To give one the dor, to make a fool of him. [Archaic] P. Fletcher.
(Dor), v. t. To make a fool of; to deceive. [Obs.] [Written also dorr.] B. Jonson.
(Do*ra"do) n. [Sp. dorado gilt, fr. dorar to gild, fr. L. deaurare. See 1st Dory, and cf. Fl
1. (Astron.) A southern constellation, within which is the south pole of the ecliptic; called also sometimes
Xiphias, or the Swordfish.
2. (Zoöl.) A large, oceanic fish of the genus Coryphæna.
(Dor"bee`tle) n. (Zoöl.) See 1st Dor.
(Do"ree) n. [See Dory.] (Zoöl.) A European marine fish of a yellow color. See Illust. of John
The popular name in England is John Doree, or Dory, well known to be a corruption of F. jaune- dorée,
i. e., golden-yellow. See 1st Dory.
(Dore"tree`) n. A doorpost. [Obs.] "As dead as a doretree." Piers Plowman.
(Dor"hawk`) n. (Zoöl.) The European goatsucker; so called because it eats the dor beetle.
See Goatsucker. [Written also dorrhawk.] Booth.
1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks of Doris; Doric; as, a Dorian fashion.
2. (Mus.) Same as Doric, 3. "Dorian mood." Milton.
Dorian mode (Mus.), the first of the authentic church modes or tones, from D to D, resembling our D
minor scale, but with the B natural. Grove.
(Do"ri*an), n. A native or inhabitant of Doris in Greece.
(Dor"ic) a. [L. Doricus, Gr. fr. the Dorians.]
1. Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians; as, the Doric dialect.
2. (Arch.) Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used
by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus, Capital,
This order is distinguished, according to the treatment of details, as Grecian Doric, or Roman Doric.
3. (Mus.) Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted
both to religions occasions and to war.
(Dor"ic), n. The Doric dialect.
(Dor"i*cism) n. A Doric phrase or idiom.
(||Do"ris) n. [L. Doris, the daughter of Oceanus, and wife of Nereus, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) A genus of
nudibranchiate mollusks having a wreath of branchiæ on the back.
(Do"rism) n. A Doric phrase or idiom.
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