Meaning of “arrow” in the English Dictionary


"arrow" in English

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arrownoun [ C ]

uk /ˈær.əʊ/ us /ˈer.oʊ/

B2 a weapon that is like a long, thin stick with a sharp point at one end and often feathers at the other, shot from a bow (= a long, thin piece of wood bent into a curve by a piece of string):

Robin Hood asked to be buried where his arrow landed.

B2 a sign consisting of a straight line with an upside down V shape at one end of it that points in a particular direction, used to show where something is:

I followed the arrows to the car park.

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(Definition of “arrow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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arrownoun [ C ]

us /ˈær·oʊ/

a long, thin stick, pointed at one end, that can be shot from a bow

An arrow is also a sign (→), which points in a particular direction.

(Definition of “arrow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)