1. distinctive and stylish elegance
- he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
2. a quick run
Similar word(s): sprint
3. a footrace run at top speed
- he is preparing for the 100-yard dash
Definition categories: event
4. a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
Similar word(s): hyphen
5. the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
Similar word(s): dah
Definition categories: communication
6. the act of moving with great haste
- he made a dash for the door
Similar word(s): bolt
Sentences with dash as a noun:
- sometimes dash is also used colloquially to refer to a hyphen or minus sign.
- Add a dash of vinegar
- Aren't we full of dash this morning?
1. run or move very quickly or hastily
- She dashed into the yard
2. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
Similar word(s): smash
3. hurl or thrust violently
- He dashed the plate against the wall
- Waves were dashing against the rock
Similar word(s): crash
4. destroy or break
- dashed ambitions and hopes
5. cause to lose courage
- dashed by the refusal
6. add an enlivening or altering element to
- blue paint dashed with white
Sentences with dash as a verb:
- He dashed across the field.
- I have to dash now. See you soon.
- He dashed the bottle against the bar and turned about to fight.
- The man was dashed from the vehicle during the accident.
- Her hopes were dashed when she saw the damage.
- Her thoughts were dashed to melancholy.
- He dashed down his eggs, she dashed off her homework
- to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture