Dimplement to Dioptry
(Dim"ple*ment) n. The state of being dimpled, or marked with gentle depressions. [R.]
The ground's most gentle dimplement.Mrs. Browning.
(Dim"ply) a. Full of dimples, or small depressions; dimpled; as, the dimply pool. Thomson.
(Dim"-sight`ed) a. Having dim sight; lacking perception. Dim"-sight`ed*ness, n.
(||Dim"y*a Dim`y*a"ri*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. = + to close.] (Zoöl.) An order of lamellibranchiate
mollusks having an anterior and posterior adductor muscle, as the common clam. See Bivalve.
(Dim`y*a"ri*an) a. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the Dimya. n. One of the Dimya.
(Dim"y*a*ry) a. & n. (Zoöl.) Same as Dimyarian.
(Din) n. [AS. dyne, dyn; akin to Icel. dynr, and to AS. dynian to resound, Icel. dynja to pour
down like hail or rain; cf. Skr. dhuni roaring, a torrent, dhvan to sound. Cf. Dun to ask payment.]
Loud, confused, harsh noise; a loud, continuous, rattling or clanging sound; clamor; roar.
Think you a little din can daunt mine ears?Shak.
He knew the battle's din afar.Sir W. Scott.
The dust and din and steam of town.Tennyson.
(Din), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dinned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dinning.] [AS. dynian. See Din, n.]
1. To strike with confused or clanging sound; to stun with loud and continued noise; to harass with clamor; as,
to din the ears with cries.
2. To utter with a din; to repeat noisily; to ding.
This hath been often dinned in my ears.Swift. To din into, to fix in the mind of another by frequent and noisy repetitions. Sir W. Scott.
(Din), v. i. To sound with a din; a ding.
The gay viol dinning in the dale.A. Seward.
(di*naph"thyl) n. [Pref. di- + naphthylene.] (Chem.) A colorless, crystalline hydrocarbon,
C20H14, obtained from naphthylene, and consisting of a doubled naphthylene radical.
(Di"nar) n. [Ar. dinar, from Gr. dhna`rion, fr. L. denarius. See Denier.]
1. A petty money of accounts of Persia.
2. An ancient gold coin of the East.
(di"nar*chy) n. See Diarchy.
(Dine) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dined (dind); p. pr. & vb. n. Dining.] [F. dîner, OF. disner, LL. disnare,
contr. fr. an assumed disjunare; dis- + an assumed junare (OF. juner) to fast, for L. jejunare, fr. jejunus
fasting. See Jejune, and cf. Dinner, Djeuner.] To eat the principal regular meal of the day; to take
Now can I break my fast, dine, sup, and sleep.Shak.