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Meaning of arrow by Wiktionary Dictionary


    An arrow symbol.
    Two arrows ( projectiles ) in a target.

    Etymology 1

    From Old English earh, ārwe .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈaɹəʊ/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈæɹoʊ/, /ˈeɹoʊ/
    • Rhymes: -ærəʊ


    arrow ( plural: arrows )

    1. A projectile consisting of a shaft, a point and a tail with stabilizing fins that is shot from a bow .
    2. A sign or symbol used to indicate a direction ( eg. \to ) .
    3. ( graph theory ) A directed edge .
    4. ( colloquial, darts ) A dart .
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    arrow ( third-person singular simple present arrows present participle arrowing, simple past and past participle arrowed )

    1. To move swiftly and directly ( like an arrow )
    2. To let fly swiftly and directly

    Etymology 2

    Representing pronunciation .



    1. ( obsolete ) 短縮形 of ever a.

Definition of arrow by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Arrow n. [OE. arewe, AS. arewe, earh; akin to Icel. ör, örvar, Goth. arhwazna, and perh. L. arcus bow. Cf. Arc.] A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow.

    Broad arrow. An arrow with a broad head. A mark placed upon British ordnance and government stores, which bears a rude resemblance to a broad arrowhead.