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archer

[ ahr-cher ]
/ ˈɑr tʃər /
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noun
a person who shoots with a bow and arrow; bowman.
(initial capital letter)Astronomy, Astrology. the constellation or sign of Sagittarius.
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Origin of archer

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

Other definitions for archer (2 of 2)

Archer
[ ahr-cher ]
/ ˈɑr tʃər /

noun
William, 1856–1924, Scottish playwright, drama critic, and translator.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for archer (1 of 3)

archer
/ (ˈɑːtʃə) /

noun
a person skilled in the use of a bow and arrow

Word Origin for archer

C13: from Old French archier, from Late Latin arcārius, from Latin arcus bow

British Dictionary definitions for archer (2 of 3)

Archer1
/ (ˈɑːtʃə) /

noun
the Archer the constellation Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac

British Dictionary definitions for archer (3 of 3)

Archer2
/ (ˈɑːtʃə) /

noun
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
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