Synonyms of arch


1. arch, curve, curved shape

usage: a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening

2. arch, skeletal structure

usage: a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

3. arch, archway, entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree

usage: a passageway under a curved masonry construction; "they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory"

4. arch, structure, construction

usage: (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it


1. arch, curve, arc, bend, flex

usage: form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"


1. arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising, superior (vs. inferior)

usage: (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

2. arch(prenominal), skilled (vs. unskilled)

usage: expert in skulduggery; "an arch criminal"

3. arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked, playful (vs. unplayful)

usage: naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"

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Definition and meaning of arch (Dictionary)