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Short Definition : file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back

dossier = কোনো ব্যক্তি বা কোনো ঘটনা সম্পর্কিত তথ্যপঞ্জি

English to Bengali meaning of dossier

(noun) a collection of papers containing detailed information about a particular person or subject (usually a person's record)

Dossier sounds like BOSS+here.. so ur boss is here n he needs d file!



Short Definition : senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage

dotage = ভীমরতি

English to Bengali meaning of dotage

(noun) mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations
Synonyms : second childhood , senility

He reached to dotage still wants to marry, feels like bura boyosher vimroti.

DOT : Full stop, i.e the end... Thus Dotage is old age,near to death!




Short Definition : be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline

dote = ভীমরতি হওয়া , নির্বোধের মতো আসক্তি

English to Bengali meaning of dote

(verb) be foolish or senile due to old age

(verb) shower with love; show excessive affection for

when you go on a date what will u do u shower her/him with love ri8 so dote=shower with love



Short Definition : sullen; gloomy; stubbornEnglish to Bengali meaning of dour

(adj) stubbornly unyielding
Synonyms : dogged , persistent , pertinacious , tenacious , unyielding

(adj) harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
Synonyms : forbidding , grim

(adj) showing a brooding ill humor
Synonyms : dark , glowering , glum , moody , morose , saturnine , sour , sullen

 He is so 'rude' he shows me the door (rhymes with dour) everytime I come to talk.




Short Definition : plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse

douse = জলে ভিজিয়ে দেওয়া , বন্ধ করা

English to Bengali meaning of douse

(verb) put out, as of a candle or a light
Synonyms : put out
Example Sentence
Douse the lights

(verb) wet thoroughly
Synonyms : dowse(verb) lower quickly

Example Sentence

douse a sail

(verb) slacken
Synonyms : dowse

After toilet DO USE water thoroughly to wet ur butt :)



Short Definition : untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman

dowdy = রুচিহীন , আলুথালু

English to Bengali meaning of dowdy

1. (noun) British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
Synonyms : baron hugh caswall tremenheere dowding , dowding , hugh dowding

2. (noun) deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust
Synonyms : pandowdy

3. (adj) lacking in smartness or taste

4. (adj) primly out of date
Synonyms : frumpish , frumpy

a ROWDY person is DOWDY





Short Definition : disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward

downcast = বিষণ্ন , অধোবদন

English to Bengali meaning of downcast

(noun) a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine

(adj) directed downward

(adj) filled with melancholy and despondency
Synonyms : blue , depressed , dispirited , down , down in the mouth , downhearted , gloomy , grim , low , low-spirited

Downcast = Down + Cast; if a man is from low 'caste', he will remain sad among high caste people.



Short Definition : use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals

1. Definition
(noun) searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
Synonyms : dowsing , rhabdomancy

2. Definition
(verb) wet thoroughly
Synonyms : douse

3. Definition
(verb) use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal

4. Definition
(verb) slacken
Synonyms : douse
Example Sentence
douse a rope

5. Definition
(verb) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
Synonyms : douse , drench , soak , sop , souse
Example Sentence
souse water on his hot face

DOWn SEa :used for searching down sea




Short Definition : sleep lightly; nap

doze = ঝিমানো , তন্দ্রা

English to Bengali meaning of doze

(noun) a light fitful sleep
Synonyms : drowse

(verb) sleep lightly or for a short period of time
Synonyms : drowse , snooze

Relate "doze" with "dozen" means 12 :- if u eat dozen bananas , u will get slight asleep due to overeating



Short Definition : dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life

drab = ম্যাটমেটে বাদামী রং , একঘেয়েমি , বেশ্যা

English to Bengali meaning of drab

1. (noun) a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
Synonyms : olive drab

2. (adj) lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
Synonyms : dreary

3. (adj) lacking brightness or color; dull
Synonyms : sober , somber , sombre

4. (adj) of a light brownish green color
Synonyms : olive-drab

5. (adj) causing dejection
Synonyms : blue , dark , dingy , disconsolate , dismal , drear , dreary , gloomy , grim , sorry

Drab>> drobo in bangla means water i.e colourless, gloomy

RAB dressed in black but no colour anywr.




Short Definition : extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician

English to Bengali meaning of draconian

(adj) of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws
Example Sentence
Draconian measures

 dracon(SOUNDS LIKE DRACULA)...and a dracula as we have seen in movies, gives EXTREMELY SEVERE PUNISHMENT to people.

Whoever disturbs Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter gets a Draconian punishment from Snape.



Short Definition : sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue

dregs = তলানি (N), গাদ (N), ধোয়ানি (N), কাইট (N)

English to Bengali meaning of dregs

(noun) sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
Synonyms : settlings

sounds like drugs...they are worthless residues and are not to be taken

When i bought  the lotion to reduce my blackheads, there were sediments (dregs) deposited in the bottle.



Short Definition : flow or fall in drops; let saliva flow out slowly from the mouth; move a ball; N.

dribble = মুখ দিয়ে লালা গড়ানো , বল কাটানো

English to Bengali meaning of dribble

(noun) flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
Synonyms : drip , trickle

(noun) saliva spilling from the mouth
Synonyms : drivel , drool , slobber

(noun) the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
Synonyms : dribbling

(verb) run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
Synonyms : filter , trickle

(verb) let or cause to fall in drops
Synonyms : drip , drop

(verb) propel,
Synonyms : carry

(verb) let saliva drivel from the mouth
Synonyms : drivel , drool , slabber , slaver , slobber

dribble sounds like nipple infeeding botte nipple the milk comes drop by drop;



Short Definition : nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense

drivel = নাল পড়া , আবোলতাবোল বকা

English to Bengali meaning of drivel

(noun) a worthless message
Synonyms : garbage

(noun) saliva spilling from the mouth
Synonyms : dribble , drool , slobber

(verb) let saliva drivel from the mouth
Synonyms : dribble , drool , slabber , slaver , slobber

"Drive to Hell" why any one will say that. its totally nonsense. Drive + el(hell) = Nonsense




Short Definition : queer and amusing

English to Bengali meaning of droll

(adj) comical in an odd or whimsical manner

D (the) roll (role)  of Johnny Lever always being DROLL in most of the movies.



Short Definition : talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee; N.

drone = পুং-মৌমাছি , পরশ্রমজীবী , গুনগুন শব্দ , দূর-নিয়ন্ত্রিত চালকবিহীন উড়োজাহাজ বা ক্ষেপনাস্ত্র , অলসভাবে কাটিয়ে দেওয়া

English to Bengali meaning of drone

(noun) stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen

(noun) an unchanging intonation
Synonyms : droning , monotone

(noun) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
Synonyms : dawdler , laggard , lagger , poke , trailer

(noun) an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
Synonyms : pilotless aircraft , radio-controlled aircraft

(noun) a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
Synonyms : bourdon , drone pipe

(verb) make a monotonous low dull sound

Example Sentence
The harmonium was droning on

 think abt t film was a boring piece of watch/talk.




Short Definition : bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.

(noun) a shape that sags
Synonyms : sag
Example Sentence
there was a sag in the chair seat
(verb) droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
Synonyms : flag , sag , swag
(verb) hang loosely or laxly
Synonyms : loll
Example Sentence
His tongue lolled
(verb) become limp
Synonyms : wilt
Example Sentence
The flowers wilted

 DROOP - DROP - hang or sag like a dried up flower.




Short Definition : waste matter; worthless impurities

dross = আবর্জনা

English to Bengali meaning of dross

(noun) worthless or dangerous material that should be removed
Synonyms : impurity
Example Sentence
there were impurities in the water

(noun) the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
Synonyms : scoria , slag

Ever weekend I have to clean the dross deposited on metal tape.. that was totally gross.



Short Definition : do drudgery; N: person who drudges

drudge = ক্রীতদাস

English to Bengali meaning of drudge

1. (noun) one who works hard at boring tasks

Synonyms : hack , hacker

2. (noun) a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
Synonyms : galley slave , navvy , peon

3. (verb) work hard
Synonyms : dig , fag , grind , labor , labour , moil , toil , travail

amader garage e dinmojur,  chakor lokra drudgery kore



Short Definition : questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety

dubious = দ্বিধাগ্রস্ত

English to Bengali meaning of dubious

(adj) fraught with uncertainty or doubt
Synonyms : doubtful

(adj) open to doubt or suspicion
Synonyms : doubtful , dubitable , in question

(adj) not convinced