overarch

[oh-ver-ahrch]
verb (used without object)
  1. to form an arch over something: a cerulean sky overarching in the early twilight.

Origin of overarch

First recorded in 1660–70; over- + arch1
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Examples from the Web for overarch

Historical Examples of overarch

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

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

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

    Soliloquies in England

    George Santayana

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


British Dictionary definitions for overarch

overarch

verb
  1. (tr) to form an arch over
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