Definition of Caryatid

1. Noun. A supporting column carved in the shape of a person.

Generic synonyms: Column, Pillar



Definition of Caryatid

1. n. A draped female figure supporting an entablature, in the place of a column or pilaster.

Definition of Caryatid

1. Noun. A sculpted female figure serving as an architectural element, used as a support for entablature. ¹

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Definition of Caryatid

1. a sculptured female figure used as a column [n -S or -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caryatid

carvols
carvomenthol
carvomenthone
carvone
carvones
carvoxime
carvy
carwash
carwasher
carwashers
carwashes
carwashing
carwhichet
carwhichets
caryatic
caryatid (current term)
caryatides
caryatidlike
caryatids
caryinite
caryophyllaceous
caryophyllaceous plant
caryophyllene
caryophyllene cyclase
caryophyllenes
caryophylliid
caryophylliids
caryophyllin
caryophylloid dicot family
caryophylloid dicot genus

Literary usage of Caryatid

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1. Problems in Periclean Buildings by George Wicker Elderkin (1912)
"II THE caryatid PORCH OF THE ERECHTHEUM Not the least remarkable feature of the Erechtheum is the caryatid Porch, which is generally regarded as a creation ..."

2. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1913)
"The figures composing the caryatid porch of the Erechtheum are splendid examples of the sculptor's art at the best period (Fig. 61). ..."

3. Papers of the British School at Rome by British School at Rome (1904)
"A caryatid bearing a capital on her head—which is very like (though not FIG. 5.—THE caryatid NEAR S. BASILIO. ..."

4. Sculpture I, 1952-1967 by Mary C. Sturgeon (1987)
"caryatid FIGURES The use of a human, especially a female, figure as a structural stone support ... Therefore, it is possible that the caryatid aspect of the ..."

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