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de-(word root) not, down
1. Football defensive end
of; from: occurring as part of some personal names and originally indicating place of origin: Simon de Montfort; D'Arcy; de la Mare.
[from Latin dē; see de-]
the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Germany
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly in Britain) Department of Employment
2. (Placename) Delaware
a prefix, occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, used to form verbs that denote motion or conveyance down from, away, or off (deflect; descend); reversal or undoing of the effects of an action (deflate); extraction or removal of a thing (decaffeinate); thoroughness or completeness of an action (despoil).
[Middle English < Latin dē-, prefixal use of dē (preposition) from, away from, of, out of; in some words, < French < Latin dē- or dis- dis-1]
2. destroyer escort.
1. Doctor of Engineering.
2. driver education.
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|Noun||1.||DE - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies|
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Mid-Atlantic states - a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
Wilmington - the largest city in Delaware
Delaware, Delaware River - a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay
Delaware Bay - an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River