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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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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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