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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 window frame which prevented anyone from sitting on the outer sill was being forced out by two footmen, who were evidently flurried and intimidated by the directions and shouts of the gentlemen around.
Cocky had darted to the side, but, even as he darted, and as the cat landed on the sill, the cat's paw flashed out sidewise and Cocky leaped straight up, beating the air with his wings so little used to flying.
Grasping the sill I pulled myself up to a sitting posture without looking into the building, and gazed down at the baffled animal beneath me.
There was naught to keep me from that balcony now, and with a long, running leap I sprang far aloft until my hands grasped its lowest sill.
The students stood up on their stools and craned their heads forward to get a better view of me, and two little girls jumped upon the sill of an open window where they could see more plainly.
Witness Harker went to the open window and leaned out across the sill, faint and sick.
Here is the print of a foot in mould upon the sill.
The open window, the blood on the sill, the queer card, the marks of boots in the corner, the gun
Of course I said fair and square at once what I had done, and why; then I showed the master the flies, some crushed and some crawling about helpless, and I showed him the wings on the window sill.
I left him, miserable enough, leaning on the sill of my window, with his face hidden in his hands and Penelope peeping through the door, longing to comfort him.
The room was upon the second floor of the house, and opposite the window to which their attention had been attracted was a large tree, a branch of which spread to within a few feet of the sill.
The flame moved, flickered, and shone small but brilliant on the very sill.