rood screen


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

rood screen

n.
In medieval churches, an often openwork wall-like screen separating the choir from the nave and extending upward to the rood beam.
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.

rood screen

n
(Architecture) a partition of stone or wood, often richly carved and decorated, that separates the chancel from the main part of a church: it is surmounted by a crucifix (rood), and was an important feature of medieval churches, though in England many rood screens were destroyed at the Reformation
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

rood′ screen`


n.
a screen separating the nave from the choir or chancel of a church.
[1835–45]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rood screen - a screen in a churchrood screen - a screen in a church; separates the nave from the choir or chancel
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
screen - partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

rood screen

nLettner m (spec)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in periodicals archive ?
Inside is a medieval rood screen, but the real reason for coming here is to climb the flinty tower for the magnificent view.
In what sort of building would you find a rood screen? A A library B A church C A university D A police station 9.
There is also a beautiful rood screen which is carved out of Irish oak, as well as a chest carved out of a solid tree trunk with three locks that it is believed was used for protecting parish valuables.
"The pageboys and bridesmaids will follow her and then at the Rood Screen Prince Charles will meet her to accompany her up the nave to the alter where she'll marry Harry."
In truth, Gloucester Cathedral in Festival mode does not offer much in terms of available performing space, so gratifyingly packed is the audience, but its organ gallery with its decorative rood screen provided splendid vantage points for Mahler's ringing children's chorus, his extra brass-players summoning the very opposite of the Last Trump, and, not least, the heart-melting Mater Gloriosa to whose intercession we flawed mortals we all aspire.
A tarpaulin he found in the wood, painted a vivid blue in contrast to the surroundings in a more muted colour, hangs like a soft, sensous material over one tree representing a pulled-aside curtain, and the work is called The Rude Screen, a play on the rood screen which pre-reformation separated congregation from the priest.
The Rood Screen in St Philip's Church commemorates him.
"There were some extraordinary discoveries, including a secret love between a local woman and the Italian blacksmith who built the beautiful rood screen.
It is probably a verge and foliot clock because it was mounted over the rood screen where refilling a water clock would be extremely difficult.
like a rood screen by the setting sun across the sky,
In place of what would have been the original rood screen, a partition wall separates the nave from the choir.