Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun arch

4 senses of arch

Sense 1
arch -- (a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening)
       => curve, curved shape -- (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)

Sense 2
arch -- (a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet))
       => skeletal structure -- (any structure created by the skeleton of an organism)

Sense 3
arch, archway -- (a passageway under a curved masonry construction; "they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory")
       => entrance, entranceway, entryway, entry, entree -- (something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral")

Sense 4
arch -- ((architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it)
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb arch

1 sense of arch

Sense 1
arch, curve, arc -- (form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Antonyms of adj arch

3 senses of arch

Sense 1
arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising -- ((used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension)

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of or characteristic of low rank or importance)

Sense 2
arch (prenominal) -- (expert in skulduggery; "an arch criminal")

INDIRECT (VIA skilled) -> unskilled -- (not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship")

Sense 3
arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked -- (naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank")

INDIRECT (VIA playful) -> unplayful, serious, sober -- (completely lacking in playfulness)

Similarity of adj arch

3 senses of arch

Sense 1
arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising -- ((used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension)
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler")

Sense 2
arch (prenominal) -- (expert in skulduggery; "an arch criminal")
       => skilled (vs. unskilled) -- (having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade")

Sense 3
arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked -- (naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank")
       => playful (vs. unplayful) -- (full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school")

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