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Meaning of "pavise" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PAVISE

pavise  [ˈpævɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PAVISE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pavise 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 PAVISE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pavise

Pavise

A pavise is a large convex shield of European origin used to protect the entire body. The pavise was also made in a smaller version for hand to hand combat and for wearing on the back of men-at-arms. It is characterized by its prominent central ridge. The concept of using a shield to cover an archer dates to at least to the writing of Homer's Iliad, where Ajax uses his shield to cover his half-brother Teucer, an archer, while he would "peer round" and shoot arrows. The pavise was primarily used by archers and crossbowmen in the medieval period, particularly during sieges. It was carried by a pavisier, usually an archer, or, especially for the larger ones, by a groom. The pavise was held in place by the pavisier or sometimes deployed in the ground with a spike attached to the bottom. While reloading their weapons, crossbowmen would crouch behind them to shelter against incoming missile attacks. Pavises were often painted with the coat of arms of the town where they were made, and sometimes stored in the town arsenal for when the town came under attack. Religious icons such as St. Barbara and St. George were featured on the front of pavises.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PAVISE


Davies
ˈdeɪvɪs
Davis
ˈdeɪvɪs
mavis
ˈmeɪvɪs
Nevis
ˈniːvɪs
novice
ˈnɒvɪs
pavis
ˈpævɪs
pelvis
ˈpɛlvɪs
service
ˈsɜːvɪs
vis
vɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PAVISE

pavid
pavilion
pavillon
paving
paving slab
paving stone
pavior
paviour
pavis
paviser
Pavlodar
Pavlov
pavlova
Pavlovian
Pavo
pavonazzo
pavone
pavonine

WORDS THAT END LIKE PAVISE

advise
bench vise
collectivise
comprehensivise
devise
improvise
incentivise
misadvise
objectivise
parvise
previse
readvise
relativise
rerevise
revise
subjectivise
substantivise
supervise
televise
vise

Synonyms and antonyms of pavise in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pavise» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PAVISE

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

Translator English - Chinese

全身盾
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pavés
570 millions of speakers

English

pavise
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

pavise
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

pavise
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

павез
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pavês
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সর্বাঙ্গ আচ্ছাদনকারী ঢালবিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pavois
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tapak kaki
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pavese
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

pavise
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

pavise
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pavise
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

pavise
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pavise
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मादक द्रव्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pavise
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Pavese
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pavise
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ПАВЕЗІ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pavise
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

pavise
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pavise
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pavise
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pavise
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pavise

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PAVISE»

The term «pavise» is used very little and occupies the 153.252 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PAVISE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PAVISE»

Discover the use of pavise in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pavise and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Templar Magician
He punched the pavise withhisfist. 'I hope this holds true.' 'Deus vult!'the royal knight shouted. 'Deus vult!' The cry was takenupas they allleaned against the pavise, its creaking wheels screeching. De Payens pushed with therest, ignoringthe ...
Paul Doherty, 2012
2
The Artillery of the Dukes of Burgundy, 1363-1477
But Sir Jacques de Lalaing was outside the mantlet of the bombard but under the cover of a pavise watching the action. At that time there was a cannoneer placed in one of the towers of the said fortress who had aimed a veuglaire at the ...
Robert Douglas Smith, Kelly DeVries, 2005
3
Weekly World News
With Americans getting heavier every year, Len Pavise, a deacon at Our Lady of Perpetual Piety, felt the church should try inspiring its followers to lose weight — besides through Lenten fasting. "I have been on a low-carb regimen for several ...
4
Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: The fourteenth century
good pavise of horses, or of pap', in the beste maner they cane devise, that on may hold it whiles that other dothe shuteg." M. Viollet-le-Duc is of opinion that the cross- bowman carried his pavise fixed on his shoulders, turning his back to the ...
John Hewitt, 1860
5
Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review
The pavisers were armed with a pavise, or large shield, for the protection of the archers when shooting. Sometimes, in the attack of a castle, the pavise was placed before the bowman and sustained by a prop ; when, perhaps, some wily archer ...
‎1866
6
The British Army: Its Origin, Progress, and Equipment
Pavise. A. very useful defence for infantry was the pavise, or mantlet, which was a great shield, capable of covering a man from head to foot, and of sufficient thickness to resist most missile weapons in use up to the fifteenth century. There were ...
Sir James Sibbald David Scott (Bart.), Sir Sibbald David Scott, 1868
7
The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review -- Vol. 2.
The pavisers were armed with a pavise, or large shield, for the protection of the archers when shooting. Sometimes, in the attack of a castle, the pavise was placed before the bowman and sustained by a prop ; when, perhaps, some wily archer ...
Sylvanus Urban, 1866
8
Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons
(2) A pavise or taras with a slot for a weapon: both pavises are equipped with spikes at the lower edge and “crutches” at the back (ibid.). (3) The upper part of the supporting pole (from a Viennese MS dating from between1437and 1450).
Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná, Jan Durdík, 2014
9
DK Eyewitness Books: Arms and Armor
Continued from previous page 1 5t hecentury crossbowmen with pavises PROTECTING CROSSBOWMEN left While loading and shooting their Weapons, archers and crossbowmen often sheltered behind a large shield called a pavise,  ...
‎2011
10
The Swiss at War 1300-1500
The construction of the pavise (pavese) was usually of light timber covered in parchment, pigskin or leather. This was either left natural or painted in the particular colours of the canton or city. 'A', 'B' and 'C' are all i4th century Bernese shields.
‎1979

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PAVISE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pavise is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Steel's inner strength
"In addition to its superior ballistic properties, Pavise is manufactured in a far simpler way than other commercially available ballistic armour, ... «Phys.Org, Jun 14»
2
Tata steels itself for competitive market by encouraging workers to …
Tata has already received more than 200 orders for its lightweight armour steel, known as Pavise, which was developed at Port Talbot and can ... «WalesOnline, Nov 13»
3
Tata Steel's lightweight perforated armour steel
The name PAVISE has origins in the Middle Ages from the city of Pavia, in Italy, where it referred to a large convex shield, often with a central ... «Steel Times International magazine, Sep 13»
4
Demand grows for revolutionary armour steel from Tata
The Pavise steel product, which has been exported to a number of countries including Germany, France, the USA and India and is produced by ... «WalesOnline, Sep 13»
5
Get your arms at the ready in the new War of the Roses update
... Pitched Battle modes, and new items like the Brigandine Armour, Kettle Sallet Helmet, Hand Pavise Shield and the Burgundian Side Sword. «Gamercast, Jun 13»
6
War of The Roses Guns of Burgundy update adds, well, guns
... new more traditional bits of equipment – Brigandine Armour, the Kettle Sallet Helmet, Hand Pavise Shield and the Burgundian Side Sword. «games.on.net, Jun 13»
7
War of the Roses Guns of Burgundy update adds handgonnes
There's a couple of new pieces of equipment, too, including the Brigandine Armour, the Kettle Sallet Helmet, Hand Pavise Shield and the ... «VG247, Jun 13»
8
Fire Emblem: Awakening To See Free Downloadable Maps And …
If its Kellam then either Pavise or Aegis. If its Donnel then Aptitude. If its MU then Veteran to accelerate that leveling process. I don't think Ignis ... «Siliconera, Mar 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pavise [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pavise>. Apr 2020 ».
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