|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against.
2. (v. t.) To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
3. (v. t.) To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.
4. (v. t.) To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture.
5. (v. t.) To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon.
6. (v. t.) To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word.
7. (v. i.) To rust with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.
8. (n.) Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.
9. (n.) A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash.
10. (n.) A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple.
11. (n.) A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush; as, a bold dash at the enemy; a dash of rain.
12. (n.) Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.
13. (n.) A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash.
14. (n.) A mark or line [--], in writing or printing, denoting a sudden break, stop, or transition in a sentence, or an abrupt change in its construction, a long or significant pause, or an unexpected or epigrammatic turn of sentiment. Dashes are also sometimes used instead of marks or parenthesis.
15. (n.) The sign of staccato, a small mark [/] denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short, distinct manner.
16. (n.) The line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass, as a direction to raise the interval a semitone.
17. (n.) A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course; -- used in horse racing, when a single trial constitutes the race.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The idea of "to throw violently" or "to strike" with purpose of causing destruction is usually connected with the word "to dash." There is perhaps but one exception to this: Psalm 91:12 and the quotations of this passage in the New Testament (Matthew 4:6 Luke 4:11, proskopto), have the meaning "to strike against accidentally" and not intentionally. Nahum 2:1, "he that dasheth in pieces" is doubtful. "He that scatters" would be in better harmony with the Hebrew mephits, and the following description of destruction. In all other cases "to dash" is connected with the idea of destruction, especially the infliction of punishment which is usually expressed by raTash, "to dash to the ground" (2 Kings 8:12 Isaiah 13:16, et al., "to dash in pieces," the King James Version simply "to dash"), but also by naphats, "to break to pieces" (Psalm 2:9; Psalm 137:9, et al.). See also PUNISHMENTS.
A. L. Breslich
Dash (30 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,'He will put his angels in charge of you.' and,'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you don't dash your foot against a stone.'" (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Luke 4:11 and,'On their hands they will bear you up, lest perhaps you dash your foot against a stone.'" (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Luke 19:44 and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation." (WEB WEY ASV RSV NIV)
Revelation 2:27 He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Father: (See NIV)
Exodus 29:16 And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take its blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar. (See JPS)
Exodus 29:20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of its blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. (See JPS)
Exodus 34:13 but you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their Asherim; (WEB JPS ASV)
Leviticus 1:5 And he shall kill the bullock before Jehovah: and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall present the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is at the door of the tent of meeting. (See JPS)
Leviticus 1:11 And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before Jehovah: and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall sprinkle its blood upon the altar round about. (See JPS)
Leviticus 3:2 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his oblation, and kill it at the door of the tent of meeting: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. (See JPS)
Leviticus 3:8 and he shall lay his hand upon the head of his oblation, and kill it before the tent of meeting: and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about. (See JPS)
Leviticus 3:13 and he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tent of meeting; and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about. (See JPS)
Leviticus 17:6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of Jehovah at the door of the tent of meeting, and burn the fat for a sweet savor unto Jehovah. (See JPS)
Numbers 18:17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savor unto Jehovah. (See JPS)
Deuteronomy 7:5 But you shall deal with them like this: you shall break down their altars, and dash their pillars in pieces, and cut down their Asherim, and burn their engraved images with fire. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
Deuteronomy 12:3 and you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Asherim with fire; and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods; and you shall destroy their name out of that place. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
Judges 20:37 The ambushers hurried, and rushed on Gibeah; and the ambushers drew themselves along, and struck all the city with the edge of the sword. (See NIV)
2 Kings 8:12 Hazael said, "Why do you weep, my lord?" He answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Israel. You will set their strongholds on fire, and you will their young men with the sword, and will dash in pieces their little ones, and rip up their women with child." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 16:15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying, Upon the great altar burn the morning burnt-offering, and the evening meal-offering, and the king's burnt-offering, and his meal-offering, with the burnt-offering of all the people of the land, and their meal-offering, and their drink-offerings; and sprinkle upon it all the blood of the burnt-offering, and all the blood of the sacrifice: but the brazen altar shall be for me to inquire by. (See JPS)
Psalms 2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Psalms 91:12 They will bear you up in their hands, so that you won't dash your foot against a stone. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Proverbs 3:23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, And thy foot shall not stumble. (See JPS)
Isaiah 13:18 Their bows will dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb. Their eyes will not spare children. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Jeremiah 13:14 I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, says Yahweh: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have compassion, that I should not destroy them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 48:12 Therefore, lo, days are coming, An affirmation of Jehovah, And I have sent to him wanderers, And they have caused him to wander, And his vessels they empty out, And his bottles they dash in pieces. (YLT)
Ezekiel 23:34 You shall even drink it and drain it out, and you shall gnaw the broken pieces of it, and shall tear your breasts; for I have spoken it, says the Lord Yahweh. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 39:3 and I will strike your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand. (See NAS)
Ezekiel 43:18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt-offerings thereon, and to sprinkle blood thereon. (See JPS)
Nahum 2:4 The chariots rage in the streets. They rush back and forth in the broad ways. Their appearance is like torches. They run like the lightnings. (See NAS)
Nahum 2:5 He summons his picked troops. They stumble on their way. They dash to its wall, and the protective shield is put in place. (WEB NIV)