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

Misc. Definitions

\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. 1
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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 structure.
\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 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.
\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.

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