Definitions for dancedæns, dɑns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dancedæns, dɑns(v.; n.)danced, danc•ing

  1. (v.i.)to move one's feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, esp. to the accompaniment of music.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or quickly.

  3. to bob up and down:

    The toy sailboats danced on the pond.

  4. (v.t.)to perform or take part in (a dance).

  5. to cause to dance:

    He danced her around the room.

  6. to cause to be in a specified condition by dancing:

    She danced her way to stardom.

  7. (n.)a successive group of rhythmical steps or bodily motions, or both, usu. executed to music.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. an act or round of dancing; set:

    May I have this dance?

    Category: Music and Dance

  9. the art of dancing:

    to study dance.

    Category: Music and Dance

  10. a social gathering or party for dancing; ball.

  11. a piece of music suited in rhythm or style to a particular form of dancing.

    Category: Music and Dance

  12. a stylized pattern of movements performed by an animal, as a bird in a courtship display.

Origin of dance:

1250–1300; ME < AF da(u)ncer, OF dancier, v. of uncert. orig.

danc′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dance(noun)

    an artistic form of nonverbal communication

  2. dance(noun)

    a party of people assembled for dancing

  3. dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation(noun)

    taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

  4. dance(verb)

    a party for social dancing

  5. dance(verb)

    move in a graceful and rhythmical way

    "The young girl danced into the room"

  6. dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe(verb)

    move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

    "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

  7. dance(verb)

    skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways

    "Dancing flames"; "The children danced with joy"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dance(verb)æns, dɑns

    to move your body in time to music

    She wanted to ask him to dance.; Jodie was dancing with her boyfriend.; to dance to the music; to dance the samba; the dancers on stage; a night of dancing and singing

  2. dance(noun)æns, dɑns

    a social occasion with dancing

    I went to the school dance.

  3. danceæns, dɑns

    the art or skill of dancing

    modern dance; studying dance

Wiktionary

  1. dance(Noun)

    A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements usually performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction.

  2. dance(Noun)

    A social gathering where dancing is designed to take place.

  3. dance(Noun)

    A fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister.

  4. dance(Noun)

    A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics.

  5. dance(Noun)

    The art, profession, and study of dancing.

  6. dance(Verb)

    To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.

    I danced with her all night long.

  7. dance(Verb)

    To leap or move lightly and rapidly.

  8. dance(Verb)

    To perform the steps to.

    Have you ever danced the tango?

  9. Origin: daunsen, from dancer (compare dancier), from (compare danson), from (compare Old Dutch þinsan, Old High German dinsan, 03380339033D03430330033D, from þansōnan, from þinsanan, from ten-s. See thin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dance(verb)

    to move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically

  2. Dance(verb)

    to move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about

  3. Dance(verb)

    to cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle

  4. Dance(verb)

    the leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music

  5. Dance(verb)

    a tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc

Freebase

  1. Dance

    Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story. Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans or other animals, as in bee dances and behaviour patterns such as a mating dances. Definitions of what constitutes dance can depend on social and cultural norms and aesthetic, artistic and moral sensibilities. Definitions may range from functional movement to virtuoso techniques such as ballet. Martial arts kata are often compared to dances, and sports such as gymnastics, figure skating and synchronized swimming are generally thought to incorporate dance. There are many styles and genres of dance. African dance is interpretative. Ballet, ballroom and tango are classical dance styles. Square dance and electric slide are forms of step dance, and breakdancing is a type of street dance. Dance can be participatory, social, or performed for an audience. It can also be ceremonial, competitive or erotic. Dance movements may be without significance in themselves, as in ballet or European folk dance, or have a gestural vocabulary or symbolic meaning as in some Asian dances.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DANCE

    A brisk, physical exercise, invented by St. Vitus.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3378

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3034

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dance' in Nouns Frequency: #1241

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dance' in Verbs Frequency: #505

Anagrams of dance

  1. acned, Caden, caned, decan


Translations for dance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dance(noun)

a series of fixed steps made in time to music

Have you done this dance before?; (also adjective) dance music.

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