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dəˈvwɑr, ˈdɛv wɑrde·voir

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devoirnoun

    formal expression of respect


  1. devoirnoun

    Duty, business; something which one must do.

  2. Etymology: From deveir (French devoir), from debere

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Devoirnoun

    Etymology: devoir, French.

    To restore again the kingdom of the Mamalukes, he offered him their utmost devoir and service. Richard Knolles, History.

    Aukward and supple, each devoir to pay,
    She flatters her good lady twice a day. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devoirnoun

    duty; service owed; hence, due act of civility or respect; -- now usually in the plural; as, they paid their devoirs to the ladies

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. L. debere to owe. See Due.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Devoir

    dev-wawr′, n. what is due, duty: service: an act of civility. [Fr.,—L. debēre, to owe.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devoir in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devoir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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