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Dash vs. Spirit

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Dashnoun

(typography) Any of the following symbols: ‒ (figure dash), – (en dash), — (em dash), or ― (horizontal bar).

Spiritnoun

The soul of a person or other creature.

Dashnoun

(colloquial) A hyphen or minus sign.

Spiritnoun

A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel.

‘A wandering spirit haunts the island.’;

Dashnoun

(by extension) The longer of the two symbols of Morse code.

Spiritnoun

Enthusiasm.

‘School spirit is at an all-time high.’;

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Dashnoun

A short run, flight.

‘When the feds came they did the dash.’;

Spiritnoun

The manner or style of something.

‘In the spirit of forgiveness, we didn't press charges.’;

Dashnoun

A rushing or violent onset.

Spiritnoun

A volatile liquid, such as alcohol. The plural form spirits is a generic term for distilled alcoholic beverages.

Dashnoun

Violent strike; a whack.

Spiritnoun

Energy; ardour.

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Dashnoun

A small quantity of a liquid substance etc.; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon.

‘Add a dash of vinegar.’;

Spiritnoun

One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper.

‘a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit’;

Dashnoun

A slight admixture.

‘There is a dash of craziness in his personality.’;

Spiritnoun

Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; often in the plural.

‘to be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be down-hearted, or in bad spirits’;

Dashnoun

Ostentatious vigor.

‘Aren't we full of dash this morning?’;

Spiritnoun

(obsolete) Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.

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Dashnoun

A dashboard.

Spiritnoun

(obsolete) A rough breathing; an aspirate, such as the letter h; also, a mark denoting aspiration.

Dashnoun

A bribe or gratuity; a gift

Spiritnoun

Intent; real meaning; opposed to the letter, or formal statement.

‘the spirit of an enterprise, or of a document’;

Dashnoun

A stand-in for a censored word, like "Devil" or "damn". (Compare deuce.)

Spiritnoun

Any of the four substances: sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, and arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).

Dashverb

(intransitive) To run quickly or for a short distance.

‘He dashed across the field.’;

Spiritnoun

(dyeing) stannic chloride

Dashverb

To leave or depart.

‘I have to dash now. See you soon.’;

Spiritverb

To carry off, especially in haste, secrecy, or mystery.

Dashverb

(transitive) To destroy by striking (against).

‘He dashed the bottle against the bar and turned about to fight.’;

Spiritverb

To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; sometimes followed by up.

‘Civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men.’;

Dashverb

(transitive) To throw violently.

‘The man was dashed from the vehicle during the accident.’;

Spiritnoun

Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself.

‘The mild air, with season moderate,Gently attempered, and disposed eo well,That still it breathed foorth sweet spirit.’;

Dashverb

To sprinkle; to splatter.

Spiritnoun

A rough breathing; an aspirate, as the letter h; also, a mark to denote aspiration; a breathing.

‘Be it a letter or spirit, we have great use for it.’;

Dashverb

To mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality.

‘to dash wine with water’;

Spiritnoun

Life, or living substance, considered independently of corporeal existence; an intelligence conceived of apart from any physical organization or embodiment; vital essence, force, or energy, as distinct from matter.

Dashverb

To ruin; to destroy.

‘Her hopes were dashed when she saw the damage.’;

Spiritnoun

The intelligent, immaterial and immortal part of man; the soul, in distinction from the body in which it resides; the agent or subject of vital and spiritual functions, whether spiritual or material.

‘There is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.’; ‘As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.’; ‘Spirit is a substance wherein thinking, knowing, doubting, and a power of moving, do subsist.’;

Dashverb

(transitive) To dishearten; to sadden.

‘Her thoughts were dashed to melancholy.’;

Spiritnoun

Specifically, a disembodied soul; the human soul after it has left the body.

‘Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.’; ‘Ye gentle spirits far away,With whom we shared the cup of grace.’;

Dashverb

(transitive) To complete hastily, usually with down or off.

‘He dashed down his eggs, she dashed off her homework’;

Spiritnoun

Any supernatural being, good or bad; an apparition; a specter; a ghost; also, sometimes, a sprite,; a fairy; an elf.

‘Whilst young, preserve his tender mind from all impressions of spirits and goblins in the dark.’;

Dashverb

(transitive) To draw quickly; jot.

Spiritnoun

Energy, vivacity, ardor, enthusiasm, courage, etc.

‘"Write it then, quickly," replied Bede; and summoning all his spirits together, like the last blaze of a candle going out, he indited it, and expired.’;

Dashinterjection

(euphemistic) Damn!

Spiritnoun

One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper; as, a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit.

‘Such spirits as he desired to please, such would I choose for my judges.’;

Dashverb

To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; - often used with against.

‘If you dash a stone against a stone in the botton of the water, it maketh a sound.’;

Spiritnoun

Temper or disposition of mind; mental condition or disposition; intellectual or moral state; - often in the plural; as, to be cheerful, or in good spirits; to be downhearted, or in bad spirits.

‘God has . . . made a spirit of building succeed a spirit of pulling down.’; ‘A perfect judge will read each work of witWith the same spirit that its author writ.’;

Dashverb

To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.

‘Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.’; ‘A brave vessel, . . . Dashed all to pieces.’; ‘To perplex and dashMaturest counsels.’;

Spiritnoun

Intent; real meaning; - opposed to the letter, or to formal statement; also, characteristic quality, especially such as is derived from the individual genius or the personal character; as, the spirit of an enterprise, of a document, or the like.

Dashverb

To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.

‘Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car.’;

Spiritnoun

Tenuous, volatile, airy, or vapory substance, possessed of active qualities.

‘All bodies have spirits . . . within them.’;

Dashverb

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; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture.

‘I take care to dash the character with such particular circumstance as may prevent ill-natured applications.’; ‘The very source and fount of dayIs dashed with wandering isles of night.’;

Spiritnoun

Any liquid produced by distillation; especially, alcohol, the spirits, or spirit, of wine (it having been first distilled from wine): - often in the plural.

Dashverb

To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; - with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon.

Spiritnoun

Rum, whisky, brandy, gin, and other distilled liquors having much alcohol, in distinction from wine and malt liquors.

Dashverb

To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; - with out; as, to dash out a word.

Spiritnoun

A solution in alcohol of a volatile principle. Cf. Tincture.

Dashverb

To rush with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.

‘[He] dashed through thick and thin.’; ‘On each hand the gushing waters play,And down the rough cascade all dashing fall.’;

Spiritnoun

Any one of the four substances, sulphur, sal ammoniac, quicksilver, or arsenic (or, according to some, orpiment).

‘The four spirits and the bodies seven.’;

Dashnoun

Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.

Spiritnoun

Stannic chloride. See under Stannic.

Dashnoun

A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash.

Spiritverb

To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men; - sometimes followed by up.

‘Many officers and private men spirit up and assist those obstinate people to continue in their rebellion.’;

Dashnoun

A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple.

‘Innocence when it has in it a dash of folly.’;

Spiritverb

To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; - often with away, or off.

‘The ministry had him spirited away, and carried abroad as a dangerous person.’; ‘I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of antiquity.’;

Dashnoun

A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush; as, a bold dash at the enemy; a dash of rain.

‘She takes upon her bravely at first dash.’;

Spiritnoun

the vital principle or animating force within living things

Dashnoun

Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.

Spiritnoun

the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;

‘the feel of the city excited him’; ‘a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting’; ‘it had the smell of treason’;

Dashnoun

A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash.

Spiritnoun

a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character

Dashnoun

A mark or line [-], in writing or printing, denoting a sudden break, stop, or transition in a sentence, or an abrupt change in its construction, a long or significant pause, or an unexpected or epigrammatic turn of sentiment. Dashes are also sometimes used instead of marks or parenthesis.

Spiritnoun

any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

Dashnoun

The sign of staccato, a small mark [ ] denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short, distinct manner.

Spiritnoun

the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection);

‘his emotional state depended on her opinion’; ‘he was in good spirits’; ‘his spirit rose’;

Dashnoun

A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; - used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race.

Spiritnoun

the intended meaning of a communication

Dashnoun

distinctive and stylish elegance;

‘he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer’;

Spiritnoun

animation and energy in action or expression;

‘it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it’;

Dashnoun

a quick run

Spiritnoun

an inclination or tendency of a certain kind;

‘he had a change of heart’;

Dashnoun

a footrace run at top speed;

‘he is preparing for the 100-yard dash’;

Spiritverb

infuse with spirit;

‘The company spirited him up’;

Dashnoun

a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text

Spiritnoun

the non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul

‘we seek a harmony between body and spirit’;

Dashnoun

the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code

Spiritnoun

the non-physical part of a person regarded as their true self and as capable of surviving physical death or separation

‘a year after he left, his spirit is still present’;

Dashnoun

the act of moving with great haste;

‘he made a dash for the door’;

Spiritnoun

the non-physical part of a person manifested as an apparition after their death; a ghost

‘a priest performed a rite of exorcism and the wandering spirit was ousted’;

Dashverb

run or move very quickly or hastily;

‘She dashed into the yard’;

Spiritnoun

a supernatural being

‘shrines to nature spirits’;

Dashverb

break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over;

‘Smash a plate’;

Spiritnoun

short for Holy Spirit

Dashverb

hurl or thrust violently;

‘He dashed the plate against the wall’; ‘Waves were dashing against the rock’;

Spiritnoun

the prevailing or typical quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time

‘I hope the team will build on this spirit of confidence’; ‘the university is a symbol of the nation's egalitarian spirit’;

Dashverb

destroy or break;

‘dashed ambitions and hopes’;

Spiritnoun

a person identified with their most prominent quality or with their role in a group or movement

‘he was a leading spirit in the conference’;

Dashverb

cause to lose courage;

‘dashed by the refusal’;

Spiritnoun

a person's mood or attitude

‘the warm weather lifted everyone's spirits’; ‘he confessed in a spirit of self-respect’;

Dashverb

add an enlivening or altering element to;

‘blue paint dashed with white’;

Spiritnoun

the quality of courage, energy, and determination

‘his visitors admired his spirit and good temper’;

Dashverb

run or travel somewhere in a great hurry

‘I must dash, I'm late’; ‘I dashed into the garden’;

Spiritnoun

the real meaning or the intention behind something as opposed to its strict verbal interpretation

‘the rule had been broken in spirit if not in letter’;

Dashverb

strike or fling (something) somewhere with great force, especially so as to have a destructive effect; hurl

‘the ship was dashed upon the rocks’;

Spiritnoun

strong distilled alcoholic drink such as brandy, whisky, gin, or rum.

Dashverb

strike forcefully against something

‘a gust of rain dashed against the bricks’;

Spiritnoun

a volatile liquid, especially a fuel, prepared by distillation

‘aviation spirit’;

Dashverb

destroy or frustrate (hopes or expectations)

‘the budget dashed hopes of an increase in funding’;

Spiritnoun

a solution of volatile components extracted from something, typically by distillation or by solution in alcohol

‘spirits of turpentine’;

Dashverb

cause (someone) to lose confidence; dispirit

‘I won't tell Stuart—I think he'd be dashed’;

Spiritnoun

a highly refined substance or fluid thought to govern vital phenomena.

Dashinterjection

used to express mild annoyance

‘dash it all, I am in charge’;

Spiritverb

convey rapidly and secretly

‘stolen cows were spirited away some distance to prevent detection’;

Dashnoun

an act of running somewhere suddenly and hastily

‘she made a dash for the door’;

Dashnoun

a journey or period of time characterized by urgency or eager haste

‘a 20-mile dash to the airport’;

Dashnoun

a short, fast race run in one heat; a sprint

‘the 100 m dash’;

Dashnoun

a small quantity of a liquid added to something else

‘whisky with a dash of soda’;

Dashnoun

a small amount of a quality that adds piquancy or distinctiveness to something else

‘a casual atmosphere with a dash of sophistication’;

Dashnoun

a horizontal stroke in writing or printing to mark a pause or break in sense or to represent omitted letters or words.

Dashnoun

the longer signal of the two used in Morse code.

Dashnoun

a short vertical mark placed above or beneath a note to indicate that it is to be performed in a very staccato manner.

Dashnoun

impetuous or flamboyant vigour and confidence; panache

‘he has youthful energy, dash, and charisma’;

Dashnoun

short for dashboard

‘an indicator on the dash tells you what gear you are in’;

Dash

The dash is a punctuation mark that is similar in appearance to the hyphen and minus sign but differs from these symbols in length and, in some fonts, height above the baseline. The most common versions of the dash are the en dash –, longer than the hyphen; the em dash —, longer than the en dash; and the horizontal bar ―, whose length varies across typefaces but tends to be between those of the en and em dashes.

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