The Basic Words : Basic English
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by C. K. OGDEN
Inventor of Basic English
Director of the Orthological Institute
The letter D.
The following provided by Tom Arnall
damage (-er, -ing, -ed), noun. dam’-ij;[FR];[DE].
damages = payment for damage; [FR];[DE].
Looking at the damage caused by the fire; the window was damaged by a storm; a damaging statement. Payment of damages.
dance, dans. International word.
danger, noun. dan’-j?r;[FR];[DE].
(e) Thing causing danger.
The danger of walking on thin ice; be in danger of fire. He is a public d; that machine is a danger to the workers.
dark, adj. , noun. därk;[FR];[DE].
A dark night; a dark color; dressed darkly. Fear of the dark.
daughter, noun. dô’-t?r;[FR];[DE].
The daughter of a poor man; have three daughters.
daughter-in-law, noun. Basic words. Woman one's son is married to.
day, noun. da;[FR];[DE].
(e) Opposite of night; time in history; [FR];[DE].
A week has 7 dd; day and night; a bright day In our day.
* (All d; by d; day by d; from day to d; good-day.)
daylight, noun. Basic words. The light of daytime.
daytime, noun. The time when it is day.
dead, adj. , ded; mort. [les] ded;[FR];[DE].
(e) Without feeling; gone out of use; [FR];[DE].
A dead man; respect for the dead My foot is dead That idea is cl; dead.
dear (-ly), adj. , noun. dîr;[FR];[DE].
(e) Loved (one); [FR];[DE].
The goods are dear A dear friend; he was dearly loved. Come with me, my dear.
death, noun. deG; mort; Tod.
His death was a great blow; go to one's d; come to one's d; death took him; the cl. of his hopes. Beautiful in death.
debt, noun. det;[FR];[DE].
(e) Condition of having debts.
A debt of ?10; a debt to the past. Be badly in debt.
decision, noun. di-sizh’-?n;[FR];[DE].
(e) Power of making decisions; [FR];[DE].
Make a d; the decision of this question. He has great decision
deep (-ly), adj. , adv. dep;[FR];[DE].
(e) Going to the root (of a question); d fond.
Deep water; a deep hole; be deep in debt; he was deeply moved. A deep.
book; a deep interest. Go deep into the earth.
degree, noun. di-gre’;[FR];[DE].
Two degrees under boiling-point; marking the degrees in red. A high degree of interest; a question only of degree.
delicate (-ly), adj. del’-i-kit;[FR];[DE].
(s) Readily made ill; [FR];[DE].
(e) Giving reaction to small details, using care; needing delicate care; sensible, [FR];[DE].
Delicate glass; the picture was delicately colored. A delicate person. A delicate.
instrument; delicate tastes; a delicate touch. Delicate work.
dependent (in-), adj. di-pen’-d?nt;[FR];[DE].
A dependent person; the country is now independent.
* Dependent on (some thing or person.)
design (-er, -ing, -ed), noun. di-zin’;[FR];[DE].
(e) What one has in mind to do; [FR];[DE].
The design on the curtain; a design for a house; designing a dress. [FR];[DE].
for a new organization; designing to get free.
* Have designs on (a person, his money, and so on.)
desire (-er, -ing, -ed), noun. di-zir’;[FR];[DE].
A desire for food; a desire to go; give the desired answer.
destruction, noun. di-struk’-sh?n;[FR];[DE].
A substance for the destruction of insects; the destruction of one's hopes; go to one's d; send him to his destruction.
detail (-er, -ing, -ed), noun. di-tal’;[FR];[DE].
The newspaper gives all the details of the crime; the details of her dress; detailing the events; a detailed account; go into details That is only a detail.
development, noun. di-vel’-?p-m?nt;[FR];[DE].
The development of a new system (idea); the development of man; go through a process of development Interesting new developments.
did. See do.
different (-ly), adj. dif’-?r-?nt;[FR];[DE].
Two different sorts of fruit; a different man; viewing things differently.
digestion, noun. di-jes’-ch?n;[FR];[DE].
He has a good d; digestion is a slow process.
direction, noun. di-rek’-sh?n;[FR];[DE].
(e) Controlling; order; [FR];[DE].
Birds coming from every d; going in the direction of the town; the direction.
of the current. The cl. of a business. Those were his directions.
dirty (dirtier, -ing, -dirtied), adj. dűr’-te;[FR];[DE].
(e) With a dirty suggestion; [FR];[DE].
The tablecloth is cl; make the floor d; dirtying one's hands. A dirty story.
discovery, noun. di-skuv’-?-re;[FR];[DE].
(e) Thing uncovered by discovery.
He made an interesting d; the year of the discovery of America. May I see your discovery?
discussion, noun. di-skush’-?n;[FR];[DE].
Have a discussion about; the discussion of details; deep in d; the Peace Discussion in London.
* (An idea under discussion.)
** (Come up for discussion)
disease, noun. di-zez’;[FR];[DE].
Get a d; expert on diseases of the ear; a town full of disease.
disgust (-er, -ing, -dis-gust’;[FR];[DE].
Have a disgust for a person; go away in d; disgusting facts; a disgusted person.
* (Disgusted (pleased, angry) with.)
distance, noun. dis’-t?ns;[FR];[DE].
A distance of four feet; go a great d; some distance away; in walking (hear-ing) d; see from a distance.
distribution, noun. dis`-tr?-byü’-sh?n;[FR];[DE].
(e) How things are placed; [FR];[DE].
Make a distribution of clothing; an unequal distribution What is the distribution of the disease (plants)?
division, noun. di-vizh’-?n;[FR];[DE].
(e) Space (wall) between; act of division; division of feeling (opinion); [FR];[DE].
A division of a school; a division of the book. Put up a division across the room; make a division between the houses. The division of the money; the boys are doing division A division of opinion among experts.
do (does, did, doing, done, doer), verb. . dü;[FR];[DE].
(e) Be right, or enough, for a given purpose.
Do a kind act; do the right thing; do the cleaning; do music; do.
nothing; do wrong. This will do for a curtain. I do not keep dogs; he did not see me; do you go to the theater?; I made an offer and so did he. Give an account of ones doings.
* The bricks will do damage to the window; they did well (badly)
in the test. (Do one's best; have nothing to do with.)
** How do you do? I have done with the paper. Do one's bit; do trade in; do one good.)
dog, noun. dog. dôg;[FR];[DE].
dominion, d?-min’-y?n. International name.
door, noun. do;dôr;[FR];[DE].
Get the door open; the door into the room; at death's door.
doorkeeper, noun. Basic words. Person stationed at door of hotel and so on, to oversee incomings and outgoings.
doorway, noun. Basic words. Opening for a door.
doubt (-er, -ing, -ed), noun. dowt;[FR];[DE].
Have doubts about; be in d; doubting a man (story.)
down, prep., adv. down;[FR];[DE].
Go down a mountain. The sun goes d; put the pot d; take down words; the story has come down from the past.
* He took a walk down ([FR];[DE].
** (Put one's foot down about something; put the smash down to the wet road.)
downfall, noun. Basic words. Destruction, end.
drain (-er, -ing, -ed), noun. dran;[FR];[DE].
draining, (e) Process of making less or feebler; [FR];[DE].
Put water down the d; draining a bit of land. Draining away his power.
drawer, noun. drô’-?r;[FR];[DE].
dress (dresses, -er, -ing, -ed), noun. dres;[FR];[DE].
(e) Clothing; habit, [FR];[DE].
dressing, (e) Cover put on wound; substance put on food; [FR];[DE].
She had a beautiful d; their dresses were blue. A new form of d; dressing oneself (the baby). Put a dressing on the leg; dressing the leg. A thick dressing on the meat.
drink, noun. drink. drink;[FR];[DE].
(s) Alcohol d; liqueurs fortes; ([FR];[DE].
(e) (Amount of drink for) one act of taking d; [FR];[DE].
Tea is a good drink They had some d; drink is his trouble. Have a drink.
of water; have a drink to him; give me another drink.
driving (driver), noun. , adj. dri’-ving;[FR];[DE].
Driving an automobile (cart); a good driver. Put the nail in by driving it with a hammer; the wind was driving the ship forward; a driving rain; you are driving me to drink.
drop (-per, -ping, -drop;[FR];[DE].
dry (-er, -ing, dried), adj. dri;[FR];[DE].
(e) Not interesting; [FR];[DE].
A dry field (tongue, day); get dry in front of the fire; drying the linen; dried fruit. A dry discussion (book.)
dust (-er, -ing, -ed), noun. dust;[FR];[DE].
duster, (s) Cloth for taking off dust; [FR];[DE].
There is dust on the books; get dust in his eyes; dusting the table (room). Chalk dust Cleaning the table with a duster.
dustman, noun. Basic words. Man who goes round with cart for house waste.
dynamite, di’-n?-mit`. International word.
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