Arch vs Flyer - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between arch and flyer
is that arch
)an inverted u shape or arch
can be (obsolete) a chief while flyer
is a machine that flies.
As verbs the difference between arch and flyer
is that arch
is to form into an arch shape while flyer
is to distribute flyers (leaflets).
As a adjective arch
) knowing, clever, mischievous.
From (etyl), from (etyl) .
(senseid)An inverted U shape.
An arch-shaped arrangement of trapezoidal stones, designed to redistribute downward force outward.
(senseid)(architecture) An architectural element having the shape of an arch
Any place covered by an arch; an archway.
(archaic, geometry) An arc; a part of a curve.
- to pass into the arch of a bridge
To form into an arch shape
To cover with an arch or arches.
- The cat arched its back
From the prefix . "Principal" is the original sense; "mischievous" is via onetime frequent collocation with rogue, knave, etc.
(senseid) Knowing, clever, mischievous.
- I attempted to hide my emotions, but an arch remark escaped my lips.
* 1906 , O. Henry,
- [He] spoke his request with so arch a leer.
- A certain melancholy that touched her countenance must have been of recent birth, for it had not yet altered the fine and youthful contours of her cheek, nor subdued the arch though resolute curve of her lips.
- Lassiter ended there with dry humor, yet behind that was meaning. Jane blushed and made arch eyes at him.
- the most arch act of piteous massacre
(obsolete) A chief.
- My worthy arch and patron comes to-night.
A machine that flies.
Someone who pilots or rides in an airplane.
A leaflet, often for advertising.
The part of a spinning machine that twists the thread as it takes it to, and winds it on the bobbin
(architecture) An arch that connects a flying buttress into the structure it supports.
(cheerleading) A cheerleader who is airborne for a stunt.
(firearms) a stray shot away from the group on a target.
A standard rectangular step of a staircase (as opposed to a winder).
A female kangaroo; a roo; a doe; a jill.
A leap or jump.
A risky investment or other venture.
* (pilot) aviator, aviatrix
* take a flyer
To distribute flyers (leaflets).
To distribute flyers in (a location) or to (recipients).
* catalogue, catalog
* junk mail