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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
dance (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to engage in or perform a dance
2.
transitive verb
to move or seem to move up and down or about in a quick or lively manner
1.
to perform or take part in as a dancer
2.
to cause to dance
3.
to bring into a specified condition by - dancing
dance (noun)
1.
an act or instance of - dancing
2.
a series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music
3.
a social gathering for dancing
4.
a piece of music by which dancing may be guided
5.
the art of dancing
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
dance (noun)
a social gathering for dancing
SYNONIMS:
ball, cotillion ( cotillon), formal, hop, prom
RELATED WORDS:
blowout, celebration, event, festival, festivity, fete ( fête), gala, masque ( mask), masquerade, mixer, party, reception, shindig, soiree ( soirée); hoedown, square dance
dance (verb)
1.
to perform a series of usually rhythmic bodily movements to music
SYNONIMS:
foot (it), hoof (it), step
RELATED WORDS:
prance, strut, trip; boogie ( boogy boogey), bop, fox-trot, gavotte, jig, jitterbug, jive, mambo, polka, shag, shimmy, shuffle, tango, tap-dance, twist, waltz; tread
shake a leg, trip the light fantastic
dance (verb)
2.
to make an irregular series of quick, sudden movements
SYNONIMS:
dance, dart, flick, flicker, flirt, flitter, flutter, zip
RELATED WORDS:
dash, fly, sail, shoot, speed, sprint, zing, zoom; scamper, scud, scurry, scuttle, skip, skitter; meander, ramble, roam, wander
NEAR ANTONYMS:
float, hang, hover
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