Definition of Arrow

1. Noun. A mark to indicate a direction or relation.

Exact synonyms: Pointer
Generic synonyms: Mark
Terms within: Shaft, Head, Point
Derivative terms: Point, Point, Point

2. 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.
Terms within: Arrowhead, Vane
Group relationships: Bow And Arrow
Specialized synonyms: Broad Arrow, Butt Shaft, Quarrel
Generic synonyms: Missile, Projectile

Definition of Arrow

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

Definition of Arrow

1. Noun. A projectile consisting of a shaft, a point and a tail with stabilizing fins that is shot from a bow. ¹

2. Noun. A sign or symbol used to indicate a direction (eg. \to). ¹

3. Noun. (graph theory) A directed edge. ¹

4. Noun. (colloquial darts) A dart. ¹

5. Verb. To move swiftly and directly (like an arrow) ¹

6. Verb. To let fly swiftly and directly ¹

7. Adverb. (obsolete) Contraction of (term ever) (term a), (term e'er) (term a). ¹

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Definition of Arrow

1. to indicate the proper position of with an arrow (a linear figure with a wedge-shaped end) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arrow

arrow (current term)
arrow arum
arrow key
arrow keys
arrow leaved aster
arrow of time
arrow point tracing
arrow poison
arrow wood
arrow worm
arrow worms

Literary usage of Arrow

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The bow being now ready to receive the arrow, the archer must "nock," or placo it on the string at a spot prepared for it (which should be about {the of an ..."

2. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"arrow. GJ Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., London, (Ser. 7 i, 8, 1» ц, (195). ... arrow, GT Ann. Mag. Xal. Hist., London, (Ser. 7), 7, 1901, (396. 397). ..."

3. Life-zone Indicators in California by Harvey Monroe Hall, Marcos Sastre, William Hamilton Gibson, Joseph Grinnell (1919)
"We have seen where he obtained his model for the paddle; who knows where he found his hint for the fashioning of the stone arrow-heads which he bound upon ..."

4. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1910)
"Chipped point of yellowish gray chalcedony for arrow, spear, or knife. From surface of farm. ... Chipped point of mottled red and brown chalcedony for arrow ..."

5. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"THE EAGLE AND THE arrow AN Eagle was soaring through the air when suddenly it heard the whizz of an arrow, and felt itself wounded to death. ..."

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