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 The Art Deco exterior had a Vegas flair and featured neon stars, peach paint and an archway visitors could drive under. al, 14 Dec. 2021 For Van Deraa, the archway and the sleigh are her favorite pieces. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 4 Dec. 2021 As for the stereotypical sombrero-wearers, they were replaced with the nondescript figures of a man doing masonry work and of a woman in an archway with a child nearby. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Oct. 2021 In the photos, many of which were screenshots from security cameras in an archway of the Capitol’s lower west terrace, Manley is seen spraying officers with pepper spray and throwing the empty canister at the officers. al, 18 Oct. 2021 And at the archway’s edge, a woman sprawled on the ground, unconscious. New York Times, 16 Oct. 2021 When another officer tried to come to the aid of his colleague, McAbee swung at him before turning back to the other officer, pulling him out of the archway and pinning him down., 21 Aug. 2021 The foyer has a high ceiling and leads past a large archway with hidden storage and into the formal dining area. Dallas News, 21 Aug. 2021 The 40-minute outdoor ceremony was held under an archway of florals created by Vincenzo D’Ascanio. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 30 July 2021

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First Known Use of archway

1715, in the meaning defined above

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23 Dec 2021

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“Archway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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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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