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caryatid


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caryatic  \Car`y*at"ic\,  Caryatid  \Car`y*at"id\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  caryatid. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caryatid  \Car`y*at"id\,  n.;  pl  {Caryatids}.  [See  {Caryatides}.] 
  (Arch.) 
  A  draped  female  figure  supporting  an  entablature,  in  the 
  place  of  a  column  or  pilaster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caryatid 
  n  :  a  supporting  column  carved  in  the  shape  of  a  person 




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