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- enPR: ärch, IPA(key): /ɑ˞tʃ/
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- (by analogy to arc, nonstandard) IPA(key): /ɑ˞k/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)tʃ
arch (plural arches)
- An inverted U shape.
- An arch-shaped arrangement of trapezoidal stones, designed to redistribute downward force outward.
- (architecture) An architectural element having the shape of an arch
- Any place covered by an arch; an archway.
- to pass into the arch of a bridge
- (archaic, geometry) An arc; a part of a curve.
- A natural arch-shaped opening in a rock mass.
- (anatomy) Curved part of the bottom of a foot.
Terms derived from arch
- abdominothoracic arch
- aortic arch syndrome
- arch bridge
- arch harp
- bell arch
- branchial arch
- cycloidal arch
- Golden Arches
- Gothic arch
- hyoid arch
- jack arch
- lancet arch
- Marble Arch
- Mayan arch
- oblique arch
- pelvic arch
- proscenium arch
- sea arch
- skew arch
- smoke arch
- straight arch
- triumphal arch
- vertebral arch
- wheel arch
- zygomatic arch
inverted U shape
arrangement of trapezoidal stones
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- To form into an arch shape
- The cat arched its back
- To cover with an arch or arches.
to form into arch
- Knowing, clever, mischievous.
- I attempted to hide my emotions, but an arch remark escaped my lips.
- [He] spoke his request with so arch a leer.
- 1906, O. Henry, By Courier
- A certain melancholy that touched her countenance must have been of recent birth, for it had not yet altered the fine and youthful contours of her cheek, nor subdued the arch though resolute curve of her lips.
- 1912 January, Zane Grey, chapter 3, in Riders of the Purple Sage: A Novel, New York, N.Y.; London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, OCLC 6868219:
- Lassiter ended there with dry humor, yet behind that was meaning. Jane blushed and made arch eyes at him.
- Principal; primary.
- the most arch act of piteous massacre
- They were arch enemies.
knowing, clever, mischievous
arch (plural arches)
- arch in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- arch in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- arch at OneLook Dictionary Search
arch m inan
- sheet (in printing)
This adjective needs an inflection-table template.
Substantive form of the adjective arch.
This noun needs an inflection-table template.
- “arch (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
- “arch (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
- “arch (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
- “arch (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
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