Any part of a curved line.
Usually a curved member made up of separate wedge-shaped solids, with the joints between them disposed in the direction of the radii of the curve; used to support the wall or other weight above an opening. In this sense arches are segmental, round (i. e., semicircular), or pointed.
A flat arch is a member constructed of stones cut into wedges or other shapes so as to support each other without rising in a curve.
To form into an arch; to curve.
the curved or pointed opening of a support (like the top of a doorway or window)
A curved construction which spans an opening. Architrave - Member of an entablature that rests on the capitals of columns or piers and supports the frieze. Also, the trim of a door or window opening. Arpent - a French term of measurement equaling approximately 192 feet. .
The portion of a lowercase letter formed by a curved stroke spring from the stem, as in and
Curved structure supporting wall, floor or as an ornament.
A curved structure built to distribute weight over an opening in a wall.
the spanning of an opening by reasons other than that of a lintel
A structure over an opening that is rounded or pointed.
A curved structural member spanning an opening or recess. The wedge shaped elements that make up an arch keep one another in palce and transform the vertical pressure of the structure above into lateral pressure. Parts of an arch: keystone, soffit, spring line, springer, voussoir. Measurements of an arch: rise, span. Related architectural elements: arcade, cusp, hood moulding, spandrel, tympanum. See also: intersecting arch, blind arch, relieving arch, Shapes of arches.
Any bow-like curve, structure, or object, usually having the convex side upward, generally spanning an opening and producing horizontal as well as vertical reactions.
A structural device that supports a vertical load by translating it into axial, inclined forces; a means of spanning an opening by resolving vertical pressure into horizontal or diagonal thrust.
A form of curved construction, usually made from masonry, that spans an opening in a wall and distributes the weight above it on the walls or PIERS at either side.
Pertaining to the curved nature of the upper and lower jaws. The two arches in the oral cavity are the maxilla and mandible.
A structural member rounded vertically to span an opening or recess.
The curve in the bottom of the foot. Also, the area of the boot under the arch of the foot.
Curved structure spanning an opening that supports the surrounding walls.
An opening with a semi-round slope on top built for a gate or a passage.
The high, curved part of the sole of the foot, located between the ball of the foot and the heel. This term can also refer to the raised area of the insole of a shoe, which is meant to pad and provide support for the arch of the foot.
curved architectural element which joins two parts of a construction. Which an either be:- round headed arch ( a perfect semi-circle)- pointed arch (the high part forming an angle)- horseshoe shaped (the diameter exceeding the opening).
A device, usually in stone or brick, that spans an opening in a curved or pointed formation.
A curved structure that will support itself by mutual pressure and the weight above its curved opening.
Curved structure above an opening bearing the weight of the mass above it ..add pictures of types..
A curved display ceiling that spans two points, such as a ceiling or entryway.
A display ceiling which spans two points.
A curved construction spanned over an opening and supported at its sides or ends. Usually made from cut stone voussoirs, or interlocking wedge-shaped blocks, that carry downward thrusts out to side walls or lateral abutments.
Can be round-headed, pointed, two-centered, or drop; ogee - pointed with double curved sides, upper arcs lower concave; lancet - pointed formed on an acute-angle triangle; depressed - flattened or elliptical; corbelled - triangular, peaked, each stone set a little further in until they meet, with a large capstone.
a curved span across an opening
Curved structure used to span on opening. Masonry arches are built of wedge-shaped blocks, set with the narrow end down to lock together, the top center piece is called the keystone.
A structure created by uplift, with a convex-upward cross section; a large anticline. ( photo)
a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially arches of the feet)
(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
a curved beam or truss made of wood, masonry, concrete or steel, whose silpports are able to exert lateral as well as vertical forces to resist the action of any applied loads
a very concave shape and would be impossible to accurately approximate with a single convex collision mesh
curved structure that carries the weight over an opening.
An architectural structure supported by columns or pilasters. The classical elements of an arch are: 1) intrados - the underside or soffit of an arch; 2) keystone - a central wedge-shaped block in the upper curved section; 3) extrados - the outer curve of the arch; 4) the impost - the blocks or bands on either side, from which the arch springs; 5) the span - the distance between the two sides. Various types of arches exist, according to the form of the curve: round arch - semicircular with the centre on the springing line; segmental arch - where the span is less than the diameter and the curve is semi-circular; drop arch - where the span is greater than the radii; pointed arch - having two arcs drawn from centres on the springing line; horseshoe -where the blocks at the springing line turn inwards; trefoil arch - rising from the apexes of two half arches; flying buttress - the two sides rest on staggered imposts.
Curved masonry construction that spans an opening such as a portal or window. Pointed arches were a feature of the Gothic era, that evolved from the round Romanesque arches.See Gothic Architecture. [ Fig.1: Plan of the interior at the Cathedral of St-Gervais and St-Protais ( after Gonet 1998)].
A structure featuring a round or elliptical aperture. Frequent component of Roman architecture; often a free-standing commemorative monument.
A curved structure that supports the weight of material over an open space
A position in which the body is curved backwards.
A section of masonry work that spans an opening and supports not only its own weight, but also the weight of the masonry work above it.
A curved load-bearing structure of wedge-shaped (voussoirs) bearing on each other in compression. Types of arches include: segmental (low arc), round (semi-circular) horseshoe (three-quarter circle), lancet, pointed (Gothic), trefoil, ogee, four-centered (segmental with round haunches), Tudor (pointed four centered), shouldered ( corbelled haunches), relieving (taking load over another arch) etc.
A form of construction in which masonry units span an opening by transferring vertical loads laterally to adjacent voussoirs and, thus, to the abutments. Some common arch types are as follows
a system of bridging over an opening, resting onto piers and having a curved soffit, intrados or archivolt. They can be semicircular, segmental, stilted, pointed/triangular, curved or horseshoe form.
a curved stone structure resting on supports at both extremities used to sustain weight, to bridge or roof an open space.
a curved opening in doorways, windows, cabinetry or cornice treatments
A structure of wedge-shaped bricks, stones or other material, which lock together and can be supported from the sides.
A typically curved structure, made of wedge-shaped elements (voussoirs), which spans an opening and is capable of supporting not only it's own weight but also the weight above it. architrave: The bottom part of the entablature that spans from column to column, upon which the frieze, cornice, and pediment may be found.
a curved structural member spanning an opening or recess in a curved or pointed formation. It can have various shapes - and names - such as the semicircular (or round) arch, the pointed arch, the equilateral arch, etc. ( See these words)
a curved structure that forms the upper edge of an open space
An exhibit display ceiling or entryway that spans two points.
Forming a curve by bending backwards.
( arche) mechanical arrangement of building elements which are put together, generally along a curved line, in such a way that, supported by piers, abutments or walls, they carry the weight and resist the pressure.
A curved shape similar to an eyebrow, often used on cabinet doors.
Principal load carrying member curved in elevation. Resistance to applied loading, developed by axial thrust and bending. (Two pinned, three pinned, fixed.)
a curved or pointed structure that is supported at the ends or sides
A curved structure that converts the downward compression force of its own weight, and of any weight pressing down on top of it, into a force along its curve. Thhis results in an outward and downward force along the sides and base of the arch.
(L. arcus, a bow). Any structure resembling a bent bow or an arch.
An architectural element used to span the space between two posts. Arch's shapes can vary but true arches are always constructed of wedge-shaped blocks called voussoirs. Arches, though more difficult to construct, can span greater distances between columns or piers and support greater loads than the simple lintel. Basic aches appear as a semicircle supported on two vertical elements.
A broad open anticlinal fold on a regional scale.
the curved or pointed top on a door or open entryway. Arches come in many different shapes and styles.
A curved compressive structural member, spanning openings or recesses; also built flat.
Every pizza oven has a number of pieces that can be constructed using arches, including the dome itself, which is a circular, arched vault, the opening into the oven chamber, which can use either a flat or arched top, and the opening into the vent landing (the main opening you see), which can also be constructed either as a rectangle, with a flat top, or with an arch, either brick, stone, stucco or refractory.
The bony framework of the foot extending from the heel forward to the toes and sustained by the muscles and ligaments in the form of an arch. Also, the bottom curve of a shoe last from heel to ball.
A curved structure used as a support over an open space, as in a doorway. A Semicircular opening in a wall, or a freestanding structure dependent for its structural stability on the horizontal load threatening to push it apart. Usually made from cut stone blocks forming interlocking wedges..
An arrangement of bricks over an opening
A concealed arch carrying the back of a wall where the exterior facing is carried by a lintel.
A basic architectural structure build over an opening that is supported from the sides only. The downward pressure it transformed into a lateral thrust. The shape is usually described by the interior outline: CircleTop, Elliptical, Gothic etc.
A curved structure which supports a vertical load mainly by axial compression.
Often placed over a gate or to mark a transition in the garden. An arch is usually rounded at the top but it can also be square or curved in the Gothic style. It is usually made of wood or metal.
A curved structure that supports weight over an area, such as a doorway.
A curved structure resting on supports at each end that supports loads primarily in compression
A curved structure used to span an opening.
A curved structure that will support itself and the weight above its curved opening by mutual pressure.
a method of spaning an opening, stronger than a lintel. Usually a curved or pointed structural member, however there are many different types. (IMAGE)
A curved structure spanning an opening or recess. It consists of a number of voussoirs which maintain the arch in place and transform the vertical pressure of the structure above it into lateral pressure.
The curved shape at the bottom of the foot that acts as a shock absorber during movement and lifts part of the foot off the ground.
A cuved structural member that spans an opening and is generally composed of wedge-shaped blocks that transmit the downward pressure out laterally.
A position, in which the back is curved backwards, the chest is open and. the body takes on a convex shape. Used in dance movements. Is not usually desirable in tumbling or bars.
A pointed or curved construction of wedge shaped stones
The arch of the foot that spans the heel to the toes. The instep.
A curved structure designed to span an opening, usually made of stone or other masonry. Roman arches are semicircular; Islamic and Gothic arches come to a point at the top.
A weight bearing structure, such as over a door, which is curved rather than squared.
Construction of brick, stone, etc. that spans an opening but doesn't use a lintel (a single block or beam across the opening).
A curved structure that supports the weight of the material above it.
An arch is a curved