from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See low relief.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of bas relief.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; -- called also bass-relief and basso-rilievo. See alto-rilievo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Low relief; in sculpture, a form of relief in which the figures or other objects represented project very slightly from the ground.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
French, from Italian bassorilievo : basso, low (from Medieval Latin bassus) + rilievo, relief (from rilevare, to raise, from Latin relevāre; see relieve).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French bas-relief. (Wiktionary)