archer

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

Definition of archer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Archer

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

Definition of Archer (Entry 2 of 2)

William 1856–1924 Scottish critic and dramatist

Examples of archer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun An archer searching for his target in the mirror, wounded only by my own arrows. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021 In 13th-century England, a skilled archer and his men confront a despot in a local village and set out to prevent their homeland from erupting in civil war. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 Laterally balanced and fully synchronized, this cam ensures a smooth draw and allows the archer to customize let-off between 70 and 90 percent. Jace Bauserman, Outdoor Life, 7 Jan. 2021 The study, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, found at least three of the eight crew — among them a royal archer — may have come from warmer, more southerly climates than England, such as Iberia and North Africa. NBC News, 5 May 2021 In 13th-century England, a skilled archer and his men confront a despot in a local village and set out to prevent their homeland from erupting in civil war. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 The actor, who plays the sharpshooting archer Clint Barton in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, also shared an apparent behind-the-scenes photo on his Instagram stories of him looking battered and bruised. Jolie Lash, EW.com, 21 Apr. 2021 In 13th-century England, a skilled archer and his men confront a despot in a local village and set out to prevent their homeland from erupting in civil war. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 In 13th-century England, a skilled archer and his men confront a despot in a local village and set out to prevent their homeland from erupting in civil war. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of archer

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for archer

Noun

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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The first known use of archer was in the 13th century

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9 Jun 2021

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“Archer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archer. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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archer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of archer

: a person who shoots with a bow and arrow

archer

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

Kids Definition of archer

: a person who shoots with a bow and arrow

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