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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.
didact a person who is fond of instructing others; didactic person.
didactic intended to educate or instruct, esp. in moral values. [2 definitions]
didactics (used with a sing. verb) the science or art of teaching; pedagogy.
diddle1 (informal) to cheat or swindle. [2 definitions]
diddle2 (informal) to jerk or move rapidly back and forth or up and down; jiggle.
didn't contracted form of "did not".
Dido in the ancient Roman epic poem The Aeneid by Virgil, the queen of Carthage who detains Aeneas, then kills herself after he abandons her. [2 definitions]
didymium a rare metal, once considered an element, consisting of the elements neodymium and praseodymium. [2 definitions]
die1 to stop living; become dead. [4 definitions]
die2 an instrument used for forming, cutting, or stamping material such as metal or plastic. [3 definitions]
die3 a small block with six square sides. Each side has between one and six marks on it. Dice are used in many games.
die casting the process of forcing molten metal into a metallic mold under pressure to make castings. [2 definitions]