What does dangle mean?

Definitions for dangleˈdæŋ gəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dangle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangle, swing, drop(verb)

    hang freely

    "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"

  2. dangle(verb)

    cause to dangle or hang freely

    "He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree"


  1. dangle(Noun)

    An agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.

  2. dangle(Noun)

    The action of dangling; a series of complex stick tricks and fakes in order to defeat the defender in style.

    That was a sick dangle for a great goal!

  3. dangle(Verb)

    to hang loosely with the ability to swing

    His feet would dangle in the water

  4. dangle(Verb)

    the action of performing a move or deke with the puck in order to get past a defender or goalie. Probably from It looks like he's dangling the puck on a string.

    He dangled around three players and the goalie to score.

  5. dangle(Verb)

    to hang or trail something loosely

    I like to sit on the edge and dangle my feet in the water.

  6. Origin: Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to Danish dingle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dangle(verb)

    to hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion

  2. Dangle(verb)

    to cause to dangle; to swing, as something suspended loosely; as, to dangle the feet

  3. Origin: [Akin to Dan. dangle, dial. Sw. dangla, Dan. dingle, Sw. dingla, Icel. dingla; perh. from E. ding.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dangle

    dang′gl, v.t. to hang loosely or with a swinging motion: to follow any one about.—v.t. to make to dangle.—n. Dan′gler, one who dangles about others, esp. about women. [Scand., Dan. dangle, to dangle; cf. Ice. dingla, to swing; Sw. danka, to saunter.]

Anagrams for dangle »

  1. angled

  2. Glenda


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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