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Meaning of DART

Pronunciation:  dârt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sudden quick movement
  2. [n]  a tapered tuck made in dressmaking
  3. [n]  a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
  4. [v]  move with sudden speed; "His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"
  5. [v]  move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  6. [v]  run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"

DART is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dash, flash, fleet, flit, flit, flutter, scoot, scud, shoot
 See Also: banderilla, belt along, bucket along, butterfly, cannonball along, cut back, flash back, garment, hasten, hie, hotfoot, hurl, hurry, hurtle, lunge, missile, motility, motion, move, movement, pelt along, plunge, projectile, race, rush, rush along, speed, thrust, travel rapidly, tuck, zip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dart\, n. [OF. dart, of German origin; cf. OHG. tart
    javelin, dart, AS. dara?, daro?, Sw. dart dagger, Icel.
    darra?r 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. (Zo["o]l.) A fish; the dace. See {Dace}.
    {Dart sac} (Zo["o]l.), a sac connected with the reproductive
       organs of land snails, which contains a dart, or arrowlike
  2. \Dart\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Darted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  3. \Dart\, v. 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.
Easton Bible Dictionary

an instrument of war; a light spear. "Fiery darts" (Eph. 6:16) are so called in allusion to the habit of discharging darts from the bow while they are on fire or armed with some combustible material. Arrows are compared to lightning (Deut. 32:23, 42; Ps. 7:13; 120:4).

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