Vandyke
Vandyke Van*dyke" (v[a^]n*d[imac]k"), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. ``His Vandyke dress.'' --Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster]

{Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep semitransparent brown color, supposed to be the color used by Vandyke in his pictures.

{Vandyke collar} or {Vandyke cape}, a broad collar or cape of linen and lace with a deep pointed or scalloped edge, worn lying on the shoulders; -- so called from its appearance in pictures by Vandyke.

{Vandyke edge}, an edge having ornamental triangular points. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Vandyke — Van*dyke , n. A picture by Vandyke. Also, a Vandyke collar, or a Vandyke edge. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vandyke — Van*dyke , v. t. To fit or furnish with a Vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a Vandyke. [R.] [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vandyke — [van dīk′] n. short for: 1. VANDYKE BEARD 2. VANDYKE COLLAR adj. of, or in the style of, Van Dyck or in the fashion of the subjects of his portraits …   English World dictionary

  • vandyke — short, pointed beard, 1894, from the style shown on portraits by Flemish painter Anton Van Dyck (1599 1641); earlier a type of collar with a deep cut edge (1755) also from a style depicted in his paintings …   Etymology dictionary

  • Vandyke — Van•dyke or van•dyke [[t]vænˈdaɪk[/t]] n. 1) Vandyke beard 2) clo a) Vandyke collar b) clo Also called Vandyke′ point′. one of the projecting edges of a deeply indented fabric border, esp. of the lace on a Vandyke collar c) clo a border or trim… …   From formal English to slang

  • Vandyke — n. & adj. n. 1 each of a series of large points forming a border to lace or cloth etc. 2 a cape or collar etc. with these. adj. (Vandyke) in the style of dress, esp. with pointed borders, common in portraits by Van Dyck. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vandyke — n. & adj. n. 1 each of a series of large points forming a border to lace or cloth etc. 2 a cape or collar etc. with these. adj. (Vandyke) in the style of dress, esp. with pointed borders, common in portraits by Van Dyck. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vandyke — /van duyk /, n. 1. Sir Anthony. See Van Dyck, Sir Anthony. 2. See Vandyke beard. 3. See Vandyke collar. 4. Print. a proof having white lines on a brown ground or vice versa, made from a negative for a plate. Also, vandyke (for defs. 2, 3). * * * …   Universalium

  • Vandyke — I. /vænˈdaɪk/ (say van duyk) noun Sir Anthony, 1599–1641, Flemish painter living in England. Also, Van Dyke, Van Dyct. II. /vænˈdaɪk/ (say van duyk) noun 1. (sometimes lower case) → Vandyke beard. 2. (sometimes lower case) → Vandyke collar. – …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vandyke — noun Etymology: Sir Anthony Vandyke Date: 1754 1. a. a wide collar with a deeply indented edge b. one of several V shaped points forming a decorative edging c. a border of such points 2. a trim pointed beard • vandyked adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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