browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

latticemore about lattice

lattice


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lattice  \Lat"tice\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Latticed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Latticing}.] 
  1.  To  make  a  lattice  of  as  to  lattice  timbers. 
 
  2.  To  close  as  an  opening,  with  latticework;  to  furnish  with 
  a  lattice;  as  to  lattice  a  window. 
 
  {To  lattice  up},  to  cover  or  inclose  with  a  lattice. 
 
  Therein  it  seemeth  he  [Alexander]  hath  latticed  up 
  C[ae]sar.  --Sir  T. 
  North. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lattice  \Lat"tice\,  n.  [OE.  latis,  F.  lattis  lathwork,  fr  latte 
  lath.  See  {Latten},  1st  {Lath}.] 
  1.  Any  work  of  wood  or  metal,  made  by  crossing  laths,  or  thin 
  strips,  and  forming  a  network;  as  the  lattice  of  a 
  window;  --  called  also  {latticework}. 
 
  The  mother  of  Sisera  looked  out  at  a  window,  and 
  cried  through  the  lattice.  --Judg.  v.  28. 
 
  2.  (Her.)  The  representation  of  a  piece  of  latticework  used 
  as  a  bearing,  the  bands  being  vertical  and  horizontal. 
 
  {Lattice  bridge},  a  bridge  supported  by  lattice  girders,  or 
  latticework  trusses. 
 
  {Lattice  girder}  (Arch.),  a  girder  of  which  the  wed  consists 
  of  diagonal  pieces  crossing  each  other  in  the  manner  of 
  latticework. 
 
  {Lattice  plant}  (Bot.),  an  aquatic  plant  of  Madagascar 
  ({Ouvirandra  fenestralis}),  whose  leaves  have  interstices 
  between  their  ribs  and  cross  veins,  so  as  to  resemble 
  latticework.  A  second  species  is  {O.  Berneriana}.  The 
  genus  is  merged  in  {Aponogeton}  by  recent  authors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lattice 
  n  1:  an  arrangement  of  points  or  particles  or  objects  in  a 
  regular  periodic  pattern  in  2  or  3  dimensions 
  2:  small  opening  (like  a  window  in  a  door)  through  which 
  business  can  be  transacted  [syn:  {wicket},  {grille}] 
  3:  an  ornamental  design  made  of  strips  of  wood  or  metal  [syn:  {latticework}, 
  {fretwork}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  lattice 
 
    A  {partially  ordered  set}  in  which  all  finite  subsets 
  have  a  {least  upper  bound}  and  {greatest  lower  bound}. 
 
  This  definition  has  been  standard  at  least  since  the  1930s  and 
  probably  since  Dedekind  worked  on  lattice  theory  in  the  19th 
  century;  though  he  may  not  have  used  that  name 
 
  See  also  {complete  lattice},  {domain  theory}. 
 
  (1999-12-09) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lattice 
  (1.)  Heb.  'eshnabh,  a  latticed  opening  through  which  the  cool 
  breeze  passes  (Judg.  5:28).  The  flat  roofs  of  the  houses  were 
  sometimes  enclosed  with  a  parapet  of  lattice-work  on  wooden 
  frames,  to  screen  the  women  of  the  house  from  the  gaze  of  the 
  neighbourhood. 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  harakim  the  network  or  lattice  of  a  window  (Cant. 
  2:9). 
 
  (3.)  Heb.  sebakhah  the  latticed  balustrade  before  a  window  or 
  balcony  (2  Kings  1:2).  The  lattice  window  is  frequently  used  in 
  Eastern  countries. 
 




more about lattice