dextrous
adjective see dexterous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dextrous — deals with ability or the right side (as opposed to left) Dexterity ability See relative direction for the right (non sinister) side Dextrous can also mean: USS Dextrous HMS Dextrous Dextrous or DJ Dextrous See also Dexter (disambiguation) Dextre …   Wikipedia

  • Dextrous — Dex trous, a., Dextrously Dex trous*ly, adv., Dextrousness Dex trous*ness, n. Same as {Dexterous}, {Dexterously}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dextrous — index practiced Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dextrous — var of DEXTEROUS …   Medical dictionary

  • dextrous — 1620s, alternative spelling of DEXTEROUS (Cf. dexterous); this version is more conformable to Latin but less common in English …   Etymology dictionary

  • dextrous — [deks′trəs] adj. DEXTEROUS …   English World dictionary

  • dextrous — Dexterous Dex ter*ous, a. [L. dexter. See {Dexter}.] [Written also {dextrous}.] 1. Ready and expert in the use of the body and limbs; skillful and active with the hands; handy; ready; as, a dexterous hand; a dexterous workman. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dextrous — [17] Just as the left hand has always been associated with awkwardness or maladroitness (cack handed), so the right hand has traditionally been credited with skill: hence dextrous, a derivative of Latin dexter, which meant ‘on the right side’ and …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • dextrous — dexterous UK / US or dextrous UK [ˈdekst(ə)rəs] / US adjective able to use your hands skilfully …   English dictionary

  • dextrous — [17] Just as the left hand has always been associated with awkwardness or maladroitness (cack handed), so the right hand has traditionally been credited with skill: hence dextrous, a derivative of Latin dexter, which meant ‘on the right side’ and …   Word origins

  • dextrous — var. of DEXTEROUS. * * * dextrous see dexterous …   Useful english dictionary

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