View synonyms for arched


[ ahrcht ]


  1. made, covered, or spanned with an arch or arches.
  2. having the form of an arch.
  3. Heraldry. noting an ordinary or partition line formed as a slight curve.


/ ɑːtʃt /


  1. provided with or spanned by an arch or arches
  2. shaped like an arch; curved

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Other Words From

  • un·arched adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of arched1

First recorded in 1575–85; arch 1 + -ed 3
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Example Sentences

Earlier this summer, many media observers’ eyebrows arched when a Vice spokesman told The New York Times that Vice would drop the production of written content by up to 50%.

From Digiday

Plus, there are ample opportunities to get out and stretch your legs on short hikes to arched rocks, ancient petroglyphs, and narrow sandstone canyons.

For some, the phrase may conjure up images of a close-knit family, a steady job, and a Victorian house at the end of a street arched with oak trees.

From Quartz

Your pelvis should be tilted, back slightly arched, and eyes looking forward.

Hinge forward at your hips and lower your torso until it’s nearly parallel to the floor, keeping your back straight or slightly arched.

Or gazing towards the Bible stories, saints and martyrs depicted in the arched stained glass windows.

The tour starts with a difficult choice: which of the three arched doorways will you choose?

When they returned, many came to this small building with arched windows only a few blocks from the grimy Caspian beach.

For other photographers, models arched their backs and posed.

The gracefully arched ceiling of the Oval Office can make the biggest of men look small.

The Arab pricked his ears, swished his long and arched tail viciously, and showed the whites of his eyes.

He was looking at me with eyebrows arched, curiously, and there was a faint suggestion of hostility in the set of his mouth.

A peculiar form of grave common in these chambers, as well as in the galleries, is that known as the arcosolium, or arched tomb.

Sometimes the recess is rectangular instead of arched, and is then called by De Rossi sepolcro a mensa, or table tomb.

The high-arched temple, in the centre of which stands the sarcophagus, is inlaid with mosaic work of rare stones.


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