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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
dart
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
about
▪ They darted about on the front of the group, their silver-leaf hair rustling like raw silk.
▪ They dashed and darted about, playing their street games or kicking a ball made of rolled rags tied up.
▪ Sophy began to dart about again, to drag and haul broken branches.
around
▪ He darts around the country in the same blue pin-stripe suit, delivering variations of the same speech.
▪ The cell was getting lighter; bottleneck flies darted around like blue-green meteors.
▪ Lots of movement, darting around to avoid trouble.
▪ His eyes darted around before he slipped a couple of bottles under his coat.
▪ Mrs M. darted around the waters with great vivacity.
▪ Their three elder girls were standing beside her and the baby, and Fantina was darting around them.
▪ As he spoke his eyes were darting around and between the trees, seeking their own answer.
▪ His eyes still dart around the room looking for a weapon.
away
▪ Coworkers' eyes peeked into my compartment, then darted away.
▪ My thoughts dart away no matter how hard I concentrate, dash in opposite directions.
back
▪ She was darting back and forth across the clutter on the floor, tweaking cords and muttering beneath her breath.
▪ She darted back, sitting on a stool beside him.
▪ Only a glimpse though, for the large figure darted back as soon as he saw them.
▪ Norma darted back and forth between the oven and the table, a smile planted firmly on her face.
▪ So Ellie darted back to her room, and shut herself in, her heart pounding.
▪ The shadows from the candlelight darted back and forth across the shallow whitewashed dome.
▪ Her face was even more pale than usual, and her wild eyes were darting back and forth.
forward
▪ The shape darted forward for the kill.
▪ Then one day for a brief second he got up his nerve and darted forward.
▪ She darted forward, raising her hand, her nails tingling.
▪ Jill darted forward and pulled him aside, giving his wrist a sharp slap to teach him manners.
▪ Knowing that the barracuda would dart forward the moment he fired, Trent aimed half way down the jaw.
▪ He darted forward, heedless of the flailing hooves and cursing rider and struck out towards her with his placard.
in
▪ Three bright redstarts darted in and out of piles of brush wood in a clearing.
▪ Tiknis darts in and out of the hall, attending to the administrative business of interviewing a candidate for marketing director.
▪ There was a wet fish shop just there and in my eagerness to escape I darted in.
▪ As the strange shape darts in, the whole audience jumps and gasps.
▪ Riven darted in with a stab when he could, but there was little room between them.
In that brief time, a fly may dart in and lay its own egg on it.
▪ By then her mouth was all over mine, her tongue darting in and out.
off
▪ She darted off straight after that, leaving Melanie fingering her cheek in surprise.
▪ She was constantly darting off dub ing a conversation or slipping off in a daydream when an adult was speaking to her.
▪ Delighted we darted off to Niel to report this scurrilous comment.
▪ Earl Siward snapped his fingers, and the man darted off.
▪ Even darting off to foreign places can be a waste of time, so he delegates this to his deputies.
out
▪ When she opened her mouth they darted out, glossy and black and white.
▪ A child darted out in front of the striding troopers so that they checked their pace.
▪ I stroked my purple cake, and a bruise-colored cat and then a brown stick cat darted out.
▪ The chameleon will then dart out its long, sticky-tipped tongue, impale the insect and swallow it.
▪ But the fire from its eyes darted out and burned the stepmother and step sisters to cinders.
▪ Peter darted out from the shadows and scuttled across the road and up the path of her house.
▪ He suddenly darted out from behind a metal ladder and Whitlock aimed at his legs.
■ NOUN
glance
▪ Phat counted the strokes, darting an occasional glance at Duclos to ensure he retained his approval.
▪ Then he came downstairs, darting glances around him to see the enemy before he could be captured again.
tongue
▪ She leaned towards him, her mouth half open, her tongue darting across white teeth.
▪ Her fingers clawed his back, her mouth covered his, her tongue darted down his throat.
▪ Weakness invaded her as his tongue darted over the fullness of her soft lips, dipped to taste the sweet moistness within.
▪ A pink tongue darted uncertainly over his lips and he swallowed hard.
▪ By then her mouth was all over mine, her tongue darting in and out.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ As the rain began to fall harder, I darted into the first shop I could find.
▪ His little black eyes darted around my office.
▪ I could see small silvery fish darting through the water.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He half expected one of the police to dart forward and rearrange her-hair.
▪ I watch him dart into stores in his gleaming leather shoes.
▪ My mind darts like a boy who has stolen something and wants to get to a safe place to examine his prize.
▪ Quick black slashes of fleeing birds darted across the orange sky.
▪ She began to see small craft darting like dragonflies between the soaring galleries.
▪ She leaned towards him, her mouth half open, her tongue darting across white teeth.
▪ She stumbled backwards and I darted out of the way as she fell over.
▪ Then one day for a brief second he got up his nerve and darted forward.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
board
▪ For those who prefer something a little more energetic, there's also a darts board and a pool table.
▪ Young men thronged the six dart boards.
▪ Apparently the strip club owners were threatening to put in dart boards and pool tables.
■ VERB
make
▪ He rolled over on his belly and squinted at Mo, who was making little running darts at his hair.
▪ Note how the smallest fish in the shoal make sudden, unthinking darts in the current.
▪ It made a dart for the door as he came in, but he was too quick for it.
play
▪ They visited pubs all over the country, immersing themselves in pub culture - playing darts and drinking with the lads.
▪ It is represented by a mythical person only interested in gardening and playing darts.
throw
▪ The boat is drawn nearer and Stubb throws dart after dart into the great creature.
▪ Primo had won a green stuffed turtle by throwing three darts into a target shaped like a red apple.
▪ All four stocks picked by throwing darts were up more than 10 %.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Some South American Indians use poison darts for hunting.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ From the next room came the thwack of darts and a louder hubbub of voices.
▪ Gusts of freezing wind bite at exposed skin while stinging darts of cold assault gloved fingertips.
▪ Jayasuriya's unassuming darts were well directed and by the time he was bowling, the pitch was unreliable.
▪ She held her breath on another quick dart of guilt.
▪ She is interested in most sports, especially hurling and soccer and she has won several trophies for darts.
▪ Stocks chosen by darts or chimps do not have the same following among television viewers.
▪ Thorns pricked his hands, and his back felt as if it were being peppered by poison darts.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dart

Dart \Dart\ (d[aum]rt), n. [OF. dart, of German origin; cf. OHG. tart javelin, dart, AS. dara[eth], daro[eth], Sw. dart dagger, Icel. darra[eth]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. 14.

  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

Dart \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

Dart \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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
dart

early 14c., from Old French dart "throwing spear, arrow," from Proto-Germanic *darothuz cognates: Old English daroð, Old High German tart, Old Norse darraþr "dart"). Italian and Spanish dardo are said to be from Germanic by way of Old Provençal.

dart

late 14c., "to pierce with a dart," from dart (n.). Meaning "to move like a dart" is attested from 1610s. Related: Darted; darter; darting.

Wiktionary
dart

Etymology 1 n. 1 A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow. 2 Anything resembling such a pointed missile weapon; anything that pierces or wounds like such a weapon. 3 (context Australia obsolete English) A plan or scheme. 4 A sudden or fast movement. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch. 2 (context transitive English) To send forth suddenly or rapidly; to emit; to shoot 3 (context intransitive English) To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart; to move rapidly in one direction; to shoot out quickly 4 (context intransitive English) To start and run with speed; to shoot rapidly along

WordNet
dart
  1. v. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart [syn: flit, flutter, fleet]

  2. run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard" [syn: dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot]

  3. move with sudden speed; "His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"

dart
  1. n. a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot

  2. a tapered tuck made in dressmaking

  3. a sudden quick movement [syn: flit]

Wikipedia
Dart

Dart may refer to:

  • Dart (missile), projectile weapon
  • The equipment in the game of darts
  • Dart (sewing)

Dart or DART may also refer to:

DART (satellite)

DART, or Demonstration for Autonomous Rendezvous Technology, was a NASA sponsored project with the goal to develop and demonstrate an automated navigation and rendezvous capability in a NASA spacecraft. At the time of the DART mission, only the Russian Space Agency and JAXA (formerly NASDA) had autonomous space craft navigation. Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) was the prime contractor for construction, launch and operation of the DART vehicle with a project cost of $95 million US(2005). The contract was awarded in June 2001 and the spacecraft was launched on April 15, 2005. The mission ended prematurely, very shortly after an anomalous slow-velocity collision with its target spacecraft, having completed less than half of the original mission autonomous rendezvous objectives.

Dart (rocketry)

A dart is a free flying top of a sounding rocket, and contains the payload. Its form is very aerodynamically designed. After the launch stage burned out the dart is detached and continues to rise only with its own inertia.

Some sounding rockets are available both with or without dart. The version without dart is able to transport more payload, but reaches lesser height.

Dart (missile)

Darts are missile weapons, designed to fly such that a sharp, often weighted point will strike first. They can be distinguished from javelins by fletching (i.e., feathers on the tail) and a shaft that is shorter and/or more flexible, and from arrows by the fact that they are not of the right length to use with a normal bow.

The term has been used to describe an extremely wide variety of projectiles, from heavy spear-like ammunition for siege engines or atlatls to tiny poisoned needles for use in blowguns.

Dart (comics)

Dart (Jill August) is a fictional Image Comics superhero. Created by Erik Larsen, she first appeared in 1992, in Savage Dragon #2 (ongoing series).

Dart (dinghy)

The Dart is a New Zealand one-design 11 foot sailing dinghy.

Dart (sewing)

'' For the popular pub game, see Darts. For projectiles, see Dart (missile). For the Dodge motor vehicle, see Dodge Dart. Other uses Dart (disambiguation) ''

Darts are folds (tucks coming to a point) and sewn into fabric to take in ease and provide shape to a garment, especially for a woman's bust. They are used frequently in all sorts of clothing to tailor the garment to the wearer's shape, or to make an innovative shape in the garment. Fabric may be thought of as flat, and a dart has the effect of removing a wedge shaped piece and pulling the edges of that wedge together to create a shallow cone. This effect can be seen quite easily with a paper pattern by pulling together the edges of a dart intake as it would be sewn. Since fabric is generally more flexible than paper the fabric will shift around the apex of the cone and form a softer, but still curved, shape. In a garment a dart ends in a point at a full area of the body.

A dart in a flat pattern has two important properties: its point, the point in the pattern at which the dart aims or converges, and the intake, or the amount of fabric taken in or removed. Since the dart can extend toward any edge of the pattern without affecting fit, the length of the dart intake at the edge of the fabric is not a good measure of dart intake. Rather, the angle subtracted from the pattern by the dart is what determines the dart's intake.

Dart (programming language)

Dart is a general-purpose programming language originally developed by Google and later approved as a standard by Ecma (ECMA-408). It is used to build web, server and mobile applications, and for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It is open-source software under a BSD license.

Dart is a class-based, single inheritance, object-oriented language with C-style syntax which can optionally transcompile into JavaScript. It supports interfaces, mixins, abstract classes, reified generics, and optional typing.

Dart (surname)

Dart is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Doc Corbin Dart (born 1953), American alternative musician
  • G. F. J. Dart (fl. 20th century), Australian educational reformer and scholar
  • Justin Whitlock Dart (1907-1984), American entrepreneur and owner of Dart Industries
  • Justin Whitlock Dart, Jr. (1930-2002), American disability activist
  • Kenneth Dart, (born 1955) American-born entrepreneur
  • Raymond Dart (1893–1988), Australian anatomist and anthropologist
  • Rollin Dart (born 1925), American banker and president of Dart National Bank
  • Tom Dart (born 1962), American lawyer and former state legislator; Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois (2007-present)
  • Thurston Dart (1921-1971), British musicologist
  • William A. Dart (1814–1890), New York lawyer and politician

Usage examples of "dart".

It landed almost at the feet of an old woman standing actionless at the veranda rail, only to dart off again immediately.

These people moved in single file, and were all tied to a strong rope, at regular distances apart, so that if one of them slipped on those giddy heights, the others could brace themselves on their alpenstocks and save him from darting into the valley, thousands of feet below.

One Amar dodged into a heavy bush and died with a hundred tiny darts in his skin.

Riviere enchanted me, but I should have esteemed myself wanting in gratitude and respect to this worthy family if I had darted at her a single amorous glance, or if I had let her suspect my feelings for her by a single word.

They darted inside the shattered door and found themselves in an antechamber that had probably once served as an office for this warehouse, lit by a pair of gas fixtures above the fireplace.

In the middle of the wood a brown hare with white feet sprang out and, scared by the tramp of the many horses, grew so confused that it leaped along the road in front of them for some time, arousing general attention and laughter, and only when several voices shouted at it did it dart to one side and disappear in the thicket.

Like the others in the crowd, he was watching Artel and me, but he kept darting side-glances at Tully, too.

Steadfast, dart nocked in her atlatl, she crunched up the slope, into the brunt of the wind.

Who Cries leapt, his last dart in hand, and lashed it forward, the atlatl providing two hundred times the power of his unaided hand.

Then: only shields were the soft copper breastplates and the many copper bracelets upon their arms from shoulder to wrist, fit protection perhaps against atlatl dart and stone knife, but our good edges cut through them like cheese.

Instead of centuries, my fellow wanderers had come to command cohorts, sturdy and strong, armed with spear, bow and sword, protected by shields of stout wood and hide, their bodies covered by thickly padded cloth armor, a good substitute for metal when used only against atlatl darts.

We never crossed a ford uncontested, never entered a forest opening without hearing atlatl darts whistle across it at our scouts.

This was a good protection against atlatl darts, which are thrown with an overhand cast and fly in a straight line, but was worthless against the dropping fire of our archers.

Aztlan, Nor-um-Bega, and a large force of Chichamecans charged across the plain and reached the walls, but were forced to retire in a shower of arrows, atlatl darts and slingstones, leaving many dead and most of their courage behind them.

In competition they wrestled and leaped and threw the tomahawk, lance or atlatl dart.