arch
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arch(
arch
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (architecture)
a. el arco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We had to buy special windows to fit the arches near the roof.Tuvimos que comprar ventanas especiales para que cupieran en los arcos cercanos al techo.
b. la bóveda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The high arches at the entrance gave the banquet hall an added elegance.Las bóvedas altas en la entrada le daban una elegancia adicional al salón de banquetes.
2. (anatomy)
a. el arco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have high arches, so it seemed natural that I'd become a ballerina.Tengo los arcos altos, así que parecía natural que me hiciera bailarina.
b. el puente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My arches have stopped hurting ever since I started using insoles.Me dejaron de doler los puentes cuando empecé a usar plantillas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to shape into a curve)
a. arquear
She arched her back as she did the exercise and injured herself.Arqueó la espalda para hacer el ejercicio y se hizo daño.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to shape into a curve)
a. arquearse
His back arched so much during the seizure that he nearly broke his spine.Su espalda se arqueó tanto durante el ataque que casi se rompió el espinazo.
b. formar un arco
The trees arched across the street and provided shade during the summer.Los árboles formaban un arco sobre la calle y daban sombra durante el verano.
A prefix is an affix that is added to the beginning of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. auto, pre).
prefix
5. (great)
a. archi-
The superhero spent years trying to defeat his arch-enemy.El superhéroe se pasó años tratando de vencer a su archienemigo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (mischievous)
a. pícaro
Once we saw that arch smile of his, we knew he was up to no good.Al ver esa sonrisa pícara suya, supimos que no estaba haciendo nada bueno.
b. malicioso
His arch sense of humor and penchant for pranks always got him into trouble.Su sentido de humor malicioso y su gusto por las bromas siempre lo metían en líos.
7. (superior)
a. de superioridad
Although her critique seemed nice enough, her arch tone gave away how she really felt.Aunque su crítica parecía agradable, su tono de superioridad reveló cómo se sentía de verdad.
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arch
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mischievous)
a. pícaro(a)
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arch [ɑːtʃ]
noun
1 (Archit) arco (m); (vault) bóveda (f)
2 [of foot] puente (m)
fallen arches pies (m) planos
3 (dental) arcada (f); arco (m)
transitive verb
[+back, body etc] arquear
to arch one's eyebrows arquear las cejas
intransitive verb
1 arquearse; formar un arco
2
to arch over (Archit) abovedar
arch [ɑːtʃ]
adjective
(great)
an arch traitor an arch villain the arch villain
an arch criminal un consumado delincuente; an arch hypocrite un consumado hipócrita; un hipócrita de primer orden
arch [ɑːtʃ]
adjective
1 (superior) [+look] de superioridad; [+remark] en tono de superioridad
2 (mischievous) malicioso
3 (cunning) [+glance, person] astuto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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