HyperDic: arc

English > 4 senses of the word arc:
NOUNphenomenonarc, discharge, spark, electric arc, electric dischargeelectrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
shapearca continuous portion of a circle
shapearc, bowsomething curved in shape
VERBmotionarc, arch, curveform an arch or curve
arc > pronunciation
Soundsaa'rk
Rhymesaardvark ... watermark: 41 rhymes with aark...
English > arc: 4 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningelectrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Synonymsdischarge, spark, electric arc, electric discharge
Narrowerbrush dischargeDischarge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
corona discharge, corona, corposant, St. Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, electric glowAn electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashoverAn unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
Broaderelectrical conductionThe passage of electricity through a conductor / conductor
Spanisharco voltaico, chispa, descarga eléctrica
Catalanarc elèctric, arc
English > arc: 4 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA continuous portion of a circle.
Part ofcircleellipse in which the two axes are of equal length
sectorA plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle
NarrowerlimbThe graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Spanisharco de círculo, arco
Catalanarc
Adjectivesarcuateforming or resembling an arch
Verbsarcform an arch or curve
English > arc: 4 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningSomething curved in shape.
Synonymbow
NarrowerrainbowAn arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Spanisharco
Catalanarc
Verbsarcform an arch or curve
English > arc: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningform an arch or curve.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"her back arches"
Synonymsarch, curve
Narrowercambercurve upward in the middle
Broaderbend, flexform a curve
Spanisharcar, arquear
Catalanarcar, arquejar
Nounsarca continuous portion of a circle
arcsomething curved in shape

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