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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.

Deactivate

ˌdiˈæk.tɪ.veɪt

Meanings of Deactivate:

verb

Make (something) inactive by disconnecting or destroying it.

Usage examples:

The switch deactivates the alarm

Deactivated

ˌdiˈæk.tɪ.veɪt

Meanings of Deactivated:

verb

Make (something) inactive by disconnecting or destroying it.

Usage examples:

The switch deactivates the alarm

Deactivates

diːˈaktɪveɪt

Meanings of Deactivates:

verb

Make (something) inactive by disconnecting or destroying it.

Usage examples:

The switch deactivates the alarm

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The action of causing something to be no longer active or effective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

Dead air

ˌded ˈeər

Meanings of Dead air:

idiom

An inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound

noun

A period during which the signal of a television or radio broadcast is unintentionally interrupted, so that no material is transmitted.

Usage examples:

Radio producers consider dead air time even more of a sin than their television counterparts do.

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 on your feet:

idiom

To be very tired

Meanings of Dead shot:

noun

An extremely accurate marksman or markswoman.

Usage examples:

He is a dead shot with a rifle

Meanings of Dead to the world:

idiom

To be sleeping

Usage examples:

"is georgie up yet?" "i doubt it - she was dead to the world ten minutes ago."

Meanings of Dead-beat:

idiom

To waste effort on something when there is no chance of succeeding

Usage examples:

He keeps trying to get it published but i think he's beating a dead horse.

Meanings of Dead-body:

idiom

If you say something will happen over your dead body, you mean that you will do everything you can to prevent it

Usage examples:

"joe says he's going to buy a motorbike." "over my dead body!"

Meanings of Dead-cat-bounce:

noun

A temporary increase in share prices after there has been a large fall in their value

Usage examples:

So is the share price improvement a dead cat bounce or the start of something better?

Dead-end

ˌded ˈend

Meanings of Dead-end:

noun

A road or path that has no way out at one end

Usage examples:

Fig. negotiators have reached a dead end (= have not been successful and cannot go further) in thei…

Meanings of Dead-of-night:

idiom

The middle of the night, when it is very dark

Usage examples:

I lay in my tent in the dead of night, listening to the noises in the woods.

Dead-on

ˈdedˌɒn

Meanings of Dead-on:

adjective

Completely accurate or correct

Usage examples:

He amazed them all by making dead-on predictions., she could do dead-on impressions of her boss., "…

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