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ARC (arcked, arcking)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arc mean? 

ARC (noun)
  The noun ARC has 3 senses:

1. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
2. a continuous portion of a circle
3. something curved in shape

  Familiarity information: ARC used as a noun is uncommon.


ARC (verb)
  The verb ARC has 1 sense:

1. form an arch or curve

  Familiarity information: ARC used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARC (noun)


Sense 1arc [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

arc; electric arc; electric discharge; spark; discharge

Hypernyms ("arc" is a kind of...):

electrical conduction (the passage of electricity through a conductor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "arc"):

brush discharge (discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles)

corona; corona discharge; corposant; electric glow; Saint Elmo's fire; Saint Elmo's light; Saint Ulmo's fire; Saint Ulmo's light; St. Elmo's fire (an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere)

flashover (an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator))


Sense 2arc [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A continuous portion of a circle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("arc" is a kind of...):

curve; curved shape (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "arc"):

limb (the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles)

Holonyms ("arc" is a part of...):

circle (ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point)

sector (a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle)


Sense 3arc [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something curved in shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

arc; bow

Hypernyms ("arc" is a kind of...):

curve; curved shape (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "arc"):

rainbow (an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain)


ARC (verb)


Sense 1arc [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form an arch or curve

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

arc; arch; curve

Context examples:

her back arches / her hips curve nicely

Hypernyms (to "arc" is one way to...):

bend; flex (form a curve)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "arc"):

camber (curve upward in the middle)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


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