Definitions of dart

  1. run or move very quickly or hastily; " She dashed into the yard"
  2. a sudden quick movement
  3. a tapered tuck made in dressmaking
  4. a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
  5. move with sudden speed; " His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"
  6. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  7. 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.
  8. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
  9. A spear set as a prize in running.
  10. A fish; the dace. See Dace.
  11. To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
  12. To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.
  13. To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.
  14. To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along; as, the deer darted from the thicket.
  15. A small lance or spear; the arrow of a blowgun; anything that wounds sharply; a swift, sudden movement.
  16. To throw; as, the invaders dart their spears.
  17. To move swiftly; start suddenly and go quickly; as, the fish dart through the water.
  18. A pointed weapon for throwing with the hand: anything that pierces.
  19. To hurl suddenly: to send or shoot forth.
  20. To start or shoot forth rapidly.
  22. A pointed weapon for throwing.
  23. To start forth; fly as a dart.
  24. To throw as a dart; shoot forth.
  25. To shoot out, as a dart; shoot darts; move swiftly.
  26. A pointed missile weapon, as a javelin; a sudden, swift motion.
  27. A pointed missile weapon to be thrown by the hand; a short lanee; anything that pierces and wounds.
  28. To throw a pointed weapon with a sudden thrust; to shoot.
  29. To fly rapidly; to start suddenly and run.
  30. A short lance; a sharp- pointed weapon to be thrown by the hand.
  31. To throw a pointed weapon with a sudden thrust; to shoot; to send rapidly; to spring or run with celerity; to start suddenly and run.
  32. Anything resembling a dart, crystalline structure in Molluscs.

Usage examples for dart

  1. She was bareheaded, and looked as straight and slim as a dart. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. A satin heart with the motto, " Cupid's dart has pierced my heart" may be awarded the person making the best shot. – Games For All Occasions by Mary E. Blain
  3. But if you once make them mad, they can dart their arms out like lightning. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  4. If any fiery dart pass through the shield, all its poison is wiped off in passage. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  5. From the hidden giant another dart was sped truer, and Caliban pitched headlong on the steps of the altar. – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  6. Flashes of fire dart from side to side. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  7. He and I were standing close together in the crowd, and suddenly I saw him dart like a flash toward the steps of one of the cars. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  8. Down they would dart on his head and feet to catch them as they fell from his hand. – McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  9. This in the passage outside was choking; had we delayed a minute longer we could not have passed out safely, for already the flames were beginning to lick the door of the next room, and dart out angry tongues towards us. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. When he picked himself up he was surprised to see the man he was after dart from inside a big box and start for the fence, near a point where there were some packing- cases piled up, making a good approach to the barrier. – Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle by Victor Appleton
  11. Shouted Ensign Darrin, as he saw the man dart from the doorway. – Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz by H. Irving Hancock