(Dem"i*grate) v. i. [L. demigrare, demigratum, to emigrate. See De-, and Migrate.] To
emigrate. [Obs.] Cockeram.
(Dem`i*gra"tion) n. [L. demigratio.] Emigration. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Dem"i*groat`) n. A half groat.
(Dem"i-is`land) n. Peninsula. [Obs.] Knolles.
(Dem"i*john) n. [F. dame- jeanne, i.e., Lady Jane, a corruption of Ar. damajana, damjana,
prob. fr. Damaghan a town in the Persian province of Khorassan, once famous for its glass works.] A
glass vessel or bottle with a large body and small neck, inclosed in wickerwork.
(Dem"i*lance`) n. A light lance; a short spear; a half pike; also, a demilancer.
(Dem"i*lan`cer) n. A soldier of light cavalry of the 16th century, who carried a demilance.
(Dem"i*lune`) n. [F. demi- lune.]
1. (Fort.) A work constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between
two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin. See Ravelin.
2. (Physiol.) A crescentic mass of granular protoplasm present in the salivary glands.
Each crescent is made of polyhedral cells which under some circumstances are supposed to give rise to
new salivary cells.
(Dem"i*man`) n. A half man. [R.] Knolles.
Literary demimonde, writers of the lowest kind.
(Dem`i*monde") n. [F.; demi + monde world, L. mundus.] Persons of doubtful reputation; esp.,
women who are kept as mistresses, though not public prostitutes; demireps.
(Dem"i*na"tured) a. Having half the nature of another. [R.] Shak.
(Dem"i*qua`ver) n. (Mus.) A note of half the length of the quaver; a semiquaver. [R.]
(Dem`i*re*lief" Dem`i*re*lie"vo) n. Half relief. See Demi- rilievo.
(Dem"i*rep`) n. [Contr. fr. demi- reputation.] A woman of doubtful reputation or suspected
character; an adventuress. [Colloq.] De Quincey.
(||Dem"i-ri*lie"vo) n. [Pref. demi- + It. rilievo.] (Fine Arts) (a) Half relief; sculpture in
relief of which the figures project from the background by one half their full roundness. (b) A work of
sculpture of the above character. See Alto-rilievo.
(De*mis`a*bil"i*ty) n. (Law) The state of being demisable.
(De*mis"a*ble) a. [From Demise.] (Law) Capable of being leased; as, a demisable estate.
(De*mise") n. [F. démettre, p. p. démis, démise, to put away, lay down; pref. dé- (L. de or dis-)
+ mettre to put, place, lay, fr. L. mittere to send. See Mission, and cf. Dismiss, Demit.]
1. Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer
or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.