ar·​cher | \ ˈär-chər How to pronounce archer (audio) \

Definition of archer

1 : a person who uses a bow and arrow
2 capitalized : sagittarius

Examples of archer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sagittarius is a fire sign, and claims the symbol of the archer. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 Whether these characters are 4 or 5 star has not been released yet, nor has their weaponry (though Collei is clearly an archer). Paul Tassi, Forbes, 11 July 2022 With the core leadership gone, Bullitt Central looks to star archer Adam Dustin to lead the effort. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 19 Apr. 2022 An unseen archer shot an arrow into Franciscato’s chest. New York Times, 16 Mar. 2022 Set in post-blip New York City, the show centres on former Avenger Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) teaming up with a 22-year-old skilled archer, Kate Bishop to unravel a criminal conspiracy. Alicia Vrajlal,, 28 Oct. 2021 The film centers largely on the tug-of-war between the independent spirit of medieval teen archer Merida and the expectations from her royal Scottish Highlands family. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Guerrilla Games’ third-person action adventure put players in control of Aloy, an archer who had to survive in a dangerous post-apocalyptic world filled with animal-like machines. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 27 Dec. 2021 The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s top archer, Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), is spending the holiday season in New York with his kids, hoping to be more of a father than a superhero. Washington Post, 3 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of archer

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for archer

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin arcarius, alteration of arcuarius, from arcuarius of a bow, from Latin arcus bow — more at arrow

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ar·​cher | \ ˈär-chər How to pronounce archer (audio) \

Kids Definition of archer

: a person who shoots with a bow and arrow

Archer biographical name

Ar·​cher | \ ˈär-chər How to pronounce Archer (audio) \

Definition of Archer

William 1856–1924 Scottish critic and dramatist


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