Diecian to Difficult
(Di*e"cian a., Di*e"cious) a. (Bot.) See Dician, and Dicious.
(Di*e"dral) a. The same as Dihedral.
(||Di`e*ge"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to narrate; dia` through + to lead.] A narrative or history; a
recital or relation.
(Di`e*lec"tric) n. [Pref. dia- + electric.] (Elec.) Any substance or medium that transmits
the electric force by a process different from conduction, as in the phenomena of induction; a nonconductor.
separating a body electrified by induction, from the electrifying body.
(||Di*el"y*tra) n. (Bot.) See Dicentra.
(||Di`en*ceph"a*lon) n. [NL. See Dia-, and Encephalon.] (Anat.) The interbrain or thalamencephalon;
sometimes abbreviated to dien. See Thalamencephalon.
(||Di*er"e*sis) n. [NL.] Same as Diæresis.
(Die"sink`er) n. An engraver of dies for stamping coins, medals, etc.
(Die"sink`ing), n. The process of engraving dies.
(||Di"es I"ræ) Day of wrath; the name and beginning of a famous mediæval Latin hymn on the Last
(||Di"e*sis) n.; pl. Dieses [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to let go through, dissolve; dia` through + to let go,
1. (Mus.) A small interval, less than any in actual practice, but used in the mathematical calculation of
2. (Print.) The mark ‡ called also double dagger.
(||Di"es ju*rid"i*cus) ; pl. Dies juridici [L.] (Law) A court day.
(||Di"es non") [L. dies non juridicus.] (Law) A day on which courts are not held, as Sunday or
any legal holiday.
(Die"stock`) n. A stock to hold the dies used for cutting screws.
(Di"et) n. [F. diète, L. diaeta, fr. Gr. manner of living.]
1. Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare. "No inconvenient
2. A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen
To fast like one that takes diet.Shak. Diet kitchen, a kitchen in which diet is prepared for invalids; a charitable establishment that provides
proper food for the sick poor.
(Di"et), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dieted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dieting.]
1. To cause to take food; to feed. [R.] Shak.