dabble

  • 1 Dabble DB — is a web application written using the Seaside web framework which allows users to create database applications using a web browser. A Dabble DB application can import data and export data in a variety of formats. Unlike most traditional… …

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  • 2 Dabble — Dab ble, v. i. 1. To play in water, as with the hands; to paddle or splash in mud or water. [1913 Webster] Where the duck dabbles mid the rustling sedge. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. To work in slight or superficial manner; to do in a small way; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 dabble — [dab′əl] vt. dabbled, dabbling [Du dabbelen, freq. of MDu dabben, to strike, DAB1] 1. to dip lightly in and out of a liquid 2. to wet by dipping, splashing, or sprinkling vi. 1. to play in water, as with the hands 2 …

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  • 4 Dabble — Dab ble (d[a^]b b l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dabbled} (d[a^]b b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dabbling} (d[a^]b bl[i^]ng).] [Freq. of dab: cf. OD. dabbelen.] To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet. Bright hair dabbled …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 dabble — (v.) 1550s, probably a frequentative of DAB (Cf. dab). Original meaning was wet by splashing; modern figurative sense of do superficially first recorded 1620s. Related: Dabbled; dabbling. An Ellen Dablewife is in the Lancashire Inquests from 1336 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 dabble — [v] play at; tinker amuse oneself with, be amateur, dally, dilly dally*, fiddle with*, flirt with*, horse around*, idle, kid around*, mess around*, monkey*, monkey around*, muck around*, not be serious*, play, play around*, play games with, toy… …

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  • 7 dabble — ► VERB 1) move (one s hands or feet) around gently in water. 2) take part in an activity in a casual way. DERIVATIVES dabbler noun. ORIGIN from obsolete Dutch dabbelen or from DAB(Cf. ↑dab) …

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  • 8 Dabble — This article is about video search service. For the database service, see Dabble DB. Dabble Video Search Screenshot of Dabble Video Search Type Private Industry Internet services …

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  • 9 dabble — v. (d; intr.) to dabble at, in (to dabble in politics; to dabble at painting) * * * [ dæbl] in (to dabble in politics; to dabble at painting) (d; intr.) to dabble at …

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  • 10 dabble — I UK [ˈdæb(ə)l] / US verb Word forms dabble : present tense I/you/we/they dabble he/she/it dabbles present participle dabbling past tense dabbled past participle dabbled 1) [intransitive] to be involved in an activity for a short time in a way… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 dabble — dab|ble [ˈdæbəl] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from DAB1] 1.) to do something or be involved in something in a way that is not very serious dabble in/at/with ▪ people who dabble in painting as a way of relaxing 2.) [T] [i]BrE to move your… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 dabble — [[t]dæ̱b(ə)l[/t]] dabbles, dabbling, dabbled VERB If you dabble in something, you take part in it but not very seriously. [V in/with/at n] He dabbled in business... [V in/with/at n] She dabbled with drugs... Magicians do not dabble, they work… …

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  • 13 dabble — dabbler, n. dabblingly, adv. /dab euhl/, v., dabbled, dabbling. v.i. 1. to play and splash in or as if in water, esp. with the hands. 2. to work at anything in an irregular or superficial manner: to dabble in literature. 3. (of a duck) to feed on …

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  • 14 dabble — verb a) To partially wet (something) by splashing or dipping; connotes playfulness. The children sat on the dock and dabbled their feet in the water. b) To participate or have an interest in, but not so seriously …

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  • 15 dabble — verb Dabble is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑duck …

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  • 16 dabble in — phr verb Dabble in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑politics …

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  • 17 dabble — dab|ble [ dæbl ] verb intransitive to be involved in an activity for a short time in a way that is not very serious: dabble in: When he was younger he dabbled in astrology …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 dabble in — take part in an activity in a casual or superficial way. → dabble …

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  • 19 dabble — verb 1》 move (one s hands or feet) around gently in water.     ↘(of a duck or other waterbird) move the bill around in shallow water while feeding. 2》 (often dabble in) take part in an activity in a casual or superficial way. Derivatives dabbler… …

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  • 20 dabble — dab•ble [[t]ˈdæb əl[/t]] v. bled, bling 1) to play and splash in or as if in water, esp. with the hands 2) to work at anything in an irregular or superficial manner: to dabble in literature[/ex] 3) orn (of a duck) to feed on shallow water… …

    From formal English to slang