(noun, verb, interjection)


1. distinctive and stylish elegance

- he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer

Similar word(s): elan, flair, panache, style

Definition categories: attribute, elegance

2. a quick run

Similar word(s): sprint

Definition categories: act, run, running

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

Definition categories: communication, punctuation

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

Definition categories: act, haste, hurry, rush, rushing

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

Similar word(s): dart, flash, scoot, scud, shoot

Definition categories: motion, hasten, hie, hotfoot, race, rush, speed

2. break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over

Similar word(s): smash

Definition categories: change, break

3. hurl or thrust violently

- He dashed the plate against the wall

- Waves were dashing against the rock

Similar word(s): crash

Definition categories: contact, cast, hurl, hurtle

4. destroy or break

- dashed ambitions and hopes

Definition categories: social, baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, scotch, spoil, thwart

5. cause to lose courage

- dashed by the refusal

Similar word(s): daunt, pall, scare

Definition categories: emotion, intimidate

6. add an enlivening or altering element to

- blue paint dashed with white

Definition categories: change, mix

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