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 arced
As it rose, it grew perceptibly larger, to dwindle again as it arced over the western horizon.Astounding Stories, July, 1931|Various
The Nipe arced backwards in a half-somersault and landed flat on his back.Anything You Can Do|Gordon Randall Garrett
It arced over the bare strip between the two armies and fell in the Tartar mass without result that he could see.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
Above the sun it arced its way into the heavens in the direction in which they knew Mars lay.Giants on the Earth|Sterner St. Paul Meek
The Nipe arced backward in a half somersault and landed flat on his back.Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
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.