Definition of Soffit

1. Noun. The underside of a part of a building (such as an arch or overhang or beam etc.).

Generic synonyms: Side



Definition of Soffit

1. n. The under side of the subordinate parts and members of buildings, such as staircases, entablatures, archways, cornices, or the like. See Illust. of Lintel.

Definition of Soffit

1. Noun. (architecture) The visible underside of an arch, balcony, beam, cornice, staircase, vault or any other architectural element. ¹

2. Noun. (context: pipe technology) The top point of the inside open section of a pipe or box conduit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soffit

1. the underside of an architectural structure [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soffit

sofa-bed
sofa-beds
sofa bed
sofa beds
sofa king
sofa painting
sofabed
sofabeds
sofar
sofars
sofas
sofer
soferim
sofers
soffioni
soffit (current term)
soffits
soffrito
soffritos
soficity
soft
soft-boiled
soft-cast steel
soft-coated wheaten terrier
soft-core
soft-cover
soft-cover book
soft-finned
soft-finned fish
soft-footed

Literary usage of Soffit

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1. A Practical Treatise on Foundations, Explaining Fully the Principles by William Macfarland Patton (1893)
"Only a general outline of the first method will be given, the method of constructing the development of the soffit will be found in ..."

2. Cyclopedia of Architecture: Historical, Descriptive, Typographical by Robert Stuart (1854)
"H is a circular soffit in a circular wall, the jambs standing square to the chord line of the opening of the door or window. Draw the chord line of the arch ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Figurée were also often painted on the jambe of the windows and on the piera and soffit of the arches, especially that opening into the chancel. ..."

4. A Practical and Theoretical Essay on Oblique Bridges by George Watson Buck (1839)
"This being done, the superfluous stone on the soffit should be dressed off, until a straight edge applied all over the soffit, parallel to AB, ..."

5. Skew Arches: Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Methods of Construction by Edward Wyllys Hyde (1899)
"... when the cylinder mentioned above becomes the soffit, (22) P = -^, axf h which is the tangent of the angle between the tangent to the locus of (18) and ..."

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