What is dash?

  • (noun): A footrace run at top speed.
    Example: "He is preparing for the 100-yard dash"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A dash is a punctuation mark, similar to a hyphen but differing primarily in length, and serving different functions.
The most common versions of the dash are the en dash (–) and the em dash (—).

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Some articles on dash:

Mrs. Dash
... Dash is a brand name of seasoning marketed by B G Foods ... Dash are granulated mixtures of dried herbs and spices which are sold in small plastic shaker bottles ... Dash," the company considered the name "Mrs ...
List Of Santa Barbara Cast And Characters - Characters - Dash Nichols
... When the Blue Sky Brigade was introduced in 1990, Dash made his first appearance as one of the supporters of the movement, also working as a doctor ... To help out the brigade, Dash hired Julia Wainwright to help him fight the court battle against Capwell Enterprises, the supporters of the Oasis project, which would harm the nature ... who had started drinking again, suspected that Julia and Dash were having an affair, so his marriage ended, and Julia and Dash spent a night together ...
Alie Israel - Professional Career
... Israel smashed her indoor personal best by recording 6.94 in the 55m dash and 7.38s in the 60m dash ... in the 2009 USA Indoor Championships taking 8th place in the 60m dash ... continued to improve upon her successful indoor season posting 5prs in the 100m dash ending her season with a new personal best of 11.53s for the 100m dash and 23.72s for the 200m dash ...
Common Dashes - Horizontal Bar
... U+2015 ― horizontal bar, also known as a quotation dash, is used to introduce quoted text ... See the quotation dash section of the Quotation mark, non-English usage article for further details of how it is used ... The em dash is equally suitable if the quotation dash is unavailable or is contrary to the house style being used ...
List Of Santa Barbara Cast And Characters - Characters - Katrina Ruyker
... She started a relationship with Dash Nichols even though C.C ... who was very protective of Katrina, advised her to watch herself due to Dash's past with Julia ... Dash eventually ended up moving away to pursue a job, leaving Katrina alone ...

More definitions of "dash":

  • (verb): Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over.
    Synonyms: smash
  • (noun): The act of moving with great haste.
    Example: "He made a dash for the door"
    Synonyms: bolt
  • (verb): Destroy or break.
    Example: "Dashed ambitions and hopes"
  • (noun): A quick run.
    Synonyms: sprint
  • (noun): The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
    Synonyms: dah
  • (noun): A punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text.
    Synonyms: hyphen
  • (noun): Distinctive and stylish elegance.
    Example: "He wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
    Synonyms: elan, flair, panache, style
  • (verb): Hurl or thrust violently.
    Synonyms: crash
  • (verb): Add an enlivening or altering element to.
    Example: "Blue paint dashed with white"

Famous quotes containing the word dash:

    It is not one man nor a million, but the spirit of liberty that must be preserved. The waves which dash upon the shore are, one by one, broken, but the ocean conquers nevertheless. It overwhelms the Armada, it wears out the rock. In like manner, whatever the struggle of individuals, the great cause will gather strength.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
    “Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
    On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
    To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
    Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
    Clement Clarke Moore (1779–1863)

    Is a man too strong and fierce for society, and by temper and position a bad citizen,—a morose ruffian, with a dash of the pirate in him;Mnature sends him a troop of pretty sons and daughters, who are getting along in the dame’s classes at the village school, and love and fear for them smooths his grim scowl to courtesy. Thus she contrives to intenerate the granite and the feldspar, takes the boar out and puts the lamb in, and keeps her balance true.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)