What does arrow mean?

Definitions for arrow
ˈær oʊar·row

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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.

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.]

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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  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. Kurdish Proverb:

    Do not throw the arrow which will return against you.

  2. Jami:

    With regard to a secret divulged and kept concealed, there is an excellent proverb, that the one is an arrow still in our possession, the other is an arrow sent from the bow.

  3. Burmese Proverb:

    The fish dwell in the depths of the waters, and the eagles in the sides of heaven; the one, though high, may be reached with the arrow, and the other, though deep, with the hook; but the heart of man at a foot?s distance cannot be known.*

  4. Unknown:

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

  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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