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dart

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noun \ˈdärt\

Simple Definition of dart

  • : 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. 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. 2 a :  something projected with sudden speed; especially :  a sharp glance b :  something causing sudden pain or distress <darts of sarcasm>

  3. 3 :  something with a slender pointed shaft or outline; specifically :  a stitched tapering fold in a garment

  4. 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

Rhymes with dart


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dart

verb

Simple Definition of dart

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

Full Definition of dart

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to throw with a sudden movement

  3. 2 :  to thrust or move with sudden speed

  4. 3 :  to shoot with a dart containing a usually tranquilizing drug

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  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.



1573

First Known Use of dart

1573




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