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dis



Pronunciation: (dēs), [key]
n.,
pl. dis•irPronunciation: (dē'sir). [key]
Scand. Myth.
1. lady; woman.
2. female deity, esp. one promoting fertility: often used as a suffix on names: Freydis; Hjordis; Thordis.

dis



Pronunciation: (dis), [key]
v., dissed, dis•sing,
n.
Slang.

v.t.
1. to show disrespect for; affront.
2. to disparage; belittle.

n.
insult or disparagement; criticism.

Dis



Pronunciation: (dis), [key]
n. Class. Myth.
a god of the underworld. Also called Dis Pater. Cf. Pluto.

dis-




a Latin prefix meaning “apart,” “asunder,” “away,” “utterly,” or having a privative, negative, or reversing force (see de-, un -2); used freely, esp. with these latter senses, as an English formative: disability; disaffirm; disbar; disbelief; discontent; dishearten; dislike; disown. Also,di-.

dis-




var. of di- 1 before s: dissyllable.

DIS




The Disney Channel (a cable television channel).

dis.




1. distance.
2. distant.
3. distribute.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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