[doo r-ing, dyoo r-] /ˈdʊər ɪŋ, ˈdyʊər-/
throughout the duration, continuance, or existence of:
He lived in Florida during the winter.
at some time or point in the course of:
They departed during the night.
[doo r, dyoo r] /dʊər, dyʊər/
verb (used with or without object), dured, during. Archaic.
concurrently with (some other activity): kindly don’t sleep during my lectures!
within the limit of (a period of time): during the day
late 14c., durand, present participle of obsolete verb duren “to last, endure” (mid-13c.), from Old French durer, from Latin durare “endure” (see endure). During the day really is “while the day endures,” and the usage is a transference into English of a Latin ablative absolute (cf. durante bello “during (literally ‘enduring’) the war”).
/ˈdɜːkən/ noun 1. (John) Mark. born 1960, Northern Irish politician; leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) from 2001 to 2010
[durk-hahym; French dyr-kem] /ˈdɜrk haɪm; French dürˈkɛm/ noun 1. Émile [ey-meel] /eɪˈmil/ (Show IPA), 1858–1917, French sociologist and philosopher. /ˈdɜːkhaɪm; French dyrkɛm/ noun 1. Émile (emil). 1858–1917, French sociologist, whose pioneering works include De la Division du travail social (1893)
[dur-mast, -mahst] /ˈdɜrˌmæst, -ˌmɑst/ noun 1. a European oak, Quercus petraea, yielding a heavy, elastic wood used for furniture and in the construction of buildings. /ˈdɜːˌmɑːst/ noun 1. Also called sessile oak. a large Eurasian oak tree, Quercus petraea, with lobed leaves and sessile acorns Compare pedunculate oak 2. the heavy elastic wood of this […]
[durn] /dɜrn/ adjective, adverb, verb (used with object), noun, Informal. 1. 2 . /dɜːn/ interjection, adjective, adverb, noun 1. a US variant of darn2 adjective (also darned or darnfoolor derned or durned) Wretched; nasty; silly: sentimental songs, darnfool ditties, revival hymns adverb : She was darn excited interjection (also darn it or dern it or […]