- a person who shoots with a bow and arrow; bowman.
- (initial capital letter) Astronomy, Astrology. the constellation or sign of Sagittarius.
- an archerfish.
Origin of archer
- William,1856–1924, Scottish playwright, drama critic, and translator.
- a male given name.
- playfully roguish or mischievous: an arch smile.
- cunning; crafty; sly.
- Obsolete. a person who is preeminent; a chief.
Origin of arch2
Related Words for archersly, head, champion, expert, leading, top, premier, finished, primary, accomplished, chief, master, consummate, major, main, first, foremost, highest, preeminent, greatest
Examples from the Web for archer
Contemporary Examples of archer
So it might be me projecting my desires onto Archer to want to just get away from work for a few weeks.
How do you feel about Archer and the gang abandoning the cartel and returning to the office?
I wonder what that lady is doing now, and if she knows what she set in motion with Archer?
Have there been discussions with FX regarding an Archer movie, and how do you think that would play out?
Have you ever heard any feedback from the CIA/actual spies on Archer?
Historical Examples of archer
"Meaning that I lie," said the archer, laying down his knife.
"I doubt it not, mon ami," quoth the archer, going back to his tankard.
"For axemen and for spearmen I have not seen their match," the archer answered.
"Yet it may be as well that you should know whither we go," said the archer.
"Aye, it is the steel head-piece of the watchman," remarked the archer.
- a person skilled in the use of a bow and arrow
Word Origin for archer
- the Archer the constellation Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac
- Frederick Scott. 1813–57, British inventor and sculptor. He developed (1851) the wet collodion photographic process, enabling multiple copies of pictures to be made
- 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
- William. 1856–1924, Scottish critic and dramatist: made the first English translations of Ibsen
- a curved structure, normally in the vertical plane, that spans an opening
- Also called: archway a structure in the form of an arch that serves as a gateway
- something curved like an arch
- any of various parts or structures of the body having a curved or archlike outline, such as the transverse portion of the aorta (arch of the aorta) or the raised bony vault formed by the tarsal and metatarsal bones (arch of the foot)
- one of the basic patterns of the human fingerprint, formed by several curved ridges one above the otherCompare loop 1 (def. 10a), whorl (def. 3)
- (tr) to span (an opening) with an arch
- to form or cause to form an arch or a curve resembling that of an archthe cat arched its back
- (tr) to span or extend overthe bridge arched the flooded stream
Word Origin for arch
- (prenominal) chief; principal; leadinghis arch rival
- (prenominal) very experienced; expertan arch criminal
- knowing or superior
- playfully or affectedly roguish or mischievous
Word Origin for arch
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.
1540s, "chief, principal," from prefix arch-; used in 12c. archangel, etc., but extended to so many derogatory uses (arch-rogue, arch-knave, etc.) that by mid-17c. it acquired a meaning of "roguish, mischievous," since softened to "saucy." Also found in archwife (late 14c.), variously defined as "a wife of a superior order" or "a dominating woman, virago."
early 14c., "to form an arch" (implied in arched); c.1400, "to furnish with an arch," from arch (n.). Related: Arching.
- An organ or structure having a curved or bowlike appearance, especially either of two arched sections of the bony structure of the foot.
In architecture, a curved or pointed opening that spans a doorway, window, or other space.