Search Result for "dapple":
1. a small contrasting part of something;
- Example: "a bald spot"
- Example: "a leopard's spots"
- Example: "a patch of clouds"
- Example: "patches of thin ice"
- Example: "a fleck of red"
[syn: spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation]
1. colour with streaks or blotches of different shades;
[syn: mottle, dapple, cloud]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dapple \Dap"ple\, n. [Cf. Icel. depill a spot, a dot, a dog with spots over the eyes, dapi a pool, and E. dimple.] One of the spots on a dappled animal. [1913 Webster] He has . . . as many eyes on his body as my gray mare hath dapples. --Sir P. Sidney. DappleThe Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dapple \Dap"ple\, Dappled \Dap"pled\, a. Marked with spots of different shades of color; spotted; variegated; as, a dapple horse. [1913 Webster] Some dapple mists still floated along the peaks. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Note: The word is used in composition to denote that some color is variegated or marked with spots; as, dapple-bay; dapple-gray. [1913 Webster] His steed was all dapple-gray. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] O, swiftly can speed my dapple-gray steed. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dapple \Dap"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dappled; p. pr. & vb. n. Dappling.] To variegate with spots; to spot. [1913 Webster] The gentle day, . . . Dapples the drowsy east with spots of gray. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The dappled pink and blushing rose. --Prior. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
dapple n 1: a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red" [syn: spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation] v 1: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades [syn: mottle, dapple, cloud]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
202 Moby Thesaurus words for "dapple": Quaker-colored, acier, ashen, ashy, band, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, birthmark, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, brand, brindled, calico, canescent, caste mark, chalk, chalk up, check, check off, checker, checkmark, cicatrix, cicatrize, cinereous, cinerous, clouded, cut, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dappledness, dappleness, dash, define, delimit, demarcate, dingy, discolor, discoloration, dismal, dot, dotted, dottedness, dove-colored, dove-gray, dreary, dull, dusty, earmark, engrave, engraving, flake, flea-bitten, fleck, flecked, flick, freckle, freckliness, gash, glaucescent, glaucous, graving, gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, hack, harlequin, hatch, impress, imprint, iris, iron-gray, jot, lead-gray, leaden, lentigo, line, livid, macula, maculate, maculation, macule, make a mark, marble, marbled, marbleize, mark, mark off, mark out, marking, mole, motley, mottle, mottled, mottledness, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, nevus, nick, notch, paint, patch, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, pencil, pepper, pepper-and-salt, piebald, pied, pinto, point, pointillage, pointillism, polka dot, polychrome, polychromize, prick, print, punch, punctuate, puncture, rainbow, riddle, sad, scar, scarification, scarify, score, scotch, scratch, scratching, seal, seam, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, skewbald, slate-colored, slaty, smoke-gray, smoky, sober, somber, spangle, speck, speckle, speckled, speckliness, splash, splotch, spot, spotted, spottedness, spottiness, sprinkle, stain, stamp, steel-gray, steely, stigma, stigmatize, stipple, stippledness, stippling, stone-colored, strawberry mark, streak, striate, stripe, stud, tattoo, tattoo mark, taupe, tessellate, tick, tick off, tittle, trace, underline, underscore, variegate, vein, watermark