Meaning of Arc

The dictionary recognizes multiple meanings of the term arc, which comes from the Latin word arcus. The first of these is used in the field of geometry and refers to a fragment of a curve.

A geometric arc is thus a part of a circumference. It can also be said that an arc is a curve that allows two points to be joined. Suppose two segments are drawn from the center of a circle, reaching to different points on the edge. The curve fragment formed by the union of these points is an arc.

In sports such as soccer, hockey and handball, the frame consisting of two vertical posts and a third horizontal one that joins the other two is called an arch or goal. Players must try to get the ball through the arc to score a goal.

The arches have a net that is in charge of retaining the ball when it has already entered. On the other hand, a marked line on the field of play between the two parallel posts helps the referee to determine whether or not the ball actually entered the goal.

The bow is also the device that allows you to tighten a rope to launch an arrow. The shooter must take the bow and push the rope back with the arrow so that when released, it will be thrown with force.

The element of architecture that leaves an open space between two walls or pillars and the musical instrument that has one or two vibrating taut strings are also called arches.

Within the architectural field we come across a wide variety of types of arches. Specifically, we are referring to the semi-circular, pointed, lowered, flying buttress or triumphant, among others. That without forgetting the rampant, the flat, the horseshoe, the tudor or the catenary.

Also within this field we find monuments that bear the term that concerns us in their name. This would be the case, for example, of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

In the same way, it should not be overlooked either that ARCO is the name of one of the most important art events worldwide. We are referring to the International Contemporary Art Fair, which takes place in Madrid, exactly at IFEMA, and which has been in operation since 1982.

Supporting this type of art, giving visibility to new artists and even promoting collecting are three of the main objectives that this event manages to achieve, which has become essential in the cultural agenda of the Spanish capital.

Likewise, we cannot forget that Arco is also what a Spanish singer and songwriter is called. Specifically, it is the stage name of Antonio Arco, who was to be the leader of the band El puchero del hortelano. With that name he is now developing his professional career alone, and has managed to position himself at the top of the sales list in Spain with his album titled “Uno”. This album included songs such as “A perfect day”, “House of cards” or “In the morning and to the face”.