dance

dance
[[t]dæns, dɑns[/t]]
v. danced, danc•ing, n.
1) mad to move one's feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, esp. to the accompaniment of music
2) to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or quickly
3) to bob up and down:
The toy sailboats danced on the pond[/ex]
4) to perform or take part in (a dance)
5) to cause to dance:
He danced her around the room[/ex]
6) to cause to be in a specified condition by dancing:
She danced her way to stardom[/ex]
7) mad a successive group of rhythmical steps or bodily motions, or both, usu. executed to music
8) mad an act or round of dancing; set:
May I have this dance?[/ex]
9) mad the art of dancing:
to study dance[/ex]
10) a social gathering or party for dancing; ball
11) mad a piece of music suited in rhythm or style to a particular form of dancing
12) a stylized pattern of movements performed by an animal, as a bird in a courtship display
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < AF da(u)ncer, OF dancier, v. of uncert. orig. dance′a•ble, adj. dance`a•bil′i•ty, n. danc′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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