1. [syn: arrow, pointer]
2. 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;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Arrow \Ar"row\, n. [OE. arewe, AS. arewe, earh; akin to Icel.
["o]r, ["o]rvar, Goth. arhwazna, and perh. L. arcus bow. Cf.
A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually
feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow.
(a) An arrow with a broad head.
(b) A mark placed upon British ordnance and government
stores, which bears a rude resemblance to a broad
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a mark to indicate a direction or relation [syn: arrow,
2: 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
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
62 Moby Thesaurus words for "arrow":
antelope, arrowhead, barb, blaze, blue darter, blue streak,
bobtailed arrow, bolt, cannonball, chested arrow, cloth yard shaft,
compass needle, courser, dart, direction, direction post, eagle,
electricity, express train, finger post, fist, flash, flight,
gazelle, greased lightning, greyhound, guide, guideboard,
guidepost, hand, hare, hour hand, index, index finger, jet plane,
lead, light, lightning, lubber line, mercury, milepost,
minute hand, needle, pointer, quarrel, quicksilver, reed, rocket,
scared rabbit, shaft, shot, signboard, signpost, streak,
streak of lightning, striped snake, swallow, thought, thunderbolt,
torrent, volley, wind