Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A passageway under an arch.
  • n. An arch over an entrance or passageway.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A passageway covered by an arch, particularly one made of masonry.
  • n. A doorway with a semilunar-shaped top.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A way or passage under an arch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An entrance or a passage under an arch or vault; an opening that is closed in or covered by an arch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a passageway under a curved masonry construction

Etymologies

arch + way (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Over the archway is a big sign that says BIENVENIDOS.

    Delight on Lake Patzcuaro

  • And next to the archway was a man selling souvenirs.

    Baghdad days: Playing at being a tourist in the Green Zone

  • To the left of the archway was a supermarket, the rest of the circle held a cafe and wine bar, a members-only gym, and a ticket agency, with more stores entered from the passageway.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Directly in front of the archway was a large sign so placed that no one emerging from the Gate could possibly avoid seeing it.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • Beyond the archway was a long chamber whose high-vaulted ceiling rose a good five yards above Alucius's head.

    Darkness

  • Somewhere beyond the archway was the distant sense of purpleness.

    Darkness

  • Beyond the archway was a square foyer and a single staircase.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • Past the archway is a broad balcony surrounded by a wrought-iron balustrade.

    A King of Infinite Space

  • Wlan 1 rwwh the top. he is in the second archway, which is nearly kbndW to the raret, umpt that it seems older. or perhaps battered.

    the secret sense

  • Surrounding the archway was a mural of trees, through which scenes of hunting and archery could be seen.

    Villains by Necessity

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