What does archer mean?

Definitions for archer
ˈɑr tʃərarcher

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. archer, bowmannoun

    a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow

  2. Sagittarius, Archernoun

    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius

  3. Sagittarius, Sagittarius the Archer, Archernoun

    the ninth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about November 22 to December 21


  1. archernoun

    One who shoots an arrow from a bow or a bolt from a crossbow.

  2. Archernoun


  3. Archernoun

    for a bowman.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Archernoun

    He that shoots with a bow; he that carries a bow in battle.

    Etymology: archer, Fr. from arcus, Lat. a bow.

    Fight, gentlemen of England; fight, bold yeomen!
    Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head:
    Spur your proud horses hard. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    This Cupid is no longer an archer, his glory shall be ours, for we are the only love-gods. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Noth.

    Thou frequent bring’st the smitten deer;
    For seldom, archers say, thy arrows err. Matthew Prior.


  1. archer

    Archery is the sport, practice, or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus, meaning bow. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity. A person who practices archery is typically called an archer, bowman, or toxophilite.


  1. archer

    An archer is a person who shoots with a bow and arrows, typically as a sport or in warfare. The term can also be used to refer to a sign of the zodiac (Sagittarius) or a constellation (Sagittarius or Archer).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Archernoun

    a bowman, one skilled in the use of the bow and arrow

  2. Etymology: [archier, F. archer, LL. arcarius, fr. L. arcus bow. See Arc, Arch, n.]


  1. Archer

    Archer is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by TYPE-MOON. He is the Servant of one of the series' main heroines, Rin Tōsaka. Archer is sarcastic and cynical. His hardened demeanor is assisted by a complex and dark personality which reveals rare occurrences of compassion and unfolds throughout the story. Though skilled with ranged weapons, he can hold his own in hand-to-hand combat. He considers Shirō Emiya's idealism to be weak and delusional, recognizing Shirō's mentality of "wanting to save everyone" as naïve and impossible. The Japanese voice actor for Archer was Junichi Suwabe, and his English voice was provided by Liam O'Brien.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Archer

    ärch′ėr, n. one who shoots with a bow and arrows:—fem. Arch′eress.—ns. Arch′er-fish, an acanthopterygious fish of India which catches insects by shooting water at them from its mouth; Arch′ery, the art of shooting with the bow: a company of archers. [O. Fr. archier—L. arcari-um, arcus, a bow.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Archer is ranked #1000 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Archer surname appeared 34,949 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Archer.

    79.5% or 27,784 total occurrences were White.
    13.9% or 4,889 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 1,094 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 709 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 259 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 210 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of archer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of archer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of archer in a Sentence

  1. Eric Burkett:

    This is our forever home, Eric Burkett said, holding back tears as Eric Burkett six year old son Lochlen patted his arm. There's a master bathroom that is completely accessible. There are adaptive showers so that Eric Burkett can bathe Eric Burkett and self-lowering shelves in the state-of-the-art kitchen, so that now Eric Burkett can cook again for Eric Burkett family. The idea of getting up and moving around freely without thinking about logistics. Should I use a chair ? Should I use crutches ? All that's gone, Eric Burkett said. Pointing to the wall of Eric Burkett new home outside Pittsburgh, this Marine has a few reminders from Flag Day that Eric Burkett life changed on a training mission in Morocco. That is actually of one of the prop rotors of the V-22 that crashed. On the back of that, I don't know how many Marines signed that, Eric Burkett said. The foundation started by actor Gary Sinise, best known for Gary Sinise role as Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, is trying to build 10 to 12 homes per year for severely injured veterans and first responders. It will hand over the keys to its 50th smart home this August. Donations from Home Depot, JC Penny, GE, Benjamin Moore and the Semper Fi Fund among others made Home Depot possible. Fox News first told the Burketts' story in 2014 while The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' family were recovering at Walter Reed. The Burketts ' and The Burketts ' wife were raising their four children at the time in a set of tiny rooms at the hospital. They have since given birth to twins, Nolynn and Roawyn, who are now 18 months old. A master archer, Eric Burkett began competing as a Paralympian in an effort to begin to heal after the crash. I hate shooting from a wheelchair. A lot of guys don't mind it because you're a little bit lower, you don't have to worry about this instability of your legs.

  2. Paulo Coelho:

    A bow has no conscience: it is a prolongation of the hand and desire of the archer. It can serve to kill or to meditate. Therefore, always be clear about your intentions. A bow is flexible, but it has its limits. Stretching it beyond its capacity will break it or exhaust the hand holding it. Therefore, try to be in harmony with your instrument and never ask more than it can give.

  3. Sir Walter Scott:

    O many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken

  4. Matthew Schwartz:

    Mr. Archer is obviously disappointed with today’s sentence, and intends to appeal. It is unfortunate that the judge, who has previously expressed concern that Mr. Archer is innocent of the crimes charged and reiterated that belief today, felt that she was constrained not to act on her independent assessment of the evidence.

  5. Valicia Harmon:

    Ordinary persons would not have their medical records released after their death. But Amy Archer Gilligan was a convicted killer and is part of history with no surviving relatives, she is also a public figure, and when combined with the passage of time – her death plus 50 years – no one would be harmed.

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