An example of dart is to race through a forest in a game of hide and seek.
He made a dart for the door.
The dog darted across the street.
His eyes darted around the room.
The squirrel darted its head from side to side.
The sun darts forth his beams.
Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart? - Alexander Pope.
The flying man darted eastward.
The deer darted from the thicket.
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.
Origin of dart
- Middle English from Old French of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).
- From Middle English darten, from the noun (see above).