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dorsal of, upon, near, or related to the back, as an organ or part of an animal. (Cf. ventral.) [2 definitions]
dory1 a small, narrow, flat-bottomed boat that has high flaring sides and a sharply pointed prow.
dory2 either of two fishes of the Atlantic that have narrow, flattened bodies and spiny fins.
dos--dos do-si-do.
dosage the administration or taking of doses, esp. of medicine. [2 definitions]
do's and don'ts actions or customs, collectively correct or appropriate and wrong or inappropriate, respectively.
dose a specified amount, esp. of medicine, administered or prescribed to be taken at one time or at certain intervals. [6 definitions]
do-si-do a movement in square dancing in which two dancers approach each other, pass around each other back to back, and return to their original positions. [4 definitions]
dosimeter a portable instrument that measures amounts of radiation, such as gamma rays or x-rays, to which a person has been exposed.
do somebody good to have a beneficial effect on someone.
dossier a set of papers or documents that provide detailed information on a particular person or subject.
dot a little mark or spot; speck. [9 definitions]
dotage weakness of mind or foolishness, esp. when accompanying old age; senility. [2 definitions]
dotard one who has become feeble-minded, esp. in old age.
dote to have or exhibit excessive fondness or affection, esp. for a person (usu. fol. by on or upon). [2 definitions]
do the dishes to take care of dirty dishes by washing and possibly also drying.
do the honors to function as a host; serve.
do the ironing to press with a hot iron those clothes or other materials that are in need of pressing.
do the laundry to wash clothes and other things that have become dirty, and usually to cause them to dry in some particular way.
do the trick to accomplish a result that one wants.
do time to spend time in jail or prison as a person convicted of a crime.