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Meaning of DASH

Pronunciation:  dash

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quick run
  2. [n]  the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
  3. [n]  distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
  4. [n]  the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
  5. [n]  a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
  6. [n]  a footrace run at top speed; "he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"
  7. [v]  add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed with white"
  8. [v]  break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate"
  9. [v]  hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
  10. [v]  cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
  11. [v]  run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
  12. [v]  destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"

DASH is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bolt, crash, dah, dart, daunt, elan, flair, flash, frighten away, frighten off, hyphen, pall, panache, scare, scare away, scare off, scoot, scud, shoot, smash, sprint, style
 See Also: baffle, belt along, bilk, break, break, bucket along, cannonball along, cast, cross, cut back, elegance, flash back, foil, frustrate, haste, hasten, hie, hotfoot, hurl, hurry, hurtle, international Morse code, intimidate, mix, mix in, Morse, Morse code, pelt along, plunge, punctuation, punctuation mark, queer, race, radiotelegraphic signal, restrain, run, running, rush, rush, rush along, rushing, scotch, speed, spoil, telegraphic signal, thwart, track event



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dashed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dashing}.] [Of. Scand. origin; cf. Dan daske to beat,
    strike, Sw. & Icel. daska, Dan. & Sw. dask blow.]
    1. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike
       violently or hastily; -- often used with against.
             If you dash a stone against a stone in the botton of
             the water, it maketh a sound.         --Bacon.
    2. To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to
       crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
             Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's
             vessel.                               --Ps. ii. 9.
             A brave vessel, . . . Dashed all to pieces. --Shak.
             To perplex and dash Maturest counsels. --Milton.
    3. To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to
       depress. --South.
             Dash the proud games?er in his gilded car. --Pope.
    4. To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix,
       reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an
       inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter;
       to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to
       dash paint upon a picture.
             I take care to dash the character with such
             particular circumstance as may prevent ill-natured
             applications.                         --Addison.
             The very source and fount of day Is dashed with
             wandering isles of night.             --Tennyson.
    5. To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute
       rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash
       off a review or sermon.
    6. To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with
       out; as, to dash out a word.
  2. \Dash\, v. i.
    To rust with violence; to move impetuously; to strike
    violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.
          [He] dashed through thick and thin.      --Dryden.
          On each hand the gushing waters play, And down the
          rough cascade all dashing fall.          --Thomson.
  3. \Dash\, n.
    1. Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.
    2. A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his
       hopes received a dash.
    3. A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial
       overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a
       dash of purple.
             Innocence when it has in it a dash of folly.
    4. A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick
       stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush; as, a bold dash at
       the enemy; a dash of rain.
             She takes upon her bravely at first dash. --Shak.
    5. Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.
    6. A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make
       or cut a great dash. [Low]
    7. (Punctuation) A mark or line [--], in writing or printing,
       denoting a sudden break, stop, or transition in a
       sentence, or an abrupt change in its construction, a long
       or significant pause, or an unexpected or epigrammatic
       turn of sentiment. Dashes are also sometimes used instead
       of marks or parenthesis. --John Wilson.
    8. (Mus.)
       (a) The sign of staccato, a small mark [?] denoting that
           the note over which it is placed is to be performed in
           a short, distinct manner.
       (b) The line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass,
           as a direction to raise the interval a semitone.
    9. (Racing) A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a
       race course; -- used in horse racing, when a single trial
       constitutes the race.
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