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

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