Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Architecture Having horizontal beams or lintels rather than arches.

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  • adj. Furnished with an entablature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furnished with an entablature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In architecture, furnished with an entablature; of or pertaining to a construction of beams, or lintelconstruction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin trabs, trab-, beam (influenced by trabeātus, clothed in the trabea, a ritual garment).

Examples

  • This method of construction is called arcuated, in contradistinction to the trabeated style used in Greek architecture, where the voids between column and column, or between column and wall, were spanned by lintels.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • The facade was originally designed in the trabeated style, and still retained its massive entrance, with straight, grooved lintel over the door which was adorned by four round columns; but subsequent additions reflected the fluctuations of popular architectural taste, in the later arched windows, the broad oriel with its carved corbel, and in the new eastern wing, that had flowered into a Tudor tower with bulbous cupola.

    At the Mercy of Tiberius

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