-n. 3. ballroom dance, round dance, one-step, two-step, polka, waltz, foxtrot; square dance, Virginia reel, quadrille, cotillion, hoedown; folk dance, jig, Highland fling; belly dance, danse du ventre; tap dance.
4. ball, fancy-dress ball, Fr. bal travesti, formal, U.S. Inf. prom, promenade; dancing party, Inf. shindig, social, Inf. hop.
5. the dance ballet, toe-dance; interpretive dance, interpretation, improvisational dance, improvisation, eurhythmies; modern dance, jazz, jazz-ballet.
6. choreography, dance notation, composition,
dancer, n. 1. ballet dancer, toe-dancer, figurant, coryphee; danseur, premier danseur, premier danseur noble; danseuse, ballerina, prima ballerina, prima ballerina assoluta.
2. square dancer, Inf. heel-kicker, Sl. hoofer, Sl. boot-stomper; jigger, belly dancer; tap-dancer.
dander, n. Informal, anger, ire, temper, passion. See - anger (defs. 1-4).
dandle, v. 1. dance on the knee, ride on the knee,
toss up and down.
2. pet, pamper, coddle, cosset, mollycoddle, cocker; cuddle, nestle, nuzzle, hug, caress,
dandy, n. 1. fop, coxcomb, Sl. peacock, Beau Brummell, fancy Dan, popinjay; fashion plate, exquisite, clotheshorse, prettyboy; jack-a-dandy, blade, gay blade, Chiefly Brit, blood, buck; dude, silkstocking, spark, Sl. swell, Brit. Inf. toff; man-about-town, beau, boulevardier, fashionable, the glass of fashion and the mold of form, gallant, ladykiller, ladies' man; zoot suiter, sharp dresser, macaroni.
2. gem, beauty, Inf. beaut, Inf. daisy, Sl. humdinger, Sl. killer, Sl. lollapalooza.
-adj. 3. foppish, dandified, coxcombical, natty, spruce, Inf. all duded up, Inf. all gussied up; dapper, gay, rakish, jaunty, Scot. and North Eng. braw; Inf. swank, Inf. swanky, Sl. spiffy, Sl. snazzy.
4. excellent, fine, swell, first-rate, Inf. jim-dandy,
danger, n. 1. risk, peril, chance, hazard, jeopardy; vulnerability, liability, susceptibility endangerment, imperilment; instability, unsafety, insecurity, unsoundness, precariousness.
2. menace, threat, minacity, dark clouds; imminence, gathering storm, clouds on the horizon, storm brewing.
dangerous, adj. 1. perilous, hazardous, jeopard-ous, Archaic, parlous; risky, chancy, uncertain, Sl. hairy, Chiefly Scot. unchancy; vulnerable, exposed, unsheltered, assailable, defenseless; unsafe, unsound, insecure, shaky, rickety, precarious.
2. threatening, dire, menacing, ominous, alarming, minacious, fraught with danger; imminent, impending, looming.
dangle, v. 1. hang, hang down, depend, droop, sag; drag, draggle, trail; swing, sway, oscillate, librate.
2. flaunt, flourish, wave, brandish, hold up.
3. follow, follow at heel, hang about or around, hang on the skirts or sleeve of, attach oneself to, pin oneself on, fasten oneself upon.
dank, adj. humid, steamy, clammy, muggy; moist, damp, dewy, wet, watery, chilly,
dapper, adj. 1. (all usu. in reference to dress) neat, trim, smart, natty, spruce, sleek; gay, rakish, jaunty, Scot. and North Eng. braw; chic, elegant, well-dressed, well-turned-out, dressed to kill, dressed to the teeth, dressed to the nines, brave, out of a band box, Inf. all gussied-up, Sl. all duded-up, Sl. all dressed-up; All Inf. posh, dressy, swank, swanky, ritzy; All Sl.