Pronunciation Verb

dee (diz, present participle deein; past and past participle dyun)

  1. (Northumbria) To do.
    What are ye deein man!

dee (plural dees)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter D
  2. Something shaped like the letter D, such as a dee lock.
    the pommel is furnished with dees.
  3. (colloquial) Police detective.
    the dees are about.
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  • Russian: ди
  • Spanish: de

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A river in Scotland that flows about 145 km (90 mi) from the Cairngorm Mountains to the North Sea at Aberdeen.
  2. A river in Wales and England that flows about 113 km (70 mi) from Snowdonia to the Irish Sea near Liverpool.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938 ↗, book IV, canto XI, stanza 39:
      And following Dee, which Britons long ygone / Did call divine, that doth by Chester tend; {{...}
  3. A female given name, short for names beginning with D.
    • 1996, Maeve Binchy, This Year It Will Be Different: A Christmas Treasury, Hachette UK (2008) ISBN 9781409105404
      His daughter was called Deirdre, a good Irish name, but now she signed herself Dee, and her man friend was called Fox.
  4. Surname of multiple origins.
  • Russian: Ди

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