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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ar"row
A missile weapon of offense, slender, pointed, and usually feathered and barbed, to be shot from a bow.

Etymology: OE. arewe, AS. arewe earh; akin to Icel. ör örvar, Goth. arhwazna, and perh. L. arcus bow. Cf. Arc

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  1. 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
  2. A mark to indicate a direction or relation
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From Middle English arow, arwe, from Old English earh, arewe, arwe, from Proto-Germanic *arhwō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂érkʷo- (“bow, arrow”). Cognate with Faroese ørv, ørvur (“arrow”), Icelandic ör (“arrow”), örvar (“arrows”), Gothic 𐌰𐍂𐍈𐌰𐌶𐌽𐌰 (arƕazna, “a dart”), Latin arquus, arcus (“bow”).

  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 (e.g. ).
  3. (graph theory) A directed edge.
  4. (colloquial, darts) A dart.
  5. (computing) The symbol, which has specific meanings in various programming languages.
  6. (botany) The inflorescence or tassel of a mature sugar cane plant.

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    Notable Persons Named Arrow

    Arrow was a soca music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to 2010. Arrow was given the name Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell on November 16th, 1949. He passed away on September 15th, 2010.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Arrow

    Kenneth J. Arrow is an economist in the fields of microeconomics, general equilibrium theory, and social choice theory. Kenneth was born on August 23rd, 1921 in New York City.

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    Arrow was a soca music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to 2010. Arrow was given the name Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell on November 16th, 1949. He passed away on September 15th, 2010.

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    Ruaridh Arrow is a producer and director.

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    Ronnie was born on August 28th, 1947 in Houston, Texas, USA.

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1971 5 0 5
    1973 7 0 7
    1977 5 0 5
    1985 5 0 5
    1988 6 0 6
    1991 5 0 5
    1992 5 0 5
    1994 5 0 5
    1995 9 0 9
    1997 6 0 6
    1998 6 0 6
    1999 6 0 6
    2002 6 0 6
    2003 6 0 6
    2004 7 0 7
    2005 10 0 10
    2006 12 0 12
    2007 16 9 7
    2008 10 0 10
    2009 22 6 16
    2010 18 0 18
    2011 32 5 27
    2012 54 20 34
    2013 54 16 38
    2014 89 29 60
    2015 158 61 97
    2016 193 71 122
    2017 210 75 135

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Arrow U.S.
      White 70.25% 64.26%
      African American 5.59% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 19.02% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.91% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Arrow

    People with the last name Arrow are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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    Fun Facts about the name Arrow

    • How Popular is the name Arrow? Arrow is the 10,795th most popular name of all time. As a last name Arrow was the 47,429th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Arrow have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 967 babies born with the first name Arrow in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arrow to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arrow? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Arrow first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arrow is Tuesday, March 2nd, 1880.
    • What year had the most people named Arrow born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arrow was in 2017 with a total of 135 babies.
    • Random Arrow Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arrow is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2017.
    • Weird things about the name Arrow: Your name in reverse order is Worra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wraor. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Arrow? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 447 people with the last name Arrow.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arrow? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Arrow as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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