gargoyle(redirected from Gargolye)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
1. A roof spout usually in the form of a grotesque or fantastic creature projecting from a gutter to carry rainwater clear of the wall.
2. A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.
3. A person of bizarre or grotesque appearance.
[Middle English gargoile, from Old French gargole, gargouille, throat, waterspout.]
gar′goyled′ (-goild′) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Architecture) a waterspout carved in the form of a grotesque face or creature and projecting from a roof gutter, esp of a Gothic church
2. (Architecture) any grotesque ornament or projection, esp on a building
3. a person with a grotesque appearance
[C15: from Old French gargouille gargoyle, throat; see gargle]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a grotesquely carved figure of a human or animal.
2. a spout, terminating in a grotesque representation of a human or animal figure, projecting from the gutter of a building for throwing rainwater clear of the building.
[1250–1300; Middle English gargoile < Old French gargouille, gargoule literally, throat; see gargle]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||gargoyle - a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal|
spout - an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
|2.||gargoyle - an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
gargoyle[ˈgɑːgɔɪl] N → gárgola f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
gargoyle[ˈgɑːrgɔɪl] n → gargouille f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Wasserspeier m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
gargoyle[ˈgɑːgɔɪl] n → gargolla, gargouille f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995