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arbour a spelling of "arbor" used in Canada and Britain. See "arbor" for more information.
arc any curved line; anything shaped like a bow or curve.
arcade a row of arches connected to form a passageway. [2 definitions]
arch1 a curved structure made out of stone or brick and used to span an open space such as a door. [4 definitions]
arch- a prefix that means "main" or "most important."
archaeological of or relating to archaeology. Archaeology is the study of human life as it existed a very long time ago.
archaeologist a scientist who works in the field of archaeology, the study of past human life and culture.
archaeology the study of past human life. An archaeologist digs up and then studies objects such as pottery, tools, and buildings.
archaic of or pertaining to ancient times. [3 definitions]
archbishop a bishop of the highest rank.
archeology another spelling for archaeology.
archer a person who uses a bow and arrow.
archery the sport or practice of shooting with a bow and arrow.
archipelago a group of islands.
architect a person who designs buildings and directs their construction.
architecture the act or process of designing buildings, or the profession of an architect. [2 definitions]
archive a collection of records or information that is stored somewhere. An archive often stores things that go back a long time.
arctic (often capitalized) of or having to do with the region around the North Pole. [3 definitions]
Arctic Circle an imaginary line drawn around the earth parallel to the equator which marks the boundary of the Arctic. North of this line there are periods of continuous night in the winter and continuous day in the summer.
Arctic Ocean the ocean that surrounds the North Pole.
-ard a suffix that means one who does something too much or too often.