Definition of "arrow" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • To move like an arrow. (verb-intransitive)
  • A long slender pointed weapon, usually having feathers fastened at the end as a balance, that is shot from a bow (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any of various things that resemble an arrow in shape, function, or speed, such as a sign indicating direction or position (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "arrow" in a sentence
  • "LESSON XXXII. re'gion, _place; space_. furze, _a thorny shrub with yellow flowers_. list'eth, _wishes; pleases_. mirth, _joy; fun_. boon, _gay; merry_. shaft, _an arrow; the stem of an arrow_. up borne ', _held or borne up_. crest'ing, _touching the tops of_."
  • "This apples-to-apples test requires a manufacturer to shoot a 350-grain arrow from a bow set at 70# with a 30 draw length."
  • "With a crossbow the arrow is already drawn thus taking away the only real chance the animal has to bust you other than scent."