What is Dash?

Dash definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to strike or smash violently, especially so as to break to pieces: He dashed the plate into smithereens against the wall.
to throw or thrust violently or suddenly: to dash one stone against another.

to splash, often violently; bespatter (with water, mud, etc.): He recovered consciousness when they dashed water in his face.
to apply roughly, as by splashing: to dash paint here and there on the wall.
to mix or adulterate by adding another substance: to dash wine with water.
to ruin or frustrate (hopes, plans, etc.): The rain dashed our hopes for a picnic.
to depress; dispirit: The failure dashed his spirits.
to confound or abash: His rejection dashed and humiliated him.

verb (used without object)
to strike with violence: The waves dashed against the cliff.
to move with violence; rush: The horses dashed out of the burning stable.

a small quantity of anything thrown into or mixed with something else: a dash of salt.
a hasty or sudden movement; a rush or sudden onset: They all made a dash for the door.

the mark or sign (