Definition of Glyph

1. Noun. Glyptic art in the form of a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief.

Generic synonyms: Glyptic Art, Glyptography



Definition of Glyph

1. n. A sunken channel or groove, usually vertical. See Triglyph.

2. n. A carved figure or character, incised or in relief; a carved pictograph; hence, a pictograph representing a form originally adopted for sculpture, whether carved or painted.

Definition of Glyph

1. Noun. A figure carved in relief or incised, especially representing a sound, word, or idea. ¹

2. Noun. Any non-verbal symbol that imparts information. ¹

3. Noun. (typography computing) A visual representation of a letter, character, or symbol, in a specific font and style. ¹

4. Noun. (architecture) A vertical groove. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glyph

1. an ornamental groove [n -S] : GLYPHIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glyph

glyoxylate
glyoxylate aminotransferase
glyoxylate cycle
glyoxylate cycles
glyoxylate synthetase
glyoxylate transacetylase
glyoxylates
glyoxyldiureide
glyoxylic
glyoxylic acid
glyoxylic acid cycle
glyoxysome
glyoxysomes
glype
glypes
glyph (current term)
glyphic
glyphically
glyphlike
glyphograph
glyphographic
glyphographs
glyphography
glyphosate
glyphosates
glyphs
glypiation
glypican
glypicans
glyptic

Literary usage of Glyph

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1. Mayan Calendar Systems by Cyrus Thomas (1904)
"The hand across the lower jaw in the chuen symbol (plate i,xxvi, glyph 4) and day symbol (plate LXXVI, glyph a) indicate full count or naught (0). ..."

2. Tusayan Migration Traditions by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1900)
"Third glyph—The 20-day sign again, qualified by a character which the connection ... Fourth glyph—An arbitrary sign, probably, for 6 ahaus or a sixth ahau. ..."

3. Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America by Herbert Joseph Spinden (1922)
"The Last glyph of the Supplementary Series: a, moon glyph; combined with the numeral 9 or 10 to indicate a 29 or a 30 day lunar month. ways begin with the ..."

4. Memoirs by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1902)
"The other comes in the eighth glyph, this being the extreme right-end glyph ... In J there is one restoration in the fourth glyph, and in K there is one in ..."

5. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas by Frederick A. Cooper (1996)
"Doric frieze, pronaos: block Fp 2 showing the metope slot C- Doric frieze block F 15: detail ofa glyph I__ -- _ ..."

6. The Mormons: Or Latter-day Saints by Henry Mayhew (1852)
"Ancient glyph. Of one of the last glyphs we are enabled to present an engraved copy, which will allow the reader to judge of their character for himself. ..."

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