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NOUN (1)

1. a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy;
- Example: "he could never refuse a dare"
[syn: dare, daring]


VERB (3)

1. take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission;
- Example: "How dare you call my lawyer?"
[syn: make bold, dare, presume]

2. to be courageous enough to try or do something;
- Example: "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others"

3. challenge;
- Example: "I dare you!"
[syn: defy, dare]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dace \Dace\ (d[=a]s), n. [Written also dare, dart, fr. F. dard dase, dart, of German origin. Dace is for an older darce, fr. an OF. nom. darz. See Dart a javelin.] (Zool.) A small European cyprinoid fish (Leuciscus leuciscus, formerly Squalius leuciscus or Leuciscus vulgaris); -- called also dare. [1913 Webster +PJC] Note: In America the name is given to several related fishes of the genera Squalius, Minnilus, etc. The black-nosed dace is Rhinichthys atronasus the horned dace is Semotilus corporalis. For red dace, see Redfin. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dare \Dare\, v. i. [OE. darien, to lie hidden, be timid.] To lurk; to lie hid. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dare \Dare\, v. t. To terrify; to daunt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For I have done those follies, those mad mischiefs, Would dare a woman. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] To dare larks, to catch them by producing terror through to use of mirrors, scarlet cloth, a hawk, etc., so that they lie still till a net is thrown over them. --Nares. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dare \Dare\ (d[^a]r), v. i. [imp. Durst (d[^u]rst) or Dared (d[^a]rd); p. p. Dared; p. pr. & vb. n. Daring.] [OE. I dar, dear, I dare, imp. dorste, durste, AS. ic dear I dare, imp. dorste. inf. durran; akin to OS. gidar, gidorsta, gidurran, OHG. tar, torsta, turran, Goth. gadar, gada['u]rsta, Gr. tharsei^n, tharrei^n, to be bold, tharsy`s bold, Skr. Dhrsh to be bold. [root]70.] To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture. [1913 Webster] I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Why then did not the ministers use their new law? Bacause they durst not, because they could not. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Who dared to sully her sweet love with suspicion. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] The tie of party was stronger than the tie of blood, because a partisan was more ready to dare without asking why. --Jowett (Thu?yd.). [1913 Webster] Note: The present tense, I dare, is really an old past tense, so that the third person is he dare, but the form he dares is now often used, and will probably displace the obsolescent he dare, through grammatically as incorrect as he shalls or he cans. --Skeat. [1913 Webster] The pore dar plede (the poor man dare plead). --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster] You know one dare not discover you. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The fellow dares not deceive me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Here boldly spread thy hands, no venom'd weed Dares blister them, no slimy snail dare creep. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly durst was also used as the present. Sometimes the old form dare is found for durst or dared. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dare \Dare\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dared; p. pr. & vb. n. Daring.] 1. To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake. [1913 Webster] What high concentration of steady feeling makes men dare every thing and do anything? --Bagehot. [1913 Webster] To wrest it from barbarism, to dare its solitudes. --The Century. [1913 Webster] 2. To challenge; to provoke; to defy. [1913 Webster] Time, I dare thee to discover Such a youth and such a lover. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dare \Dare\, n. 1. The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash. [R.] [1913 Webster] It lends a luster . . . A large dare to our great enterprise. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Defiance; challenge. [1913 Webster] Childish, unworthy dares Are not enought to part our powers. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] Sextus Pompeius Hath given the dare to C[ae]sar. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dare \Dare\, n. [See Dace.] (Zool.) A small fish; the dace. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dare n 1: a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy; "he could never refuse a dare" [syn: dare, daring] v 1: take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; "How dare you call my lawyer?" [syn: make bold, dare, presume] 2: to be courageous enough to try or do something; "I don't dare call him", "she dares to dress differently from the others" 3: challenge; "I dare you!" [syn: defy, dare]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "dare": affront, aim to, assume, attempt, attempt to, battle cry, be a man, beard, bid defiance, bid to combat, brave, breast, bring before, bring forward, bring up, call out, cartel, challenge, chance, change, confront, confront with, court destruction, dare to, defi, defy, defy danger, deride, double dare, double-dare, encounter, envisage, face, face out, face up to, face with, forget the odds, front, gage, gage of battle, gamble, gauntlet, get fresh, get smart, glove, have a nerve, have the cheek, have the gall, have the guts, have the nerve, hazard, hold in contempt, lay before, make bold, make bold to, make free, meet, meet squarely, outdare, outface, place before, play with fire, present to, presume, pretend, pretend to, provocation, provoke, put it to, rebel yell, ridicule, risk, run the chance, run the risk, scream defiance, seek to, set before, show fight, stare down, stem, strive to, study to, stump, take a chance, take chances, take liberties, take the liberty, taunt, tempt Providence, try and, try to, ultimatum, venture, venture to, war cry, war whoop
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

DARE Differential Analyzer REplacement. A family of simulation languages for continuous systems. ["Digital Continuous System Simulation", G.A. Korn et al, P-H 1978].
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Dare -- U.S. County in North Carolina Population (2000): 29967 Housing Units (2000): 26671 Land area (2000): 383.577313 sq. miles (993.460639 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1177.933245 sq. miles (3050.832970 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1561.510558 sq. miles (4044.293609 sq. km) Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37 Location: 35.839903 N, 75.656282 W Headwords: Dare Dare, NC Dare County Dare County, NC