Meaning of de
Pronunciation: (du Fr. du Sp. de Port. di), [key]
- from; of (used in French, Spanish, and Portuguese personal names, originally to indicate place of origin): Comte de Rochambeau; Don Ricardo de Aragón.
- a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin (decide); also used to indicate privation, removal, and separation (dehumidify), negation (demerit; derange), descent (degrade; deduce), reversal (detract), intensity (decompound). Cf. di-,.
- Delaware (approved esp. for use with zip code).
- destroyer escort.
Pronunciation: (duIt.de), [key]
- dei (used in Italian names as an elided form of dei): de' Medici.
- Doctor of Engineering.
- driver education.
- de (Thesaurus)