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dis1

[dees] /dis/
noun, plural disir
[dee-sir] /ˈdi sɪr/ (Show IPA).
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

dis2

[dis] /dɪs/
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] /dɪs/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a god of the underworld.
Also called Dis Pater.
Compare Pluto.

dis-1

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

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

DIS

Trademark.
1.
the Disney Channel: a cable television channel.

dis.

di2

[dee] /di/
noun, Music.
1.
a tone in the ascending chromatic scale between do and re.
Origin
perhaps alteration of do2

Di

[dahy] /daɪ/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Diana.

dis aliter visum

[dees ah-li-ter wee-soo m; English dis al-i-ter vahy-suh m] /dis ˈɑ lɪˌtɛr ˈwi sʊm; English dɪs ˈæl ɪ tər ˈvaɪ səm/
Latin.
1.
the gods have deemed otherwise.
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Examples from the web for dis
  • 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.
  • Belief or dis-belief in an afterlife can work both ways.
  • Only well-designed research, executed well, can help dis-entangle these things.
  • And, a true dis-service to those that could certainly benefit from it.
  • Clearly trying to inform the public with bad information is not doing them a service, but a dis-service.
  • It's not dis-provable, which is a necessary aspect of science.
  • The clientele, it seems, is happy to dis the turf but still likes to play the field.
British Dictionary definitions for dis

dis

/dɪs/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of diss

Dis

/dɪs/
noun
1.
Also called Orcus, Pluto. the Roman god of the underworld
2.
the abode of the dead; underworld
Greek equivalent Hades

diss

/dɪs/
verb
1.
(slang, mainly US) to treat (someone) with contempt
Word Origin
C20: originally Black rap slang, short for disrespect

Di

Chemical symbol
1.
didymium

DI

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

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
Word Origin
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
1.
variant of di-1 dissyllable
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Word Origin and History for dis
v.

also diss, slang, by 1980, shortening of disrespect or dismiss, originally in U.S. Black English, popularized by hip hop. Related: Dissed; dissing. Earlier it was short for disconnected in the telephone sense and used figuratively in slang to mean "weak in the head" (1925).

Dis

Roman underworld god, from Latin Dis, contracted from dives "rich," which is related to divus "divine, god," hence "favored by god." Cf. Pluto and Old Church Slavonic bogatu "rich," from bogu "god."

dis-

(assimilated as dif- before -f-, to di- before most voiced consonants), word-forming element meaning 1. "lack of, not" (e.g. dishonest); 2. "do the opposite of" (e.g. disallow); 3. "apart, away" (e.g. discard), from Old French des- or directly from Latin dis- "apart, in a different direction, between," figuratively "not, un-," also "exceedingly, utterly," from PIE *dis- "apart, asunder" (cf. Old English te-, Old Saxon ti-, Old High German ze-, German zer-).

The PIE root is a secondary form of *dwis- and thus is related to Latin 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 Late Latin dis- came to be the favored form and this passed into Old French as des-, the form used for new compound words formed in Old French, 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.

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dis in Medicine

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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Slang definitions & phrases for dis

dis

verb

(also diss; on may be added) To show disrespect; insult by slighting; CAP ON someone: The boys on the bus were dissing that girl/ Yet ''dissin','' showing real or apparent disrespect, is cited as the motive in an amazing number of murders/ I'm tired of John dissin' on her all the time (1980s+ Black teenagers)


DI

noun

A drill instructor; noncommissioned officer in charge of recruits (1913+ Marine Corps)


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Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for dis

dis

  1. disease
  2. to be disrespectful toward

DIS

  1. Defense Investigative Service
  2. Disney Channel
  3. Walt Disney Co.

Di

didymium

DI

  1. diabetes insipidus
  2. diagnostic imaging
  3. donor insemination
  4. drill instructor

dis.

  1. discharge
  2. discount
  3. distance
  4. distant
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Encyclopedia Article for dis

di

in music, transverse (or side-blown) bamboo flute of the Han Chinese. Traditional di have a membrane of bamboo or reed tissue covering the hole that is located between the mouth hole and the six finger holes. This membrane creates a distinctive sound characteristic of much Chinese flute music. An additional two or more end holes aid in the expulsion of air and are sometimes used to attach decorative silk tassles. Di have a two-octave range, and complete modern sets can be purchased in Western tunings. There are many varieties of traditional lengths and construction

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