Lexicon: diagram – did

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diagram, n. [Fr. < Gk. διάγραμμα, marked out by lines, geometric figure, written list, scale in music.]

Outline; plot; design; illustrative figure; general scheme of an object.

dial, adj. [see dial, n.] (webplay: between).

dial, n. [L. dies, day; < OFr dyal, daily wheel which revolves once a day.] (webplay: called, sun).

Clock; watch; timepiece; instrument for measuring time by the sun; (see 2 Kings 20:11).

dialect, n. [Fr. < Gk. διάλεκτος, discourse, conversation, way of speaking, language of a country or district.]

Jargon; vernacular; idiomatic language from local peculiarities.

dialogue, n. [Fr. < Gk. διάλογος, conversation.] (webplay: between).

Conversation; chat; conference between two or more persons.

diameter (-s), n. [OFr < Gk. διάμετρος, diagonal of a parallelogram or circle.] (webplay: circumference).

Line; diagonal; straight line passing through the center of a circle; geometrical measurement.

diamond, adj. [see diamond, n.] (webplay: air, state).

Adamant; brilliant; difficult; hard.

diamond (-s), n. [ME.] (webplay: all, commonly, figure, gem, other, pebble, said, small, sometimes, stone, very, water, when).

Highly valued gem; precious white stone; extremely sharp faceted crystal; most brilliant, durable, and valuable gemstone made of highly-pressured carbonized plant matter; [fig.] sharp; harsh.

dice, n. [ME < L. datum, given or decreed.]

  1. Cube; hard object marked on its faces with numbers from one to six, used in gaming.
  2. Hazard; chance.

did (didn't, did'nt, didst, did'st), v. [preterite form; see do, v.]

  1. [Tag verb with ellipsis referring back to a main verb form; “did” = “did sing” or “sang”.]
  2. [Lexical verb with noun object] made; caused; created; brought about.
  3. [Auxiliary verb form for negation of the main verb.]
  4. [Interrogative marker for yes/no questions; “Did you ever stand” = “stood you ever”.]
  5. [Lexical verb] accomplish; fulfil; complete.
  6. [Periphrastic preterite auxiliary providing an unaccented syllable for metrical verse; “did drop” = “dropped”.]