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durance involuntary and usu. extended confinement, as in a prison.
duration the state or quality of existing over time. [2 definitions]
durbar in India, the court of a prince. [2 definitions]
duress intimidation or coercion. [2 definitions]
durga the Hindu goddess of war.
durian an edible oval fruit with a hard prickly rind, soft flavorful pulp, and an odor considered offensive by many. [2 definitions]
during throughout the existence or duration of. [2 definitions]
Duroc (sometimes l.c.) any of a breed of reddish brown hogs with droopy ears.
durra a grain sorghum, grown in Africa and Asia. (See Indian millet, Guinea corn.)
durum a variety of wheat whose flour is the basic ingredient of spaghetti and other pasta.
Dushanbe the capital of Tajikistan.
dusk the time of day just before night; last moments of twilight.
dusky dark or rather dark in hue. [2 definitions]
dust dry, fine particles of soil or other substances. [11 definitions]
dust bowl an area that has become desertlike because of severe dust storms or drought.
dust devil a small whirlwind that raises a narrow column of dust, sand, and debris.
duster a person or thing that removes dust. [4 definitions]
dusting powder any fine light powder that prevents sticking or, when containing dried chemicals or scents, is used as an insecticide, medicine, or toiletry.
dust jacket a paper cover to protect a book's binding. [2 definitions]
dustless combined form of dust.
dustpan a shovel-shaped pan with a short handle into which dust is swept for disposal.