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

  • transitive v. To form an arch over: Grape vines overarched the garden path.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To form an arch over something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To make or place an arch over; to hang over like an arch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover with or as with an arch.
  • To form into an arch above.
  • To hang over like an arch.

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

  • v. be central or dominant
  • v. form an arch over


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  • Old chestnut trees overarch it from the terraces, and its floor, thick with their dried, toasty leaves, is littered with the hedgehog shells of chestnuts.


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  • Dollington, which was the old London road from Gylingden, was pacing backward and forward under the towering files of beech that overarch it at that point.

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  • He takes a moment to sigh, as if pushing hot air out of himself, then walks the last few dozen steps to where the trees overarch her front yard, stepping into the shadows as if he were sliding into a cool pool of water in the jungle.

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  • The aorta may bifurcate almost as high up as where the pillars of the diaphragm overarch it, or as low down as the fifth lumbar vertebra.

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  • The thoracic aorta descends along the left side of the spine, as far as the last dorsal vertebra, at which situation the pillars of the diaphragm overarch the vessel.

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  • God's laws are become a greatest-happiness principle, a parliamentary expediency; the heavens overarch us only as an astronomical timekeeper: a butt for Herschel telescopes to shoot science at, to shoot sentimentalities at: -- in our and old Jonson's dialect, man has lost the _soul_ out of him; and now, after the due period, begins to find the want of it!

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