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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He saw it break its flight over a dell between the dunes, soar vertically and then head off at an angle.
▪ He scrambled to his feet and charged full tilt down the side of the dell.
▪ Letting it go he focused on the dell.
▪ The pilot stationed the Lynx in a controlled hover above a dell a hundred yards away from the target.
▪ The police squad fanned out and with their weapons at the ready advanced towards the target dell.
▪ The whole area was a maze of dunes and dells.
▪ They disappeared into the neighbouring dell.
▪ This explained why the sounds of battle had come from east of this dell.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dell \Dell\, n. [AS. del, akin to E. dale; cf. D. delle, del, low ground. See Dale.]

  1. A small, retired valley; a ravine.

    In dells and dales, concealed from human sight.

  2. A young woman; a wench. [Obs.]

    Sweet doxies and dells.
    --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English dell "dell, hollow, dale" (perhaps lost and then borrowed in Middle English from cognate Middle Dutch/Middle Low German delle), from Proto-Germanic *daljo (cognates: German Delle "dent, depression," Gothic ib-dalja "slope of a mountain"); related to dale (q.v.).


rogue's cant 16c.-17c. for "a young girl of the vagrant class," of uncertain origin.\n\nA Dell is a yonge wenche, able for generation, and not yet knowen or broken by the vpright man. ... [W]hen they have beene lyen with all by the vpright man then they be Doxes, and no Dells.

[Thomas Harman, "A Caveat or Warning for Common Cursitors," 1567]


n. 1 valley 2 (context obsolete English) A young woman; a wench.


n. a small wooded hollow [syn: dingle]

Dell, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas
Population (2000): 251
Housing Units (2000): 121
Land area (2000): 0.888456 sq. miles (2.301091 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.888456 sq. miles (2.301091 sq. km)
FIPS code: 18160
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.856818 N, 90.040113 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72426
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Dell, AR

Dell Inc. (stylized as DELL) is an American privately owned multinational computer technology company based in Round Rock, Texas, United States, that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services. Eponymously named after its founder, Michael Dell, the company is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people worldwide.

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Dell was listed at number 51 in the Fortune 500 list, until 2014. After going private in 2013, the newly confidential nature of its financial information prevents the company from being ranked by Fortune. In 2015, it was the third largest PC vendor in the world after Lenovo and HP. Dell is currently the #1 shipper of PC monitors in the world. Dell is the sixth largest company in Texas by total revenue, according to Fortune magazine. It is the second largest non-oil company in Texas – behind AT&T – and the largest company in the Greater Austin area. It was a publicly traded company , as well as a component of the NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500, until it was taken private in a leveraged buyout which closed on October 30, 2013.

Dell (disambiguation)

Dell or Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation focused on personal computers and related products.

Dell, Dells, or The Dell may also refer to:

Dell (landform)

In physical geography, a dell is a small secluded hollow, (implying also) a grassy, park like usually partially wooded valley. Like " dale", the word "dell" is derived from the Old English word dæl. Dells in literature are often portrayed as pleasant safe havens.

Dell (name)

Dell is a given name, a surname, or a prefix that is part of a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Usage examples of "dell".

What happened to Shane Auslander and Dewey Dell and all the others did not happen to Mark Underhill.

He handed two of them to Philip Underhill, then went to the other side of the table to give papers to the Auslanders, Bill Wilk, and Jennie Dell.

Bill Wilk, Jennie Dell, and the Auslanders separated from the brothers and from one another before they reached the sidewalk.

Everyone but Sam was done eating before it was my turn to describe how Kimber and I had been lured to the blowdown and what had happened afterward in the Routt Divide with Phil Barrett and with Dell and Cathy Franklin.

Had he bribed Dell Chuba to take her to dinner just to get her out of the way?

The Orsovan dell is the culminating point of all the beauty and grandeur of the Danubian hills.

Portland-Smith should have been driven to suicide just as Georgia met Ramillies, and fishier still that Ramillies should have looked up his ancestors just as Georgia fell for Dell.

Chris Mann, The T-34 Battle Tank, MBI Publishing, 1999 Jukes, Geoffrey, Kursk, The Clash of Armour, Ballantine Books, 1969 Luck, Hans von, Panzer Commander, Dell Publishing, 1989 Macksey, Kenneth, Tank Versus Tank, Grub Street, London, 1999 Melhnthin, F.

Over the lip of the dell in which she stood, a pale, glistening army appeared: a moaning wave of goggle-eyed, shapeless fleshy things, Lemures, the mindless, maggot-like living refuse of Hell.

Merei and Dell will be along shortly, but it is harder for Mesta to keep the pace.

Alan Dell had dragged his dazzled eyes away from Lady Ramillies for an instant, only to be confronted immediately by Miss Adamson, seated directly behind her.

And soon, placid, unsurprised, at her extreme ease, loomed into sight who but my ox-headed Rosinante in these dells, cropping her delightful way along in search of her drowned master.

The Prince stept onwards, down the declivity, across the dell, into the wood.

Even within living memory the English tourist has often met in the lonely dells and among the mountain passes of Wales the wayworn minstrel, with harp strung to his shoulders, ever ready to delight the traveller with the bewitching notes of his lyre and song.

Though Gurgi eyed the dells longingly, sniffing the smoke of cookfires wafting from the cottage chimneys, Taran did not turn from the path he had chosen.