The cover of a *codex; the beginning part of a *parchment roll; also the back of a parchment sheet, hence 'endorsement' = [something written] on the back. [< Lat. dorsum = back]

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  • dorse — dorse; en·dorse·ment; en·dorse; …   English syllables

  • Dorse — Dorse, n. [Cf. L. dorsum the back. See {Dorsel}, {Dosel}.] 1. Same as {dorsal}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The back of a book. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Books, all richly bound, with gilt dorses. Wood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dorse — Dorse, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The Baltic or variable cod ({Gadus callarias}), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dorsé — dorsé, ée (dor sé, sée) adj. Terme de zoologie. Dont le dos est coloré autrement que le reste du corps. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. dorsum, dos …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • dorse — is., İng. dorse Taşıma araçlarındaki kasa …   Çağatay Osmanlı Sözlük

  • dorse —    Une dorse d ail; dites, une gousse d ail …   Dictionnaire grammatical du mauvais langage

  • Dorse — DORSEL (Dorse, Dosel, Dossal, Dosser) A woollen fabric used for hangings. A tapestry screen hung behind the alter in a Christian Church, intended to correspond with the colour and ornamentation of the alter itself. Also ornamental cloths hung at… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • dorse — /dawrs/, n. 1. the back of a book or folded document. 2. Eccles. Obs. dossal (def. 1). [1515 25; < L dorsum back] * * * …   Universalium

  • dorse — n. young codfish; back of a book; canopy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dorse — ˈdȯ(ə)rs noun ( s) Etymology: Latin dorsum back archaic : the back of a book or folded document …   Useful english dictionary

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