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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."
archaeology the study of past human life. An archaeologist digs up and then studies objects such as pottery, tools, and buildings.
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]
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.
ardent having or showing very strong feelings such as passion, loyalty, or desire.
are1 a form of the verb be that is present tense and used with the pronouns "you," "we," or "they." It is also used with plural nouns.
area a place or region. [3 definitions]
area code a set of three numbers given to different areas of the United States and Canada for telephone service. An area code must be dialed before the telephone number when calling someone outside a local area.
arena a stage, ring, or other enclosed area where shows or sports events are held. [3 definitions]
aren't shortened form of "are not" and of "am not."
Ares the god of war in Greek mythology. In Roman mythology, Ares is called Mars.