dor 1or dorr [dawr] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Also dor·bee·tle [dawr-beet-l] /ˈdɔrˌbit l/. a common European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius.
  2. any of several insects, as the June bug, that make a buzzing noise in flight.

Origin of dor 1 before 900; Middle English dor(r)e, Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte drone dor 2[dawr] noun Archaic.

  1. mockery; scorn.

Origin of dor 2 1545–55; Old Norse dār mockery; compare German Tor fool Dor.

  1. Dorian.
  2. Doric.

Examples from the Web for dor Contemporary Examples of dor

  • “Every time a rocket was launched, my phone went haywire,” said Dor Eldar, a 22-year-old dance instructor from Tel Aviv.

    The Israeli App Red Alert Saves Lives—but It Just Might Drive You Nuts

    Itay Hod

    July 15, 2014

  • If the thought of DOR enters a man’s head, he is not a Navy SEAL.

    Navy Seal Training: The Start of Hell Week

    Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

    May 8, 2011

  • Historical Examples of dor

  • And, in fine, Dor must be regarded as an anticipator of the Entente cordiale.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Another thing for which Dor is praised is his wonderful memory.

    Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)


  • So it is that Dor never learned, in the true sense, to draw.

    Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)


  • The artists of Dor’s time and country were very clear in their opinion.

    Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)


  • As Dor piloted us to the open street, we asked him where his mother was.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • British Dictionary definitions for dor dor noun

    1. any European dung beetle of the genus Geotrupes and related genera, esp G. stercorarius, having a droning flight

    Word Origin for dor Old English dora bumblebee; related to Middle Low German dorte drone 1

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