See also: arc- and ARC

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old French arc, from Latin arcus (a bow, arc, arch).

PronunciationEdit

An electric arc between two nails.

NounEdit

arc (plural arcs)

  1. (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon. [from 14th c.]
  2. (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve. [from 16th c.]
  3. A curve, in general. [from 17th c.]
  4. A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape. [from 17th c.]
  5. (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning. [from 19th c.]
  6. A story arc. [from 20th c.]
  7. (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  8. (graph theory) A directed edge.

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VerbEdit

arc (third-person singular simple present arcs, present participle arcing or arcking, simple past and past participle arced or arcked)

  1. (intransitive) To move following a curved path.
    • 2011 February 4, Gareth Roberts, “Wales 19-26 England”, BBC:
      Gatland's side got back to within striking distance when fly-half Jones's clever pass sent centre Jonathan Davies arcing round Shontayne Hape.
  2. (intransitive) To form an electrical arc.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin arcus.

NounEdit

arc m (plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. (music) bow (used to play string instruments)
  3. (geometry) arc
  4. (architecture) arch

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin arcus (bow, arch).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

arc m (plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. arc (curve)
  3. (geometry) arc, circular arc, circle segment
  4. arch

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin arcus.

NounEdit

arc m (plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. (architecture) arch

Related termsEdit

  • arcâ

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

The original form of the word was orca.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

arc (plural arcok)

  1. face

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

arc m (oblique plural ars, nominative singular ars, nominative plural arc)

  1. bow (weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string)

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Old High GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

arc

  1. Alternative form of arg.

ReferencesEdit

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin arcus.

NounEdit

arc n (plural arcuri)

  1. bow (a weapon)
  2. (architecture) arch
  3. (geometry) arc

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Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 17:58