The tour starts with a difficult choice: which of the three arched doorways will you choose?
Its familiar spires reach into the sky, the arched walkway hovering high above.
When they returned, many came to this small building with arched windows only a few blocks from the grimy Caspian beach.
Or gazing towards the Bible stories, saints and martyrs depicted in the arched stained glass windows.
When she arched her back and stuck her stomach out she felt like a tall lady in a crinoline and shawl.
It arched its neck back to almost touch its haunches, stiffened, and was still.
His upper lip, arched like an eyebrow, curved upwards to his nostrils and his lower hung down like a camel's.
"Corrie is home," Gerard announced, pausing in one of the arched openings.
Dismounting and tying his horse, he approached the thick, arched door with the intention of sending the keeper after Servius.
Burford, who was handing him potatoes, arched his eyebrows in alarm.
1540s, "chief, principal," from prefix arch-; used in 12c. archangel, etc., but extended to so many derogatory uses (arch-rogue, arch-knave, etc.) that by mid-17c. it acquired a meaning of "roguish, mischievous," since softened to "saucy." Also found in archwife (late 14c.), variously defined as "a wife of a superior order" or "a dominating woman, virago."
early 14c., "to form an arch" (implied in arched); c.1400, "to furnish with an arch," from arch (n.). Related: Arching.
An organ or structure having a curved or bowlike appearance, especially either of two arched sections of the bony structure of the foot.
In architecture, a curved or pointed opening that spans a doorway, window, or other space.
Note: The form of arch used in building often serves to distinguish styles of architecture from one another. For example, Romanesque architecture usually employs a round arch, and Gothic architecture, a pointed arch.
an architectural term found only in Ezek. 40:16, 21, 22, 26, 29. There is no absolute proof that the Israelites employed arches in their buildings. The arch was employed in the building of the pyramids of Egypt. The oldest existing arch is at Thebes, and bears the date B.C. 1350. There are also still found the remains of an arch, known as Robinson's Arch, of the bridge connecting Zion and Moriah. (See TYROPOEON VALLEY.)