Definition of Doily

1. Noun. A small round piece of linen placed under a dish or bowl.

Exact synonyms: Doyley, Doyly
Generic synonyms: Linen



Definition of Doily

1. n. A kind of woolen stuff.

Definition of Doily

1. Noun. A small ornamental piece of lace or linen or paper used to protect a surface from scratches by hard objects such as vases or bowls; or to decorate a plate of food. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Doily

1. a small napkin [n -LIES]

Medical Definition of Doily

1. 1. A kind of woolen stuff. "Some doily petticoats." "A fool and a doily stuff, would now and then find days of grace, and be worn for variety." (Congreve) 2. A small napkin, used at table with the fruit, etc.; commonly coloured and fringed. Origin: So called from the name of the dealer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doily

dohickey
dohickeys
dohs
dohyo
dohyo-iri
dohyo matsuri
dohyos
doi moi
doiled
doilem
doilems
doilies
doilt
doilter
doiltest
doily (current term)
doin'
doing
doing in
doing justice
doing over
doing the dishes
doing the hard yards
doing time
doing up
doings
doited
doitit
doitkin

Literary usage of Doily

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1. Men of the Time: Biographical Sketches of Eminent Living Characters : Also by Alaric Alexander Watts (1856)
"... Lardner resides in Paris, and holds, we believe, the important appointment of Foreign Correspondent to the " doily News." LAUDER, ROBERT SCOTT, RSA, ..."

2. Official Catalogue of Exhibitors (1915)
"Crochet daisy doily (original design, awarded medal at Manchester, England, 1914), crochet oval and round doily, fillet crochet centrepiece, large fillet ..."

3. British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from by Owen Williams (1828)
"doily MARGERY. of time I've lost wilh lhat beggar! [Reads. Sir,—This is lit inform you that my lord ..."

4. Gala-day Luncheons: A Little Book of Suggestions by Caroline French Benton (1901)
"No one should despair if she cannot have HONITON LACE doily. a professional to help her arrange the flowers for her luncheon table; let her give thanks. ..."

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