Meaning of DASH in English



Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 a archaic : BLOW b (1) : a sudden burst or splash (2) : the sound produced by such a burst

2 a : a stroke of a pen b : a punctuation mark — that is used especially to indicate a break in the thought or structure of a sentence

3 : a small usually distinctive addition <a dash of salt> <a dash of humor>

4 : flashy display

5 : animation in style and action

6 a : a sudden onset, rush, or attempt b : a short fast race

7 : a long click or buzz forming a letter or part of a letter (as in Morse code)


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