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Definition of 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.
  2. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
  3. A spear set as a prize in running.
  4. A fish; the dace. See Dace.
  5. To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
  6. To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.
  7. To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.
  8. To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along; as, the deer darted from the thicket.

Dart Quotations

A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
Orville Wright

With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Nothing good bursts forth all at once. The lightning may dart out of a black cloud; but the day sends his bright heralds before him, to prepare the world for his coming.
Augustus Hare

We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party.
Lewis Thomas

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.
Matthew Prior
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Dart Translations

dart in French is dard
dart in German is Satz, Pfeil
dart in Latin is jaculum, iaculum, telum, spiculum
dart in Spanish is dardo
dart in Swedish is pil, rusa
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