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English words starting with de

De

diː

Meanings of De:

prefix

(forming verbs and their derivatives) down; away.

Usage examples:

Descend
abbreviation

Delaware (in official postal use).

De facto

ˌdeɪ ˈfæk.təʊ

Meanings of De facto:

idiom

Existing, whether with lawful authority or not

adverb

In fact, whether by right or not.

Usage examples:

The country was de facto divided between two states
adjective

Existing or holding a specified position in fact but not necessarily by legal right.

Usage examples:

A de facto one-party system

De-escalate

ˌdiːˈes.kə.leɪt

Meanings of De-escalate:

verb

To (cause to) become less dangerous or difficult

Usage examples:

The government has taken these measures in an attempt to de-escalate the conflict., there are signs…

De-jure

ˌdeɪ ˈdʒʊə.reɪ

Meanings of De-jure:

adjective

Having a right or existence as stated by law

Usage examples:

The ruling invalidated de jure segregation in public schooling., eu companies have few guarantees o…

De-stress

ˌdiːˈstres

Meanings of De-stress:

verb

To get rid of feelings of stress (= worry caused by difficult situations in your life or job)

Usage examples:

I began doing yoga as a way to de-stress., create a relaxing bedroom environment to de-stress you a…

De-trop

də ˈtrəʊ

Meanings of De-trop:

adjective

Unnecessary, unwanted, or more than is suitable

Usage examples:

I thought her remarks about roger's recent problems were rather de trop.

Meanings of Dea:

abbreviation

Drug enforcement administration.

Deaccession

ˌdiːəkˈsɛʃ(ə)n

Meanings of Deaccession:

verb

Officially remove (an item) from a library, museum, or art gallery in order to sell it.

Usage examples:

The decision was made to deaccession the picture
noun

The official removal of an item from a library, museum, or art gallery in order to sell it.

Usage examples:

In england deaccession has been adopted by local authorities to offset spending cuts

Deaccessioned

ˌdiːəkˈsɛʃ(ə)n

Meanings of Deaccessioned:

verb

Officially remove (an item) from a library, museum, or art gallery in order to sell it.

Usage examples:

The decision was made to deaccession the picture
noun

The official removal of an item from a library, museum, or art gallery in order to sell it.

Usage examples:

In england deaccession has been adopted by local authorities to offset spending cuts

Deaccessioning

ˌdiːəkˈsɛʃ(ə)n

Meanings of Deaccessioning:

verb

Officially remove (an item) from a library, museum, or art gallery in order to sell it.

Usage examples:

The decision was made to deaccession the picture
noun

The official removal of an item from a library, museum, or art gallery in order to sell it.

Usage examples:

In england deaccession has been adopted by local authorities to offset spending cuts

Deaccessions

ˌdiːəkˈsɛʃ(ə)n

Meanings of Deaccessions:

verb

Officially remove (an item) from a library, museum, or art gallery in order to sell it.

Usage examples:

The decision was made to deaccession the picture
noun

The official removal of an item from a library, museum, or art gallery in order to sell it.

Usage examples:

In england deaccession has been adopted by local authorities to offset spending cuts

Deaconess

ˌdiːkəˈnɛs

Meanings of Deaconess:

noun

(in the early church and some modern churches) a woman with duties similar to those of a deacon.

Usage examples:

In the early 1970s, while in seminary, i wrote a seminar paper for professor glenn hinson on the ro…

Deaconesses

ˌdiːkəˈnɛs

Meanings of Deaconesses:

noun

(in the early church and some modern churches) a woman with duties similar to those of a deacon.

Usage examples:

In the early 1970s, while in seminary, i wrote a seminar paper for professor glenn hinson on the ro…

Deaconing

ˈdiːk(ə)n

Meanings of Deaconing:

verb

Appoint or ordain as a deacon.

Usage examples:

He was deaconed in 1853 and priested in 1854 in the diocese of newcastle.
noun

(in catholic, anglican, and orthodox churches) an ordained minister of an order ranking below that of priest.

Usage examples:

In 1984 he was ordained a catholic deacon and is currently a member of the pastoral staff at st. co…

Meanings of Deacons:

noun

(in catholic, anglican, and orthodox churches) an ordained minister of an order ranking below that of priest.

Usage examples:

In 1984 he was ordained a catholic deacon and is currently a member of the pastoral staff at st. co…
verb

Appoint or ordain as a deacon.

Usage examples:

He was deaconed in 1853 and priested in 1854 in the diocese of newcastle.

Meanings of Deactivating:

verb

Make (something) inactive by disconnecting or destroying it.

Usage examples:

The switch deactivates the alarm

Meanings of Deactivation:

noun

The action of causing something to be no longer active or effective

Usage examples:

The deactivation of warheads will be extended one year from the deadline., in order to avoid the de…

Meanings of Dead:

adjective

No longer alive.

Usage examples:

A dead body
adverb

Absolutely; completely.

Usage examples:

You're dead right

Meanings of Dead ahead:

adjective

Not ...

Meanings of Dead as the dodo:

phrase

Completely dead or extinct.

Usage examples:

The campaign was as dead as a dodo
idiom

To not be important or popular any longer

Usage examples:

Letter-writing is as dead as the dodo.

Dead heat

ˌded ˈhiːt

Meanings of Dead heat:

noun

A situation in which two or more competitors in a race are exactly level.

Usage examples:

Competition is always fierce, with a dead heat in one of the early races
verb

Run or finish a race exactly level.

Usage examples:

He dead-heated at aintree

Dead letter

ˌded ˈlet.ər

Meanings of Dead letter:

idiom

Mail that can neither be delivered nor returned

noun

A law or treaty which has not been repealed but is ineffectual or defunct in practice.

Usage examples:

Why should we develop the common law to make the statute a dead letter?

Meanings of Dead loss:

noun

An activity or process that is not at all effective or successful

Usage examples:

Yesterday's meeting was a dead loss - nothing was decided., i was a dead loss at languages at schoo…

Meanings of Dead of winter:

phrase

The coldest part of winter.

Usage examples:

Golf can be an unpleasant experience in the dead of winter
idiom

The middle of winter, when it is very cold

Usage examples:

It was the dead of winter and the ground was covered in deep snow.

Meanings of Dead shot:

noun

An extremely accurate marksman or markswoman.

Usage examples:

He is a dead shot with a rifle

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