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Tracery definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TRA'CERY, n. Ornamental stone work.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: decoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -eries) Date: 1669 1. architectural ornamental work with branching lines; especially decorative openwork in the head of a Gothic window 2. a decorative interlacing of lines suggestive of Gothic tracery traceried adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 ornamental stone openwork esp. in the upper part of a Gothic window. 2 a fine decorative pattern. 3 a natural object finely patterned. Derivatives: traceried adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tracery Tra"cer*y, n. A tracing of lines; a system of lines produced by, or as if by, tracing, esp. when interweaving or branching out in ornamental or graceful figures. ``Knit with curious tracery.'' --Burns.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tracery Tra"cer/y, n.; pl. Traceries (Arch.) Ornamental work with rambled lines. Especially: (a) The decorative head of a Gothic window. Note: Window tracery is of two sorts, plate tracery and bar tracery. Plate tracery, common in Italy, consists of a series of ornamental patterns cut through a flat plate of stone. Bar tracery is a decorative pattern formed by the curves and intersections of the molded bars of the mullions. Window tracery is imitated in many decorative objects, as panels of wood or metal either pierced or in relief. See also Stump tracery under Stump, and Fan tracery under Fan. (b) A similar decoration in some styles of vaulting, the ribs of the vault giving off the minor bars of which the tracery is composed.

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arabesque, arc, basketry, basketwork, bow, cancellation, catacaustic, catenary, caustic, circle, conchoid, crook, cross-hatching, crossing-out, curl, curve, diacaustic, ellipse, festoon, filigree, fret, fretwork, grate, grating, grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching, hook, hyperbola, interlacement, intertexture, intertwinement, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework, lituus, mesh, meshes, meshwork, net, netting, network, parabola, plexure, plexus, raddle, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum, riddle, screen, screening, sieve, sinus, texture, tissue, trellis, trelliswork, wattle, weave, weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork



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