DECREASE, DECREASING – ADJECTIVES
– DECRESCENT decreasing, growing gradually less …1811
– REMISSIVE producing or allowing decrease of something …1686 obs.
DECREASE etc. – NOUNS
– CASTRATION decrease or reduction in quantity or amount; curtailment …1728 obs.
– DECAY falling off in quantity, volume, etc.; dwindling, decrease …1636 obs.
– DECESS decrease, diminution …1854 rare
– DECESSION departure, withdrawal; secession; deviation from a given standard; decrease, diminution …1606 rare
– DECREMENT the fact of decreasing or growing gradually less; decrease, diminution, lessening, waste, loss …1621
– DECRETION decrease, diminution …1635 obs.
– IMMINUTION diminution, lessening, decrease …1590 obs.
– WANE decrease in size …a1300 obs.
DECREASE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– ABATOR one who decreases anything …1592
DECREASE etc. – VERBS
– BATE to decrease in amount, weight, estimation; to abate, to diminish, to fall off in quantity …a1541 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– DECAY to fall off or decrease in number, volume, etc.; to dwindle away …1489 obs.
– DECREW to decrease, to wane …1596 obs. rare
– LESS to become less, to decrease …a1225 obs.
– IMMINISH to become less; to decrease …a1400 obs.
– SWAN-DIVE to decrease suddenly and decisively; to plummet
– TAKE OFF to abate, to grow less, to decrease …1776
– WANZE to decrease, to grow less; of the moon: to wane …c1200 obs.
DECREE – NOUNS
– ORDINATION an ordinance, decree, statute, law; a prescribed observance …1526 obs.
DECREPIT – ADJECTIVES
– BEDRID worn out, decrepit, impotent …1621
– OAFF decrepit, worn down with disease …Bk1905 Sc.
– ON ONE’S LAST PEGS near death; worn out; decrepit …1966 Amer. dial.
DECREPIT – NOUNS
– CROCK a thing, such as a car, that is old or decrepit …1903 sl. chiefly Brit.
– MUSEUM PIECE a thing regarded as antiquated or decrepit ..1928 colloq.
– OLD CROCK a thing, such as a car, that is old or decrepit …1905 sl. chiefly Brit.
DECREPIT – NOUNS, PERSON
– BAUCHLE an old, decrepit, or shabby person; later, an insignificant, unimportant or worthless person; a ne’er-do-well …1820 Sc.
– BELDAM, BELDAME a decrepit or ugly old woman …a1586
– DECRIPPIT a cripple, a lame person; one who is decrepit …1887 Eng. dial.
– HES-BEEN a man or woman too old or feeble to work; a worn-out or decrepit person …Bk1875 Eng. dial.
– HUDDLE-DUDDLE a decrepit old person …1599 obs. rare
– MUSEUM PIECE a person regarded as antiquated or decrepit …1928 colloq.
– OLD CROCK a person who is old or decrepit …1905 sl. chiefly Brit.
– RAG-AND-BONE SHOP a decrepit old woman; a woman in rags …1910s sl.
DEDICATE, DEDICATED, DEDICATION – ADJECTIVES
– BEHIND committed, dedicated …1968 US sl.
– DEDICATE dedicated …c1386 obs.
– GUNG-HO very zealous; totally committed; dedicated; spirited; enthusiastic; wholeheartedly fervid about doing something…1942 US sl., orig. US Marine Corps usage
DEDICATE etc. – NOUNS
– GAME FACE a look or manner characterized by single-minded dedication, determination, or seriousness …1950 US colloq.
DEDICATE etc. – VERBS
– DEDEFY to dedicate a building …1482 obs.
– DEDIE to dedicate …c1430 obs.
– DEDIFY to dedicate a building …1482 obs.
– NUNCUPATE to dedicate a work to someone …1550 obs. obs.
DEDUCE – VERBS
– DEDUCT to derive by reasoning; to infer, to deduce …1563 obs.
– DOPE OUT to deduce or infer from available information …sl.
– TAKE to infer, to deduce; to obtain as a result …c1380 obs.
– TAKE UP to infer, to deduce, to conclude …1662 obs.
DEDUCT, DEDUCTED, DEDUCTING, DEDUCTION – ADJECTIVES
– DEDUCIBLE that may be or is to be deducted …1613 obs. rare
– DEDUCT deducted …1439 obs.
– DEDUCTILE easy to be deducted …1727 rare
– DEFALCABLE liable to be deducted …1622 obs. rare
– DEDUCIVE performing the act of deduction …1755 rare
– DEDUCTIONAL pert. to deduction or inference …1683 rare
DEDUCT etc. – NOUNS
– BATE that which is deducted or remains over …1798 obs.
– BATE deduction, diminution, abatement, cessation …c1450 obs. exc. N. Eng. dial.
– DEDUCEMENT a deduction, inference, conclusion …1605 obs.
– DEDUCING deduction …1530 obs.
– DEDUCTIVE deductive reasoning; a deduction …1677 obs.
– DEFALCATION the act of cutting or lopping off or taking away; deduction …1624 arch.
– EXTRACTION the drawing of an inference; a deduction …1622 obs.
– ILLATION the act of inferring or drawing a conclusion from premises; hence, that which is inferred; and inference, deduction or conclusion …1533
– OFFTAKE that which is taken off; a deduction …1892
– SUBDUCTION subtraction, deduction …1579 rare
– SUBSTRACTION subtraction, deduction …1596
DEDUCT etc. – VERBS
– DEDUCE to deduct, to subtract …1563-7 obs.
– DEFALCATE to cut or lop off; to deduct, to subtract, to abate …1540-1 obs.
– DEFALCE to take or deduct a part from; to curtail, to reduce …1651 obs.
– DEFALK to cut or lop off; to deduct, to subtract, to abate …1536 obs.
– FAIK to abate, to diminish, to lessen; to deduct …1445 Sc.
– FALK to abate, to diminish, to lessen; to deduct …1445 Sc.
– REDUCT to deduct, to subtract …1896 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– SCOTCH to stop, to give up; to hinder; to hesitate; to deduct, to curtail …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SUBSTRACT to take away, to deduct, to subtract …1613
– TAKE OUT to subtract or deduct from …1593 rare
DEED – NOUNS
– DIRDUM a great deed, achievement …Bk1900 Sc.
DEEM – VERBS
– I-DEME to deem, to judge …a900 obs.
– RECK to reckon, to deem, to think …1791 Sc.
DEEP, DEEPEN, DEEPEST, DEEPLY, DEEPNESS – ADJECTIVES
– ASS-DEEP TO A MAN IN A JEEP exceptionally deep …1960 Amer. dial.
– ASS-DEEP TO A TALL INDIAN exceptionally deep …1967 Amer. dial.
– ASS-DEEP TO A TALL MOOSE exceptionally deep ..1974 Amer. dial.
– ASSHOLE-DEEP very deep; of a depth sufficient to reach one’s rump …1963 Amer. sl.
– DEEPSOME having deepness or depth; more or less deep …1615 rare poetic usage
– FATHOM-DEEP excessively deep …1835
– HALF-LEG DEEP approximately knee-deep or knee-high …1752 Amer. dial.
– HALF-LEG HIGH approximately knee-deep or knee-high …1852 Amer. dial.
– NEAL of water: deep …1574 obs.
– QUEEM deep …1879 Sc.
– SHOE-MOUTH DEEP ankle deep …1890 Amer. dial.
– DEEPMOST deepest …1810 rare
DEEP etc. – ADVERBS
– ADEEP deeply, deep …1850
– DEARLY deeply, keenly …1590 obs.
– FATHOMLESSLY very deeply …1822
– HEAD OVER EARS deeply, completely …1822 Amer. dial.
– KNUCKLE-DEEP deeply, ‘up to the hilt’ deeply involved …1589
DEEP etc. – NOUNS
– CATHOLE a deep place in a river, creek, pond, etc. …1842 Amer. dial.
– DEEPNESS a deep place or cavity, an abyss; a deep part of the sea, etc. …a1000 obs.
– DEEP depth, deepness …c1000 obs. rare
DEEP etc. – VERBS
– DEEP to make deep, to deepen …c930 obs.
DEEP-SEATED – ADJECTIVES
– RADICATE rooted, deep-seated, firmly established …1656 obs.
DEER – ADJECTIVES
– FULL SUMMED of a stag: having a complement of antlers; also said of the antlers …1576
– SUMMED of a stag: having a complement of antlers; also said of the antlers …c1410
DEER – NOUNS
– ADVANCER a second branch of a buck’s horn …1496
– BELL the cry of a stag or buck at rutting time …1510
– BELLING the cry of deer in the rutting season; hence, the season itself …1513
– BUTTHEAD a cow, goat, or deer that has no horns …1908 Amer. dial.
– CALF a deer, male or female, under one year old …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CAMP MEAT deer shot illegally …1950 Amer. dial.
– CHICKEN IN A JAR any deer shot illegally …1950 Amer. dial.
– COUNTY BEEF deer that has been illegally shot by poachers …1960s US sl.
– DAGGER the horn of a young stag …1616 obs.
– DECIDENCE falling off, a shedding, as of deer antlers …1646 obs.
– DEERICIDE the killing or killer of a deer …1832 nonce word
– DEERLET a little or tiny deer …1878
– DEPRESSION MEAT deer shot illegally …1967 Amer. dial.
– DOUCETS the testicles of a deer …M16 hunting usage
– EARNING the act of uttering the prolonged cry of hounds or deer …1575 obs.
– ELENDE an elk …1697 obs. rare
– FARMER’S BEAST an illegally shot deer or its meat …1967 Amer. dial.
– FARMER’S BEEF an illegally shot deer or its meat …1967 Amer. dial.
– GARGILON the gullet or oesophagus of a deer …c1320 obs. rare
– GATE in hunting: the length of stride of a deer as shown by his footmarks …1677 obs.
– GOAT MEAT the flesh of a deer killed out of season …1937 Amer. dial.
– GOAT MUTTON the flesh of a deer killed out of season …1953 Amer. dial.
– GOVERNMENT BEEF an illegally shot deer or its meat …1967 Amer. dial.
– GOVERNMENT COW deer …1933 Amer. dial.
– GOVERNMENT MEAT an illegally shot deer or its meat …1967 Amer. dial.
– GOVERNMENT YEARLING deer …1933 Amer. dial.
– GOVERNOR’S BEEF an illegally shot deer or its meat, venison …1982 Amer. dial.
– HARSH a deer …1930 Amer. dial.
– HAVIER a castrated stag …1784 Eng. dial.
– HEAD the antlers of a deer, roe-buck, etc. …c1420 hunting usage
– HEARSE in hunting: a hind of the second or third year …1674
– HEARST in hunting: a hind of the second or third year …1674
– HEMLOCK STEAK any illegally shot deer or its meat …1969 Amer. dial.
– JACK DEER a deer shot, illegally, by one who hunts a night using a light to stun the prey …L18 US sl.
– LIGHTFOOT the deer …a1600 obs.
– MACCARIB caribou …1672 obs.
– MAUD a mule deer …Bk1942 Amer. circus sl.
– NANCY JULIA doe deer …1921 Amer. dial.
– NATIVE BEEF moose, deer, when harvested out of season …1979 Amer. dial.
– OFFER a knob or bud showing on a stag’s antler …1884
– OLEN; OLLEN a red deer, a stag …1591 obs.
– PANTER a hart or male deer …L18 UK criminals’ sl.
– RACK a set of antlers …1945 US sl.
– RACKWAY a path made by deer in a forest …Bk19C Eng. dial.
– RANGALE the common herd of deer …1513 obs.
– RASCAL the young, lean, or inferior deer of a herd, distinguished from the full-grown antlered bucks or stags …1399 obs. exc. Sc.
– RIDGE RUNNER a deer ranging the beech ridges in the fall; hence, somebody well versed in the woods …1975 Amer. dial.
– SCUT the tail of an animal, esp. that of a rabbit or deer …16C
– SINGLE in hunting: the tail of a deer …1576
– SUBULON a young hart (with straight unbranched horns) …1607 obs.
– SUET in hunting: the fat of deer …a1400 obs.
– TANG a prong or tine of a stag’s horn …1688 Eng. dial.
– TINE each of the pointed branches of a deer’s horn …c1375
– UMBLES the edible inward parts of an animal, usually of a deer …a1400
– UNCLE SAM’S SHEEP illegally killed deer …1968 Amer. dial.
– VALE one of the grooves in the beam of a hart’s antler …c1410 obs.
– the head of a deer while the horns are still covered with velvet VELLET HEAD 1576 obs.
– the head of a deer while the horns are still covered with velvet VELVET HEAD 1576 obs.
DEER – NOUNS, PERSON
– the keeper of a deer-park KILLBUCK 1826 nonce use obs. rare
– the killer of a deer DEERICIDE 1832 nonce word
DEER – VERBS
– to cut off a deer’s head close behind the horns; to cut off the head of a deer CABBAGE a1529 obs.
– to cut the head of a deer close behind the horns CABOCHE a1425 obs.
– to damage the bark of young trees by nibbling at them here and there; said of deer MAGGOT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to gut a deer GRALLOCH 1897 Amer. dial.
– to hunt deer at night, illegally, with the aid of a light JACK M19 US sl.
– to leap or run through undergrowth, as a deer does TOP THE BRUSH 1953 Amer. dial.
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