Meaning of LATTICE in English


n.1 a a structure of crossed laths or bars with spaces between, used as a screen, fence, etc. b (in full lattice-work) laths arranged in lattice formation.

2 Crystallog. a regular periodic arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules in a crystalline solid.

Phrases and idioms:

lattice frame (or girder) a girder or truss made of top and bottom members connected by struts usu. crossing diagonally. lattice window a window with small panes set in diagonally crossing strips of lead.


latticed adj. latticing n.

Etymology: ME f. OF lattis f. latte lath f. WG

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.