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dance

 (dăns)
v. danced, danc·ing, danc·es
v.intr.
1. To move rhythmically usually to music, using prescribed or improvised steps and gestures.
2. Zoology To perform a specialized set of movements to communicate chiefly with other members of the same species.
3.
a. To move or leap about excitedly.
b. To bob up and down or move about rapidly: The leaves danced in the wind.
c. To appear to flash or twinkle: eyes that danced with merriment.
4. Informal To speak or behave in an evasive or vacillating manner: danced around the issue.
v.tr.
1. To engage in or perform (a dance).
2. To lead (someone) in a dance.
3. To cause to move up and down quickly or lightly: danced the child on her knee.
n.
1.
a. A series of motions and steps, such as the waltz or tango, usually performed to music.
b. The act or an instance of dancing: May I have this dance?
c. The music composed or played for a certain kind of dance or for a particular dance.
d. The art of dancing: studied dance in college.
2. A party or gathering of people for dancing.
3. Zoology An act of communication by dancing: a peacock's courtship dance.
Idiom:
dance attendance on
To attend to or try to please (someone) with eagerness or obsequiousness.

[Middle English dauncen, from Old French danser, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

danc′er n.
danc′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dancer - a performer who dances professionallydancer - a performer who dances professionally
ballet dancer - a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
ballet master - a man who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
ballet mistress - a woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
belly dancer, exotic belly dancer, exotic dancer - a woman who performs a solo belly dance
chorine, chorus girl, showgirl - a woman who dances in a chorus line
dance master, dancing-master - a professional teacher of dancing
hoofer, stepper - a professional dancer
kachina - a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
nautch girl - a professional dancing girl in India
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
tap dancer, tapper - a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
taxi dancer - a woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance
2.dancer - a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
clog dancer - someone who does clog dancing
dancing partner - one of a pair of people who dance together
folk dancer - someone who does folk dances
raver - a participant in a rave dancing party
waltzer - a dancer who waltzes

dancer

noun ballerina, hoofer (slang), Terpsichorean His girlfriend was a ballet dancer.

dancer

noun
A person who dances, especially professionally:
Slang: hoofer.
Translations
tanečník
danserdanserinde=-danser
tanssijatanssijatar
plesačplesačica
táncostáncosnő
dansari
ダンサー
춤추는 사람
tanečník
plesalec
dansaredansös
นักเต้นรำ
diễn viên múa

dancer

[ˈdɑːnsəʳ] N (gen) → bailarín/ina m/f; (flamenco) → bailaor(a) m/f

dancer

[ˈdɑːnsər] ndanseur/euse m/f
to be a good dancer → être un(e) bon danseur(bonne)/euse
He is not a very good dancer → Il n'est pas très bon danseur., Il ne danse pas très bien.dance studio nécole f de danse

dancer

nTänzer(in) m(f); you dancer! (Brit inf: = well done) → super gemacht! (inf)

dancer

[ˈdɑːnsəʳ] nballerino/a

dance

(daːns) verb
1. to move in time to music by ma-king a series of rhythmic steps. She began to dance; Can you dance the waltz?
2. to move quickly up and down. The father was dancing the baby on his knee.
noun
1. a series of fixed steps made in time to music. Have you done this dance before?; (also adjective) dance music.
2. a social gathering at which people dance. We're going to a dance next Saturday.
ˈdancer noun
a ballet dancer.
ˈdancing noun
She likes dancing; (also adjective) dancing shoes.

dancer

راقِص tanečník danser Tänzer χορευτής bailarín tanssija danseur plesač ballerino ダンサー 춤추는 사람 danser danser tancerz dançarino танцор dansare นักเต้นรำ dansçı diễn viên múa 舞蹈家
References in classic literature ?
Frances taught us to dance that winter, and she said, from the first lesson, that Antonia would make the best dancer among us.
The little schoolboy, aided by the impish figure of the negro dancer, had wrought an irreparable ruin.
With light and graceful steps he danced through the long saloon, with the sovereign who thought never to have found a more dexterous and excellent dancer.
Jenny is named for a singer and Fanny for a beautiful dancer, but mother says they're both misfits, for Jenny can't carry a tune and Fanny's kind of stiff- legged.
As he had said, there was probably nothing at all extraordinary in the substance of the narrative itself: a wealthy Englishman's passion for a French dancer, and her treachery to him, were every- day matters enough, no doubt, in society; but there was something decidedly strange in the paroxysm of emotion which had suddenly seized him when he was in the act of expressing the present contentment of his mood, and his newly revived pleasure in the old hall and its environs.
And the dancer slammed the door again, with a deep sigh.
The little lady was stretching out both her arms, for she was a Dancer, and was lifting up one leg so high in the air that the Tin-soldier couldn't find it anywhere, and thought that she, too, had only one leg.
Porthos drew his sword from the scabbard, and made passes at the wall, springing back from time to time, and making contortions like a dancer.
He had hardly returned from the marquee with the prize in his hand, when it began to be understood that Wiry Ben proposed to amuse the company, before the gentry went to dinner, with an impromptu and gratuitous performance--namely, a hornpipe, the main idea of which was doubtless borrowed; but this was to be developed by the dancer in so peculiar and complex a manner that no one could deny him the praise of originality.
Heaven has made one man an excellent soldier; of another it has made a dancer or a singer and player on the lyre; while yet in another Jove has implanted a wise understanding of which men reap fruit to the saving of many, and he himself knows more about it than any one; therefore I will say what I think will be best.
I am a pretty good dancer in my way, but I dare say you are a better.
Of course he got on with them partly because of his own little dose of Eastern blood; he got it from his mother, the dancer from Damascus; everybody knows that.