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Dancing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

D'ANCING, ppr. Leaping and stepping to the sound of the voice or of an instrument; moving in measured steps; frisking about.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music [syn: dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dancing Dan"cing, p. a. & vb. n. from Dance. Dancing girl, one of the women in the East Indies whose profession is to dance in the temples, or for the amusement of spectators. There are various classes of dancing girls. Dancing master, a teacher of dancing. Dancing school, a school or place where dancing is taught.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dance Dance (d[.a]ns), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Danced; p. pr. & vb. n. Dancing.] [F. danser, fr. OHG. dans[=o]n to draw; akin to dinsan to draw, Goth. apinsan, and prob. from the same root (meaning to stretch) as E. thin. See Thin.] 1. To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically. Jack shall pipe and Gill shall dance. --Wither. Good shepherd, what fair swain is this Which dances with your daughter? --Shak. 2. To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about. Then, 'tis time to dance off. --Thackeray. More dances my rapt heart Than when I first my wedded mistress saw. --Shak. Shadows in the glassy waters dance. --Byron. Where rivulets dance their wayward round. --Wordsworth. To dance on a rope, or To dance on nothing, to be hanged.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. When people dance for enjoyment or to entertain others, you can refer to this activity as dancing. All the schools have music and dancing as part of the curriculum... Let's go dancing tonight. ...dancing shoes.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

dan'-sing. See GAMES.

Moby Thesaurus

aflicker, balletic, beaming, beatific, beatified, bickering, blessed, blinking, blissful, capering, cheerful, chirping, dance, desultory, flashing, flicker, flickering, flickering light, flickery, flicky, flushed with joy, flutter, fluttering, fluttery, gay, glad, glancing light, glowing, guttering, happy, joyful, joyous, lambency, lambent, laughing, leaping, light show, play, play of light, playing, purring, quiver, quivering, quivery, radiant, singing, smiling, smirking, sparkling, spluttering, sputtering, sputtery, starry-eyed, stroboscopic, terpsichorean, thrice happy, unsteady, wavering, wavery

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