What does arrow mean?

Definitions for arrow
ˈær oʊar·row

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word arrow.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arrow, pointernoun

    a mark to indicate a direction or relation

  2. arrownoun

    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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Arrownoun

    The pointed weapon which is shot from a bow. Darts are thrown by the hand, but in poetry they are confounded.

    Etymology: arewe, Sax.

    I swear to thee by Cupid’s strongest bow,
    By his best arrow with the golden head. William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    Here were boys so desperately resolved, as to pull arrows out of their flesh, and deliver them to be shot again by the archers on their side. John Hayward.

Wikipedia

  1. Arrow

    An arrow is a fin-stabilized projectile launched by a bow. A typical arrow usually consists of a long, stiff, straight shaft with a weighty (and usually sharp and pointed) arrowhead attached to the front end, multiple fin-like stabilizers called fletchings mounted near the rear, and a slot at the rear end called a nock for engaging the bowstring. A container or bag carrying additional arrows for convenient reloading is called a quiver. The use of bows and arrows by humans predates recorded history and is common to most cultures. A craftsman who makes arrows is a fletcher, and one that makes arrowheads is an arrowsmith.

ChatGPT

  1. arrow

    An arrow is a symbol or graphical representation typically used to indicate direction or movement. It often consists of a straight line with a triangular head attached at one end. In archery or hunting, an arrow refers to a thin, straight flying weapon with a sharp point designed to be shot from a bow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arrownoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. arrow

    A missive weapon of offence, and whether ancient or modern, in the rudest form among savages or refined by art, is always a slender stick, armed at one end, and occasionally feathered at the other. The natives of Tropical Africa feather the metal barb.

  2. arrow

    In fortification, a work placed at the salient angles of the glacis, communicating with the covert way.--Broad arrow. The royal mark for stores of every kind. (See BROAD ARROW.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. arrow

    In fortification, a work placed at the salient angles of the glacis, communicating with the covert way.

  2. arrow

    A missile weapon of defense, straight, slender, pointed, and barbed, to be shot with a bow.

Editors Contribution

  1. arrow

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

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


    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2016  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ARROW

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Arrow is ranked #47429 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Arrow surname appeared 447 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Arrow.

    70.2% or 314 total occurrences were White.
    19% or 85 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    5.5% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of arrow in a Sentence

  1. Dr Shipton:

    You start to see things like decorated bones, beads made from marine shell or ostrich eggs, miniaturzied stone tools, and bones carved into things like arrow points. This is the oldest date we have for when this behavior is first observed, previous sites relating to this early period of modern humanbehaviorr have all been in South Africa and the East African Rift Valley, this is the first site on the coast of East Africa and the first with such a continuous record.

  2. Andrew Kreisberg:

    First of all, we don't even know if we could, legally, and quite frankly, just making the 'Arrow'-verse, which is what we call Legends, Flash and Arrow work and then making 'Supergirl' work, it's enough of a challenge without having to add a fourth player.

  3. Graffito:

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

  4. Abdul Aziz:

    I chased him, he sat in his car and with the shotgun in my hands, I threw it through his window like an arrow. He just swore at me and took off.

  5. Fred MagnanimiisFounder:

    After nearly ten years of marriage, sometimes [ I ] need to shoot her again with [ cupid's ] arrow, just to remind her that we can still be in the honeymoon phase.

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