Latin cross

Latin cross
noun Date: 1797 a figure of a cross having a long upright shaft and a shorter crossbar traversing it above the middle — see cross illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Latin cross — Latin Lat in, a. [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium, Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was situated. Cf. {Ladin}, Lateen sail, under {Lateen}.] 1. Of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of Latium; Roman; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latin cross — n. a plain, right angled cross having the vertical bar longest: see CROSS …   English World dictionary

  • Latin cross — noun A cross consisting of a vertical bar intersected by a shorter horizontal one above its midpoint; the form of the Christian cross …   Wiktionary

  • Latin cross — noun a cross with the lowest arm being longer than the others • Hypernyms: ↑Cross …   Useful english dictionary

  • Latin cross — an upright or vertical bar crossed near the top by a shorter horizontal bar. See illus. under cross. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • Latin cross —    A cross in which the vertical member is longer than the horizontal member …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Latin cross — noun a plain cross in which the vertical part below the horizontal is longer than the other three parts …   English new terms dictionary

  • Latin cross — Lat′in cross′ n. rel an upright or vertical bar crossed near the top by a shorter horizontal bar • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • Latin cross — /lætn ˈkrɒs/ (say latn kros) noun an upright bar crossed near the top by a shorter transverse piece …   Australian English dictionary

  • Latin cross plan —    An architectural plan for a church that is shaped like the cross on which Christ was crucified, the central event in the Christian story of salvation. Latin cross plans are composed of a nave, usually flanked by aisles, chapels, or both, a… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

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