from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A folk dance of English origin in which two lines of dancers face each other.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dance carried out in the countryside, or by country people; used as a generic name for many native British dances, especially where partners face each other in a long line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See contradance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dance in which the partners are arranged opposite each other in lines, and dance in couples down the lines and back to their original places.
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
From country + dance. Compare contre-dance. (Wiktionary)