Stilted arch
Stilted Stilt"ed, a. Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation. [1913 Webster]

{Stilted arch} (Arch.), an arch in which the springing line is some distance above the impost, the space between being occupied by a vertical member, molded or ornamented, as a continuation of the archivolt, intrados, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stilted arch — noun An arch that springs from above the capital • • • Main Entry: ↑stilt …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Stilted — Stilt ed, a. Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation. [1913 Webster] {Stilted arch} (Arch.), an arch in which the springing line is some distance above the impost, the space between being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Arch, Stilted — ♦ Arch with springing line raised above the level of the imposts i.e. with upright masonry between the imposts and feet of the arch. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 409) Related terms: Arch, Stilted Arch …   Medieval glossary

  • Arch — See: Arch, Two Centred, Arch, Elliptical, Arch, Pointed, Arch, Relieving, Arch, Ogee, Arch, Lancet, Arch, Four centred, Arch, Equilateral Arch, Depressed, Arch, Drop, Arch, Round …   Medieval glossary

  • stilted — adjective Date: 1820 1. a. pompous, lofty b. formal, stiff 2. having the curve beginning at some distance above the impost < a stilted arch > • stiltedly adverb • stiltedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stilted — /ˈstɪltəd / (say stiltuhd) adjective 1. stiffly dignified or formal, as speech, literary style, etc.; pompous. 2. Architecture raised on or as on stilts: a stilted arch. –stiltedly, adverb –stiltedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • stilted — /stil tid/, adj. 1. stiffly dignified or formal, as speech or literary style; pompous. 2. Archit. (of an arch) resting on imposts treated in part as downward continuations of the arch. See illus. under arch1. [1610 20; STILT + ED3] Syn. 1. wooden …   Universalium

  • stilted — adjective 1》 (of speech or writing) stiff and self conscious or unnatural. 2》 standing on stilts. 3》 Architecture (of an arch) with pieces of upright masonry between the imposts and the springers. Derivatives stiltedly adverb stiltedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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