What does dodge mean?

Definitions for dodge
dɒdʒdodge

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrivance, stratagem, dodgenoun

    an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

    "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"

  2. dodgenoun

    a quick evasive movement

  3. dodge, dodging, schemeverb

    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

  4. dodgeverb

    make a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid

    "The child dodged the teacher's blow"

  5. dodgeverb

    move to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course

    "the pickpocket dodged through the crowd"

  6. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepverb

    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"

Wiktionary

  1. dodgenoun

    An act of dodging

    Etymology: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

  2. dodgenoun

    A trick, evasion or wile

    Etymology: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

  3. dodgeverb

    To avoid by moving out of the way (often suddenly)

    He dodged traffic crossing the street.

    Etymology: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

  4. dodgeverb

    To avoid; to sidestep

    The politician dodged the question with a meaningless reply.

    Etymology: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

  5. dodgeverb

    To go hither and thither

    Etymology: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

  6. dodgeverb

    To decrease the exposure for certain areas of a print in order to make them darker (compare burn).

    Etymology: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

  7. Dodgenoun

    derived from a diminutive of Roger. (Typically found in the United States.)

    Etymology: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

  8. Dodgenoun

    A brand of motor vehicle.

    Etymology: Uncertain, but possibly from Old English dydrian, by way of dialectal dodd or dodder

Wikipedia

  1. DODGE

    DODGE (Department of Defense Gravity Experiment) was a satellite whose primary purpose was to conduct experiments in gravity-gradient stabilization at near-geosynchronous altitudes. Its secondary objectives included measuring the Earth's magnetic field, and taking pictures of the entire Earth's disk in both black-and-white and color. It was launched atop a Titan IIIC rocket on July 1, 1967, and operated for over three years. DODGE carried ten knobbed booms oriented along three different axes, that could be independently extended and retracted by ground command.DODGE first achieved successful stabilization 12 days after launch. It took the first color picture of the complete Earth disk in August 1967.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dodgeverb

    to start suddenly aside, as to avoid a blow or a missile; to shift place by a sudden start

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  2. Dodgeverb

    to evade a duty by low craft; to practice mean shifts; to use tricky devices; to play fast and loose; to quibble

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  3. Dodgeverb

    to evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  4. Dodgeverb

    fig.: To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge responsibility

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  5. Dodgeverb

    to follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

  6. Dodgenoun

    the act of evading by some skillful movement; a sudden starting aside; hence, an artful device to evade, deceive, or cheat; a cunning trick; an artifice

    Etymology: [Of uncertain origin: cf. dodder, v., daddle, dade, or dog, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Dodge

    Dodge, formally the Dodge Division of Chrysler Group LLC is a brand of automobiles, minivans, and sport utility vehicles manufactured by Chrysler Group LLC, based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Dodge vehicles presently include the lower-priced badge variants of Chrysler-badged vehicles as well as performance cars, though for much of its existence Dodge was Chrysler's mid-priced brand above Plymouth. Founded as the Dodge Brothers Company by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in 1900, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit-based automakers and began building complete automobiles in 1915, predating the founding of Chrysler Corporation. The Dodge brothers died suddenly in 1920 and the company was sold to Dillon, Read & Co. in 1925 before being sold to Chrysler in 1928. Dodge vehicles mainly consisted of trucks and full-sized passenger cars through the 1970s, though it did make some inroads into the compact car market during this time. The 1973 oil crisis and its subsequent impact on the American automobile industry led Chrysler to develop the K platform of compact to midsize cars for the 1981 model year. The K platform and its derivatives are credited with reviving Chrysler's business in the 1980s; one such derivative became the Dodge Caravan, which is considered to be the first modern minivan and the best-selling minivan of all time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dodge

    doj, v.i. to start aside or shift about: to evade or use mean tricks: to shuffle or quibble.—v.t. to evade by a sudden shift of place: to trick.—n. an evasion: a trick: a quibble.—ns. Dodg′er; Dodg′ery, trickery.—adj. Dodg′y. [Cf. dodder, toddle, diddle; Scot. daddle, doddle.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dodge

    A homely but expressive phrase for shuffling conduct, or cunning of purpose. Also, to watch or follow a ship from place to place.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dodge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dodge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dodge in a Sentence

  1. Chief Art Acevedo:

    Larry McQuilliams shot at an occupied police headquarters. It's occupied 24 hours a day, and by the grace of God we were able to dodge quite a few bullets here.

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    Because the Court of Appeals did not reach the larger question of whether Affordable Care Act must now fall, and instead remanded that to the district court, Supreme Court will face far less pressure to take Affordable Care Act now -- versus waiting until Affordable Care Act comes back after that remand, thus, among other things, today's ruling may allow the justices to dodge -- if they want to, anyway.

  3. Steven Mana'oakamai Johnson:

    Just because the reef currently doesn't show any impacts from climate change, it doesn't mean that's going to hold into the future, and so we can't just assume that because no one knew it was there, and when we found it, it was in good shape that it will continue to dodge the proverbial climate bullets.

  4. Rodney Reese:

    They just treated me like I was a criminal or something, just a simple encounter. A simple encounter. That’s why I tried to dodge it, so I could make it home, I don’t know.

  5. Paul Christopher:

    It sounds like a dodge.

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  • مراوغةArabic
  • отбягвам, избягвамBulgarian
  • vyhýbat se, uhnout, vyhnout seCzech
  • ausweichenGerman
  • esquivar, evadirSpanish
  • väistää, vältelläFinnish
  • contourner, esquiver, éviterFrench
  • scansare, schivareItalian
  • よける, 身をかわすJapanese
  • uit de weg gaan, ontwijkenDutch
  • esquivarPortuguese
  • избегать, извернуться, увёртываться, избежать, уклониться, увиливать, изворачиваться, увернуться, уклоняться, увильнутьRussian
  • uhýbať, uhnúť sa, vyhýbať saSlovak
  • ஏமாற்றுவதற்குTamil
  • หลบThai
  • atlatmakTurkish
  • houwerWalloon

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