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arch1

 
 
pronunciation:
arch
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a curved structure made out of stone or brick and used to span an open space such as a door.
The ancient Romans introduced the use of arches in buildings and other structures.
 
similar words:
doorway, span, vault
definition 2: anything that looks like such a structure.
Good shoes support the arches of the feet.
synonyms:
vault
similar words:
arc, bend, curve
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: arches, arching, arched
definition 1: to form an arch or curve in.
The cat arched its back.
synonyms:
bend, curve
definition 2: to form an arch.
The bridge arched over the river.
similar words:
bend, curve