(Dame) n. [F. dame, LL. domna, fr. L. domina mistress, lady, fem. of dominus master, ruler,
lord; akin to domare to tame, subdue. See Tame, and cf. Dam a mother, Dan, Danger, Dungeon,
Dominie, Don, n., Duenna.]
1. A mistress of a family, who is a lady; a woman in authority; especially, a lady.
Then shall these lords do vex me half so much,Shak.
As that proud dame, the lord protector's wife.
2. The mistress of a family in common life, or the mistress of a common school; as, a dame's school.
In the dame's classes at the village school.Emerson.
3. A woman in general, esp. an elderly woman.
4. A mother; applied to human beings and quadrupeds. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Dame"wort`) n. (Bot.) A cruciferrous plant remarkable for its fragrance, especially toward
the close of the day; called also rocket and dame's violet. Loudon.
(Da`mi*a"na) n. [NL.; of uncertain origin.] (Med.) A Mexican drug, used as an aphrodisiac.
There are several varieties derived from different plants, esp. from a species of Turnera and from Bigelovia
veneta. Wood & Bache.
(Da"mi*an*ist) n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Damian, patriarch of Alexandria in the 6th century,
who held heretical opinions on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
Dammar pine, (Bot.), a tree of the Moluccas (Agathis orientalis, or Dammara orientalis), yielding
(Dam"mar Dam"ma*ra) n. [Jav. & Malay. damar.] An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar
gum; dammara resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to the East Indies, esp. Shorea
robusta and the dammar pine.
(Dam"ma*ra), n. (Bot.) A large tree of the order Coniferæ, indigenous to the East Indies and
Australasia; called also Agathis. There are several species.
(Damn) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damned (damd or dam"ned); p. pr. & vb. n. Damning (dam"ing
or dam"ning).] [OE. damnen dampnen (with excrescent p), OF. damner, dampner, F. damner, fr. L.
damnare, damnatum, to condemn, fr. damnum damage, a fine, penalty. Cf. Condemn, Damage.]
1. To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.
He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him.Shak.
2. (Theol.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.
3. To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
You are not so arrant a critic as to damn them [the works of modern poets] . . . without hearing.Pope.
Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,Pope.
And without sneering teach the rest to sneer.
Damn is sometimes used interjectionally, imperatively, and intensively.
(Damn), v. i. To invoke damnation; to curse. "While I inwardly damn." Goldsmith.