dance[ dans, dahns ]SEE DEFINITION OF dance
Synonyms for dance
- boogie down
- bunny hop
- cut a rug
- foot it
- get down
- hoof it
- rock n' roll
- trip the light fantastic
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DANCE
If he had known it, it was with the Dance of Death on the bridge of Lucerne.
Would she come laughing, with all the triumph of the dance bright in her face?
Won't they dance, even for charity, except in their own houses?
Get up here and dance, and don't sit there like a bear nursing a sore paw.
Where shall we set the tables, if we dance in the dining room?
Jim DID cry, and rip and dance and carry on, he was so thankful and out of his mind for joy.
Three times did he repeat this song, and as often did he encircle the post in his dance.
And of course I shall not dance, as I'm still in half mourning.
Doesn't he look as if he loved to dance, snapping his fingers to keep time?
They were to dine on the lawn, in a large marquee, and to dance in the evening.
c.1300, from Old French dancier (12c., Modern French danser), of unknown origin, perhaps from Low Frankish *dintjan and akin to Old Frisian dintje "tremble, quiver." A word of uncertain origin but which, through French influence in arts and society, has become the primary word for this activity from Spain to Russia (e.g. Italian danzare, Spanish danzar, Rumanian dansa, Swedish dansa, German tanzen).
Replaced Old English sealtian, itself a borrowing from Latin saltare "to dance," frequentative of salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.); "dance" words frequently are derived from words meaning "jump, leap"). Related: Danced; dancing.