Definition of Entablature

1. Noun. (architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof.

Terms within: Architrave, Attic, Cornice, Frieze
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Group relationships: Temple
Category relationships: Architecture



Definition of Entablature

1. n. The superstructure which lies horizontally upon the columns. See Illust. of Column, Cornice.

Definition of Entablature

1. Noun. (architecture) All that part of a classical temple above the capitals of the columns; includes the architrave, frieze, and cornice but not the roof ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Entablature

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Entablature

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enswathes
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ensweep
ensweeping
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ensweeten
ensweetened
ensweetening
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enswell
enswells
enswept
ent-kaurene oxidase
ent-kaurenoic acid 13-hydroxylase
entablature (current term)
entablatures
entacapone
entactogen
entactogenesis
entactogenic
entactogens
entad
entail
entailed
entailer
entailers
entailing
entailment

Literary usage of Entablature

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

1. Proportion and Harmony of Line and Color in Painting, Sculpture, and by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"The Column-Space and the Method of Principality—Proportion on the Flanks of Height of Columns to the entablature—Variety of Exact ..."

2. The Rudiments of Architecture and Building for the Use of Architects by John Bullock (1865)
"IONIC entablature.—As expressed in the terms of the diameter of the column, that is, measured by it, the entablature exceeds that of the Doric Order. ..."

3. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1834)
"... two are to be given to the entablature of the first story ; four to the pillar, one and three-quarters to the entablature of the second ; three and ..."

4. A Manual of Marine Engineering: Comprising the Designing, Construction, and by Albert Edward Seaton (1890)
"entablature of Oscillating and Steeple Engines.—This is usually of cast iron, but may with advantage be made of wrought iron, or steel plates and angles, ..."

5. Essay on the Architecture of the Hindús by Ram Raz, Henry Harkness (1834)
"... two are to be given to the entablature of the first story; four to the pillar, one and three-quarters to the entablature of the second; three and a-half ..."

6. Papers of the British School at Rome by British School at Rome (1904)
"This is the entablature of the temple of Minerva in the Forum of Nerva (Canina, ... This entablature corresponds absolutely with a drawing by Baldassare ..."

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