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English adjective: arch

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


Synonymscondescending, patronising, patronizing


Similarsuperior


Antonymsinferior

2. arch expert in skulduggery


SamplesAn arch criminal.


Similarskilled


Antonymsunskilled

3. arch naughtily or annoyingly playful


SamplesTeasing and worrying with impish laughter.
A wicked prank.


Synonymsimpish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked


Similarplayful


Antonymsunplayful, sober, serious


English noun: arch

1. arch (shape) a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening


Broader (hypernym)curve, curved shape

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


Broader (hypernym)skeletal structure


Narrower (hyponym)haemal arch, hemal arch, instep, metatarsal arch, neural arch, pectoral arch, shoulder girdle, vertebral arch

3. arch (artifact) a passageway under a curved masonry construction


SamplesThey built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory.


Synonymsarchway


Broader (hypernym)entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway


Part meronymwall

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


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)abutment arch, broken arch, camber arch, corbel arch, diminished arch, flat arch, four-centered arch, pier arch, pointed arch, proscenium arch, rampant arch, round arch, rowlock arch, safety arch, scheme arch, scoinson arch, sconcheon arch, segmental arch, shouldered arch, skeen arch, skene arch, skew arch, squinch, straight arch, trimmer arch, triumphal arch, Tudor arch


Part holonymheadstone, impost, key, keystone, springer, voussoir


Part meronymaqueduct, arcade, bridge, colonnade, span


Domain categoryarchitecture


English verb: arch

1. arch (motion) form an arch or curve


SamplesHer back arches.
Her hips curve nicely.


Synonymsarc, curve


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bend, flex


Narrower (hyponym)camber









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