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dove1 any of various small pigeons or pigeonlike birds. [4 definitions]
dove2 a past tense of dive.
dovecote a boxlike structure with compartments, usu. mounted above the ground, for housing domesticated pigeons.
Dover the capital of Delaware.
dovetail something resembling a dove's tail in shape, esp. a wedge-shaped part, or tenon, that protrudes from one piece of wood and fits snugly into a wedge-shaped opening, or mortise, in another piece of wood, forming a joint. [5 definitions]
dowager the widow of a duke, king, or the like who retains a title or holdings from her dead husband. [2 definitions]
dowdy1 not at all stylish; shabby or dull. [3 definitions]
dowdy2 see "pandowdy."
dowel a peg or pin that is placed into corresponding holes in two pieces of wood in order to fasten them together. [3 definitions]
dower the part of a deceased man's property that the law allots to his widow. [4 definitions]
Dow Jones industrial average trademark for the index of prices of thirty industrial stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and averaged daily.
down1 from above to a lower position; toward, in, or into a lower position. [21 definitions]
down2 the fine, soft, fuzzy feathers that cover a young bird or that are found on the underside of adult birds.
down and out without money, friends, or hope.
down-and-out without money, friends, or hope.
down at the heels in a state of shabbiness.
downbeat the first beat of a measure in a piece of music. [3 definitions]
downcast directed or cast downwards, as the eyes. [2 definitions]
downdraft an air current that flows downward.
Down East (sometimes l.c.) New England, esp. the state of Maine.
downer (informal) a drug that depresses or sedates, such as a barbiturate or tranquilizer. [2 definitions]