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

Examples of archway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yoko climbed out of the vehicle first and began walking towards the archway. Kenneth Womack, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Happened on John Lennon’s Last Day," 30 Nov. 2020 Visitors who enter the house are immediately met by two nativity scenes, several nutcrackers, wreaths and Santa Clauses and at least three Christmas trees and countless ornaments around the archway in the foyer, according to pictures on the listing. Ann W. Schmidt, Fox News, "New Jersey Christmas mansion selling for $2.19M overflows with holiday decor," 26 Nov. 2020 The sculptures, 35 feet tall, would form a partial archway along the six blocks between 4th and 10th streets. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "8 urban design disasters the Twin Cities has avoided," 23 Oct. 2020 Circle Tower is also known for its Egyptian motifs with Egyptian figures carved below the archway entrance and scattered throughout the building’s interior and exterior. Christine Fernando, The Indianapolis Star, "Studio 2000 has closed. What will happen to the iconic Art Deco space it occupied?," 1 Sep. 2020 Now Don Jose rules the archway with chicken that radiates charcoal flavor through skin that takes turns being crispy and moist, painted with warm chile spice that doesn’t lean as hard on the radioactive achiote orange. Mike Sutter,, "5 San Antonio pollos asados restaurants for great norteño-style Mexican grilled chicken," 30 July 2020 The restaurant will source all of its fresh produce from Matteson’s garden, which features a huge archway that can hold 100-pound heirloom squashes, as well as from other gardens no more than 10 minutes away. Janelle Bitker,, "4th Street Social Club to bring hyper-local, plant-based dining to Sonoma County," 8 July 2020 The bookshelves are double-sided and serve as the archways around doors that fold into the wall, providing a view into the courtyard when opened. Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas News, "Check out the light-filled interior of this Santa Barbara style home in Dallas," 2 Apr. 2020 Downstairs, a courtyard and Gothic archways lead into white studios that illuminate his works. Gemma Askham, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Things to Do in Barcelona," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of archway

1715, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2020

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“Archway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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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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