frieze [ friz ] noun count
a line of decoration around the walls of a room or building

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  • Frieze — Frieze, n. [Perh. the same word as frieze a, kind of cloth. Cf. {Friz}.] (Arch.) (a) That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frieze — Frieze, n. [F. frise, perh. originally a woolen cloth or stuff from Friesland (F. Frise); cf. LL. frisii panni and frissatus pannus, a shaggy woolen cloth, F. friser to friz, curl. Cf. {Friz}.] A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frieze — bezeichnet: Frieze Art Fair Frieze Teppich, eine Teppichart, die aus stark gekräuselten Garnen Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Frieze — Frieze, v. t. To make a nap on (cloth); to friz. See {Friz}, v. t., 2. [1913 Webster] {Friezing machine}, a machine for friezing cloth; a friezing machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frieze — [fri:z] n [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: frise, perhaps from Latin Phrygia, ancient country in Asia whose people were famous for their skill in making things] a decoration that goes along the top of the walls of a room or a building …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frieze — sculptured horizontal band in architecture, 1560s, from M.Fr. frise, originally a ruff, from M.L. frisium embroidered border, variant of frigium, probably from L. Phrygium Phrygian, Phrygian work, from Phrygia, the ancient country in Asia Minor… …   Etymology dictionary

  • frieze — ► NOUN 1) a broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration. 2) Architecture the part of an entablature between the architrave and the cornice. ORIGIN Latin frisium, from Phrygium opus work of Phrygia …   English terms dictionary

  • frieze — frieze1 [frēz] n. [Fr frise < ML frisium < ? Frank * frisi, a curl, akin to OE fris, crisped, curled; ? confused in folk etym. by assoc. with ML frigium < L Phrygium, Phrygian: Phrygia was noted for embroidery in gold] 1. a decoration or …   English World dictionary

  • Frieze — In architecture the frieze is the wide central section part of an entablature and may be plain or ndash; in the Ionic or Corinthian order ndash; decorated with bas reliefs. In an astylar wall it lies upon the architrave ( main beam ) and is… …   Wikipedia

  • frieze — frieze1 /freez/, n. 1. Archit. a. the part of a classical entablature between the architrave and the cornice, usually decorated with sculpture in low relief. See diag. under column. b. any decorative band on an outside wall, broader than a… …   Universalium

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