dance card

noun

Definition of dance card

1 : a card listing partners for scheduled dances
2 : a calendar of engagements

Examples of dance card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yes, but only one more than the New York Yankees, and guess who’s next on the Twins’ dance card. John Shipley, Twin Cities, "Twins’ Bomba Squad vs. Yankees’ Bronx Bombers: ‘It’s going to be fun.’," 1 Oct. 2019 And while this year’s fair-food dance card is already pretty full, there’s always room for more. Anchorage Daily News, "10 things our dining writer can’t wait to eat at the Alaska State Fair," 22 Aug. 2019 As the days on the baseball dance card and the Red Sox’ opportunities to make up ground in the chase for the second American League wild-card slot dwindle, the Sox’ season remains on life support. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "It’s time for a Red Sox reset," 21 Aug. 2019 But don't let summer slip by without filling your dance card with a few other options, including several concerts held under the stars and family movie nights in the great outdoors. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Summer's not over yet! Don't miss these free outdoor movies and concerts in Louisville," 20 Aug. 2019 In the big picture, the Nebraska game looks bigger than any of the rest on the dance card to come, largely because: 1. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "College Football Journal: Why Nebraska is Mel Tucker’s most important game of Year 1 at CU," 4 Aug. 2019 No-cost and low-cost entertainment With Gene’s listings and those in the I&M newspaper, a multigenerational dance card fills up fast. New York Times, "Nantucket for Cheapskates," 25 June 2019 For the next three-plus years, Hughes would be involved with Hepburn and others, and Rogers had a full dance card as well. Karina Longworth, Town & Country, "Howard Hughes's Affair with Actress Ginger Rogers Was Far From a Storybook Romance," 13 Nov. 2018 Take advantage of the holiday and fill up your end-of-summer dance card: this weekend is jam-packed with live concerts, shows, and street fairs that keep the vibe light and airy—until Tuesday, at least. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Things to Do in Chicago This Labor Day," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of dance card

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dance card was in 1895

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16 Nov 2019

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“Dance card.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dance%20card. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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dance card

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dance card

old-fashioned : a card on which you write the names of people you are going to dance with at a social event

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