(De*sic"ca*to*ry) a. Desiccative.
(De*sid"er*a*ble) a. Desirable. [R.] "Good and desiderable things." Holland.
(||De*sid`e*ra"ta) n. pl. See Desideratum.
(De*sid"er*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Desiderated; p. pr. & vb. n. Desiderating.] [L. desideratus,
p. p. of desiderare to desire, miss. See Desire, and cf. Desideratum.] To desire; to feel the want
of; to lack; to miss; to want.
Pray have the goodness to point out one word missing that ought to have been there please to insert
a desiderated stanza. You can not.Prof. Wilson.
Men were beginning . . . to desiderate for them an actual abode of fire.A. W. Ward.
(De*sid`er*a"tion) n. [L. desideratio.] Act of desiderating; also, the thing desired. [R.]
(De*sid"er*a*tive) a. [L. desiderativus.] Denoting desire; as, desiderative verbs.
1. An object of desire.
2. (Gram.) A verb formed from another verb by a change of termination, and expressing the desire of
doing that which is indicated by the primitive verb.
(||De*sid`e*ra"tum) n.; pl. Desiderata [L., fr. desideratus, p. p. See Desiderate.] Anything
desired; that of which the lack is felt; a want generally felt and acknowledge.
(De*sid"i*ose` De*sid"i*ous) a. [L. desidiosus, fr. desidia a sitting idle, fr. desidre to sit
idle; de- + sedre to sit.] Idle; lazy. [Obs.]
(De*sid"i*ous*ness), n. The state or quality of being desidiose, or indolent. [Obs.] N.
(De*sight") n. [Pref. de- + sight.] An unsightly object. [Obs.]
(De*sight"ment) n. The act of making unsightly; disfigurement. [R.]
To substitute jury masts at whatever desightment or damage in risk.London Times.
(De*sign") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Designed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Designing.] [F. désigner to designate,
cf. F. dessiner to draw, dessin drawing, dessein a plan or scheme; all, ultimately, from L. designare
to designate; de- + signare to mark, mark out, signum mark, sign. See Sign, and cf. Design, n.,
1. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace
out; to draw. Dryden.
2. To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
We shall seeShak.
Justice design the victor's chivalry.
Meet me to-morrow where the masterBeau. & Fl.
And this fraternity shall design.