arched

adjective
\ ˈärcht How to pronounce arched (audio) \

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

Examples of arched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The style is common in older buildings with wide-open spaces, and is marked by an arched roof and, notably, a lack of support columns in the middle. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas, chicagotribune.com, "More Chicago buildings buckle Monday morning under weight of seasonal snow surplus," 22 Feb. 2021 But when the pounding Jalisco sun bursts back through, a skylight concealed behind the arched threshold floods the stairs with light, resurrecting them from the shadows. New York Times, "In and Around Guadalajara, Homes Like Sanctuaries," 15 Feb. 2021 Its design features a stone exterior, an Italian tile roof, a gallery-like hallway with arched ceiling details and a wine cellar. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "See an ‘authentic Tuscan home’ in the heart of Dallas’ Preston Hollow," 10 Feb. 2021 There are crowd-control barriers made from arched black steel. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Trump Called Himself the ‘Builder President.’ But What Did He Actually Build?," 20 Jan. 2021 On the opposite end of the room, three arched doorways lead to a dining area. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Go inside this $4.9 million Bluffview property with a working horse barn and putting green," 31 Dec. 2020 Design details include: marble and stone flooring, arched doorways, and numerous fireplaces throughout. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This $160 Million Estate Is the Most Expensive Home in the U.S. to Hit the Auction Block - See Inside," 21 Dec. 2020 Inside, arched doorways and dark hardwood beams provide Mediterranean flair. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Comedian Kathy Griffin cashes out in Bel-Air," 19 Dec. 2020 Inside, arched doorways and dark hardwood beams provide the Mediterranean flair. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Kathy Griffin gets $14 million for Mediterranean mansion in Bel-Air," 7 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'arched.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of arched

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about arched

Time Traveler for arched

Time Traveler

The first known use of arched was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for arched

Last Updated

28 Feb 2021

Cite this Entry

“Arched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arched. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on arched

What made you want to look up arched? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!