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Meaning of DAGGER

Pronunciation:  'dagur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
  2. [n]  a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

DAGGER is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: obelisk, sticker
 See Also: bodkin, character, dirk, grapheme, graphic symbol, haft, helve, hilt, knife, poniard, stiletto



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dag"ger\ (-g[~e]r), n. [Cf. OE. daggen to pierce, F.
    daguer. See {Dag} a dagger.]
    1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general
       term: cf. {Poniard}, {Stiletto}, {Bowie knife}, {Dirk},
       {Misericorde}, {Anlace}.
    2. (Print.) A mark of reference in the form of a dagger
       [[dagger]]. It is the second in order when more than one
       reference occurs on a page; -- called also {obelisk}.
    {Dagger moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus {Apatalea}.
       The larv[ae] are often destructive to the foliage of fruit
       trees, etc.
    {Dagger of lath}, the wooden weapon given to the Vice in the
       old Moralities. --Shak.
    {Double dagger}, a mark of reference [[dag]] which comes next
       in order after the dagger.
    {To look, or speak}, {daggers}, to look or speak fiercely or
  2. \Dag"ger\, v. t.
    To pierce with a dagger; to stab. [Obs.]
  3. \Dag"ger\, n. [Perh. from diagonal.]
    A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame. --Knight.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of being attacked by someone with a dagger, warns of physical injury from an enemy or a mugger. You may feel that you have been stabbed in the back by somebody. Dreaming that you take a dagger from somebody's hand means you will overcome hardships and misfortune.
Thesaurus Terms
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