What does architrave mean?

architrave meaning in General Dictionary

the low division of an entablature or that part which rests instantly in the line esp in ancient structure See Column

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  • the molding around a door or screen
  • the best element of an entablature; rests straight away from the capitals associated with the articles
  • the reduced division of an entablature, or that component which rests instantly from the line, esp. in classical structure. See Column.
  • The set of moldings, or any other architectural user, above as well as on both edges of a door or any other opening, particularly if square in type.

architrave meaning in Urban Dictionary

suave, cool, with swag, if you willderived from the italian architrave to explain a lintel that rests upon the main city of a column, an attribute in Classical architecture--for the intelligentsia, an approach to present your superficial art history language to spell it out one thing hip


architrave meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1560s, from Italian architrave, from archi- "beginning, source" (see archon) + trave "beam," from Latin trabem (nominative trabs) "beam, timber," from PIE *treb- "dwelling" (see tavern).


architrave meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The set of moldings, or any other architectural member, above as well as on both sides of a door or any other opening, particularly when square in kind.


Sentence Examples with the word architrave

The main object was to clear the Doric temple of Athena, built about 470 B.C. This temple is remarkable for a sculptured architrave which took the place of the ordinary frieze.

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