arch·​way | \ˈärch-ˌwā \

Definition of archway 

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

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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 Curtains hid their sleepover quarters, which was decorated with orange balloon archways. Emily Bloch,, "Miami Dolphins and Ashley HomeStore surprise local children with new beds," 28 June 2018 An archway in the dining room is wallpapered in Lions season tickets. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Father, son bond writing U.P. bars book and it becomes a cult classic," 10 June 2018 Seven of those were built between 1903 and 1919 and another, the Whitehead Building constructed in 1939, is a stunning old school schoolhouse with large windows and a number of open archways. Bill Banks, ajc, "Buildings on old UMCH property eligible for historic register," 11 May 2018 The imposing brick building featured an ornate white archway and lintel over the entrance, and balconies for each unit., "Meghan Markle's surprising Cleveland connection: The Royal Wedding," 8 May 2018 Gold leaf covers the archways and altar of La Compañía de Jesús, a 16th-century Jesuit church and one of several in Old Town that combines Moorish and Spanish Baroque design. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "At Catholic Churches, a Global Communion," 29 Mar. 2018 The grand archway on Nelson Street is said to have been built according to the principles of feng shui, thus bringing good luck. The Economist, "Europe’s oldest Chinatown fights for survival," 31 May 2018 Nobu fans will feel right at home at the Coral Towers outpost of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s eponymous Japanese restaurant family, situated beyond an illuminated archway at Atlantis resort on Paradise Island. Céline Bossart, Town & Country, "The Complete Travel Guide to Nassau and Paradise Island in the Bahamas," 30 Nov. 2017

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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 \

Kids Definition of archway

1 : a passage under an arch

2 : an arch over a passage

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