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architrave

[ahr-ki-treyv] /ˈɑr kɪˌtreɪv/
noun, Architecture
1.
the lowermost member of a classical entablature, resting originally upon columns.
2.
a molded or decorated band framing a panel or an opening, especially a rectangular one, as of a door or window.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; Middle French < Italian; see archi-, trave1
Related forms
architraval, adjective
architraved, adjective
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Examples for architrave
  • The openings have molded architrave trim and flanking shutters.
  • It features a two-stage architrave below the frieze, and a cornice with reeded band runs along the frieze.
  • The entrance features a transom and shelf architrave and is flanked by secondary entrances with transoms and similar architraves.
  • The window and door trim is a mixture of older architrave, replacement architrave, and plain box trim.
  • The mantel consist of a shelf set on a narrow series of moldings, and a surround of architrave trim.
  • The north entrance has a paneled door set in a simple wood architrave he surmounted by a penciled gauged-brick flat arch.
  • The headers are formed from the wood stringcourse on the first floor and the architrave on the second.
  • The doorway opposite the entrance is decorated with a plain pediment and simple architrave surround.
  • The doorways and windows in this portion of the house have architrave frames.
  • The mantels in both the dining room and the north room have an architrave and mantelshelf held by pilasters.
British Dictionary definitions for architrave

architrave

/ˈɑːkɪˌtreɪv/
noun (architect)
1.
the lowest part of an entablature that bears on the columns
2.
a moulding around a doorway, window opening, etc
Word Origin
C16: via French from Italian, from archi- + trave beam, from Latin trabs
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Word Origin and History for architrave
architrave
1560s, from It. architrave, from archi- "beginning, origin" (see archon) + trave "beam," from L. trabem (nom. trabs).
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