Definition of Surbase

1. Noun. The molding or border above the base of a structure (a pedestal or podium or wall).

Generic synonyms: Molding, Moulding



Definition of Surbase

1. n. A cornice, or series of moldings, on the top of the base of a pedestal, podium, etc. See Illust. of Column.

Definition of Surbase

1. Noun. (architecture) the uppermost part of the moulding of a baseboard, a pedestal or a similar construct ¹

2. Verb. (architecture) to lower the rise of an arch ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surbase

1. a molding or border above the base of a structure [n -S] : SURBASED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surbase

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suradditions
surah
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suramin
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surance
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surbahar
surbahars
surbase (current term)
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Literary usage of Surbase

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1. The Colonial Architecture of Salem by Frank Cousins, Phil Madison Riley (1919)
"in the cornice and surbase of the room show how closely the entire architectural scheme was related. Three round-topped sections lend a quaint distinction ..."

2. Advanced Building Construction: A Manual for Students by Henry Fidler (1892)
"Dado and surbase.—For the sake of ornament, and to prevent the wall from being ... 196, and the chair rail, SB, is called the "surbase" of the dado—the ..."

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