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dex·ter

 (dĕk′stər)
adj.
1. Of or located on the right side.
2. Heraldry Situated on or being the side of a shield on the wearer's right and the observer's left.
3. Obsolete Auspicious; favorable.

[Latin; see deks- in Indo-European roots.]

dexter

(ˈdɛkstə)
adj
1. archaic of or located on the right side
2. (Heraldry) (usually postpositive) heraldry of, on, or starting from the right side of a shield from the bearer's point of view and therefore on the spectator's left
[C16: from Latin; compare Greek dexios on the right hand]

dexter

(ˈdɛkstə)
n
(Breeds) a small breed of red or black beef cattle, originally from Ireland
[C19: perhaps from the surname of the original breeder]

Dexter

(ˈdɛkstə)
n
(Biography) John. 1925–90, British actor and theatre director

dex•ter

(ˈdɛk stər)

adj.
1. on the right side; right.
2. being or pertaining to the side of a heraldic shield to the right of the bearer. Compare sinister (def. 5).
[1555–65; < Latin: right-hand, favorable; akin to Gothic taihswa, Old Irish dess, Greek dexiós, Lithuanian dẽšinas, Skt dakṣina]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dexter - on or starting from the wearer's right
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
dextral - of or on the right; "a dextral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the right when facing the observer"; "a dextral flatfish lies with the right eye uppermost"
Translations

dex·ter

a. diestro-a; a la derecha.
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