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Dance vs. Maypole

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Dancenoun

A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements usually performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction.

Maypolenoun

A pole, garlanded with streamers held by people who dance around it to celebrate May Day.

Dancenoun

A social gathering where dancing is the main activity.

Maypolenoun

(idiomatic) A very tall girl or young lady.

Dancenoun

(heraldry) A normally horizontal stripe called a fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister.

Maypolenoun

(ornithology) A maypole-like structure of sticks placed about a sapling in the bowers of certain species of bowerbird.

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Dancenoun

A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics.

Maypolenoun

(euphemistic) A penis, especially a large one.

Dancenoun

(uncountable) The art, profession, and study of dancing.

Maypolenoun

A tall pole erected in an open place and wreathed with flowers, about which the rustic May-day sports were had.

Dancenoun

A piece of music with a particular dance rhythm.

Maypolenoun

a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day

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Danceverb

(intransitive) To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.

‘I danced with her all night long.’;

Maypole

A maypole is a tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, around which a maypole dance often takes place. The festivals may occur on 1 May or Pentecost (Whitsun), although in some countries it is instead erected at Midsummer (20–26 June).

Danceverb

(intransitive) To leap or move lightly and rapidly.

‘His eyes danced with pleasure as he spoke.’; ‘She accused her political opponent of dancing around the issue instead of confronting it.’;

Danceverb

(transitive) To perform the steps to.

‘Have you ever danced the tango?’;

Danceverb

(transitive) To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about.

Danceverb

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.’; ‘Good shepherd, what fair swain is thisWhich dances with your daughter?’;

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Danceverb

To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.

‘Then, 'tis time to dance off.’; ‘More dances my rapt heartThan when I first my wedded mistress saw.’; ‘Shadows in the glassy waters dance.’; ‘Where rivulets dance their wayward round.’;

Danceverb

To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle.

‘To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind.’; ‘Thy grandsire loved thee well;Many a time he danced thee on his knee.’; ‘A man of his place, and so near our favor,To dance attendance on their lordships' pleasure.’;

Dancenoun

The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.

Dancenoun

A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc.

‘Of remedies of love she knew parchanceFor of that art she couth the olde dance.’;

Dancenoun

an artistic form of nonverbal communication

Dancenoun

a party of people assembled for dancing

Dancenoun

taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

Dancenoun

a party for social dancing

Danceverb

move in a graceful and rhythmical way;

‘The young girl danced into the room’;

Danceverb

move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance;

‘My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio’;

Danceverb

skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways;

‘Dancing flames’; ‘The children danced with joy’;

Dance

Dance is a performing art form consisting of sequences of movement, either improvised or purposefully selected. This movement has aesthetic and often symbolic value.

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