Meaning of DAGGER in English

DAGGER

/dag"euhr/ , n.

1. a short, swordlike weapon with a pointed blade and a handle, used for stabbing.

2. Also called obelisk . Print. a mark (†) used esp. for references.

3. look daggers at , to look at angrily, threateningly, or with hate.

v.t.

4. to stab with or as if with a dagger.

5. Print. to mark with a dagger.

[ 1350-1400; ME, prob. alter. of OF dague, of obscure orig.; cf. DAG 1 ]

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