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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 ?
Newland Archer, during this brief episode, had been thrown into a strange state of embarrassment.
But they had; they undoubtedly had; for the low- toned comments behind him left no doubt in Archer's mind that the young woman was May Welland's cousin, the cousin always referred to in the family as "poor Ellen Olenska." Archer knew that she had suddenly arrived from Europe a day or two previously; he had even heard from Miss Welland (not disapprovingly) that she had been to see poor Ellen, who was staying with old Mrs.
Newland Archer, as he mused on these things, had once more turned his eyes toward the Mingott box.
Few things seemed to Newland Archer more awful than an offence against "Taste," that far-off divinity of whom "Form" was the mere visible representative and vicegerent.
Then a great hubbub of voices arose, each man among the crowd that looked on calling for his favorite archer. Then ten fresh targets were brought forward, and every sound was hushed as the archers took their places once more.
Then the judges came forward again, and looking at the targets, called aloud the names of the archer chosen as the best bowman of each band.
After the King had gone, all the yeomen of the archer guard came crowding around Robin, and Little John, and Will, and Allan, to snatch a look at these famous fellows from the mid-country; and with them came many that had been onlookers at the sport, for the same purpose.
Then up spake Robin, and quoth he, "This silver bugle I keep in honor of this shooting match; but thou, Gilbert, art the best archer of all the King's guard, and to thee I freely give this purse of gold.
First came the royal purple streamer of Tepus, own bow-bearer to the King, and esteemed the finest archer in all the land.
At the bidding of the King, the herald announced that the open target was to be shot at, to decide the title of the best archer in all England; and any man there present was privileged to try for it.
Down along one end were pitched gaily colored tents for the different bands of King's archers. There were ten of these bands, each containing a score of men headed by a captain of great renown; so to-day there were ten of the pavilions, each bearing aloft the Royal Arms and vari-colored pennants which fluttered lightly in the fresh morning breeze.
The royal party had not yet put in an appearance, nor were any of the King's archers visible.