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DASH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dash mean? 

DASH (noun)
  The noun DASH has 6 senses:

1. distinctive and stylish elegance
2. a quick run
3. a footrace run at top speed
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
5. the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
6. the act of moving with great haste

  Familiarity information: DASH used as a noun is common.


DASH (verb)
  The verb DASH has 6 senses:

1. run or move very quickly or hastily
2. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
3. hurl or thrust violently
4. destroy or break
5. cause to lose courage
6. add an enlivening or altering element to

  Familiarity information: DASH used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DASH (noun)


Sense 1dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distinctive and stylish elegance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

dash; panache; elan; flair; style

Context example:

he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer

Hypernyms ("dash" is a kind of...):

elegance (a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste)


Sense 2dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick run

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sprint; dash

Hypernyms ("dash" is a kind of...):

run; running (the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dash"):

break (a sudden dash)


Sense 3dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A footrace run at top speed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

he is preparing for the 100-yard dash

Hypernyms ("dash" is a kind of...):

track event (a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor))


Sense 4dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hyphen; dash

Hypernyms ("dash" is a kind of...):

punctuation; punctuation mark (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)


Sense 5dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dah; dash

Hypernyms ("dash" is a kind of...):

radiotelegraphic signal; telegraphic signal (a signal transmitted by telegraphy)

Holonyms ("dash" is a part of...):

international Morse code; Morse; Morse code (a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals))


Sense 6dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving with great haste

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bolt; dash

Context example:

he made a dash for the door

Hypernyms ("dash" is a kind of...):

haste; hurry; rush; rushing (the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner)


DASH (verb)


Sense 1dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Run or move very quickly or hastily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

scud; scoot; dash; dart; flash; shoot

Context example:

She dashed into the yard

Hypernyms (to "dash" is one way to...):

belt along; bucket along; cannonball along; hasten; hie; hotfoot; pelt along; race; rush; rush along; speed (step on it)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dash"):

plunge (dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dash; smash

Context example:

Smash a plate

Hypernyms (to "dash" is one way to...):

break (destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hurl or thrust violently

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

dash; crash

Context examples:

He dashed the plate against the wall / Waves were dashing against the rock

Hypernyms (to "dash" is one way to...):

cast; hurl; hurtle (throw forcefully)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Destroy or break

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

dashed ambitions and hopes

Hypernyms (to "dash" is one way to...):

baffle; bilk; cross; foil; frustrate; queer; scotch; spoil; thwart (hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 5dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to lose courage

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

scare off; scare away; frighten off; frighten away; daunt; pall; scare; dash

Context example:

dashed by the refusal

Hypernyms (to "dash" is one way to...):

intimidate; restrain (to compel or deter by or as if by threats)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 6dash [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add an enlivening or altering element to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

blue paint dashed with white

Hypernyms (to "dash" is one way to...):

mix; mix in (add as an additional element or part)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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