Definitions for dancer

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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.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dancer, professional dancer, terpsichorean(noun)

    a performer who dances professionally

  2. dancer, social dancer(noun)

    a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)


  1. dancer(Noun)

    A person who dances, performs (a) dance(s).

  2. dancer(Noun)

    A stripper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dancer(noun)

    one who dances or who practices dancing


  1. Dancer

    Dancer is an Indian Bollywood film released in 1991, starring Akshay Kumar, Mohini, Kirti Singh, Mohnish Bahl and Dalip Tahil.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dancer' in Nouns Frequency: #2397

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a ballet dancer.

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