|1.||Also called: latticework an open framework of strips of wood, metal, etc, arranged to form an ornamental pattern|
|2.||a. a gate, screen, etc, formed of such a framework|
|b. (as modifier): a lattice window|
|3.||something, such as a decorative or heraldic device, resembling such a framework|
|4.||See also Bravais lattice an array of objects or points in a periodic pattern in two or three dimensions, esp an array of atoms, ions, etc, in a crystal or an array of points indicating their positions in space|
|5.||to make, adorn, or supply with a lattice or lattices|
|[C14: from Old French lattis, from latte|
(1.) Heb. 'eshnabh, a latticed opening through which the cool breeze passes (Judg. 5:28). The flat roofs of the houses were sometimes enclosed with a parapet of lattice-work on wooden frames, to screen the women of the house from the gaze of the neighbourhood. (2.) Heb. harakim, the network or lattice of a window (Cant. 2:9). (3.) Heb. sebakhah, the latticed balustrade before a window or balcony (2 Kings 1:2). The lattice window is frequently used in Eastern countries.