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overarch

[ oh-ver-ahrch ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to span with or like an arch:

    A new bridge overarches the river.



verb (used without object)

  1. to form an arch over something:

    a cerulean sky overarching in the early twilight.

overarch

/ ˌəʊvərˈɑːtʃ /

verb

  1. tr to form an arch over


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Word History and Origins

Origin of overarch1

First recorded in 1660–70; over- + arch 1
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Example Sentences

The scene from which he looked down,—was it the mere upper chamber of Juda, or did it overarch the human world?

What matters it that the tree planted to-day shall never overarch and protect you from the smiting sun?

How abstract would be anything common to all times and places, how terrible a mocking truth that should overarch them for ever!

"To thee—and to thy seed:" these words span the gulf of two thousand years, and overarch the Mosaic dispensation.

Wonderful, too, are the Palms that overarch the driveway, and beautiful the gardens and panorama beyond.

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