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Meaning of ORIEL

Pronunciation:  'owreeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall
 

ORIEL is a 5 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: oriel window
 
 See Also: bay window, bow window

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O"ri*el\, n. [OF. oriol gallery, corridor, LL. oriolum
portico, hall, prob. fr. L. aureolus gilded, applied to an
apartment decorated with gilding. See {Oriole}.] [Formerly
written also {oriol}, {oryal}, {oryall}.]
1. A gallery for minstrels. [Obs.] --W. Hamper.

2. A small apartment next a hall, where certain persons were
   accustomed to dine; a sort of recess. [Obs.] --Cowell.

3. (Arch.) A bay window. See {Bay window}.

         The beams that thro' the oriel shine Make prisms in
         every carven glass.                   --Tennyson.

Note: There is no generally admitted difference between a bay
      window and an oriel. In the United States the latter
      name is often applied to bay windows which are small,
      and either polygonal or round; also, to such as are
      corbeled out from the wall instead of resting on the
      ground.

 
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 Related Terms: alcove, bay, bay window, bow window, carrel, casement, casement window, corner, cove, cranny, cubby, cubbyhole, cubicle, fan window, fanlight, grille, lancet window, lantern, lattice, light, louver window, niche, nook, pane, picture window, port, porthole, recess, roomlet, rose window, skylight, snuggery, transom, wicket, window, window bay, window glass, windowpane
 

 

 

 

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