Definition of Architrave

1. Noun. The molding around a door or window.

Generic synonyms: Molding, Moulding



2. Noun. The lowest part of an entablature; rests immediately on the capitals of the columns.
Group relationships: Entablature
Generic synonyms: Support

Definition of Architrave

1. n. The lower division of an entablature, or that part which rests immediately on the column, esp. in classical architecture. See Column.

Definition of Architrave

1. Noun. (architecture)The lowest part of an entablature; rests on the capitals of the columns ¹

2. Noun. (architecture) The mouldings (or other elements) framing a door, window or other rectangular opening ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Architrave

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Medical Definition of Architrave

1. The lower division of an entablature, or that part which rests immediately on the column, especially. In classical architecture. See Column. The group of moldings, or other architectural member, above and on both sides of a door or other opening, especially if square in form. Origin: F. Architrave, fr. It. Architrave; pref. Archi- + trave beam, L. Trabs. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Architrave

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1. Monuments of the Early Church by Walter Lowrie (1906)
"The architrave fell more and more into disuse after the fourth century; it lingered longest in places like Rome, where the people were accustomed to the ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1858)
"The use of tho architrave is to bind the columns together. ... The form of the architrave varies in the different orders ; in the Tuscan it has but one ..."

3. History of Art in Primitive Greece: Mycenian Art by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1894)
"Section through listel of architrave. above the listel of the architrave, it would stand out in empty space. Hence the peg represented by this small stone ..."

4. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"The columns are all fluted, and all taper gradually as they rise to the architrave. And the flutes narrow as they draw nearer and nearer to the capitals of ..."

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