clearstory
variant of clerestory

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Clearstory — Clear sto ry (kl[=e]r st[=o] r[y^]), Clerestory Clere sto ry, n. (Arch.) The upper story of the nave of a church, containing windows, and rising above the aisle roofs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clearstory — [klir′stôr΄ē] n. pl. clearstories CLERESTORY …   English World dictionary

  • clearstory — clearstoried, adj. /klear stawr ee, stohr ee/, n., pl. clearstories. clerestory. * * * …   Universalium

  • clearstory — n. top part of an inner wall with windows allowing light to come in; upper wall and row of windows in a cathedral (Architecture) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clearstory — noun (plural clearstories) US spelling of clerestory …   English new terms dictionary

  • clearstory — clear•sto•ry [[t]ˈklɪərˌstɔr i, ˌstoʊr i[/t]] n. pl. ries bui archit. clerestory clear′sto ried, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • clearstory — /ˈklɪəstəri/ (say klearstuhree) noun (plural clearstories) → clerestory …   Australian English dictionary

  • clearstory — US var. of CLERESTORY …   Useful english dictionary

  • clerestory or clearstory —    In architecture, this term (spelled either way) refers to a wall of a building which is raised above an adjoining room, and this section of wall has windows. The walls of the nave in a Christian church are higher than the roof over the side… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Clerestory — Clearstory Clear sto ry (kl[=e]r st[=o] r[y^]), Clerestory Clere sto ry, n. (Arch.) The upper story of the nave of a church, containing windows, and rising above the aisle roofs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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