Crossword clues for arch
- Bridge feature
- Figure on a Utah license plate
- Angel or enemy preceder
- Marble ___ (London landmark)
- One may be built to commemorate triumph
- Half of the McDonald's logo
- One of a pair in a fast-food logo
- Feature of the western end of the Champs-Г‰lysГ©es
- St. Louis ___ (landmark)
- Prefix meaning "extreme"
- A curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
- Type of support
- Foot area
- Bishop lead-in
- Duke or bishop preceder
- Mr. Bunker, familiarly
- Bishop starter
- Prefix with duke or deacon
- Kind of bishop or duke
- Way lead-in
- Kind of enemy or angel
- Kind of enemy
- London's Marble ___
- Part of a platform dive
- Parade passageway
- This may be pointed
- Remarque's "___ of Triumph"
- Word with fiend or enemy
- Prefix for fiend or angel
- Playfully saucy
- Jerusalem's ___ of Pilate
- ___ of Titus
- Squinch, e.g.
- ___ enemy (one who may blow up bridges)
- Sight at St. Louis
- Type of enemy
- Oboler of radio fame
- Roguish; sly
- Prefix for angel or fiend
- Too cute
- Kind of support
- Kind of angel
- Washington Square sight
- Washington Sq. landmark
- Playwright Oboler
- Back position
- Given to deviltry
- Prefix for duke or enemy
- Lancet, e.g.
- Foot part
- Part of a foot
- St. Louis landmark
- Curved gateway
- It has a keystone
- Part of a gateway
- Military parade passageway
- Eyebrow shape
- It may have fallen on a foot
- Flatfoot's lack
- Playfully roguish
- Eyebrow position
- Part of the foot
- St. Louis attraction
- Chief: Prefix
- Ogee, e.g.
- Keystone place
- Bridge part
- Place for a keystone
- Enemy leader?
- Keystone's place
- Spot for a parade
- Coyly roguish
- Sole support?
- Mosque entranceway
- Curve, as the back
- St. Louis sight
- Part of McDonald's logo
- Keystone site
- Bridge piece
- Shoe part
- Half a McDonald's logo
- Dict. label
- Bridge or foot feature
- ___ of Constantine (landmark in 45-Across)
- Design feature of many a viaduct
- St. Louis's Gateway ___
- Design feature over many a gate
- Roman aqueduct support
- Bridge shape
- Half of a McDonald's logo
- Entrance to many a plaza
- Geological feature on a Utah license plate
- Move up, as an eyebrow
- Shoe support
- Go up, as eyebrows
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Arch \Arch\ ([aum]rch), n. [F. arche, fr. LL. arca, for arcus. See Arc.]
(Geom.) Any part of a curved line.
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.
A flat arch is a member constructed of stones cut into wedges or other shapes so as to support each other without rising in a curve.
Note: Scientifically considered, the arch is a means of spanning an opening by resolving vertical pressure into horizontal or diagonal thrust.
Any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge.
Any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta. ``Colors of the showery arch.''
Triumphal arch, a monumental structure resembling an arched gateway, with one or more passages, erected to commemorate a triumph.
Arch \Arch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arched ([aum]rcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Arching.]
To cover with an arch or arches.
To form or bend into the shape of an arch.
The horse arched his neck.
Arch \Arch\, v. i. To form into an arch; to curve.
Arch \Arch\ (["a]rch), a. [See Arch-, pref.]
Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.
The most arch act of piteous massacre.
Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.
[He] spoke his request with so arch a leer.
Arch \Arch\, n. [See Arch-, pref.] A chief. [Obs.]
My worthy arch and patron comes to-night.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1540s, "chief, principal," from prefix 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 softened to "saucy." Also found in archwife (late 14c.), variously defined as "a wife of a superior order" or "a dominating woman, virago."
early 14c., "to form an arch" (implied in arched); c.1400, "to furnish with an arch," from arch (n.). Related: Arching.
Etymology 1 n. 1 (senseid en inverted U shape)An inverted U shape. 2 An arch-shaped arrangement of trapezoidal stones, designed to redistribute downward force outward. 3 (senseid en architectural element)(context architecture English) An architectural element having the shape of an arch 4 Any place covered by an arch; an archway. 5 (context archaic geometry English) An arc; a part of a curve. vb. 1 To form into an arch shape 2 To cover with an arch or arches. Etymology 2
1 (senseid en knowing) Knowing, clever, mischievous. 2 principal; primary. n. (context obsolete English) A chief.
n. a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially arches of the feet)
a passageway under an arch [syn: archway]
(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
An arch is a curved structure that spans a space and may or may not support weight above it. Arch may be synonymous with vault, but a vault may be distinguished as a continuous arch forming a roof. Arches appeared as early as the 2nd millennium BC in Mesopotamian brick architecture, and their systematic use started with the Ancient Romans who were the first to apply the technique to a wide range of structures.
An arch is a curved structure capable of spanning a space while supporting significant weight.
Arch, The Arch or Arches may also refer to:
Arch (1995 – January 20, 2016) was a Kentucky-bred race horse and sire. He was the son of Kris S. and Aurora by Danzig, won the Grade 1 Super Derby and sired many notable stakes winners.
Arch is a masculine given name and a surname which may refer to:
- Arch Knott (1916–1998), Australian rules footballer
- Arch McDonald (1901-1960), American radio broadcaster, longtime voice of Major League Baseball's Washington Senators
- Arch A. Moore, Jr. (1923–2015), American lawyer, politician and convicted felon
- Arch Oboler (1909–1987), American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer and director
- Arch Ward (1896–1955), sports editor for the Chicago Tribune newspaper
- E. L. Arch, a pen name of American novelist Rachel Cosgrove Payes (1922-1998)
- Hannes Arch (born 1967), Austrian air racer and 2008 world champion
- John Arch (born 1959), American progressive metal singer born John Maurice Archambault
- Joseph Arch (1826–1919), English politician
Usage examples of "arch".
Her thoughts are like the lotus Abloom by sacred streams Beneath the temple arches Where Quiet sits and dreams.
This illustration is not intended to apply to the older bridges with widely distended masses, which render each pier sufficient to abut the arches springing from it, but tend, in providing for a way over the river, to choke up the way by the river itself, or to compel the river either to throw down the structure or else to destroy its own banks.
The tented arch is formed by the angle made when the curving ridge above the dot abuts upon the ridge immediately under and to the left of the dot.
When figure 188 is examined, it will be noticed that the recurve is spoiled by the appendage abutting upon it between the shoulders at a right angle, so it must also be classified with the tented arches.
The abutments also must be strong enough to take safely the thrust of the weighted arch, as the slightest movement in these supports will cause deflection and failure.
On the other hand, a girder imposes only a vertical load on its piers and abutments, and not a horizontal thrust, as in the case of an arch or suspension chain.
There was not an archer in Achar who could better them now, Belial mused, as he watched them practice hitting moving targets while at the gallop.
Conversely, the hetmans of the mountain tribes and the landowners of the region who wish to ship their wool and corn to the southern towns bring them to take boat at Thrax, below the cataract that roars through the arched spillway of Acies Castle.
Through an arched opening, she could see a cobbled area that flickered with torchlight, contrasting sharply with the bright, actinic glare of floodlamps.
Archer thought as he glanced aftward, where Malcolm stood by watching.
Others supposed that it would now assume a worse form, in consequence of the absence of those restraints which the superior sagacity of the arch agitator laid upon the more fiery and imprudent ringleaders.
Broken stone and iron gashed her bare feet as she plunged into the black arch of the gate, but the pain was swallowed in icy fear as thin, aimless winds tugged at heras she sensed, rather than saw, something move in the utter blackness over her head.
Between the groups of aisle windows are blind arches narrower than the windows themselves.
The aisle fronts have upper storeys ornamented with blind arches and an upper row of small lancet windows.
This was effected in the following manner:--The pier in the middle of the new aisle was removed, together with the whole of the narrow arch which it supported on the one side and the wider arch which it supported on the other.