- The definition of daring is brave, risk-taking, willingness to take risks, or to be bold.
- An example of someone daring is a stunt car driver.
- An example of something daring is a memo to your boss that asks for big changes.
- Willing to take or seek out risks; bold and venturesome. See Synonyms at adventurous.
- Involving great risk or danger: a daring rescue.
- Present participle of dare.
(comparative more daring, superlative most daring)
(usually uncountable, plural darings)
Variant of dare
intransitive verbdared, daring, dare or dares
Origin of dareMiddle English dar, der ; from Old English dear, dearr, 1st person; personal (grammar) singular , present tense indicative of durran, to dare ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhers-, to dare from source Classical Greek tharsein, to be bold
- to have courage for; venture upon: he will dare any danger
- to oppose and defy; face: he dared the wrath of the tyrant
- to challenge (someone) to do something hard, dangerous, or rash, esp. as a test of courage