Parclose
Parclose Par"close, n. [OF. See {Perclose}.] (Eccl. Arch.) A screen separating a chapel from the body of the church. [Written also {paraclose} and {perclose}.] --Hook. [1913 Webster]

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  • parclose — ● parclose nom féminin (ancien français parclore, achever, enclore) Panneau de menuiserie séparant notamment deux stalles d église. Baguette maintenant une vitre dans la feuillure d un châssis. parclose n. f. CONSTR Moulure servant à fixer une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Parclose — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Parclose des stalles de la Basilique Saint Materne de Walco …   Wikipédia en Français

  • parclose — (par klô z ) s. f. 1°   Terme d architecture. Traverse rapportée en haut et en bas d une planche ravalée ou creusée par son milieu, pour figurer un ouvrage d assemblage.    Enceinte d une stalle d église qui renferme le siége. 2°   Terme de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • parclose — /pahr klohz /, n. (in a church) a screen dividing one area from another, as a chapel from an aisle. Also, perclose. Cf. rood screen. [1300 50; ME < MF, n. use of fem. of parclos, ptp. of parclore to enclose fully. See PER , CLOSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • parclose — noun /ˈpɑːkləʊz/ A partition that closes off part of a building; especially one that separates an altar or chapel from the rest of a church. he that lay within the perclose dressyd hym up and uncoverde hys hede; and than hym besemed a passyng… …   Wiktionary

  • parclose — railing in church enclosing altar, chapel or tomb Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • parclose — [ pα:kləʊz] noun a screen or railing in a church enclosing a tomb or altar or separating off a side chapel. Origin ME: from OFr. parclos(e), past participle of parclore enclose …   English new terms dictionary

  • parclose — par·close …   English syllables

  • parclose — par•close [[t]ˈpɑrˌkloʊz[/t]] n. archit. (in a church) a screen dividing one area from another, as a chapel from an aisle • Etymology: 1300–50; ME < MF, n. use of fem. of parclos, ptp. of parclore to enclose fully. See per , close …   From formal English to slang

  • parclose — /ˈpakloʊz/ (say pahklohz) noun in a church, a screen or railing enclosing a shrine, tomb, or chapel separating it from the main body of the church. {Middle English, from Old French, noun use of feminine past participle of parclore completely… …   Australian English dictionary

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