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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.
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Origin of dis

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<Old Norse dīs, plural dīsir; origin uncertain

Other definitions for dis (2 of 7)

dis2
[ 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

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

Other definitions for dis (3 of 7)

Dis
[ dis ]
/ dɪs /

noun Classical Mythology.
a god of the underworld.
Also called Dis Pater.
Compare Pluto.

Other definitions for dis (4 of 7)

DIS

abbreviation Trademark.
the Disney Channel: a cable television channel.

Other definitions for dis (5 of 7)

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-

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

Other definitions for dis (6 of 7)

dis-2

variant of di-1 before s:dissyllable.

Other definitions for dis (7 of 7)

dis.

abbreviation
distance.
distant.
distribute.
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British Dictionary definitions for dis (1 of 4)

dis
/ (dɪs) /

verb
a variant spelling of diss

British Dictionary definitions for dis (2 of 4)

Dis
/ (dɪs) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for dis (3 of 4)

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

British Dictionary definitions for dis (4 of 4)

dis-2

combining form
variant of di- 1 dissyllable
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Medical 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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