dart Definition

  • 1a small pointed object that is thrown or shot as a weapon or for a game
  • 2a sudden quick movement
  • 3a tapered tuck in a garment

Using dart: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dart" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He threw a dart at the dartboard.

  • Example

    The bird darted away when it saw me.

  • Example

    She wore a dress with darts at the waist.

  • Example

    He made a dart for the door when he saw the police.

dart Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with dart

  • poison dart

    a dart coated with poison for use as a weapon


    The indigenous people used poison darts to hunt animals.

  • to move suddenly and quickly in a particular direction


    The rabbit darted off into the bushes when it saw the fox.

  • to move quickly and suddenly in different directions


    The children were darting about the playground, playing tag.


Summary: dart in Brief

A 'dart' [dɑːt] is a small pointed object used as a weapon or for a game, such as throwing darts at a dartboard. It can also refer to a sudden quick movement or a tapered tuck in a garment. Examples include 'He threw a dart at the dartboard' and 'She wore a dress with darts at the waist.' Phrases include 'poison dart,' 'dart off,' and 'dart about.'

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