Definition of Baldachin

1. Noun. Ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar).

Generic synonyms: Canopy



Definition of Baldachin

1. n. A rich brocade; baudekin.

Definition of Baldachin

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of baldacchin) ¹

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Definition of Baldachin

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baldachin

bald-faced hornet
bald-headed
bald-pated
bald as a coot
bald cypress
bald eagle
bald eagles
bald earn
bald erne
bald patch
bald patches
bald tongue
bald wig
baldacchin
baldacchins
baldachin (current term)
baldachino
baldachinos
baldachins
baldaquin
baldaquins
baldare
balded
balder
balderdash
balderdashed
balderdashes
balderdashing
baldest
baldfaced

Literary usage of Baldachin

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... for the height and elegance of its tower, its stained glass, and the fine Pyrenean marbles used in the high altar, the baldachin, and the sanctuary. ..."

2. Sicily, the New Winter Resort: An Encyclopaedia of Sicily by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1907)
"'baldachin, INLAID WITH PRECIOUS STONES, IN THE CATHEDRAL AT MESSINA Barbers' saloons are the poor people's clubs. They shave well, but it is a long job, ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"By a baldachin, as applied to an altar, we understand such structures to be meant as exist ... Those who desire to see a baldachin, as generally understood, ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"baldachin : A canopy-like ornament in stone or bronze over the altar in some Roman Catholic churches, designed originally to protect the Eucharist from ..."

5. Gartenflora: Monatsschrift Fur Deutsche und Schweizerische Garten- und by Eduard Regel (1899)
"Vor der schwarzen Wandtafel ist ein rotbrauner baldachin errichtet, dessen Hintergrund das Banner der Hochschule ziert, während vor dem Banner die Büste ..."

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