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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dash  \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. 
  --Addison. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dash  \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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dash  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dash 
  n  1:  distinctive  and  stylish  elegance;  "he  wooed  her  with  the 
  confident  dash  of  a  cavalry  officer"  [syn:  {elan},  {flair}, 
  {panache},  {style}] 
  2:  a  quick  run  [syn:  {sprint}] 
  3:  a  footrace  run  at  top  speed;  "he  is  preparing  for  the 
  100-yard  dash" 
  4:  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  [syn:  {hyphen}] 
  5:  the  longer  of  the  two  telegraphic  signals  used  in  Morse  code 
  [syn:  {dah}] 
  6:  the  act  of  moving  with  great  haste;  "he  made  a  dash  for  the 
  door"  [syn:  {bolt}] 
  v  1:  run  or  move  very  quickly  or  hastily;  "She  dashed  into  the 
  yard"  [syn:  {dart},  {scoot},  {scud},  {flash},  {shoot}] 
  2:  break  into  pieces,  as  by  striking  or  knocking  over  "Smash  a 
  plate"  [syn:  {smash}] 
  3:  hurl  or  thrust  violently;  "He  dashed  the  plate  against  the 
  wall";  "Waves  were  dashing  against  the  rock"  [syn:  {crash}] 
  4:  destroy  or  break;  "dashed  ambitions  and  hopes" 
  5:  cause  to  lose  courage;  "dashed  by  the  refusal"  [syn:  {daunt}, 
  {scare  off},  {pall},  {frighten  off},  {scare  away},  {frighten 
  away},  {scare}] 
  6:  add  an  enlivening  or  altering  element  to  "blue  paint  dashed 
  with  white" 




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