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'ARCH, n. [See Arc.]

1. A segment or part of a circle. A concave or hollow structure of stone or brick, supported by its own curve. It may be constructed of wood, and supported by the mechanism of the work. This species of structure is much used in bridges.

A vault is properly a board arch.

2. The space between two piers of a bridge, when arched; or any place covered with an arch.

3. Any curvature, in form of an arch.

4. The vault of heaven, or sky.

Triumphal arches are magnificent structures at the entrance of cities, erected to adorn a triumph and perpetuate the memory of the event.

'ARCH, v.t. To cover with an arch; to form with a curve; as to arch a gate.




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'ARCH, n. [See Arc.]

1. A segment or part of a circle. A concave or hollow structure of stone or brick, supported by its own curve. It may be constructed of wood, and supported by the mechanism of the work. This species of structure is much used in bridges.

A vault is properly a board arch.

2. The space between two piers of a bridge, when arched; or any place covered with an arch.

3. Any curvature, in form of an arch.

4. The vault of heaven, or sky.

Triumphal arches are magnificent structures at the entrance of cities, erected to adorn a triumph and perpetuate the memory of the event.

'ARCH, v.t. To cover with an arch; to form with a curve; as to arch a gate.


ARCH, a.

Used also in composition. [Gr. αρχος, chief; Ir. arg, noble, famous.] Chief; of the first class; principal; as, an arch deed. – Shak. Shakspeare uses this word as a noun; “My worthy arch and patrons;” but the use is not authorized.


ARCH, a. [It. arcare, to bend, to arch, to cheat or deceive, from arco, L. arcus, a bow; G. arg, cunning, arch, bad; It. arg, crafty, roguish; Sw. and Dan. arg, id. The Teutonic arg, appears to be allied to arch, and to be the Eng. rogue. This circumstance, and the Arm. goarec, (see Arc,) indicate that the radical letters in arc, arch, αρχη, are Rg. The radical sense of bend is to strain.]

Cunning; sly; shrewd; waggish; mischievous for sport; mirthful; as we say in popular language, roguish; as, an arch lad.


ARCH, n. [See Arc.]

  1. A segment or part of a circle. A concave or hollow structure of stone or brick, supported by its own curve. It may be constructed of wood, and supported by the mechanism of the work. This species of structure's much used in bridges. A vault is properly a broad arch. – Encyc.
  2. The space between two piers of a bridge, when arched; or any place covered with an arch.
  3. Any curvature in the form of an arch.
  4. The vault of heaven, or sky. – Shak. Triumphal arches are magnificent structures at the entrance of cities, erected to adorn a triumph and perpetuate the memory of the event.

ARCH, v.i.

To make an arch or arches; as, to arch beneath the sand. – Pope.


ARCH, v.t.

To cover with an arch; to form with a curve; as, to arch a gate.


Arch
  1. Any part of a curved line.
  2. To cover with an arch or arches.
  3. To form into an arch] to curve.

  4. A prefix signifying chief, as in archbuilder, archfiend.
  5. Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.

    The most arch act of piteous massacre.
    Shak.

  6. A chief.

    [Obs.]

    My worthy arch and patron comes to-night.
    Shak.

  7. A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarch (a sole ruler).
  8. Usually a curved member made up of separate wedge-shaped solids, with the joints between them disposed in the direction of the radii of the curve; used to support the wall or other weight above an opening. In this sense arches are segmental, round (i. e., semicircular), or pointed.

    (b)
  9. To form or bend into the shape of an arch.

    The horse arched his neck.
    Charlesworth.

  10. Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.

    [He] spoke his request with so arch a leer.
    Tatler.

  11. Any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge.
  12. Any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta.

    "Colors of the showery arch." Milton.

    Triumphal arch, a monumental structure resembling an arched gateway, with one or more passages, erected to commemorate a triumph.

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Arch

'ARCH, noun [See Arc.]

1. A segment or part of a circle. A concave or hollow structure of stone or brick, supported by its own curve. It may be constructed of wood, and supported by the mechanism of the work. This species of structure is much used in bridges.

A vault is properly a board arch

2. The space between two piers of a bridge, when arched; or any place covered with an arch

3. Any curvature, in form of an arch

4. The vault of heaven, or sky.

Triumphal arches are magnificent structures at the entrance of cities, erected to adorn a triumph and perpetuate the memory of the event.

'ARCH, verb transitive To cover with an arch; to form with a curve; as to arch a gate.

'ARCH, verb intransitive To make an arch or arches; as, to arch beneath the sand.

'ARCH, adjective [Latin arcus, a bow; Eng. rogue.]

Cunning; sly; shrewd; waggish; mischievous for sport; mirthful; as we say in popular language, roguish; as an arch lad.

'ARCH, adjective Used also in composition. [Gr. chief.]

Chief; of the first class; principal; as, an arch deed.

Shakespeare uses this word as a noun; 'My worthy arch and patrons; ' but the use is not authorized.

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