Definition of 'arc'
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In some ways, their playing careers have followed a similar arc. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The arc lights stopped me seeing anything other than a shapeless, heaving mass. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her surgery has left her with a huge scar that arcs around her body. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This arc of pristine sand sweeps around a bay backed by swaying palm trees. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The powerful arc lights had made the small space quite hot and stuffy. A Channel of Peace (1993)The search continued along two vast arcs of land and sea. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These two points then act as a compass enabling large circles and arcs to be drawn. Technology Basic Facts (1990)His career has followed the arc of an epic poem. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They all wanted to talk about bending the arc of history to the future. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His businesses follow a giddy arc and tend to go awry. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is understood that he would want new electric arc furnaces installed as a part of any deal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were trying to get big runners on the arc outside him and it is difficult to defend that. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No one would dispute the importance to young people of learning the narrative arc of the history of their country. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Clear and sharp as anything, this colourless white arc curved in a half circle before me. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The company is investing 300m in an electric arc furnace to allow it to expand production. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As he tells it, this history traces two great arcs. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)But before we grasp for a quick fix to our condition, we need to consider the longer arc of biblical ecology. Christianity Today (2000)I love the track and the special atmosphere that crackles with excitement on Arc day. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)For a month I have been followed around by a total body arc trainer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I always say that Arc day is spoilt when the ground is bad and the same applies here. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was Arc trials day and four big-race rides offered the prospect of consolation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Smaller units can also be staggered in a similar fashion, or fanned out in arcs if a curved shape works particularly well in the garden. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then the young British soldier launches himself down the mountainside, carving long arcs in the snow. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Each time, stretch the dough towards you to form an arc, slapping it back on itself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But slowly, one of the lines arcs gently to the left; the other gently to the right. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'arc'
British English: arc NOUN
An arc is a smoothly curving line or movement.
...a long arc of islands.
Definition of arc from the Collins English Dictionary
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