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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
  • a passageway under an arch
  • a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially arches of the feet)
  • a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
  • (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening ,
  • a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet) ,
  • a passageway under a curved masonry construction; "they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory" ,
  • (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

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Arch Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An arch is an opening in a building that is curved on top. The curved part can be round, like part of a circle, or pointed, like two parts of circles next to each other. Arches are often used where buildings are made of lots of small stones or bricks. The stone at the very top of the arch, called the keystone, keeps the rest of the arch stones from falling down. Arches can go over doorways and windows. Many bridges are arches.

Arch can also mean to be clever or to know something.



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