Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
[Of. Scand. origin; cf. Dan
dasketo beat, strike, Sw. & Icel.
daska, Dan. & Sw.
To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; – often used with against.
dasha stone against a stone in the botton of the water, it maketh a sound.
To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
dashthem in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Ps. ii. 9.
A brave vessel, . . .
Dashedall to pieces.
To perplex and
To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.
Dashthe proud gamester in his gilded car.
To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there;
dashwine with water; to
dashpaint upon a picture.
I take care to
dashthe character with such particular circumstance as may prevent ill-natured applications.
The very source and fount of day
dashedwith wandering isles of night.
To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; – with
dashoff a review or sermon
To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; – with
dashout a word
To rush with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently;
as, the waves.
dashedthrough thick and thin.
On each hand the gushing waters play,
And down the rough cascade all
And down the rough cascade all
Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.
A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin;
as, his hopes received a.
A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading;
as, wine with a
dashof water; red with a
Innocence when it has in it a
A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush;
as, a bold
dashat the enemy; a
She takes upon her bravely at first
Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.
A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish;
as, to make or cut a great.
A mark or line [–], in writing or printing, denoting a sudden break, stop, or transition in a sentence, or an abrupt change in its construction, a long or significant pause, or an unexpected or epigrammatic turn of sentiment. Dashes are also sometimes used instead of marks or parenthesis.
The sign of staccato, a small mark [[GREEK]] denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short, distinct manner.
The line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass, as a direction to raise the interval a semitone.
A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; – used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To strike suddenly or violently, whether throwing or falling; as, to dash one stone against another.
Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Matt. iv.
2.To strike and bruise or break; to break by collision; but usually with the words, in pieces.
Thou shalt dash them in pieces, as a potter's vessel. Ps. ii.
3.To throw water suddenly, in separate portions; as, to dash water on the head.
4.To bespatter; to sprinkle; as, to dash a garment.
5.To strike and break or disperse.
At once the brushing oars and brazen prow dash up the sandy waves, and ope the depth below. Dryden.
6.To mix and reduce or adulterate by throwing in another substance; as, to dash wine with water; the story is dashed with fables.
7.To form or sketch out in haste, carelessly.
8.To erase at a stroke; to strike out to blot out or obliterate; as, to dash out a line or word.
9.To break; to destroy; to frustrate; as, to dash all their schemes and hopes.
10. To confound; to confuse; to put to shame; to abash; to depress by shame or fear; as, he was dashed at the appearance of the judge.
Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car. Pope.
1.To strike, break, scatter and fly off; as, agitate water and it will dash over the sides of a vessel; the waves dashed over the side of the ship.
2.To rush, strike and break or scatter; as, the waters dash down the precipice.
3.To rush with violence, and break through; as, he dashed into the enemy's ranks; or he dashed through thick and thin.
1.Collision; a violent striking of two bodies; as the dash of clouds.
2.Infusion; admixture; something thrown into another substance; as, the wine has a dash of water.
Innocence, with a dash of folly. Addison.
3.Admixture; as, red with a dash of purple.
4.a rushing, or onset with violence; as, to make a dash upon the enemy.
5.A sudden stroke; a blow; an act.
She takes upon her bravely at first dash. Shak.
6.A flourish; blustering parade; as, the young fop made a dash.
7.A mark or line in writing or printing, noting a break or stop in the sentence; as in Virgil, quos ego-: or a pause; or the division of the sentence.