Meaning of CORNICE in English


[cor.nice] n [MF, fr. It, frame, cornice, fr. L cornic-, cornix crow; akin to Gk korax raven--more at raven] (1563) 1 a: the molded and projecting horizontal member that crowns an architectural composition b: a top course that crowns a wall

2: a decorative band of metal or wood used to conceal curtain fixtures

3: an overhanging mass of snow, ice, or rock usu. on a ridge

[2]cornice vt cor.niced ; (1744): to furnish or crown with a cornice

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