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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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251 words

...handsome Perpendicular church of St Andrew | the Perpendicular style . Perpendicular denoting latest stage of English Gothic church architecture Church Architecture ▶ noun a straight line at an angle of 90° to a given line, plane, or surface : at each division draw a perpendicular representing the surface line . line at 90° to given plane line Geometry perpendicular perpendiculars ■ [ mass noun ] ( usually the perpendicular ) perpendicular position or direction : the wall declines from the perpendicular a little inward . perpendicular the...

Tudor

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
185 words

...widowed queen of Henry V . ▶ adjective of the architectural style prevailing in England during the reigns of the Tudors; of or resembling the domestic architecture of this period. (See below.) . – phrases Tudor rose a conventionalised five-lobed decorative figure of a rose, especially a combination of the red and white roses of York and Lancaster adopted as a badge by Henry VII . Tudor architecture is marked by the final development of Perpendicular or English Gothic style and the introduction of decorative elements from the Italian...

Gothic

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
340 words

... ad ) . relating to the Goths or their extinct language Language People Gothic 2 of or in the style of architecture prevalent in western Europe in the 12th–16th centuries (and revived in the mid 18th to early 20th centuries), characterized by pointed arches, rib vaults, and flying buttresses, together with large windows and elaborate tracery. English Gothic architecture is divided into Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular . relating to architectural style prevalent in western Europe in 12th–16th centuries Architecture 3 ( also archaic Gothick ) ...

Norman

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
251 words

...French Language Medieval History Norman ▶ adjective relating to the Normans : the Norman invasion . relating to Normans People Medieval History Norman ■ denoting or relating to the style of Romanesque architecture used in Britain under the Normans : the 11th-century Norman crypt of Winchester Cathedral | Willy rambled on about Norman archways and Perpendicular naves . relating to architecture of Normans Architecture Medieval History ■ relating to modern Normandy : Norman ore was to have been smelted there with Ruhr coal . relating to modern...

pitch

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
1,301 words

...or performer stations themselves or sets up a stall : the traders had already reserved their pitches . place where street vendor etc. stations themselves marketplace 8 [ mass noun ] a swaying or oscillation of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle around a horizontal axis perpendicular to the direction of motion : the pitch and roll of the ship . swaying or oscillation of ship etc. vehicle motion Nautical Aviation 9 [ mass noun ] technical the distance between successive corresponding points or lines, for example between the teeth of a cogwheel ....

Windsor Castle

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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...Castle a royal residence in Berkshire, England, founded by William the Conqueror ( c. 1027–87 ) on the site of an earlier fortress and extended by his successors, particularly Edward III ( 1312–77 ). It includes St George's Chapel, built in the Perpendicular style, and lies on the edge of Windsor Great Park. The castle was severely damaged by fire in 1992...

Windsor Castle

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
56 words

...Castle a royal residence in Berkshire, England, founded by William the Conqueror on the site of an earlier fortress and extended by his successors, particularly Edward III. It includes St George's Chapel, built in the Perpendicular style, and lies on the edge of Windsor Great Park. The castle was severely damaged by fire in 1992...

fan vault

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
69 words

...vault ▶ noun Architecture a type of vault consisting of a set of concave ribs spreading out from a central point like the ribs of an opened umbrella, used especially in the English Perpendicular style . fan vault fan vaults type of vault consisting of set of concave ribs spreading out from central point like ribs of opened umbrella Architecture architectural feature – derivatives fan vaulting noun fan vaulting...

Tudor

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
187 words

...widowed queen of Henry V . ▶ adjective of the architectural style prevailing in England during the reigns of the Tudors; of or resembling the domestic architecture of this period. (See below.) . – phrases Tudor rose a conventionalised five-lobed decorative figure of a rose, especially a combination of the red and white roses of York and Lancaster adopted as a badge by Henry VII . Tudor architecture is marked by the final development of Perpendicular or English Gothic style and the introduction of decorative elements from the Italian...

Gothic

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
334 words

...far larger than those in Romanesque buildings. Window openings and walls were decorated with elaborate tracery so diverse and distinctive that its variations are frequently used in classifying the different stages of the style. Gothic architecture in England is commonly divided into three stages: Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular...

Gothic

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
276 words

...far larger than those in Romanesque buildings. Window openings and walls were decorated with elaborate tracery so diverse and distinctive that its variations are frequently used in classifying the different stages of the style. Gothic architecture in England is commonly divided into three stages: Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular...

level

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
487 words

... 6 a more or less level surface . 7 a flat tract of land . ▶ adjective 1 having a flat and even surface; not bumpy . 2 horizontal; perpendicular to the plumb line . 3 [ often foll. by with ] on the same horizontal plane as something else . ■ having equality with something else . ■ of a spoonful etc. with the contents flat with the brim . 4 even, uniform, equable, or well-balanced in quality, style, temper, judgment, etc. 5 of a race having the leading competitors close together . ▶ verb ( levelled levelling US leveled ...

level

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
656 words

...and even surface; not bumpy . 2 horizontal; perpendicular to the plumb line . ■ lying, moving, or directed in an approximately horizontal plane . 3 [ often foll. by with ] (of two or more things) situated in the same horizontal plane . ■ having equality with something else . ■ (of a spoonful etc.) with the contents even with the brim; not rounded or heaped . 4 (of a person, judgment, etc.) well-balanced, sensible, not agitated or confused . ■ of even, uniform, or equable quality, tone, style, etc. 5 (of a race etc.) having the leading...

level

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
495 words

...a floor or storey in a building . ■ a stratum in the earth . ▶ adjective 1 having a flat and even surface; not bumpy . 2 horizontal; perpendicular to the plumb line . 3 [ often foll. by with ] on the same horizontal plane as something else . ■ having equality with something else . ■ of a spoonful etc.) with the contents flat with the brim . 4 even, uniform, equable, or well-balanced in quality, style, temper, judgment, etc. 5 of a race) having the leading competitors close together . ▶ verb ( levelled levelling US leveled ...

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