What does baldachin mean?

baldachin meaning in General Dictionary

an abundant brocade baudekin

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  • ornamented canopy sustained by articles or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)
  • an abundant brocade; baudekin.
  • A structure in as a type of a canopy, often sustained by articles, and often suspended from roofing or projecting from wall surface; typically put over an altar; as, the baldachin in St. Peter's.
  • A portable canopy borne over shrines, etc., in procession.

baldachin - German to English

baldachin

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  • baldaquin
  • canopy
  • panoply
  • tester [canopy]

baldachin meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An abundant brocade; baudekin.

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  • (n.) A structure in form of a canopy, occasionally sustained by articles, and quite often suspended from roofing or projecting from wall surface; generally put over an altar; since, the baldachin in St. Peter's.
  • (letter.) A portable canopy borne over shrines, etc., in procession.

Sentence Examples with the word baldachin

Conspicuous among his works are the Barberini Palace, the College of the Propaganda, the Fountain of the Triton, and the baldachin of St Peter's.

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