Meaning of DAGGER in English



Pronunciation: ' da-g ə r

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English

Date: 14th century

1 : a sharp pointed knife for stabbing

2 a : something that resembles a dagger b : a character † used as a reference mark or to indicate a death date

– dag · ger · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

– at daggers drawn : in a state of open hostility or conflict

– look daggers or stare daggers : to stare angrily <they looked daggers at each other across the table>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.