verb (used without object), arced [ahrkt] /ɑrkt/ or arcked, arc·ing [ahr-king] /ˈɑr kɪŋ/ or arck·ing.
- arbuscular mycorrhiza,
- arbuthnot, john,
- arbutus, trailing,
- arc cos,
- arc cosecant,
- arc cosine,
- arc cot,
- arc cotangent
Origin of arc
Examples from the Web for arc
So the plan is for Ken to draw an arc with Dale doing covers, and then Dale does an arc with Ken doing covers.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’|Rich Goldstein|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Molotov cocktail tumbled in an arc overhead and erupted briefly in a blaze.
At this point in the arc, he doubts what Hershel is telling him.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the scene had such a huge beginning, middle, and end, and such an arc.Kerry Washington’s Favorite ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Moments|Kerry Washington|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How much did you know about your arc and all its twists before shooting?Joan Allen on ‘The Killing’ Finale and That Mother of a Twist|Kevin Fallon|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The arc of light became an arch and then a crescent, and swelled even as he looked.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
When she stood before others, they saw Joan of Arc, but he saw France.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc|Mark Twain
Horizontally, the head and body traverse an arc of about 100°; vertically, they traverse an arc slightly less than 180°.Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon|Jon C. Barlow
Calm courage, that would die, like Joan of Arc in the flames, met his inquiry.The Entailed Hat|George Alfred Townsend
The city is well illuminated by arc lights and electricity is largely used by business offices and residences.Atlanta|Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
verb arcs, arcing, arced, arcs, arcking or arcked
Word Origin for arc
late 14c., originally in reference to the sun's apparent motion in the sky, from Old French arc "bow, arch, vault" (12c.), from Latin arcus "a bow, arch," from PIE root *arku- "bowed, curved" (cf. Gothic arhvazna "arrow," Old English earh, Old Norse ör; also, via notion of "supple, flexible," Greek arkeuthos, Latvian ercis "juniper," Russian rakita, Czech rokyta, Serbo-Croatian rakita "brittle willow"). Electrical sense is from 1821.
1893, in the electrical sense, from arc (n.). Meaning "to move in an arc" attested by 1954. Related: Arced; arcing.