triumphal arch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n triumphal arch a monumental archway; usually they are built to commemorate some notable victory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Triumphal arch a monumental structure resembling an arched gateway, with one or more passages, erected to commemorate a triumph.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Triumphal arch an arch erected in connection with the triumph of a Roman general, any decorative arch in public rejoicings, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. triumphus; akin to Gr. thriambos, a hymn to Bacchus.

Usage

In literature:

Triumphal arches and other signs of welcome were erected in most of the towns and villages on the road from London to Cambridge.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
We had three triumphal arches; and all the people were exulting.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
He it was who designed and constructed the immense triumphal arch for the Jubilee of 1680.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
He kept his face set toward the triumphal arch.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
But a triumphal arch, such as these gentlemen contemplate, is not so easily obtained in Cuba.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
There was a triumphal arch erected in honour of Lord Howe, and another in honour of his brother, the general.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
It has a beautiful triumphal arch, begun in 1807 and finished in 1838.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Dick was quite overcome when he caught sight of the triumphal arch and the flag.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Triumphal arches greeted her progress.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
His journey through the provinces was a continuous ovation; every town had its triumphal arch.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
They raised a triumphal arch at Pfalzbourg and another near Saverne.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
Sitting on his park-seat, under the shadow of Victoria's triumphal arch, Mr. Spokesly saw this would not be the case.
"Command" by William McFee
A narrow triumphal arch had been erected here, which could only be passed at a slow pace.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
Triumphal arches crossed his path.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
St. Petersburg is not without its triumphal arches.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
After passing under a triumphal arch, the carriage stopped and the queen alighted.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Triumphal arches welcomed her to the city walls, and pageants met her eye at every turn.
"Rambles in an Old City comprising antiquarian, historical, biographical and political associations" by S. S. Madders
He passed under triumphal arches and over flower-strewn roads on his way to Dublin Castle.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
Outside the town is a handsome triumphal arch in honour of Augustus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
A triumphal arch was erected, in homage of the conqueror.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. III, No. XVII, October 1851" by Various
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In poetry:

Triumphal arch, that fill'st the sky
When storms prepare to part,
I ask not proud Philosophy
To teach me what thou art; -
"To The Rainbow" by Thomas Campbell
And for this, for this, behold!
Infirm and blind and old,
With gray, uncovered head,
Beneath the very arch
Of my triumphal march,
I stand and beg my bread!
"Belisarius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Is this some grand affair of state,
A coronation, or display,
By some vainglorious potentate,--
Or can this concourse mark the day
Of some victorious hero's march
Homeward, through triumphal arch?
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Surrounding the Cross, serving as frame for it, is the triumphal arch: also an extraordinary theological composition in mosaic.
General George Patton attends a ceremony with other military leaders August 17, 1945, at the Triumphal Arch in Paris.
Triumphal arch, warrior statue and new museum opened for Macedonia 's 20th anniversary celebrations.
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