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Webster 1913 Edition


Dart

Dart

(därt)
,
Noun.
[OF.
dart
, of German origin; cf. OHG.
tart
javelin, dart, AS.
darað
,
daroð
, Sw.
dart
dagger, Icel.
darraðr
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.
2 Sa. xviii. 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 spear set as a prize in running.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.
4.
(Zool.)
A fish; the dace. See
Dace
.
Dart sac
(Zool.)
,
a sac connected with the reproductive organs of land snails, which contains a dart, or arrowlike structure.

Dart

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Darted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Darting
.]
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
?
Pope.

Dart

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.
2.
To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along;
as, the deer
darted
from the thicket
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dart

D'ART

,
Noun.
[Gr., a spear or lance.]
1.
A pointed missile weapon to be thrown by the hand; a short lance.
2.
Any missile weapon; that which pierces and wounds.
And from about her shot darts of desire.

D'ART

, v.t.
1.
To throw a pointed instrument with a sudden thrust; as, to dart a javelin.
2.
To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send; to emit; to shoot; applied to small objects, which pass with velocity; as, the sun darts his beams on the earth.
Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart. Pope.

D'ART

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To fly or shoot, as a dart; to fly rapidly.
2.
To spring and run with velocity; to start suddenly and run; as, the deer darted from the thicket.

Definition 2022


dart

dart

See also: DART

English

Parts: 1.Tip 2.Barrel 3.O-ring 4.Shaft 5.Collar 6.Flight 7.Protector.

Noun

dart (plural darts)

  1. A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
    • 1769, Oxford Standard Text, King James Bible, 2 Samuel, xviii, 14,
      Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
  2. Anything resembling such a pointed missile weapon; anything that pierces or wounds like such a weapon.
    • 1830, Hannah More, Sensibility, The Works of Hannah More, Volume 1, page 38,
      The artful inquiry, whose venom′d dart / Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart.
  3. (Australia, obsolete) A plan or scheme.
  4. A sudden or fast movement.
    • 2011 September 24, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 67-3 Romania”, in BBC Sport:
      Six minutes later Cueto went over for his second try after the recalled Mike Tindall found him with a perfectly-timed pass, before Ashton went on another dart, this time down his opposite wing, only for his speculative pass inside to be ruled forward.
  5. (sewing) A fold that is stitched on a garment.
    • 2013, The Economist, Nadia Popova
      Somehow she managed, with a cinched waist here and a few darts there, to look like a Hollywood star.
  6. A fish; the dace.
  7. (in the plural) A game of throwing darts at a target.
Translations
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English darten, from the noun (see above).

Verb

dart (third-person singular simple present darts, present participle darting, simple past and past participle darted)

  1. (transitive) To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
  2. (transitive) To send forth suddenly or rapidly; to emit; to shoot
    The sun darts forth his beams.
    Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart? - Alexander Pope
  3. (intransitive) To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart; to move rapidly in one direction; to shoot out quickly
    The flying man darted eastward.
  4. (intransitive) To start and run with speed; to shoot rapidly along
    The deer darted from the thicket.
    • 2015 February 24, Daniel Taylor, “Luis Suárez strikes twice as Barcelona teach Manchester City a lesson”, in The Guardian (London):
      By half-time, it was almost a surprise that the away side had restricted themselves to only one more goal. Messi, again, was prominently involved, darting past Fernando and then Zabaleta.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal”, in BBC:
      The impressive Frenchman drove forward with purpose down the right before cutting infield and darting in between Vassiriki Diaby and Koscielny.
Derived terms
Translations

References

  • dart in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

From English dart.

Noun

dart m (plural darts, diminutive dartje n)

  1. dart

Middle English

Noun

dart (plural darts)

  1. A spear set as a prize in running. - Geoffrey Chaucer


Middle French

Etymology

Old French, see below

Noun

dart m (plural dars)

  1. weapon similar to a javelin

Old French

Etymology

Of Germanic origin.

Noun

dart m (oblique plural darz or dartz, nominative singular darz or dartz, nominative plural dart)

  1. weapon similar to a javelin

Descendants


Pennsylvania German

Alternative forms

Etymology

Compare German dort, da.

Adverb

dart

  1. there

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse darr, from Proto-Germanic *darōþuz.

Noun

dart c

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

Synonyms

  • pilkastning (1)
  • pil (2)