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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dare  \Dare\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Durst}or  {Dared};  p.  p.  {Dared};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Daring}.]  [OE.  I  dar,  dear,  I  dare,  imp. 
  dorste,  durste,  AS  ic  dear  I  dare,  imp.  dorste.  inf.  durran; 
  akin  to  OS  gidar,  gidorsta  gidurran  OHG.  tar,  torsta, 
  turran,  Goth.  gadar,  gada['u]rsta,  Gr  tharsei^n,  tharrei^n, 
  to  be  bold,  tharsy`s  bold,  Skr.  Dhrsh  to  be  bold.  [root]70.] 
  To  have  adequate  or  sufficient  courage  for  any  purpose;  to  be 
  bold  or  venturesome;  not  to  be  afraid;  to  venture. 
 
  I  dare  do  all  that  may  become  a  man;  Who  dares  do  more 
  is  none.  --Shak. 
 
  Why  then  did  not  the  ministers  use  their  new  law? 
  Bacause  they  durst  not  because  they  could  not 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Who  dared  to  sully  her  sweet  love  with  suspicion. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  The  tie  of  party  was  stronger  than  the  tie  of  blood, 
  because  a  partisan  was  more  ready  to  dare  without 
  asking  why.  --Jowett 
  (Thu?yd.). 
 
  Note:  The  present  tense,  I  dare,  is  really  an  old  past  tense, 
  so  that  the  third  person  is  he  dare,  but  the  form  he 
  dares  is  now  often  used  and  will  probably  displace  the 
  obsolescent  he  dare,  through  grammatically  as  incorrect 
  as  he  shalls  or  he  cans.  --Skeat. 
 
  The  pore  dar  plede  (the  poor  man  dare  plead). 
  --P.  Plowman. 
 
  You  know  one  dare  not  discover  you  --Dryden. 
 
  The  fellow  dares  not  deceive  me  --Shak. 
 
  Here  boldly  spread  thy  hands,  no  venom'd  weed 
  Dares  blister  them  no  slimy  snail  dare  creep. 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  Note:  Formerly  durst  was  also  used  as  the  present.  Sometimes 
  the  old  form  dare  is  found  for  durst  or  dared. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dare  \Dare\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Daring}.] 
  1.  To  have  courage  for  to  attempt  courageously;  to  venture 
  to  do  or  to  undertake. 
 
  What  high  concentration  of  steady  feeling  makes  men 
  dare  every  thing  and  do  anything?  --Bagehot. 
 
  To  wrest  it  from  barbarism,  to  dare  its  solitudes. 
  --The  Century. 
 
  2.  To  challenge;  to  provoke;  to  defy. 
 
  Time,  I  dare  thee  to  discover  Such  a  youth  and  such 
  a  lover.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daring  \Dar"ing\,  n. 
  Boldness;  fearlessness;  adventurousness;  also  a  daring  act 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daring  \Dar"ing\,  a. 
  Bold;  fearless;  adventurous;  as  daring  spirits.  -- 
  {Dar"ing*ly},  adv  --  {Dar"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  daring 
  adj  1:  disposed  to  venture  or  take  risks;  "audacious  visions  of  the 
  total  conquest  of  space";  "an  audacious  interpretation 
  of  two  Jacobean  dramas";  "the  most  daring  of 
  contemporary  fiction  writers";  "a  venturesome 
  investor";  "a  venturous  spirit"  [syn:  {audacious},  {venturesome}, 
  {venturous}] 
  2:  radically  new  or  original;  "an  avant-garde  theater  piece" 
  [syn:  {avant-garde}] 
  n  1:  a  challenge  to  do  something  dangerous  or  foolhardy;  "he 
  could  never  refuse  a  dare"  [syn:  {dare}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  being  willing  to  undertake  things  that  involve 
  risk  or  danger;  "the  proposal  required  great  boldness" 
  [syn:  {boldness},  {hardihood}]  [ant:  {timidity}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DARING,  n.  One  of  the  most  conspicuous  qualities  of  a  man  in 
  security. 
 
 




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