What is arrow?

  • (noun): A mark to indicate a direction or relation.
    Synonyms: pointer
    See also — Additional definitions below


An arrow is a shafted projectile that is shot with a bow. It predates recorded history and is common to most cultures. An arrow usually consists of a shaft with an arrowhead attached to the front end, with fletchings and a nock at the other.

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Dadar (ritual Tool)
... The Dadar (Tibetan Wylie mda' dar), or arrow often though not always dressed with rainbow ribbon is a teaching tool, ritual instrument symbol for Nyingmapa and Bonpo Dzogchenpa and is ... An aphorism "to shoot the arrow" of Jigme Lingpa is rendered into English by Gyatso (1998 p. 85), it refers The word for arrow is mda', which is identical in pronunciation to the word for symbol, brda' ...
Arrow, Warwickshire - History
... to the chronicles of the abbey of Evesham, Ceolred, King of Mercia, gave land in ARROW to the abbey ... at the time of the Domesday Survey held 7½ hides Arrow Mill was mentioned in the Domesday Book and is now a hotel and restaurant as well as a working ...

More definitions of "arrow":

  • (noun): 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.

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    Anton Petrovich turned into the passage, followed the arrow to men, mankind, human beings, marched past the toilet, past the kitchen, gave a start when a cat darted under his feet, quickened his step, reached the end of the passage, pushed open a door, and a shower of sunlight splashed his face.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    O Russia! O my wife! Our long and narrow Road lies clear though distressed.
    Our road with an old Tatar freedom’s arrow Has deeply pierced our breast.
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    ... and the next summer she died in childbirth.
    That’s all. Of course, there may be some sort of sequel but it is not known to me. In such cases instead of getting bogged down in guesswork, I repeat the words of the merry king in my favorite fairy tale: Which arrow flies for ever? The arrow that has hit its mark.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)