Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The practice or sport of shooting arrows with a bow.
  • noun countable A group of archers.

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

  • noun the sport of shooting arrows with a bow

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • Strength in archery is not only the muscle power required to draw a bow, but also to maintain balance and stay steady as you aim.

    Help with Draw

  • Strength in archery is not only the muscle power required to draw a bow, but also to maintain balance and stay steady as you aim.

    Help with Draw

  • Having done a fair amount of hunting with both venues, I can agree with the crowd, archery is just a different critter.

    Early Bow Seasons, Are They Fair To Rifle Hunters?

  • Crossboss are legal now in archery season here and one of our club's members got a high speed xbow and set it up in his rifle rest to sight it in.

    Bow Hunting Gone Bloody Wrong

  • Yes | No | Report from tbogg10 wrote 1 week 6 days ago wow i always thought the 30/06 was the most popular big game rifle, but archery is no surprise because of the amount of time it allows in the woods.

    Our Most Popular Big-Game Rounds

  • Having done a fair amount of hunting with both venues, I can agree with the crowd, archery is just a different critter.

    Early Bow Seasons, Are They Fair To Rifle Hunters?

  • Anyone under the age of 50 or someone with no disability should not be able to use a crossbow in archery season.

    Crossbows: like em, hate em?

  • Crossboss are legal now in archery season here and one of our club's members got a high speed xbow and set it up in his rifle rest to sight it in.

    Bow Hunting Gone Bloody Wrong

  • (In real life, she has competed in archery at the Olympics.)

    The Shame of Family Films

  • Yes | No | Report from tbogg10 wrote 1 week 6 days ago wow i always thought the 30/06 was the most popular big game rifle, but archery is no surprise because of the amount of time it allows in the woods.

    Our Most Popular Big-Game Rounds

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