also trabeate adjective Etymology: Latin trabs, trabes beam — more at thorp Date: 1843 designed or constructioncted with horizontal beams or lintels • trabeation noun

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  • Trabeated — Tra be*a ted, a. (Arch.) Furnished with an entablature. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trabeated — [trā′bē āt΄id] adj. [< L trabs, pl. trabes, a beam: see TAVERN] 1. built with horizontal beams or lintels, instead of arches 2. of such construction trabeation [trā΄bēā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • trabeated — trabeation, n. /tray bee ay tid/, adj. Archit. 1. constructed with a beam or on the principle of a beam, as an entablature or flat ceiling. 2. denoting a form of architecture or system of construction employing beams or lintels exclusively. Also …   Universalium

  • trabeated — tra·be·at·ed …   English syllables

  • trabeated — tra•be•at•ed [[t]ˈtreɪ biˌeɪ tɪd[/t]] also tra•be•ate [[t] bi ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. 1) archit. constructed with a beam or on the principle of a beam, as an entablature or flat ceiling 2) archit. of or designating architecture or construction… …   From formal English to slang

  • trabeated — /ˈtreɪbieɪtəd/ (say traybeeaytuhd) adjective Architecture 1. constructed with horizontal beams, as a flat, unvaulted ceiling, or with a lintel or entablature, as an unarched doorway. 2. relating to such construction, as distinct from the vaulted… …   Australian English dictionary

  • trabeated — adjective not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches) • Syn: ↑trabeate • Similar to: ↑straight • Topics: ↑architecture …   Useful english dictionary

  • Post and lintel — For lintel as a decorative element see Lintel (architecture) : For beam as load bearing member see beam Post and lintel (synonymous with Post and beam and also called an Architrave [cite web year= month=… …   Wikipedia

  • building construction — Techniques and industry involved in the assembly and erection of structures. Early humans built primarily for shelter, using simple methods. Building materials came from the land, and fabrication was dictated by the limits of the materials and… …   Universalium

  • Western architecture — Introduction       history of Western architecture from prehistoric Mediterranean cultures to the present.       The history of Western architecture is marked by a series of new solutions to structural problems. During the period from the… …   Universalium

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