Definition of "dash" []

  • To break or smash by striking violently. (verb-transitive)
  • To hurl, knock, or thrust with sudden violence. (verb-transitive)
  • To splash; bespatter. (verb-transitive)
  • To write hastily. Often used with off: dashed off a note to the dean. (verb-transitive)
  • To drink hastily. Often used with down: dashed down a glass of milk. (verb-transitive)
  • To hurl; crash (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To mix (verb)
  • To move hastily or recklessly; rush (verb)
  • To write (down) or finish (off) hastily (verb)
  • To destroy; frustrate (verb)
  • To daunt (someone); cast down; discourage (verb)
  • A sudden quick movement; dart (noun)
  • A small admixture (noun)
  • A violent stroke or blow (noun)
  • The sound of splashing or smashing (noun)
  • Panache; style (noun)
  • The punctuation mark —, used singly in place of a colon, esp to indicate a sudden change of subject or grammatical anacoluthon, or in pairs to enclose a parenthetical remark (noun)
  • The symbol (–) used, in combination with the symbol dot (·), in the written representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dash" in a sentence
  • "A unloaded firearm or locket up in dash is useless if needed."
  • "STARR: From her desk, or what she calls her dash board, Jonas monitors everything."
  • "However, I also think that comics 'adherence for the double-dash instead of the M-dash is an unnecessary relic of the Great Typewriter Squeeze."