Two darts stuck in a dartboard.
- The definition of a dart is a small pointed missile with feathers at the rear which is used in target practice, or a quick movement.
- An example of a dart is what people throw at a bulls eye on a board.
- An example of a dart is a quick run from the yard to the driveway to minimize the time in the rain.
- Dart is defined as to move or throw quickly.
An example of dart is to race through a forest in a game of hide and seek.
- a small, pointed missile, usually with the rear end feathered, used as for throwing at a target in games or for shooting from a blowgun
- anything resembling this
- a sudden, quick movement
- a short, stitched fold that tapers to a point, used to shape a garment
- [pl., with sing. v.] a game in which darts (see dartsense ) are thrown at a target (dart′board·)
Origin of dartMiddle English from Old French from Frankish an unverified form darod (akin to Old English daroth), spear
- to throw, shoot, or send out suddenly and fast
- to move suddenly and fast
- a. A slender, pointed missile, often having tail fins, thrown by hand, shot from a blowgun, or expelled by an exploding bomb.b. darts used with a sing. or pl. verb Games A game in which such missiles are thrown at a target.c. An object likened to such a missile.
- The stinger of an insect.
- A sudden, rapid movement: He made a dart for the door.
- A tapered tuck sewn to adjust the fit of a garment.
verbdart·ed, dart·ing, darts
- To move suddenly and rapidly: The dog darted across the street.
- To be directed suddenly and rapidly: His eyes darted around the room.
- To cause to dart: The squirrel darted its head from side to side.
- a. Archaic To throw or cast (a dart or missile).b. To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
- To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
Origin of dartMiddle English from Old French of Germanic origin
- A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
- Anything resembling such a pointed missile weapon; anything that pierces or wounds like such a weapon.
- A sudden or fast movement.
- (sewing) A fold that is stitched on a garment.
- (zoology) A fish; the dace.
- (in the plural) A game of throwing darts at a target.
From Middle English dart, from Old French dart, dard (“dart”), from Old Frankish *daroth (“dart, spear”), from Proto-Germanic *darōþuz (“dart, spear”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰō- (“to sharpen”); compare Old High German tart (“javelin, dart”), Old English daroþ, dearod (“javelin, spear, dart”), Swedish dart (“dart, dagger”), Icelandic darr, dör (“dart”).
(third-person singular simple present darts, present participle darting, simple past and past participle darted)
- To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
- To send forth suddenly or rapidly; to emit; to shoot
- The sun darts forth his beams.
- Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart? - Alexander Pope
- (intransitive) To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart; to move rapidly in one direction; to shoot out quickly
- The flying man darted eastward.
- (intransitive) To start and run with speed; to shoot rapidly along
- The deer darted from the thicket.
From Middle English darten, from the noun (see above).
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