(archaic) A rod with one serpent twined around it, as used by Aaron (differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two serpents).
(botany) A plant with a tall flowering stem; especially the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod.
(Archaic) One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus.
noun (pl=abacuses, pl2=abaci) (i, considered pedantic)
(obsolete) A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc.
A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls sliding on wires, or counters in grooves, the lowest line representing units, the second line, tens, etc.
I've heard merchants still use an for adding things up in China.
(architecture) The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave.
(archaic) A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work.
A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or the like; a kind of cupboard, buffet, or sideboard.
noun (pl=acanthuses, pl2=acanthi)
(botany) A genus of herbaceous prickly plants with toothed leaves, (family Acanthaceae, order Scrophulariales) found in the south of Europe, Asia Minor, and India; includes bear's breech.
(architecture) An ornament resembling the foliage or leaves of the acanthus (Acanthus spinosus); — used in the capitals of the Corinthian and composite orders.
a painted framed niche giving the appearance of depth
a small shrine
A small house or room.
A clasp consisting of a hook which fastens on to a ring.
1819: The feather of an ostrich, fastened in her turban by an set with brilliants, was another distinction of the beautiful Jewess, scoffed and sneered at by the proud dames who sat above her, but secretly envied by those who affected to deride them. " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
hinged part on trailing edge of an airplane wing. Used to control lateral turns.
A small recessed area set off from a larger room.
The power to attract, entice; the quality causing attraction.
verb (allur, ing)
(transitive) To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract.
With promised joys allured them on. --Falconer.
The golden sun in splendor likest Heaven Allured his eye. --Milton.
a work of art suspended above and behind an altar in a church
noun (pl=ancones, pl2=ancons)
(obsolete) The corner of a wall or rafter.
A console which appears to support a cornice.
(anatomy) The elbow
A small ring.
(architecture) A ring-shaped molding at the top of a column
(heraldry) A small circle borne as a charge in coats of arms.
A small room used as an entryway or reception area to a larger room.
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: "This is merely the , the entrance hall," said Dumbledore after a moment or two.
the outer part of the west end of a chapel
the part of a church in front of the choir, often reserved for the clergy
(architecture) A curvature found on the top or bottom of certain columns.
A semicircular projection from a building, especially the rounded east-end of a church that contains the altar.
(astronomy, obsolete) The nearest and furthest points to the centre of gravitational attraction for a body in orbit. More usually called an apsis.
(obsolete, or, dialectal) In some local dialects and in archaic usage, an aspen tree.
noun (aps, ides)
A recess or projection, with a dome or vault, at the east end of a church; an apse.
(astronomy) Either of the points in the elliptical orbit of a planet or comet where it is closest or furthest from the sun; perihelion or aphelion; an apside
(past of, arch) (to curve)
To have made curved.
He arched his back into a half-moon curve trying to get the stiffness out.
His back ached from the constant strain.
A professional who designs buildings or other structures, or who prepares plans and superintends construction.
Plato made the causes of things to be matter, ideas, and an efficient .
A person who plans, devises or contrives the achievement of a desired result.
Peisistratus was the first of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
(transitive) To design, plan, or orchestrate.
He architected the military coup against the government.
relating to, or characteristic of architecture, design and construction
relating to the scientific systematisation of the totality of knowledge
The science pertaining to architecture.
Pertaining to architecture
The art and science of designing buildings and other structures.
The throughout NYC is amazing.
A specific model of a microchip or CPU.
The Intel architectures have more software written for them.
The structure and design of a system or product.
The of the company's billing system is designed to support it's business goals.
(architecture)The lowest part of an entablature; rests on the capitals of the columns
(architecture) The mouldings (or other elements) framing a door, window or other rectangular opening
A passageway covered by an arch, particularly one made of masonry.
A doorway with a semilunar-shaped top.
(Greek mythology) : son of Iapetus and Clymene, war leader of the Titans ordered by the god Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders; father to Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades; king of the legendary Atlantis.
(Astronomy) a moon of Saturn discovered in 1980 from Voyager photos.
(Astronomy) a crater in the first quadrant of the moon