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De meaning

de - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.

de - examples of usage

  1. De co'n bread's gittin' cold." - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. I vanted to say, 'Who's givin' you de orders? - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. Send him to see Lipsky in de mornin'." - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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