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Definition of "architrave" [ar•chi•trave]

  • The lowermost part of an entablature in classical architecture that rests directly on top of a column. Also called epistyle. (noun)
  • The molding around a door or window. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "architrave" in a sentence
  • "The scion of a family of surveyors, architects and property developers, he learnt the meaning of the word architrave almost from the moment he could talk."
  • "Sculptured on the architrave was the Boat of the Moon, containing"
  • "And for the frieze and architrave, which is 4 br. and 6 in. long, 2 br. wide and 6 in. thick, 29 hundredweight., duc."