Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Something, such as a directional symbol, that is similar to an arrow in form or function.
  • intransitive verb To move like an arrow.
  • intransitive verb To shoot with an arrow.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To blossom: said particularly of sugar-cane, which throws out an arrowlike flowering; stalk.
  • noun A slender, generally pointed, missile weapon made to be shot from a bow.
  • noun Anything resembling an arrow.
  • To grow up into a long pointed stalk like an arrow.
  • To move swiftly, as an arrow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow.
  • noun A mark placed upon British ordnance and government stores, which bears a rude resemblance to a broad arrowhead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • phrase obsolete Contraction of ever a.
  • noun A projectile consisting of a shaft, a point and a tail with stabilizing fins that is shot from a bow.
  • noun A sign or symbol used to indicate a direction (eg. ).
  • noun graph theory A directed edge.
  • noun colloquial, darts A dart.
  • verb To move swiftly and directly (like an arrow)
  • verb To let fly swiftly and directly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a mark to indicate a direction or relation
  • noun 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English arwe, from Old English.]

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Representing pronunciation.

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From Old English earh, ārwe.

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