Definitions for ARROWˈær oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar•rowˈær oʊ(n.)

  1. a slender feathered and pointed shaft shot from a bow as a weapon or for sport.

    Category: Sport

  2. anything resembling an arrow in form, function, or character.

  3. a linear figure having a wedge-shaped end, as one used on maps or drawings to indicate direction or placement.

  4. (v.t.)to indicate the proper position of (an insertion) by means of an arrow (often fol. by in).

Origin of arrow:

bef. 900; ME arewe, arwe, OE earh, c. ON ǫr, Go arhwazna; akin to L arcus bow, arc


Ar•rowˈær oʊ(n.)

  1. Kenneth Joseph, born 1921, U.S. economist: Nobel prize 1972.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrow, pointer(noun)

    a mark to indicate a direction or relation

  2. arrow(noun)

    a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. arrow(noun)ˈær oʊ

    ➜ ) used to point to a place

    Follow the arrows on the path.; an arrow pointing to the word

  2. arrowˈær oʊ

    a weapon made from a stick with a sharp metal piece on the end

    a bow and arrow

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrow(noun)

    a missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow


  1. Arrow

    An arrow is a shafted projectile that is shot with a bow. It predates recorded history and is common to most cultures. An arrow usually consists of a shaft with an arrowhead attached to the front end, with fletchings and a nock at the other.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ARROW' in Nouns Frequency: #2160

Translations for ARROW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a thin, straight stick with a point, which is fired from a bow.

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