palladian window

palladian window
noun
Usage: usually capitalized P
Etymology: Palladian (II)
: an architectural unit consisting of a central window with an arched head and on each side a usually narrower window with a square head

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  • Palladian window — /peuh lay dee euhn, lah / a window in the form of a round headed archway with a narrower compartment on either side, the side compartments usually being capped with entablatures on which the arch of the central compartment rests. Also called… …   Universalium

  • Palladian window — Pal•la′di•an win′dow [[t]pəˈleɪ di ən, ˈlɑ [/t]] n. archit. a window in the form of a central arch with a narrower flat headed compartment on either side …   From formal English to slang

  • Palladian — Pal*la di*an (p[a^]l*l[=a] d[i^]*an), prop. a. (Arch.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a variety of the revived classic style of architecture, founded on the works of Andrea Palladio, an Italian architect of the 16th century; as, a Palladian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palladian architecture — A villa with a superimposed portico, from Book IV of Palladio s I Quattro Libri dell Architettura, in …   Wikipedia

  • Diocletian window. — See Palladian window. * * * …   Universalium

  • Venetian window. — See Palladian window. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Venetian window — Vene′tian win′dow n. archit. Palladian window • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • venetian window — noun Usage: sometimes capitalized V : palladian window …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diocletian window. — See Palladian window …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venetian window. — See Palladian window. [1770 80] …   Useful english dictionary

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