verb (used with object)
Origin of arrow
Examples from the Web for arrow
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|DAILY BEAST
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|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.
“When you fired your arrow at the force field, you electrified a nation,” President Coin (Julianne Moore) tells her.'Mockingjay—Part 1’ Is the Most Violent ‘Hunger Games’ Yet|Kevin Fallon|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ran to her and with my spear had begun to remove- 281 - the burning sticks when an arrow split the crown of my hat.Colonial Expeditions to the Interior of California Central Valley, 1800-1820|Sherburne Friend Cook
Now, if a hatchet will do more good than an arrow, he will direct his energies to the making of the hatchet.Essentials of Economic Theory|John Bates Clark
Now stretch out in line, my merry ones, with arrow on string, and I shall show you such sport as only the King can give.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
We had not gained more than a hundred yards, when the whiz of an arrow met our ears.The Privateer's-Man|Frederick Marryat
I remember I used to torment myself by wondering whether they pulled the arrow out, because in my history it didn't say they did.'An American Girl in London|Sara Jeannette Duncan
Word Origin for arrow
early 14c., from Old English arwan, earlier earh "arrow," possibly borrowed from Old Norse ör (genitive örvar), from Proto-Germanic *arkhwo (cf. Gothic arhwanza), from PIE root *arku- "bow and/or arrow," source of Latin arcus (see arc (n.)). The ground sense would be "the thing belonging to the bow," perhaps a superstitious avoidance of the actual name.
A rare word in Old English, where more common words for "arrow" were stræl (cognate with the word still common in Slavic, once prevalent in Germanic, too; meaning related to "flash, streak") and fla, flan, a North Germanic word, perhaps originally with the sense of "splinter." Stræl disappeared by 1200; fla lingered in Scottish until after 1500. Meaning "a mark like an arrow in cartography, etc." is from 1834.