dis

1
[ dees ]
/ dis /

noun, plural dis·ir [dee-sir] /ˈdi sɪr/. Scandinavian Mythology.

lady; woman.
female deity, especially one promoting fertility: often used as a suffix on names: Freydis; Hjordis; Thordis.

Nearby words

  1. dirty tricks,
  2. dirty war,
  3. dirty word,
  4. dirty work,
  5. dirty-minded,
  6. dis aliter visum,
  7. dis pater,
  8. dis-,
  9. dis.,
  10. disability

Origin of dis

1
< Old Norse dīs, plural dīsir; origin uncertain

dis

2
[ dis ]
/ dɪs /
Slang.

verb (used with object), dissed, dis·sing.

to show disrespect for; affront.
to disparage; belittle.

noun

insult or disparagement; criticism.

Origin of dis

2
1980–85, Americanism; from dis-1 extracted from such words as disrespect and disparage

Dis

[ dis ]
/ dɪs /

noun Classical Mythology.

a god of the underworld.
Compare Pluto.

Also called Dis Pater.

DIS

Trademark.

the Disney Channel: a cable television channel.

di

2
[ dee ]
/ di /

noun Music.

a tone in the ascending chromatic scale between do and re.

Origin of di

2
perhaps alteration of do2

Di

[ dahy ]
/ daɪ /

noun

a female given name, form of Diana.

dis.

dis-

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 of dis-

1
< Latin (akin to bis, Greek dís twice); before f, dif-; before some consonants, di-; often replacing obsolete des- < Old French

dis-

2

variant of di-1 before s: dissyllable.

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.

the gods have deemed otherwise.
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British Dictionary definitions for dis

dis

/ (dɪs) /

verb

a variant spelling of diss

Dis

/ (dɪs) /

noun

Also called: Orcus, Pluto the Roman god of the underworld
the abode of the dead; underworld
Greek equivalent: Hades

Di

the chemical symbol for

didymium

dis-

1

prefix

indicating reversaldisconnect; disembark
indicating negation, lack, or deprivationdissimilar; distrust; disgrace
indicating removal or releasedisembowel; disburden
expressing intensive forcedissever

Word Origin for dis-

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

variant of di- 1 dissyllable

DI

abbreviation for

Defence Intelligence
Detective Inspector
Donor Insemination
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Word Origin and History for dis
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for dis

dis-

pref.

Not:disjugate.
Absence of; opposite of:disorientation.
Undo; do the opposite of:dislocate.
Deprive of; remove:dismember.

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