Definitions for corniceˈkɔr nɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cor•niceˈkɔr nɪs(n.; v.)-niced, -nic•ing.

  1. (n.)any prominent projecting molded feature surmounting a wall, doorway, or other construction. the uppermost member of a classical entablature, above the frieze.

    Category: Architecture

  2. any of various other ornamental horizontal moldings or bands, as for concealing curtain hooks or rods.

    Category: Architecture

  3. (v.t.)to furnish or finish with a cornice.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of cornice:

1555–65; < It: lit., crow (< L cornix); for the meaning, cf. Gk korṓnē crow, crown

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cornice, valance, valance board, pelmet(noun)

    a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing

  2. cornice(noun)

    a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall

  3. cornice(verb)

    the topmost projecting part of an entablature

  4. cornice(verb)

    furnish with a cornice

Wiktionary

  1. cornice(Noun)

    The topmost architectural element of a building, projecting forward from the main walls, originally used as a means of directing rainwater away from the building's walls.

  2. cornice(Noun)

    A decorative element applied at the topmost part of the wall of a room, as with a crown moulding.

  3. cornice(Noun)

    A decorative element at the topmost portion of certain pieces of furniture, as with a highboy.

  4. Origin: Perhaps from cornix, 'crow', influenced by κορωνίς.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cornice(noun)

    any horizontal, molded or otherwise decorated projection which crowns or finishes the part to which it is affixed; as, the cornice of an order, pedestal, door, window, or house

Freebase

  1. Cornice

    A cornice is generally any horizontal decorative molding that crowns a building or furniture element— the cornice over a door or window, for instance, or the cornice around the top edge of a pedestal or along the top of an interior wall. A simple cornice may be formed just with a crown molding. The function of the projecting cornice of a building is to throw rainwater free of the building’s walls. In residential building practice, this function is handled by projecting gable ends, roof eaves, and gutters. However, house eaves may also be called "cornices" if they are finished with decorative molding. In this sense, while most cornices are also eaves, not all eaves are usually considered cornices— eaves are primarily functional and not necessarily decorative, and a cornice has a decorative aspect to it.

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  1. Cornice

    Cornice, Inc. provides storage elements for consumer electronics devices. Its storage element is built into various consumer products, including mobile phones, MP3 players, personal video recorders, GPS devices, and portable storage products. The company offers Crash Guard, which consists of active latch, skip control, and drop safe. It serves consumer electronics manufacturers. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Longmont, Colorado with integration centers in Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

frame(noun)

something made to enclose something

a picture-frame; a window-frame.

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