high relief
noun Date: 1703 sculptural relief in which at least half of the circumference of the modeled form projects — compare bas-relief

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • high relief — Relief Re*lief (r? l?f ), n. [OE. relef, F. relief, properly, a lifting up, a standing out. See {Relieve}, and cf. {Basrelief}, {Rilievi}.] 1. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High relief — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high relief — n. 1. relief in which sculptured figures, etc. project from the background by half or more than half their full natural depth 2. sculpture in high relief …   English World dictionary

  • high relief — high re lief n [U] 1.) a form of art in which figures cut in stone or wood stand out from the surface →↑bas relief 2.) throw sth into high relief to make something very clear and easy to notice …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high relief — high′ relief′ n. fia sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • high relief — noun (U) 1 a form of art in which figures cut in stone or wood stand out from the surface compare bas­relief 2 throw sth into high relief to make something very clear and easy to notice …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • high relief — high embossment, deep relief, embossment that has deep carvings in it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • high relief — noun a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth • Syn: ↑alto relievo, ↑alto rilievo • Ant: ↑low relief • Hypernyms: ↑relief, ↑relievo, ↑rilievo, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • high relief — Sculpture. sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background. See illus. under relief2. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • high relief — noun A form of classical sculpture in which forms extend from the background by at least half of their depth. Syn: alto relievo Ant: bas relief …   Wiktionary

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