\ 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

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The home, built in 2009, has European inspired finishing and fixtures that include arched doorways, column pillars and stone flooring. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Paradise Valley mansion with putting green, guest house sells for $5.6M," 15 July 2019 Stone columns frame a sunny solarium, and three arched doorways connect the space to the outdoors. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard posts Pacific Palisades villa for sale at $52 million," 19 July 2019 Upstairs, the master has cathedral ceilings, a dressing room, and a private bath with walk-in shower, soaking tub, radiant-heat floors, and grand arched window. Jon Gorey,, "For sale: Homes with treehouses," 5 July 2019 This includes architectural details, such as arched windows and stained glass. Carisa Crawford Chappell,, "As congregations shrink, Chicago churches see new life as homes, apartments and condos," 11 June 2019 What’s up with those tiny arched windows sprinkled throughout Florence, Italy, that have wooden shutters and sometimes look like mini-me versions of the front door? Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "Wine Windows Were the Original Speakeasies," 1 Apr. 2019 And, in an extreme example of the new burrowing into the old, the architects set up a server closet in one of the arched caverns. Inga Saffron,, "Remember that 'Real World' house? It's now a sleek tech headquarters," 3 May 2018 The second stories of these homes were uniquely tall and featured high, arched windows that extended past the eave of the roof, adding to the heightened appearance of the house. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "French Provincial Design Has Always Set the Bar For Casual Elegance," 11 Jan. 2019 The singer took a thick, arched rimming of black kohl to the extreme, fanning it out toward the brow in an angular sweep, as well as along the inner corners of the eye. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Proves Why an Extreme Cat Eye Is an Instant Look Changer," 11 Nov. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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