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Definitions of dash

  1. the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a quick run The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a footrace run at top speed; "he is preparing for the 100-yard dash" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. add an enlivening or altering element to; "blue paint dashed with white" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To rust with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Energy in style or action; animation; spirit. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. The line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass, as a direction to raise the interval a semitone. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; - often used with against. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; - with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; - with out; as, to dash out a word. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; - used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To throw violently or hastily; break by collision; hurl; shatter; splash; ruin; as, to dash one's hopes; to perform hastily, as writing; depress; confuse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. To rush with violence; strike something on a surface with a violent noisy motion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. A collision; a slight addition; a vulgar display; as, to cut a dash with fine clothes; a mark in writing or printing; something that causes discouragement; the striking of water in noisy motion; as, the dash of the waves; a sudden rush; a short, very quick race. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. To throw violently: to break by throwing together: to throw water suddenly: to bespatter: to destroy or frustrate: to mix or adulterate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. To strike against: to break against, as water: to rush with violence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. A violent striking: a rushing or violent onset: a blow: a mark (-) at a break in a sentence: a slight admixture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Collision; onset; impetuosity; the mark (-) in writing or printing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To rush or strike against. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To throw or strike suddenly or violently; to destroy or frustrate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. To throw suddenly and violently; hurl; shatter; splash. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To sketch hastily; with off. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. To discourage; abash. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. To rush impetuously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A sudden onset; rush; impetuosity; spirit; display. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A check; collision. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A slight admixture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. A line as a mark of punctuation, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. A violent striking of two bodies; a slight admixture; a rushing or onset with violence; a sudden stroke; a blow; a sudden check; swift action; a mark noting a break in the sentence, thus -; a small mark. thus ('), denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short distinct manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. To strike suddenly or violently; to break by collision; to throw water suddenly; to be spatter; to sprinkle; to mix and adulterate by throwing in another substance; to erase at a stroke; to destroy; to frustrate; to confound; to abash. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. To strike against and break; to rush with violence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. To strike with suddenness or violence; to throw water suddenly; to mix or adulterate; to blot out; to scatter; to rush or strike with suddenness; to break through with violence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. A striking together of two bodies; collision; a slight addition; a rushing or onset; a sudden stroke, flourish, or parade; in writing or printing, a mark thus (-); in music, thus (1), over a note. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  53. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against. mso.anu.edu.au
  54. To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon. mso.anu.edu.au
  55. To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word. mso.anu.edu.au
  56. A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; -- used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race. mso.anu.edu.au
  57. dash, v.t. to throw violently: to break by throwing together: to throw water suddenly: to bespatter: to destroy or frustrate: to mix or adulterate.--v.i. to strike against: to break against, as water: to rush with violence.--n. a violent striking: a rushing or violent onset: a blow: a mark (--) at a break in a sentence: ostentation: a slight admixture.--ns. DASH'-BOARD, a board or leathern frame in front of a carriage, to keep off splashes of mud; DASH'ER, one who dashes: (coll.) one who makes a great show.--adj. DASH'ING, rushing: reckless: hasty and rash: gallant.--adv. DASH'INGLY.--ns. DASH'-POT, a device for preventing too sudden motion in some part of an apparatus; DASH'-WHEEL, a wheel-shaped box with compartments, in which cotton cloth is washed by the revolution of the wheel in liquid.--DASH OFF, to sketch hastily; DASH OUT, to knock out by striking against something. [M. E. daschen, dassen, to rush, or strike with violence--Scand.; cf. Dan. daske, to slap]. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  58. Shatter to pieces (rarely abs., as flowers dashed by rain); knock, drive, throw, or thrust, away, off, out, down, &c.; fling, drive, splash, (thing or person) against, upon, into; bespatter with water &c. (d.-board, of wood or leather in front of vehicle to keep out mud; dashed with colour); dilute, qualify, (water with spirit, joy with pain); frustrate (d. one\'s hopes), daunt, discourage, confound; write down or throw off rapidly (composition, sketch); underline; (slang) =damn as mild imprecation; fall, move. throw oneself, with violence; come into collision against, upon; ride, run, or drive up, move about, behave, with spirit or display, whence dashing a., dashingly adv. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. Sound of water striking or struck; splash of colour; infusion (d. of brandy, of good blood); hasty pen-stroke; horizontal stroke in writing or printing to mark a break in sense, a parenthesis (two dd.), omitted letters or words, &c.; rush, onset, sudden advance; (capacity for) vigorous action; showy appearance or behaviour (cut a d., make a brilliant show). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. n. Violent striking of two bodies; collision; crash;—a sudden check; frustration;—an admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial over-spreading;—a rapid movement; a sudden onset;—capacity for quick bold movements against an enemy;—a show or parade; a flourish;—a mark or line thus [—], in writing or printing, denoting a sudden break, stop, or transition in a sentence. Cabinet Dictionary
  61. Collision; infusion; a mark in writing, a line stroke, blow. Complete Dictionary
  62. An expression of the sound of water dashed. Complete Dictionary

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