[ dees ]
/ dis /
noun, plural dis·ir [dee-sir]. /ˈdi sɪr/. Scandinavian Mythology.
female deity, especially one promoting fertility: often used as a suffix on names: Freydis; Hjordis; Thordis.
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Origin of dis1
<Old Norse dīs, plural dīsir; origin uncertain
Definition for dis (2 of 7)
[ dis ]
/ dɪs /
verb (used with object), dissed, dis·sing.
to show disrespect for; affront.
to disparage; belittle.
insult or disparagement; criticism.
Origin of dis2
1980–85, Americanism; from dis-1 extracted from such words as disrespect and disparage
Definition for dis (3 of 7)
[ dis ]
/ dɪs /
noun Classical Mythology.
a god of the underworld.
Also called Dis Pater.
Definition for dis (4 of 7)
the Disney Channel: a cable television channel.
Definition for dis (5 of 7)
Origin of dis-1
<Latin (akin to bis,Greek dís twice); before f, dif-; before some consonants, di-; often replacing obsolete des-<Old French
Definition for dis (6 of 7)
variant of di-1 before s:dissyllable.
Definition for dis (7 of 7)
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British Dictionary definitions for dis (1 of 4)
/ (dɪs) /
a variant spelling of diss
British Dictionary definitions for dis (2 of 4)
/ (dɪs) /
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)
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)
variant of di- 1 dissyllable
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Medical definitions for dis
Absence of; opposite of:disorientation.
Undo; do the opposite of:dislocate.
Deprive of; remove:dismember.
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