- A short run.
- A dashboard.
- (typography) Any of the following symbols: ‒ (figure dash), – (en dash), — (em dash), or ― (horizontal bar).
"sometimes dash is also used colloquially to refer to a hyphen or minus sign."
"Aren't we full of dash this morning?"
- (obsolete, euphemistic) A stand-in for a censored word, like "Devil" or "damn".
- A small quantity of a liquid substance; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon.
"Add a dash of vinegar"
- One of the two symbols of Morse code.
- (transitive) To complete hastily, usually with down or off.
"He dashed down his eggs, she dashed off her homework"
- (intransitive) To run quickly or for a short distance.
"He dashed across the field."
- (transitive) To throw violently.
"The man was dashed from the vehicle during the accident."
- (transitive) To dishearten; to sadden.
"Her thoughts were dashed to melancholy."
- To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there.
"to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture"
- (transitive) To destroy by striking (against).
"He dashed the bottle against the bar and turned about to fight."
- (transitive, of hopes or dreams) To ruin; to destroy.
"Her hopes were dashed when she saw the damage."
- To draw quickly; jot.
- (intransitive, informal) To leave or depart.
"I have to dash now. See you soon."
- (transitive) To sprinkle; to splatter.