Associations to the word «Cornice»


CORNICE, noun. (architecture)   A horizontal architectural element of a building, projecting forward from the main walls, originally used as a means of directing rainwater away from the building's walls. See also: eaves, fascia.
CORNICE, noun. A decorative element applied at the topmost part of the wall of a room, as with a crown moulding.
CORNICE, noun. A decorative element at the topmost portion of certain pieces of furniture, as with a highboy.
CORNICE RING, noun. The ring on a cannon next behind the muzzle ring.

Dictionary definition

CORNICE, noun. A decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing.
CORNICE, noun. A molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall.
CORNICE, noun. The topmost projecting part of an entablature.
CORNICE, verb. Furnish with a cornice.

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