dance


dance
dance [dans, däns]
vi.
danced, dancing [ME dauncen < OFr danser < ? Frank * dintjan, to tremble, move back and forth]
1. to move the body and feet in rhythm, ordinarily to music
2. to move lightly and gaily; caper
3. to bob up and down
4. to be stirred into rapid movement, as leaves in a wind
vt.
1. to take part in or perform (a dance)
2.
a) to cause to dance
b) to cause to move lightly, bob up and down, etc.
n.
1. rhythmic movement of the body and feet, ordinarily to music
2. a particular kind of dance, as the waltz, tango, etc.
3. the art of dancing, esp. as performed in ballet or modern dance
4.
a) a party to which people come to dance
b) one round of dancing at such a party
5. a piece of music for dancing
6. rapid, lively movement
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dance attendance on
to be always near so as to wait on, lavish attention on, etc.
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dance to another tune
to alter one's actions or opinions as a result of changed conditions
danceable
adj.
dancer
n.

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