dart

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1dart

noun \ˈdärt\

: a small object that has a sharp point at one end and that is thrown in the game of darts or used as a weapon

darts : a game in which darts are thrown at a board that is marked with circles

: a quick movement

Full Definition of DART

1
a archaic :  a light spear
b (1) :  a small missile usually with a pointed shaft at one end and feathers at the other
(2) plural but sing in constr :  a game in which darts are thrown at a target
2
a :  something projected with sudden speed; especially :  a sharp glance
b :  something causing sudden pain or distress <darts of sarcasm>
3
:  something with a slender pointed shaft or outline; specifically :  a stitched tapering fold in a garment
4
:  a quick movement <made a dart for the door>

Examples of DART

  1. He was hit with a poisoned dart.
  2. Her favorite game is darts.
  3. a quick dart to the left

Origin of DART

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German tart dart, Old English daroth
First Known Use: 14th century

2dart

verb

: to run or move quickly or suddenly in a particular direction or to a particular place

Full Definition of DART

transitive verb
1
:  to throw with a sudden movement
2
:  to thrust or move with sudden speed
3
:  to shoot with a dart containing a usually tranquilizing drug
intransitive verb
:  to move suddenly or rapidly <darted across the street>

Examples of DART

  1. We saw a deer dart across the road.
  2. The frog darted its tongue at a fly.

First Known Use of DART

1573

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