archway

noun

arch·​way ˈärch-ˌwā How to pronounce archway (audio)
: a way or passage under an arch
also : an arch over a passage

Examples of archway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here three simple archways supported four plinths that would have displayed statues of Severus Alexander, the reigning emperor, and three predecessors: Septimius Severus, Caracalla and Julia Domna. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 May 2024 The couple's wedding featured all-white florals and a handwritten vow exchange beneath a baby’s breath archway. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 14 May 2024 The police in 1968, surrounding an archway leading to the International Amphitheater in Chicago, the site of that year’s Democratic National Convention. Mitch Smith, New York Times, 8 May 2024 There, police formed a defensive line at the mouth of an archway leading to an entrance of the Capitol building known as the Tunnel. Jeff A. Chamer, Charlotte Observer, 6 Mar. 2024 Immediately upon entering the lobby, guests are greeted with a 360-degree mural that depicts Hawaiian history from ancient to modern times and soaring archways that mimic the design of traditional Hawaiian canoes. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 8 Apr. 2024 The main floor features a dramatic foyer with limestone archways and a vaulted ceiling, and a spacious living room with an ornate fireplace, decorative moldings, and extravagant textured wallpaper. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2024 Across the street was a gated archway draped with thorny brown vines. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 The space features brick archways lined with colorful lights, alcoves adorned with murals and large booths plus bar seating. The Arizona Republic, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1715, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of archway was in 1715

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Cite this Entry

“Archway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archway. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

archway

noun
arch·​way ˈärch-ˌwā How to pronounce archway (audio)
: a passage under an arch
also : an arch over a passage

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