- the art or sport of shooting with bows and arrows
- archers or their weapons collectively
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Sportthe practice of shooting with a bow and arrow at a target.
- Sportthe art, practice, or skill of an archer.
- Militaryarchers collectively, as in an army.
- Sportthe equipment of an archer, as bows and arrows.
- Middle French archerie, equivalent. to arch(i)er archer + -ie -y3
- Middle English archerye 1350–1400