Lacunars
Lacunar La*cu"nar, n.; pl. E. {Lacunars} (l[.a]*k[=u]"n[~e]rz), L. {Lacunaria} (l[a^]k`[-u]*n[=a]"r[i^]*[.a]). [L.] (Arch.) (a) The ceiling or under surface of any part, especially when it consists of compartments, sunk or hollowed without spaces or bands between the panels. --Gwilt (b) One of the sunken panels in such a ceiling. [1913 Webster]

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  • lacunars — la·cu·nar || lÉ™ kjuːnÉ™(r) n. (Architecture) sunken panel; ceiling or arch decorated with sunken panels adj. of or pertaining to a lacuna; incomplete, having gaps or missing parts; pitted, having cavities (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lacunar — La*cu nar, n.; pl. E. {Lacunars} (l[.a]*k[=u] n[ e]rz), L. {Lacunaria} (l[a^]k [ u]*n[=a] r[i^]*[.a]). [L.] (Arch.) (a) The ceiling or under surface of any part, especially when it consists of compartments, sunk or hollowed without spaces or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lacunaria — Lacunar La*cu nar, n.; pl. E. {Lacunars} (l[.a]*k[=u] n[ e]rz), L. {Lacunaria} (l[a^]k [ u]*n[=a] r[i^]*[.a]). [L.] (Arch.) (a) The ceiling or under surface of any part, especially when it consists of compartments, sunk or hollowed without spaces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lacunar — /leuh kyooh neuhr/, n., pl. lacunars, lacunaria /lak yeuh nair ee euh/, adj. n. 1. Archit. a. a coffered vault, ceiling, or soffit. b. coffer (def. 4). adj. 2. lacunal. [1690 1700; LACUN(A) + AR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lacunar — /ləˈkjunə/ (say luh kyoohnuh), / ˈku / (say kooh ) adjective 1. lacunal. –noun (plural lacunars or lacunaria /lækjəˈnɛəriə/ (say lakyuh nairreeuh)) 2. Architecture a. a ceiling, or an undersurface, as of a cornice formed of sunken co …   Australian English dictionary

  • lacunar — [lə kyo͞o′nəllə kyo͞o′nər] adj. of or having a lacuna or lacunas: also lacunal [lə kyo͞o′nəl] n. pl. lacunars or lacunaria [lak΄yo͞o ner′ē ə] [L < lacuna: see LACUNA] Archit. 1. a ceiling made up of sunken panels 2. a sunken panel in such a… …   English World dictionary

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