American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ringlike molding around the capital of a pillar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little ring.
- n. Specifically — In architecture, a small projecting member, circular in plan and usually square or angular in section; especially, one of the fillets or bands which encircle the lower part of the Doric capital above the necking: but annulet is often indiscriminately used as synonymous with list, listel, cincture, fillet, tenia, etc.
- n. In heraldry, a ring borne as a charge. It is also the mark of cadency which the fifth brother of a family ought to bear on his coat of arms. Also called anlet. See cadency.
- n. In decorative art, a name given to a band encircling a vase or a similar object, whether solidly painted, or in engobe, or composed of simple figures placed close to each other. Compare frieze.
- n. A small ring.
- n. architecture A ring-shaped molding at the top of a column
- n. heraldry A small circle borne as a charge in coats of arms.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A little ring.
- n. (Arch.) A small, flat fillet, encircling a column, etc., used by itself, or with other moldings. It is used, several times repeated, under the Doric capital.
- n. (Her.) A little circle borne as a charge.
- n. (Zoöl.) A narrow circle of some distinct color on a surface or round an organ.
- Latin annulus ("small ring"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin ānulus, ring; see annulus + -et. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The whole surrounded by thirteen blue stars in the form of an annulet with one point of each star outward on the imaginary radiating center lines.”
“But for the badge of princehood, the fringed ribbon dependent from a gem-crusted annulet over each temple, his habiliments were the same as the Pharaoh's.”
“Quarterly &c. an annulet on the 2nd quarter Rochford”
“Per fesse indented quarterly or and sable, in each quarter an annulet counterchanged.”
“The whole surrounded by white stars arranged in the form of an annulet with one point of each star outward on the imaginary radiating center lines, the number of stars conforming to the number of stars in the union of the Flag of the United States as established by the act of Congress approved April 4, 1818, 3 Stat. 415.”
“The Pakingtons of Worcester quarter Ermine on a fesse componé or, and az. an annulet for Arden.”
“Paly of six on a bend three mullets (Elton) impaling a fish, and in the dexter chief point an annulet between two bends wavy.”
“LE SCROPE, on the other hand, for Cadency marks the golden bend upon his azure Shield, No. 111, with an _annulet sable_, as in No. 353.”
“Rebecca Berry, who died 1696, in whose coat-of-arms a fish and an annulet appear.”
“Gules; on the highest bar an annulet of the third, Breston, and Grey of WiUon: fourth.”
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