Variant of dance
intransitive verbdanced, dancing
- to move the body and feet in rhythm, ordinarily to music
- to move lightly and gaily; caper
- to bob up and down
- to be stirred into rapid movement, as leaves in a wind
Origin of danceMiddle English dauncen ; from Old French danser ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Frankish an unverified form dintjan, to tremble, move back and forth
- to take part in or perform (a dance)
- to cause to dance
- to cause to move lightly, bob up and down, etc.
- rhythmic movement of the body and feet, ordinarily to music
- a particular kind of dance, as the waltz, tango, etc.
- the art of dancing, esp. as performed in ballet or modern dance
- a party to which people come to dance
- one round of dancing at such a party
- a piece of music for dancing
- rapid, lively movement
dance attendance on
to be always near so as to wait on, lavish attention on, etc.
dance to another tune
to alter one's actions or opinions as a result of changed conditions