(||Dan`seuse") n. [F., fr. danser to dance.] A professional female dancer; a woman who
dances at a public exhibition as in a ballet.
(Dansk) a. [Dan.] Danish. [Obs.]
(Dansk"er) n. A Dane. [Obs.]
Inquire me first what Danskers are in Paris.Shak.
(Dan*te"an) a. Relating to, emanating from or resembling, the poet Dante or his writings.
(Dan*tesque") a. [Cf. It. Dantesco.] Dantelike; Dantean. Earle.
(Da*nu"bi*an) a. Pertaining to, or bordering on, the river Danube.
(Dap) v. i. [Cf. Dip.] (Angling) To drop the bait gently on the surface of the water.
To catch a club by dapping with a grasshoper.Walton.
(Da*pat"ic*al) a. [L. dapaticus, fr. daps feast.] Sumptuous in cheer. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Daph"ne) n. [L., a laurel tree, from Gr. da`fnh.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of diminutive Shrubs, mostly evergreen, and with fragrant blossoms.
2. (Myth.) A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.
(Daph"ne*tin) n. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, C9H6O4, extracted from daphnin.
(||Daph"ni*a) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A genus of the genus Daphnia.
(Daph"nin) n. [Cf. F. daphnine.] (Chem.) (a) A dark green bitter resin extracted from the
mezereon (Daphne mezereum) and regarded as the essential principle of the plant. [R.] (b) A white,
crystalline, bitter substance, regarded as a glucoside, and extracted from Daphne mezereum and D.
(Daph"no*man`cy) n. [Gr. da`fnh the laurel + -mancy.] Divination by means of the
(||Dap"i*fer) n. [L., daps a feast + ferre to bear.] One who brings meat to the table; hence, in
some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
(Dap"per) a. [OE. daper; prob. fr. D. dapper brave, valiant; akin to G. tapfer brave, OHG. taphar
heavy, weighty, OSlav. dobru good, Russ. dobrui. Cf. Deft.] Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat