Find the word definition

Crossword clues for dagger

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He quietly drew his dagger and braced himself.
▪ At last he could resist the devil's prompting no longer; he drew his dagger and split the reed.
▪ Their relationship is not free and easy but at least Red is no longer looking daggers at her.
look daggers at sb
▪ Their relationship is not free and easy but at least Red is no longer looking daggers at her.
▪ As the dagger went in, the bush turned grey and all its thorns went pale and soft.
▪ Caterina takes a dagger from the gallery artifact collection and goes to meet him.
▪ Even though she'd expected it, that smile twisted in Shannon's heart like a dagger.
▪ I jumped to one side, and the dagger went deep into my shoulder.
▪ It was rather like having a heated dagger thrust into the eyeball and twisted, then caustic soda rubbed in the wound.
▪ The two combatants were armed with spears and shields, and each man had sword and dagger at his belt.
▪ Their relationship is not free and easy but at least Red is no longer looking daggers at her.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

obelisk \ob"e*lisk\ ([o^]b"[e^]*l[i^]sk), n. [L. obeliscus, Gr. 'obeli`skos, dim. of 'obelo`s a spit, a pointed pillar: cf. F. ob['e]lisque.]

  1. An upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion. It is ordinarily monolithic. Egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom.

  2. (Print.) A mark of reference; -- called also dagger [[dagger]]. See Dagger, n., 2.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., apparently from Old French dague "dagger," from Old Provençal dague or Italian daga, which is of uncertain origin; perhaps Celtic, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *daca "Dacian knife," from the Roman province in modern Romania. The ending is possibly the faintly pejorative -ard suffix. Attested earlier (1279) as a surname (Dagard, presumably "one who carried a dagger"). Also compare dogwood. Middle Dutch dagge, Danish daggert, German Degen also are from French.


n. (context soccer English) A player, supporter or other person connected with http://en.wikipedi

  1. org/wiki/Dagenham%20&%20Redbridge%20Football%20Clu

  1. n. a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing [syn: sticker]

  2. a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote [syn: obelisk]


A dagger is a knife with a very sharp point designed or capable of being used as a thrusting or stabbing weapon. Daggers have been used throughout human experience for close combat confrontations, and many cultures have used adorned daggers in ritual and ceremonial contexts. The distinctive shape and historic usage of the dagger have made it iconic and symbolic.

A wide variety of thrusting knives have been described as daggers, including knives that feature only a single cutting edge, such as the European rondel dagger or the Persian pesh-kabz, or, in some instances, no cutting edge at all, such as the stiletto of the Renaissance. However, in the last hundred years or so, in most contexts, a dagger has certain definable characteristics, including: a short blade with a sharply tapered point, a central spine or fuller, and usually two cutting edges sharpened the full length of the blade, or nearly so. Most daggers also feature a full crossguard to keep the hand from riding forwards onto the sharpened blade edges.

Daggers are primarily weapons, so knife legislation in many places restricts their manufacture, sale, possession, transport, or use.

Dagger (typography)

A dagger, or obelisk, , is a typographical symbol or glyph. The term "obelisk" derives from Greek (obeliskos), which means "little obelus"; from ( obelos) meaning "roasting spit". It was originally represented by the - and ÷ symbols and was first used by the Ancient Greek scholars as critical marks in manuscripts.

A double dagger or diesis, , is a variant with two handles.

Dagger (disambiguation)

A dagger is a short-bladed weapon.

Dagger or daggers may also refer to:

Usage examples of "dagger".

Thenceforward they may fight as it pleases them, ahorse, or afoot, with lance, with sword, or with dagger, but to the vanquished no mercy will be shown.

Shaking his head, Alec slid the dagger into the pocket of his boot and grinned.

He gave Alec his belt dagger and a small, razorlike blade from the neck of his cloak.

Seregil gave him a wink as Nysander took out his small ivory dagger and waved Alec to a chair.

Now, fierce, Sir Gui did curse the Fool amain, And, cursing, strove his dagger to regain.

Between these sinister relics hung African shields of hide and bamboo, crossed with assagais and war daggers.

Constantine should be rendered incapable of the throne: her emissaries assaulted the sleeping prince, and stabbed their daggers with such violence and precipitation into his eyes as if they meant to execute a mortal sentence.

Over him, a dagger in his withered hand--yes, about to strike, in the very act--stood the old Shaman, and on the floor hard by, gazing upward with wide-set eyes, dead and still majestic in her death, lay Atene, Khania of Kaloon.

He, attempting to force the sworn word of a warrior, knew naught of my presence till my left hand had taken him by the hair, forcing his head back exposing his throat to the point of my dagger.

Came, Bedel, with drawn dagger, because he refused to go to prison, was banished from the University.

She held back a grin as Randolph smiled at Benedict, completely oblivious of the daggers being aimed his way.

The bosomy little woman subsided, adjusting her head scarf, but the look she shot at Mat should have been accompanied by a dagger in her hand.

Over kilts and loose shirts, all wore knee-long mail hauberks, belted at the hips with thick leather bands sporting huge buckles of brass or polished steel from which depended a sword of some descriptioneverything from native short swords and brass-hilted boarding cutlasses to European and Middle Eastern military brandsat least one each of dirk and dagger and one or more pistols, metal flasks of powder and cour bouilli boxes for lead balls and spanners.

The dagger at his hip was a border dirk set with a water-pale cairngorm in the pommel, like sunlight on peat in a highland stream.

In his full regalia the Buzzard mounted the platform, and as he took the oath placed one hand on the flashing yellow cairngorm in the hilt of his dagger.