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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.