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Meaning of "acroterion" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACROTERION

acroterion  [ˌækrəʊˈtɪərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACROTERION

noun
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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acroterion 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 ACROTERION 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACROTERION


Algerian
ælˈdʒɪərɪən
bacterian
bækˈtɪərɪən
Cimmerian
sɪˈmɪərɪən
criterion
kraɪˈtɪərɪən
Hyperion
haɪˈpɪərɪən
Iberian
aɪˈbɪərɪən
Illyrian
ɪˈlɪərɪən
Liberian
laɪˈbɪərɪən
Mousterian
muːˈstɪərɪən
Nigerian
naɪˈdʒɪərɪən
phalansterian
ˌfælənˈstɪərɪən
presbyterian
ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən
psalterian
sɔːlˈtɪərɪən
Shakespearean
ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən
Siberian
saɪˈbɪərɪən
spinsterian
spɪnˈstɪərɪən
Sumerian
suːˈmɪərɪən
therian
ˈθɪərɪən
trans-Siberian
trænzsaɪˈbɪərɪən
Wagnerian
vɑːɡˈnɪərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACROTERION

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACROTERION

alerion
allerion
Ben-Gurion
carrion
centurion
chorion
clarion
counterion
histrion
mitochondrion
morion
Orion
plerion
prion
pterion
spheristerion
tricerion
turion
virion
zwitterion

Synonyms and antonyms of acroterion in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «acroterion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACROTERION

Find out the translation of acroterion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of acroterion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «acroterion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

acroterion
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acrotera
570 millions of speakers

English

acroterion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

acroterion
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

acroterion
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

acroterion
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acroterion
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

acroterion
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acrotère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sindiran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Akroterion
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

acroterion
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

acroterion
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Acridion
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

acroterion
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

acroterion
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एकाग्रता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

akroter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acroterio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

acroterion
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

acroterion
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acroterion
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακρωτήριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

acroterion
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

acroterion
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

acroterion
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of acroterion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACROTERION»

The term «acroterion» is used very little and occupies the 166.502 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACROTERION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about acroterion

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACROTERION»

Discover the use of acroterion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to acroterion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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American Journal of Archaeology
special tile.1 In cases of the omission of the eaves sima, in marble construction at least, the return of the gable sima ends behind a false lion's-head spout,2 which is carved on the angle acroterion base.8 The acroterion base continues onward ...
2
Architectural Terracottas from the Regia
0.025 m. thick at its joint with the tile, tapering to ca. 0.02 m. in thickness. The height of the ridge corresponds to that of the larger Regia acroterion fragment, and the ridge is painted with a red and white ovolo design like that on the acroterion ...
‎1995
3
ASMOSIA 4:
The most likely possibility for the use of the Pitcairn Minerva-Victoria is as an acroterion on the roof of a Roman temple since the pose, alighting with feet barely touching a surface, would lend itself well to that position. Nike is well- attested in ...
Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity. International Symposium, Max Schvoerer, 1999
4
Narrative of the Cretan war of independence, ed. [from the ...
Many of them took up a position in Acroterion of Melekha, and their situation was for some time perilous ; but the military chiefs Siphacas andloannes Halles, then at Nerocuron, roused the courage of their followers, who gallantly determined to ...
Kallinikos Kritovoulidēs, Anastasios Iōannidēs, 1864
5
A Catalogue of Sculptures by the Successors of Pheidias, in ...
Probably from Athens. Formerly in the collection of Lord Elgin. Pcntelio marble ; height, 1 foot 2 inches ; width, 1 foot 6 inches. 611. Upper part of stele, with three rosettes ; surmounted by a large acroterion. — Kertch. Limestone; height, 3 feet 8  ...
British Museum. Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Arthur Hamilton Smith, 1892
6
The Journal of Hellenic Studies
A flat rectangular surface, ornamented in a geometrical pattern, and having a doorway in the lower part, is surmounted by a pediment, with a quaint acroterion over the apex. The geometrical pattern has suffered so much from the weather that it ...
7
A catalogue of sculpture in the Department of Greek and ...
At one end, the ridge is terminated by an elaborate acroterion, consisting of a palmette springing from acanthus leaves. Below, in the half-lunettes, are two Sphinxes, confronted as before. 4. At the opposite end are two oblong panels and two ...
British Museum. Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Arthur Hamilton Smith, 1900
8
The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis: The classical building
D-2) left slope, has upper joint surface of corner block, broken just above acroterion base but showing geison and sima moldings cut in a single piece, length 0.51 m, height 0.20 m; once in pile of fragments near Belvedere.12 D-3) fragment of ...
William B. Dinsmoor, Anastasia Norre Dinsmoor, 2004
9
A catalogue of sculptures by the successors of Pheidias: in ...
Probably from Athens. Formerly in the collection of Lord Elgin. Pentelic marble ; height, 1 foot 2 inches ; width, 1 foot 6 inches. 611. Upper part of stele, with three rosettes ; surmounted by a large acroterion. — Kertch. Limestone; height, 3 feet 8  ...
British Museum. Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Arthur Hamilton Smith, 1892
10
The pilgrimage of Sudhana: a study of Gandavyuha ...
The final result of this development was a more or less naturalistic fish-shaped acroterion. As Ku found an unmistakable example of this type among the T'ang sculptures at the Lung-hung-ssu at Lo-shan, it is evident that this change antedates ...
Jan Fontein, 1967

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACROTERION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term acroterion is used in the context of the following news items.
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How the microwave was invented by a radar engineer who …
Wikimedia Commons/AcroterionA RadaRange installed in 1961 aboard the NS Savannah nuclear-powered cargo ship. "The early microwave ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
2
Newlyn coppersmith Michael Johnson meets Prince Charles at Eton …
Ornate hand-beaten copper work, sited at exclusive Eton College but made in Newlyn, has been given a royal signal of approval. An acroterion ... «The Cornishman, Jun 15»
3
Newlyn copper... by royal appointment
The huge “acroterion” forms part of the roof of a new building at the exclusive college. Created by craftsmen Michael Johnson and Shelley ... «Western Morning News, Jun 15»
4
Prince Charles opens new development at Eton College in 'one of …
The beautiful new acroterion – or decorative sculpture – hand made by Michael Johnson with fellow craftsman Shelley Anderson at Newlyn ... «Windsor Observer, Jun 15»
5
5 Things Dominion Resources, Inc.'s Management Wants You To …
So more good news on the construction front. Construction at Cove Point. Source: Acroterion, via Wikimedia Commons. However, this is a big ... «Motley Fool, May 15»
6
In an iconic airport terminal, the last vestiges of a bygone era
Acroterion/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA. Click to enlarge. Today, Sinatra's song – and the now-vacant terminal – are vestiges of an ... «The Conversation US, May 15»
7
US DoE approves Dominion Resources' Cove Point LNG export …
Image: Cove Point LNG pier. Photo: courtesy of Acroterion / Wikipedia. Follow Us: Facebook · Twitter. Related News. Origin Energy dismisses ... «Hydrocarbons Technology, May 15»
8
Remembering the Omni, the Arena That Helped Revitalize …
Image Acroterion/Wikimedia Commons The Omni Colliseum in 1977. A sign alongside the road shows the venue's logo—an outline of its ... «CityLab, Apr 15»
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Acroterion, Randal Dawkins, Kinderhook, New York
Optimism doesn't run rampant in the antiques trade these days, so it's refreshing to come across a relatively new—and relatively young (under ... «Maine Antique Digest, Mar 15»
10
Book review: 'The Architecture of William Nichols'
... but the general reader might find it helpful to have access to an architectural dictionary for such specialized terms as acroterion, cyma reversa ... «Jackson Clarion Ledger, Feb 15»

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