Surbased
Surbased Sur"based`, a. (Arch.) (a) Having a surbase, or molding above the base. (b) [F. surbaiss['e].] Having the vertical height from springing line to crown less than the half span; -- said of an arch; as, a segmental arch is surbased. [1913 Webster]

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  • surbased — [sʉr′bāst΄] adj. 1. [< SURBASE + ED] having a surbase 2. [< Fr surbaissé < sur (see SUR 1) + baissé, pp. of baisser, to lower < VL * bassiare < bassus: see BASE2] designating an arch whose rise is less than half its sp …   English World dictionary

  • surbased — st adjective Etymology: French surbaissé depressed, flattened, surbased (from past participle of surbaisser to lower from above, depress, flatten, from sur + baisser to lower, from bas low, from Middle French) + English ed more at base 1. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • surbased — /serr bayst /, adj. Archit. 1. having a surbase. 2. depressed; flattened. 3. (of an arch) having a rise of less than half the span. [1755 65; SUR 1 + (A)BASED lowered; modeled on F surbaissé, equiv. to sur (intensive) + baissé lowered] * * * …   Universalium

  • surbased — sur·based …   English syllables

  • surbased — /ˈsɜbeɪst/ (say serbayst) adjective 1. having a surbase. 2. depressed; flattened. 3. (of an arch) having a rise of less than half the span. {anglicisation of French surbaissé, from sur (intensive) + baissé lowered. See base2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • surbased arch. — See drop arch (def. 2). [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • surbased arch. — See drop arch (def. 2). [1755 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hanse — (h[a^]ns), n. [Cf. F. anse handle, anse de panier surbased arch, flat arch, vault, and E. haunch hip.] (Arch.) That part of an elliptical or many centered arch which has the shorter radius and immediately adjoins the impost. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of architectural vaults — The following is a list of arched structures known in architecture as vaults.* Ambulatory vault – the covered portion of the covered passage around a cloister. Often written in the context of an ambulatory vault mosaic. * Annular vault – A Barrel …   Wikipedia

  • drop arch — 1. a pointed arch having radii of length less than the span. 2. Also called surbased arch. an arch having a rise of less than half its span. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

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