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Why, der language down dar in de far South is jus' as different from ours in Maryland, as you can think. dey laughed when dey heard me talk, an' I could not understand 'dem, no how.
Harriet Tubman

Meaning of "dey" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DEY

From French, from Turkish dayi, literally: maternal uncle, hence title given to an older person.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DEY

dey  [deɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEY

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determiner
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Dey is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DEY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Dey

Dey was the title given to the rulers of the Regency of Algiers and Tripoli under the Ottoman Empire from 1671 onwards. Twenty-nine deys held office from the establishment of the deylicate in Algeria until the French conquest in 1830. The dey was chosen by local civilian, military, and religious leaders to govern for life and ruled with a high degree of autonomy from the Ottoman sultan. The main sources of his revenues were taxes on the agricultural population, religious tributes, and protection payments rendered by Corsairs, regarded as pirates who preyed on Mediterranean shipping. The dey was assisted in governing by a divan made up of the Chiefs of the Army and Navy, the Director of Shipping, the Treasurer-General and the Collector of Tributes. The realm of the dey of Alger was divided into three provinces, each of which was administered by a bey whom he appointed. The rule of the deys of Alger came to an end on 5 July 1830, when Hussein Dey surrendered to invading French forces. The last Dey of Tripoli was killed by Ahmed Karamanli, who established the eponymous Karamanli dynasty in 1711.

Definition of dey in the English dictionary

The definition of dey in the dictionary is the title given to commanders or governors of the Janissaries of Algiers. Other definition of dey is a title applied by Western writers to various other Ottoman governors, such as the bey of Tunis.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEY

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dextrously
dextrousness
Dezhnev
dezinc

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEY

Ashley
attorney
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honey
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journey
key
money
New Jersey
on the money
peavey
survey
Sydney
they
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valley

Synonyms and antonyms of dey in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «dey» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEY

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戴伊
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dey
570 millions of speakers

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dey
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डे
380 millions of speakers
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داي
280 millions of speakers

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Дея
278 millions of speakers

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dey
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Translator English - Bengali

দে
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Translator English - French

ils ont
220 millions of speakers

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Dey
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dey
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アルジェリア太守の称号
130 millions of speakers

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dey
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhewe
85 millions of speakers
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dey
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

देय
75 millions of speakers

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dayı
70 millions of speakers

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dey
65 millions of speakers

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Dey
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Дея
40 millions of speakers

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Dey
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ΓΒ
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Dey
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dey
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Dey
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DEY»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dey

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2 QUOTES WITH «DEY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dey.
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Harriet Tubman
Why, der language down dar in de far South is jus' as different from ours in Maryland, as you can think. dey laughed when dey heard me talk, an' I could not understand 'dem, no how.
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Douglas Wilder
What is blackness? Is it the way you talk? Do you got to say, 'Dey this, dey dat.' Or the way you dress? Or is it the forgiving of certain things? What is black enough?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEY»

Discover the use of dey in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dey and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Incomplete Block Designs
This book presents a systematic, rigorous and comprehensive account of the theory and applications of incomplete block designs.
Aloke Dey, 2010
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Qualitative Data Analysis: A User Friendly Guide for Social ...
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Ian Dey, 2003
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Chrysanthemum Culture
The Primary Purpose Of This Book Is To Help Growers Understand The Principle And Procedure For Raising Blooms Of An Improved Quality.
S. C. Dey, 2002
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Grounding Grounded Theory: Guidelines for Qualitative Inquiry
Professor Dey's persuasive, instructive, critical, engaging, and often humorous investigation places many elements of grounded theory under close scrutiny.
Ian Dey, 1999
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Aleta Dey
Aleta Dey, first published in 1919, tells in plain and affecting prose the story of a girl growing up in Manitoba, becoming politically conscious, and falling in love with McNair, a man of much more conventional views.
Francis Marion Beynon, 2000
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Memories Come Alive: An Autobiography
In Memories Come Alive: An Autobiography, Manna Dey Takes A Nostalgic Trip Down Memory Lane His Early Passion For Wrestling And Football; Adolescent Pranks Which Involved Shoplifting Sweets From A Confectionery And Pole-Vaulting Into The ...
Mānnā De, 2007
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Khallaas - an A to Z Guide to the Underworld
A shooter is referred to as an “artist”, an informer is simply “zero dial”, Dubai is “Delhi”, while arrest is “get admitted”. Most of these are aimed at sending the police or adversaries on a wild goose chase.
J. Dey, 2008
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Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Interpretation and ...
Beginning with an introduction to the technique of FNAC, this book provides a concise, logical and systemic approach to the diagnosis of lesions that may occur in different parts of the body.
Pranab Dey, 2012
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The Magic Story
1900 One of the greatest inspirational classics of all time. Has lifted thousands out of the bonds of despair.
Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey, 1996
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A First Course in Linear Model Theory
The authors' fresh approach, methodical presentation, wealth of examples, and introduction to topics beyond the classical theory set this book apart from other texts on linear models.
Nalini Ravishanker, Dipak K. Dey, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dey is used in the context of the following news items.
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Johnnycake Jog: Bodybuilder Anna Dey to revive running career
Anna Dey, who owns and manages Anytime Fitness in Concord Township with her father, has been able to find ways to do both. But for the last ... «News-Herald.com, Jul 15»
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Ice Prince: Rapper stars in honest 'Yawa go dey' video with Robbie …
Chocolate City superstar rapper Ice Prince Zamani unleashes a new single titled 'Yawa go dey' the soulful HipHop tune features Robbie ... «Pulse Nigeria, Jul 15»
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Fleetcor Technologies Inc (FLT) Files Form 4 Insider Selling : Eric …
Fleetcor Technologies Inc (FLT): Eric Dey , CFO & Secretary of Fleetcor Technologies Inc sold 26,316 shares on Jul 1, 2015. The Insider selling ... «Insider Trading Report, Jul 15»
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Health and Beauty Tips for Women Over 40 | Meerabelle Dey
The health and beauty habits we had during our 20s and 30s were fairly simple. We just had to do the basics - wear sunscreen, exercise, and ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Messi juss dey scratch head - SuperSport - Football
Na afta de final wey Chile take penarity carry de trophy na hin plenty Argentina people kon dey yab Messi say de bobo no dey try for hin ... «SuperSport, Jul 15»
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Jim Dey: Justices' GPS ruling lacking in direction
In 2014, Illinois legislators decided to establish a bright-line rule for a new high-tech form of police surveillance. They passed legislation ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
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J Dey murder case: Examination of witnesses to start soon
Vora is accused of passing on key information such as the number plate of Dey's motorcycle and his address to Rajan. The police arrested her ... «Mid-Day, Jul 15»
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Dey, 8 other Bombers named All-Stars
Bombers first baseman Jordan Dey takes a swing at a pitch during a June 30 game against Clarinda. Dey has been named to the North ... «Sedalia Democrat, Jul 15»
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The Insider Eric Dey Sold 26316 shares of FleetCor Technologies …
It is difficult to make conclusions about Fleetcor Technologies Inc's future just from Eric Dey's sale because in this filing, the insider also ... «OctaFinance.com, Jul 15»
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Emma Watson to star with Aamir Khan in 'Mid Dey'? | Showbiz …
Emma Watson is reportedly being approached for the role of a British journalist in Nandita Singha's biopic 'Mid Dey', which is also expected to ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»

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