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1ar·row

noun \ˈer-(ˌ)ō, ˈa-(ˌ)rō\

: a weapon that is made to be shot from a bow and that is usually a stick with a point at one end and feathers at the other end

: a mark (such as →) that is shaped like an arrow and that is used to show direction

Full Definition of ARROW

1
:  a missile shot from a bow and usually having a slender shaft, a pointed head, and feathers at the butt
2
:  something shaped like an arrow; especially :  a mark (as on a map or signboard) to indicate direction

Examples of ARROW

  1. The arrow on the map points north.

Illustration of ARROW

Origin of ARROW

Middle English arwe, from Old English; akin to Gothic arhwazna arrow, Latin arcus bow, arch, arc
First Known Use: before 12th century

2arrow

verb

Definition of ARROW

intransitive verb
:  to move fast and straight like an arrow in flight :  dart

First Known Use of ARROW

1827

Rhymes with ARROW

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