from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The period of maximum severity or intensity of a disease or fever.
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- n. An apex or summit
- n. A pediment or gable end
- n. The most intense phase of a disease (especially a fever)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The summit, apex, or ridge of a building, or of a pediment.
- n. The pediment of a portico: so called in ancient architecture because it followed the form of the roof.
- n. [NL.] In entomology, the extreme point of the front or apex of the head when, as in many Orthoptera, it is produced in a conical prominence.
- n. A period of continuous fever in an acute disease, when the temperature has ceased to ascend but has not yet begun to fall.
- n. A projection in the roof of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
(Cæsar, c. 81) expresses it by the Latin word "fastigium," and also
The altars of the basilicas erected by Constantine at Rome were surmounted by ciboria, one of which, in the Lateran, was known as a fastigium and is described with some detail in the "Liber Pontificalis".
Maiestatem V. sapientiæ & prudentiæ, omniúmque adeò virtutnm heroicarum indies incrementa sumentem, ad summum imperij fastigium, summas ille regnorum, omniúmque adeò rerum humanaram dispensator,
Maiestatem V. sapienti� & prudenti�, omni鷐que ade� virtutnm heroicarum indies incrementa sumentem, ad summum imperij fastigium, summas ille regnorum, omni鷐que ade� rerum humanaram dispensator,
Frontal fastigium: in Orthoptera, that process of the face extending dorsad between the antennae and meeting or nearly meeting the fastigium of the vertex in Tettigidae.
Median carina: Orthoptera; of head, is usually applied to a median dorsal carina, but has been also used for that which extends down the middle of front from the fastigium, and then = frontal costa: of prothorax, extends along the middle of pronotum.
F litteram imum labium superis imprimentibus dentibus, reflexa ad palati fastigium lingua, leni spiramine proferemus.
In 1820 Pius VII formally confirmed the new congregation of "Fratres Monachi" by the Brief "Ad pastoralis dignitatis fastigium".
From the palace at the northeast corner of the Palatine, he crossed the roof of the _templum divi Augusti_, then the _fastigium basilicæ Juliæ_, and lastly the Temple of Saturn close to the
It was said of old, "[Greek: hoti] scientiæ fundamentum, [Greek: dioti] fastigium."