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 arcs
Those episodes were great but they lacked some of the great things that happen when you let arcs grow.‘Michael J. Fox Show’ Creator: We’re Not Canceled…Yet|Kevin Fallon|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We must now find the maximum value of these arcs of correction corresponding to the mean inclination of 2° 45′.Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms|T. Bassnett
The current is made to enter at the carbon rod, so that the arcs formed cause consumption of the carbon.
Again and again the cold scene was lighted up by the arcs of the aurora.From Pole to Pole|Sven Anders Hedin
The folds of Central America are tangential to the two arcs thus formed.
In the employment of arcs of circles several methods of finding the necessary radius are found in practice.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
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.