from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that shoots with a bow and arrow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who shoots an arrow from a bow or a bolt from a crossbow.
- adj. comparative form of arch: more arch
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bowman, one skilled in the use of the bow and arrow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who uses a bow; a bowman; specifically, in medieval Europe, one who shot with the longbow (which see) and shaft, as distinguished from an arbalister or crossbowman.
- n. Same as archer-fish.
- n. The constellation Sagittarius.
- n. A Persian gold coin, the daric, bearing the figure of an archer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
- n. a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow
- n. the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21
Middle English, from Old French archier, from Late Latin arcārius, alteration of arcuārius, maker of bows, from Latin arcus, bow.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Middle English, from Old French archier, from Late Latin arcarius, alteration of arcuarius, from Latin arcus ("bow") (Wiktionary)