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arch·er

 (är′chər)
n.
1. One that shoots with a bow and arrow.
2. Archer See Sagittarius.

[Middle English, from Old French archier, from Late Latin arcārius, alteration of arcuārius, maker of bows, from Latin arcus, bow.]

archer

(ˈɑːtʃə)
n
(Military) a person skilled in the use of a bow and arrow
[C13: from Old French archier, from Late Latin arcārius, from Latin arcus bow]

Archer

(ˈɑːtʃə)
n
(Astronomy) the Archer the constellation Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac

Archer

(ˈɑːtʃə)
n
1. (Biography) Frederick Scott. 1813–57, British inventor and sculptor. He developed (1851) the wet collodion photographic process, enabling multiple copies of pictures to be made
2. (Biography) Jeffrey (Howard), Baron Archer of Weston-Super-Mare. born 1940, British novelist and Conservative politician. He was an MP from 1969 until 1974. His novels include Kane and Abel (1979), Honour Among Thieves (1993), and The Fourth Estate (1996): from 2001 to 2003 he was imprisoned for perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice
3. (Biography) William. 1856–1924, Scottish critic and dramatist: made the first English translations of Ibsen

arch•er

(ˈɑr tʃər)

n.
1. a person who shoots with a bow and arrow.
2. (cap.) the constellation or sign of Sagittarius.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French archier < Late Latin arcuārius=arcu(s) bow (see arc) + -ārius -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archer - a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrowarcher - a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
longbowman - a medieval English archer who used a longbow
2.archer - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in SagittariusArcher - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
3.archer - the ninth sign of the zodiacArcher - the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21

archer

noun bowman (archaic), toxophilite (formal) infantry, archers and cavalrymen
Translations
رامي السِّهام
lukostřeleclučištník
bueskytte
íjász
bogmaîur, bogaskytta
lankininkasšaudymas iš lanko
strēlnieks
łuczniczkałucznik
lukostrelec
okçu

archer

[ˈɑːtʃəʳ] Narquero/a m/f

archer

[ˈɑːrtʃər] narcher m

archer

nBogenschütze m/-schützin f; (Astron, Astrol) → Schütze m

archer

[ˈɑːtʃəʳ] narciere m

archer

(ˈaːtʃə) noun
a person who shoots with a bow and arrows.
ˈarchery noun
the art or sport of shooting with a bow.
References in classic literature ?
And by Jove, he's found something there in the vicinity of his thigh --I guess it's Sagittarius, or the Archer.
Dame Archer brought the cherub down to master, in the house, and his face just began to light up, when the old croaker steps forward, and says he - "Earnshaw, it's a blessing your wife has been spared to leave you this son.
The Prince rolled his eyes in indignation, as if to collect some safe and easy victim; and chancing to encounter the firm glance of the same archer whom we have already noticed, and who seemed to persist in his gesture of applause, in spite of the frowning aspect which the Prince bent upon him, he demanded his reason for clamouring thus.
Thimbraeus here, Phoebus there, now archer, now physician, father of poetry, inventor of music; thou that always risest and, notwithstanding appearances, never settest
I am called Rob the Stroller, my Lord Sheriff," said the archer.
But Mazarin is a low-born rogue, who can at the most take us by the collar, like an archer.
The fifty heroes started up, and looked about them for the hidden enemy, but could find none, nor see any spot, on the whole island, where even a single archer could lie concealed.
And those that held Methone and Thaumacia, with Meliboea and rugged Olizon, these were led by the skilful archer Philoctetes, and they had seven ships, each with fifty oarsmen all of them good archers; but Philoctetes was lying in great pain in the Island of Lemnos, where the sons of the Achaeans left him, for he had been bitten by a poisonous water snake.
He showed him a low-built tumbrel, drawn by two horses, upon which rocked two strong gibbets, bound together, back to back, by chains, whilst an archer, seated upon the cross-beam, suffered, as well as he could, with his head cast down, the comments of a hundred vagabonds, who guessed the destination of the gibbets, and were escorting them to the Hotel de Ville.
Archer, with a face handsome enough to give her coarse hard nature the odious finish of bold, self-confident coquetry.
Sir David Archer, the Foreign Secretary, was the only one of them who was a self-made man, and the only one of them who looked like an aristocrat.
When Newland Archer opened the door at the back of the club box the curtain had just gone up on the garden scene.