archway

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n archway a passageway under a curved masonry construction "they built a triumphal arch to memorialize their victory"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Archway A way or passage under an arch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n archway An entrance or a passage under an arch or vault; an opening that is closed in or covered by an arch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Archway an arched or vaulted passage, esp. that leading into a castle
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. arca, chest.

Usage

In literature:

Lithe and noiseless as a cat, Roy crept through the archway into outer darkness.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
The gate is of fourteenth-century date, the two panels with armorial bearings seen on the western side of the archway being later insertions.
"Winchester" by Sidney Heath
A dark, handsome, rather elderly man, was coming out of one of the archways.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
He saw the easels, with their backs to the archway.
"An Unpardonable Liar" by Gilbert Parker
The heavy door had closed upon them, she was standing under a large archway in complete darkness.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
A female servant of such prepossessing appearance that Philadelphus looked at her again, bowed in the archway.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
A French officer and two men stood under the broken archway of the entrance, between the fallen pillars and masonry.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
Then he looked through the falling rain at the deserted archway of the old brick building.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
The bugles sounded through the archway, and orderlies were riding in and out.
"A Day's Tour" by Percy Fitzgerald
Behind them was a gaping, narrow archway.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
Sanderson descended the stairs, walked to the archway that led into the saloon, and looked inside.
"Square Deal Sanderson" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Peter heard the chanting as they passed, saw, through the archways into the streets, glimpses of it.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
Come not again by day, but slip in by the door in the archway when all be wrapped in gloom.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Outside I judged it was early morning, with the sun shining full on the sea above the archway.
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
Loud exclamations, and the sound of the click of balls, proceeded from the large archway, on which a cafe opened.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
She ran on and on under the shade of the archway that extended a quarter of a mile at the very least.
"A Little Florida Lady" by Dorothy C. Paine
This point at the intersection is also the center of the circle of the archway itself.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 633, February 18, 1888" by Various
Laughter and outcries and mad revelry re-echoed through the stately archways and marble courts.
"Atmâ" by Caroline Augusta Frazer
The abbey gate still stands as a massive archway at one end of the river bridge.
"British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car" by Thomas D. Murphy
Behind the village we climbed a very steep hill by interminable steps, and passed under an archway at the summit.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
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In poetry:

When last I saw that little stream,
A form of light there stood,
That seemed like a precious gem,
Beneath that archway rude:
"Trehill Well" by Charles Kingsley
He too reached the Castle's portal,
Stood within its archway grim,
Loitering in the path of others;
Who would step aside for him?
"Colhorn" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
I am the outer gate of life where sit
Faith and Unfaith, those two interpreters
That spell in diverse ways what God has writ
In symbols on the archway of the years.
"Death" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
Strange rites here, where the archway's shade is deeper,
Are consummated in the river bed;
Parias steal the rotten railway sleeper
To burn the bodies of their cholera dead.
"The Garden" by Laurence Hope
The outside-frame, like your hazel-trees:
But the inside-archway widens fast,
And a rarer sort succeeds to these,
And we slope to Italy at last
And youth, by green degrees.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
Each turret, and terrace, and archway of grandeur,
Its beauty up-rounded through laughs of the light;
And world-crown'd America chose for her standard
The blush of the Day and the eyes of the Night.
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

Glass Archway Reveals Big-Screen Surprise.
Small craft advisory DUMBO's Archway to be one-day market on May 21.
An MBTA rendering shows the planned archway at the new Mattapan Square station.
While Archways news is a pleasant surprise, it points out one of the weaknesses of the areas economic development efforts.
Chronicle News Service/Katy Batdorff Grand Haven residents Kolleen and Paul Kiefer leave Old Boy's Brewhouse through an archway decorated with photographs of dogs.
No building with vaulted archways and gold records lining the halls.
Any one doubting that Germany's bustling capital has money problems need only visit the Brandenburg Gate, the august archway where President Reagan once chastised the Soviet Union and denounced the Berlin Wall.
Tom Gaffney, Archway Press' VP of operations, talks to Tom Corbett, who spoke.
6 train at the Astor Place station, just to the right of the stairs is a bricked-over archway.
Ohio-based Archway Cookies voluntarily recalled a limited number of its 10 ounce "Holiday Cashew Cookies .".
The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2005, features high ceilings, archways, a bar with a wine refrigerator, four bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms.
The produce is fresh and the entrance is framed with a welcoming archway of green, white and yellow balloons.
Glass Archway Reveals Big-Screen Surprise.
The Dark Hedges , a natural archway of intertwining beech trees near Ballymoney, is an astonishing site, a natural development to rival even the Giant's Causeway.
Tucked away in a quiet back corner of the Belle Hall Shopping Center, Uncorked offers a cozy, candle-lit atmosphere with handsome wine racks and bricked archways.
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