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. See DACE.
  23. A pointed weapon for throwing.
  24. To start forth; fly as a dart.
  25. To throw as a dart; shoot forth.
  26. To shoot out, as a dart; shoot darts; move swiftly.
  27. A pointed missile weapon, as a javelin; a sudden, swift motion.
  28. A pointed missile weapon to be thrown by the hand; a short lanee; anything that pierces and wounds.
  29. To throw a pointed weapon with a sudden thrust; to shoot.
  30. To fly rapidly; to start suddenly and run.
  31. A short lance; a sharp- pointed weapon to be thrown by the hand.
  32. 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.
  33. Anything resembling a dart, crystalline structure in Molluscs.

Usage examples for dart

  1. " Mrs. Dart said we made beautiful fairies and I guess Katy thought so too. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  2. Noemi proposed resting a few minutes in the shade of the evergreen oaks, which, there on the path of those souls agitated by Divine Love, themselves seem twisted by an inward ascetic fury, by a frantic effort to tear themselves from the earth, and to dart their arms into the sky. – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  3. Flashes of fire dart from side to side. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  4. Sometimes a fish, tired with the struggle, would lie at the bottom, on its side, as though dead, but if touched with the end of the landing- net handle would recover and swiftly dart away. – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  5. 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
  6. And yet with all this poise of manner and condescending graciousness, there would now and then dart from Lucy's eyes a quick, searching glance of inquiry, as she tried to read her guests' thoughts, followed by a relieved look on her own face as she satisfied herself that no whisper of her past had ever reached them. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. She stood with the youths before they crouched for the first dart in the race. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. When the men leave off working at the wells, they dart down to drink. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  11. 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
  12. But if you once make them mad, they can dart their arms out like lightning. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  13. 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
  14. She was bareheaded, and looked as straight and slim as a dart. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. Shouted Ensign Darrin, as he saw the man dart from the doorway. – Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz by H. Irving Hancock
  16. 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
  17. Just before this happy moment he had heard a shot fired somewhere in the forest, and as he hurried toward the sound he saw an animal dart into the hut, as if for shelter. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  18. 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