Definitions for: Dart


[n] a sudden quick movement
[n] a tapered tuck made in dressmaking
[n] a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
[v] move with sudden speed; "His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"
[v] move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
[v] run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dart, n. [OF. dart, of German origin; cf. OHG. tart
javelin, dart, AS. dara?, daro?, Sw. dart dagger, Icel.
darra?r dart.]
1. A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the
hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-pointed
missile weapon, as an arrow.

And he [Joab] took three darts in his hand, and
thrust them through the heart of Absalom. --2 Sa.
xviii. 14.

2. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or
wounds like a dart.

The artful inquiry, whose venomed dart Scarce wounds
the hearing while it stabs the heart. --Hannan More.

3. A spear set as a prize in running. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

4. (Zo["o]l.) A fish; the dace. See Dace.

Dart sac (Zo["o]l.), a sac connected with the reproductive
organs of land snails, which contains a dart, or arrowlike
structure.


Dart, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Darted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Darting.]
1. To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or
other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.

2. To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to
shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.

Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart? --Pope.


Dart, v. i.
1. To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.

2. To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along;
as, the deer darted from the thicket.

Synonyms: dash, flash, fleet, flit, flit, flutter, scoot, scud, shoot

See Also: banderilla, belt along, bucket along, butterfly, cannonball along, cut back, flash back, garment, hasten, hie, hotfoot, hurl, hurry, hurtle, lunge, missile, motility, motion, move, movement, pelt along, plunge, projectile, race, rush, rush along, speed, thrust, travel rapidly, tuck, zip

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