(Diz"en) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dizened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dizening.] [Perh. orig., to dress in a
foolish manner, and allied to dizzy: but cf. also OE. dysyn (Palsgrave) to put tow or flax on a distaff,
i. e., to dress it. Cf. Distaff.]
1. To dress; to attire. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
2. To dress gaudily; to overdress; to bedizen; to deck out.
Like a tragedy queen, he has dizened her out.Goldsmith.
To-morrow when the masks shall fallEmerson.
That dizen Nature's carnival.
(Dizz) v. t. [See Dizzy.] To make dizzy; to astonish; to puzzle. [Obs.] Gayton.
(Diz"zard) n. [See Dizzy, and cf. Disard.] A blockhead. [Obs.] [Written also dizard, and
disard.] Diz"zard*ly, adv. [Obs.]
(Diz"zi*ly) adv. In a dizzy manner or state.
(Diz"zi*ness), n. [AS. dysigness folly. See Dizzy.] Giddiness; a whirling sensation in the
(Diz"zy) a. [Compar. Dizzier (-zi*er); superl. Dizziest.] [OE. dusi, disi, desi, foolish, AS. dysig; akin
to LG. düsig dizzy, OD. deuzig, duyzig, OHG. tusig foolish, OFries. dusia to be dizzy; LG. dusel dizziness,
duselig, dusselig, D. duizelig, dizzy, Dan. dösig drowsy, slepy, döse to make dull, drowsy, dös dullness,
drowsiness, and to AS. dw&aemacrs foolish, G. thor fool. &radic71. Cf. Daze, Doze.]
1. Having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct.
Alas! his brain was dizzy.Drayton.
2. Causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo.
To climb from the brink of Fleet Ditch by a dizzy ladder.Macaulay.
3. Without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless. "The dizzy multitude." Milton.
(Diz"zy), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dizzied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dizzying.] To make dizzy or giddy; to
give the vertigo to; to confuse.
If the jangling of thy bells had not dizzied thy understanding.Sir W. Scott.
(||Djer*eed" or Djer*rid") n. [F. djerid, fr. Ar. See Jereed.] (a) A blunt javelin used in military
games in Moslem countries. (b) A game played with it. [Written also jereed, jerrid, etc.]
(||Djin"nee) n.; pl. Jjinn or Djinns See Jinnee, Jinn.
(Do.) n. An abbreviation of Ditto.
(Do) n. (Mus.) A syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic scale for the purpose of
solmization, or solfeggio. It is the first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical
tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and
America the same syllables are used by many as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute
pitch are named from the first seven letters of the alphabet.
(Do) v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. Did (did); p. p. Done (ducr/n); p. pr. & vb. n. Doing This verb, when
transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (d&oomac"est) or dost he