Dagger meaning

dăg'ər
The definition of a dagger is a short weapon with a sharp point that is used for stabbing, or something that hurts someone like a weapon.

An example of a dagger is a short metal sword used during the middle ages.

An example of a dagger is a mean insult.

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A short pointed weapon with sharp edges.
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Something that agonizes, torments, or wounds.
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A double dagger.
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A weapon with a short, pointed blade, used for stabbing.
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A symbol (†) used as a reference mark or to indicate that a person listed has died.
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To stab with a dagger.
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To mark with a dagger.
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(weapon) A stabbing weapon, similar to a sword but with a short, double-edged blade.
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The text character †; the obelus.
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To pierce with a dagger; to stab.
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A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.

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(soccer) A player, supporter or other person connected with w:Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club.
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Origin of dagger

The knightly dagger evolves from the 12th century. Guillaume le Breton (died 1226) uses daca in his Philippide. Other Middle Latin forms include daga, dagga, dagha, dagger, daggerius, daggerium, dagarium, dagarius, diga; the forms with -r- are late 14th century adoptions of the English word). OED points out that there is also an English verb dag (“to stab”) from which this could be a derivation, but the verb is attested only from about 1400.