a slender, straight, generally pointed missile or weapon made to be shot from a bow and equipped with feathers at the end of the shaft near the nock, for controlling flight.
anything resembling an arrow in form, function, or character.
a linear figure having a wedge-shaped end, as one used on a map or architectural drawing, to indicate direction or placement.
Arrow, Astronomy. the constellation Sagitta.
to indicate the proper position of (an insertion) by means of an arrow (often followed by in): to arrow in a comment between the paragraphs.
- ar·row·less, adjective
- ar·row·like, adjective
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How to use arrow in a sentence
The skeletons Lee has studied show evidence of very active lives, including shooting arrows.Women like Mulan didn’t need to go to war in disguise | Bethany Brookshire | September 4, 2020 | Science News For Students
If we forget the arrows and consider only the pressures, we discover that high-velocity air flowing around the leading edge of the wing creates low pressure there, pulling it forward.
Then he draws in some arrows and additional information around that.How Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ achieves its look—even as each season evolves | radmarya | August 29, 2020 | Fortune
You could then impose the restriction that the one-dimensional closed loop needs to be embedded on this map so that it always follows the direction of the arrows over which it’s embedded.New Geometric Perspective Cracks Old Problem About Rectangles | Kevin Hartnett | June 25, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
He and Lenz assumed that the results held for 2D sheets and 3D blocks of arrows as well, and that the model therefore failed to capture the behavior of real magnets.The Cartoon Picture of Magnets That Has Transformed Science | Charlie Wood | June 24, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
An arrow appears indicating the direction you will launch your ball.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art | Alec Kubas-Meyer | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
My younger, straighter-than-an-arrow son was stopped and arrested in two separate jurisdictions a few years ago.
The brand logo turned out to feature a graceful archer on horseback, in a Tatar national costume, poised to shoot his arrow.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible | Anna Nemtsova | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And an arrow painted on the ground that shows the way to Mecca, for prayers.
Sometimes,” he is fond of telling the press, “the target draws the arrow.
A primitive savage makes a bow and arrow in a day: it takes him a fortnight to make a bark canoe.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Ki Pak had an arrow-walk and target in his garden, and here it was that Yung Pak used to practise almost daily.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Coming to a gate of red stone, Yung Pak asked the meaning of the carved arrow in the arch overhead.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
The blood rushed in a hot tide into the girl's pale wet face, and yet she shivered as if an arrow had pierced her heart.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
He drew himself up, and stood still waiting till the arrow struck home.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for arrow
a long slender pointed weapon, usually having feathers fastened at the end as a balance, that is shot from a bow: Related adjective: sagittal
any of various things that resemble an arrow in shape, function, or speed, such as a sign indicating direction or position
- See also arrows
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