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dick (slang) a detective. [2 definitions]
dickcissel a sparrowlike American songbird characterized, in the male, by a yellow breast and a black mark at the throat.
dickens devil; deuce (usu. prec. by the).
dicker to argue over price or value; bargain; haggle. [2 definitions]
dickey a woman's blouse front for wearing under a jacket or for covering the neckline. [5 definitions]
diclinous of a plant, having the pollen-bearing and seed-bearing organs in separate flowers. [2 definitions]
dicot see dicotyledon.
dicotyledon a member of a large group of flowering plants that bear two embryonic seed leaves at sprouting, such as oaks, beans, and cabbages. (Cf. monocotyledon.)
dicoumarin see Dicumarol.
dicta a pl. of dictum.
Dictaphone trademark for a machine that records dictation so it can be played back for writing or typing later.
dictate to state or order with authoritative force; prescribe definitely. [6 definitions]
dictation the speaking or reading of words for a person to write down or a machine to record. [3 definitions]
dictator a ruler who has supreme and total authority, esp. one who has seized power or who uses it harshly or selfishly. [3 definitions]
dictatorial domineering or overbearing in manner; imperious. [2 definitions]
dictatorship a country or government under dictatorial rule. [2 definitions]
diction word choice and arrangement in speech or writing, esp. as a reflection of forcefulness or effectiveness. [2 definitions]
dictionary a reference work that contains a list of words of a particular language, usu. in alphabetical order and supplemented with information about the spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of each word. [3 definitions]
dictum a formal or official pronouncement or declaration. [3 definitions]
Dicumarol a white crystalline powder, produced synthetically or from sweet clover, used in medicine to prevent blood from clotting; dicoumarin.
did past tense of do1.