dexter

[d_ˈɛ_k_s_t_ə], [dˈɛkstə], [dˈɛkstə]

Antonyms for dexter:

sinistral.


Definitions of dexter:

  1.   Pertaining to, or situated on, the right hand; right, as opposed to sinister, or left. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Situated on the right side of a shield or coat of arms. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   on or starting from the wearer's left – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   ( heraldry) on or starting from the wearer's left – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5.   Right; opposite to left; as, the dexter hand. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6.   Right ( abbreviation, D.). – A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7.   Favorable; propitious. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8.   On the right- hand side of a shield, i. e., towards the right hand of its wearer. To a spectator in front, as in a pictorial representation, this would be the left side. – Newage Dictionary DB
  9.   One of a breed of small hardy cattle originating from the Kerry breed of Ireland, valuable both for beef and milk. They are usually chiefly black, sometimes red, and somewhat resemble a small shorthorn in build. Called also Kerry. – Webster Dictionary DB
  10.   On the right- hand side: right. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11.   In her., the right side of a shield or coat of arms. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   Right - hand; right. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13.   One of a breed of small hardy cattle originating from the Kerry breed of Ireland, valuable both for beef and milk. They are usually chiefly black, sometimes red, and somewhat resemble a small shorthorn in build. Called also Dexter Kerry. – Newage Dictionary DB
  14.   On the right- hand; right. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for dexter:

  1. The one they always forget is Brad Dexter – Robert Vaughn

Usage examples for dexter:

  1. Miss Sally Ruth Dexter is a rather important person in Appleboro. ” – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  2. “ I want Mr. Dexter to read it." ” – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  3. Nor was his appetite diminished by the spectacle of H. Dexter Adelstern and Finkman engaged in earnest conversation at an adjoining table, and he could not forbear a triumphant smile as he attacked his plate of soup. ” – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  4. One of the anecdotes of the Boston bar is that while Samuel Dexter one of the great lawyers of his day, was arguing a cause in the Circuit Court of the United States before Justice Story, soon after his accession to the bench, the court suddenly interposed, as a certain principle was asserted, with " That proposition is not law, Sir," to which Mr. Dexter retorted, " It is the law, if your Honor please, and will finally be declared to be the law by this court," as indeed it was later by Justice Story himself. ” – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  5. “ " There's the press agent, Mr. Dexter watching you. ” – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  6. “ Alexander Purdie, a native of Scotland, was editor of the Virginia Gazette from March 1766 to December 1774. Shortly after this date he started a Gazette of his own, and in the issue of his paper for June 7, 1776, he printed the heraldic device of a shield, on which is a rattlesnake coiled, with supporters, dexter a bear collared and chained, sinister, a stag. ” – Scotland's Mark on America by George Fraser Black
  7. Gage, who ostracised him, Dexter and Winthrop from the General Assembly. ” – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  8. “ " There's my trunk right there, Mr. Dexter she cried. ” – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  9. The case came to hearing and solemn argument; and he who espoused their cause, and stood up for them against the validity of the embargo act, was none other than that great man, of whom the gentleman has made honorable mention, Samuel Dexter – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  10. “ Walky Dexter meant well. ” – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  11. The house is still standing, but the statues, the minarets, the arches, and the memory of the great Lord Timothy Dexter live chiefly in tradition, and in the work which he bequeathed to posterity, and of which I shall say a few words. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  12. But Dexter Allison's garments had always retained their insistent note. ” – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  13. Inside were such guests as Talleyrand, George Peabody, and even that eccentric personage, Lord Timothy Dexter who had the ambition to figure in genteel society and cultivated as much as possible the society of Dalton. ” – Historic Homes by Mary H. Northend
  14. You went there to see Doctor Ralph Dexter didn't you? ” – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  15. The first, continued Dexter is you and Cavanagh, and English law generally. ” – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  16. Hall and Dexter in Am. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. And she had scarcely spoken to a soul save the Days and Walky Dexter since her arrival in Poketown. ” – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  18. In her ears there echoed, instead, the pleading words of young Dexter Standish, telling her that he was going to the Naval Academy and that he wanted her to wait for him till he should come back. ” – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  19. But he was a little surprised when Dexter Rice approached him gloomily. ” – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte

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