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1 a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
2 a tapered tuck made in dressmaking
3 a sudden quick movement [syn: flit]


1 move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart [syn: flit, flutter, fleet]
2 run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard" [syn: dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot]
3 move with sudden speed; "His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"

User Contributed Dictionary



Old French dart, of German origin; compare Old High German tart javelin, dart, Anglo Saxon dara, daro, Swedish dart dagger, Icelandic darrar dart



  1. 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.
    • And he [Joab] took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom. - 2nd Samuel 18:14
  2. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
    • The artful inquiry, whose venomed dart Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart. - Hannan More
  3. A sudden or fast movement.
  4. A fold that is stitched on a garment.
  5. A spear set as a prize in running. - Geoffrey Chaucer
  6. A fish; the dace. See dace.
  7. A game of throwing darts at a target.


a missile
a game
a fold
  • French: pli piqué m s

Derived terms

  • Dart sac, (Zoölogy): a sac connected with the reproductive organs of land snails, which contains a dart, or arrowlike structure.


  1. To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
  2. To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.
    Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart? - Alexander Pope
  3. To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart; to move rapidly in one direction; to shoot out quickly
  4. To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along; as, the deer darted from the thicket.




  1. a game where the competitors throw small arrows against a circular target
  2. one of the small arrows in the game of darts


Extensive Definition


Dart may refer to:


DART may stand for:
dart in German: Dart
dart in French: Dart
dart in Dutch: Dart
dart in Russian: Дарт (значения)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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