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Meaning & Definition of Arch in English

English

Arch

/ɑrʧ/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • arch

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

    synonym:
  • arch

3. A passageway under a curved masonry construction

  • "They built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory"
    synonym:
  • arch
  • ,
  • archway

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

    synonym:
  • arch

verb

1. Form an arch or curve

  • "Her back arches"
  • "Her hips curve nicely"
    synonym:
  • arch
  • ,
  • curve
  • ,
  • arc

adjective

1. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

    synonym:
  • arch
  • ,
  • condescending
  • ,
  • patronizing
  • ,
  • patronising

2. Expert in skulduggery

  • "An arch criminal"
    synonym:
  • arch(a)

3. Naughtily or annoyingly playful

  • "Teasing and worrying with impish laughter"
  • "A wicked prank"
    synonym:
  • arch
  • ,
  • impish
  • ,
  • implike
  • ,
  • mischievous
  • ,
  • pixilated
  • ,
  • prankish
  • ,
  • puckish
  • ,
  • wicked

Examples of using

A rainbow is a seven-colour arch in the sky.