arch·​way | \ ˈärch-ˌwā How to pronounce archway (audio) \

Definition of archway

: a way or passage under an arch also : an arch over a passage

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Klennert keeps his parking-lot gate closed in winter, but welcomes visitors to enter through an archway and explore his outdoor sculpture park filled with life-size figures of animals and other objects fashioned from old machinery and scrap metal. Carol Pucci, The Seattle Times, "For a visit without the crowds, head to Mount Rainier in winter," 20 Feb. 2019 Cars pass through two concrete archways underneath. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "‘It’s a long time coming’: $6.2 million wildlife bridge over I-90 nears completion," 25 Sep. 2018 Now, a majestic archway in the new two-story entry makes a more formal first impression. Saxon Henry, ELLE Decor, "Relaxing into Grace," 5 July 2012 The stone walls, archways and courtyards are still imposing. Michael Siconolfi, WSJ, "Searching the Amalfi Coast for Long-Lost Family Ties," 11 Oct. 2018 At the Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles, pictured on July 5, 2018, books literally form walls, windows and archways. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018 The front archway of the chapel was decorated in foliage and flowers sourced locally from Windsor Great Park, combined with roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries, according to a Palace press release. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank's First Kiss as Newlyweds Compared to Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's," 12 Oct. 2018 The Last Bookstore is truly a refuge, books form walls and windows, archways, tumble off shelves. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018 The 14,700 square feet of living space features soaring ceilings and curved archways and windows. Lauren Beale,, "U.S. ambassador to Denmark lists her Bel-Air home for sale at $37 million," 2 Apr. 2018

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1715, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of archway

: a passage that goes under an arch also : an arch over a passage


arch·​way | \ ˈärch-ˌwā How to pronounce archway (audio) \

Kids Definition of archway

1 : a passage under an arch
2 : an arch over a passage

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