Definitions for dashdæʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dashdæʃ(v.t.)

  1. to strike or smash violently, esp. so as to break to pieces:

    to dash a plate against a wall.

  2. to throw or thrust violently or suddenly:

    to dash one stone against another.

  3. to splash, often violently; bespatter, as with water or mud.

  4. to apply roughly:

    to dash paint on a wall.

  5. to mix by adding another substance:

    wine dashed with water.

  6. to ruin or frustrate:

    The rain dashed our hopes.

  7. to depress; dispirit:

    The failure dashed my spirits.

  8. (v.i.)to strike with violence:

    waves dashing against the cliff.

  9. to move with violence; rush:

    to dash around the corner.

  10. dash off, to hurry away. Also, dash down. do hastily:

    to dash off a letter.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  11. (n.)a small quantity of something:

    a dash of salt.

  12. a hasty or sudden movement:

    to make a dash for the door.

  13. a mark or sign ( - ) used variously in printed or written matter, esp. to note a break, pause, or hesitation, to begin and end parenthetic text, to indicate omission of letters or words, to substitute for certain uses of the colon, and to separate elements of a sentence or series of sentences, as a question from its answer.

  14. the splashing of liquid against something.

  15. the sound of such splashing.

  16. spirited action; élan; vigor in action or style:

    to perform with spirit and dash.

  17. a short race:

    the 100-yard dash.

    Category: Sport

  18. Category: Automotive

    Ref: dashboard (def. 1). 1

  19. a signal of longer duration than a dot, used in groups of dots, dashes, and spaces to represent letters, as in Morse code.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

  20. a hasty stroke, esp. of a pen.

  21. Archaic. a violent and rapid blow or stroke.

Origin of dash:

1250–1300; ME dasshen

dash*dæʃ(v.t.)

  1. to damn (usu. used interjectionally).

    Category: British

* Chiefly Brit..

Origin of dash:

1790–1800; euphemism based on d - n, printed form of damn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dash, elan, flair, panache, style(noun)

    distinctive and stylish elegance

    "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"

  2. dash, sprint(noun)

    a quick run

  3. dash(noun)

    a footrace run at top speed

    "he is preparing for the 100-yard dash"

  4. hyphen, dash(noun)

    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. dash, dah(noun)

    the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code

  6. dash, bolt(verb)

    the act of moving with great haste

    "he made a dash for the door"

  7. dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot(verb)

    run or move very quickly or hastily

    "She dashed into the yard"

  8. smash, dash(verb)

    break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

    "Smash a plate"

  9. crash, dash(verb)

    hurl or thrust violently

    "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"

  10. dash(verb)

    destroy or break

    "dashed ambitions and hopes"

  11. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare(verb)

    cause to lose courage

    "dashed by the refusal"

  12. dash(verb)

    add an enlivening or altering element to

    "blue paint dashed with white"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dash(verb)æʃ

    to run a short distance

    I dashed after the bus.

  2. dashæʃ

    to hit or cause to hit hard against

    waves dashing against the rocks; He dashed the bottle to pieces.

  3. dash(noun)æʃ

    a small amount in cooking

    Add a dash of salt.

  4. dashæʃ

    the symbol (-) in writing

    items separated by dashes

Wiktionary

  1. dash(Noun)

    Any of the following symbols: u2012 (figure dash), u2013 (en dash), u2014 (em dash), or u2015 (horizontal bar).

    sometimes dash is also used colloquially to refer to a hyphen or minus sign.

  2. dash(Noun)

    A short run.

  3. dash(Noun)

    A small quantity of a liquid substance; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon.

    Add a dash of vinegar

  4. dash(Noun)

    A dashboard.

  5. dash(Noun)

    One of the two symbols of Morse code.

  6. dash(Verb)

    To run quickly or for a short distance.

    He dashed across the field.

  7. dash(Verb)

    To leave or depart.

    I have to dash now. See you soon.

  8. dash(Verb)

    To destroy by striking (against).

    He dashed the bottle against the bar and turned about to fight.

  9. dash(Verb)

    To throw violently.

    The man was dashed from the vehicle during the accident.

  10. dash(Verb)

    To sprinkle; to splatter.

  11. dash(Verb)

    To ruin; to destroy.

    Her hopes were dashed when she saw the damage.

  12. dash(Verb)

    To dishearten; to sadden.

    Her thoughts were dashed to melancholy.

  13. dash(Verb)

    To complete hastily, usually with down or off.

    He dashed down his eggs, she dashed off her homework

  14. dash(Verb)

    To draw quickly; jot

  15. dash(Interjection)

    Damn!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dash(verb)

    to throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against

  2. Dash(verb)

    to break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin

  3. Dash(verb)

    to put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress

  4. Dash(verb)

    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

  5. Dash(verb)

    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. Dash(verb)

    to erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word

  7. Dash(verb)

    to rust with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks

  8. Dash(noun)

    violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash

  9. Dash(noun)

    a sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash

  10. Dash(noun)

    a slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple

  11. Dash(noun)

    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

  12. Dash(noun)

    energy in style or action; animation; spirit

  13. Dash(noun)

    a vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash

  14. Dash(noun)

    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

  15. Dash(noun)

    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

  16. Dash(noun)

    the line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass, as a direction to raise the interval a semitone

  17. Dash(noun)

    a short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; -- used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race

Freebase

  1. Dash

    A dash is a punctuation mark, similar to a hyphen or minus sign but differing primarily in length and serving different functions. The most common versions of the dash are the en dash and the em dash, named for the length of a typeface's lower-case n and upper-case M respectively. Usage varies both within English and in other languages, but the usual convention in printed English text is: ⁕Either version may be used to denote a break in a sentence or to set off parenthetical statements, although writers are generally cautioned to use a single form consistently within their work. In this function, en dashes are used with spaces and em dashes are used without them: [Em dash:] In matters of grave importance, style—not sincerity—is the vital thing. [En dash:] In matters of grave importance, style – not sincerity – is the vital thing. ⁕The en dash is also used to indicate spans or differentiation, where it may be considered to replace and or to: The French and Indian War was fought in western Pennsylvania and along the present US–Canadian border. ⁕The em dash is also used to set off the sources of quotes:In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing. — Oscar Wilde

CrunchBase

  1. Dash

    Dash Navigation has plans to change your automotive GPS units for good by bringing maps mashups as well as internet capability. Unlike today’s car GPS units which necessitate extra downloads to update map changes, add features or otherwise, Dash Navigation updates and extra features will all come via web connection in real time. The device will be connected through a cellular data network and will also sport WiFi connectivity.The device will collect data about traffic conditions from all other Dash drivers, and estimates how long alternative routes will take on any given day. All sorts of geo-tagged information can be pushed to the device and combined with the on-board maps. Everything from restaurants and open houses to concerts, gas, and golf courses could be sent to the Dash and appear there on your screen.Owners will be able to manage which mashups they receive through Dash’s Website. There, they will be able to drag feeds from sites like Platial, where they can create a Google Map of dog runs in San Francisco or yoga schools in LA. Link it to Zillow, and you will be able to get data on houses as you are driving around the neighborhood. Create a feed at Upcoming.org about all the rock concerts in your city or one of open houses from Craigslist, and you will be able to get the info in your car, along with how far away each place is. You will also be able to do a Yahoo Local search on the device for restaurants and it will return nearby results with ratings.The company is backed by both VC powerhouses, Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins as well as a slew of others.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dash(noun)

a sudden rush or movement

The child made a dash for the door.

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