Dictionary: DO'DO – DOG'GED-LY

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DO'DO, n.

The Didus, a genus of fowls of the gallinaceous order. The hooded dodo is larger than a swan, with a strong hooked bill. The general color of the plumage is cinereous; the belly and thighs whitish. The head is large, and seems as if covered with a hood. The solitary dodo is a large fowl, and is said to weigh sometimes forty-five pounds. The plumage is gray and brown mixed. – Encyc.

DOE, n. [do; Sax. da; Dan. daa.]

A she deer; the female of the fallow-deer. The male is called a buck.

DOE, n.

A feat. [Not used.] – Hudibras.

DO'ER, n. [from do.]

  1. One who does; one who performs or executes; an actor; an agent.
  2. One who performs what is required; one who observes, keeps or obeys, in practice. The doers of the law shall be justified. – Rom. ii.

DOES, v.

The third person of the verb do, indicative mode, present tense, contracted from Doeth.

DOFF, v.t. [Qu. do-off. Rather D. doffen, to push, to thrust. Class Db, No. 17, 18.]

  1. To put off, as dress. And made us doff our easy robes of peace. – Shak.
  2. To strip or divest; as, he doffs himself. – Crashaw.
  3. To put or thrust away; to get rid of. To doff their dire distresses. – Shak.
  4. To put off; to shift off; with a view to delay. Every day thou doff'st me with some device. – Shak. [This word is, I believe, entirely obsolete in discourse, at least in the United Stales, but is retained in poetry.]

DOFF'ED, pp.

Put off; stripped; thrust away.

DOG, n. [Fr. dogue, a bull dog or mastif; se doguer, to butt; Arm. dog or dogues; D. dog; probably, the runner or starter.]

  1. A species of quadrupeds, belonging to the genus Canis, of many varieties, as the mastif, the hound, the spaniel, the shepherd's dog, the terrier, the harrier, the bloodhound, &c.
  2. It is used for male, when applied to several other animals; as, a dog-fox; a dog-otter; dog-ape. – Dryden. It is prefixed to other words, denoting what is mean, degenerate or worthless; as, dog-rose. – Johnson.
  3. An andiron, so named from the figure of a dog's head on the top. [Russ. tagan.]
  4. A term of reproach or contempt given to a man.
  5. A constellation called Sirius or Canicula. [See Dog-day.]
  6. An iron hook or bar with a sharp fang, used by seamen. – Mar. Dict.
  7. An iron used by sawyers to fasten a log of timber in a saw-pit.
  8. A gay young man; a buck. [Not in use.] – Johnson. To give or throw to the dogs, is to throw away, as useless. To go to the dogs, is to be ruined.

DOG, v.t.

To hunt; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to follow close; to urge; to worry with importunity. I have been pursued, dogged, and way-laid. – Pope.

DO'GAL, a. [See Doge.]

Belonging to or pertaining to a doge. – Lady Bulwer.

DO'GATE, n. [See Doge.]

The office or dignity of a doge. – Encyc.


A plant.


The berry of the dogwood, a species of Cornus.


The dogwood, a species of Cornus.


The brier that bears the hip; the Rosa canina.


A plant growing in the south of Europe, a species of Theligonum. – Encyc.


Cheap as dog's meat, or offal; very cheap. – Johnson.


One of the days when Sirius or the dogstar rises and sets with the sun. The dogdays commence the latter part of July, and end the beginning of September.


A manifest deprehension of an offender against the venison in the forest, when he is found drawing after the deer by the scent of a hound led by the hand. – Eng. Law. Cowel.

DOGE, n. [It.; L. dux; Eng. duke; from L. duco, to lead; Sax. toga, teoche.]

The chief magistrate of Venice and Genoa.


A battle between two dogs.


A name given to several species of shark, as the spotted shark or greater dogfish, the piked dogfish, &c. – Encyc. Cyc.


A voracious biting fly. – Chapman.

DOG'GED, pp.

  1. Pursued closely; urged frequently and importunately.
  2. adj. Sullen; sour; morose; surly; severe. – Shak. Hudibras.

DOG'GED-LY, adv.

Sullenly; gloomily; sourly; morosely; severely.