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[lat-ist] /ˈlæt ɪst/
having a lattice or latticework.
Biology, clathrate.
Origin of latticed
1555-65; lattice + -ed3
Related forms
half-latticed, adjective
unlatticed, adjective


[lat-is] /ˈlæt ɪs/
a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usually arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips.
a window, gate, or the like consisting of such a structure.
Physics. the structure of fissionable and nonfissionable materials geometrically arranged within a nuclear reactor.
Also called Bravais lattice, crystal lattice, space lattice. Crystallography. an arrangement in space of isolated points (lattice points) in a regular pattern, showing the positions of atoms, molecules, or ions in the structure of a crystal.
Mathematics. a partially ordered set in which every subset containing exactly two elements has a greatest lower bound or intersection and a least upper bound or union.
verb (used with object), latticed, latticing.
to furnish with a lattice or latticework.
to form into or arrange like latticework.
1350-1400; Middle English latis < Middle French lattis, derivative of latte lath < Germanic; see lath
Related forms
latticelike, adjective
1. trellis, grille, screen, grid. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for latticed
  • The nearby foothills are latticed with biking trails.
  • Triangular at its base, the world's tallest tower morphs into a tubular design as the latticed-steel structure rises.
  • The technique involves making latticed sheets from ceramic ink, then folding and heating these sheets to create intricate shapes.
  • The small storefront space has latticed wood walls, separated alcoves and soft lights.
  • The ceiling is latticed, with slow-turning fans, and there's an open veranda for dining by candlelight beneath hanging plants.
  • Fenced or latticed tanks may be enhanced further by planting a fast-growing ivy or a sweet-smelling honeysuckle or jasmine.
  • latticed vertical members provide compressive strength in cooperation with diagonal eyebars that act in tension.
  • The through truss retains its original members, including curved portal braces and decoratively latticed portals and guardrail.
  • The central tower has latticed portals, lateral tie rods, and two of four original urn-shaped finials.
  • The windows are furnished with inside latticed shutters te exclude tha sun and regulate the light when it is tee strong.
British Dictionary definitions for latticed


Also called latticework. an open framework of strips of wood, metal, etc, arranged to form an ornamental pattern
  1. a gate, screen, etc, formed of such a framework
  2. (as modifier): a lattice window
something, such as a decorative or heraldic device, resembling such a framework
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 See also Bravais lattice
to make, adorn, or supply with a lattice or lattices
Derived Forms
latticed, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French lattis, from lattelath
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Word Origin and History for latticed



c.1300, from Old French latiz "lattice," from late "lath, board, plank, batten" (Modern French latte), from Frankish or some other Germanic source, cf. Old High German latta "lath;" see lath).

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latticed in Science
A set of points that, when joined together, form the geometric shape of a mineral crystal. The lattice of the mineral halite, for example, is in the shape of a cube. See more at crystal.
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latticed in the Bible

(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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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