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A term to cover all the horizontal stonework resting on a row of columns, including the architrave (the lowest member), the frieze, and the cornice at the top.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
18 words

... The part of the classical order that rests on the abacus at the top of a...

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

... An irregular arrangement of columnar jointing that lies above a colonnade in a thick lava...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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22 words

... In classical architecture, the upper part of the Order consisting of the architrave , frieze , and cornice...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
47 words

... . Term used in Classical architecture for the superstructure carried by columns and divided horizontally, top to bottom, into cornice, frieze and architrave. The proportions and details of the entablature, which are strictly prescribed, differ for each order ( see Orders, architectural , §I, 1(ii) and ; Architecture ,...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
30 words

... [Co] A term to cover all the horizontal stonework resting on a row of columns, including the architrave (the lowest member), the frieze, and the cornice at the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
99 words

... In Classical Orders the entire horizontal mass of material carried on columns and pilasters above the abaci . Normally it consists of three main horizontal divisions, the architrave (essentially the lintel spanning between the columns), the frieze (occasionally elided (omitted), as in certain examples of the Ionic Order , especially Hellenistic versions), and cornice . An entablature on the top of an astylar façade , as in a Florentine- Renaissance palazzo , is called cornicione . Entablatures are also found at the tops of...

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William Loerke

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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137 words

... , a horizontal beam carried on columns marking the juncture of load and support in trabeated construction. In ancient architecture the entablature was divided proportionately into three parts, bottom to top: architrave (or epistyle ), frieze, and cornice. In arcuate architecture (Roman, early Christian, and Byz.) entablatures disappeared to be replaced by a molding, sometimes elaborately carved, marking the crowns of the arches carried by the columns, the floor level of the galleries, or the springing of major arches supported by piers. Entablatures...

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Anthony Quiney

The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
54 words

... A classical lintel, comprising an architrave , or main structural element, a decorative frieze and cornice. A Doric frieze is adorned with triglyphs , alternating with plain or carved metopes , and the projecting cornice is simply moulded. Ionic and Corinthian architraves and cornices are more ornate, the latter including dentils or brackets. Anthony...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
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27 words

... (archit.) part of an order above the column XVII. — (partly through F. entablement ) It. intavolatura boarding, f. intavolare board up, f. in EN- 1 + tavola TABLE...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
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117 words

... • botcher , gotcha, top-notcher, watcher, wotcha • imposture , posture • firewatcher • birdwatcher • debaucher , scorcher, torture • Boucher , voucher • cloture , encroacher, poacher, reproacher • jointure • moisture • cachucha , future, moocher, smoocher, suture • butcher • kuccha , scutcher, toucher • structure • culture , vulture • conjuncture , juncture, puncture • rupture • sculpture • viniculture • agriculture • sericulture • arboriculture • pisciculture • horticulture • silviculture • subculture • counterculture • ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
70 words
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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:
68 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
37 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
36 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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

entablature  

An irregular arrangement of columnar jointing that lies above a colonnade in a thick lava flow.
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[Co]A term to cover all the horizontal stonework resting on a row of columns, including the architrave (the lowest member), the frieze, and the cornice at the top.
architrave cornice

architrave cornice  

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Entablature (usually of the Ionic Order) with no frieze.
elision

elision  

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Omission of part of an architectural element. If a frieze is elided from an entablature, an architrave-cornice is created.
intersectio

intersectio  

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Space between the dentils or the triglyphs (i.e. metope) in a Classical entablature.

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