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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 ?
Some precautions had been taken to place those entrances under the protection of projecting angles, by which they might be flanked in case of need by archers or slingers.
The trumpet sounded again, and the archers prepared to shoot.
At ten o'clock in the morning the Sieur de la Coste, ensign in the king's Guards, followed by two officers and several archers of that body, came to the city registrar, named Clement, and demanded of him all the keys of the rooms and offices of the hotel.
Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach.
A body of twenty thousand archers marched in front, with their little bows all ready, and the arrows on the string.
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.
There are not even ten archers to guard my place of residence: archers, people, guards, all are at the Palais Royal
The guests sat at the upper table, the ladies in a gallery above them, while the usual drove of men-at-arms, archers, malapert rogues, varlets, scurvy knaves, scullions, and plug-uglies attached to all medieval households, squashed in near the door, wherever they could find room.
It was a captain of the king's archers, armed from head to foot, with his sword in his hand.
But shall we let it be said that the Sheriff of Nottingham did cow bold Robin Hood and sevenscore as fair archers as are in all merry England?
It would indeed be a bad thing if we had not our brave archers to bring wealth and kindly customs into the country," quoth Dame Eliza, on whom the soldier's free and open ways had made a deep impression.
When Newland Archer opened the door at the back of the club box the curtain had just gone up on the garden scene.