[droo-sil-uh] /druˈsɪl ə/
a female given name.
fem. proper name, Latin fem. diminutive of Drusus, frequent surname in Livian gens, earlier Drausus, perhaps a Celtic word meaning literally “strong” (cf. Old Celtic *dru- “oak,” also “strong”).
third and youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa I. (Acts 12:1-4, 20-23). Felix, the Roman procurator of Judea, induced her to leave her husband, Azizus, the king of Emesa, and become his wife. She was present with Felix when Paul reasoned of “righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come” (Acts 24:24). She and her son perished in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, A.D. 79.
[droo-suh s] /ˈdru səs/ noun 1. Nero Claudius (“Germanicus”) 38–9 b.c, Roman general.
[druhth -erz] /ˈdrʌð ərz/ noun, Informal. 1. one’s own way, choice, or preference: If I had my druthers, I’d dance all night. n. 1895, from jocular formation based on I’d ruther, American English dialectal form of I’d rather (used by Bret Harte as drathers, 1875). noun Wishes; desires; preferred alternatives: We know your druthers, The […]
[drooz] /druz/ noun 1. Islam. a member of an independent religious sect living chiefly in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, established in the 11th century as a branch of Ismaʿili Shiʿism and containing elements of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and believing in the transmigration of souls and the ultimate perfection of humankind.
[drahy] /draɪ/ adjective, drier, driest. 1. free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet: a dry towel; dry air. 2. having or characterized by little or no rain: a dry climate; the dry season. 3. characterized by absence, deficiency, or failure of natural or ordinary moisture. 4. not under, in, or on water: […]