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arch



I - noun
1. a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
curve, curved shape
2. a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet) (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
skeletal structure
Hyponyms:
metatarsal arch, instep, shoulder girdle, pectoral arch, hemal arch,
haemal arch, neural arch, vertebral arch
3. a passageway under a curved masonry construction
- they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory
Syn:
archway
Hypernyms:
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree
Part Holonyms:
wall
4. (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
Topics:
architecture
Hypernyms:
structure, construction
Hyponyms:
abutment arch, broken arch, camber arch, corbel arch, flat arch,
straight arch, pier arch, pointed arch, proscenium arch, rampant arch, round arch,
rowlock arch, safety arch, scoinson arch, sconcheon arch, segmental arch, shouldered arch,
skeen arch, skene arch, scheme arch, diminished arch, skew arch, squinch,
trimmer arch, triumphal arch, Tudor arch, four-centered arch
Part Holonyms:
bridge, span, aqueduct, arcade, colonnade
Part Meronyms:
keystone, key, headstone, springer, impost, voussoir

II - verb
form an arch or curve (Freq. 3)
- her back arches
- her hips curve nicely
Syn:
curve, arc
Derivationally related forms:
arc (for: arc), curve (for: curve), curvature (for: curve)
Hypernyms:
bend, flex
Hyponyms:
camber
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s something

III - adjective
1. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
Syn:
condescending, patronizing, patronising
Similar to:
superior
Derivationally related forms:
condescendingness (for: condescending)
2. expert in skulduggery
- an arch criminal
Similar to:
skilled
3. naughtily or annoyingly playful
- teasing and worrying with impish laughter
- a wicked prank
Syn:
impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish,
puckish, wicked
Similar to:
playful
Derivationally related forms:
puckishness (for: puckish), prankishness (for: prankish), mischievousness (for: mischievous), impishness (for: impish)

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