ARCHES

Noun

arches

plural of arch

Verb

arches

Third-person singular simple present indicative form of arch

Anagrams

• Ascher, Rasche, Schaer, achers, casher, chares, chaser, eschar, raches, search

Proper noun

Arches

Arches National Park, a national park in Utah

Anagrams

• Ascher, Rasche, Schaer, achers, casher, chares, chaser, eschar, raches, search

Source: Wiktionary


Arch"es,

Definition: pl. of Arch, n. Court of arches, or Arches Court (Eng. Law), the court of appeal of the Archbishop of Canterbury, whereof the judge, who sits as deputy to the archbishop, is called the Dean of the Arches, because he anciently held his court in the church of St. Mary-le-Bow (de arcubus). It is now held in Westminster. Mozley & W.

ARCH

Arch, n. Etym: [F. arche, fr. LL. arca, for arcus. See Arc.]

1. (Geom.)

Definition: Any part of a curved line.

2. (Arch.) (a) 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. (b) 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.

Note: Scientifically considered, the arch is a means of spanning an opening by resolving vertical pressure into horizontal or diagonal thrust.

3. Any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge.

4. Any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta. "Colors of the showery arch." Milton. Triumphal arch, a monumental structure resembling an arched gateway, with one or more passages, erected to commemorate a triumph.

Arch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arched; p. pr. & vb. n. Arching.]

1. To cover with an arch or arches.

2. To form or bend into the shape of an arch. The horse arched his neck. Charlesworth.

Arch, v. i.

Definition: To form into an arch; to curve.

Arch- (ärch-, except in archangel and one or two other words). Etym: [L. arch-, Gr. Arch-.]

Definition: A prefix signifying chief, as in archbuilder, archfiend.

Arch, a. Etym: [See Arch-, pref.]

1. Chief; eminent; greatest; principal. The most arch act of piteous massacre. Shak.

2. Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad. [He] spoke his request with so arch a leer. Tatler.

Arch, n. Etym: [See Arch-, pref.]

Definition: A chief. [Obs.] My worthy arch and patron comes to-night. Shak.

*arch. Etym: [Gr. Arch, a.]

Definition: A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarch (a sole ruler).

-arch. [Gr. 'archo`s chief, commander, 'a`rchein to rule. See Arch, a.]

Definition: A suffix meaning a ruler, as in monarch (a sole ruler).

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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