Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: ARCH'LIKE – ARCH'-STONE
Built like an arch. – Young.
ARCH'LUTE, or ARCH'I-LUTE, n. [It. arcileuto.]
A large lute, a theorbo, the base-strings of which are doubled with an octave, and the higher strings with a unison. – Busby.
Shrewdly; wittily; jestingly.
The chief magician. – Spenser.
The grand marshal of the German empire; a dignity belonging to the elector of Saxony.
Cunning; shrewdness; waggishness.
ARCH'ON, n. [Gr. αρχων, a prince.]
The archons in Greece were chief magistrates chosen, after the death of Codrus, from the most illustrious families, to superintend civil and religious concerns. They were nine in number; the first was properly the archon; the second was called king; the third, polemarch, or general of the forces. The other six were called thesmothetæ, or legislators. – Encyc.
The office of an archon; or the term of his office. Mitford.
In Church history, a branch of the Valentinians, who held that the world was not created by God, but by angels, archontes.
Chief pastor, the shepherd and bishop of our souls. – Barrow.
A chief philosopher. – Hooker.
The main pillar. – Harmar.
The principal poet.
ARCH-POL-I-TI'CIAN, n. [See Policy.]
An eminent or distinguished politician. – Bacon.
ARCH-PON'TIF, n. [See Pontif.]
A supreme pontif or priest. – Burke.
ARCH-PRE'LATE, n. [See Prelate.]
The chief prelate.
ARCH-PRES'BY-TER, n. [See Presbyter.]
A chief presbyter or priest. – Encyc.
The absolute dominion of presbytery, or the chief presbytery. – Milton.
ARCH-PRIEST', n. [See Priest.]
A chief priest. – Encyc.
The chief primate; an archbishop. – Milton.
Chief prophet. – Warton.
A principal or distinguished protestant.
The distinguished publican. – Hall.
The chief rebel. – Milton.
The stone that binds an arch.