frieze
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈfɹiːz/
Noun

frieze

  1. A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side.
    • 1796, Samuel Taylor Coleridge ,On Observing a Blossom on the First of February 1796
      This dark, frieze-coated, hoarse, teeth-chattering month […]
    • 1829, Charles Sprague, To My Cigar
      From beggar's frieze to monarch's robe,
      One common doom is pass'd;
      Sweet nature's works, the swelling globe,
      Must all burn out at last.
    • 1897, Arthur Conan Doyle, How the Governor of Saint Kitt's came Home
      "You may shoot, or you may not," cried Scarrow, striking his hand upon the breast of his frieze jacket.
Translations Verb

frieze (friezes, present participle friezing; past and past participle friezed)

  1. (transitive) To make a nap on (cloth); to friz.
Noun

frieze (plural friezes)

  1. (architecture) That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
  2. Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture.
  3. A banner with a series of pictures.
    The classroom had an alphabet frieze that showed an animal for each letter.
Translations Translations Verb

frieze (friezes, present participle friezing; past and past participle friezed)

  1. (transitive, architecture) To put a frieze on.

Frieze
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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