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Easton's Bible Dictionary
An instrument of war; a light spear. "Fiery darts" (Ephesians 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 (Deuteronomy 32:23, 42; Psalm 7:13; 120:4).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) 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.

2. (n.) Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like a dart.

3. (n.) A spear set as a prize in running.

4. (n.) A fish; the dace. See Dace.

5. (v. t.) To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.

6. (v. t.) To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.

7. (v. i.) To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart.

8. (v. i.) To start and run with velocity; to shoot rapidly along; as, the deer darted from the thicket.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

dart (chets; belos): A pointed missile weapon, as an arrow or light spear (2 Samuel 18:14 Job 41:26). See ARMOR; ARMS, III, 4; ARROW. Figurative:

(1) Of the penalty of sin (Proverbs 7:23 the King James Version);

(2) of strong suggestions and fierce temptations to evil (Ephesians 6:16; compare 1 Maccabees 5:51).

1002. bolis -- a dart, javelin.
... a dart, javelin. Transliteration: bolis Phonetic Spelling: (bol-ece') Short Definition:
dart. Word Origin from ballo Definition a dart, javelin. dart. ...
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956. belos -- a needle
... a needle. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: belos Phonetic Spelling:
(bel'-os) Short Definition: a missile, dart, javelin Definition: a missile, dart ...
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4517. rhonnumi -- to strengthen, be strong
... farewell. Prolongation from rhoomai (to dart; probably akin to rhoumai); to strengthen,
ie (impersonal passive) have health (as a parting exclamation, good-bye ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4551b. massa -- a missile, dart
... a missile, dart. Transliteration: massa Short Definition: dart. Word Origin from
an unused word Definition a missile, dart NASB Word Usage dart (1). ...
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3591. kidon -- a dart, javelin
... 3590, 3591. kidon. 3592 . a dart, javelin. Transliteration: kidon Phonetic
Spelling: (kee-dohn') Short Definition: javelin. Word ...
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4968. Methushelach -- perhaps "man of the dart," a descendant of ...
... perhaps "man of the dart," a descendant of Seth. Transliteration: Methushelach Phonetic
Spelling: (meth-oo-sheh'-lakh) Short Definition: Methuselah. ...
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1675. daah -- to fly swiftly, dart through the air
... daah. 1676 . to fly swiftly, dart through the air. Transliteration: daah Phonetic
Spelling: (daw-aw') Short Definition: swiftly. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5860b. it -- to dart greedily
... to dart greedily. Transliteration: it Short Definition: rushed. Word Origin
denominative verb from ayit Definition to dart greedily NASB Word Usage rushed ( ...
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2907. tus -- to rush, dart
... tus. 2908 . to rush, dart. Transliteration: tus Phonetic Spelling: (toos) Short
Definition: swoops. ... root Definition to rush, dart NASB Word Usage swoops (1). ...
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7973. shelach -- a missile, weapon, sprout
... weapons (1). dart, plant, put off, sword, weapon. From shalach; a missile
of attack, ie Spear; also (figuratively) a shoot of growth ...
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7626. shebet -- rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe
... correction, dart, rod, scepter, staff, tribe. From an unused root probably
meaning to branch off; a scion, ie (literally) a stick ...
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4551. macca' -- a quarry or quarrying
... 4550, 4551. macca'. 4551a . a quarry or quarrying. Transliteration: macca'
Phonetic Spelling: (mas-saw') Short Definition: brought. before it was brought, ...
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2671. chets -- arrow
... arrow (14), arrows (36), shaft (1), wound (1). archer, arrow, dart, shaft,
staff, wound. From chatsats; properly, a piercer, ie An ...
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Creatures that are Able to Dart their Thoughts into all Spaces Can ...
... THE FIFTH CENTURY 3 Creatures that are able to dart their thoughts into
all spaces can brook no limit or restraint. Creatures that ...
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An Instance Showing How King Hezekiah was Overthrown by the Dart ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter X. An instance showing how King Hezekiah was overthrown
by the dart of vainglory. For so we read that Hezekiah ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter x an instance showing.htm

Concerning the Tyrants Simon and John. How Also as Titus was Going ...
... How Also As Titus Was Going Round The Wall Of This City Nicanor Was Wounded By
A Dart; Which Accident Provoked Titus To Press On The Siege. ...
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Treats of How God Inspires the Soul with Such Vehement and ...
... 1. Favours increase the soul's desire for God.2. The dart of love.3. Spiritual
sufferings produced.4. Its physical effects. ... Effects of the dart of love.11. ...
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But, if it Does not Weary You, Let the Point Out as Briefly as ...
... Judas came to Jesus and said unto Him, Hail, Master, and kissed Him." Thus through
the soft blandishment of a kiss he implanted the execrable dart of betrayal. ...
/.../20 but if it does.htm

How one of the Towers Erected by the Romans Fell Down of Its Own ...
... of their men of the greatest courage; one of them he struck in his mouth as he was
coming to meet him, the other was slain by him by that very dart which he ...
/.../chapter 7 how one of.htm

Dilemma and Deliverance
... First, I shall note a certain fiery dart of Satan; secondly, I shall point out to
you heaven's divine buckler, as hinted at in the text""Thou, Lord, hast not ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 6 1860/dilemma and deliverance.htm

The Shield of Faith
... There are plenty of other desires in us: wishes, cowardices, weaknesses of all sorts,
that, once touched with the devil's dart, will burn fiercely enough. ...
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On the Saying of the Saviour, "All that came Before Me were ...
... Now their assertion is reduced to absurdity, if they shall say that the cause of
the wound is not the dart, but the shield, which did not prevent the dart from ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xvii on the saying of.htm

Of Faith.
... A fiery dart of desire of base indulgence is often cast forth from the devil: but
faith, suggesting a picture of the judgment, cools down the mind, and ...
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Dart (9 Occurrences)
... arrow. 2. (n.) Anything resembling a dart; anything that pierces or wounds like
a dart. 3 ... beams. 7. (vi) To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart. 8 ...
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Dart-snake (1 Occurrence)
Dart-snake. Dartsnake, Dart-snake. Dash . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DART-SNAKE. dart'-snake (Isaiah 34:15). See ARROWSNAKE. ...
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Dartsnake. Darts, Dartsnake. Dart-snake . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DART-SNAKE. dart'-snake (Isaiah 34:15). See ARROWSNAKE. ...
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Serpent (40 Occurrences)
... With the exception of qippoz, "dart-snake" (Isaiah 34:15) which is probably the
name of a bird and not of a snake, every one of the Hebrew and Greek names ...
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Glance (5 Occurrences)
... 6. (vi) To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. ... (vt) To shoot
or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye. ...
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Bolt (5 Occurrences)
... a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles
an arrow; a dart. 2. (n.) Lightning; a thunderbolt. ...
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Darnel (9 Occurrences)

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Darting (4 Occurrences)
... & vb. n.) of Dart. ... Proverbs 7:23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird
hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. (See NIV). ...
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Dash (30 Occurrences)

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Dart (9 Occurrences)

Hebrews 12:20
(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

2 Chronicles 23:10
and he stationeth the whole of the people, and each his dart in his hand, from the right shoulder of the house unto the left shoulder of the house, at the altar, and at the house, by the king, round about.

Job 33:18
He keepeth back his soul from corruption, And his life from passing away by a dart.

Job 36:12
And if they do not hearken, By the dart they pass away, And expire without knowledge.

Job 41:19
Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire dart forth.

Job 41:21
His breath kindles coals. A flame goes forth from his mouth.
(See NIV)

Job 41:26
If one attacks him with the sword, it can't prevail; nor the spear, the dart, nor the pointed shaft.

Proverbs 7:23
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

Nahum 2:4
The chariots rage in the streets. They rush back and forth in the broad ways. Their appearance is like torches. They run like the lightnings.



Dart: A Light Javelin

Dart: Figurative

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Dart-snake (1 Occurrence)


Serpent (40 Occurrences)

Glance (5 Occurrences)

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Darnel (9 Occurrences)

Darting (4 Occurrences)

Dash (30 Occurrences)

Overtaker (1 Occurrence)

Javelin (16 Occurrences)

Launch (3 Occurrences)

Lance (7 Occurrences)

Lighten (19 Occurrences)

Locust (25 Occurrences)

Gleam (5 Occurrences)

Fling (5 Occurrences)

Reaches (26 Occurrences)

Darted (1 Occurrence)

Methuselah (7 Occurrences)

Porcupine (3 Occurrences)

Pointed (13 Occurrences)

Cane (11 Occurrences)

Chidon (1 Occurrence)

Attacketh (1 Occurrence)

Avail (15 Occurrences)

Aim (17 Occurrences)

Arrowsnake (1 Occurrence)

Anchor (4 Occurrences)

Slaying (21 Occurrences)

Strike (168 Occurrences)

Stationeth (12 Occurrences)


Striketh (19 Occurrences)

Shoot (51 Occurrences)

Siloah (1 Occurrence)

Spring (122 Occurrences)

Thrust (92 Occurrences)

Point (106 Occurrences)

Brood (19 Occurrences)

Habergeon (3 Occurrences)

Shaft (13 Occurrences)

Owl (11 Occurrences)

Attacks (45 Occurrences)

Prevail (50 Occurrences)

Endure (90 Occurrences)

Corruption (37 Occurrences)

Beast (243 Occurrences)

Stationed (49 Occurrences)

Layeth (76 Occurrences)

Reach (63 Occurrences)

Birds (125 Occurrences)

Spear (55 Occurrences)

Standeth (111 Occurrences)

Harpoon (1 Occurrence)

Hasteth (32 Occurrences)

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