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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 ?
The man turned at the instant when I came in, and I saw John Herncastle, with a torch in one hand, and a dagger dripping with blood in the other.
There were also a dagger and several metal ornaments strewn about as though torn from their wearer in a struggle.
He had picked up a trifle, he said, which was rather a curiosity, it was an ancient Greek dagger of the Mycenaean Epoch, and might well have been worn in the time of Theseus and Hippolyta.
Turjun, the panthan, crept close to the companionway, his sinuous fingers closing tightly upon the hilt of his dagger.
She saw the hand of the creature's rykor creeping stealthily toward the hilt of its dagger.
She can't either pawn or sell Count Luigi's costly Indian dagger.
Do not mountaineers attack the bear with a dagger in their hand, and is not steel surer than lead?
Suddenly a raised dagger gleamed in the upflung hand of the black.
dear Leonela, would it not be better, before I do what I am unwilling you should know lest you should seek to prevent it, that you should take Anselmo's dagger that I have asked of you and with it pierce this vile heart of mine?
her husband savagely interrupted, as he tossed the dagger into the cupboard.
I begin with a dreadful vacancy in my eyes, and a hollow moaning in my voice: 'Is this a dagger that I see before me--?
Grimaud, wishing to relieve him, advanced his hand toward the hilt of the dagger.