The Meaning of dab

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Dab

n.
A skillful hand; a dabster; an expert.

Dab

n.
A name given to several species of flounders, esp. to the European species, Pleuronectes limanda. The American rough dab is Hippoglossoides platessoides.

Dabbed

imp. & p. p.
of Dab

Dabbing

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Dab

Dab

v. i.
To strike or touch gently, as with a soft or moist substance; to tap; hence, to besmear with a dabber.

Dab

v. i.
To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.

Dab

n.
A gentle blow with the hand or some soft substance; a sudden blow or hit; a peck.

Dab

n.
A small mass of anything soft or moist.

Dabb

n.
A large, spine-tailed lizard (Uromastix spinipes), found in Egypt, Arabia, and Palestine; -- called also dhobb, and dhabb.

Dabber

n.
That with which one dabs; hence, a pad or other device used by printers, engravers, etc., as for dabbing type or engraved plates with ink.

Dabbled

imp. & p. p.
of Dabble

Dabbling

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Dabble

Dabble

v. t.
To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.

Dabble

v. i.
To play in water, as with the hands; to paddle or splash in mud or water.

Dabble

v. i.
To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way; to tamper; to meddle.

Dabbler

n.
One who dabbles.

Dabbler

n.
One who dips slightly into anything; a superficial meddler.

Dabblingly

adv.
In a dabbling manner.

Dabchick

n.
A small water bird (Podilymbus podiceps), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; -- called also dapchick, dobchick, dipchick, didapper, dobber, devil-diver, hell-diver, and pied-billed grebe.

Daboia

n.
A large and highly venomous Asiatic viper (Daboia xanthica).
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