arch-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: a curved, two-sided, symmetrical supportive vertical structure that spans an opening

Commentary: ARCH[+entity][+artifact][+construction][+vertical][+curved][+symmetrical][+keystone][+spanning][+open_space]

Viaducts are supported by either a series of arches or columns.
The keystone of an arch is crucial to its structural stability.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 2: any curved symmetrical vertical shape that spans an opening

Commentary: ARCH[+shape][+vertical][+curved][+symmetrical][+spanning][+open_space]

The arch of his eyebrows indicated his surprise at her appearance.
The child drew a black cat with a high arch in its back.
The overhanging branches of the trees formed a natural arch in front of the house.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: a bony support structure of the human foot

Commentary: ARCH[+structure][+physical][+anatomical][+support][+foot][+human]

The army wouldn't take Bob because of his fallen arches.
That ballerina has very high arches.
John got a cramp in his arch while swimming.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: a curved ceremonial monument serving as a passageway

Commentary: ARCH[+entity][+artifact][+construction][+vertical][+curved][+symmetrical][+keystone][+spanning][+open_space][+ceremonial][+passageway]
NOTE: a circumscribed usage of Sense 1, denotes a ceremonial purpose and origin.

Our guide pointed out two triumphal arches built by Roman emperors.
The triumphant army paraded under a victory arch.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 5: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)