Definitions for: Entablature


[n] the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof



Webster (1913) Definition: En*tab"la*ture (?; 135), n. [OF. entablature: cf.
It intavolatura, fr. LL. intabulare to construct a basis; L.
in + tabulatum board work, flooring, fr. tabula. See
Table.] (Arch.)
The superstructure which lies horizontally upon the columns.
See Illust. of Column, Cornice.

Note: It is commonly divided into architrave, the part
immediately above the column; frieze, the central
space; and cornice, the upper projecting moldings.
--Parker.

See Also: architrave, attic, construction, cornice, frieze, structure, temple

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