English dictionary


dual |ˈduːəl| — consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs

dualism |ˈduːəlɪzəm| — the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

dualistic |ˌduːəˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism

duality |duːˈælətɪ| — being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

dualize |ˈdjuːəlaɪz| — (sciences) To make dual.

dub |dʌb| — the new sounds added by dubbing

dubbed |ˈdəbd| — simple past tense and past participle of dub

dubbin |ˈdʌbɪn| — tallow mixed with oil; used to make leather soft and waterproof

dubbing |ˈdʌbɪŋ| — a new soundtrack that is added to a film

dubiety |ˌduːˈbaɪətɪ| — the state of being unsure of something

dubious |ˈduːbɪəs| — fraught with uncertainty or doubt

ducal |ˈduːkl| — of or belonging to or suitable for a duke

ducat |ˈdʌkət| — formerly a gold coin of various European countries

duchess |ˈdʌtʃəs| — the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right

duchy |ˈdʌtʃɪ| — the domain controlled by a duke or duchess

duck |dʌk| — small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs

duck-hawk |ˈdʌkhɔːk| — peregrine falcon

duck-out |ˈdʌkaʊt| — (idiomatic, intransitive) To depart quickly or exit abruptly, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.

duckbill |ˈdəkbɪl| — primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout

duckboards |ˈdʌkbɔːrdz| — plural form of duckboard

ducking |ˈdʌkɪŋ| — hunting ducks

ducking-stool |ˈdʌkɪŋ stuːl| — (historical) A chair used to punish women, especially scolds, by ducking them in water.

duckling |ˈdʌklɪŋ| — flesh of a young domestic duck

ducks |ˈdəks| — plural form of duck

duckweed |ˈdʌkwiːd| — any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds

ducky |ˈdʌkɪ| — a special loved one

duct |dʌkt| — a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance

ductile |ˈdʌktaɪl| — easily influenced

ductility |dʌkˈtɪlətɪ| — the malleability of something that can be drawn into threads or wires or hammered into thin sheets

ductless |ˈdəktləs| — not having a duct

dud |dʌd| — someone who is unsuccessful

dude |duːd| — an informal form of address for a man

dudgeon |ˈdʌdʒən| — a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')

duds |ˈdədz| — informal terms for clothing

due |duː| — that which is deserved or owed

duel |ˈduːəl| — a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

dueler  — a person who fights duels

dueling |ˈduːlɪŋ| — Present participle of duel.

duelist |ˈduːəlɪst| — a person who fights duels

dueller  — a person who fights duels

duelling |ˈdjuːəlɪŋ| — (UK) Present participle of duel.

duellist |ˈdjuːəlɪst| — a person who fights duels

duenna |djuːˈenə| — a woman chaperon

dues |ˈduːz| — plural form of due

duet |dʊˈet| — two items of the same kind

duetto |djuːˈetəʊ| — Archaic form of duet.

duff |dʌf| — a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron

duffel |ˈdəfəl| — a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings

duffel-bag |ˈdʌfl bæɡ| — A large, cylindrical, duffel cloth bag used to carry personal gear, especially by soldiers.

duffer |ˈdʌfər| — an incompetent or clumsy person

duffle |ˈdʌfəl| — a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings

dug |dʌɡ| — an udder or breast or teat

dug-out |ˈdʌɡaʊt| — Alternative spelling of dugout.

dugout |ˈdʌɡaʊt| — either of two low shelters on either side of a baseball diamond where the players and coaches sit during the game

duiker |ˈdaɪkər| — One of any species of small antelope of the Cephalophinae subfamily.

duke |duːk| — a British peer of the highest rank

dukedom |ˈduːkdəm| — the dignity or rank or position of a duke

dukes |ˈduːks| — plural form of duke

dulcet |ˈdʌlsɪt| — extremely pleasant in a gentle way

dulcify |ˈdʌlsəˌfaɪ| — make sweeter in taste

dulcimer |ˈdʌlsɪmər| — a stringed instrument used in American folk music; an elliptical body and a fretted fingerboard and three strings

dull |dʌl| — make dull in appearance

dullard |ˈdʌlɑːrd| — a person who is not very bright

dullish |ˈdʌlɪʃ| — Somewhat dull; dull to a degree.

dullness |ˈdʌlnəs| — the quality of being slow to understand

dully |ˈdʌl lɪ| — without liveliness

dulse |dəls| — coarse edible red seaweed

duly |ˈduːlɪ| — in accordance with what is appropriate or suitable for the circumstances

dumb |dʌm| — slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

dumb-waiter |ˈweɪtər| — Alternative spelling of dumbwaiter.

dumbbell |ˈdʌmˌbel| — an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle

dumbfound |dʌmˈfaʊnd| — be a mystery or bewildering to

dumbfounded |ˈdʌmˌfɑʊndɪd| — as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

dumbhead |ˈdəmˌhed| — (informal, derogatory) A stupid person.

dumbly |ˈdʌmlɪ| — in a stupid manner

dumbness |ˈdʌmnəs| — the quality of being mentally slow and limited

dumbo |ˈdʌmbəʊ| — A person who is stupid.

dumbstruck |ˈdəmˌstrək| — as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

dumbwaiter |ˌdʌmˈweɪtər| — a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another

dumdum |ˈdʌmdʌm| — a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound

dummy |ˈdʌmɪ| — a person who does not talk

dump |dʌmp| — a coarse term for defecation

dumping |ˈdʌmpɪŋ| — selling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market

dumpish |ˈdʌmpɪʃ| — Sad, melancholy.

dumpling |ˈdʌmplɪŋ| — small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough

dumps |dʌmps| — an informal expression for a mildly depressed state

dumpy |ˈdʌmpɪ| — short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature

dun |dʌn| — horse of a dull brownish grey color

dunce |dʌns| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

dunderhead |ˈdʌndərhed| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

dune |duːn| — a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans

dunes |ˈduːnz| — plural form of dune

dung |dʌŋ| — fecal matter of animals

dung-beetle  — A type of beetle of the family Scarabaeidae noted for rolling dung into spherical balls and pushing it.

dungaree |ˌdʌŋɡəˈriː| — a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric

dunged  — simple past tense and past participle of dung

dungeon |ˈdʌndʒən| — the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

dunghill |ˈdʌŋˌhɪl| — a foul or degraded condition

dungy |ˈdʌŋɪ| — Having the texture of dung.

duniwassal |ˈduːnɪˌwɑːsəl| — A gentleman of the Scottish Highlands.

dunk |dʌŋk| — a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket

dunlin |ˈdʌnlɪn| — small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions

dunnage |ˈdənɪj| — (chiefly transport) Scrap material, often wood, used to fill spaces to prevent items from shifting during transport, or underneath large or heavy items to raise them slightly above the ground.

dunner  — One employed in soliciting the payment of debts.

duo |ˈduːəʊ| — two items of the same kind

duodecimal |ˌdjuːəʊˈdesɪməl| — one part in twelve equal parts

duodecimo |duːəˈdesəˌˌməʊ| — (paper, printing) A size of paper, so called because it is originally made by folding and cutting a single sheet from a printing press into 12 leaves; (5 by 7¾ inches): 6.5 to 7.5 inches high, approximately 4.5 inches wide.

duodenal |duːˈɑːdənəl| — in or relating to the duodenum

duodenary |duːəˈdenəriː| — Twelvefold.

duodenitis |ˌduːəʊdɪˈnaɪtɪs| — Inflammation of the duodenum.

duodenum |ˌduːəˈdiːnəm| — the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum

duologue |ˈdjuːəlɒɡ| — a conversation between two persons

dupable |ˈdjuːpəbl| — Capable of being duped.

dupe |duːp| — a person who is tricked or swindled

dupery |ˈduːpəriː| — something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

duple |ˈduːpəl| — consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs

duplex |ˈduːpleks| — a house with two units sharing a common wall

duplicate |ˈduːplɪkeɪt| — something additional of the same kind

duplicated |ˈduːplɪˌketəd| — past participle of duplicate

duplication |ˌduːplɪˈkeɪʃn| — a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

duplicator |ˈdjuːplɪkeɪtər| — apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material

duplicitous |duːˈplɪsɪtəs| — marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

duplicity |duːˈplɪsətɪ| — a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

durability |ˌdʊrəˈbɪlətɪ| — permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force

durable |ˈdʊrəbl| — existing for a long time

duralumin |dʊˈræljʌmɪn| — an aluminum-based alloy

duramen |dʊˈreɪmɪn| — the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant; usually darker and denser than the surrounding sapwood

durance |ˈdjʊərəns| — imprisonment (especially for a long time)

duration |dʊˈreɪʃn| — the period of time during which something continues

durbar |ˈdɜːbɑːrr| — the room in the palace of a native prince of India in which audiences and receptions occur

duress |dʊˈres| — compulsory force or threat

during |ˈdʊrɪŋ| — For all of a given time interval.

durmast |ˈdɜːrˌmæst| — deciduous European oak valued for its tough elastic wood

durra |ˈdʊrə| — sorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa

durst |dərst| — (archaic) simple past tense of dare1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost Book I, line 49

dusk |dʌsk| — the time of day immediately following sunset

duskiness |ˈdʌskɪnɪs| — the state of being poorly illuminated

dusky |ˈdʌskɪ| — lighted by or as if by twilight

dust |dʌst| — fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air

dust-cart  — Alternative form of dustcart.

dust-cover |ˈdəs(t) ˌkəvər| — Alternative form of dustcover.

dust-jacket |ˈdəs(t) ˌjakət| — The detachable paper cover of a book; used to protect the binding, and to provide blurb.

dust-storm |ˈdʌststɔːm| — Alternative spelling of duststorm.

dust-up |ˈdəst ˌəp| — (informal) A scuffle or fight.

dustbin |ˈdʌstbɪn| — a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected

dustcoat |ˈdʌs(t)kəʊt| — A coat worn as protection from dust

duster |ˈdʌstər| — a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand

dusting |ˈdʌstɪŋ| — Present participle of dust.

dustman |ˈdʌstmən| — someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse

dustpan |ˈdʌstpæn| — the quantity that a dustpan will hold

dustproof  — Resistant to dust.

dusty |ˈdʌstɪ| — covered with a layer of dust

dutch |dʌtʃ| — the people of the Netherlands

Dutchman |ˈdʌtʃmən| — a native or inhabitant of Holland

duteous |ˈdjuːtɪəs| — willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect

dutiable |ˈdjuːtɪəbəl| — subject to import tax

dutiful |ˈduːtɪfl| — willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect

dutifully |ˈduːtɪfəlɪ| — out of a sense of duty; in a dutiful manner

duty |ˈduːtɪ| — the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

duty-bound |baʊnd| — under a moral obligation to do something

duty-free |ˌdjuːtɪ ˈfriː| — exempt from duty

duumvir |duːˈʌmvər| — One of two persons jointly exercising the same office in Republican Rome.

duumvirate |duːˈʌmvərɪt| — Any of several branches of the executive in Republican Rome controlled by two people.

duumviri  — plural form of duumvir

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