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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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