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    arch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word arch

    Definition
    (noun) a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening Definition
    (noun) a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet) Definition
    (noun) a passageway under a curved masonry construction
    Synonyms : archway
    Example Sentence
    • they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory
    Definition
    (noun) (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it Definition
    (verb) form an arch or curve
    Synonyms : arc , curve
    Example Sentence
    • her back arches
    • her hips curve nicely
    Definition
    (adj) (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension Definition
    (adj) expert in skulduggery
    Example Sentence
    • an arch criminal
    Definition
    (adj) naughtily or annoyingly playful
    Example Sentence
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
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