- 1[intransitive] to move your body to the sound and rhythm of music Do you want to dance? He asked me to dance. They stayed up all night singing and dancing. They danced to the music of a string quartet. Ruth danced all evening with Richard. Ruth and Richard danced together all evening.
- 2[transitive] dance something to do a particular type of dance to dance the tango to dance a waltz He was so excited about the good news that he danced a little jig.
- 3[intransitive] to move in a lively way The children danced around her. The sun shone on the ocean and the waves danced and sparkled. The words danced before her tired eyes. Idioms
NAmE//dæns//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dance
he / she / it dances
past simple danced
-ing form dancing
to dance for the whole evening or night
dance the night awayjump to other results
to do whatever someone tells you to
dance to somebody's tunejump to other results