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(dɑːk) or


(formerly, in India) n
(Historical Terms)
a. a system of mail delivery or passenger transport by relays of bearers or horses stationed at intervals along a route
b. (as modifier): dak bearers.
[C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly]


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Noun1.dak - East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye
Butea, genus Butea - genus of East Indian trees or shrubs: dhak
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
References in classic literature ?
The jeddak, Bar Comas, who was comparatively young, was the object of the fierce and jealous hatred of his old lieutenant, Dak Kova, the jed who had captured me, and I could not but note the almost studied efforts which the latter made to affront his superior.
It was the one little opening that Dak Kova needed, and hurling himself at the body of his adversary he buried his single mighty tusk in Bar Comas' groin and with a last powerful effort ripped the young jeddak wide open the full length of his body, the great tusk finally wedging in the bones of Bar Comas' jaw.
Bar Comas was stone dead, and only the most herculean efforts on the part of Dak Kova's females saved him from the fate he deserved.
The injuries to Dak Kova had delayed the march so greatly that it was decided to give up the expedition, which was a raid upon a small Thark community in retaliation for the destruction of the incubator, until after the great games, and the entire body of warriors, ten thousand in number, turned back toward Warhoon.
James Gatdet Dak, Riek Machar's spokesperson 'Reuters photo)
0 DPF, unique processes and innovative offerings, DAK continues to provide and develop the fiber products that the Nonwovens Industry is seeking for its next generation product offerings.
Latif Khan was advised to draft short profiles of all executive board members of DAK, members of project team and management team of AIMS PK.
The companies said the IT solution will be used to help DAK improve its internal working processes and reduce administration costs.
Some of the PET resins being produced will be secondary resins made from scrap plastic, according to DAK spokesperson Karen Cutler.
Over the next few years, the goal of the DAK is to demonstrate the value of world class, patient-centered services in improving the health of patients living with chronic disease.
Dak, the agency said, had previously been granted refugee status by Kenyan authorities.
We acknowledge that this business decision is very difficult for our employees and thank them for their dedication and commitment to our industry for more than 40 years," says Jorge Young, DAK Americas' president.