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archives the body of records or information pertaining to an institution, organization, or historical figure. [2 definitions]
archivist a person who manages or maintains archives.
archon a high-ranking magistrate in ancient Athens. [2 definitions]
archway the passageway under an arch. [2 definitions]
-archy government; rule.
arc lamp a lamp, such as a searchlight, in which light is produced by an electric arc passing through a gas between two hot electrodes; arc light.
arco played with a bow rather than by plucking the strings (used as a musical direction). (Cf. pizzicato.)
arctic (often cap.) of or pertaining to the geographic region encompassing the North Pole. [5 definitions]
Arctic Circle an imaginary line drawn around the earth parallel to the equator and south of the North Pole.
arctic fox a fox of arctic regions, whose fur is blue-gray or brownish gray in summer and white or light gray in winter.
Arctic Ocean an ocean that surrounds the North Pole.
Arcturus an orange star in the constellation Bo÷tes, having a magnitude of zero.
arcuate curved or bent like a bow; arched.
arcuated arcuate. [2 definitions]
arcuation the state of being curved, arched, or bent like a bow. [3 definitions]
arc welding a method of welding in which the extreme heat of an electric arc is used.
-ard one who often or excessively performs (such) an action or is in (such) a condition.
ardent having or characterized by very strong feelings such as passion, devotion, or desire; fervent. [2 definitions]
ardor very strong feelings; passion; fervor.
arduous entailing great difficulty, exertion, or endurance; laborious. [3 definitions]
are1 2nd person present sing. and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person pl. of be.