archway

[ahrch-wey]

noun Architecture.

an entrance or passage under an arch.
a covering or enclosing arch.

Nearby words

  1. archosaur,
  2. archpriest,
  3. archrival,
  4. archsee,
  5. archt.,
  6. archy,
  7. arciform,
  8. arcimboldi,
  9. arcimboldo,
  10. arcing

Origin of archway

First recorded in 1795–1805; arch1 + way1

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British Dictionary definitions for archway

archway

noun

a passageway or entrance under an arch or arches
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Word Origin and History for archway

archway

n.

1802, from arch (n.) + way.

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