dart

A dart is a tiny missile with a pointy end that can be a weapon or part of a game, like those pointy things that people throw at dartboards. If a person darts, it just means she’s moving quickly.

A dart can be thrown or fired by blowing through a contraption, like when people who study big animals shoot a tranquilizer dart at a lion so they can put it to sleep without getting close. Darts can be weapons or part of a game often found in bars. Just as a dart moves quickly, a person can dart if they move quickly. Bees tend to dart around in the air. In football, a quick running back darts to avoid defenders

Primary Meanings of dart

1.
nv
a sudden quick movement
move with sudden speed
2.
n
a tapered tuck made in dressmaking
Full Definitions of dart
1

n a sudden quick movement

Synonyms:
flit
Type of:
motility, motion, move, movement
a change of position that does not entail a change of location

n a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot

Types:
banderilla
a decorated dart that is implanted in the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight
Type of:
missile, projectile
a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

v move with sudden speed

“His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke”
Type of:
hurl, hurtle, lunge, thrust
make a thrusting forward movement

v move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

Synonyms:
fleet, flit, flutter
Types:
butterfly
flutter like a butterfly
Type of:
hurry, speed, travel rapidly, zip
move very fast

v run or move very quickly or hastily

Synonyms:
dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot
buck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear
move quickly and violently
Types:
plunge
dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
Type of:
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
move fast
2

n a tapered tuck made in dressmaking

Type of:
tuck
a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place

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