arch

  • 41arch- — [ artʃ ] prefix main: used with some nouns: archenemy archbishop …

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  • 42-arch — suffix meaning a ruler, from Gk. arkhos leader, chief, ruler, from arkhe beginning, origin, first place (see ARCHON (Cf. archon)) …

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  • 43arch- — also archi , prefix meaning chief, principal; extreme, ultra; early, primitive, from Gk. arkh , arkhi first, chief, primeval, comb. form of arkhos chief (see ARCHON (Cf. archon)) …

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  • 44arch|en|e|my — «AHRCH EHN uh mee», noun, plural mies. 1. a principal opponent; chief adversary. 2. Often, Archenemy. the Devil as the enemy of God and man; Satan …

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  • 45arch|er|y — «AHR chuhr ee», noun. 1. the practice, sport, or art of shooting with a bow and arrow. 2. archers: »The archery advanced, shooting steadily. 3. the weapons of an archer; bows and arrows …

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  • 46archæus — var. f. archeus …

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  • 47Arch — For other uses, see Arch (disambiguation). A masonry arch 1. Keystone 2. Voussoir 3. Extrados 4. Impost 5. Intrados 6. Rise 7. Clear span 8. Abutment An arch is a structure that spans a space while… …

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  • 48arch — arch1 /ahrch/, n. 1. Archit. a. a curved masonry construction for spanning an opening, consisting of a number of wedgelike stones, bricks, or the like, set with the narrower side toward the opening in such a way that forces on the arch are… …

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  • 49ARCH —    The arch was invented around 2500 BC in the Indus Valley of ancient India. It is a curved structure that rests on posts or walls and allows for the spanning of an architectural space. Prior to the use of the arch, the post and lintel structure …

    Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • 50arch — 01. Cats generally [arch] their backs when they feel threatened. 02. They walked under the [arch] and looked up at the beautiful painted ceiling. 03. Large trees [arch] over the cycling path, providing some welcome shade from the summer sun. 04.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 51Arch — See: Arch, Two Centred, Arch, Elliptical, Arch, Pointed, Arch, Relieving, Arch, Ogee, Arch, Lancet, Arch, Four centred, Arch, Equilateral Arch, Depressed, Arch, Drop, Arch, Round …

    Medieval glossary

  • 52Arch. — Archbishop. * * * abbrev 1. Archaic 2. Archaism 3. Archery 4. Archipelago 5. Architect 6. Architectural 7. Architecture * * * arch1 «ahrch», noun, verb. –n. 1 …

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  • 53arch. — 1. archaic. 2. archaism. 3. archery. 4. archipelago. 5. architect. 6. architectural. 7. architecture. 8. archive; archives. * * * abbrev 1. Archaic …

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  • 54arch — {{11}}arch (adj.) 1540s, chief, principal, from prefix ARCH (Cf. arch ); used in 12c. archangel, etc., but extended to so many derogatory uses (arch rogue, arch knave, etc.) that by mid 17c. it acquired a meaning of roguish, mischievous, since… …

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  • 55arch — arch1 [ artʃ ] noun count ** a curved structure at the top of a door, window, or gate: the arch above the front door a. a structure with a curved top and two straight sides that you can walk through: a garden arch Marble Arch b. the curved part… …

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  • 56arch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pointed, round, rounded ▪ brick, steel, stone, etc. ▪ monumental (esp. BrE) …

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  • 57arch — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)tʃ[/t]] arches, arching, arched 1) N COUNT An arch is a structure that is curved at the top and is supported on either side by a pillar, post, or wall. 2) N COUNT An arch is a curved line or movement. Syn: arc 3) N COUNT The arch of… …

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  • 58arch — I. noun Etymology: Middle English arche, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *arca, from Latin arcus more at arrow Date: 14th century 1. a typically curved structural member spanning an opening and serving as a support (as for the wall or other… …

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  • 59arch — I UK [ɑː(r)tʃ] / US [ɑrtʃ] noun [countable] Word forms arch : singular arch plural arches ** 1) a curved structure at the top of a door, window, or gate the arch above the front door a) a structure with a curved top and two straight sides that… …

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  • 60arch — I [[t]ɑrtʃ[/t]] n. 1) archit. a curved construction spanning an opening and usu. supporting weight from above or the sides 2) archit. a doorway or gateway having a curved head; archway 3) any overhead curvature resembling an arch 4) something… …

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