Venetian blind
Venetian Ve*ne"tian, a. [Cf. It. Veneziano, L. Venetianus.] Of or pertaining to Venice in Italy. [1913 Webster]

{Venetian blind}, a blind for windows, doors, etc., made of thin slats, either fixed at a certain angle in the shutter, or movable, and in the latter case so disposed as to overlap each other when close, and to show a series of open spaces for the admission of air and light when in other positions.

{Venetian carpet}, an inexpensive carpet, used for passages and stairs, having a woolen warp which conceals the weft; the pattern is therefore commonly made up of simple stripes.

{Venetian chalk}, a white compact or steatite, used for marking on cloth, etc.

{Venetian door} (Arch.), a door having long, narrow windows or panes of glass on the sides.

{Venetian glass}, a kind of glass made by the Venetians, for decorative purposes, by the combination of pieces of glass of different colors fused together and wrought into various ornamental patterns.

{Venetian red}, a brownish red color, prepared from sulphate of iron; -- called also {scarlet ocher}.

{Venetian soap}. See {Castile soap}, under {Soap}.

{Venetian sumac} (Bot.), a South European tree ({Rhus Cotinus}) which yields the yellow dyewood called fustet; -- also called {smoke tree}.

{Venetian window} (Arch.), a window consisting of a main window with an arched head, having on each side a long and narrow window with a square head. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • venetian blind — ► NOUN ▪ a window blind consisting of horizontal slats which can be pivoted to control the amount of light that passes through …   English terms dictionary

  • Venetian blind — n. [also v b ] a window blind made of a number of thin, horizontal wooden, metal, or plastic slats that can be set together at any angle to regulate the light and air passing through or be drawn up together to the top of the window by means of… …   English World dictionary

  • venetian blind — UK [vəˌniːʃ(ə)n ˈblaɪnd] / US [vəˌnɪʃ(ə)n ˈblaɪnd] noun [countable] Word forms venetian blind : singular venetian blind plural venetian blinds a blind across a window, made of flat narrow pieces joined with string …   English dictionary

  • Venetian blind — [[t]vəni͟ːʃ(ə)n bla͟ɪnd[/t]] Venetian blinds N COUNT A Venetian blind is a window blind made of thin horizontal strips which can be adjusted to let in more or less light …   English dictionary

  • venetian blind — noun Etymology: Venetian of Venice, Italy Date: 1770 a blind (as for a window) having numerous horizontal slats that may be set simultaneously at any of several angles so as to vary the amount of light admitted …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • venetian blind — /vəniʃən ˈblaɪnd / (say vuhneeshuhn bluynd) noun a blind, as for a window, having overlapping horizontal slats that may be opened or closed, especially one in which the slats may be raised and drawn together above the window by pulling a cord.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • venetian blind — ve|ne|tian blind [ və,niʃn blaınd ] noun count a BLIND across a window, made of flat narrow pieces joined with string …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • venetian blind — vene′tian blind′ n. fur a window blind having overlapping horizontal slats that may be opened, closed, or set at an angle, esp. one in which the slats may be raised and drawn together by pulling a cord • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Venetian blind — noun a window blind made of horizontal strips that overlap when closed (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑window blind • Part Meronyms: ↑slat, ↑spline …   Useful english dictionary

  • venetian blind — venetianed, adj. a blind, as for a window, having overlapping horizontal slats that may be opened or closed, esp. one in which the slats may be raised and drawn together above the window by pulling a cord. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

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