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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowedadjective

    forming or resembling an arch

    "an arched ceiling"


  1. arching

    An arch is a vertical curved structure that spans an elevated space and may or may not support the weight above it, or in case of a horizontal arch like an arch dam, the hydrostatic pressure against it. Arches may be synonymous with vaults, but a vault may be distinguished as a continuous arch forming a roof. 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.


  1. arching

    Arching refers to the action or process of forming or being formed into a curve or arch shape. It can also refer to the movements or position of something that follows the curved line or outline of an arch. In a broader sense, it can describe any behavior, action, or design that involves or resembles an arch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arching

    of Arch

  2. Archingnoun

    the arched part of a structure

  3. Archingnoun

    hogging; -- opposed to sagging

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. arching

    When a vessel is not strongly built there is always a tendency in the greater section to lift, and the lower sections to fall; hence the fore and after ends droop, producing arching, or hogging (which see).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arching in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Art Hogan:

    Lower gas prices continue to add to the wallet and the consumer's level of confidence, the over-arching trend here is you have to be in the right place.

  2. Art Hogan:

    The over-arching trend here is you have to be in the right place, teen retailers are having a harder time, they seem to be losing out to the fast casual names like Forever 21 or H&M.

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