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Meaning of DONKEY

Pronunciation:  'dângkee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
  2. [n]  the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

DONKEY is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: domestic ass, Equus asinus
 See Also: allegory, ass, burro, emblem, Equus, genus Equus, moke



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Don"key\, n.; pl. {Donkeys}. [Prob. dun, in allusion to
the color of the animal + a dim. termination.]
1. An ass; or (less frequently) a mule.

2. A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass.

{Donkey engine}, a small auxiliary engine not used for
   propelling, but for pumping water into the boilers,
   raising heavy weights, and like purposes.

{Donkey pump}, a steam pump for feeding boilers,
   extinguishing fire, etc.; -- usually an auxiliary.

{Donkey's eye} (Bot.), the large round seed of the {Mucuna
   pruriens}, a tropical leguminous plant.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a donkey in your dream, represents your stubbornness and unyielding personality. You are unwilling to cooperate with others. If the donkey is dead, then it indicates that your party hearty attitude will lead to unrestrained immorality. Dreaming that you fall off or are thrown from a donkey indicates disharmony in love which will lead to a separation. Dreaming that you are kicked by a donkey, suggests that you are involved in illicit activities, which will bring your much anxiety and fear that you will be caught. Dreaming that you are leading a donkey by a halter means your leadership in every situation and your way of convincing people to see things your way.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ass, bigot, bitter-ender, block, Boeotian, bullethead, burro, clod, cuddy, dickey, diehard, dimwit, dogmatist, dolt, dope, dullard, dumb cluck, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fanatic, gowk, hardnose, intransigeant, intransigent, jack, jackass, jennet, jenny, jenny ass, jobbernowl, lackwit, lamebrain, last-ditcher, lightweight, looby, loon, maverick, mule, neddy, niais, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nitwit, noddy, perverse fool, pighead, positivist, purist, put, rocky, Rocky Mountain canary, schmuck, standpat, standpatter, stickler, stupid, thickwit, witling