arch n
An ancient Greek shoemaker ran home when there was an earthquake, only to discover he had fallen arches. archenemy n, archly adv

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  • arch — arch1 [ärch] n. [ME < OFr arche < ML arca < L arcus, arch: see ARC] 1. a curved structure, as of masonry, that supports the weight of material over an open space, as in a bridge, doorway, etc. 2. any similar structure, as a monument 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Arch — Arch, n. [See {Arch }, pref.] A chief. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] My worthy arch and patron comes to night. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arch — [adj1] principal, superior accomplished, champion, chief, consummate, expert, finished, first, foremost, greatest, head, highest, leading, main, major, master, preeminent, premier, primary, top; concept 574 Ant. inferior arch [adj2] knowing, coy… …   New thesaurus

  • arch — n *curve, bow, arc arch adj *saucy, pert Analogous words: roguish, waggish, impish, mischievous, *playful: mocking, deriding or derisive, twitting (see corresponding verbs at RIDICULE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • arch-buttress — see arch n. III …   Useful english dictionary

  • arch — {{11}}arch (adj.) 1540s, chief, principal, from prefix ARCH (Cf. arch ); used in 12c. archangel, etc., but extended to so many derogatory uses (arch rogue, arch knave, etc.) that by mid 17c. it acquired a meaning of roguish, mischievous, since… …   Etymology dictionary

  • arch — Any structure resembling a bent bow or an a.; an arc. In anatomy, any vaulted or archlike structure. See arcus. SYN: arcus [TA]. [thru O. Fr. fr. L. arcus, bow] abdominothoracic a. a bell shaped line defined by the lower end of the sternum and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Arch Linux — Famille GNU/Linux …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Arch Chemicals — ARCH Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE|ARJ), based in Norwalk, Connecticut [ string=Arch+Chemicals which=company x=83 y=14 page=1] Arch Chemicals was founded in 1999 when old, stalwart… …   Wikipedia

  • Arch Enemy — en concert Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

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