- to span with or like an arch: A new bridge overarches the river.
- to form an arch over something: a cerulean sky overarching in the early twilight.
Origin of overarch
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Examples from the Web for overarch
The scene from which he looked down,—was it the mere upper chamber of Juda, or did it overarch the human world?Studies of Christianity
Wonderful, too, are the Palms that overarch the driveway, and beautiful the gardens and panorama beyond.Beautiful Gardens in America
How abstract would be anything common to all times and places, how terrible a mocking truth that should overarch them for ever!Soliloquies in England
"To thee—and to thy seed:" these words span the gulf of two thousand years, and overarch the Mosaic dispensation.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
- (tr) to form an arch over
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