architrave definition

  • noun:
    • The lowermost part of an entablature in ancient architecture that rests on top of a column. Also known as epistyle.
    • The molding around a door or window.
    • the cheapest section of an entablature; rests on the capitals associated with articles
    • The mouldings (or any other elements) framing a door, screen or any other rectangular opening
    • the low unit of an entablature, or that part which rests instantly regarding the column, esp. in classical design. See column.
    • The set of moldings, or any other architectural member, above and on both edges of a door or other orifice, particularly when square in form.
    • In design: the reduced division of an entablature; that member which rests straight away on the column and supports those portions regarding the framework which are above it. See cut under entablature.
    • The decorative molding working across the extrados of an arch. Also referred to as archivolt.
    • often, less properly, the molded enrichments from the faces of jambs and lintel of a door, screen, or other orifice. Also known as antepagment.
    • In fortification, the master-beam, or main supporter, in every section of a subterranean fortification.
    • the molding around a door or window
    • the cheapest section of an entablature; rests straight away regarding capitals regarding the columns
    • The lowermost section of an entablature in ancient design that rests on top of a column. Also referred to as epistyle.
    • The molding around a door or window.
    • the cheapest part of an entablature; rests regarding the capitals associated with articles
    • The mouldings (or any other elements) framing a door, window or other rectangular orifice
    • the low division of an entablature, or that component which rests immediately in the line, esp. in classical structure. See column.
    • The selection of moldings, or other architectural user, above and on both edges of a door or other opening, particularly if square in type.
    • In structure: the reduced division of an entablature; that member which rests straight away on line and aids those portions for the structure which are above it. See cut-under entablature.
    • The ornamental molding operating around the extrados of an arch. Also referred to as archivolt.
    • Sometimes, less correctly, the molded enrichments on the faces associated with the jambs and lintel of a door, screen, or other opening. Also referred to as antepagment.
    • In fortification, the master-beam, or chief supporter, in any part of a subterranean fortification.
    • the molding around a door or screen
    • the best part of an entablature; rests instantly from the capitals for the articles

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "architrave"
  • Hypernym for "architrave"
  • Cross Reference for "architrave"
  • Same Context for "architrave"
  • Urban Dictionary for "architrave"
    • suave, cool, with swag, in the…
    • View More
305 votes

How would you define architrave?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!