Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde 1802-1887. American philanthropist, reformer, and educator who was a pioneer in the movement for specialized treatment of the mentally ill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lowest trump in games such as penuchle, bezique, sixty-six, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)

Etymologies

From Dick + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Throughout rebel territory, particularly in Dix-Huit Montages, he said former rebel group, Forces Nouvelles, uses intimidation and violence to exhort bribes from people at checkpoints and local businesses.

    Lawlessness and Violence Plague Civilians in Ivory Coast's West

  • In my new book on the history and future of fan films, Homemade Hollywood, I profile “Comics To Film,” a cool class at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY.

    Fan Films Put You To Sleep? Enter Sandman | Fan Cinema Today

  • Bonnie Taub-Dix is a nutrition consultant and a spokesperson for the

    Meet the Weight-Loss Challenge blog squad

  • On Election Day, I spoke about fan films as a guest speaker at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY.

    FCT Roadtrip Report: Five Towns College | Fan Cinema Today

  • General Dix is reported to have abandoned White House, and returned to Fortress Monroe, after destroying the railway communication between Richmond and Lee's army.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • He, along with home-schooled Michael Viscardi of San Diego and Brett Harrison of Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, N.Y., all relish math as an intellectual challenge.

    USATODAY.com - Learning beyond the classroom

  • Again, it would be part of a plan to storm Ft. Dix, which is an Army installation not far here from New York City, and to shoot and kill soldiers with those -- with those automatic weapons.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2007

  • This arrest taking place last night, planning to use automatic weapons aimed at soldiers at Ft. Dix, which is the army installation in nearby New Jersey.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2007

  • What they wanted to do, apparently, it's being reported, was to storm Ft. Dix, which is an Army installation that's in Burlington County, New Jersey, not far away.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2007

  • Prosecutors say the men were inspired by the jihadist videos, and were they not arrested in May 2007, would have tried to carry out an attack on the 30,000-acre Fort Dix, which is currently used to train troops for deployments to Iraq.

    --1010 WINS Newswatch Headlines

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