Definition of darts in English:


plural noun

  • [usually treated as singular] An indoor game in which small pointed missiles with feather or plastic flights are thrown at a circular target marked with numbers in order to score points.

    ‘he spent the evening playing darts in a pub’
    [as modifier] ‘a darts match’
    ‘darts players’
    • ‘Some time during the 19th century the chalk and dartboard replaced the cribbage board as the standard method of scoring a game of darts.’
    • ‘A game of darts will take place in The Wood Cabin every Thursday night until Christmas with a first prize of a turkey and a bottle of whiskey for the runner up.’
    • ‘Young people aged from 11 to 18 will be able to enjoy pool, darts, television and computer games at the new club which will be based at the village hall.’
    • ‘We put on suppers, card games, darts, seniors' activities, and dances, and also do weddings and receptions.’
    • ‘There was a billiards table, air hockey, darts, a TV with a DVD player and a Playstation 2, and a hot tub.’
    • ‘The dominoes, darts, pool and football teams are all going to move with Phil to his new club, which is now called ‘The Stanley’ club.’
    • ‘Continue playing games that involve numbers, counting and scoring, such as darts and dominoes.’
    • ‘The English are also very fond of games, including snooker (a billiards game) and darts.’
    • ‘It might as well be the proverbial tiddlywinks, or as so deliciously happened when one of our own swept up the world title at that most athletic of English indoor sports - darts.’
    • ‘The British aristocracy, on expatriate imperial postings to African countries, learn the classic pub game of darts.’
    • ‘There was also a wide range of traditional sideshow attractions which included darts, hoopla and a coconut shy.’
    • ‘I was the badminton champion and also excelled in darts, football and hockey.’
    • ‘The evening consisted of three challenges, indoor bowling, darts and snooker.’
    • ‘The close-ups reveal jaws and eyes that move with all the precision of a drunken sailor attempting to score a bulls-eye in a game of darts.’
    • ‘PUB regulars who keep alive games of darts, dominoes and shove ha'penny could be rewarded with a trip to New York.’
    • ‘Sometimes we organise a games night, darts, table-tennis, cards that type of stuff.’
    • ‘Members had a May sports meeting with indoor bowls, darts, snooker and cards.’
    • ‘There were lots of stalls and games, including darts, skittles and a hoopla.’
    • ‘Later they were again brought to the laboratory, but this time they could choose between shooting baskets or trying to score bull's-eyes in darts.’
    • ‘Visitors can choose to simply relax with a glass of beer, shoot some pool, or play a game of darts.’