Noun Daggered Definition and Examples


Noun:

Daggered

Pronunciation:

/ˈdaɡə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A short knife with a pointed and edged blade, used as a weapon.
  1. 'Sharp weapons, including knives, daggers and spears, were seized from the 46 people.'
  2. 'It's one of those stores that sells every kind of knife, dagger, and sword you can imagine.'
  3. 'She knew it was useless to use arrows so she pulled out a dagger and a small sword as she charged to the battle.'
  4. 'He stared at all the weapons, swords, daggers, bows and arrows; some were even made of gold.'
  5. 'Marrissa staggered down the dark empty hallway, clutching a dagger in her left hand and her journal in the other.'
  6. 'Men-at-arms and common soldiers carried daggers too and occasionally short, curved multi-purpose swords.'
  7. 'He was helping the council pass out swords and daggers, weapons of every kind.'
  8. 'He moved to plunge the dagger in but the weapon was wretched from his grip by a powerful hand as the other gripped his wrist and tore it away.'
  9. 'They were also both carrying the same weapon, a small dagger.'
  10. 'A dark figure swathed in shadows stood over her, a dagger gleaming in its raised hand.'
  11. 'Confusingly, the word obelus was later used for the printer's character we often call a dagger, another symbol with a point.'
A moth with a dark dagger-shaped marking on the forewing.


    noun

    1. a short, swordlike weapon with a pointed blade and a handle, used for stabbing.

    2. Also called obelisk. Printing. a mark (†) used especially for references. verb (used with object)

    3. to stab with or as if with a dagger.

    4. Printing. to mark with a dagger. Idioms

    5. look daggers at, to look at angrily, threateningly, or with hate.


    Examples:

    "daggereds can be by scintillations."

    Origin:

    dagger

    Late Middle English: perhaps from obsolete dag ‘pierce, stab’, influenced by Old French dague ‘long dagger’.

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