Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To raise; elevate; increase; enhance.
  • noun In architecture, same as haunch, 6: by older writers more especially applied to the lower part, above the springing, of three- and four- centered arches
  • noun to a small arch by which a straight lintel is sometimes united to its jamb or impost.
  • noun pl. Naut., falls of the fife-rails placed on balusters on the poop and quarterdeck down to the gangway.
  • noun See hanse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To raise; to elevate.
  • noun (Arch.) See hanse.
  • noun (Naut.) A sudden fall or break, as the fall of the fife rail down to the gangway.

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  • verb transitive, obsolete To raise, to elevate - Lydgate
  • noun a curve or arc, especially in architecture or in the design of a ship

Etymologies

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See “enhance

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Anglo-Norman, from Old French haulce.

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