|1.||a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot, as in the game of darts|
|2.||a sudden quick movement|
|3.||zoology a slender pointed structure, as in snails for aiding copulation or in nematodes for penetrating the host's tissues|
|4.||a tapered tuck made in dressmaking|
|5.||to move or throw swiftly and suddenly; shoot: she darted across the room|
|[C14: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to Old English daroth spear, Old High German tart dart]|
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology
an instrument of war; a light spear. "Fiery darts" (Eph. 6:16) are so called in allusion to the habit of discharging darts from the bow while they are on fire or armed with some combustible material. Arrows are compared to lightning (Deut. 32:23, 42; Ps. 7:13; 120:4).