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Meaning of "acroter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACROTER

From French, from Latin acroterium, from Greek akrōtērion summit, from akros extreme.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACROTER

acroter  [əˈkrəʊtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACROTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acroter is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACROTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Acroterion

An acroterion or acroterium is an architectural ornament placed on a flat base called the acroter or plinth, and mounted at the apex of the pediment of a building in the classical style. It may also be placed at the outer angles of the pediment; such acroteria are referred to as acroteria angularia. The acroterion may take a wide variety of forms, such as a statue, tripod, disc, urn, palmette or some other sculpted feature. Acroteria are also found in Gothic architecture. They are sometimes incorporated into the design of furniture. The word comes from the Greek akrōtḗrion, from akros. It was Latinized by the Romans as acroterium. Acroteria is the plural of both the original Greek and the Latin form.

Definition of acroter in the English dictionary

The definition of acroter in the dictionary is a plinth bearing a statue, etc, at either end or at the apex of a pediment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACROTER


bota
ˈbəʊtə
Dakota
dəˈkəʊtə
floater
ˈfləʊtə
flota
ˈfləʊtə
iota
aɪˈəʊtə
Kota
ˈkəʊtə
lota
ˈləʊtə
Minnesota
ˌmɪnɪˈsəʊtə
motor
ˈməʊtə
nota
ˈnəʊtə
noter
ˈnəʊtə
promoter
prəˈməʊtə
quota
ˈkwəʊtə
rota
ˈrəʊtə
rotor
ˈrəʊtə
scrota
ˈskrəʊtə
supermoto
ˌsuːpəˈməʊtə
tiltrotor
ˈtɪltˌrəʊtə
toter
ˈtəʊtə
voter
ˈvəʊtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACROTER

acrophonetic
acrophonic
acrophony
acropolis
acrosomal
acrosome
acrosome reaction
acrospire
across
across country
across the board
across-the-board
acrostic
acrostical
acrostically
acroterial
acroterion
acroterium
acrotic
acrotism

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACROTER

concert promoter
cooter
doter
first-person shooter
footer
freebooter
garroter
hooter
looter
micro-scooter
parroter
pooter
quoter
rioter
rooter
scooter
sharpshooter
shooter
straight shooter
troubleshooter

Synonyms and antonyms of acroter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «acroter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACROTER

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The translations of acroter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «acroter» in English.

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acroter
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acroter
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acroter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

acroter
380 millions of speakers
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acroter
280 millions of speakers

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acroter
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acroter
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acroter
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Translator English - French

acrotère
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Acroter
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acroter
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acroter
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acroter
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Acrid
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acroter
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Translator English - Tamil

acroter
75 millions of speakers

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एकाग्रता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Akroter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acroterio
65 millions of speakers

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acroter
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

acroter
40 millions of speakers

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acroter
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Translator English - Greek

acroter
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Translator English - Afrikaans

acroter
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Translator English - Swedish

acroter
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

acroter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of acroter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACROTER»

The term «acroter» is barely ever used and occupies the 203.212 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACROTER» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACROTER»

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Adam, Robert acroter lion's mask raking cornice of pediment horizontal cornice acroter Ornamental acroter, acroter/on, or acroter/'um, one of two acroter/a angular/a from the Temple ofAphaia,Aegina (beginning of C5 Bc). Action architecture. 1.
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Finis Pyramidis: Or, Disquisitions Concerning the Antiquity ...
Now 36 appears to be too low, because the statue, which is to stand in the perpendicular central line of the column, and the acroter, will not have, at top, as much extent to the side next to the centre of the pediment, as on the other side ; the ...
Thomas Gabb, 1806
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Kyme: The results of the Czechoslovak expedition
3. ARCHITECTONIC MEMBERS OF THE TEMPLE The diary gives only some indications about the architectonic remains of the temple. An acroter was discovered inside the temple on September 23. Its shape and decoration are preserved on ...
Jan Bouzek, Universita Karlova, 1974
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Cyclopedia of architecture, carpentry, and building: a ...
09.) Acropolis (a-krop'o-lis). The upper or higher part of a Grecian city; hence, a citadel or castle; generally used with special reference to the Acropolis at Athens, crowned with the Parthenon. (See Frontispiece illustration.) Acroter (ak'ro-tcr), ...
American School (Lansing, Ill.), 1907
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Cyclopedia of Architecture, Carpentry and Building: The ...
69.) Acropolis (a-krop'o-lis). The upper or higher part of a Grecian city; hence, a citadel or castle; generally used with special reference to the Acropolis at Athens, crowned with the Parthenon. (See Frontispiece illustration.) Acroter (ak'ro-ter), ...
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Curiosities of Great Britain: England & Wales Delineated, ...
Upon the outer lines of the abacus of the capital is fixed a plain, but very substantial iron railing ; and in its centre is constructed the acroter, which at once forms a roof, or covering, to the internal staircase, and a pedestal for the statue to stand ...
Thomas Dugdale, William Burnett (civil engineer.)
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Cyclopedia of Architecture, Carpentry and Building: A ...
(See Fig. 69.) Acropolis (a-krop'o-lis). The upper or higher part of a Grecian city; hence, a citadel or castle; generally used with special reference to the Acropolis at Athens, crowned with the Parthenon. (See Frontispiece illustration.) Acroter ...
American School of Correspondence, Chicago, American School (Chicago, Ill.), 1909
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Craftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms
... acquest -to acquire property by purchase. acquiescence -accepting or complying without objection, thus implying the waiver of the right to legal action. acre - a measure of land area equal to 43,560 square feet. acroter - a small pedestal for a ...
James T. Frane, 1994
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Study of the Orders [of Architecture].
69.) Acropolis (a-krop'o-lis). The upper or higher part of a Grecian city; hence, a citadel or castle; generally used with special reference to the Acropolis at Athens, crowned with the Parthenon. (See Frontispiece illustration.) Acroter (ak'ro-ter), ...
Frank Chouteau Brown, Frank Augustus Bourne, Hermann Valentin Von Holst, 1906
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The Gentleman's Magazine Or, Monthly Intelligencer for the ...
It is to be 57 feet in height, the shaft to contain a spiral stair which will lead to the gallery over the abacus : above this will be raised a beautiful circular acroter, on which will be placed the colossal statue of the late lamented nobleman habited in  ...
Sylvanus Urban, 1840

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACROTER»

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Acroterions are typically placed on a flat base called the acroter or plinth and mounted at the apex of the pediment of a building in the classical ... «Daily Mail, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Acroter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/acroter>. Nov 2019 ».
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