1. [Noun]: a passageway under an arch

2. [Noun]: a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening

3. [Noun]: (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

4. [Noun]: a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially arches of the feet)

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

6. [Verb]: form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"

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