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Meaning of ENTABLATURE

Pronunciation:  en'tabluchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
 

ENTABLATURE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: architrave, attic, construction, cornice, frieze, structure, temple

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*tab"la*ture\ (?; 135), n. [OF. entablature: cf.
It intavolatura, fr. LL. intabulare to construct a basis; L.
in + tabulatum board work, flooring, fr. tabula. See
{Table}.] (Arch.)
The superstructure which lies horizontally upon the columns.
See Illust. of {Column}, {Cornice}.

Note: It is commonly divided into architrave, the part
      immediately above the column; frieze, the central
      space; and cornice, the upper projecting moldings.
      --Parker.

 

 

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