Definition of Decuman

1. a. Large; chief; -- applied to an extraordinary billow, supposed by some to be every tenth in order. [R.] Also used substantively.

Definition of Decuman

1. Adjective. (obsolete) large; chief; applied to an extraordinary billow, supposed by some to be every tenth in order. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) An extraordinarily large billow. ¹

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Definition of Decuman

1. extremely large [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decuman

dectin
decubation
decubital
decubital gangrene
decubiti
decubitis
decubitus
decubitus film
decubitus radiograph
decubitus ulcer
deculturization
deculturize
deculturized
deculturizes
deculturizing
decuman (current term)
decumans
decumary
decumbence
decumbency
decumbent
decumbently
decumbiture
decumulate
decumulation
decuple

Literary usage of Decuman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"I 1746, the son of Thomas Ford, prebendary He failed in procuring a patent for these in ] of St. decuman, Wells, and vicar of Ban- England, but obtained one ..."

2. An Exploration of Exmoor and the Hill Country of West Somerset: With Notes by John Lloyd Warden Page (1895)
"... Anchor —Marshwood Farm—Watchet—Dawes Castle—St. decuman- Monuments and Epitaphs — A Resurrection — Williton — An Imitated Monument—Doniford. ..."

3. Myths, Scenes & Worthies of Somerset by Charlotte Gilson Allen Boger (1887)
"decuman. (Circa AD 400.) " WATCHET is a neat little port with a neat little harbour, enclosed by piers and protected by a breakwater, close to which the ..."

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