wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past

13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words

Adjacent Words

Dari Persian
Darien, Gulf of
Darien, Isthmus of
Darier's disease
Darius I
Darius III
Darius Milhaud
Darius the Great

Daring definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DA'RING, ppr.
1. Having courage sufficient for a purpose; challenging; defying.
2. a. Bold; courageous; intrepid; fearless; adventurous; brave; stout.
Grieve not, O daring prince, that noble heart.
3. Audacious; impudently bold and defying; as in heaven-daring, defying Almighty power.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: disposed to venture or take risks; "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit" [syn: audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous]
2: radically new or original; "an avant-garde theater piece" [syn: avant-garde, daring] n
1: a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy; "he could never refuse a dare" [syn: dare, daring]
2: the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart" [syn: boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihood] [ant: timidity, timorousness]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1575 venturesomely bold in action or thought Synonyms: see adventurous daringly adverb daringness noun II. noun Date: 1584 venturesome boldness

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. adventurous courage. --adj. adventurous, bold; prepared to take risks. Derivatives: daringly adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dare Dare, v. i. [imp. Durstor Dared; p. p. Dared; p. pr. & vb. n. Daring.] [OE. I dar, dear, I dare, imp. dorste, durste, AS. ic dear I dare, imp. dorste. inf. durran; akin to OS. gidar, gidorsta, gidurran, OHG. tar, torsta, turran, Goth. gadar, gada['u]rsta, Gr. tharsei^n, tharrei^n, to be bold, tharsy`s bold, Skr. Dhrsh to be bold. [root]70.] To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture. I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none. --Shak. Why then did not the ministers use their new law? Bacause they durst not, because they could not. --Macaulay. Who dared to sully her sweet love with suspicion. --Thackeray. The tie of party was stronger than the tie of blood, because a partisan was more ready to dare without asking why. --Jowett (Thu?yd.). Note: The present tense, I dare, is really an old past tense, so that the third person is he dare, but the form he dares is now often used, and will probably displace the obsolescent he dare, through grammatically as incorrect as he shalls or he cans. --Skeat. The pore dar plede (the poor man dare plead). --P. Plowman. You know one dare not discover you. --Dryden. The fellow dares not deceive me. --Shak. Here boldly spread thy hands, no venom'd weed Dares blister them, no slimy snail dare creep. --Beau. & Fl. Note: Formerly durst was also used as the present. Sometimes the old form dare is found for durst or dared.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dare Dare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dared; p. pr. & vb. n. Daring.] 1. To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake. What high concentration of steady feeling makes men dare every thing and do anything? --Bagehot. To wrest it from barbarism, to dare its solitudes. --The Century. 2. To challenge; to provoke; to defy. Time, I dare thee to discover Such a youth and such a lover. --Dryden.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Daring Dar"ing, n. Boldness; fearlessness; adventurousness; also, a daring act.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Daring Dar"ing, a. Bold; fearless; adventurous; as, daring spirits. -- Dar"ing*ly, adv. -- Dar"ing*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. People who are daring are willing to do or say things which are new or which might shock or anger other people. Bergit was probably more daring than I was... He realized this to be a very daring thing to ask. = bold ADJ daringly ...a daringly low-cut dress. ADV: ADV with v, ADV adj 2. A daring person is willing to do things that might be dangerous. His daring rescue saved the lives of the youngsters. = bold ADJ: usu ADJ n 3. Daring is the courage to do things which might be dangerous or which might shock or anger other people. His daring may have cost him his life. = bravery, boldness ? cowardice

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. Bold, adventurous, fearless, brave, intrepid, valorous, valiant, courageous, gallant, chivalrous, doughty, heroic, undaunted, dauntless. II. n. Boldness, intrepidity, valor. See bravery, courage.

Moby Thesaurus

adventuresome, adventuresomeness, adventurous, adventurousness, arrogance, arrogant, audacious, audaciousness, audacity, balls, blazon, bold, bold front, boldness, bottle, brash, brash bearing, brashness, brassiness, brassy, bravado, brave, bravery, bravura, braw, brazen, brazenness, brilliancy, brinkmanship, bumptious, bumptiousness, challenging, cheekiness, cheeky, chichi, cockiness, cocky, contempt, contemptuous, contemptuousness, courage, courage fou, courageous, courting disaster, daredevil, daredevilry, daredeviltry, daringness, dash, dashing, death-defying, defial, defiance, defiant, defying, demonstration, derision, derisive, derring-do, despite, disdain, disdainful, display, disregard, disregardful, dramatics, dressy, eclat, enterprise, enterprising, etalage, exhibition, exhibitionism, exhibitionistic, false front, fanfaronade, fearless, fearlessness, figure, fire-eating, flair, flashing, flashy, flaunt, flaunting, flirting with death, flourish, foolhardiness, foolhardy, forward, forwardness, frilly, frothy, gallant, gay, glittering, going for broke, greatly daring, grit, guts, gutsy, hardy, harebrained, harebrainedness, histrionics, impertinence, impertinent, impudence, impudent, insolence, insolent, intrepid, intrepidity, jaunty, jazzy, madbrain, madbrained, madcap, manifestation, mettle, mettlesome, nerve, nervy, overbold, overboldness, pageant, pageantry, parade, pert, pertness, playing with fire, pluck, plucky, presumption, presumptuous, presumptuousness, rakish, rash, reckless, regardless of consequences, sauciness, saucy, sham, show, showing-off, showy, snazzy, spectacle, spirit, splash, splashy, splurge, splurgy, sporty, spunk, staginess, temerarious, theatrics, unafraid, valor, valorous, vaunt, venturesome, venturesomeness, venturous, venturousness, wild, wild-ass


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup