The Concise Dictionary (1992)

Glossary

Aaron’s rod
abacus
acanthus
accolade
accouplement
acropodium
acropolis
acroteral
acroteria
acroterial
acroterium
addorsed
adytum
aedes
aedicula
aedicule
aedile
aedility
aerugo
Aesymnium
affronted
agger
agiasterium
agnus dei
agora
agrafe
aileron
aisle
aisled
alabastrites
album
alette
Alexandrine
Alhambra
alien priory
alipterion
almonry
alms gate
altar
altar frontal
altar-tomb
ambo
amphiprostyle
amphitheater
ancones
androsphinx
angular capital
annular molding
anta
antechurch
antefixae
antependium
anthemion
anthemion molding
apophyge
apse
apteral
aqueduct
Arabesque
araeostyle
arcade
arch
archaic
archiepiscopal cross
architrave
archivolt
arcuated
arena
astragal
astylar
Atlantes
atrium
attic base
attic storey
aumbry
back
baldachin
baldaquin
balection molding
balistraria
balk
ball flower
balustrade
barocco
Baroque
bartizan
base
base block
basilica
basket capital
bas-relief
bastion
bay leaf garland
bead molding
beakhead
bed molding
beehive
bell capital
bergere
billet
bird’s beak molding
blind tracery
block
block capital
blocking course
boss
brattishing
bucrane
bucranium
Byzantine
ca’
cable molding
calf’s tongue molding
campanile
cancello
cancellus
candelabrum
canopy
cap
capella
capital
caryatid
cashel
castle
castrum
catacomb
catacumba
cathedra
cathedral
caulcole
cavalier
cave dwelling
cell
cella
celure
central tower
chain course
chain molding
chalet
chancel
chancel arch
channel
chantry chapel
chaori
chaplet
chapter room
checker
cherub
chevron
chevron molding
choir
choir screen
chultune
Churrigueresque
ciborium
circus
city cross
clearstory
close
coliseum
colonnade
column
columna rostrata
columnar
common room
composite order
concalli
confessio
consecration cross
coping
corbeille
corbel
cordoni
Corinthian order
cornice
couple
coupled column
coussinet
credence
crepidoma
crocket capital
cross
crossbanding
crown
crypt
cryptoporticus
Crystal Palace
cum
cupola
curtain
cusp
Cyclopean masonry
cyma reversa
cymatium
dado
dagoba
dalan
dallan
dar
decastyle
decoration
decorative art
Della Robia ware
demicolumn
demilune
dentil
device
diagonal rib
diameter
diaphragm arch
dipteral
diptych
divan
dodecastyle
dome
domus
Doric order
double capital
dress circle
drum
dugout
Easter sepulchre
eaves
ecclesiology
echal
echauguette
egg and anchor
egg and dart
egg and tongue
Egyptian style
embankment
embrasure
Empire style
en suite
engaged column
English Regency style
entablature
entasis
epinaos
escutcheon
eustyle
exedra
extrados
eyelet
facade
face
facet
faience
falling mold
fan roof
fan window
fane
fanlight
fasces
fascia
fastigium
fauces
favissa
feathering
fence
fenestella
fenestral
fenestration
feretory
ferme ornee
festoon
fillet
finial
fire altar
Flamboyant
flan
flat
fleche
fleur-de-lis
fleur-de-lys
fleuron
floriate
floriated
florid
flute
fluting
fly
fly gallery
fodera
fodero
foil
foliate
foliation
fondamenta
font
font over
foot base
footing stone
footstall
footstone
fore choir
forecourt
formal garden
formeret
fornication
forniciform
fornix
fort
fortification
fortress
forum
fosse
foundation stone
fountain
foyer
fract table
fractable
frame house
framed house
frater
frater house
fresco
fresco-secco
fretwork
friary
frigidarium
front
frontal
frontispiece
fronton
frustum
full-centered
fumoir
fusarole
gable
gablet
gaine
galbe
galilee
galilee porch
galleria
gallery
gallery of mirrors
garden
garden house
garderobe
gargoyle
garret
garth
gatch
gate chambers
gate house
gate tower
geison
geminate
Georgian architecture
ghat
ghaut
ghetto
giglio
girandole
girdle
glasis
glebe
glebe house
glory
glyph
glyptothek
golden section
gopura
gorge
gorgon
Gothic architecture
Gothic dome
Gothic style
gradine
Graecostasis
graffito
grange
grave monument
gravestone
grecque
Greek cross
green room
griffin
grille
grisaille
groin
groin arch
groin point
groin rib
groin vault
groining
grotesque
grotto
grouped
guard house
guglia
guilloche
gula
gutta
gymnasium
gynaeceum
gynaecium
hacienda
haematinum
hagioscope
haikal
haikal screen
half-relief
hall church
hall of mirrors
halo
hance
hanging buttress
hanging garden
harmonic proportions
Hathoric
hathplace
haunch
hearse
hecatonstylon
heel
heelpost
helix
heptastylar
heptastyle
heraldry
Hermes
heroum
hexaprostyle
hexastylos
hieracosphinx
hieroglyph
hieron
high chancel
hill fort
hindpost
hip knob
hippodrome
hollow newel
holy sepulchre
honeycomb work
horizontal cornice
horn
horn center
horseshoe
hospitium
hypaethral
hypaethros
hypaethrum
hyperoon
hyperthyrum
hypobasis
hypocaust
hypogaeum
hypophyge
hypopodium
hyposcenium
hypostyle
hypotrachelium
icon
iconography
iconostasis
imbrex
imbricated
imbrication
impasto
impluvium
impost
impost block
incantada
inclination
incrustation
insula
insular
intaglio
inter
interaxial
intercolumniation
intercupola
interfenestration
interglyph
interlace
interlacing arch
intermodillion
intermural
International Style
intersecting arcade
intertriglyph
intinerary pillar
intonaco
intrados
invert
Ionic order
isocephalous
isodomum
Italian furniture
Jacobean architecture
jacquemart
Janus
Jesse window
jetty
keyhole
keystone
kiosk
kiosque
kirk
kneeler
kneestone
knot work
knotted column
knotted columns
knotted pier
labarum
labyrinth
laconicum
lacunar
lady chapel
lalique
lambrequin
lancet
Lancet style
lancet window
lantern
lantern cross
larmier
Lateran
Latin cross
lattice
leading
lean-to
lectern
lectorium
ledge
ledger
lenox
lesche
letter
libbey glass
lich gate
lich stone
light
limoges
linen pattern
linenfold
lintel
lion motif
lip
list
loculi
loculus
locutorium
lodge
loggia
loggie
lookout
lookum
loop
loose box
lotus
lotus capital
Louis Quatorze Architecture
Louis Quinze Architecture
Louis Seize Architecture
Louis XIV style
Louis XV style
Louis XVI style
lozenge
lych gate
macellum
machicolation
magazine
majolica
mandoral
Mannerist style
manor house
manse
mansion
manubial column
Manueline style
market cross
marquetry
marquise
martello tower
martyrium
mascaron
mask
mason’s mark
mastaba
mausoleum
medallion
megalith
megalithic
megaron
meissen
membretto
memorial cross
memorial window
menhir
merlon
metope
metroon
meurtriere
midwall column
mihrab
miliary pillar
minaret
minbar
minster
Minton porcelain
mirador
miserere
misericord
miter
mitre
moat
moat hill
modelling
modillion
module
molding
monastery
monochromy
monogram
monolith
monopodium
monopteron
monopteros
monostyle
monotriglyphic
monstrance
montant
Moorish
Moresque
mosaic
mosque
motive
mutule
nailhead
naos
narthex
nave
nebuly molding
neck
neck molding
necking
necropolis
Neoantique
Neo-classical style
nervure
newel
newel post
niche
nook shaft
notch ornament
obelisk
octagon
octastyle
oculus
oeil de boeuf
ogival
ogive
onion dome
opaion
opisthodomos
opus
opus Alexandrinum
opus graecanium
opus incertum
opus interrasile
opus isodomum
opus latericium
opus lateritium
opus listatum
opus pseudisodomum
opus quadratum
opus reticulatum
opus sectile
opus signinum
opus spicatum
opus tectorium
opus testaceum
orangerie
orangery
oratory
orders of architecture
organ
organ chamber
organ gallery
oriel
orientation
orle
orlet
orthostyle
ossature
ossuary
oubliette
oundy
outporch
ovolo
ovum
oxeye
pagoda
p’ai lou
paillette
paillon
pala
palace
palais
palimpsest
palisade
palm capital
palmate
palmette
pampre
panache
pane work
panel strip
panelling
panorama
Papal cross
papier-mache
parabema
paradisus
parapet
parascenium
parastadae
parastas
paratorium
paratory
parclose
parget work
pargetting
paris turret
park
parodos
pellet molding
penaria
pendant
pendentive
penetralia
penitentiary
pentastylos
penthouse
pergola
pergolo
peribolos
peridromos
peripteral
peripteros
peristalith
peristele
peristerium
peristylar
peristyle
perron
persienne
pew
pew chair
pharos
Philadelphia Chippendale
piazza
Pict’s house
picture gallery
piedroit
pigtail and periwig style
pila
pilaster
pilaster mass
pilaster strip
pilastrata
pile dwelling
pilotis
pinacotheca
pinnacle
pirca
piscina
pit
pit dwelling
placard
plafond
plaisance
planceer
plane of a column
plant
plantband
plaque
platea
platform residence
plating
plaza
pleasance
plenum fan
plexiform
plinth
plinth block
plinth course
plow
Pnyx
podium
poecile
Pointed architecture
polygonal building
pomel
pommel
pont
ponte
porch
porch chamber
portal
portcullis
porte cochere
portico
porticus
postern
posticum
pot construction
poultry cross
pourtour
powdering room
power house
poyntell
poyntill
pozzo
praecinctio
praetorium
prayer cross
preaching crosss
Pre-Columbian
predella
presbyterium
presence chamber
presidio
press bed
pricket
prie-dieu
priest’s door
priory
prism light
pro-cathedral
prodomos
profile
promenade
pronaos
propylaea
propylaeum
propylaia
propylon
proscenium
proscenium arch
proscenium box
proscenium wall
prostas
prostasis
prostyle
prostylos
prothesis
prothyron
prothyrum
proto-Doric
proto-Ionic
protomai capital
prytaneium
pseudisodomum
pseudoclassic architecture
pseudo-dipteral
pseudo-dipteros
pseudo-peripteral
pseudoprostyle
pteroma
pteron
pueblo
pueblo house
pulpit
pulpitum
pulvin
pump room
puncheon
pycnostyle
pylon
quadrangle
quadriga
quatrefoil
Queen Anne architecture
rayonnant
rear vault
Regency style
regulus
Reignier work
Renaissance architecture
reredos
Restoration furniture
retrochoir
reverse ogee molding
rib
rocaille
Rockingham porcelain
Rococo architecture
Roman Order
Romanesque style
rood
rood loft
rood screen
roof
roof garden
rostral column
rover
runic knot
rustic work
S. Andrew’s cross
sacrament chapel
sacrament house
sacrarium
sacred tent
sacristy
sainte chapelle
salle des sas perdus
sally
salutatorium
sanctuary
sanctuary screen
sanctus bell
sarcophagi
sarcophagus
Saxon architecture
scabellon
scabellum
scagliola
scala cordonata
scalloped capital
scamillus
schloss
scoinson arch
sconce
sconcheon
Scotch crown
scotia
screen
screen chamber
screen wall
scroll
scullery
seat
sedilia
sekos
semicolumn
semidome
seminar room
septa
sepulchral
sepulchre
sepulchre light
seraglio
serdab
settle
severy
sgraffito
shaft ring
shafted impost
shafting
shank
shanty
shelf
shot tower
shot window
shrine
slab house
solarium
sotto portico
spandrel
spandrel wall
specus
speos
Sphinx
spina
spira
spire light
spirelet
spring house
springer
spur
squinch
stadium
stage
stalactite
stalactite work
stalagmite
stalk
stall
stamba
stanza
star molding
stencil
stencil plate
step log
stereobate
stiacciato
stinash
stippling
stoa
stockade
stone setting
stoneware
stool
stoup
strap ornament
strap work
stupa
stylobate
sudatio
sudatory
suite
summerhouse
sun pole
sundial
suovetaurilia
supercapital
supercilium
supercolumniation
surbase
surface arcade
suth door
swag
swan neck
syene granite
syenite
syle
symbolical column
syrinx
systyle
tabernacle
tabernacle frame
tabernacle work
tablinum
tabularium
taenia
tailloir
tailpiece
tall boy
tambour
taper
tapestry
taproom
tarras
tarsia
tau cross
tazza
tchish
tebi
tee’pee
tegula
tel
telamon
telesterion
temenos
tempietto
templum
teocalli
teopan
tepidarium
term
terminus
terre pleine
terrones work
tessellar
tessellate
tester
testudo
tetrapylon
tetrastoon
tetrastyle
thalamium
theologeion
thermae
theseion
tholobate
tholos
throne room
thymele
tierceron
tiers point
tipi
ti’pi
tiyotipi
tolmen
tondino
tope
toran
torana
torch
torso
totem pole
tower
trabeated
trabeation
trachelium
transenna
transept
trascoro
tre cento
trecentisti
treenail
trefoil
trellis
triapsidal
tribunal
triclinium
triclinium funebre
triforium
triglyph
trilith
trilithon
trinity column
triplet
tripod
trompe
trunk
Tudor architecture
Tudor flower
tumulus
tupik
turret
Tuscan architecture
Tuscan order
tympanum
unbending column
unburnt
uncoarsed
unctorium
undercroft
underpitch groining
underthroating
upper croft
urn
vase
vasistas
vaulting cell
vaulting course
vaulting shaft
vaulting tile
velarium
veneer
Venetian dentil
veranda
verandah
vermiculation
vestiary
vestibule
vestibulum
vestry
vestry hall
viaduct
vicarage
Victorian architecture
vihara
vista
Vitruvian
Vitruvian scroll
vivarium
volcanic stone
volute
vomitorium
voussoir
wagon-headed
wall chamber
wall tower
watch tower
watching loft
water tower
wattle
wattle and dab
wattle and daub
wattling
wave molding
wave scroll
wayside cross
weathercock
well curb
wicker
wicket
wickyup
wigwam
wilderness
windbreak
wreathed column
xenodocheion
xenodocheum
xyst
xystus
zaccab
zeta
zigzag
zoophoric
zoophoric column
zoophoric pillar
zoophorus
zophorus
zwinger

Sources Cited

Jones, Frederic H. The Concise Dictionary of Architectural and Design History. Los Altos, California: Crisp Publications, Inc., 1992.