Definitions of de

  1. a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A prefix from Latin de down, from, away; as in debark, decline, decease, deduct, decamp. In words from the French it is equivalent to Latin dis-apart, away; or sometimes to de. Cf. Dis-. It is negative and opposite in derange, deform, destroy, etc. It is intensive in deprave, despoil, declare, desolate, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A prefix carrying often a privative or negative sense; denoting away from, cessation; it has sometimes an intensive force. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  4. From; down; out; used with privative, intensive, or completive force; as, deface, degrade, derave, derail. In some words it is equivalent to Dis. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Latin prefix signifying down or away from. It sometimes negatives and sometimes intensifles the sense. It has often the force of dis in words through the French. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. A moving down or from; separation or taking away: de often expresses a negative, and sometimes only augments the sense: de has the force of dis, asunder, as in derange, depart. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. A preposition used in many Latin phrases - as, de bone esse, de bonis non. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  8. The country code for Germany. foldoc_fs
  9. A Latin particle denoting down or from. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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