June 4, 2016
There are many different ways to use the word "dash."
A dash can be a short distance or a small amount:
- Renee ran the 100-meter dash in gym class today. (A dash can be a short race.)
- Roger made a dash for the end zone to win the game. (He ran towards the goal line in a football game.)
- The cat made a dash for the backyard as soon as the door was opened.
- Helen told her kids not to dash off too quickly when they reached the park. Everyone was going to eat first. (This sentence uses "dash" as a verb. dash off = run away or move quickly)
- The sleigh is dashing through the snow.
- This soup needs a dash of salt. (dash = a small amount. This is a popular word to use when cooking.)
- A dash of cayenne pepper will add more flavor to the meat.
A dash is also a form of punctuation used between words to bring words and numbers together. A dash looks like a short line.
- The house is under 24-hour surveillance.
- He’s wearing a custom-made suit.
- This is not a one-size-fits-all solution to the problem.
The word "dash" is short for dashboard. This is the place inside a car where gauges, instruments, and the steering wheel are mounted. Most recently, the word "dash" is used to refer to a place on a website or an app where you can change settings or individualize your experience.
- The first page I visit on that website is the dashboard because it has updates and recommendations.
- Put your receipt on the dashboard to show that you have paid for your parking space.
- There’s a lot of dust on the dash. It has to be cleaned.
This car has a beautiful dashboard.
It has a beautiful dash.
Click here to go to the Word of the Day page.