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Dor \Dor\, n. [Cf. AS. dora drone, locust, D. tor beetle, L. taurus a kind of beetle. Cf. Dormouse.] (Zo["o]l.) A large European scaraboid beetle ( Geotrupes stercorarius), which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also applied to allied American species, as the June bug. Called also dorr, dorbeetle, or dorrbeetle, dorbug, dorrfly, and buzzard clock.


Dor \Dor\, n. [Cf. Dor a beetle, and Hum, Humbug.] A trick, joke, or deception.
--Beau. & Fl.

To give one the dor, to make a fool of him. [Archaic]
--P. Fletcher.


Dor \Dor\, v. t. To make a fool of; to deceive. [Obs.] [Written also dorr.]
--B. Jonson.


Etymology 1 alt. 1 A large European dung beetle, (taxlink Geotrupes stercorarius species noshow=1), that makes a droning noise while flying. 2 Any flying insect which makes a loud humming noise, such as the June bug or a bumblebee. n. 1 A large European dung beetle, (taxlink Geotrupes stercorarius species noshow=1), that makes a droning noise while flying. 2 Any flying insect which makes a loud humming noise, such as the June bug or a bumblebee. Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) A trick, joke, or deception.

Dor (political party)

Dor (, lit. Generation who Built the Land, formerly known as Gil (an acronym for Gimla'ey Yisrael LaKnesset (Hebrew: גימלאי ישראל לכנסת), lit. Pensioners of Israel to the Knesset) is a center political party in Israel and was part of the governing coalition in the seventeenth Knesset. In the 2009 elections, Gil did not receive sufficient votes for representation in the Knesset. In preparation for the 2013 elections, the party took on Efraim Lapid as the chairperson and revamped its image into Dor.

Dor (film)

Dor (, , ) is a 2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor that features Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas Talpade as the lead actors. It is a remake of the Malayalam film, Perumazhakkalam (2004) and was well received by the critics after its release on 22 September 2006. Dor, which also released on a DVD, garnered rave reviews from critics and film buffs.

Dor, which was produced by Elahe Hiptoola, had cinematography by Sudeep Chatterjee and editing by Sanjib Datta. For a film that had Hindi as the predominant language with a sporadic use of Urdu, Salim-Sulaiman composed the background score.

The story is about two women who come from different backgrounds and how fate brings them together. Meera ( Ayesha Takia), a young woman who becomes a widow shortly after marriage, is trapped by tradition. Zeenat ( Gul Panag), on the other hand, faces the daunting task of saving the life of her husband, who is on trial for murder. A bahuroopiya ( Shreyas Talpade) helps her reach Meera, who holds the "string" to Zeenat's hope. The companionship that develops between Meera and Zeenat results in redemption for both.


Dör is a village in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.


DOR or Dor or DoR may refer to: The strong feeling of nostalgia, of wanting to go back to a certain feeling, place, or person. It's a word in the Romanian language.

Usage examples of "dor".

The terrain those tresses covered in passing was--was--how was it that Dor had never noticed it before?

So they tended to do their most interesting things away from the house, and Dor had learned not to pry.

Extremely firm, Dor thought as he watched her move trippingly across the kitchen to the back door.

Frustrated and angry, Dor stalked out of the kitchen and into the main room of the cottage.

Because all sorts of things went on that the furniture saw and heard, and Dor could talk to the furniture.

His father Bink was a muscular man, well able to fight when the occasion required, but Dor took after his mother more: small and slender.

She was a girl, and a year younger than Dor, so she could cry if she wanted to.

It was a small one, but it had three good sharp jags and could have wiped Dor out if it had hit him.

Which was no doubt why Grundy had remained, knowing that Dor was prone to such carelessness.

The ogre picked Dor up gently in one huge hand--fortunately not by the scruff of the neck--and carried him north along the path.

He set Dor down and stood silently while boy and golem proceeded forward.

Both jumped up when they saw Dor, and eager for sport, ran out to bar his way.

His eyes flickered momentarily to Dor, then back to the steaming metal.

He always seemed to know when Dor came calling, even when the Queen was not around to inform him.

At the moment he was highly relaxed and informal, and Dor knew this was intended to make Dor himself feel the same.