American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Ingenious and complex in design or function; intricate.
- adj. Finely or skillfully made or employed; artistic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See dedal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.
- adj. rare Crafty; deceitful.
- adj. complex and ingenious in design or function
- n. (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus
- From Latin daedalus, from Ancient Greek δαίδαλος ("skillful"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin daedalus, from Greek daidalos. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ides is the beau ideal of casting, and boasts a crisp script as well as daedal plot coils and shadowy shots reminiscent of 1960s cinema stylings.”
“By default I was the trailblazer for the last leg, trying to thrash a semblance of a path through the snarled, daedal jungle.”
“By default I was the trailblazer in this latest exercise, trying to thrash a semblance of a path through the snarled, daedal jungle.”
“The 12-year-old from Kingston, Jamaica, showed no mercy in demolishing words like "" daedal '' (intricate) and "" parrhesia '' (frank speech).”
“Although I did post a render of the bookrack I wanted to build, I found that it was too impractical and had to settle for something less daedal.”
“Dark, dark were this world of ours had either Divinity left it — dark without the day-beams of the Latonian Charioteer, darker yet without the daedal Smile of the God of the Other Bow!”
“At a borrowed piano belonging to some vanished resident a trooper officiated; he was clothed in a grey back shirt and ammunition boots -- and displayed the daedal methods of a Fragson.”
“Round his neck he slung that long daedal chain wherefrom St. George, slaying the Dragon, dangles.”
“If he lives, he lives as I knew him and clothed as I knew him and with his unalterable voice, in a heaven of daedal flowers or a hell of ineffectual flame; he lives, dreaming and talking and explaining, explaining it all very earnestly and preposterously, so I picture him, into the ear of the amused, incredulous, principal person in the place.”
“Bodily beauty, where Love is priestess, is a daedal spur to the loftiest worship.”
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