Definition of archway in US English:

archway

noun

  • A curved structure forming a passage or entrance.

    • ‘The archways and entrances on the town's streets are marked with limestone blocks for cartwheels to pass over, all worn with the passage of time, each archway unique in the shape and size of its own blocks.’
    • ‘I asked the students to consider the courtyard space, and stimulated thought about guard houses, archways, entrance ways, lower courtyards, moats and drawbridges.’
    • ‘If you've ever been in a bungalow where the archways have been removed between the dining and living areas to make the space seem more open, you know that the effect is exactly the opposite.’
    • ‘Granite quoins, steps, archways and many other building materials including ancient oak beams from the original priory, were used in the construction of the manor in 1810.’
    • ‘Lecterns with adapted heights were fitted within the existing archways of the archeological galleries.’
    • ‘The building's architectures makes reference to much that is ancient in Jerusalem: tombs, temples, gates, and archways.’
    • ‘Entrances to the building are through high triangular archways cut out of the diamond grid of the facade.’
    • ‘Tiles have fallen from the roof of the small chapel and the entrance archway looks in danger of imminent collapse.’
    • ‘They left the great hall by one of the many light-filled archways.’
    • ‘With multiple functions - dam, roadway and royal pavilion - the two-storey covered bridge and its archways look almost Florentine.’
    • ‘The prized gothic building, with its intricate stonework and archways, is getting a new roof, new gutters and good-as-new parapets for £1.2 million as part of a huge restoration project.’
    • ‘Three of the buildings are refurbished 19 th-century stone structures, with high ceilings and graceful archways.’
    • ‘The archway will be based upon a structure that was put up in Churchgate to mark Queen Victoria's jubilee.’
    • ‘The cream-colored painted walls and archways of the canopied entrance give it an almost mosque-like appearance, except there is no domed roof with the crescent-shaped moon symbol above.’
    • ‘Inside, the entrance hall is decorated in neutral tones and has intricate cornicing, a centre rose, archways and dado rail.’
    • ‘There was an archway over the entrance with vines and flowers entwined in the woodwork.’
    • ‘The pillars and archways supporting the ceiling were black marble swirled with silver.’
    • ‘He walked through the archway that led into the hallway, and headed down to the door.’
    • ‘The main archways are chiseled with passages from the Holy Quran.’
    • ‘She gestured toward the archways on either side of the entry hall.’
    vault, span, dome
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Pronunciation

archway

/ˈɑrtʃˌweɪ//ˈärCHˌwā/