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Definition of arched

: made with or formed in an arch or a series of arches an arched beam : covered with an arch an arched doorway

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Recent Examples on the Web Throughout the home, the arched windows feature ornately carved original wooden cornices. Michelle Matthews |, al, "After decades of neglect, it’s time for this historic home in Mobile to shine once again," 12 Feb. 2020 Two majestic, stone piers rise from the river at an entrance to the town — the remnants of a 12th century, four-arched bridge. Washington Post, "A Turkish dam is about to flood one of the oldest continuously settled places on Earth," 27 Nov. 2019 At least four people died and two others remained missing Tuesday after a towering arched bridge in Taiwan collapsed, causing a burning oil tanker truck to fall into the water onto fishing boats below, according to reports. Fox News, "Taiwan arch bridge collapse leaves at least 4 dead; 2 remain missing," 2 Oct. 2019 Breathtaking in any season, the highway is especially picturesque in spring, when endemic wildflowers bloom, and winter, when waterfalls freeze and massive icicles hang from graceful arched bridges. National Geographic, "Here are 10 of the world’s most spectacular road trips," 13 Sep. 2019 It is housed in one of the city’s most imposing buildings, a high-rise tower on Broad Street with giant, arched entryways set into its Beaux-Arts facade. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "For Wells Fargo, history is an asset. And a useful distraction.," 9 Oct. 2019 From Mediterraneans with arched windows in Tiburon, to rigid, ultra-modern designs in Wine Country, Heckmann conceptualizes homes that are unique, inviting and luxurious., "Designer Profile: Michael Heckmann, principal, Tiburon-based Heckmann Architects," 18 Dec. 2019 The rebuilt roof’s dormers and gables give quirky angles to some rooms, and its original arched windows are now double-pane insulated. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Stunning penthouse sits atop Brush Park mansion brought back to life," 30 Nov. 2019 Inside, the 1930s home maintains its typical Southern California feel with high, arched doorways and wood beamed ceilings. Claudia Harmata,, "Aaron Paul Lists $2.2 Million L.A. House, Reportedly Once Home to Brad Pitt — See Inside!," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of arched

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Arched.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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