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dart

play
noun \ ˈdärt \

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) darts plural in form but singular in construction :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 in a Sentence

  1. He was hit with a poisoned dart.

  2. Her favorite game is darts.

  3. a quick dart to the left

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Origin and Etymology of dart

Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German tart dart, Old English daroth


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dart

verb

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 in a Sentence

  1. We saw a deer dart across the road.

  2. The frog darted its tongue at a fly.

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First Known Use of dart

1573

dart Synonyms



DART Defined for English Language Learners

dart

play
noun

Definition of dart for English Language Learners

  • : 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


dart

verb

Definition of dart for English Language Learners

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


DART Defined for Kids

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dart

play
noun \ ˈdärt \

Definition of dart for Students

1 :a small pointed object that is meant to be thrown
2 darts plural :a game in which darts are thrown at a target
3 :a quick sudden movement
4 :a fold sewed into a piece of clothing

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dart

verb

Definition of dart for Students

darted; darting
:to move or shoot out suddenly and quickly
  • A toad darted out its tongue.


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