[doo-uh l, dyoo-] /ˈdu əl, ˈdyu-/
a prearranged combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons according to an accepted code of procedure, especially to settle a private quarrel.
any contest between two persons or parties.
verb (used with or without object), dueled, dueling or (especially British) duelled, duelling.
to fight in a duel.
a prearranged combat with deadly weapons between two people following a formal procedure in the presence of seconds and traditionally fought until one party was wounded or killed, usually to settle a quarrel involving a point of honour
a contest or conflict between two persons or parties
verb (intransitive) duels, duelling, duelled (US) duels, dueling, dueled
to fight in a duel
to contest closely
1590s (from late 13c. in Latin form), from Medieval Latin duellum “combat between two persons,” by association with Latin duo “two,” but originally from Latin duellum “war,” an Old Latin form of bellum (see bellicose). Retained in poetic and archaic language and apparently given a special meaning in Medieval or Late Latin of “one-on-one combat” on fancied connection with duo “two.”
1640s, see duel (n.). Related: Dueled; dueling; duelling.
[doo-uh-list, dyoo-] /ˈdu ə lɪst, ˈdyu-/ noun 1. a person who participates in a . n. 1590s, from duel + -ist.
[doo-el-oh, dyoo-; Italian doo-el-law] /duˈɛl oʊ, dyu-; Italian duˈɛl lɔ/ noun 1. the practice or art of . 2. the code of rules regulating . /djuːˈɛləʊ/ noun (pl) -los 1. the art of duelling 2. the code of rules for duelling
[dwen-de; English doo-en-dey] /ˈdwɛn dɛ; English duˈɛn deɪ/ noun, plural duendes [dwen-des; English doo-en-deyz] /ˈdwɛn dɛs; English duˈɛn deɪz/ (Show IPA), for 1. Spanish. 1. a goblin; demon; spirit. 2. charm; magnetism. /duːˈɛndeɪ/ noun 1. inspiration or passion, esp associated with flamenco
[doo-en-uh, dyoo-] /duˈɛn ə, dyu-/ noun 1. (in Spain and Portugal) an older woman serving as escort or chaperon of a young lady. 2. a governess. /djuːˈɛnə/ noun 1. (in Spain and Portugal, etc) an elderly woman retained by a family to act as governess and chaperon to young girls n. 1660s, “chief lady in […]