from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dialect of ancient Greek spoken in the Peloponnesus, Crete, certain of the Aegean Islands, Sicily, and southern Italy.
  • adjective Of, relating to, characteristic of, or designating Doric.
  • adjective In the style of or designating the Doric order.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Doris or its inhabitants.
  • Pertaining to the Dorian race; characteristic of or derived from the Dorians.
  • noun The Doric dialect; the language of the Dorians, a dialect of the Greek or Hellenic, characterized by its broadness and hardness: hence applied to any dialect with similar characteristics, especially to the Scotch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The Doric dialect.
  • adjective Pertaining to Doris, in ancient Greece, or to the Dorians.
  • adjective (Arch.) Belonging to, or resembling, the oldest and simplest of the three orders of architecture used by the Greeks, but ranked as second of the five orders adopted by the Romans. See Abacus, Capital, Order.
  • adjective (Mus.) Of or relating to one of the ancient Greek musical modes or keys. Its character was adapted both to religions occasions and to war.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun An ancient Greek dialect spoken in ancient times.
  • proper noun A dialect of Lowland Scots spoken in the northeast of Scotland.

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

  • adjective of or pertaining to the Doric style of architecture
  • noun the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris


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

[Latin Dōricus, from Greek Dōrikos, from Dōris, Doris.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek Δωρικός (Dōrikos, "related to Dorians").



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