from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Vandyke beard.
- n. A Vandyke collar.
- n. A V-shaped point that is part of a decorative border or edging.
- n. A border made up of such points.
- Vandyke, Sir Anthony 1599-1641. Flemish painter whose numerous portraits, including many of the English court, are remarkable for their dignity and gentle emotion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A style of facial hair which has both a mustache and goatee but with all cheek hair shaven.
- n. A style of dress or collar similar to those in Anthony van Dyck's portrait paintings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke.
- proper n. A picture by Vandyke. Also, a Vandyke collar, or a Vandyke edge.
- transitive v. To fit or furnish with a Vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a Vandyke.
In the chancel are monuments of Daniel Clarke, Esq. who had been master-cook to Queen Elizabeth; and of Cooper the artist, whose style approached so near to that of Vandyke, that he has been called Vandyke in miniature: he taught the author of Hudibras to paint; his wife was sister to Pope's mother.
Her dress is what is termed a Vandyke robe; it fits closely, and is scolloped round the neck, arms, and at the bottom.
We were going to have roast pork for dinner with boiled potatoes and what Andrew calls Vandyke brown gravy.
'Vandyke' was the early Victorian spelling of the surname of Sir Anthony Van Dyck, the seventeenth-century Flemish painter famous for his fine portraits of members of the English aristocracy and royal court.
The dates of their deaths are very clearly marked by the different fashions of their dresses -- a compact and upstanding ruff adds to the stiff precision of the first wife's appearance; while the sloping lines of a 'Vandyke' collar embellish the dress of the fourth.
We were not thinking of exactly the same kind of Vandyke that he was.
The latter breed (black and tan, with hair almost approaching to silk in fineness, such as Vandyke loved to introduce into his portraits) were solely in the possession of the late Duke of Norfolk.
The vandykes of this apron are such as Vandyke would scorn; poor little pitiful things they be! and will be in rags in a fortnight no doubt.
a noble-looking youth, with his mother's eyes, and his father's curling brown hair, that fell over his _point de Venise_ -- a pretty picture such as Vandyke might have painted.
I wonder if I should start again with a narrower one. – the “Triangle with Vandyke” on p. 121?