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Meaning of FRONTISPIECE

Pronunciation:  'fruntis`pees

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  front illustration facing the title page of a book
  2. [n]  an ornamental facade
 

FRONTISPIECE is a 12 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: facade, front, frontage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fron"tis*piece\, n. [F. frontispice, LL.
frontispicium beginning, front of a church, fr. L. frons
front + spicere, specere, to look at, view: cf. It.
frontispizio. See {Front} and {Spy}.]
The part which first meets the eye; as:
(a) (Arch.) The principal front of a building. [Obs. or R.]
(b) An ornamental figure or illustration fronting the first
    page, or titlepage, of a book; formerly, the titlepage
    itself.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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