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Definition of Arch


  1. Any part of a curved line.
  2. Usually a curved member made up of separate wedge-shaped solids, with the joints between them disposed in the direction of the radii of the curve; used to support the wall or other weight above an opening. In this sense arches are segmental, round (i. e., semicircular), or pointed.
  3. A flat arch is a member constructed of stones cut into wedges or other shapes so as to support each other without rising in a curve.
  4. Any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge.
  5. Any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta.
  6. To cover with an arch or arches.
  7. To form or bend into the shape of an arch.
  8. To form into an arch; to curve.
  9. Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.
  10. Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.
  11. A chief.
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Arch Translations

arch in Italian is volta
arch in Latin is arcus, forix, curvo
arch in Spanish is arco, boveda