Deletion to Delineable
(De*le"tion) n. [L. deletio, fr. delere. See Delete.] Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction.
[Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
A total deletion of every person of the opposing party.Sir M. Hale.
(Del`e*ti"tious) a. [L. deleticius.] Of such a nature that anything may be erased from it;
said of paper.
(Del"e*tive) a. Adapted to destroy or obliterate. [R.] Evelyn.
(Del"e*to*ry) n. [See Delete.] That which blots out. [Obs.] "A deletory of sin." Jer. Taylor.
(Delf) n. [AS. delf a delving, digging. See Delve.] A mine; a quarry; a pit dug; a ditch. [Written
also delft, and delve.] [Obs.]
The delfts would be so flown with waters, that no gins or machines could . . . keep them dry.Ray.
(Delf), n. Same as Delftware.
(Delft) n. Same as Delftware.
(Delft"ware`) n. (a) Pottery made at the city of Delft in Holland; hence: (b) Earthenware
made in imitation of the above; any glazed earthenware made for table use, and the like.
(Del"i*bate) v. t. [L. delibatus, p. p. of delibare to taste; de- + libare to taste.] To taste; to
take a sip of; to dabble in. [Obs.]
(Del`i*ba"tion) n. [L. delibatio: cf. F. délibation.] Act of tasting; a slight trial. [Obs.] Berkeley.
(Del"i*ber) v. t. & i. To deliberate. [Obs.]
(De*lib"er*ate) a. [L. deliberatus, p. p. of deliberare to deliberate; de- + librare to weigh.
1. Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable
consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining; applied to persons; as, a deliberate judge or
counselor. "These deliberate fools." Shak.
2. Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash; as, a deliberate opinion; a
deliberate measure or result.
Settled visage and deliberate word.Shak.
3. Not hasty or sudden; slow. Hooker.
His enunciation was so deliberate.W. Wirt.
(De*lib"er*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deliberated; p. pr. & vb. n. Deliberating.] To weigh
in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to
deliberate a question.
(De*lib"er*ate), v. i. To take counsel with one's self; to weigh the arguments for and against
a proposed course of action; to reflect; to consider; to hesitate in deciding; sometimes with on, upon,
The woman that deliberates is lost.Addison.