Definition of Retable

1. n. A shelf behind the altar, for display of lights, vases of wlowers, etc.



Definition of Retable

1. Noun. A table or shelf behind an altar, on which are placed images or holy objects ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retable

1. a raised shelf above an altar [n -S]

Retable Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Retable Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Retable

resynchronizations
resynchronize
resyncing
resyncs
resyntheses
resynthesis
resynthesize
resynthesized
resynthesizes
resynthesizing
resystematize
resystematized
resystematizes
resystematizing
ret
retable (current term)
retables
retablo
retablos
retack
retacked
retacking
retackle
retackled
retackles
retackling
retacks
retag
retagged
retagger

Literary usage of Retable

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

1. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1891)
"(c) retable from Piombino. Metropolitan Museum, New York. No. 481. 2. ... retable. Church at Sta. Flora nel Monte Amiata. No. 312. 6. Large Relief. ..."

2. Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain by George Edmund Street (1914)
"He may have begun the retable for the cathedral of Bar- bastro and left it to a pupil, and he is said to have made the retable at Poblet, ..."

3. Architecture and Urbanization in Colonial Chiapas, Mexico by Sidney David Markman (1984)
"Normally, the towers which frame the central retable are rather plain, consisting of two main parts, the base or shaft and the belfry. ..."

4. Sacred Archæology: A Popular Dictionary of Ecclesiastical Art and by Mackenzie Edward Charles Walcott (1868)
"The contre-retable faced the celebrant. See ALTAR. Reservation. (1.) Amphilochius mentions that St. Basil divided the Eucharist into three portions, ..."

5. Westminster Abbey & the King's Craftsmen: A Study of Mediaeval Building by William Richard Lethaby (1906)
"In the middle panel of the retable stands Christ in majesty holding the universe in His hand. Right and left are the Virgin and St. John, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Retable

Search for Retable on Dictionary.com!Search for Retable on Thesaurus.com!Search for Retable on Google!Search for Retable on Wikipedia!

Search