(noun, adjective, verb)


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

Similar word(s): superior, condescending, patronising, patronizing

2. naughtily or annoyingly playful

Similar word(s): playful, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked

Sentences with arch as an adjective:

- I attempted to hide my emotions, but an arch remark escaped my lips.


1. a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening

Definition categories: shape, curve

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

Definition categories: body

3. a passageway under a curved masonry construction

- they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory

Similar word(s): archway

Definition categories: man–made, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway

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

Definition categories: man–made, construction, structure

Sentences with arch as a noun:

- to pass into the arch of a bridge


1. form an arch or curve

- her back arches

Similar word(s): arc, curve

Definition categories: motion, bend, flex

Sentences with arch as a verb:

- The cat arched its back