Definition of Transept

1. Noun. Structure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church; crosses the nave at right angles.

Group relationships: Church, Church Building
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure



Definition of Transept

1. n. The transversal part of a church, which crosses at right angles to the greatest length, and between the nave and choir. In the basilicas, this had often no projection at its two ends. In Gothic churches these project these project greatly, and should be called the arms of the transept. It is common, however, to speak of the arms themselves as the transepts.

Definition of Transept

1. Noun. (architecture) The transversal part of a church, which crosses at right angles to the greatest length, and between the nave and choir. In the basilicas, this had often no projection at its two ends. In Gothic churches these project greatly, and should be called the arms of the transept. It is common, however, to speak of the arms themselves as the transepts. ¹

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Definition of Transept

1. a major transverse part of the body of a church [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transept

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Literary usage of Transept

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1. Gothic Architecture in England: An Analysis of the Origin & Development of by Francis Bond (1906)
"THE CENTRAL transept. Early transepts—Position and Object of Central transept—Enlargement of transept. ALL the greater churches in Normandy and England, ..."

2. Mediaeval Church Vaulting by Clarence Ward (1915)
"CHAPTER II transept AND CROSSING VAULTS transeptS WITH TUNNEL VAULTS Because ... Here the bays of the transept, corresponding to -side aisles of the church ..."

3. Monuments of the Early Church by Walter Lowrie (1901)
"The transept furnished an adequate solution for this need, although it was not developed ... The transept was as a rule somewhat narrower than the nave; ..."

4. The Antiquary (1873)
"The Cantilupe shrine in the aisle of the north-western transept, and monument of Bishop Field. ... Monument of Dean Dawes, in north-eastern transept ; the ..."

5. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"The transept we have mentioned is on the south side of the church, and the pile of ruins that fill up almost all the area of this part speak not only of the ..."

6. The Cathedral Church of Canterbury: A Description of Its Fabric and a Brief by Hartley Withers (1901)
"In the transept itself are windows in memory of Dean Stanley, Dr. Spry, ... On the wall of the choir aisle, close to the transept, we can trace the remains ..."

7. Handbook to the Cathedrals of England by Richard John King (1869)
"A comparison with the exterior of the north transept will show at once how far that exceeds the south in the simplicity and dignity of its general design. ..."

8. Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain by George Edmund Street (1914)
"of the north transept, and a cloister passage along the whole length of the ... The central compartment of the transept is carried up above the rest as a ..."

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