finial
Knop Knop (n[o^]p), n. [OE. knop, knoppe; cf. D. knop, knoop, G. knopf, Dan. knap, knop, Sw. knapp, knopp, button, bud, Icel. knappr, and E. knap, n. Cf. {Knap}, {Knob}.] 1. A knob; a bud; a bunch; a button. [1913 Webster]

Four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. --Ex. xxv. 21. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) Any boldly projecting sculptured ornament; esp., the ornamental termination of a pinnacle, and then synonymous with {finial}; -- called also {knob}, and {knosp}. [1913 Webster]

{Knop sedge} (Bot.), the bur reed ({Sparganium}); -- so called from its globular clusters of seed vessels. --Prior. [1913 Webster]


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  • Finial — Fin i*al, n. [L. finire to finish, end. See {Finish}.] (Arch.) The knot or bunch of foliage, or foliated ornament, that forms the upper extremity of a pinnacle in Gothic architecture; sometimes, the pinnacle itself. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • finial — ornament at the top of a spire, gable, etc., mid 15c., from fyniall putting an end to, binding (early 15c.), a variant of FINAL (Cf. final) …   Etymology dictionary

  • finial — ► NOUN 1) a distinctive section or ornament at the highest point of a roof, pinnacle, or similar structure. 2) an ornament at the top, end, or corner of an object. ORIGIN from Latin finis end …   English terms dictionary

  • finial — [fin′ē əl; ] Brit [ fī′nēəl] n. [ME, orig. adj., FINAL] a decorative, terminal part at the tip of a spire, gable, lamp shade support, etc., or projecting upward from the top of a cabinet, breakfront, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Finial — The finial is an architectural device, typically carved in stone and employed to decoratively emphasize the apex of a gable, or any of various distinctive ornaments at the top, end, or corner of a building or structure. Smaller finials can be… …   Wikipedia

  • finial — noun Etymology: Middle English, from final, finial final Date: 15th century 1. a usually foliated ornament forming an upper extremity especially in Gothic architecture 2. a crowning ornament or detail (as a decorative knob) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • finial — finialed, adj. /fin ee euhl, fuy nee /, n. 1. Archit. a relatively small, ornamental, terminal feature at the top of a gable, pinnacle, etc. 2. an ornamental termination to the top of a piece of furniture, or of one part of such a piece. 3.… …   Universalium

  • finial — Концевой элемент (Terminal, Finial)     Окончание штриха [линии, составляющие знак шрифта] без засечки [короткий штрих на торце основного штриха] …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • finial — fin•i•al [[t]ˈfɪn i əl, ˈfaɪ ni [/t]] n. 1) archit. a relatively small ornamental terminal feature at the top of a gable or spire 2) fur a terminating ornament, as on the top of a post or a piece of furniture 3) pri a curve terminating the main… …   From formal English to slang

  • finial — noun /ˈfɪn.i.əl/ a) The knot or bunch of foliage, or foliated ornament, that forms the upper extremity of a pinnacle in Gothic architecture. b) Any decorative fitting at the peak of a gable, or on the top of a flagpole, fence post or staircase… …   Wiktionary

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