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cor·nice

 (kôr′nĭs)
n.
1.
a. A horizontal molded projection that crowns or completes a building or wall.
b. The uppermost part of an entablature.
2.
a. A strip of molding that runs along the upper part of a wall just below the ceiling.
b. An ornamental horizontal molding or frame used to conceal rods, picture hooks, or other devices.
3. An overhanging mass of windblown snow on a ridge or the crest of a mountain.
tr.v. cor·niced, cor·nic·ing, cor·nic·es
To supply, decorate, or finish with or as if with a cornice.

[Obsolete French, from Italian, possibly from Latin cornīx, cornīc-, crow, from its resemblance to a crow's beak (influenced by Greek korōnis, curved line, flourish).]

cornice

(ˈkɔːnɪs)
n
1. (Architecture) architect
a. the top projecting mouldings of an entablature
b. a continuous horizontal projecting course or moulding at the top of a wall, building, etc
2. (Physical Geography) an overhanging ledge of snow formed by the wind on the edge of a mountain ridge, cliff, or corrie
vb
(Architecture) (tr) architect to furnish or decorate with or as if with a cornice
[C16: from Old French, from Italian, perhaps from Latin cornix crow, but influenced also by Latin corōnis decorative flourish used by scribes, from Greek korōnis, from korōnē curved object, crown]

cor•nice

(ˈkɔr nɪs)

n., v. -niced, -nic•ing. n.
1.
a. any prominent projecting molded feature surmounting a wall, doorway, or other construction.
b. the uppermost member of a classical entablature, above the frieze.
2. any of various other ornamental horizontal moldings or bands, as for concealing curtain hooks or rods.
v.t.
3. to furnish or finish with a cornice.
[1555–65; < Italian: literally, crow (< Latin cornix); for the meaning, compare Greek korṓnē crow, crown]

cornice


Past participle: corniced
Gerund: cornicing

Imperative
cornice
cornice
Present
I cornice
you cornice
he/she/it cornices
we cornice
you cornice
they cornice
Preterite
I corniced
you corniced
he/she/it corniced
we corniced
you corniced
they corniced
Present Continuous
I am cornicing
you are cornicing
he/she/it is cornicing
we are cornicing
you are cornicing
they are cornicing
Present Perfect
I have corniced
you have corniced
he/she/it has corniced
we have corniced
you have corniced
they have corniced
Past Continuous
I was cornicing
you were cornicing
he/she/it was cornicing
we were cornicing
you were cornicing
they were cornicing
Past Perfect
I had corniced
you had corniced
he/she/it had corniced
we had corniced
you had corniced
they had corniced
Future
I will cornice
you will cornice
he/she/it will cornice
we will cornice
you will cornice
they will cornice
Future Perfect
I will have corniced
you will have corniced
he/she/it will have corniced
we will have corniced
you will have corniced
they will have corniced
Future Continuous
I will be cornicing
you will be cornicing
he/she/it will be cornicing
we will be cornicing
you will be cornicing
they will be cornicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cornicing
you have been cornicing
he/she/it has been cornicing
we have been cornicing
you have been cornicing
they have been cornicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cornicing
you will have been cornicing
he/she/it will have been cornicing
we will have been cornicing
you will have been cornicing
they will have been cornicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cornicing
you had been cornicing
he/she/it had been cornicing
we had been cornicing
you had been cornicing
they had been cornicing
Conditional
I would cornice
you would cornice
he/she/it would cornice
we would cornice
you would cornice
they would cornice
Past Conditional
I would have corniced
you would have corniced
he/she/it would have corniced
we would have corniced
you would have corniced
they would have corniced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cornice - a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casingcornice - a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
2.cornice - a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
3.cornice - the topmost projecting part of an entablature
entablature - (architecture) the structure consisting of the part of a classical temple above the columns between a capital and the roof
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support
Verb1.cornice - furnish with a cornice
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
Translations

cornice

[ˈkɔːnɪs] N (Archit) → cornisa f

cornice

[ˈkɔːrnɪs] ncorniche f

cornice

n (Archit: of wall, column) → (Ge)sims nt; (fig, of snow) → Wechte f

cornice

[ˈkɔːnɪs] n (Archit) → cornicione m; (interior) → cornice f