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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art, sport, or skill of shooting with a bow and arrow.
  • n. The equipment of an archer.
  • n. A group of archers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The practice or sport of shooting arrows with a bow.
  • n. A group of archers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The use of the bow and arrows in battle, hunting, etc.; the art, practice, or skill of shooting with a bow and arrows.
  • n. Archers, or bowmen, collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The use of the bow and arrow; the practice, art, or skill of archers; the art of shooting with a bow and arrow.
  • n. Archers collectively.
  • n. In old law, a service of keeping a bow for the lord's defense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sport of shooting arrows with a bow

Etymologies

From Old French archerie, from archierĀ ("archer"). See archer. (Wiktionary)

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