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Mural definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MU'RAL, a. [L. muralis, from murus, a wall.]
1. Pertaining to a wall.
--Soon repaired her mural breach.
2. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as a mural precipice.
Mural crown, among the ancient Romans, a golden crown or circle of gold, indented and embattled, bestowed on him who first mounted the wall of a besieged place and there lodged a standard.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or relating to walls; "mural painting" n
1: a painting that is applied to a wall surface [syn: mural, wall painting]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Latin muralis, from murus wall more at munition Date: 1586 1. of, relating to, or resembling a wall 2. applied to and made integral with a wall or ceiling surface II. noun Date: 1916 a mural work of art (as a painting) muralist noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. a painting executed directly on a wall. --adj. 1 of or like a wall. 2 on a wall. Phrases and idioms: mural crown Rom. Antiq. a crown or garland given to the soldier who was first to scale the wall of a besieged town. Derivatives: muralist n. Etymology: F f. L muralis f. murus wall

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mural Mu"ral, a. [F., fr. L. muralis, fr. murus wall. See Mure a wall.] 1. Of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall; growing on, or against, a wall; as, a mural quadrant. ``Mural breach.'' --Milton. ``Mural fruit.'' --Evelyn. 2. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as, a mural precipice. Mural circle (Astron.), a graduated circle, in the plane of the meridian, attached permanently to a perpendicular wall; -- used for measuring arcs of the meridian. See Circle, n., 3. Mural crown (Rom. Antiq.), a golden crown, or circle of gold indented so as to resemble a battlement, bestowed on him who first mounted the wall of a besieged place, and there lodged a standard.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(murals) A mural is a picture painted on a wall. ...a mural of Tangier bay. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

abstract, abstraction, altarpiece, block print, collage, color print, copy, cyclorama, daub, diptych, engraving, fresco, icon, illumination, illustration, image, likeness, miniature, montage, mosaic, panorama, parietal, partitioned, photograph, picture, print, representation, reproduction, septal, stained glass window, stencil, still life, tableau, tapestry, triptych, wall painting, walled


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