Definition of Frieze

1. Noun. An architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice.

Generic synonyms: Architectural Ornament
Group relationships: Entablature



2. Noun. A heavy woolen fabric with a long nap.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Frieze

1. n. That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.

2. n. A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side.

3. v. t. To make a nap on (cloth); to friz. See Friz, v. t., 2.

Definition of Frieze

1. Noun. A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To make a nap on (cloth); to friz. ¹

3. Noun. (architecture) That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture. ¹

4. Noun. Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture. ¹

5. Noun. A banner with a series of pictures. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frieze

1. a coarse woolen fabric [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frieze

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frieze (current term)
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frigatebirds

Literary usage of Frieze

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities by Arthur Hamilton Smith, British Museum Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1900)
"Four fragments of the lower moulding of the Centaur 1-4. frieze. ... Nearly 100 fragments of a frieze were found which evidently represented a chariot race ..."

2. Outlines of the History of Art by Wilhelm Lübke, Clarence Cook (1877)
"This arch- frieze, an unmistakable mark of Romanesque buildings, ... The most usual form of frieze was made up of diagonally-placed stones (stratum) (Fig. ..."

3. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas by Frederick A. Cooper (1996)
"CHAPTER 19 THE DORIC frieze VANDALS toppled the Doric frieze early in the mediaeval period; centuries later, the Travellers dragged most of the frieze parts ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1814)
"Room ‘T. Chimney.piece; accompaniment, foliage frieze, and enriched cornice : general entablature ; plain architrave, foliaged frieze, and enriched cornice; ..."

5. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"frieze. Any long and narrow, nearly horizontal, architectural member, especially one which has a chiefly decorative purpose. ..."

6. The American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts by Archaeological Institute of America (1885)
"THE PANATHENAIC FESTIVAL AND THE CENTRAL SLAB OF THE PARTHENON frieze. The suggestion made by Brunn concerning the group of the Priest and the Boy with the ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1890)
"Obituary Notice of Henry Simmons frieze, LL.D. By James B. Angeli, Ann Arbor, Mich. ... He was the son of Jacob frieze and Betsy (Slade) frieze. ..."

8. The Woman's Book: Dealing Practically with the Modern Conditions of Home (1894)
"The frieze above may be of plain gold with a stencilled design, ... If there is no frieze, a deep cornice with flat surfaces leads on to the ceiling in ..."

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