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damask steel see Damascus steel.
dame an honorific term used in the past for a woman in authority, such as a head of household. [3 definitions]
dame school an informal school common to Colonial New England in which rudimentary educational and social skills were taught to children by a woman in her home. [2 definitions]
damn to declare the immorality or unworthiness of; condemn. [11 definitions]
damnable deserving to be condemned. [2 definitions]
damnation the act of damning or condition of being damned. [2 definitions]
damnatory expressing, threatening, or causing condemnation.
damned condemned, esp. to hell. [4 definitions]
Damocles in Greek legend, a man who was placed under a sword that hung by a single hair, to learn of the perilous nature of a ruler's life.
damp slightly wet; moist. [8 definitions]
damp-dry to dry (laundry) partially so that some moisture is retained.
dampen to make moist. [3 definitions]
damper a person or thing that damps or dampens, esp. one that restrains or controls. [2 definitions]
damsel a young woman or maiden, esp., in the distant past, one of noble birth.
damselfly any of various insects resembling small dragonflies but having wings that fold over the body when they are at rest.
damson a species of plum tree. [2 definitions]
Dan according to the Old Testament, the fifth son of Jacob. [2 definitions]
Danaides in Greek legend, the daughters of Danaus, king of Argos, who murdered their husbands and were condemned in Hades to draw water forever with a perforated vessel.
Da Nang a port city in central Vietnam on the China Sea, site of an important U.S. military base during the Vietnam War.
dance to move the body in a rhythmic sequence, usu. in a prescribed fashion and usu. to music. [9 definitions]
danceable combined form of dance.