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Meaning of FRIEZE

Pronunciation:  freez

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a heavy woolen fabric with a long nap
  2. [n]  an architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice

FRIEZE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: architectural ornament, cloth, entablature, fabric, material, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Frieze\, n. [Perh. the same word as frieze a, kind of
    cloth. Cf. {Friz}.] (Arch.)
    (a) That part of the entablature of an order which is between
        the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face,
        either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched
        with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
    (b) Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building
        or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture. See
        Illust. of {Column}.
              Cornice or frieze with bossy sculptures graven.
  2. \Frieze\, n. [F. frise, perh. originally a woolen cloth
    or stuff from Friesland (F. Frise); cf. LL. frisii panni and
    frissatus pannus, a shaggy woolen cloth, F. friser to friz,
    curl. Cf. {Friz}.]
    A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or
    tufted (friezed) nap on one side. ``Robes of frieze.''
  3. \Frieze\, v. t.
    To make a nap on (cloth); to friz. See {Friz}, v. t., 2.
    {Friezing machine}, a machine for friezing cloth; a friezing
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