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arch in Architecture topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_008_aarcharch1 /ɑːtʃ $ ɑːrtʃ/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 arch.jpg AAa structure with a curved top and straight sides that supports the weight of a bridge or building2 AAa curved structure above a door, window etc3 HBHa curved structure of bones in the middle of your foot4 CFsomething with a curved top and straight sides
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archIt also has a horseshoe arch entrance to the sanctuary, but its decoration is poorer than that at S. Juan.Sculptures of angels dance among the soaring arches that form the ceiling of the mission.More thick dry stone arches connect the two ruins and lead the eye into a singular landscape.Graffiti covered the arch at the base of Fifth Avenue.Repeat for the other side of the arch.The arch is a beacon for folks heading West.It was built as a triumphal arch for King Matthias in 1614.