The dictionary of the
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
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
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".