What does ARROW mean?

Definitions for ARROWˈær oʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ARROW.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrow(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [OE. arewe, AS. arewe, earh; akin to Icel. r, rvar, Goth. arhwazna, and perh. L. arcus bow. Cf. Arc.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arrow

    ar′rō, n. a straight, pointed weapon, made to be shot from a bow: any arrow-shaped pin or ornament: the chief shoot of a plant, esp. the flowering stem of the sugar-cane.—n. Ar′row-head, the head or pointed part of an arrow: an aquatic plant native to England, with arrow-shaped leaves rising above the water—reputed good for hydrophobia.—adj. Ar′row-head′ed, shaped like the head of an arrow.—n. Ar′row-shot, the distance traversed by an arrow.—adj. Ar′rowy, of or like arrows. [A.S. earh, arwe; cog. with L. arcus; akin to Ice. ör, örvar.]

Editors Contribution

  1. arrow

    Is a sign used as part of a dictionary, online encyclopedia, online glossary, lexicography and online dictionary definition or term to state what words typed or written before the sign is the accurate definition and the words typed or written after the sign are used as an example to demonstrate understanding of how the word may be used and understood.

    Some online dictionaries use an arrow symbol to indicate the words typed after it are an example and are not the definition itself.

  2. arrow

    Is a type of sign or symbol to indicate a direction or notice to follow a specific course, direction, road or path.

    Arrows are used widely in road signs, online to click on a link etc.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ARROW in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ARROW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Graffito:

    I shot an arrow into the air, and it stuck.

  2. Lisa Grossman:

    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

  3. Kurdish Proverb:

    Do not throw the arrow which will return against you.

  4. Samuel Jimenez:

    That's why we carry a bow and arrow, to shoot the beast.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    The farther back you pull a bow the farther forward you can shoot an arrow.

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