from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A folk dance performed in two lines with the partners facing each other.
- n. The music for a contredanse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dance in which the partners are arranged face to face, or in opposite lines.
- n. The quadrille.
- n. A piece of music in the rhythm of such a dance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
- v. perform a contradance
French, alteration (influenced by French contre-, opposite, and from Latin contrā-, contra-) of English country-dance.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)