arch


arch
arch1 S3 [a:tʃ US a:rtʃ] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: arche, from Latin arcus; ARC]
1.) a structure with a curved top and straight sides that supports the weight of a bridge or building
2.) a curved structure above a door, window etc
3.) a curved structure of bones in the middle of your foot
4.) something with a curved top and straight sides
arch 2
arch2 v [I and T]
to form or make something form a curved shape
Two rows of trees arched over the driveway.
The dog arched its back .
arch 3
arch3 adj
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: arch- in such combinations as arch-rogue and arch-villain]
amused because you think you understand something better than other people
'I think he's in for a surprise,' Ian said, in a somewhat arch tone.
>archly adv

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