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EnglishEdit

 
Parts: 1.Tip 2.Barrel 3.O-ring 4.Shaft 5.Collar 6.Flight 7.Protector.

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English dart, from Old French dart, dard (dart), from Old Frankish *daroth (dart, spear), from Proto-Germanic *darōþuz (dart, spear), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰō- (to sharpen); compare Old High German tart (javelin, dart), Old English daroþ, dearod (javelin, spear, dart), Swedish dart (dart, dagger), Icelandic darraður, darr, dör (dart, spear).

NounEdit

dart (plural darts)

  1. A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; any sharp-pointed missile weapon, such as an arrow.
    • 1769, Oxford Standard Text, King James Bible, 2 Samuel, xviii, 14,
      Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
  2. Anything resembling such a pointed missile weapon; anything that pierces or wounds like such a weapon.
    • 1830, Hannah More, Sensibility, The Works of Hannah More, Volume 1, page 38,
      The artful inquiry, whose venom′d dart / Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart.
  3. A small object with a pointed tip at one end and feathers at the other, which is thrown at a target in the game of darts.
  4. (Australia, obsolete) A plan or scheme.
  5. A sudden or fast movement.
    • 2011 September 24, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 67-3 Romania”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Six minutes later Cueto went over for his second try after the recalled Mike Tindall found him with a perfectly-timed pass, before Ashton went on another dart, this time down his opposite wing, only for his speculative pass inside to be ruled forward.
  6. (sewing) A fold that is stitched on a garment.
    • 2013, The Economist, Nadia Popova
      Somehow she managed, with a cinched waist here and a few darts there, to look like a Hollywood star.
  7. A fish; the dace.
  8. (Australia, Canada, colloquial) A cigarette.
    • 2017, April 18, Craig Little, The Guardian, Hawthorn are not the only ones finding that things can get worse
      The Tigers will also face Jesse Hogan, still smarting from missing a couple of games but not life inside the AFL bubble, where you can’t even light up a dart at a music festival without someone filming it and sending it to the six o’clock news.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English darten, from the noun (see above).

VerbEdit

dart (third-person singular simple present darts, present participle darting, simple past and past participle darted)

  1. (transitive) To throw with a sudden effort or thrust; to hurl or launch.
  2. (transitive) To send forth suddenly or rapidly; to emit; to shoot
    The sun darts forth his beams.
    Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart? - Alexander Pope
  3. (intransitive) To fly or pass swiftly, like a dart; to move rapidly in one direction; to shoot out quickly
    The flying man darted eastward.
  4. (intransitive) To start and run with speed; to shoot rapidly along
    The deer darted from the thicket.
    • 2015 February 24, Daniel Taylor, “Luis Suárez strikes twice as Barcelona teach Manchester City a lesson”, in The Guardian (London)[2]:
      By half-time, it was almost a surprise that the away side had restricted themselves to only one more goal. Messi, again, was prominently involved, darting past Fernando and then Zabaleta.
    • 2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal”, in BBC[3]:
      The impressive Frenchman drove forward with purpose down the right before cutting infield and darting in between Vassiriki Diaby and Koscielny.
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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English dart.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dart m (plural darts, diminutive dartje n)

  1. dart

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

dart (plural darts)

  1. A spear set as a prize in running. - Geoffrey Chaucer

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Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French, see below

NounEdit

dart m (plural dars)

  1. weapon similar to a javelin

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin dardus (spear).

NounEdit

dart m (oblique plural darz or dartz, nominative singular darz or dartz, nominative plural dart)

  1. spear, javelin

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Pennsylvania GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Compare German dort, da.

AdverbEdit

dart

  1. there

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse darr, from Proto-Germanic *darōþuz.

NounEdit

dart c

  1. darts (the game where the competitors throw small arrows against a circular target)
  2. (rare) dart (one of the small arrows in the game of darts)

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