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ARROW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arrow mean? 

ARROW (noun)
  The noun ARROW has 2 senses:

1. a mark to indicate a direction or relation
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

  Familiarity information: ARROW used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARROW (noun)


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Meaning:

A mark to indicate a direction or relation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

arrow; pointer

Hypernyms ("arrow" is a kind of...):

mark (a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation))

Meronyms (parts of "arrow"):

shaft (a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer)

head; point (a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer)


Sense 2arrow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("arrow" is a kind of...):

missile; projectile (a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled)

Meronyms (parts of "arrow"):

arrowhead (the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "arrow"):

broad arrow (an arrow with a wide barbed head)

butt shaft (an blunt arrow without a barb; an arrow used for target practice)

quarrel (an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges)

Holonyms ("arrow" is a part of...):

bow and arrow (a weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them)


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