dare

v. i.

  1. To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.
  2. To lurk; to lie hid.

v. t.

  1. To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.
  2. To challenge; to provoke; to defy.
  3. To terrify; to daunt.

n.

  1. The quality of daring; venturesomeness; boldness; dash.
  2. Defiance; challenge.
  3. A small fish; the dace.