When we arrived into Lalish, arches with symbols representing the sun indicated we were nearing the temple complex.
The tomb, though much smaller than the palace, is similarly a vision of ornate twists, arches, and peaks.
For the uninitiated, it is the white French castle that is built over a river with arches that give it such a unique dimension.
"That's Orlando," Roth explains, referencing one character's concept of ultimate paradise—the arches of Disney World.
The people faded away, the arches, the vaulted roof vanished.
The doorway of Malmesbury Church has eight arches, recessed one within the other.
And the procession marched under one of the arches of the bridge.
There were six arches here, of which the two centre ones had a span of 100 ft.
One delicious game seems to have been suggested by the arches in the garden.
The arches look as if they had supplanted a sixth arch of the nave.
1540s, "chief, principal," from prefix arch-; used in 12c. archangel, etc., but extended to so many derogatory uses (arch-rogue, arch-knave, etc.) that by mid-17c. it acquired a meaning of "roguish, mischievous," since softened to "saucy." Also found in archwife (late 14c.), variously defined as "a wife of a superior order" or "a dominating woman, virago."
early 14c., "to form an arch" (implied in arched); c.1400, "to furnish with an arch," from arch (n.). Related: Arching.
An organ or structure having a curved or bowlike appearance, especially either of two arched sections of the bony structure of the foot.
In architecture, a curved or pointed opening that spans a doorway, window, or other space.
Note: The form of arch used in building often serves to distinguish styles of architecture from one another. For example, Romanesque architecture usually employs a round arch, and Gothic architecture, a pointed arch.
an architectural term found only in Ezek. 40:16, 21, 22, 26, 29. There is no absolute proof that the Israelites employed arches in their buildings. The arch was employed in the building of the pyramids of Egypt. The oldest existing arch is at Thebes, and bears the date B.C. 1350. There are also still found the remains of an arch, known as Robinson's Arch, of the bridge connecting Zion and Moriah. (See TYROPOEON VALLEY.)