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Another word for arch

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Verb
  1. To swerve from a straight line

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center:
      2. Moving in or forming a circle.
      3. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
      1. A line that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      2. A surface that deviates from planarity in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      3. Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
      1. An implement or tool, such as a bishop's crosier or a shepherd's staff, with a bent or curved part.
      2. A part that is curved or bent like a hook.
      3. A curve or bend; a turn:
      1. The front section of a ship or boat.
      2. Either of the sides of this front section:
      3. The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow in a racing shell.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. Something shaped like a curve or arch:
      2. A segment of a circle.
      3. An electric arc.
      1. To fish with a hook and line.
      2. To try to get something by indirect or artful means:
      3. A fishhook or fishing tackle.
    See also:

    straight

  2. To incline the body

      1. To bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back:
      2. To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
      3. To lower or debase oneself:
      1. To crush or crunch.
      2. To crumple or squeeze; hunch:
      3. To hunch:
      1. An intuitive feeling or a premonition:
      2. A hump.
      3. A lump or chunk:
      1. A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
      2. A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine.
      3. The act or an instance of having sexual intercourse.
      1. The front section of a ship or boat.
      2. Either of the sides of this front section:
      3. The oar or the person wielding the oar closest to the bow in a racing shell.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
    See also:

    posture

Another word for arch

Modifier
  1. Main

      1. First or highest in rank or importance.
      2. Of, relating to, or being financial principal, or a principal in a financial transaction.
      3. One who holds a position of presiding rank, especially the head of an elementary school, middle school, or high school.
      1. Most important; principal.
      2. Exerted to the utmost; sheer:
      3. Connected to or located near the mainmast:
      1. One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
      2. A chief petty officer.
      3. The chief engineer of a ship.
    See also:

    principal

  2. Playfully mischievous

    See also:

    jaunty

Noun
      1. A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a ski.
      2. The condition of having an arched surface.
      3. A setting of automobile wheels in which they are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
      1. A small sheltered bay in the shoreline of a sea, river, or lake.
      2. A recess or small valley in the side of a mountain.
      3. A cave or cavern.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. The act of curving or the state of being curved.
      2. The ratio of the change in the angle of a tangent that moves over a given arc to the length of the arc.
      3. The limit of this ratio as the length of the arc approaches zero.
      1. A passageway under an arch.
      2. An arch over an entrance or passageway.
      1. forming an arch
      2. an arched part
      3. a series of arches
      1. The lowermost part of an entablature in classical architecture that rests directly on top of a column.
      2. The molding around a door or window.
      1. A structure, such as a section of vaulting or corbeling, set diagonally across the interior angle between two walls to provide a transition from a square to a polygonal or more nearly circular base on which to construct a dome.
      1. A decorative molding carried around an arched wall opening.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. The extent or measure of space between two points or extremities, as of a bridge or roof; the breadth.
      2. The distance between the tips of the wings of an airplane.
      3. The section between two intermediate supports of a bridge.
      1. A distribution curve in which the frequencies are cumulative.
      2. A frequency distribution.
      3. A diagonal rib of a Gothic vault.
      1. A vaulted roof or ceiling.
      2. A small dome set on a circular or polygonal base or resting on pillars.
      3. A domelike structure surmounting a roof or dome, often used as a lookout or to admit light and air.
      1. A roof or vault having a circular, polygonal, or elliptical base and a generally hemispherical or semispherical shape.
      2. A geodesic dome.
      3. A domelike structure, object, or natural formation.
      1. An arched structure, usually of masonry or concrete, serving to cover a space.
      2. An arched overhead covering, such as the sky, that resembles the architectural structure in form.
      3. A room or space, such as a cellar or storeroom, with arched walls and ceiling, especially when underground.
      1. A line that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      2. A surface that deviates from planarity in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      3. Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
      1. Something shaped like a curve or arch:
      2. A segment of a circle.
      3. An electric arc.
Verb
      1. A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else.
      2. A fishhook.
      3. A curved or barbed plant or animal part.
      1. A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
      2. A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine.
      3. The act or an instance of having sexual intercourse.
      1. An intuitive feeling or a premonition:
      2. A hump.
      3. A lump or chunk:
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. The shape and structure of an object:
      2. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal; figure:
      3. A model of the human figure or part of it used for displaying clothes.
      1. To cause to assume a curved or angular shape:
      2. To bring (a bow, for example) into a state of tension by drawing on a string or line.
      3. To force to assume a different direction or shape, according to one's own purpose:
      1. A line that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      2. A surface that deviates from planarity in a smooth, continuous fashion.
      3. Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
      1. A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a ski.
      2. The condition of having an arched surface.
      3. A setting of automobile wheels in which they are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
      1. To lengthen, widen, or distend:
      2. To cause to extend from one place to another or across a given space:
      3. To make taut; tighten:
      1. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center:
      2. Moving in or forming a circle.
      3. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
      1. To cause (something) to be longer, wider, or cover more area:
      2. To enlarge the scope or effect of:
      3. To cause (something) to last longer: