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Yes. The word arc is a Scrabble US word. The word arc is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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A1R1C3

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3 letters words from 'arc'

ARC 5CAR 5

2 letters words from 'arc'

AR 2 

All 3 letters words made out of arc

arc rac acr car rca cra

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Definitions and meaning of arc

arc

Etymology

From Middle English [Term?], borrowed from Old French arc, from Latin arcus (a bow, arc, arch). Doublet of arch and arco.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: äk, IPA(key): /ɑːk/
  • (US) enPR: ärk, IPA(key): /ɑɹk/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)k
  • Homophone: ark

Noun

arc (plural arcs)

  1. (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon. [from 14th c.]
  2. (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of another curve. [from 16th c.]
  3. A curve, in general. [from 17th c.]
  4. A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape. [from 17th c.]
  5. (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning. [from 19th c.]
  6. A story arc. [from 20th c.]
  7. (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  8. (graph theory) A directed edge.
  9. (basketball, slang) The three-point line.
  10. (film) An arclight.

Synonyms

  • (curve): curve, swoop
  • (circular arc): circular arc, circle segment
  • (directed edge): arrow, directed edge

Derived terms

  • arcweld
  • mercury arc rectifier

Translations

Verb

arc (third-person singular simple present arcs, present participle arcing or arcking, simple past and past participle arced or arcked)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To move following a curved path.
    • 2008, T. R. Elmore, Blood Ties Series, Volume 1, Tainted, Book 1 (page 106)
      A warring bloodhunter detected it and skillfully arced his sword through its spinal column before it could return to follow through with its attack.
  2. (transitive) To shape into an arc; to hold in the form of an arc.
    • 1953, James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain, New York: Knopf, Part One,
      His mother, her eyes raised to heaven, hands arked before her, moving, made real for John that patience, that endurance, that long suffering, which he had read in the Bible and found so hard to image.
  3. (intransitive) To form an electrical arc.

Related terms

  • arch

External links

  • arc in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • arc in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • arc at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • CAR, CRA, Car, RAC, RCA, acr-, car, rac-

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan arc, from Latin arcus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo-.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈaɾk/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈark/

Noun

arc m (plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. (music) bow (used to play string instruments)
  3. (geometry) arc
  4. (architecture) arch

Derived terms

  • arc de Sant Martí
  • arc de triomf
  • arc iris
  • arcada
  • arcbotant
  • arcar
  • arquejar
  • arquer

See also

  • fletxa

Further reading

  • “arc” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “arc” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “arc” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “arc” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

From Old French arc, from Latin arcus (bow, arch), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aʁk/

Noun

arc m (plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. arc (curve)
  3. (geometry) arc, circular arc, circle segment
  4. (architecture) arch

Derived terms

See also

  • flèche f
  • arche f

Anagrams

  • car

External links

  • “arc” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin arcus.

Noun

arc m (plural arcs)

  1. bow (weapon)
  2. (architecture) arch

Related terms

  • arcâ

See also

  • frece

Hungarian

Etymology

An archaic compound word of orr (nose) and száj (mouth), via Proto-Finno-Ugric elements. The original form of these two words was or and szá, the compound word orszá. Over time, the final vowel became short (orsza), the sz changed to c (orca), today a poetic or archaic version. The next change was the initial o to a (arca) which felt as a possessive form and later shortened to the current term.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈɒrt͡s]
  • Rhymes: -ɒrt͡s

Noun

arc (plural arcok)

  1. (anatomy) face

Declension

Derived terms

References

Further reading

  • arc in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • arc in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aɾˠk/

Etymology 1

From Old Irish orc, arc (piglet).

Noun

arc m (genitive singular airc, nominative plural airc)

  1. piglet
  2. diminutive animal or person
Alternative forms
  • earc
Synonyms
  • arcachán
  • arcadán

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman arc, from Latin arcus (a bow, arc, arch).

Noun

arc m (genitive singular airc, nominative plural airc)

  1. (mathematics, geometry) arc
Derived terms
  • arclampa (arc-lamp)

Etymology 3

Noun

arc m (genitive singular airc, nominative plural airc)

  1. Alternative form of earc (lizard; reptile)

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • "arc" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 orc (‘young pig’)”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Old French

Etymology

From Latin arcus.

Noun

arc m (oblique plural ars, nominative singular ars, nominative plural arc)

  1. bow (weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string)
  2. (architecture) arch

Coordinate terms

  • (bow): saete

Descendants

  • French: arc

Old High German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ark/

Adjective

arc

  1. Alternative form of arg

References

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin arcus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo-.

Noun

arc n (plural arcuri)

  1. bow (a weapon)
  2. (architecture) arch

Declension

Noun

arc n (plural arce)

  1. (geometry) arc

Declension

Derived terms

  • arcadă
  • arcan
  • arcatură
  • arcaș
  • arcui
  • arcuibil
  • arcuire
  • arcuit
  • arcuitură
  • arculeț
  • arcuș

Related terms

  • arcar

See also

  • săgeată

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /arxk/

Noun

arc f

  1. Bee (apoidea).
  2. Wasp (vespidae).
  3. Impost, tax.
  4. "Femen."(sic)

References


Source: wiktionary.org
  • a part of the circumference of a circle or other curve.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)