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English Word:

dab


English Pronunciation:

dab


Noun:


⇨Etymology

Perhaps corrupted from adept.


⇨Definition

A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert. [Colloq.] One excels at a plan or the titlepage, another works away at the body of the book, and the therd is a dab at an index. Goldsmith.



Noun:


⇨Etymology

Perhaps so named from its quickness in diving beneath the sand. Confer Dabchick.


⇨Definition

(Zoölogy) A name given to several species of Pleuronectes. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.



Intransitive Verb:


⇨Etymology

imperfect & past participle Dabbed; present participle & verbal noun Dabbing., (Old English) dabben to strice; akin to (Old Dutch) dabben to pinch, knead, fumble, dabble, and perhaps to German tappen to grope.


⇨Definition

1. To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber. A sore should... be wiped... only by dabbing it over with fine lint. S. Sharp.

2. To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust. "To dab him in the neck." Sir T. More.



Noun:


⇨Definition

1. A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck. Astratch of her clame, a dab of her beack. Hawthorne.

2. A small mass of anything soft or moist.



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2.DAB
3.dab hand
4.dabb
5.Dabb
6.dabbawalla
7.dabber
8.dabble
9.dabbler
10.dabbling
11.dabbling duck
12.dabblingly
13.Dabbs
14.dabchick
15.DABCO
16.Dabinett
17.daboia
18.Dabson
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