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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A curved structure over an open space, usually built to support the weight of the material above it.

Usage examples (38)
  • Five arches will be needed to support the bridge over such a wide river.
  • An arch criminal
  • They built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory
  • As late as the first half of the tenth century we meet with the term arch-acolyte in Luitprand of Cremona for more
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  • An "ark" (similar to Noah's boat) can make an "arc" (segment of a circle) in the water, but not an "arch" (curved structure over an open space) over the water.
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