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  • n  a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • n  a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
  • n  a passageway under a curved masonry construction
    they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory
  • n  (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
  • v  form an arch or curve
    her back arches
  • s  (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
  • s  expert in skulduggery
    an arch criminal
  • s  naughtily or annoyingly playful

  • For the 46-story London headquarters of the Swiss Reinsurance Company, the mightily productive British architect Norman Foster reimagined the office tower as a vertical torpedo, a .
  • Excavated evidence long ago convinced most archaeologists that the ancient Greeks knew little about the graceful art of arch building and practiced it less.
  • But decades of abuse and neglect (the neoclassical stone arch was topped by a large statue; dismantled and moved to allow for road .
News & Articles


  • Michael Owen in Fox Sports
    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,...
  • Masi Oka in News 10NBC
    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...
  • George Will in
    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."

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