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architrave


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Architrave  \Ar"chi*trave\,  n.  [F.  architrave,  fr  It 
  architrave;  pref.  archi-  +  trave  beam,  L.  trabs.]  (Arch.) 
  a  The  lower  division  of  an  entablature,  or  that  part  which 
  rests  immediately  on  the  column,  esp.  in  classical 
  architecture.  See  {Column}. 
  b  The  group  of  moldings,  or  other  architectural  member, 
  above  and  on  both  sides  of  a  door  or  other  opening, 
  especially  if  square  in  form 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  architrave 
  n  1:  the  molding  around  a  door  or  window 
  2:  the  lowest  part  of  an  entablature;  rests  immediately  on  the 
  capitals  of  the  columns 




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