dart

[dahrt]
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noun

verb (used without object)

to move swiftly; spring or start suddenly and run swiftly: A mouse darted out of the closet and ran across the room.

verb (used with object)

to thrust or move suddenly or rapidly: He darted his eyes around the room.

Nearby words

  1. darrow, clarence,
  2. darrow, clarence seward,
  3. darshan,
  4. darshana,
  5. darshanim,
  6. dartboard,
  7. darter,
  8. dartford,
  9. dartitis,
  10. dartle

Origin of dart

1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Old Low Franconian; compare Old English daroth, Old High German tart, Old Norse darrathr spear, lance

Related formsdart·ing·ly, adverbdart·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for darting

dart

1

noun

a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot, as in the game of darts
a sudden quick movement
zoology a slender pointed structure, as in snails for aiding copulation or in nematodes for penetrating the host's tissues
a tapered tuck made in dressmaking

verb

to move or throw swiftly and suddenly; shootshe darted across the room
See also darts

Derived Formsdarting, adjectivedartingly, adverb

Word Origin for dart

C14: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to Old English daroth spear, Old High German tart dart

dart

2

noun

any of various tropical and semitropical marine fish

Word Origin for dart

from Middle English darce, from Late Latin dardus, dart, javelin

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