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Instep vs. Arch

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Instep

The arched middle part of the human foot between the toes and the ankle.
May 26, 2022

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.
May 26, 2022

Instep

The part of a shoe or stocking covering the instep.
May 26, 2022

Arch

A usually curved structure forming the upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway.
May 26, 2022

Instep

(anatomy) The arched part of the top of the foot between the toes and the ankle.
May 26, 2022
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Arch

A structure, such as a freestanding monument, shaped like an inverted U.
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Instep

A section of any footwear covering that part of the foot.
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Arch

A curve with the ends down and the middle up:the arch of a raised eyebrow.
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Instep

In horses, the hind leg from the ham to the pastern joint.
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Arch

(Anatomy)An organ or structure having a curved or bowlike appearance, especially either of two arched sections of the bony structure of the foot.
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Instep

The arched middle portion of the human foot next in front of the ankle joint.
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Arch

To provide with an arch:arch a passageway.
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Instep

The part of a shoe, boot, or stocking covering the instep{1}.
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Arch

To cause to form an arch or similar curve.
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Instep

That part of the hind leg of the horse and allied animals, between the hock, or ham, and the pastern joint.
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Arch

To bend backward:The dancers alternately arched and hunched their backs.
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Instep

The arch of the foot
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Arch

To span:"the rude bridge that arched the flood"(Ralph Waldo Emerson).
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Instep

The part of a shoe or stocking that covers the instep
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Arch

To form an arch or archlike curve:The high fly ball arched toward the stands.
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Arch

Chief; principal
Their arch foe.
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Arch

Mischievous; roguish
"She ... was arch enough to inform the queen whenever I committed any folly that she thought would be diverting to her majesty" (Jonathan Swift).
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Arch

Teasing, ironic, or sardonic
"I know, Edy Boardman said none too amiably with an arch glance from her shortsighted eyes. I know who is Tommy's sweetheart" (James Joyce).
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Arch

An inverted U shape.
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Arch

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

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

Any place covered by an arch; an archway.
To pass into the arch of a bridge
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Arch

An arc; a part of a curve.
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Arch

A natural arch-shaped opening in a rock mass.
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Arch

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

(obsolete) chief
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Arch

To form into an arch shape.
The cat arched its back
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Arch

To cover with an arch or arches.
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Arch

Knowing, clever, mischievous
I attempted to hide my emotions, but an arch remark escaped my lips.
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Arch

Principal; primary
They were arch enemies.
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Arch

Any part of a curved line.
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Arch

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.
May 26, 2022

Arch

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

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

A chief.
My worthy arch and patron comes to-night.
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Arch

To cover with an arch or arches.
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Arch

To form or bend into the shape of an arch.
The horse arched his neck.
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Arch

To form into an arch; to curve.
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Arch

Chief; eminent; greatest; principal.
The most arch act of piteous massacre.
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Arch

Cunning or sly; sportively mischievous; roguish; as, an arch look, word, lad.
[He] spoke his request with so arch a leer.
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Arch

A curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
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Arch

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

A passageway under an arch
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Arch

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

Form an arch or curve;
Her back arches
Her hips curve nicely
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Arch

(of persons) highest in rank or authority or office;
His arch rival
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Arch

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

Expert in skulduggery;
An arch criminal
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