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.
Dart, v. 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
2. To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send
forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his
Or what ill eyes malignant glances
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.
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.
3. A spear set as a prize in running.
4. (Zoöl.) A fish; the dace. See
Dart sac (Zoöl.), a sac
connected with the reproductive organs of land snails, which contains
a dart, or arrowlike structure.