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arrow

An arrow symbol.
Two arrows (projectiles) in a target.

English

Etymology 1

Old English earh, ārwe, from Proto-Germanic *arhwō, from Proto-Indo-European *arku- (bow and/or arrow). Near cognates include Gothic 𐌰𐍂𐍈𐌰𐌶𐌽𐌰 (arƕazna) and Old Norse ǫr; further cognates include Latin arcus, bow

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
arrow

Plural
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arrow ({{{1}}})
  1. A projectile consisting of a shaft, a point and a tail with stabilizing fins that is shot from a bow.
  2. A sign or symbol used to indicate a direction (eg. <math>\to</math>).
  3. (graph theory) A directed edge.
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Etymology 2

Representing pronunciation.

Adverb

arrow (not comparable)

Positive
arrow

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (obsolete) Contraction of ever a, e'er a.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 153:
      though he hath lived here this many years, I don't believe there is arrow a servant in the house ever saw the colour of his money.

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