darts


darts

noun

  1. a small, slender missile that is pointed at one end and usually feathered at the other and is propelled by hand, as in the game of darts, or by a blowgun when used as a weapon.
  2. something similar in function to such a missile, as the stinging member of an insect.
  3. darts, (used with a singular verb) a game in which darts are thrown at a target usually marked with concentric circles divided into segments and with a bull’s-eye in the center.
  4. an act of darting; a sudden swift movement.
  5. a tapered seam of fabric for adjusting the fit of a garment.

verb (used without object)

  1. 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)

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

noun

  1. (functioning as singular) any of various competitive games in which darts are thrown at a dartboard

noun

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

verb

  1. to move or throw swiftly and suddenly; shootshe darted across the room

noun

  1. any of various tropical and semitropical marine fish
v.

late 14c., “to pierce with a dart,” from dart (n.). Meaning “to move like a dart” is attested from 1610s. Related: Darted; darter; darting.

n.

early 14c., from Old French dart “throwing spear, arrow,” from Proto-Germanic *darothuz cf. Old English daroð, Old High German tart, Old Norse darraþr “dart”). Italian and Spanish dardo are said to be from Germanic by way of Old Provençal.

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