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dag·ger

 (dăg′ər)
n.
1. A short pointed weapon with sharp edges.
2. Something that agonizes, torments, or wounds.
3. Printing
a. See obelisk.
b. A double dagger.
Idiom:
look daggers at
To glare at angrily or hatefully.

[Middle English daggere, alteration of Old French dague, from Old Provençal dague or Old Italian daga, both perhaps from Vulgar Latin *dāca (ēnsis), Dacian (knife), from feminine of Latin Dācus.]

dagger

(ˈdæɡə)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a short stabbing weapon with a pointed blade
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: obelisk a character (†) used in printing to indicate a cross reference, esp to a footnote
3. at daggers drawn in a state of open hostility
4. look daggers to glare with hostility; scowl
vb (tr)
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to mark with a dagger
6. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) archaic to stab with a dagger
[C14: of uncertain origin]

dag•ger

(ˈdæg ər)

n.
1. a short, swordlike weapon with a pointed blade and a handle, used for stabbing.
2. Also called obelisk. a printer's mark (†) used esp. for references.
v.t.
3. to stab with or as if with a dagger.
4. to mark with a printer's dagger.
Idioms:
look daggers at, to look at with intense hostility or anger.
[1350–1400; Middle English, probably alter. of Old French dague, of obscure orig.; compare dag]

dagger


Past participle: daggered
Gerund: daggering

Imperative
dagger
dagger
Present
I dagger
you dagger
he/she/it daggers
we dagger
you dagger
they dagger
Preterite
I daggered
you daggered
he/she/it daggered
we daggered
you daggered
they daggered
Present Continuous
I am daggering
you are daggering
he/she/it is daggering
we are daggering
you are daggering
they are daggering
Present Perfect
I have daggered
you have daggered
he/she/it has daggered
we have daggered
you have daggered
they have daggered
Past Continuous
I was daggering
you were daggering
he/she/it was daggering
we were daggering
you were daggering
they were daggering
Past Perfect
I had daggered
you had daggered
he/she/it had daggered
we had daggered
you had daggered
they had daggered
Future
I will dagger
you will dagger
he/she/it will dagger
we will dagger
you will dagger
they will dagger
Future Perfect
I will have daggered
you will have daggered
he/she/it will have daggered
we will have daggered
you will have daggered
they will have daggered
Future Continuous
I will be daggering
you will be daggering
he/she/it will be daggering
we will be daggering
you will be daggering
they will be daggering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been daggering
you have been daggering
he/she/it has been daggering
we have been daggering
you have been daggering
they have been daggering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been daggering
you will have been daggering
he/she/it will have been daggering
we will have been daggering
you will have been daggering
they will have been daggering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been daggering
you had been daggering
he/she/it had been daggering
we had been daggering
you had been daggering
they had been daggering
Conditional
I would dagger
you would dagger
he/she/it would dagger
we would dagger
you would dagger
they would dagger
Past Conditional
I would have daggered
you would have daggered
he/she/it would have daggered
we would have daggered
you would have daggered
they would have daggered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dagger - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbingdagger - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
dirk - a relatively long dagger with a straight blade
haft, helve - the handle of a weapon or tool
hilt - the handle of a sword or dagger
kirpan - a ceremonial four-inch curved dagger that Sikh men and women are obliged to wear at all times
knife - a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
creese, kris, crease - a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
bodkin, poniard - a dagger with a slender blade
stiletto - a small dagger with a tapered blade
2.dagger - a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

dagger

noun knife, blade, bayonet, dirk, stiletto, poniard, skean The man raised his arm and plunged a dagger into her back.
at daggers drawn on bad terms, at odds, at war, at loggerheads, up in arms, at enmity She and her mother were at daggers drawn.
look daggers at someone glare, frown, scowl, glower, look black, lour or lower The girls looked daggers at me.
Quotations
"Is this a dagger which I see before me"
"The handle toward my hand?" [William Shakespeare Macbeth]
Translations
خَنْجَر
кама
dýka
daggertdolk
ristitikari
kereszttőr
rýtingurrÿtingur
durklas
duncis
pumnalsemn de carte
dýka
bodalo
dolkkors

dagger

[ˈdægəʳ] N
1. (= knife) → daga f, puñal m
to be at daggers drawn (with sb)estar a matar (con algn)
to look daggers at sbfulminar a algn con la mirada
2. (Typ) → cruz f, obelisco m

dagger

[ˈdægər] npoignard m
to be at daggers drawn → être à couteaux tirés
to be at daggers drawn with sb → être à couteaux tirés avec qn
to look daggers at sb → foudroyer qn du regard

dagger

n
Dolch m; to be at daggers drawn with somebody (fig)mit jdm auf (dem) Kriegsfuß stehen; to look daggers at somebody (Brit) → jdn mit Blicken durchbohren
(Typ) → Kreuz nt

dagger

[ˈdægəʳ] npugnale m, stiletto (Typ) → croce f
to be at daggers drawn (with sb) → essere ai ferri corti (con qn)
to look daggers at sb → fare gli occhiacci a qn

dagger

(ˈdӕgə) noun
a knife or short sword for stabbing.
References in classic literature ?
Going to a cloth bag that hung on a nail by the wall she took out a long pair of sewing scissors and held them in her hand like a dagger.
If your bitterest foe were walking straight towards you, with dagger uplifted in broad day, you would not be able to see him, any more than if he were stealing upon you from behind.
What would a lord say -- yes, or any other person of whatever condition -- if he caught an upstart peasant with a dagger on his person?
She can't either pawn or sell Count Luigi's costly Indian dagger.
Every line, every word was--in the hackneyed metaphor which their dear writer, were she here, would forbid--a dagger to my heart.
I should have no qualms about tightening the rope round the neck of some human monster, or sticking a neat dagger or bullet into a dangerous, treacherous foe, but to kill a dream is a sickening business.
In his girdle he wore a long and double-edged dagger, which was the only offensive weapon about his person.
In order to speak he had to take the dagger from his mouth, but in all else he remained unmoved.
But Sorelli, armed with a dagger that never left her, turned the key and drew back the door, while the ballet-girls retreated to the inner dressing-room and Meg Giry sighed:
If the Sultan was to order me to plunge a dagger in your heart, I should have to obey.
But they had not gone many steps when the wicked Fairy hurried after them, a drawn dagger in her hand, and was close upon them, when suddenly, instead of the Prince and her daughter, she found herself in front of a great stone church, whose entrance was carefully guarded by a huge monk.
I saw, with the utmost surprise, an old Moor enter my chamber, with a kind of small dagger, all over rusty, and a mallet in his hand, and three cups of horn about half a foot long.