Definition of Overarch

1. Verb. Be central or dominant. "This scene overarches the entire first act"

Generic synonyms: Dominate, Predominate, Prevail, Reign, Rule



2. Verb. Form an arch over. "Big rocks overarch the stream"
Exact synonyms: Arch Over

Definition of Overarch

1. v. t. & i. To make or place an arch over; to hang over like an arch.

Definition of Overarch

1. Verb. To form an arch over something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overarch

1. to form an arch over [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overarch

overanxiousness
overapplication
overapplications
overapplied
overapplies
overapply
overapplying
overappraisal
overapproximate
overapproximated
overapproximates
overapproximating
overapproximation
overapproximations
overapt
overarch (current term)
overarched
overarches
overarching
overarm
overarmed
overarming
overarms
overarousal
overarousals
overarrange
overarranged
overarranges
overarranging
overarticulate

Literary usage of Overarch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Investment of Influence: A Study of Social Sympathy and Service by Newell Dwight Hillis (1898)
"Give him thy ways, and he will overarch life's path as the heavens overarch the flowers, filling them with heat by day and yielding cooling dews by night. ..."

2. The Wonders of the World, in Nature, Art, and Mind by Robert Sears (1843)
"and brushwood, overarch In some ily to the height of one bund upon the convulsions which nature has reation. As the traveller advances, ho is frightfully I. ..."

3. Forestry; a journal of forest and estate management by Francis George Heath, 1843-1913 ed (1879)
"The magnificent avenue of elms, limes, and sycamores, which for nearly a mile completely overarch the road leading from Surrenden mansion, ..."

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