Definitions for dregs
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dregs.
sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
(collectively) The sediment settled at the bottom of a liquid; the lees in a container of unfiltered wine.
The worst and lowest part of something.
the dregs of society
Etymology: From dregg
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: dresten, Saxon; dreggian, Islandick.
Fain would we make him author of the wine,
If for the dregs we could some other blame. Davies.
They often tread destruction’s horrid path,
And drink the dregs of the revenger’s wrath. George Sandys.
We from the dregs of life think to receive,
What the first sprightly running could not give. Dryden.
Such run on poets in a raging vein,
Ev’n to the dregs and squeezings of the brain. Alexander Pope.
The king by this journey purged a little the dregs and leaven of the northern people, that were before in no good affections towards him. Francis Bacon.
Heav’n’s favourite thou, for better fate’s design’d,
Than we the dregs and rubbish of mankind. John Dryden, Juv.
What diffidence we must be under, whether God will regard our sacrifice, when we have nothing to offer him but the dregs and refuse of life, the days of loathing and satiety, and the years in which we have no pleasure. John Rogers, Sermons.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dregz, n.pl. impurities in liquor that fall to the bottom, the grounds: dross: the vilest part of anything.—ns. Dreg′giness, Dreg′gishness.—adj. Dreg′gy, containing dregs: muddy: foul. [Prob. Scand.; Ice. dreggjar.]
The numerical value of dregs in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of dregs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Former Vice PresidentJoseph R. Bidenassailed PresidentTrump’s supporters during a speech Saturday at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, lamenting that ‘virulent people’ and the ‘dregs of society’ still had a friend in the White House.
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- solatge, pòsitCatalan, Valencian
- sedlina, vyvrhelCzech
- Bodensatz, Satz, Abschaum, DreckGerman
- aĉuloj, feĉo, aĉojEsperanto
- concho, mugre, escoria, hez, depósito, posoSpanish
- لرد, دردPersian
- pohjasakka, sakkaFinnish
- dreggjar, sori, botnfall, úrhrakIcelandic
- sedimento, fecciaItalian
- ცხიმოვანი ნარჩენებიGeorgian
- droesem, bezinkselDutch
- escória, borraPortuguese
- отсто́й, подонок, отбро́сы, отре́бье, муть, оса́докRussian
- feche, fexi, fexa, fegheSardinian
- bottensats, drägg, avskum, bottenskrapSwedish
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