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Arch vs. Ark

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Archnoun

An inverted U shape.

Arknoun

A large box with a flat lid.

Archnoun

An arch-shaped arrangement of trapezoidal stones, designed to redistribute downward force outward.

Arknoun

Noah's Ark: the ship built by Noah to save his family and a collection of animals from the deluge.

Archnoun

(architecture) An architectural element having the shape of an arch

Arknoun

Something affording protection; safety, shelter, refuge

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Archnoun

Any place covered by an arch; an archway.

‘to pass into the arch of a bridge’;

Arknoun

A spacious type of boat with a flat bottom.

Archnoun

An arc; a part of a curve.

Arknoun

(Judaism) The Ark of the Covenant.

Archnoun

A natural arch-shaped opening in a rock mass.

Arknoun

(Judaism) A decorated cabinet at the front of a synagogue, in which Torah scrolls are kept.

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Archnoun

(anatomy) Curved part of the bottom of a foot.

Arknoun

A chest, or coffer.

‘Bearing that precious relic in an ark.’;

Archnoun

(obsolete) A chief.

Arknoun

The oblong chest of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, which supported the mercy seat with its golden cherubs, and occupied the most sacred place in the sanctuary. In it Moses placed the two tables of stone containing the ten commandments. Called also the Ark of the Covenant.

Archverb

To form into an arch shape

‘The cat arched its back’;

Arknoun

The large, chestlike vessel in which Noah and his family were preserved during the Deluge. Gen. vi. Hence: Any place of refuge.

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Archverb

To cover with an arch or arches.

Arknoun

A large flatboat used on Western American rivers to transport produce to market.

Archadjective

Knowing, clever, mischievous.

‘I attempted to hide my emotions, but an arch remark escaped my lips.’;

Arknoun

(Judaism) sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments

Archadjective

Principal; primary.

Arknoun

a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the Flood

Archnoun

Any part of a curved line.

Archnoun

Usually a curved member made up of separate wedge-shaped solids, with the joints between them disposed in the direction of the radii of the curve; used to support the wall or other weight above an opening. In this sense arches are segmental, round (i. e., semicircular), or pointed.

Archnoun

Any place covered by an arch; an archway; as, to pass into the arch of a bridge.

Archnoun

Any curvature in the form of an arch; as, the arch of the aorta.

Archnoun

A chief.

‘My worthy arch and patron comes to-night.’;

Archverb

To cover with an arch or arches.

Archverb

To form or bend into the shape of an arch.

‘The horse arched his neck.’;

Archverb

To form into an arch; to curve.

Archadjective

Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.

‘The most arch act of piteous massacre.’;

Archadjective

Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.

‘[He] spoke his request with so arch a leer.’;

Archnoun

a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening

Archnoun

a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially arches of the feet)

Archnoun

a passageway under an arch

Archnoun

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

Archverb

form an arch or curve;

‘her back arches’; ‘her hips curve nicely’;

Archadjective

(of persons) highest in rank or authority or office;

‘his arch rival’;

Archadjective

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

Archadjective

expert in skulduggery;

‘an arch criminal’;

Arch

An arch is a vertical curved structure that spans an elevated space and may or may not support the weight above it, or in case of a horizontal arch like an arch dam, the hydrostatic pressure against it. Arches may be synonymous with vaults, but a vault may be distinguished as a continuous arch forming a roof.

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