dis

1 [dees]
noun, plural disir [dee-sir] . Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
lady; woman.
2.
female deity, especially one promoting fertility: often used as a suffix on names: Freydis; Hjordis; Thordis.

Origin:
< Old Norse dīs, plural dīsir; origin uncertain

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dis

2 [dis] Slang.
verb (used with object), dissed, dissing.
1.
to show disrespect for; affront.
2.
to disparage; belittle.
noun
3.
insult or disparagement; criticism.

Origin:
1980–85, Americanism; from dis-1 extracted from such words as disrespect and disparage

Dis

[dis] .
noun Classical Mythology.
a god of the underworld.
Also called Dis Pater.
Compare Pluto.

dis-

1
a Latin prefix meaning “apart,” “asunder,” “away,” “utterly,” or having a privative, negative, or reversing force (see de-, un-2. ); used freely, especially with these latter senses, as an English formative: disability; disaffirm; disbar; disbelief; discontent; dishearten; dislike; disown.
Also, di-.


Origin:
< Latin (akin to bis, Greek dís twice); before f, dif-; before some consonants, di-; often replacing obsolete des- < Old French

dis-

2
variant of di-1. before s: dissyllable.

DIS

Trademark.
the Disney Channel: a cable television channel.

di

2 [dee]
noun Music.
a tone in the ascending chromatic scale between do and re.

Origin:
perhaps alteration of do2

Di

[dahy]
noun
a female given name, form of Diana.

dis aliter visum

[dees ah-li-ter wee-soom; English dis al-i-ter vahy-suhm]
Latin.
the gods have deemed otherwise.
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Di
 
the chemical symbol for
didymium

DI
 
abbreviation for
1.  Defence Intelligence
2.  Detective Inspector
3.  Donor Insemination

dis (dɪs)
 
vb
a variant spelling of diss

Dis (dɪs)
 
n
1.  Orcus, Also called: Pluto the Roman god of the underworld
2.  the abode of the dead; underworld

dis-1
 
prefix
1.  indicating reversal: disconnect; disembark
2.  indicating negation, lack, or deprivation: dissimilar; distrust; disgrace
3.  indicating removal or release: disembowel; disburden
4.  expressing intensive force: dissever
 
[from Latin dis- apart; in some cases, via Old French des-. In compound words of Latin origin, dis- becomes dif- before f and di- before some consonants]

dis-2
 
combining form
variant of di- : dissyllable

diss or dis (dɪs)
 
vb
slang chiefly (US) to treat (someone) with contempt
 
[C20: originally Black rap slang, short for disrespect]
 
dis or dis
 
vb
 
[C20: originally Black rap slang, short for disrespect]

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Word Origin & History

dis-
(assimilated as dif- before -f-), prefix meaning 1. "lack of, not" (e.g. dishonest); 2. "do the opposite of" (e.g. disallow); 3. "apart, away" (e.g. discard), from O.Fr. des-, from L. dis- "apart," from PIE
*dis- "apart, asunder" (cf. O.E. te-, O.S. ti-, O.H.G. ze-, Ger. zer-). The PIE root is a secondary form of *dwis- and is thus related to L. bis "twice" (originally *dvis) and to duo, on notion of "two-ways, in twain." In classical Latin, dis- paralelled de- and had much the same meaning, but in L.L. dis- came to be the favored form and this passed into O.Fr. as des-, the form used for new compound words formed in O.Fr., where it increasingly had a privative sense ("not"). In English, many of these words eventually were altered back to dis-, while in French many have been altered back to de-. The usual confusion prevails.

dis
also diss, slang, by 1980, shortening of disrespect or dismiss, originally in U.S. Black English, popularized by hip hop. Related: Dissed; dissing.
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Medical Dictionary

dis- pref.

  1. Not: disjugate.

  2. Absence of; opposite of: disorientation.

  3. Undo; do the opposite of: dislocate.

  4. Deprive of; remove: dismember.

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dis(s) definition


  1. tv.
    to belittle someone; to show disrespect for someone. (From disrespect.) : Please stop dissing my little sister. She didn't do any of those things.
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dis(s) (on (so)) definition

[ˈdɪs...]
  1. in.
    to belittle [someone]; to show disrespect [for someone]. (From disrespect.) : Gary is such a complainer. All he does is diss.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
Di
didymium
DI
  1. diabetes insipidus

  2. diagnostic imaging

  3. donor insemination

  4. drill instructor

dis
  1. disease

  2. to be disrespectful toward

DIS
  1. Defense Investigative Service

  2. Disney Channel

  3. Walt Disney Co.

dis.
  1. discharge

  2. discount

  3. distance

  4. distant

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Example sentences
Dis is defiant, saying that he has begun asking customers to contribute money
  so he can pay whatever fines are levied.
In fact, the police knew nothing at all, because the bodies had not been dis-
  covered.
Often, the whole lecturing type environment might of a dis-service to students
  of today.
And thus she is not dis-honoured by their conduct, which appears holy.
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