Definition of Dash

1. Noun. Distinctive and stylish elegance. "He wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"

Exact synonyms: Elan, Flair, Panache, Style
Generic synonyms: Elegance
Derivative terms: Stylistic

2. Verb. Run or move very quickly or hastily. "She dashed into the yard"
Exact synonyms: Dart, Flash, Scoot, Scud, Shoot
Specialized synonyms: Plunge
Related verbs: Buck, Charge, Shoot, Shoot Down, Tear
Generic synonyms: Belt Along, Bucket Along, Cannonball Along, Hasten, Hie, Hotfoot, Pelt Along, Race, Rush, Rush Along, Speed, Step On It
Derivative terms: Dart, Scooter, Scooter, Scooter, Scooter
Also: Flash Back

3. Noun. A quick run.
Exact synonyms: Sprint
Generic synonyms: Run, Running
Specialized synonyms: Break
Derivative terms: Sprint

4. Verb. Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over. "They dash the glass tubes"; "Smash a plate"
Exact synonyms: Smash
Related verbs: Smash
Generic synonyms: Break
Specialized synonyms: Blast, Knock Down
Derivative terms: Smash, Smasher, Smashing

5. Noun. A footrace run at top speed. "He is preparing for the 100-yard dash"
Generic synonyms: Track Event

6. Verb. Hurl or thrust violently. "Waves were dashing against the rock"
Exact synonyms: Crash
Generic synonyms: Cast, Hurl, Hurtle

7. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Hyphen
Generic synonyms: Punctuation, Punctuation Mark
Derivative terms: Hyphen, Hyphenate

8. Verb. Destroy or break. "Dashed ambitions and hopes"
Generic synonyms: Baffle, Bilk, Cross, Foil, Frustrate, Queer, Scotch, Spoil, Thwart

9. Noun. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
Exact synonyms: Dah
Group relationships: International Morse Code, Morse, Morse Code
Generic synonyms: Radiotelegraphic Signal, Telegraphic Signal

10. Verb. Cause to lose courage. "The bad news will dash him"; "Dashed by the refusal"
Exact synonyms: Daunt, Frighten Away, Frighten Off, Pall, Scare, Scare Away, Scare Off
Generic synonyms: Intimidate, Restrain
Derivative terms: Pall, Scare

11. Noun. The act of moving with great haste. "He made a dash for the door"
Exact synonyms: Bolt
Generic synonyms: Haste, Hurry, Rush, Rushing
Derivative terms: Bolt

12. Verb. Add an enlivening or altering element to. "Blue paint dashed with white"
Generic synonyms: Mix, Mix In

Definition of Dash

1. v. t. To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against.

2. v. i. To rush with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.

3. n. Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.

Definition of Dash

1. Noun. (typography) Any of the following symbols: ? (''figure dash''), – (''en dash''), — (''em dash''), or ? (''horizontal bar''). ¹

2. Noun. A short run. ¹

3. Noun. A small quantity of a liquid substance; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon. ¹

4. Noun. A dashboard. ¹

5. Noun. One of the two symbols of Morse code. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To run quickly or for a short distance. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive informal) To leave or depart. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To destroy by striking (against). ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To throw violently. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To sprinkle; to splatter. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive of hopes or dreams) To ruin; to destroy. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To dishearten; to sadden. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To complete hastily, usually with ''down'' or ''off''. ¹

14. Verb. To draw quickly; jot ¹

15. Interjection. (euphemistic) Damn! ¹

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Definition of Dash

1. to strike violently [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dash

darwinian ear
darwinian reflex
darwinian theory
darwinian tubercle
dash (current term)
dash cherry
dash down
dash off

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