Origin of daring
verb (used without object), dared or (Archaic) durst; dared; daring; present singular 3rd person dares or dare.
verb (used with object), dared or (Archaic) durst; dared; daring; present singular 3rd person dares or dare.
Origin of dare
Examples from the Web for daring
The Bees Laline Paull (Ecco) This arresting debut novel is a daring dystopian story set in a beehive.The Best Fiction of 2014: Ford, Ferrante, Klay, and More|William O’Connor|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just like Watson, Ansari is daring to elicit antagonism and ignorant accusations on account of his feminist beliefs.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment|Amy Zimmerman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not that Modern Family would ever make such a daring move at this point.Stop Hating on ‘Modern Family’ (But Also Stop Giving It Emmys)|Jason Lynch|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a tale of courage and commitment, daring and determination.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beautiful, daring and smart, Sophie managed to elude arrest on many occasions.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Philip mused a short time; he was once more the daring Vanderdecken.The Phantom Ship|Frederick Marryat
It was a daring dash, and he dove to the bag with a long slide, but the decision was against him.The Young Pitcher|Zane Grey
Caracalla scarcely glanced at the face of the daring girl, but he saw how pale she had turned.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete|Georg Ebers
It is common to see people of the inferior castes travelling parallel to the road, but not daring to go along it.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Having accomplished these valuable aims, he, with great skill and daring, effected a safe retreat to the south-western frontier.The Life of Jefferson Davis|Frank H. Alfriend
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Word Origin for dare
late 14c., verbal noun from dare (v.).
1590s, from dare (v.).
from first and third person singular of Old English durran "to brave danger, dare; venture, presume," from Proto-Germanic *ders- (cf. Old Norse dearr, Old High German giturran, Gothic gadaursan), from PIE *dhers- "to dare, be courageous" (cf. Sanskrit dadharsha "to be bold;" Old Persian darš- "to dare;" Greek thrasys "bold;" Old Church Slavonic druzate "to be bold, dare;" Lithuanian dristi "to dare," drasus "courageous").
An Old English irregular preterite-present verb: darr, dearst, dear were first, second and third person singular present indicative; mostly regularized 16c., though past tense dorste survived as durst, but is now dying, persisting mainly in northern English dialect. Meaning "to challenge or defy (someone)" is first recorded 1570s.