Definition of dart :
1. A fish; the dace. See Dace.
2. 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.
3. A spear set as a prize in running.
4. Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.
5. To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.
6. To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along; as, the deer darted from the thicket.
7. To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.
8. To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
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run (part of speech: verb)
- I have gone straight as a dart, Mother, every single minute since, Mother; truly I have!" - "A Daughter of the Land", Gene Stratton-Porter.
- Sometimes they would try to dart across the intervening space and shelter themselves with their companions in the ditch, but all who attempted it were killed or wounded. - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.
- She was bareheaded, and looked as straight and slim as a dart. - "The Betrayal", E. Phillips Oppenheim.