Arc - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɑːrk|  American pronunciation of the word arc
Brit.  |ɑːk|  British pronunciation of the word arc


- electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field (syn: discharge, spark)
- a continuous portion of a circle
- something curved in shape (syn: bow)


- form an arch or curve(syn: arch, curve)


He bent the twig into an arc.

The ball floated in a high arc.

The arrow arced through the air.

A light arced across the sky.

The island chain arcs from north to south.

The circle of human nature, then, is not complete without the arc of the emotions.

The sun moves across the sky in an arc.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: arc
he/she/it: arcs
present participle: arcing
past tense: arced
past participle: arced
singular: arc
plural: arcs
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