Meaning of FASCIA in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ 1 & 3 are usually ]

ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə, 2 is usually ˈfa- noun

( plural fas·ci·ae -shē-ˌē ; or -cias )

Etymology: Italian, from Latin, band, bandage; akin to Middle Irish basc necklace

Date: 1563

1. : a flat usually horizontal member of a building having the form of a flat band or broad fillet: as

a. : a flat piece used as a molding

b. : a horizontal piece (as a board) covering the joint between the top of a wall and the projecting eaves — called also fascia board

c. : a nameplate over the front of a shop

2. : a sheet of connective tissue covering or binding together body structures (as muscles) ; also : tissue of this character

3. or fa·cia ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə British : the dashboard of an automobile

• fas·cial ˈfa-sh(ē-)əl adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.