from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A missile having a straight thin shaft with a pointed head at one end and often flight-stabilizing vanes at the other, meant to be shot from a bow.
- n. Something, such as a directional symbol, that is similar to an arrow in form or function.
- intransitive v. To move like an arrow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A projectile consisting of a shaft, a point and a tail with stabilizing fins that is shot from a bow.
- n. A sign or symbol used to indicate a direction (eg. ).
- n. A directed edge.
- n. A dart.
- v. To move swiftly and directly (like an arrow)
- v. To let fly swiftly and directly
- Contraction of ever a.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slender, generally pointed, missile weapon made to be shot from a bow.
- n. Anything resembling an arrow.
- To grow up into a long pointed stalk like an arrow.
- To move swiftly, as an arrow.
- To blossom: said particularly of sugar-cane, which throws out an arrowlike flowering; stalk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mark to indicate a direction or relation
- n. a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
Middle English arwe, from Old English.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English earh, ārwe. (Wiktionary)
Representing pronunciation. (Wiktionary)