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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AR'ROW, n.
1. A missive weapon of offense, straight, slender, pointed and barbed, to be shot with a bow.
2. In scripture, the arrows of God are the apprehensions of his wrath, which pierce and pain the conscience. Job 6. Psalms 38. In a like figurative manner, arrows represent the judgments of God, as thunder, lightning, tempests and famine. 1 Samuel 22.
Ezek 5. Habukkuk 3. The word is used also for slanderous words and malicious purposes of evil men. Psalms 11. Proverbs 25. Jeremiah 9. Psalms 64.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a mark to indicate a direction or relation [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

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English arwe, from Old English; akin to Gothic arhwazna arrow, Latin arcus bow, arch, arc Date: before 12th century 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 II. intransitive verb Date: 1827 to move fast and straight like an arrow in flight ; dart

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a sharp pointed wooden or metal stick shot from a bow as a weapon. 2 a drawn or printed etc. representation of an arrow indicating a direction; a pointer. Phrases and idioms: arrow-grass a marsh plant of the genus Triglochin. arrow worm = CHAETOGNATH. broad arrow Brit. a mark formerly used on British prison clothing and other Government stores. Derivatives: arrowy adj. Etymology: OE ar(e)we f. ON ör f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Arrow Ar"row, n. [OE. arewe, AS. arewe, earh; akin to Icel. ["o]r, ["o]rvar, Goth. arhwazna, and perh. L. arcus bow. Cf. Arc.] A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow. Broad arrow. (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 arrowhead.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(arrows) 1. An arrow is a long thin weapon which is sharp and pointed at one end and which often has feathers at the other end. An arrow is shot from a bow. Warriors armed with bows and arrows and spears have invaded their villages. N-COUNT 2. An arrow is a written or printed sign that consists of a straight line with another line bent at a sharp angle at one end. This is a printed arrow: ?. The arrow points in a particular direction to indicate where something is. A series of arrows points the way to the modest grave of Andrei Sakharov. N-COUNT

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ar'-o. See ARCHERY; ARMOR.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Dart, shaft, bolt, reed.

Moby Thesaurus

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


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