(Arch`mar"shal) n. [G. erzmarschall. See Arch-, pref.] The grand marshal of the old
German empire, a dignity that to the Elector of Saxony.
(Arch"ness), n. The quality of being arch; cleverness; sly humor free from malice; waggishness.
(Ar"chon) n. [L. archon, Gr. ruler, chief magistrate, p. pr. of to be first, to rule.] (Antiq.) One
of the chief magistrates in ancient Athens, especially, by preëminence, the first of the nine chief magistrates.
(Ar"chon*ship), n. The office of an archon. Mitford.
(Ar"chon*tate) n. [Cf. F. archontat.] An archon's term of office. Gibbon.
(Ar"chonts) n. pl. [Gr. 'a`rchwn, p. pr. See Archon.] (Zoöl.) The group including man alone.
(Arch`prel"ate) n. [Pref. arch- + prelate.] An archbishop or other chief prelate.
(Arch`pres"by*ter) n. Same as Archpriest.
(Arch`pres"by*ter*y) n. [Pref. arch- + presbytery.] The absolute dominion of presbytery.
(Arch`priest") n. A chief priest; also, a kind of vicar, or a rural dean.
(Arch`pri"mate) n. [Pref. arch- + primate.] The chief primate. Milton.
(Arch" stone`) A wedge-shaped stone used in an arch; a voussoir.
(Arch`trai"tor) n. [Pref. arch- + traitor.] A chief or transcendent traitor. I. Watts.
(Arch`treas"ur*er) n. [Pref. arch- + treasurer.] A chief treasurer. Specifically, the
great treasurer of the German empire.
(Arch"way) n. A way or passage under an arch.
(Arch`wife") n. [Pref. arch- + wife.] A big, masculine wife. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Arch"wise) adv. Arch- shaped.
(Arch"y) a. Arched; as, archy brows.
(*ar"chy) [Gr. fr. chief. See Arch-, pref.] A suffix properly meaning a rule, ruling, as in monarchy,
the rule of one only. Cf. -arch.
(Ar"ci*form) a. [L. arcus bow + -form.] Having the form of an arch; curved.
(Arc"o*graph) n. [L. arcus (E. arc) + -graph.] An instrument for drawing a circular arc
without the use of a central point; a cyclograph.
(Arc*ta"tion) n. [L. arctus shut in, narrow, p. p. of arcere to shut in: cf. F. arctation.] (Med.)
Constriction or contraction of some natural passage, as in constipation from inflammation.
(Arc"tic) a. [OE. artik, OF. artique, F. arctique, L. arcticus, fr. Gr. fr. a bear, also a northern
constellation so called; akin to L. ursus bear, Skr. ksha.] Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern
constellation called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole, circle, region, ocean; an arctic expedition,