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nave wall of a Gothic cathedral
A. clerestory
B. triforium
C. arcade


also clear·sto·ry  (klîr′stôr′ē)
n. pl. clere·sto·ries
1. The upper part of the nave, transepts, and choir of a church, containing windows that rise above the roofs of the aisles.
2. A similar structure admitting light into an ancient building such as an Egyptian temple or a Roman basilica.
3. An upper portion of a wall containing windows, especially when rising above a lower roof.

[Middle English clerestorie : perhaps cler, giving light, clear; see clear + storie, tier; see story2.]


(ˈklɪəˌstɔːrɪ) or


n, pl -ries
1. (Architecture) a row of windows in the upper part of the wall of a church that divides the nave from the aisle, set above the aisle roof
2. (Architecture) the part of the wall in which these windows are set. Compare blindstorey
[C15: from clear + storey]
ˈclereˌstoried, ˈclearˌstoried adj


or clear•sto•ry

(ˈklɪərˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
a portion of an interior rising above adjacent rooftops and having windows admitting daylight.
[1375–1425; <clere clear + story story2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clerestory - part of an interior wall rising above the adjacent roof with windows admitting lightclerestory - part of an interior wall rising above the adjacent roof with windows admitting light
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air


[ˈklɪəˌstɔːrɪ] Ntriforio m


n (Archit) → Lichtgaden m
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Other Works:- The contract also includes:-- infilling existing clerestorey windows;- removal of existing roller shutter doors and associated work in connection;- general repair works to external doors;- renewal of cast iron soil and vent pipes;- ceiling finishes work - decoration associated with new works.
The latter is admitted through high-level, clerestorey windows, with a directness that David Chipperfield describes as the 'most primitive form of lighting', likening it to that of an artist's studio.
Light floods in through clerestorey glazing and a row of groovy domed bubbles punched into the roof.
This is entered from the west end and is punctuated by two dramatic double-storey lightwells, with the second storey illuminated by continuous clerestorey glazing.
Based on a five-pointed star, the children's library is like a compact bastion, with a base of red brick surmounted by a louvred clerestorey.