arch arch  /ˈɑrtʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  2. (n) a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
  3. (n) a passageway under a curved masonry construction
  4. (n) (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
  5. (v) form an arch or curve
  6. (adj) (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
  7. (adj) expert in skulduggery
  8. (adj) naughtily or annoyingly playful

Usage(s):

  1. Excavated evidence long ago convinced most archaeologists that the ancient Greeks knew little about the graceful art of arch building and practiced it less.
  2. Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the chief architect of Pope John Paul II's traditionalist moral policy, has long been a bugaboo for liberal Catholics.
  3. He is an arch-conservative dedicated to keeping political power in the hands of the politicized clergy.

News

  1. North Miami Beach Veterinarian Focuses on Better Nutrition to Help Stop Pet Obesity

    NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Arch Creek Animal Clinic in North Miami Beach, FL is educating pet owners about the dangers of pet obesity. According to North Miami Beach veterinarian Dr. Albert F. Williams ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Hamilton: Middletown stone arch bridge a marker of local history

    COLUMNBy Ron Hamilton One of Shelby County's most charming, rustic and historically interesting and important architectural structures is currently on life support, with state and county officials standing by ready to pull the plug.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Shelbyville News

  3. Arch Street paving set Thursday in Coal Township; vehicles must be moved

    COAL TOWNSHIP — The township street department will pave Arch Street from Ash Street to Woodlawn Avenue Thursday and Friday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Shamokin News-Item

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Quotes

  1. "I would prefer people to sit down and recognise what you did for them and for the team in years gone past," Owen said. "But I am pretty realistic as well and now that I am playing for their arch rivals..........I am not holding my breath,...
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Michael Owen Source: Fox Sports

  2. "Her character is supposed to be Hiro's Joker," said Masi Oka, who plays Hiro. "Batman has The Joker. Hiro has Daphne. This is the season where Hiro finally finds his arch nemesis, and it happens to be this Speedster. I kind of equate it more...
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Masi Oka Source: News 10NBC

  3. "Bill could go to the campus with that arch manner of his. And he was exciting and young and conservative," conservative author and columnist George Will told the AP in 2004. "And all of a sudden, conservatism was sexy."
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: George Will Source: CTV.ca

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