Dizening
Dizen Diz"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dizened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dizening}.] [Perh. orig., to dress in a foolish manner, and allied to dizzy: but cf. also OE. dysyn (Palsgrave) to put tow or flax on a distaff, i. e., to dress it. Cf. {Distaff}.] 1. To dress; to attire. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

2. To dress gaudily; to overdress; to bedizen; to deck out. [1913 Webster]

Like a tragedy queen, he has dizened her out. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

To-morrow when the masks shall fall That dizen Nature's carnival. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dizening — v. dress in a flashy manner; bedizen, decorate in a cheap showy manner; attire, deck, clothe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dizen — Diz en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dizened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dizening}.] [Perh. orig., to dress in a foolish manner, and allied to dizzy: but cf. also OE. dysyn (Palsgrave) to put tow or flax on a distaff, i. e., to dress it. Cf. {Distaff}.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dizened — Dizen Diz en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dizened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dizening}.] [Perh. orig., to dress in a foolish manner, and allied to dizzy: but cf. also OE. dysyn (Palsgrave) to put tow or flax on a distaff, i. e., to dress it. Cf. {Distaff}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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