from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two moldings, cyma recta or cyma reversa, having an undulating or S-shaped profile, used especially in classical architecture. Also called cymatium.
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- n. A moulding of the cornice, wavelike in form, whose outline consists of a concave and a convex line; an ogee.
- n. = cyme
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member or molding of the cornice, the profile of which is wavelike in form.
- n. A cyme. See Cyme.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a member or molding of the cornice, of which the profile is an ogee, or curve of contrary flexure.
- n. In botany, same as cyme.
- n. [capitalized] Same as Cuma, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (architecture) a molding for a cornice; in profile it is shaped like an S (partly concave and partly convex)
New Latin cȳma, from Greek kūma, wave, cyma, from kuein, to swell.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)