baldachin definition

  • noun:
    • an abundant material of silk and silver brocade.
    • A canopy of fabric held in chapel processions or placed over an altar, throne, or dais.
    • Architecture A stone or marble construction built in the type of a canopy, particularly within the altar of a church.
    • alternate spelling of baldacchin.
    • A rich brocade; baudekin.
    • A structure in as a type of a canopy, often sustained by articles, and often suspended from the roof or projecting from the wall surface; generally speaking placed over an altar.
    • A portable canopy borne over shrines, etc., in procession.
    • just like baudekin.
    • A canopy of various kinds.
    • ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)

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