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sill

 (sĭl)
n.
1.
a. A horizontal member that bears the upright portion of a frame.
b. A windowsill.
2. Geology A sheet of igneous rock formed by the intrusion of magma between existing strata.

[Middle English sille, from Old English syll, threshold.]

sill

(sɪl)
n
1. (Architecture) a shelf at the bottom of a window inside a room
2. (Architecture) a horizontal piece along the outside lower member of a window, that throws water clear of the wall below
3. (Architecture) the lower horizontal member of a window or door frame
4. (Architecture) a continuous horizontal member placed on top of a foundation wall in order to carry a timber framework
5. (Geological Science) a flat usually horizontal mass of igneous rock, situated between two layers of older sedimentary rock, that was formed by an intrusion of magma
[Old English syll; related to Old Norse svill sill, Icelandic svoli tree trunk, Old High German swella sill, Latin solum ground]

sill

(sɪl)

n.
1. a horizontal piece or member beneath a window, door, or other opening.
2. a horizontal timber, block, or the like, serving as a foundation of a wall, house, etc.
3. a tabular body of intrusive igneous rock, ordinarily between beds of sedimentary rocks or layers of volcanic ejecta.
[before 900; Middle English sille, Old English syl, sylle, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sulle]

sill

(sĭl)
An approximately horizontal sheet of igneous rock located between layers of older rock.

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A horizontal sheet of igneous rock intruded between sedimentary rock layers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sill - structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structuresill - structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure
doorsill, doorstep, threshold - the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway
structural member - support that is a constituent part of any structure or building
windowsill - the sill of a window; the horizontal member at the bottom of the window frame
2.sill - (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
Translations
عَتَبَه، أُسْكُفَّه
parapet
karm
sylla; òröskuldur
palangė
palodze

sill

[sɪl] N
1. (= windowsill) → alféizar m
2. (Aut) → umbral m

sill

[ˈsɪl] n
[window] → rebord m (de la fenêtre)
[door] → seuil m
[car] → bas m de marche

sill

nSims m or nt; (= windowsill)(Fenster)sims m or nt; (esp of wood) → Fensterbrett nt; (= doorsill)Schwelle f (on car) → Türleiste f

sill

[sɪl] n
a. (also windowsill) → davanzale m
b. (Aut) → predellino
c. (Geol) (of corrie) → soglia

sill

(sil) noun
a ledge of wood, stone etc at the foot of an opening, such as a window or a door. The windows of the old house were loose, and the sills were crumbling.
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The outside cill should shed any water running down the window, away from the wall beneath.
The range of family homes due for completion by Christmas have traditional chimneys, Old English-style buff brickwork and stone heads and cills.
With windows flush to vertical internal wall, the Pietra di Lecce folds in from the facade to wrap reveals, lintels and cills, so augmenting the perception of building mass.