What does arrow mean?

Definitions for arrow
ˈær oʊar·row

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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

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

Freebase

  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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce arrow?

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How to say arrow in sign language?

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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. Helen Keller:

    As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.

  3. Akhenaten:

    labor not after riches first, and think thou afterwards wilt enjoy them. He who neglecteth the present moment, throweth away all that he hath. As the arrow passeth through the heart, while the warrior knew not that it was

  4. Greg Hare:

    It was found near the top of a snow-capped mountain in South West Yukon, it was an incredible discovery, we really did n’t intend to be on that [ ice ] patch on that day. VIKING SWORD DISCOVERY : HUNTER FINDS 1,100-YEAR-OLD WEAPON ON NORWEGIAN MOUNTAIN The archaeologists were travelling in two helicopters with a documentary film crew when they noticed caribou on the ice patch they were planning to land on. Instead, the helicopter landed on a small nearby patch of snow where Senior Project Archaeologist Christian Thomas quickly spotted the arrow.

  5. Unknown:

    It is with a word as with an arrow - once let it loose and it does not return.

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