(noun, verb, adverb)


1. With a dab, or sudden contact.


1. a light touch or stroke

Similar word(s): pat, tap

Definition categories: act, touch, touching

2. a small quantity of something moist or liquid

- a dab of paint

Similar word(s): splash, splatter

Definition categories: quantity


1. apply (usually a liquid) to a surface

- dab the wall with paint

Similar word(s): swab, swob

Definition categories: contact, apply

2. hit lightly

Similar word(s): pat

Definition categories: contact, strike

Sentences with dab as a verb:

- I dabbed my face with a towel.

- He dabbed moisturizing liquid on his face.