Reverse Dictionary: DISU – DN


DISUNION, DISUNITE – NOUNS
– disunion, division, separation TWINE 1606 obs.  

DISUNION etc. – VERBS
– to disunite UNCOMBINE 1595
– to disunite, to separate, to disjoin, to sever, to part, to divide TWIN c1230 obs. exc. Sc.


DISUSE, DISUSED – ADJECTIVES
– disused, obsolete; that has gone out of use EXOLETE 1611 obs.
– disused, worn out, abandoned, forsaken CAST 1597
– in disuse or in storage, esp. with reference to standby equipment IN MOTHBALLS 

DISUSE etc. – NOUNS
– disused articles of furniture and the like, which take up room inconveniently, or are removed to be out of the way LUMBER 1552
– disuse, discontinuance; a becoming obsolete OBSOLETION 1804 rare

DISUSE etc. – VERBS
– to fall into disuse; to be obsolescent; to grow obsolete OBSOLESCE 1873 rare


DITCH – NOUNS
– a broad ditch RIFE 1874 Eng. dial.
– a deep ditch DALLY-CAR Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a ditch ESSEX STILE L18
– a ditch JAGUE 1622 cant
– a ditch across the road LOVE-HOLE 1926 Amer. dial.
– a ditch; a deep, wet hollow in the road SLONK c1470 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– a ditch, a drain LADE Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– a ditch, an outlet LEAK 1899 Eng. dial.
– a ditch, drain or open sewer VAEDIK a1838 Sc.
– a foot-bridge across a ditch, usually one consisting of a plank LIGGER 1840 Eng. dial.
– a large open ditch; a main artificial watercourse; a very small stream REAN 1846 Eng. dial.
– a narrow ditch; a gutter washed by the tide on the seashore LACHE 1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a roadside drainage ditch BARROW PIT 1931 Amer. dial.
– a small ditch, stream, or brook ditch RAIN 1611 obs. rare

DITCH – NOUNS, PERSON
– a ditcher, a man who makes and cleans out ditches or dikes DEEKER Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– a ditcher, one who makes or repairs ditches DIKE-DELVER Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– an officer whose duty it is to superintend the ditches DIKE-GRAVE 1637 Eng. dial.
– an officer whose duty it is to superintend the ditches DIKE-REEVE 1721 Eng. dial.

DITCH – VERBS
– to make ditches or holes LACUNATE 1623 obs. rare


DITHER, DITHERING – ADJECTIVES
– behaving in a dithering manner; indecisive LIKE A BUTTERLY IN HEAT 1975 US sl., esp. homosexual usage

DITHER etc. – VERBS
– to dither, esp. over whether or not to make a purchase QUAVER 1979 UK sl.
– to dither, to avoid making a decision and mumble FUMFER; FUMPER 1980s US sl.
– to dither, to talk nonsense WAFFLE;  WHAFFLE;  WOFFLE L19 sl.


DIVE, DIVING – NOUNS
– a dive flat onto the water ASS-BREAKER 1966 Amer. dial.
– a dive head foremost HEADER 1849 colloq.
– a dive in which one lands flat on the water BACK-BUSTER 1965 US sl.
– a dive in which the diver holds his nose, jumps, and hits the water arse-first ASS-BUSTER 1954 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the diver strikes the water buttocks-first ASS-RIPPER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-BLUSTER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-BUMP 1966 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-BUMPER 1868 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-BUNT 1966 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-BUSTER 1892 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-CLAPPER 1968 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-DIVE 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-FLAP 1895 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-FLAPPER 1895 sl.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-FLIP 1895 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-FLOP 1895 sl.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-FLOPPER 1895 sl.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-GUT 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-GUTSIES 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-GUTTER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-LANDING 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SLAM 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SLAMMER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SLAP 1968 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SLAPPER 1968 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SMACK 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SMACKER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SMASH 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SMASHER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SPLASH 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-SPLASHER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-THUMPER 1920s sl.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-WASHER 1969 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-WHACK 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-WHACKER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-WHOMPER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-WHOPPER 1940 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BELLY-WOP 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water BULLFROG 1968 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water GUT-BREAKER 1916 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water GUTTER 1950s Amer. sl.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water PANCAKE 1965 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water WATER-BUSTER 1969 Amer. dial.
– a dive in which the front of the body strikes flat against the water SMACKER 1966 Amer. dial.
– a dive that makes a big splash or flopping noise CHEWALLOP 20C Amer. sl.
– a dive that makes a big splash or flopping noise CHEWALLOPER 20C Amer. sl.
– a spring-board, such as is used for diving JIGGLING-BOARD 1889 Amer. dial.
– nitrogen narcosis, ‘rapture of the deep’ THE UGLIES 1970s sl.
 
DIVE, DIVING – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who dives head foremost HEADER 1848 rare
– a person who remains underwater for a maximum period, thus requiring maximum decompression at the time of return to the surface SATURATED DIVER Bk1982 
 
DIVE, DIVING – VERBS
– to dive in such a way that the body strikes flat against the water; to do a belly-flop CATCH A CRAB 1968 Amer. dial.
– to dive; to descend or sink suddenly into water or the like DOP c1380 obs.
– to fall stomach-flat in the water GUTTER c1860 sl.


DIVERGE,  DIVERGENCE,  DIVERGING – ADJECTIVES
– diverging, going astray ABERRATING a1854
– diverging or deviating from any moral standard ABERRANT 1848

DIVERGE etc. – NOUNS
– a divergence or deviation from the straight or recognized path ABERRATION 1615
– a diverging or straying from a recognized course; vagary ABERRANCE 1665
– divergence from moral rectitude, sound thinking, or right practice; moral or mental perversity or aberration OBLIQUITY c1422
– divergence from the standard of usage, propriety, reason, truth, etc. ABERRANCY 1646

DIVERGE etc. – VERBS
– to diverge from a recognized path, to wander off, to go astray ABERR 1536 obs.
– to diverge or deviate from the straight path ABERRATE  1765 rare
– to diverge or differ from something VEER 1796 rare
– to diverge, to go astray DE-ERR 1657 obs. rare


DIVERSE, DIVERSELY, DIVERSIFIED, DIVERSIFY, DIVERSITY – ADJECTIVES
– diverse, distinct, different SUNDERLY a1225 obs.
– diverse in character or content OLLAPODRIDA-ISH 1827
– diverse in character or content OLLAPODRIDICAL 1830 
– diverse, various, varied SUNDRILY c1375 obs. rare
– diversified, variegated; varied in nature VARIATE c1440 obs.

DIVERSE etc. – ADVERBS
– diversely, differently, variously SUNDERLY a1513 obs. rare
– diversely, variously SUNDRILY c1425 obs.
– diversely, variously; in various or different ways SUNDRY-WISE c1375 obs.

DIVERSE etc. – NOUNS
– diversity, variety SUNDERNESS a1400 obs. rare
– diversity, variety SUNDRYHEAD 1395 obs.
– diversity, variety; a variety of things SUNDRINESS c1375 obs.
– things of diverse sorts or sizes ODDLINS Bk1905 Eng. dial.

DIVERSE etc. – VERBS
– to diversify or variegate, as with stripes or streaks BEGAIR 1552 Sc. obs.


DIVERSION – NOUNS
– a deliberate diversion or distraction SMOKE-SCREEN 1926
– a diversion EVAGATION 1638 obs.
– a diversion, change, novelty; a constant variation, a variety, medley VARIORUM 1761 Sc.
– a romping diversion HALLIE Bk1905 Sc.
– diversion, enjoyment, pleasure DEDUIT 1297 obs.
– diversion, merriment SCAFF 1802 Sc. obs.
– diversion, sport EBATE c1515 obs.

DIVERSION – VERBS
– to create a diversion KILL ANOTHER SKUNK 1984 Amer. dial.


DIVERT, DIVERTING – ADJECTIVES
– diverting, entertaining, amusing, pleasing DIVERTISSANT 1645 obs.

DIVERT etc. – VERBS
– to attempt to divert attention from the real question DRAW A RED HERRING ACROSS THE TRACK 1892
– to divert attention from by a smoke-screen SMOKE-SCREEN 1950
– to divert attention from one’s own error FILIBUSTER 1970 Amer. dial.
– to divert him, to keep him from ennui HOLD A PERSON OUT OF LANGUOR 1773 Sc.
– to divert; to lead away, to turn aside DEDUCE 1541 obs.
– to divert; to turn a person aside from or to a course of conduct, from duty, etc. DECLINE a1555 obs.


DIVIDE, DIVIDING – ADJECTIVES
– divided YDELED 1297 obs.
– divided in half; cut in two HALVERT 1875 Sc.
– divided into parts, severed, scattered SUNDERED c1325
– dividing, forming a division PARTABLE 1892 Eng. dial.
– dividing, that separates SUNDRY 1564 obs. rare
– divisible into two DUABLE 1647 obs.
 
DIVIDE etc. – VERBS
– to be divided, separate; to disappear TO-GO c1000 obs.
– to divide DEAL c950 obs.
– to divide VIDE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to divide and share out among others PARCEN a1641 obs. rare
– to divide a part from, or cut it out of a whole; to separate, to sever by division CANTON 1653 arch. or obs.
– to divide equally, to share EVEN Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– to divide into equal shares; to have; to possess in partnership with anyone HALVER 1871 Sc.
– to divide into four equal parts QUADRISECT 1809
– to divide into parts; to distribute, to deal out; also, to separate, to sever TO-DEAL c888 obs.
– to divide into pieces or chunks JUNK 1776 chiefly Amer. dial., rare
– to divide into portions or parts; to form into cantons CANTONIZE 1606 obs.
– to divide into tenths, to divide decimally DECIMATE 1749 obs.
– to divide into two parts, to separate TWEME c1023 obs.
– to divide or distribute among two or more persons; to divide or share in profits or indebtedness DIVVY 1877 Amer. dial.
– to divide or distribute among two or more persons; to divide or share in profits or indebtedness DIVVY UP 1880 Amer. dial.
– to divide or distribute among two or more persons; to divide or share in profits or indebtedness GO DIVVIES 1966 Amer. dial.
– to divide or separate into two parts TO-CLEAVE c888 obs.
– to divide proportionally; to allot or apportion as an amount or sum to be received or paid RATE 1491 obs.
– to divide, to cut into quarters or portions CANTLE 1607 obs.
– to divide, to deal out SAIR OUT Bk1904 Sc.
– to divide, to deal out, to distribute; to give a share of something to each of a number of persons IMPART 1545 obs.
– to divide, to distinguish TO-SKILL c1200 obs.
– to divide, to distribute, or make division SKIFT c1420 obs.
– to divide, to distribute, to arrange TO-SET 1387 obs.
– to divide, to dole out LOUNCE OUT 1934 Amer. dial.
– to divide, to part, to sever, to separate, to disjoin, to disunite TWIN c1230 obs. exc. Sc.
– to divide, to part, to share, to parcel out, to apportion CANT c1440 obs.
– to divide, to part; to put asunder or separate as parts PARCEL 1652 obs.
– to divide, to separate TO-TWIN c1200 obs.
– to divide, to separate; to cause difference between DIFFER 1814 Sc.
– to divide, to separate; to undo, to open TO-DO a839 obs.
– to divide, to share BEPART 1531 obs.
– to divide, to share WHACK 1819 colloq.
– to divide, to share something with another PHILIPPINE 1968 Amer. dial.
– to divide, to share; to part with TWIN c1330 obs. rare
– to divide up the proceeds of a crime RAG 1860 sl.


DIVIDEND – NOUNS
– a dividend DIVI;  DIVVY 1872
– an extra dividend MELON 1934 Amer. sl.

DIVIDEND – VERBS
– to announce an extra dividend CUT A MELON 1908


DIVINE, DIVINER, DIVINATION – ADJECTIVES
– belonging to divination by air AEROMANTIC 1635 rare
– relating to ‘haruspicy’ ARUSPICINAL 1652 obs.
– practising gastromancy GASTROMANTIC 1646 obs.
– relating to ‘haruspicy’ HARUSPICINAL 1652 obs.
– relating to ichthyomancy ICHTHYOMANTIC Bk1901
– pert. to divination or prophecy MANTIC 1850
– pert. to divination or prophecy MANTICAL 1588
– given to the practice of necromancy NECROMANEOUS 1801 rare
– given to the practice of necromancy NECROMANTIC 1574
– pert. to, or skilful in divination by names ONOMANTIC 1856
– pert. to, or skilful in divination by names ONOMANTICAL 1605
– relating to divination; prophetic PYTHONIC 1658
– relating to divination; prophetic PYTHONICAL 1582
 
DIVINE, etc. – NOUNS
– a name invented for ‘magical astrology’ MAGASTROMANCY 1652 obs. rare
– divination MANTIC 1891 rare
– divination MANTICISM 1861
– divination MANTOLOGY 1774 obs. rare
– divination; a method of foretelling fate FATIDICENCY a1693 obs. rare
– divination based upon the observation of animals or their movements under certain circumstances ZOOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by air, including augury; later, weather-forecasting, meteorology AEROMANCY 1393
– divination by a laurel tree DAPHNOMANCY 1656 obs.
– divination by books, or by verses of the Bible BIBLIOMANCY 1753
– divination by calling up dead spirits NECYOMANCY 1656 obs. rare
– divination by calling up dead spirits NECYOMANTY 1623 obs. rare
– divination by dreams ONEIROMANCY 1652
– divination by examination of excrement SCATOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by examining the embryonic sac or amniotic fluid AMNIOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by fire or by signs derived from fire PYROMANCY a1393
– divination by frogs, toads, or newts BATRACHOMANCY Bk2003
– divination by frogs, toads, or newts BATRAQUOMANCY Bk2003
– divination by gazing into a crystal ball or a glass full of water GASTROMANCY Bk1991
– divination by idols, images, or figures IDOLOMANCY 1652
– divination by inspection of figs or fig leaves SYCOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by inspection of the entrails of animals HARUSPICATION 1871
– divination by inspection of the entrails of victims ARUSPICINE 1652 obs.
– divination by inspection of the entrails of victims ARUSPICINY a1693 obs.
– divination by inspection of the entrails of victims ARUSPICY 1563
– divination by inspection of the entrails of victims HARUSPICINE 1581 obs.
– divination by inspection of the entrails of victims HARUSPICINY a1693 obs.
– divination by inspection of the entrails of victims HARUSPICY 1563
– divination by interpreting the behaviour of mice MYOMANCY 1728 obs. rare
– divination by knives or swords MACHAEROMANCY;  MACHAIROMANCY 1652 obs. rare
– divination by means of an animal’s shoulder blade SPATULAMANCY Bk1991
– divination by means of an axe-head AXINOMANCY 1601
– divination by means of arrows BELLOMANCY;  BELOMANCY 1646
– divination by means of blood HAEMATOMANCY;  HEMATOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by means of cheese TYROMANCY 1652 obs.
– divination by means of salt ALOMANCY;  HALOMANCY 1864
– divination by means of serpents OPHIOMANCY 1753 rare
– divination by means of signs derived from water, its tides and ebbs, etc., or the pretended appearance of spirits therein HYDROMANCE 1390 obs. rare
– divination by means of signs derived from water, its tides and ebbs, etc., or the pretended appearance of spirits therein HYDROMANCY c1400
– divination by means of the air or winds AEROMANCY Bk1991
– divination by means of the analysis of the personality and appearance of people by studying their footprints ICHNOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by means of the heads or entrails of fishes ICHTHYOMANCY 1656
– divination by means of the stars SIDEROMANCY 1859
– divination by means of wine OENOMANCY;  OINOMANCY 1652
– divination by names or the letters of a name ONOMATOMANCY 1652 obs.
– divination by observation of the sky AEROSCOPY 1755 rare
– divination by observation of the stars ASTROMANCY Bk1991
– divination by observation of the stars SIDEROMANCY Bk1991
– divination by observing patterns of dust ABACOMANCY Bk2003
– divination by observing the movement and actions of cats AILUROMANCY Bk2003
– divination by observing the winds, especially the south wind AUSTROMANCY Bk1991
– divination by playing-cards CARTOMANCY 1871
– divination by recording the letters revealed as a cock eats kernels of corn that cover them ALECTOROMANCY;  ALECTRYOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by smoke CAPNOMANCY 1610
– divination by sounds ALVEROMANCY Bk2003
– divination by studying springs or fountains PEGOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by studying the motion of molten lead MOLYBDOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by studying urine UROMANCY Bk1991
– divination by the belly GASTROMANCY 1610 obs.
– divination by the examination of bones OSTEOMANCY Bk1991
– divination by the innards of beasts VENTRILOQUY 1623 obs.
– divination by the inspection of water in a basin LECANOMANCY 1610
– divination by the number of knots on the umbilical cord at birth, of the number of future children of the mother OMPHALOMANCY 1652
– divination by the observation of substances burned in a lamp LAMPADOMANCY 1652
– divination by the use of flowers ANTHOMANCY Bk2003
– divination by whatever happens to come to hand, by any objects that happen to present themselves APANTOMANCY Bk2003
– divination; declaring fate FATILOQUENCY a1693 obs. rare
– divination; declaring fate FATILOQUY 1623 obs.
– divination from names or the letters of a name as, the number of vowels in a name, the sum of the numerical value of the letters, or the like ONOMANCY 1605
– divination from names or the letters of a name as, the number of vowels in a name, the sum of the numerical value of the letters, or the like ONOMANTIA 1605
– divination from names or the letters of a name as, the number of vowels in a name, the sum of the numerical value of the letters, or the like ONOMOMANCY 1678 obs. rare
– divination from the fingernails ONIMANCY;  ONYMANCY 1653
– divination from the fingernails ONYCHOMANCY 1652
– divination from the fingernails ONYCOMANCY 1727-41
– divination in which a shoulder blade is heated in a fire and the resulting cracks in the bone are consulted for bones SCAPULOMANCY Bk1991
– divination in which marks or words are placed on arrows which are then drawn from a quiver at random BELOMANCY Bk1991
– divination in which the number of knots in a newborn’s umbilical cord are counted to foretell the number of children the mother will have later OMPHALOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving a crystal ball or mirrors CATOPTROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving a crystal ball or mirrors ENOPTROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving a demon DEMONOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving a key CLEIDOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving a mirror and its reflections ENOPTROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving a rod or wand, especially to locate objects or materials beneath the ground, as water or precious metals; dowsing RHAPSODOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving aerial visions CHAOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving analysis of handwriting GRAPTOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving a sieve and shears COSCINOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving brass vessels CHALCOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving communication with the spirits of the dead PSYCHOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving crystal-gazing CRYSTALLOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving dice or knuckle-bones, in which letters are marked on the faces of the dice and the future is foretold from the words formed as the dice fall ASTRAGALOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving dice or knuckle-bones, in which letters are marked on the faces of the dice and the future is foretold from the words formed as the dice fall CLEROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving dropping melted wax into water CEROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving eggs OOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving examination of a shield ASPIDOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving examination of facial features METOPOMANCY Bk1991 rare
– divination involving examination of the breastbone STERNOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving finger rings DACTYLIOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving fire and smoke EMPYROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving idols IDOLATRY Bk1991
– divination involving inspired oracles or others inspired by God THEOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving lamps LYCHNOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving listening to stomach sounds GASTROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving logarithms LOGARITHMOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving measurement of the head CEPHALOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving numbers ARITHMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving numbers ARITHMOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving observation of cheese, especially as it coagulates TYROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving observation of the colours and other features of wine ENOMANCY;  OENOMANCY;  OINOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving observation of the flame of a torch or lamp LAMPADOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving observation of the moon SELENOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving observation of the sparks, shapes formed, etc., when straws are burnt against a red-hot iron SIDEROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving observations of water or of other liquids HYDROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving pebbles PESSOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving pebbles PSEPHOLOGY Bk1991
– divination involving pieces of wood XYLOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving playing cards CARTOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving rocks or stones LITHOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving sacrificial remains or sacred objects HIEROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving smoke CAPNOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving smoke CAPTROMANCY Bk2003
– divination involving snakes OPHIOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the examination of animal faeces SPATALAMANCY;  SPATILOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the examination of barley ALPHITOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the examination of leaves PHYLLOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the examination of pearls MARGARITOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the examination of plants BOTANOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the examination of the ashes remaining after a sacrifice TEPHRAMANCY;  TEPHROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the examination of water in a basin LECANOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the examination of writing on or carving in the bark of a tree STIGNOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the heads or entrails of fish ICHTHYOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the interpretation of an omen communicated by thunder CERAUNOMANCY;  KERAUNOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the letters of a name ONOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the letters of a name ONOMOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the observation of birds, especially in flight ORNITHOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the observation of horses, esp. by listening to their neighing HIPPOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the observation of meteors METEOROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the observation of words and discourse LOGOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the shoulders of animals ARMOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the strewing of grain over the bodies of sacrificed animals CRITHOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the study of marks made on pebbles which are drawn at random from a container PSEPHOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the study of the soles of the feet PEDOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the use of a cup SCYPHOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the use of an axe-head AXINOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the use of an axe-head and a bed of red-hot coals AXIOMANCY Bk2003
– divination involving the use of salt ALOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving the use of salt HALOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving thrown dice CUBOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving verses RHAPSODOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving walking in a circle GYROMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving walking, usually in circles AMBULOMANCY Bk1991
– divination involving wild beasts; also, divination based upon observation of the movements of animals THERIOMANCY Bk1991
– divination of a person’s future from observation of physical appearance SCHEMATOMANCY Bk1991
– divination performed by burning straws, etc., on red-hot iron, in which operation conjectures were formed from the manner of their burning, etc. SIDEROMANCY 1823
– divination performed by observing the manner of laughing GELOSCOPY 1730 obs.
– divination performed by observing the manner of laughing GELOTOSCOPY 1697 obs.
– divination said to have been practised by walking in a circle till the person fell down from dizziness, the inferences being drawn from the place in the circle at which he fell GYROMANCY 1557
– divination that analyzes the pattern of a handful of earth thrown down at random or of dots made at random on paper GEOMANCY Bk1991
– divination that is deliberately false or misleading PSEUDOMANCY Bk1991
– divination that is flawed or foolish MOROMANCY Bk1991
– divination through communication with the dead NECROMANCY Bk1991
– divination through communication with the spirits of the dead SCIOMANCY Bk1991
– divination through inspection of the fingernails ONYCHOMANCY Bk1991
– divination through the study of burning coals ANTHRACOMANCY Bk1991
– divination through the uses of ashes SPODOMANCY Bk1991
– divination to determine the precise time for action CHRONOMANCY Bk1991
– divination used to foretell disease by observing spasms or twitching of the potential sufferer’s body SPASMATOMANCY Bk1991
– divination using books or the Bible in which passages are chosen at random and the future foretold from them BIBLIOMANCY Bk1991
– divination using meal or flour ALEUROMANCY Bk1991
– divination using needles ACULTOMANCY Bk2003
– divination using the entrails of dead men ANTHROPOMANCY Bk1991
– the art of finding out the figure, peculiarities, occupations, etc., of men or beasts by the traces of their posture, position, and footsteps ICHNOMANCY 1855
– the pretended art of revealing future events, etc., by means of communication with the dead NECROMANCE a1300 arch.
– the pretended art of revealing future events, etc., by means of communication with the dead NECROMANCY a1300
– the pretended art of revealing future events, etc., by means of communication with the dead NECROMANTY 1560 obs. rare
 
DIVINE, etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a diviner, a prophet; a person skilled in divination MANTOLOGIST 1864
– a diviner, a soothsayer RUSPICER c1475 obs. rare
– a diviner by the phenomena in the blood HAEMATOGNOMIST 1651 obs.
– a diviner by water in a basin LECANOMANCER 1670 obs.
– a diviner upon all kinds of things PANTOMANCER 1652 obs.
– a person who claims to carry on a communication with the dead NECROMANCER a1300
– a person who claims to carry on a communication with the dead NECROMANCIEN 1303 obs.
– a person who claims to carry on a communication with the dead NECROMANT 1598 obs.
– a person who divines by dreams ONEIROMANCER 1653
– a person who divines by dreams ONEIROMANTIST 1653
– a person who practices divination by air; a weather-prophet AEROMANCER c1400 obs. rare
– a person who practices divination by birds BIRD-CONJURER 1382
– a person who practices divination by birds BIRD-DIVINER a1382
– a person who practises divination by birds BIRD-GAZER 1587 obs.
– a person who practices divination by birds BIRD-SPELLER 1571
– a person who practises divination by observing the actions of animals ZOOMANTIST 1861 nonce word obs.
– a person who practices geomancy, divination by means of signs derived from the earth, as by the figure assumed by a handful of earth thrown down upon some surface; hence, usually, divination by means of lines or figures formed by jotting down on paper a number of dots at random GEOMANCER c1475
– a person who practices geomancy GEOMANCIEN 1591 obs. rare
– a person who practices geomancy GEOMANT 1802 rare
– a person who practices geomancy GEOMANTIC 1609 rare
– a person who practices geomancy GEOMAUNT 1802 rare
– a person who practices lecanomancy LECANOMANTIC 1623 obs.
– a person who practices magastromancy (a name invented for ‘magical astrology’) MAGASTROMANCER 1652 obs. rare
– a soothsayer who performed divination by inspection of the entrails of victims HARUSPEX 1584
– a soothsayer who performed divination by inspection of the entrails of victims HARUSPICE 1828
 
DIVINE, etc. – VERBS
– to divine; to augur; to soothsay HALSE c1050 obs.
– to divine, to guess HARIOLE 1833 nonce word obs.
– to divine; to predict, to conjecture; to forebode evil HALSEN 1814 Eng. dial.
– to divine; to recognize, to identify SCHOLAR 1896 Eng. dial.
– to exercise or perform divination SORT a1500 obs.
– to practice ‘haruspicy’ ARUSPICINATE 1652 obs.
– to practice ‘haruspicy’ HARUSPICINATE 1652 obs.


DIVINING ROD – NOUNS
– a divining rod CHARM STICK 1967 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod DIPPING STICK 1940 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod GADLING ROD 1969 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod GUIDER 1967 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod GUIDING ROD 1967 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod TWIG 1883 Eng. dial.
– a divining rod WAGGERS 1747 obs.
– a divining rod WATER SMELLER 1810 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WATER SNIFFER 1967 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCH 1914 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCHING ROD 1935 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCHING STICK 1869 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCHING SWITCH 1965 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCHING WAND 1965 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCHING WILLOW 1965 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCHING WIRE 1965 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCH ROD 1965 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCH STICK 1891 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCH SWITCH 1965 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod WITCH WAND 1965 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod; a forked stick that’s used to show where there’s water underground RAINBAR 1969 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod; a short stick used to show where there’s water BENDING ROD 1968 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod used in dowsing for water WATER-WITCH 1832 Amer. dial.
– a divining rod (whether made of willow or not) WILLOW WITCH 1930 Amer. dial.
– dowsing WILLOW WITCHING 1929 Amer. dial.

DIVINING ROD – NOUNS, PERSON
– a dowser, a person who uses a divining rod HYDROSCOPIST 1885
– a dowser, a person who uses a divining rod WILLOW WITCH 1977 Amer. dial.
– a dowser, a person who uses a divining rod WILLOW WITCHER 1970 Amer. dial.
– a dowser, a person who uses a divining rod WITCH 1843 Amer. dial.
– a dowser, a person who uses a divining rod WITCH DOCTOR 1850 Amer. dial.
– a person who dowses for water WATER-WITCHER 1952 Amer. dial.
– a person who uses a divining rod RADIO-SEE-UM 1965 Amer. dial.
– a person who uses a divining rod WITCH WIGGLER 1931 Amer. dial.
– a person who uses a divining rod to find water FATHER DIVINE 1967 Amer. dial.
– a person who uses a divining rod to find water WATER-WITCH 1817 Amer. dial.
– a person who uses a divining rod to find water underground WATER SMELLER 1810 Amer. dial.
– a person who uses a divining rod to find water underground WATER SNIFFER 1967 Amer. dial.
– a person who uses a hazel divining rod HAZEL WIZARD 1843 obs.

DIVINING ROD – VERBS
– to dowse for water WATER-WITCH 1850 Amer. dial.
– to dowse, to search with divining rod for water, ore, buried treasure, etc WITCH 1848 Amer. dial.


DIVISIBLE – ADJECTIVES
– divisible by ten DECINARY 1650 obs.
– divisible into two DUABLE 1647 obs.


DIVISION – NOUNS
– a division; a part DEALING a1300 obs.
– a division; a parting PARTMENT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a division; a portion; a share CANT a1541 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a division; a portion, a share, an allotment PARTING 1895 Eng. dial.
– a division; a small part, a corner, a section CANTLING 1674 obs. rare
– a division of anything; a piece, or part CANTON 1601 obs.
– division, apportionment; dividing and sharing out PARCERY 1582 obs. rare
– division, distribution SKIFTING c1440 obs.
– division into parcels or portions; partition PARCELLING 1584-5
– division into separate parcels or portions PARCELLATION 1885 rare
– division, separation, disunion TWINE 1606 obs.  


DIVORCE, DIVORCED – ADJECTIVES
– single after being divorced BACK IN CIRCULATION 20C US sl.

DIVORCE etc. – NOUNS
– a divorce BILL 1894 Amer. dial.
– a divorce MATCHRUPTCY 20C US sl.
– divorce papers WALKING PAPERS E19 sl.

DIVORCE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a divorced father who rarely sees his children ZOO DADDY Bk2004 US sl.
– a divorced woman BROKEN-RIB 20C
– a divorced woman GRAFT WIDOW 1967 Amer. dial.
– a divorced woman GRASS WIDOW Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– a divorced woman GREEN WIDOW 1969 Amer. dial.
– a divorced woman SOD WIDOW 1966 Amer. dial.
– a divorced woman WIDOWER 1965 Amer. dial.
– a divorced woman WIDOW WOMAN 1941 Amer. dial.
– a person who has been divorced twice TWO-TIME LOSER 1970s US sl.
– a woman seeking a divorce who brings a bag full of her husband’s financial papers to the attorney’s office BAG LADY Bk1997 lawyers’ sl.

DIVORCE etc. – VERBS
– to become divorced DIVIDE THE BLANKETS 1975 Amer. dial.
– to divorce SPLIT 1940s sl., orig. US
– to divorce UNSHEIK 1920s African-American sl.
– to divorce one’s spouse BILL 1885 Amer. dial.
– to divorce one’s wife DEWIFE 20C US sl.
– to divorce; to free from the bonds of marriage DISMARRY 1525 obs. rare
– to divorce; to separate SPLIT THE BLANKET 1903 Amer. sl.
– to get a divorce GET A BILL 1894 Amer. dial.


DIVULGE, DIVULGED,  DIVULGING – NOUNS
– a divulging; a reporting abroad FAMIGERATION 1692 obs.

DIVULGE etc. – VERBS
– to be divulged, to become known VENT 1622 obs.
– to divulge BLOW Bk1911 Sc.
– to divulge SCALE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to divulge a confidence; also, to inform CRACK 1922 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– to divulge or confess as much as one can SPILL ONE’S GUTS 1927 sl., chiefly US
– to divulge, to confess CRAKE 19C Eng. dial.
– to divulge, to disclose anything HEDGEHOG Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– to divulge, to disclose, or let out a secret, etc. VENT 1678 obs.
– to divulge, to reveal, to disclose, declare, make known, show BEWRAY c1405 obs.


DIZZINESS, DIZZY – ADJECTIVES
– dizzy DIZZEL Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– dizzy DOZY 1530 obs.
– dizzy and weak; close to losing consciousness; faint AFAINT 1834
– dizzy and weak from illness WAFFLY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– dizzy; feeling sick and giddy WIMBLY-WAMBLY 1881 Eng. dial.
– dizzy from being punched SLUG-NUTTY 1933 US sl.
– dizzy, giddy MAZED-HEADED 1892 Eng. dial.
– dizzy, giddy, affected with vertigo, light-headed TURN-SICK c1440 obs.
– dizzy, giddy; bewildered, stupefied, confused MAZE-HEADED 1892 Eng. dial.
– dizzy, giddy; confused WHIZZY 1866 Eng. dial.
– dizzy, giddy; confused in the head MAZY;  MEAZY 1740 Eng. dial.
– dizzy, giddy, confused in the head, stunned MAZED 1887 Eng. dial.
– dizzy, giddy, light-headed HEAD-LIGHT 1899 Sc.
– dizzy, giddy; light-headed, confused WESTY 1599 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– dizzy, groggy, or dazed for any reason; mentally or emotionally exhausted, esp. from a series of failures or personal misfortunes PUNCH-DRUNK Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– dizzy; half awake REAMY Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– dizzy; half awake RIMY Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– dizzy, muddle-headed, stupefied, numbed, dazed DUNT 1787 Eng. dial.
– dizzy, nauseated, weak OOZY 1965 Amer. dial.
– dizzy, orig. from being punched SLAP-HAPPY 1936 sl.
– dizzy or nauseated from riding in a car AUTO DRUNK Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– dizzy; sickly; nauseated ROCKY 1900 colloq.
– dizzy, unreliable; crazy SILLY AS A TWO-BOB WATCH 1954 Aust. sl.
– dizzy, unreliable; crazy SILLY AS A WET HEN Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– dizzy; unsteady; disoriented WHOOSY;  WHOOZY;  WOOZEY;  WOOZY 1897 US sl.
– dizzy, woozy WUZZY 1896
– in a state of dizziness IN THE MIRLIGOES 1773 Sc.
 
DIZZINESS etc. – ADVERBS
– in a dizzy manner WOOZILY 1911 Amer.
 
DIZZINESS etc. – NOUNS
– a spell of dizziness DIZZIES 1943 Amer. dial.
– dizziness DARK EYES 1965 Barbados sl.
– dizziness MAZINESS 1894 Eng. dial.
– dizziness REAMINESS Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– dizziness, dazedness DAZINESS 1554 obs. rare
– dizziness, giddiness DUSELING 1561 obs.
– dizziness, giddiness HEAD-LIGHTNESS 1899 Sc.
– dizziness, vertigo HEAD-SWIMMING 1917 Amer. dial.
– dizziness, vertigo affecting the sight MIRLIGOES 1773 Sc.
 
DIZZINESS etc. – VERBS
– to make a person dizzy or giddy; to disturb a person’s mental balance TURN A PERSON”S BRAIN c1440
– to make dizzy or giddy DOZY 1568 obs. rare
– to make dizzy; to daze DIZ Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– to make dizzy; to stupefy, to perplex, to bewilder MAZZEN 1852 Eng. dial.