Pointed arch
Pointed Point"ed, a. 1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock. [1913 Webster]

2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. [1913 Webster]

His moral pleases, not his pointed wit. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Pointed arch} (Arch.), an arch with a pointed crown.

{Pointed style} (Arch.), a name given to that style of architecture in which the pointed arch is the predominant feature; -- more commonly called {Gothic}. [1913 Webster] -- {Point"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Point"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pointed arch — noun an arch with a pointed apex; characteristic of Gothic architecture • Hypernyms: ↑arch • Hyponyms: ↑drop arch, ↑Gothic arch, ↑ogee arch, ↑keel arch, ↑trefoil arch …   Useful english dictionary

  • pointed arch — an arch having a pointed apex. [1740 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pointed Arch — See: Arch, Pointed …   Medieval glossary

  • pointed arch — /pɔɪntəd ˈatʃ/ (say poyntuhd ahch) noun → lancet arch …   Australian English dictionary

  • Segmental-Pointed Arch — See: Arch, Segmental Pointed …   Medieval glossary

  • Arch — • A structure composed of separate pieces, such as stone or bricks, having the shape of truncated wedges, arranged on a curved line so as to retain their position by mutual pressure Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Arch     Arch …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pointed — Point ed, a. 1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. [1913 Webster] His… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pointed style — Pointed Point ed, a. 1. Sharp; having a sharp point; as, a pointed rock. [1913 Webster] 2. Characterized by sharpness, directness, or pithiness of expression; terse; epigrammatic; especially, directed to a particular person or thing. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arch, Equilateral — ♦ Pointed arch formed on an equilateral triangle, i.e. the radii equal to the span. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 409) …   Medieval glossary

  • Arch, Lancet — ♦ Pointed arch formed on an acute angled triangle, the radii greater than the span. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 409) …   Medieval glossary

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