Definition of Toran

1. n. A gateway, commonly of wood, but sometimes of stone, consisting of two upright pillars carrying one to three transverse lintels. It is often minutely carved with symbolic sculpture, and serves as a monumental approach to a Buddhist temple.



Definition of Toran

1. an arched gateway [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toran

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toque
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toquet
toquets
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toquilla
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toquis
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toral
toralizumab
toran (current term)
torana
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torbanite
torbanites
torbernite
torbernites
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torbies
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Literary usage of Toran

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

1. The Stûpa of Bharhut: A Buddhist Monument Ornamented with Numerous by Alexander Cunningham (1879)
"The fragment of the other toran beam, which was found in excavating the ... From these two fragments I infer that the toran consisted of three beams, ..."

2. Punitive Damages: Tort Reform & Fda Defenses: Hearings Before the Committee edited by Orrin G. Hatch (1998)
"Ms. toran. Well, the problem that we faced was the inability to get product ... Ms. toran. Yes. The CHAIRMAN. So if we wanted to give incentives to develop ..."

3. Official Report of the Calcutta International Exhibition, 1883-84: Compiled (1885)
"Design popat ne toran, or parrots, and the Price As. 13-6. KOB. ... toran, a peculiar fringe or three-lobed pendant in use among Hindus. ne ..."

4. India of To-day by Walter Del Mar (1905)
"The eastern toran, which has similar capitals and brackets, is not so complete ... The western toran has, like the southern, been restored, and the capitals ..."

5. An Introduction to the Survey of Western Palestine: Its Waterways, Plains by Trelawney William Saunders (1881)
"These arms are divided by bold spurs projected from the water- parting of the Jordan Basin on the east. Jebel toran divides the Plains of El ..."

6. Report of Tours in Bundelkhand and Malwa in 1874-75 and 1876-77 by Alexander Cunningham (1880)
"Two portions of an inscription of 13 lines, with 4 lines of a later date, were also found let into the wall of a platform near the toran. ..."

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