Definitions of arch

  1. To make an arch or arches.
  2. To form into an arch; form an arch; curve; span with an arch or arches.
  3. To cover with an arch or arches.
  4. To form or bend into the shape of an arch.
  5. To cover with a curved structure; to bend or curve.
  6. To cover with an arch: to bend into the form of an arch.
  7. To form into an arch; to curve.
  8. To form a bent or curved top or covering; curve.
  9. To cover with an arch; to form into a curve.
  10. To cover with an arch; to form an arch.
  11. Chief or principal; very great; extreme. In words beginning with the prefix arch-, the syllable arch- is pronounced arc-, before a vowel; as, archangel, before a consonant the pronunciatoin is arch-, as, archbishop, archduchess.
  12. a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs ( especially arches of the feet)
  13. a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  14. Any part of a curved line.
  15. 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.
  16. Any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge.
  17. Any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta.
  18. A structure of brick or masonry, the wedge- shaped part3 of which follow a curved line; usually forming the top of a door, window, or gateway; part of a curved line.
  19. A construction of stones or other materials, arranged in the line of a curve, so as by mutual pressure to support each other.
  20. ARCHNESS.
  21. Part of a circle or curve; a curved, self- supporting structure.
  22. A bow like curve, structure, or object.
  23. Arch. A curved structure supported at the sides or ends only, and formed of distinct pieces fitted together to span an opening.
  24. An arc; a curved structure of stone or brick, so arranged that the parts by mutual pressure support each other; any place covered with an arch; the vault of heaven, or the sky. Triumphal arch, an arch erected to adorn or commemorate a triumph.
  25. The circular part of any building; the hollow or concave part of a bridge or gateway.
  26. ARCHLY.
  27. expert in skulduggery; " an arch criminal"
  28. ( of persons) highest in rank or authority or office; " his arch rival"; " the boss man"; " the chief executive"; " head librarian"; " top administrators"
  29. ( of persons) highest in rank or authority or office; " his arch rival"
  30. 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.
  31. Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.
  32. Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.
  33. A prefix signifying chief, as in archbuilder, archfiend.
  34. Chief; of the first rank: used as a prefix; as, archbishop; cunning; mischievous; coy.
  35. Cunning: sly: waggish: mirthful: shrewd.
  36. Used as a prefix: the first or chief.
  37. Chief; principal ( mostly used as prefix).
  38. Playfully sly.
  39. To form an arch.
  40. Chief.
  41. Innocently cunning; roguish; playfully sly; coy.
  42. Crafty; shrewd; waggish; roguish; mischievous for sport.
  43. Chief; of the first class; used as a prefix to words from the Greek.
  44. Chief of the first class.
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