dash-n; 10 Senses

Sense Number 1: possessing flamboyant vigor, confidence

Commentary: DASH[+quality][+manner][+vigor][+flamboyant]

Women think that political candidate has a lot of dash and charisma.
Mary's parties always have a lot of dash about them.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a short hasty journey to a destination

Commentary: DASH[+event][+journey][+short][+hasty]

Mary made a last-minute dash to the mall for some Christmas presents.
He felt exhausted after his frantic dash to the airport.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a sports event which is a brief foot race

Commentary: DASH[+event][+sports][+race][+foot][+short]

Bob won the gold medal in the 100-yard dash.
They are practicing for the 50-yard dash.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a sudden bolt or running

Commentary: DASH[+event][+running][+sudden]

The burglar made a dash for the door when he heard the sound.
My dash to save the glass from falling to the floor did not succeed.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 5: punctuation mark used in writing

Commentary: DASH[+entity][+symbolic][+notation][+punctuation][+writing]

He spelled the obscene word with a few dashes replacing letters, so it looked less vulgar on the page.
The playwright used a dash in the middle of the king's speech to indicate an interruption by the queen.
The teacher taught them when to use dashes and when to use semicolons.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 6: the longer telegraphic signal of Morse Code

Commentary: DASH[+entity][+symbolic][+notation][+signal][+telegraphic][+longer][+Morse_Code]

What do three dots and four dashes signify in Morse Code?
A dash has longer duration than a dot in Morse Code.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: a small, additional and distinctive quantity of something

Commentary: DASH[+quantity][+small][+additional][+distinctive]

This soup needs just a dash of salt.
His speech was punctuated throughout with dashes of humor.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 8: an instrument panel

Commentary: DASH[+entity][+artifact][+panel][+instrument]
NOTE: short form of 'dashboard'

The man hit his head hard on the dash during the collision.
The lights on the dash glowed a soft green.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 9: musical notation as a vertical bar, indicating staccato

Commentary: DASH[+entity][+symbolic][+notation][+musical][+for_staccato]

The dashes above these notes mean to play them in a staccato manner.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3b

Sense Number 10: a sudden hitting or striking against

Commentary: DASH[+event][+hitting_against][+sudden]

The dash of hail against the windshield caused a large crack.
The dash of the ship against the rocks was a terrible sight to behold.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1