Meaning of ARC in English

/ahrk/ , n. , v. , arced /ahrkt/ or arcked, arcing /ahr"king/ or arcking .


1. Geom. any unbroken part of the circumference of a circle or other curved line.

2. Also called electric arc . Elect. a luminous bridge formed in a gap between two electrodes. Cf. spark 1 (def. 2).

3. Astron. the part of a circle representing the apparent course of a heavenly body.

4. anything bow-shaped.


5. to form an electric arc.

6. to move in a curve suggestive of an arc.

[ 1350-1400; ME ark arcus bow, arch, curve ]

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