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ar·row

 (ăr′ō)
n.
1. A missile having a straight thin shaft with a pointed head at one end and often flight-stabilizing vanes at the other, meant to be shot from a bow.
2. Something, such as a directional symbol, that is similar to an arrow in form or function.
v. arrowed, arrow·ing, arrows
v.intr.
To move like an arrow.
v.tr.
To shoot with an arrow: arrowed a deer.

[Middle English arwe, from Old English.]

arrow

(ˈærəʊ)
n
1. (Archery) a long slender pointed weapon, usually having feathers fastened at the end as a balance, that is shot from a bow.
2. any of various things that resemble an arrow in shape, function, or speed, such as a sign indicating direction or position
[Old English arwe; related to Old Norse ör, Gothic arhvazna, Latin arcus bow, arch1]

ar•row

(ˈær oʊ)

n.
1. a slender feathered and pointed shaft shot from a bow as a weapon or for 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.
v.t.
4. to indicate the proper position of (an insertion) by means of an arrow (often fol. by in).
[before 900; Middle English arewe, arwe, Old English earh, c. Old Norse ǫr, Gothic arhwazna; akin to Latin arcus bow, arc]
ar′row•less, adj.
ar′row•like`, adj.

Ar•row

(ˈær oʊ)

n.
Kenneth Joseph, born 1921, U.S. economist: Nobel prize 1972.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arrow - a mark to indicate a direction or relationarrow - a mark to indicate a direction or relation
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
shaft - a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
point, head - a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
2.arrow - a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the otherarrow - 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
arrowhead - the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow
bow and arrow - a weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them
broad arrow - an arrow with a wide barbed head
butt shaft - a blunt arrow without a barb; an arrow used for target practice
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
quarrel - an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges
vane - a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it

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noun
1. dart, flight, reed (archaic), bolt, shaft (archaic), quarrel warriors armed with bows and arrows
2. pointer, indicator, marker A series of arrows point the way to his grave.
Related words
adjective sagittal
Translations
سَهْمإشارَة السَّهْم
fletxasageta
šípšipka
pil
sago
nool
nuoli
strijelaputokaz
nyíl
örör, örvarmerkipíla
矢印
화살화살표
sagitta
papliauškarodyklėstrėlėstrėlės antgalis
bultabultiņa
šípšípka
puščica
pil
ลูกธนูลูกศร
okok işareti
mũi tên

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[ˈærəʊ] N (= weapon, sign) → flecha f

arrow

[ˈærəʊ] n
(= weapon) → flèche f
(= sign) → flèche f

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n (= weapon, sign)Pfeil m
vt way, directiondurch Pfeile/einen Pfeil markieren

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:
arrow bracket
arrowhead
nPfeilspitze f
arrow key
n (Comput) → Pfeiltaste f
arrowroot
n (= plant)Pfeilwurz f; (= flour)Arrowroot nt

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[ˈærəʊ] nfreccia

arrow

(ˈӕrəu) noun
1. a thin, straight stick with a point, which is fired from a bow.
2. a sign shaped like an arrow eg to show which way to go. You can't get lost – just follow the arrows.
arrowhead noun
1. a water plant with leaves shaped like an arrowhead.
2. the tip of an arrow, shaped to a point.

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سَهْم šíp, šipka pil Pfeil βέλος flecha nuoli flèche putokaz, strijela freccia, 矢印 화살, 화살표 pijl pil strzała, strzałka flecha, seta стрела, указательная стрелка pil ลูกธนู, ลูกศร ok mũi tên 箭头
References in classic literature ?
But at that time a bow and arrow had no meaning for me.
Nalasu reached the bow beside him, strung an arrow, and waited.
As soon as his right arm received thew and sinew he learned to draw the long bow and speed a true arrow.
If you dare send an arrow at Menelaus you will win honour and thanks from all the Trojans, and especially from prince Alexandrus--he would be the first to requite you very handsomely if he could see Menelaus mount his funeral pyre, slain by an arrow from your hand.
Tarzan had been among the last to turn back toward the forest, and now, as he ran slowly, he turned from time to time to speed a well-aimed arrow into the body of a pursuer.
Looking down upon the Arrow with which it had been pierced, it found that the shaft of the Arrow had been feathered with one of its own plumes.
As she charged, Kulonga unslung his bow and fitted an arrow with almost unthinkable quickness.
And he bent his bow, took aim, and shot an arrow at the old poet, right into his heart.
Realizing that I could not hope to outdistance the Sagoths to the top of the canyon I had determined to risk all in an attempt to check them temporarily, and to this end had unslung my rudely made bow and plucked an arrow from the skin quiver which hung behind my shoulder.
Listen to me you suitors, who persist in abusing the hospitality of this house because its owner has been long absent, and without other pretext than that you want to marry me; this, then, being the prize that you are contending for, I will bring out the mighty bow of Ulysses, and whomsoever of you shall string it most easily and send his arrow through each one of twelve axes, him will I follow and quit this house of my lawful husband, so goodly, and so abounding in wealth.
Then Robin took his good yew bow in his hand, and placing the tip at his instep, he strung it right deftly; then he nocked a broad clothyard arrow and, raising the bow, drew the gray goose feather to his ear; the next moment the bowstring rang and the arrow sped down the glade as a sparrowhawk skims in a northern wind.
Arrow, a brown old sailor with earrings in his ears and a squint.