annulet definition

  • noun:
    • A ringlike molding round the capital of a pillar.
    • a little band.
    • A ring-shaped molding near the top of a column
    • a tiny group borne as a charge in coats of arms.
    • somewhat ring.
    • a tiny, flat fillet, encircling a column, etc., employed by it self, or along with other moldings. It really is used, several times duplicated, in Doric money.
    • A little group borne as a charge.
    • A narrow circle of some distinct shade on a surface or round an organ.
    • somewhat ring.
    • particularly — In design, a small projecting user, circular in program and in most cases square or angular in part; specially, among fillets or rings which encircle the lower the main Doric money above the necking: but annulet is normally indiscriminately used as synonymous with list, listel, cincture, fillet, tenia, etc.
    • In heraldry, a ring borne as a charge. It is also the mark of cadency that your 5th cousin of a family group need to bear on their coating of arms. Also known as anlet. See cadency.
    • In ornamental art, a name fond of a band encircling a vase or the same object, whether solidly painted, or perhaps in engobe, or made up of easy numbers placed close to each other. Compare frieze.
    • a little ring
    • (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle
    • molding in the shape of a ring; at top of a column

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