da

1

or Da

[ duh; Italian dah; Portuguese duh, dah ]

preposition
  1. from; of (used in Italian and Portuguese personal names, originally to indicate place of origin): Lorenzo da Ponte; Vasco da Gama.

Origin of da

1
<Italian da ≪ Latin about, concerning + ab, ā from; <Portuguese da, contraction of de of, from (<Latin ) + a feminine singular definite article (≪ Latin illa that)

Other definitions for da (2 of 8)

da2
[ dah ]

adverb, nounRussian.
  1. yes.

Other definitions for DA (3 of 8)

DA1
[ dee-ey ]

noun,plural DAs, DA's.
  1. a male hairstyle, especially of the 1950s, in which the hair is slicked back on both sides to overlap at the back of the head.

Origin of DA

3
A euphemistic abbreviation of duck's ass

Other definitions for DA (4 of 8)

DA2

  1. Department of Agriculture.

  2. Dictionary of Americanisms.

Other definitions for da. (5 of 8)

da.

abbreviation
  1. daughter.

  2. day; days.

Other definitions for DA. (6 of 8)

DA.

abbreviation
  1. (in Algeria) dinar; dinars.

Other definitions for D/A (7 of 8)

D/A

  1. (sometimes lowercase) days after acceptance.

  2. deposit account.

  1. documents against acceptance.

  2. documents for acceptance.

Other definitions for D.A. (8 of 8)

D.A.

abbreviation
  1. delayed action.

  2. direct action.

  1. District Attorney.

  2. documents against acceptance.

  3. documents for acceptance.

  4. doesn't answer; don't answer.

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How to use da in a sentence

  • She took a bit of notepaper from her capacious pocket, and peering at it, spelled aloud, “D-a-v-i-d——”

    Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

British Dictionary definitions for DA (1 of 2)

DA

abbreviation for
  1. (in the US) District Attorney

  2. Diploma of Art

  1. duck's arse (hairstyle)

British Dictionary definitions for D/A (2 of 2)

D/A

abbreviation for
  1. deposit account

  2. commerce documents against acceptance

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