What does daring mean?

Definitions for daring
ˈdɛər ɪŋdar·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dare, daringnoun

    a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy

    "he could never refuse a dare"

  2. boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihoodadjective

    the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger

    "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"

  3. audacious, daring, venturesome, venturousadjective

    disposed to venture or take risks

    "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"

  4. avant-garde, daringadjective

    radically new or original

    "an avant-garde theater piece"


  1. daringnoun


  2. daringadjective

    Adventurous, willing to take on or look for risks.

  3. daringadjective

    Courageous, or showing bravery

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Daringadjective

    Bold; adventurous; fearless; courageous; intrepid; brave; stout.

    Etymology: from dare.

    The last Georgick has indeed many metaphors, but not so daring as this; for human thoughts and passions may be more naturally ascribed to a bee than to an inanimate plant. Joseph Addison, Essays on the Georgicks.

    The song too daring, and the theme too great. Matthew Prior.

    Grieve not, O daring prince! that noble heart. Alexander Pope.


  1. daring

    Daring refers to the willingness to take risks, show courage, or have a bold and adventurous spirit. It involves an audacious, brave, fearless or intrepid attitude, often overcoming fear or daunting circumstances for the purpose of achieving certain goals. It can apply to various contexts such as adventure, business, creativity, or personal life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daring

    of Dare

  2. Daring

    of Dare

  3. Daringnoun

    boldness; fearlessness; adventurousness; also, a daring act

  4. Daringadjective

    bold; fearless; adventurous; as, daring spirits

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Daring is ranked #56972 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Daring surname appeared 358 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Daring.

    72.9% or 261 total occurrences were White.
    23.1% or 83 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for daring »

  1. radgin

  2. gradin

  3. dingar

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of daring in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of daring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of daring in a Sentence

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

  2. Andrew Tyndall:

    If Ginger Zee reported in the role of climatologist rather than meteorologist, I would praise ABC's 'World News Tonight's' decision as a daring intervention into a crucial national and global debate, instead, she is more like a pornographer.

  3. Katy Wu:

    If you see her onstage, she's daring in her own way, she doesn't conform; she does what she wants.

  4. Charles Maung Bo:

    Bishop Felix's daring enough to speak the truth, be it about tribal affairs, political affairs, church affairs.

  5. Matteo Garrone:

    It was an ambitious project, granted, one had to be a bit bold and daring to do. But I launched into this adventure with a whole group of actors and actresses who are quite extraordinary and you saw the result.

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Translations for daring

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  • جرأة, جسارةArabic
  • безстрашие, смел, безстрашен, дързък, смелост, авантюристиченBulgarian
  • agosaratCatalan, Valencian
  • Kühnheit, Wagemut, mutigGerman
  • atrevido, audacia, osadía, osado, atrevimiento, audazSpanish
  • uskalias, uskallusFinnish
  • courageux, audacieuxFrench
  • נועזת, תעוזה, נועזHebrew
  • audacissimusLatin
  • branie, gedurfd, dapper, durf, stoutmoedig, lef, durvend, roekeloos, avontuurlijkDutch
  • śmiałyPolish
  • audaz, atrevido, arrojado, audaciosoPortuguese
  • лихой, отважный, бесстрашный, смелость, дерзкий, смелыйRussian

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