Venetian glass
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.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Venetian glass — is a type of glass object made in Venice, Italy, primarily on the island of Murano. It is world renowned for being colorful, elaborate, and skilfully made.Many of the important characteristics of these objects had been developed by the 13th… …   Wikipedia

  • Venetian glass — n. a fine glassware made in or near Venice, esp. on the nearby island of Murano …   English World dictionary

  • Venetian glass — ornamental glassware of the type made at Venice, esp. that from the island of Murano. [1835 45] * * * Variety of glassware made in Venice from the 13th century to the present. In the 15th century efforts were concentrated on the perfection of… …   Universalium

  • Venetian glass — Vene′tian glass′ n. cer ornamental glassware of the type made at Venice, esp. that from the island of Murano • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • venetian glass — noun Usage: often capitalized V Date: circa 1845 often colored glassware made at Murano near Venice of a soda lime metal and typically elaborately decorated (as with gilt, enamel, or engraving) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Venetian glass — /vəniʃən ˈglas/ (say vuhneeshuhn glahs) noun ornamental glassware made at or near Venice …   Australian English dictionary

  • Venetian glass — noun fine glassware made near Venice • Hypernyms: ↑glassware, ↑glasswork …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anglo-Venetian glass — /ang gloh veuh nee sheuhn/ glassware made in England from the late 16th to the late 17th centuries in imitation of Venetian models. * * * …   Universalium

  • Anglo-Venetian glass — /ang gloh veuh nee sheuhn/ glassware made in England from the late 16th to the late 17th centuries in imitation of Venetian models …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”