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entablature


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entablature  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  entablature 
  n  :  the  part  of  a  classical  temple  above  the  columns  between  a 
  capital  and  the  roof 




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