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Archer

[ahr-cher] /ˈɑr tʃər/
noun
1.
William, 1856–1924, Scottish playwright, drama critic, and translator.
2.
a male given name.
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  • Mr. william archer, then, has given the following account of his first meeting with Ibsen.

    Henrik Ibsen Edmund Gosse
  • Testimony to the same end was furnished before this by william archer.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • Even william archer, one of the latter, confessed his disappointment.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • william archer explains at length his omission of Catiline from his edition of Ibsen.

    Early Plays Henrik Ibsen
  • william archer truly loved his young wife, and sincerely mourned her loss.

    The Rector of St. Mark's Mary J. Holmes
  • Mr. william archer, a splendid appreciator, expressed much the same view.

  • Mr. william archer was the Crabtree, or rather Mr. Archer and the prompter between them.

    My Lady Nicotine J. M. Barrie
  • Mr. william archer has kindly read the proof sheets and made valuable suggestions, but is responsible for none of my theories.

  • Mr. william archer tells us that the historical dramatist must not flagrantly defy or disappoint popular knowledge or prejudice.

    August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
  • At this point I was reinforced by an opinion which Mr. william archer had expressed, unknown to me, in a newspaper article.

British Dictionary definitions for william archer

archer

/ˈɑːtʃə/
noun
1.
a person skilled in the use of a bow and arrow
Word Origin
C13: from Old French archier, from Late Latin arcārius, from Latin arcus bow

Archer1

/ˈɑːtʃə/
noun
1.
the Archer, the constellation Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac

Archer2

/ˈɑːtʃə/
noun
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): from 2001 to 2003 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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Word Origin and History for william archer

archer

n.

late 13c., from Anglo-French archer, Old French archier "archer, bowmaker," from Latin arcarius, from arcus "bow" (see arc). Also a 17c. name for the bishop in chess.

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william archer in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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