HyperDic: arch

English > 7 senses of the word arch:
NOUNshapearcha curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
bodyarcha curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
artifactarch, archwaya passageway under a curved masonry construction
artifactarch(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
VERBmotionarch, curve, arcform an arch or curve
ADJECTIVEallarch, condescending, patronizing, patronising(used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
allarch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wickednaughtily or annoyingly playful
arch > pronunciation
Soundsaa'rch
Rhymescornstarch ... starch: 7 rhymes with aarch...
English > arch: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension.
Synonymscondescending, patronizing, patronising
BroadersuperiorOf or characteristic of high rank or importance
Spanishcondescendiente
Catalancondescendent
English > arch: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnaughtily or annoyingly playful.
Synonymsimpish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked
BroaderplayfulFull of fun and high spirits
Spanishpícaro, travieso
Adverbsarchlyin an arch manner
English > arch: 7 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening.
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
Spanisharco, bóveda
Verbsarchform an arch or curve
English > arch: 7 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet).
Narrowerhemal arch, haemal archA structure arising ventrally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the caudal blood vessels
instepThe arch of the foot
metatarsal archThe short lateral arch formed by the heads of the metatarsals
neural arch, vertebral archA structure arising dorsally from a vertebral centrum and enclosing the spinal cord
shoulder girdle, pectoral archThe bony arch formed by the collarbones and shoulder blades in humans
Broaderskeletal structureAny structure created by the skeleton of an organism
Spanisharco
Catalanarc
Verbsarchform an arch or curve
English > arch: 7 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA passageway under a curved masonry construction.
Example"they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory"
Synonymarchway
Part ofwallAn architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness
Broaderentrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entreeSomething that provides access (to get in or get out)
Spanisharcada, arco
Catalanarc
Verbsarchform an arch or curve
English > arch: 7 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaning(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it.
CategoryarchitectureThe discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
Part ofaqueductA conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
arcade, colonnadeA structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
bridge, spanA structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
Partskeystone, key, headstoneThe central building block at the top of an arch or vault
springer, impostThe lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs
voussoirwedge-shaped stone building block used in constructing an arch or vault
NarrowerTudor arch, four-centered archA low elliptical or pointed arch
abutment archAn arch supported by an abutment
broken archAn arch with a gap / gap at the apex
camber archAn arch with a straight horizontal extrados and a slightly arched intrados
corbel arch(architecture) an arch constructed of masonry courses that are corbelled until they meet
flat arch, straight archAn arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados
pier archAn arch supported on piers
pointed archAn arch with a pointed apex
proscenium archThe arch over the opening in the proscenium wall
rampant archAn arch whose support is higher on one side than on the other
round archAn arch formed in a continuous curve
rowlock archAn arch that is formed with more than one concentric row of voussoirs
safety archAn undecorated arch that is included in order to strengthen or support a construction
scoinson arch, sconcheon archAn arch that supports part of the wall
segmental archA shallow arch
shouldered archAn arch consisting of a horizontal lintel supported at each end by corbels that project into the aperture
skeen arch, skene arch, scheme arch, diminished archAn arch whose height is less than half its width
skew archAn arch whose jambs are not at right angles with the face
squinchA small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)
trimmer archAn arch built between trimmers in a floor (to support the weight of a hearth)
triumphal archA monumental archway
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanisharco
Catalanarc
Adjectivesarchedconstructed with or in the form of an arch or arches
Verbsarchform an arch or curve
English > arch: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningform an arch or curve.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"her back arches"
Synonymscurve, arc
Narrowercambercurve upward in the middle
Broaderbend, flexform a curve
Spanisharcar, arquear
Catalanarcar, arquejar
Nounsarch(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
archa passageway under a curved masonry construction
archa curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
archa curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening

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