tap, pat, dab(noun)
a light touch or stroke
dab, splash, splatter(verb)
a small quantity of something moist or liquid
"a dab of paint"; "a splatter of mud"; "just a splash of whiskey"
dab, swab, swob(verb)
apply (usually a liquid) to a surface
"dab the wall with paint"
"pat him on the shoulder"
One skilful or proficient, an expert, an adept.
A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limandauFF1B flounder.
Origin: From dabbe, from possibly imitative.
a skillful hand; a dabster; an expert
a name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides
to strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber
to strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust
a gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck
a small mass of anything soft or moist
Origin: [Perh. so named from its quickness in diving beneath the sand. Cf. Dabchick.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dab, v.t. to strike gently with something soft or moist, to smear:—pr.p. dab′bing; pa.p. dabbed.—n. a gentle blow: a small lump of anything soft or moist: a species of flounder of light-brown colour, with small dark spots and rough, close-set scales.—ns. Dab′ber, a sort of pad for dabbing ink on engraved wood blocks or plates; Dab′chick, a small water-fowl, a kind of grebe. [First about 1300; cf. Old Dut. dabben, to pinch; Ger. tappe, a pat. Confused with Daub and Tap.]
dab, n. an expert person.—n. Dab′ster (coll.). [Prob. a corr. of Adept.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The sea-flounder. An old general term for a pleuronect or flat fish of any kind, but usually appropriated to the Platessa limanda. The word is familiarly applied to one who is expert in anything.
to do a dance move.
I am good at dabbing.
dba, DBA, D.B.A.
The numerical value of dab in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of dab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- цапвам, потупвам, мазка, специалист, потупване, майстор, писия, мацвамBulgarian
- μικροποσότητα, άγγιγμα, μάστορας, λιμάνδη η κοινήGreek
- با چیز نرمی کسی را زدن یا نوازش کردنPersian
- tippa, nokareFinnish
- klick, dutta, baddareSwedish
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