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arc

arc

 
 
pronunciation:
ark
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any curved line; anything shaped like a bow or curve.
synonyms:
arch, bow, curve
similar words:
bend, crescent, curvature, flexure, half-moon, turn
definition 2: a bright streak of electricity leaping the gap between two electrical conductors.
synonyms:
spark
similar words:
flicker, sparkle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: arced, arcing, arcs
definition 1: to form a curved line or passage.
The football arced through the air.
synonyms:
bend, bow, curve
similar words:
arch
definition 2: of electricity, to leap across a gap between conductors.
similar words:
fly, gap, jump, leap
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Are you looking for the word ark (a large boat)? Arc and ark sound alike but have different meanings.
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