dart definition

  • noun:
    • A slender, pointed missile, usually having tail fins, thrown manually, shot from a blowgun, or expelled by an exploding bomb.
    • An object likened to a slender, pointed missile in a choice of form, usage, or effect.
    • The stinger of an insect.
    • Games a game title which little, thin, pointed missiles are tossed at a target.
    • a rapid, quick motion.
    • A tapered tuck sewn to adjust the fit of a garment.
    • A pointed missile gun, designed to be tossed by the hand; a brief lance; a javelin; any sharp-pointed missile tool, as an arrow.
    • any such thing resembling these types of a pointed missile gun; whatever pierces or injuries like these types of a weapon.
    • A plan or scheme.
    • a rapid or fast motion.
    • A fold that's stitched on a garment.
    • A fish; the dace.
    • a-game of putting darts at a target.
    • A pointed missile tool, designed to be tossed because of the hand; a short lance; a javelin; hence, any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
    • any such thing resembling a dart; anything that pierces or injuries like a dart.
    • A spear set as a prize in working.
    • A fish; the dace. See Dace.
    • A pointed missile tool tossed or thrust-by the hand; a tiny and light spear or javelin, often hurled by the aid of a strap or thong.
    • a type of eel-spear.
    • A spear arranged as a prize for triumph in operating or other sports contests.
    • any such thing like a dart in form, usage, or impact.
    • In conch., a love-dart, or spiculum amoris
    • among different moths, so-called by British collectors
    • A seam uniting two edges of stuff from between which a gore has been cut away: built to shape a garment into the figure.
    • Figuratively, a piercing appearance or utterance.
    • an abrupt quick motion.
    • Same as dace, 1.
    • Plan; plan.
    • Idea; ‘style’; fancy: as, “strawberries and cream, eh!—that's my dart.”
    • a tapered tuck built in dressmaking
    • a small narrow pointed missile that's tossed or shot
    • a-sudden fast motion
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to go out of the blue and quickly: canine darted across the street.
    • To travel or pass swiftly, as a dart.
    • To start and operate with velocity; to capture quickly along.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To thrust or put instantly and quickly.
    • resulting in to move swiftly and suddenly: The squirrel darted its mind from side to side before scampering up the tree.
    • To shoot (an animal) with a tranquilizing dart.
    • To toss with a-sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile gun; to hurl or launch.
    • To put unexpectedly or rapidly; to send forth; to produce; to shoot.
  • verb:
    • To throw with a-sudden energy or push, as a dart or other missile tool; to hurl or introduce.
    • To send forth unexpectedly or rapidly; to give off; to take
    • To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart; to go rapidly in one course; to shoot-out rapidly
    • to begin and run with rate; to shoot rapidly along
    • run or move very quickly or hastily
    • move with sudden rate
    • move along rapidly and softly; skim or dart
  • others:
    • To put with a-sudden push, as a pointed tool.
    • To toss or thrust instantly or rapidly; emit; capture: because, the sun's rays darts forth their beams.
    • To pierce; spear; transfix.
    • to really have the piercing movement or effectation of a dart; go swiftly, like a dart.
    • To spring or start out of the blue and run swiftly: because, the deer darted from thicket.

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