toxophily
noun see toxophilite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • toxophily —   n. archery.    ♦ toxophilite, n. person fond of toxophily.    ♦ toxophilous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • toxophily — noun The love of, or an addiction to, archery See Also: toxophilite …   Wiktionary

  • toxophily — love of archery; archery; study of archery Love and Attraction Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • toxophily — tox·oph·i·ly …   English syllables

  • toxophily — lē noun ( es) Etymology: tox (II) + phily : the study, practice, and love of archery : the sport or skill of archery * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • toxic — [17] The etymological meaning underlying toxic is of ‘poisoned arrows’. Its ultimate source is Greek tóxon ‘bow’, which also gave English toxophily ‘archery’ [19]. From it was derived toxikós ‘of bows and arrows’, which formed the basis of a noun …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • toxic — [17] The etymological meaning underlying toxic is of ‘poisoned arrows’. Its ultimate source is Greek tóxon ‘bow’, which also gave English toxophily ‘archery’ [19]. From it was derived toxikós ‘of bows and arrows’, which formed the basis of a noun …   Word origins

  • toxophilite — noun Etymology: Greek toxon bow, arrow + philos dear, loving Date: 1794 a person fond of or expert at archery • toxophilite adjective • toxophily noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toxophilite — toxophilitic /tok sof euh lit ik/, adj. toxophily, n. /tok sof euh luyt /, n. a devotee of archery; archer. [1785 95; Toxophil(us) bow lover (coined by Roger Ascham in his 1545 book so entitled < Gk tóxo(n) bow + philos PHILE) + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • toxophilite — 1. adjective /tɒkˈsɒfɪlʌɪt/ Pertaining to archery 2. noun /tɒkˈsɒfɪlʌɪt/ Someone keen on or an expert at archery See Also: toxophily, toxophilous …   Wiktionary

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