Dumb - (a.) Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes.
Dumb - (a.) Not willing to speak; mute; silent; not speaking; not accompanied by words; as, dumb show.
Dumb - (a.) Lacking brightness or clearness, as a color.
Dumb - (v. t.) To put to silence.
Adumbrant - (a.) Giving a faint shadow, or slight resemblance; shadowing forth.
Adumbrate - (v. t.) To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to outline; to shadow forth.
Adumbrate - (v. t.) To overshadow; to shade.
Adumbration - (n.) The act of adumbrating, or shadowing forth.
Adumbration - (n.) A faint sketch; an outline; an imperfect portrayal or representation of a thing.
Adumbration - (n.) The shadow or outlines of a figure.
Adumbrative - (a.) Faintly representing; typical.
Dumb-bell - (n.) A weight, consisting of two spheres or spheroids, connected by a short bar for a handle; used (often in pairs) for gymnastic exercise.
Dumbledor - (n.) A bumblebee; also, a cockchafer.
Dumbly - (adv.) In silence; mutely.
Dumbness - (n.) The quality or state of being dumb; muteness; silence; inability to speak.
Dumb-waiter - (n.) A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves.
Dumb - adj. 1 a unable to speak. B (of an animal) naturally dumb. 2 silenced by surprise, shyness, etc. 3 taciturn, reticent (dumb insolence). 4 suffered or done in silence (dumb agony). 5 colloq. Stupid; ignorant. 6 disenfranchised; inarticulate (dumb masses). 7 (of a computer terminal etc.) Able to transmit or receive but unable to process data. 8 giving no sound. [old english]
Adumbrate - v. (-ting) 1 indicate faintly or in outline. 2 foreshadow. 3 overshadow. adumbration n. [latin: related to *ad-, umbra shade]
Deaf-and-dumb alphabet - n. (also deaf-and-dumb language) = *sign language.
Dumb-bell - n. 1 short bar with a weight at each end, for muscle-building etc. 2 slang stupid person, esp. A woman.
Dumbfound - v. Nonplus, make speechless with surprise. [from *dumb, *confound]
Dumbo - n. (pl. -s) slang stupid person. [from *dumb, *-o]
Dumb show - n. Gestures; mime.
Dumbstruck - adj. Speechless with surprise.
Dumb waiter - n. Small hand-operated lift for conveying food from kitchen to dining-room.
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