Definitions for ARCHɑrtʃ
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a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
a passageway under a curved masonry construction
"they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory"
(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising(adj)
(used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
expert in skulduggery
"an arch criminal"
arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked(verb)
naughtily or annoyingly playful
"teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"
arch, curve, arc(verb)
form an arch or curve
"her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
any part of a curved line
usually a curved member made up of separate wedge-shaped solids, with the joints between them disposed in the direction of the radii of the curve; used to support the wall or other weight above an opening. In this sense arches are segmental, round (i. e., semicircular), or pointed
a flat arch is a member constructed of stones cut into wedges or other shapes so as to support each other without rising in a curve
any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge
any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta
to cover with an arch or arches
to form or bend into the shape of an arch
to form into an arch; to curve
chief; eminent; greatest; principal
cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad
Origin: [See Arch-, pref.]
An arch is a structure that spans a space and supports structure and weight above it. Arches appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamian brick architecture and their systematic use started with the Ancient Romans who were the first to apply the technique to a wide range of structures.
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Rank popularity for the word 'ARCH' in Nouns Frequency: #2577
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Arch is the undeniable symbol of our region, recognized around the world. With this project we are better connecting it to the city it represents.
It had a lot of ?things I could use like the double windshields and double back windows and an arch down the center, and I could open up the wheel wells.
The government is acting like an elephant in a china shop, after they've spared arch-terrorists this method, they want to try it out against Jewish youths.
Shareholders in this troubled sector are likely relieved that( Arch Coal's) management is exploring options to maximize value to the benefit of all stakeholders.
A successful debt swap for Arch could add to the liquidity runway, deleverage the balance sheet and motivate management to keep the company alive, but barring some sort of miracle in the coal market, liquidity is still stretched.
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- свод, арка, дъгаBulgarian
- arc, arquejarCatalan, Valencian
- oblouk, klenbaCzech
- αψίδα, κυρτώνωGreek
- principal, arco, arquear, pícaroSpanish
- طاق, قوس, کمانPersian
- kaari, köyristää, holvikaariFinnish
- arc, archeFrench
- boghaScottish Gaelic
- tāwhana, whakatuapukuMāori
- свод, лак, аркаMacedonian
- wyginać w łuk, łuk, tworzyć łukPolish
- arco, esperto, arquearPortuguese
- свод, дуга, лукавый, игривый, аркаRussian
- valv, båge, valvbågeSwedish
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