atlantes definition

  • noun:
    • Architecture Plural of atlas2.
    • Plural as a type of atlas.
    • Architecture Plural of atlas2.
    • Plural form of atlas.
  • noun-plural:
    • Figures or half numbers of men, made use of as columns to support an entablature; -- called additionally telamones. See caryatides.
    • numbers or half figures of men, made use of as columns to guide an entablature; -- called in addition telamones. See caryatides.
  • others:
    • In structure, figures or half figures of males utilized in place of columns or pilasters, to support an entablature.
    • In architecture, figures or half figures of men used in place of columns or pilasters, to support an entablature.

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