arrow

[ ar-oh ]
/ ˈær oʊ /

noun

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.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Sagitta.

verb (used with object)

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.

Origin of arrow

before 900; Middle English arewe, arwe, Old English earh; cognate with Old Norse ǫr (plural ǫrvar), Gothic arhwazna; Germanic *arhwō (feminine), akin to Latin arcus (genitive arcūs) bow, arc; thus Latin *arku- bow, pre-Germanic *arku-ā belonging to the bow
Related formsar·row·less, adjectivear·row·like, adjective

Definition for arrow (2 of 2)

Arrow

[ ar-oh ]
/ ˈær oʊ /

noun

Kenneth Joseph,born 1921, U.S. economist: Nobel Prize 1972.

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arrow

/ (ˈærəʊ) /

noun

a long slender pointed weapon, usually having feathers fastened at the end as a balance, that is shot from a bowRelated 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

Word Origin for arrow

Old English arwe; related to Old Norse ör, Gothic arhvazna, Latin arcus bow, arch 1
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