- Defiance; challenge.
- A small fish, the dace.
- The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness.
- A challenge to prove courage.
- (transitive) To defy or challenge (someone to do something)
"I dare you to kiss that girl."
- (transitive) To catch (larks) by producing terror through the use of mirrors, scarlet cloth, a hawk, etc., so that they lie still till a net is thrown over them.
- (intransitive) To have enough courage (to do something).
"I wouldn't dare argue with my boss."
- (transitive) To terrify; to daunt.
- (obsolete) To lie or crouch down in fear. [13th-16thc.]
- (transitive) To have enough courage to meet or do something, go somewhere, etc.; to face up to
"Will you dare death to reach your goal?"
- (obsolete) To stare stupidly or vacantly; to gaze as though amazed or terrified. [13th-16thc.]