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arch

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Adjective arch has 3 senses
  1. arch - (of persons) highest in rank or authority or office; "his arch rival"
    Antonym:
    unimportant (indirect, via important)
  2. arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising - (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
    Antonym: inferior (indirect, via superior)
  3. arch - expert in skulduggery; "an arch criminal"
    Antonym:
    unskilled (indirect, via skilled)
Noun arch has 4 senses
  1. arch - a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
    --1 is a kind of
    curve, curved shape
    Derived form: verb arch1
  2. arch - a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially arches of the feet)
    --2 is a kind of
    skeletal structure
    --2 has particulars:
     metatarsal arch; instep; shoulder girdle, pectoral arch; hemal arch, haemal arch; neural arch, vertebral arch
    Derived form: verb arch1
  3. arch, archway - a passageway under an arch
    --3 is a kind of entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree
    --3 is a part of wall
    Derived form: verb arch1
  4. arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
    --4 is a kind of
    structure, construction
    --4 is a part of bridge, span; aqueduct; arcade, colonnade
    --4 has parts:
     keystone, key, headstone; springer, impost; voussoir
    --4 has particulars:
     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
    Derived form: verb arch1
Verb arch has 1 sense
  1. arch, curve, arc - form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
    --1 is one way to bend, flex
    Derived forms: noun arch1, noun arch2, noun arch3, noun arch4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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