Deceiver to Decimeter
(De*ceiv"er) n. One who deceives; one who leads into error; a cheat; an impostor.
The deceived and the deceiver are his.Job xii. 16.
Syn. Deceiver, Impostor. A deceiver operates by stealth and in private upon individuals; an impostor
practices his arts on the community at large. The one succeeds by artful falsehoods, the other by bold
assumption. The faithless friend and the fickle lover are deceivers; the false prophet and the pretended
prince are impostors.
(De*cem"ber) n. [F. décembre, from L. December, fr. decem ten; this being the tenth month
among the early Romans, who began the year in March. See Ten.]
1. The twelfth and last month of the year, containing thirty-one days. During this month occurs the winter
2. Fig.: With reference to the end of the year and to the winter season; as, the December of his life.
(De`cem*den"tate) a. [L. decem ten + E. dentate.] Having ten points or teeth.
(De*cem"fid) a. [L. decem ten + root of findere to cleave.] (Bot.) Cleft into ten parts.
(De`cem*loc"u*lar) a. [L. decem ten + E. locular.] (Bot.) Having ten cells for seeds.
(De*cem"pe*dal) a. [L. decem ten + E. pedal.]
1. Ten feet in length.
2. (Zoöl.) Having ten feet; decapodal. [R.] Bailey.
(De*cem"vir) n.; pl. E. Decemvirs L. Decemviri [L., fr. decem ten + vir a man.]
1. One of a body of ten magistrates in ancient Rome.
The title of decemvirs was given to various bodies of Roman magistrates. The most celebrated decemvirs
framed "the laws of the Twelve Tables," about 450 B. C., and had absolute authority for three years.
2. A member of any body of ten men in authority.
(De*cem"vi*ral) a. [L. decemviralis.] Pertaining to the decemvirs in Rome.
(De*cem"vi*rate) n. [L. decemviratus.]
1. The office or term of office of the decemvirs in Rome.
2. A body of ten men in authority.
(De*cem"vir*ship) n. The office of a decemvir. Holland.
(De"cence) n. Decency. [Obs.] Dryden.
(De"cen*cy) n.; pl. Decencies [L. decentia, fr. decens: cf. F. décence. See Decent.]
1. The quality or state of being decent, suitable, or becoming, in words or behavior; propriety of form in
social intercourse, in actions, or in discourse; proper formality; becoming ceremony; seemliness; hence,