Associations to the word «Des»

Wiktionary

DES, proper noun. Short form of the male given name Desmond.
DES, acronym. (cryptography) Data Encryption Standard
DES, acronym. (incoterm) Delivered Ex Ship
DES, noun. Plural of dE
DES MOINES, proper noun. The capital city of the state of Iowa.
DES MOINES, proper noun. A village in New Mexico.
DES MOINES, proper noun. A city in Washington.
DES MOINES, proper noun. A tributary of the Mississippi River.
DES RES, noun. (British) A desirable residence.

Dictionary definition

DES, noun. A potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry.
DES, noun. Synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope