archer

[ahr-cher]

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French archier < Late Latin arcuārius, equivalent to arcu-, stem of arcus bow (see arc) + -ārius -ary

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Archer

[ahr-cher]
noun
1.
William, 1856–1924, Scottish playwright, drama critic, and translator.
2.
a male given name.
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archer (ˈɑːtʃə)
 
n
a person skilled in the use of a bow and arrow
 
[C13: from Old French archier, from Late Latin arcārius, from Latin arcus bow]

Archer1 (ˈɑːtʃə)
 
n
the Archer the constellation Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac

Archer2 (ˈɑːtʃə)
 
n
1.  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.  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): in 2000 he was imprisoned for perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice
3.  William. 1856--1924, Scottish critic and dramatist: made the first English translations of Ibsen

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archer
c.1300, from O.Fr. archier, from L. arcarius, from arcus "bow" (see arc). Also a 17c. name for the bishop in chess.
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Medical Dictionary

arch (ärch)
n.
An organ or structure having a curved or bowlike appearance, especially either of two arched sections of the bony structure of the foot.

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Cultural Dictionary

arch definition


In architecture, a curved or pointed opening that spans a doorway, window, or other space.

Note: The form of arch used in building often serves to distinguish styles of architecture from one another. For example, Romanesque architecture usually employs a round arch, and Gothic architecture, a pointed arch.
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Archer definition


a shooter with the bow (1 Chr. 10:3). This art was of high antiquity (Gen. 21:20; 27:3). Saul was wounded by the Philistine archers (1 Sam. 31:3). The phrase "breaking the bow" (Hos. 1:5; Jer. 49:35) is equivalent to taking away one's power, while "strengthening the bow" is a symbol of its increase (Gen. 49:24). The Persian archers were famous among the ancients (Isa. 13:18; Jer. 49:35; 50:9, 14, 29, 42. (See BOW ØT0000631).

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Example sentences for archers
Archers score each end by summing the scores for their arrows.
The archers will shoot to a mark then shoot from that mark to another mark.
Historically, cavalry was divided into light and armoured cavalry and horse archers.
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