman in World War I

doughnut |ˈdoʊnʌt| — a toroidal shape

doughy |ˈdoʊɪ| — having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking

dour |ˈdaʊər| — stubbornly unyielding

dourly |ˈdʊəli| — in a sullen manner

douse |daʊs| — put out, as of a candle or a light

dove |dʌv| — any of numerous small pigeons

dovecote |ˈdʌvkɑːt| — a birdhouse for pigeons

dovetail |ˈdʌvteɪl| — a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises

dowager |ˈdaʊədʒər| — a widow holding property received from her deceased husband

dowdy |ˈdaʊdi| — British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)

dowel |ˈdaʊəl| — a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together

dower |ˈdou(ə)r| — money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

down |daʊn| — soft fine feathers

down-and-out |ˈˌdoun ən ˈˌout| — a person who is destitute

down-to-earth |ˈdɑʊntuˈɜrθ| — sensible and practical

downbeat |ˈdaʊnbiːt| — the first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)

downcast |ˈdaʊnkæst| — a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine

downdraft |ˈdaʊnˌdræft| — a strong downward air current

downer |ˈdaʊnər| — a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

downfall |ˈdaʊnfɔːl| — failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

downgrade |ˌdaʊnˈɡreɪd| — the property possessed by a slope or surface that descends

downhearted |ˌdaʊnˈhɑːrtɪd| — filled with melancholy and despondency

downhill |ˌdaʊnˈhɪl| — the downward slope of a hill

downiness |ˈdaʊnɪnɪs| — a light softness

download |ˌdaʊnˈloʊd| — transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location

downplay |ˌdaʊnˈpleɪ| — represent as less significant or important

downpour |ˈdaʊnpɔːr| — a heavy rain

downright |ˈdaʊnraɪt| — thoroughgoing

downscale |ˌdaʊnˈskeɪl| — intended for people with low incomes

downside |ˈdaʊnsaɪd| — a negative aspect of something that is generally positive

downsize |ˈdaʊnsaɪz| — dismiss from work

downsizing |ˈdaʊnˌsaɪzɪŋ| — the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable

downstage |ˈdaʊnsteɪdʒ| — the front half of the stage (as seen from the audience)

downstair |ˈdaʊnsteər| — on or of lower floors of a building

downstairs |ˌdaʊnˈsterz| — on or of lower floors of a building

downstream |ˌdaʊnˈstriːm| — in the direction of a stream's current

downswing |ˈdaʊnswɪŋ| — a swing downward of a golf club

downtime |ˈdaʊntaɪm| — a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions)

downtown |ˌdaʊnˈtaʊn| — the central area or commercial center of a town or city

downtrodden |ˈdaʊntrɑːdn| — abused or oppressed by people in power

downturn |ˈdaʊntɜːrn| — a worsening of business or economic activity

downward |ˈdaʊnwərd| — spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

downwards |ˈdaʊnwərdz| — spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

downwind |ˌdaʊnˈwɪnd| — with the wind; in the direction the wind is blowing

downy |ˈdaʊni| — like down or as soft as down

dowry |ˈdaʊri| — money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage

dowse |daʊz| — searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod

dowser |ˈdaʊsər| — someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water

doxy |ˈdɑːksi| — a woman who cohabits with an important man

doyen |ˈdɔɪən| — a man who is the senior member of a group

doze |doʊz| — a light fitful sleep

dozen |ˈdʌzn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one

dozer |ˈdoʊzər| — large powerful tractor; a large blade in front flattens areas of ground

dozy |ˈdoʊzi| — half asleep