architrave

noun ar·chi·trave \ ˈär-kə-ˌtrāv \

Definition of architrave

1 : the lowest division of an entablature resting in classical architecture immediately on the capital of the column — see column illustration
2 : the molding around a rectangular opening (such as a door)

Origin and Etymology of architrave

Middle French, from Old Italian, from archi- + trave beam, from Latin trab-, trabs — more at thorp


Learn More about architrave


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up architrave? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

formed or used for a special purpose

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-dog-in-snow-jumping-to-grab-a-heart-shaped-balloon-the-snow-and-heart-balloon-indicate-that-the-month-being-represented-is-april-and-the-dog-is-just-kinda-cute
  • Which is a synonym of sanguine?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!