Definition of Mansard

1. Noun. A hip roof having two slopes on each side.

Exact synonyms: Mansard Roof
Generic synonyms: Curb Roof
Specialized synonyms: French Roof



2. Adjective. (of a roof) having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper. "The story formed by a mansard roof is usually called the garret"
Similar to: Hipped

Definition of Mansard

1. Adjective. (context: of a roof) having two slopes on each side, the lower being steeper than the upper ¹

2. Noun. A mansard roof ¹

3. Noun. The upper storey of a building, surrounded by such a roof ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mansard

1. a type of roof [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mansard

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manquellers
manqués
manreds
manrent
manrents
manrider
manriders
manroot
manroots
manrope
manropes
mans
mansaf
mansard (current term)
mansard roof
mansard roofs
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mansards
manscape
manscaped
manscapes
manscaping
manse
manservant
manservants
manses
mansfieldite
manshift

Literary usage of Mansard

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

1. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"CURB ROOFS AND mansard ROOFS, i. Various Types and Forms. The form of curb roof known as the "mansard" is supposed to have been invented by Francois mansard ..."

2. Roof Framing Made Easy: A Practical and Easily Comprehended System, Adapted by Owen Bernard Maginnis (1903)
"To Frame a mansard Roof. Before commencing to describe the proper methods to follow in framing and raising a mansard roof, I will first explain what ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1876)
"The Colonnade Hotel, recently erected on the corner of Fifteenth and Chestnut Streets, is six stories high, with a mansard roof. ..."

4. National Building Code by American Insurance Association, National Board of Fire Underwriters (1909)
"mansard Roofs. If a mansard or other roof of like character, having a HOW pitch of over sixty degrees, be placed on any building, except a wood building, ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... specimen of the mansard style in vogue at the time. Among the structures of modern date the most noteworthy are the academic or university buildings, ..."

6. Architectural Iron Work: A Practical Work for Iron Workers, Architects, and by William John Fryer (1876)
"The best fire-proof mansard roof, and one that has been extensively used, is constructed with a continuous bed-plate, top beam, and uprights, ..."

7. Pilgrimage in Europe and America, Leading to the Discovery of the Sources of by Giacomo Costantino Beltrami (1828)
"... mansard than any other production of his genius I have seen. The vaulted roof of his court of justice is very bold ; and a good room, ..."

8. Notes on Building Construction: Arranged to Meet the Requirements of the by Henry Fidler, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1891)
"There are several ways of describing the outline of a mansard roof.1 Fig. ... 98 shows an ordinary form of mansard roof. Those trusses that come immediately ..."

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