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arch

noun

1 arch

A curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening.

Roget 252: concavity, depression, dip; hollow, hollowness; indentation, intaglio, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, sinus, ... show more

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Roget 245: curvature, curvity, curvation; incurvature, incurvity; incurvation; bend; flexure, flexion, flection; conflexure; crook, hook, ... show more

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Dutch: boog



2 arch

A curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet).

3 arch

A passageway under a curved masonry construction:
— They built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory.

synonym: archway.

4 arch

architecture A masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it.

Dutch: boog
Polish: łuk

verb

1 arch

Form an arch or curve:
— Her back arches.

synonyms: arc, curve.

Roget 245: be curved, etc. adj.; curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag; deviate etc. 279; curl, turn; reenter.    ... show more

Dutch: welven

adjective

1 arch

used of behavior or attitude Characteristic of those who treat others with condescension.

synonyms: condescending, patronising, patronizing.

Roget 498: intelligent [Applied to persons], quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp; quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, ... show more

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

Roget 702: cunning, crafty, artful; skillful etc. 698; subtle, feline, vulpine; cunning as a fox, cunning as a serpent; deep, deep laid; profound; ... show more

Polish: protekcjonalny

2 arch

Naughtily or annoyingly playful.

synonyms: impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked.


Moby thesaurus: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, apse, arc, arcade, arcature, arch over, arched roof, archway, artful, astute, banner, bantam, barrow, basket-handle arch, bend, bend back, bestraddle, bestride ... show more.

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