noun Etymology: Greek toxon bow, arrow + philos dear, loving Date: 1794 a person fond of or expert at archery • toxophilite adjectivetoxophily noun

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  • Toxophilite — Tox*oph i*lite, n. [Gr. to xon a bow + filei^n to love.] A lover of archery; one devoted to archery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toxophilite — [täk säf′ə līt΄] n. [< Toxophilus, title of a book (1545) by ASCHAM Roger < Gr toxon, a bow + philos, loving + ITE1] a person who is especially fond of archery toxophilitic [täks äf΄əlit′ik] adj. toxophily [täks äf΄əlē] n …   English World 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

  • toxophilite — [tɒk sɒfɪlʌɪt] noun rare a student or lover of archery. Derivatives toxophily noun Origin C18: from Toxophilus (a name invented by the English scholar and writer Roger Ascham, used as the title of his treatise on archery (1545), from Gk toxon bow …   English new terms dictionary

  • toxophilite — tox·oph·i·lite …   English syllables

  • toxophilite — /tɒkˈsɒfəlaɪt/ (say tok sofuhluyt) noun a devotee of archery; archer. {Toxophilus (coined Greek proper name: bow lover) + ite1} –toxophilitic /tɒkˌsɒfəˈlɪtɪk/ (say tok.sofuh litik), adjective –toxophily, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • toxophilite — n. & adj. n. a student or lover of archery. adj. of or concerning archery. Derivatives: toxophily n. Etymology: Ascham s Toxophilus (1545) f. Gk toxon bow + philos PHILE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Archery — competition in West Germany in the early 1980s …   Wikipedia

  • Musket (horse) — Musket* Sire Toxophilite Grandsire Longbow Dam West Australian mare (B. 1857) …   Wikipedia

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