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Meaning of APSE

Pronunciation:  aps

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
 

APSE is a 4 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: apsis
 
 See Also: church, church building, niche, recess, tribune

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Apse\, n.; pl. Apses. [See {Apsis}.]
1. (Arch.)
   (a) A projecting part of a building, esp. of a church,
       having in the plan a polygonal or semicircular
       termination, and, most often, projecting from the east
       end. In early churches the Eastern apse was occupied
       by seats for the bishop and clergy. Hence:
   (b) The bishop's seat or throne, in ancient churches.

2. A reliquary, or case in which the relics of saints were
   kept.

Note: This word is also written apsis and absis.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

ada programming support environment

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ambry, arcade, arcature, arch, arched roof, archway, baptistery, blindstory, camber, ceilinged roof, chancel, choir, cloisters, concameration, concha, confessional, confessionary, cove, crypt, cupola, diaconicon, diaconicum, dome, Easter sepulcher, geodesic dome, igloo, keystone, nave, ogive, porch, presbytery, rood loft, rood stair, rood tower, sacrarium, sacristy, skewback, span, transept, triforium, vault, vaulting, vestry, voussoir
 

 

 

 

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